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Welcome to PetalWings, the icon journal of luinorne. It is much like any other, to be filled with 100x100 bits of graphic art inspired by various subjects. My main inspiration comes from Battlestar Galactica (especially the character of Number Six) and the beautiful Tricia Helfer, but I do branch out once in a long while.

I don't intend to bore you with the mundane trifles of an icon journal, as I suspect you know them well already. I do, however want to specify that I have different reasons than most for following them.
~Nearly the only reason I'd like you to mention me is for others to come to this journal and find icons similar to those that you've liked. Also, since I won't be posting icons in my personal journal, please reference to petalwings. (The real credit goes to the people who take and are in the photographs I use. They are the real artists.)
~Also, I'd like to grow as an icon maker, so knowing what you like and have taken via comments is extremely helpful and greatly appreciated.
~I'm not entirely fond or good with text, so many of my icons are "silent". However, this does not mean that you should slap whatever text you'd like on them. This alters the artistic expression and changes what I've intended it to be. If you really need text or other atlerations to an icon I've made, please let me know and I'll do my best to accomodate your request.
~The one rule I am absolutely strict on is no hotlinking. Photobucket is a dinky program when you're not rich enough to throw money at it, and it will show no remorse if I gobble up too much bandwidth.

I've been lucky enough to win a few awards at icontests I've been brave enough to enter. The list is tiny, but hopefully it will grow.

I recently got a new computer, and have lost the list of those whose brushes, gradients, textures, etc that I've collected over the while. If you recognize something I've used, please let me know who to credit so I don't go to icon-maker hell.
Some great communities for icon resources are texturize, soaked and 100x100_brushes.
This layout was made by faceon at starlingsby100.
I use this icon table generator.

Don't forget to visit the absolutely wonderful icon communities affiliated with petalwings: serenehorizon; icon_reich
(If you'd like to affiliate, please comment in my most recent entry. ^-^)