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BBC costume miniseries battle!

16x Pride & Prejudice
16x Emma
16x Jane Eyre

Originally this was a fourway battle, where we all entered two caps for each fandom. Unfortunately Schryosel and myself dropped out. I'm really sorry about that you guys, I should have planned this all better. But anyway, here are the results (finally!) and they are freaking gorgeous :D Thanks for entering <3

P&P 01 P&P 02 P&P 03 P&P 04 P&P 05 P&P 06 P&P 07 P&P 08
By angelamaria
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
By raiindust
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Emma 01 Emma 02 Emma 03 Emma 04 Emma 05 Emma 06 Emma 07 Emma 08
By angelamaria
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
By raiindust
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32

Jane Eyre 01 Jane Eyre 02 Jane Eyre 03 Jane Eyre 04 Jane Eyre 05 Jane Eyre 06 Jane Eyre 07 Jane Eyre 08
By angelamaria
33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
By raiindust
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48

Tags: !angelamaria, !raiindust, emma, jane eyre, pride and prejudice
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April 17 2013, 08:18:30 UTC 6 years ago Edited:  April 17 2013, 08:18:47 UTC

I'm just going to sit and stare at this post for a couple of hours. So much pretty!

My favourites are 7, 24 & 37 (angelamaria) and 13, 28 & 43 (raiindust).

I'm totally snagging LOTS.
Thank you, I'm glad you liked those ♥
Thank you so much ♥
These are so, so beautiful you guys <3 Don't even know where to start! I especiallly love the P&P and Emma ones (maybe cause those are my fav shows as well? or because they are a bit more colourful).

angelamaria; What I admire most about your style are your epic blending skills. Seriously, you can blend with just one cap such an amazing, complex icon together <3 And the way you work textures and text in the rest, i'm awed by it. I really love those three P&P icons where you blended Darcy and Elizabeth together; 1, 6 and 8. Beautiful! Your lightning is amazing as well. I'm also in love with 2 and 4 because 2; looks amazing with the silhouette and 4; awesome awesome textwork!! Other icons of yours I admire are 19 (again that epic blending with one picture and textures), 21 (what a beautiful close crop! Love the slight graininess as well, one of the best close crops I've seen for a long time), 23 (which is actually quite subtle but hilarious), 36 (whaah, those colours) and 40 (which looks amazingly put together once more). Wonderful job :D

raiindust; Your colourings could make anyone jealous! I don't how you do it, they are so vibrant and yet so pale and soft. And then there is 42, which is it's own league in itself! It's not really like the rest of your style but that icon was the one that popped out most for me. What a great use of textures there! All those blue tones and the borders really make it work, and that while the cap was so difficult. Other favourites of mine are 10 (for the lovely colours), 11 (how can you make something so simple not boring? there isn't even a whole lot to see and the tones are so neutral, but you definitely make it work!), 13 & 14 (both beautiful colours and texturework), 17 (it's almost like the colours blend in one another, really don't know how you do that), 27 (I don't find her character that interesting but wow, you guys made some serious gorgeous icons of that cap!), 29 (it's like she's actually lighting up), 41 (perfect crop) and 48 (beautiful composition).

Thank you both for participating ♥
Eeeee, thank you so much for your lovely comments! I thought I got tooooo blending-happy for this set actually, haha. I'm so glad you liked them and I'm so sorry you guys didn't get to finish yours. Everyone's busy nowadays! :s
Aw this comment ♥ I'm super thrilled you like #42. When I made it, I both loved and kind of side-eyed it all at once, but everything you mentioned is why I like it so yay! And thank you for everything else, I'm super sad you didn't manage to complete the icons, I bet they would have been gorgeous!
I'm so sorry elleaf and schryosel weren't able to join the battle! The more BBC costume drama icons there is, the better! \o/ That said, thank you so much elleaf for hosting and posting the battle. *hugs*

raiindust, your soft pastel colors are amazing as always! I especially love 2, 5, 6 and 26--the solid vibrang and soft colors you have there are beyond beautiful. And 48 in particular--I just love the composition you have here, the rose and the black and white coloring, it's absolutely perfect and fits the mood and the characters so much. ♥
Yeah I'm sorry about that too :( But I already have some saved so maybe I'll just post them sometime later. And you're very welcome! :)
Aw, thank you so much!

I think your set is such an incredible showcase of everything you can do in spectacular form. The compositions are particularly amazing, I think #19 is particularly indicative of how well you can work with a variety of aspects to create a beautiful icon. The crops of #21 and #34 are also absolutely stunning - I think #34 has this wonderfully classic feel that is absolutely gorgeous. And the bold texture use in #35 and #39 is just amazing, especially the colours that you've added (#35) and the muted tones you've developed (#39). Utterly gorgeous stuff!


6 years ago

Both of you made absolutely stunning icons of those fandoms! :)
Thanks! ♥
This is such a beautiful post. <3 I'm sad I couldn't complete mine in time but I'll definitely be posting the ones I did finish to my comm soon.

angelamaria: I love the way you've tackled your icons - the blending is so nicely and seamlessly done and the colours and light are all so soft and glowy. Favourites are 2, 3, 5, 24, 33 and 40.

raiindust: Just how do you do your soft, pastel icons? They're all so lovely and fit in with the subject of period drama so well. I particularly love 4, 5, 25 and 48 (this one is really stunning!).
Thank youuu~ I think I got a bit blending-happy with this set, haha. I'm glad you think they're well done, as I admire YOU so much for your blending and compositional skills ♥
Thank you so much ♥