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I worked on two more banners, this time for Willow and Giles.  I'm not sure how many more of these I want to do, but I think I'll at least try to finish off the "core four" with banners for Xander and Buffy.

    

Large versions and notes are under the cut.





Banner #5:
Willow Rosenberg

Notes:
I'm still afraid this is a little bit "too much" for Mister Camera.  The basic idea here was to push Willow into the extreme closeup, with a burning memory of Tara hovering nearby.  I found a font that seemed to be a cross between Tolkien script and Arabic, and tried to cast it in Fool's Gold.  I'm not 100% happy with the photo of Alyson here, but it is darn near impossible to find a useful pic of her where she isn't grinning.


(Version A)




Banner #6:

Rupert Giles

Notes:
As soon as I saw this pic of ASH I thought it was extremely badass.  Love the toothpick, which reminds me so much of a tiny wooden stake that it physically hurts me.  Thought the slightly smug look plastered on his mug was extremely appropriate for his arc in the story, too.  Also, I found a neat-o texture to put in the background, which reminded me somewhat of the "Red Falcon" identity Giles adopts.  Font is an older typewriter courier, traditionally spaced for manuscript style.


All banners so far:

 

Date: 2011-03-01 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dampersnspoons.livejournal.com
That Giles banner is TITS. I cannot think of a better compilation for him. I had no idea you were also exceptionally talented with photomanipulation and artwork! What else do you excel at, Mr. Boy what is Lost?

Date: 2011-03-01 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lostboy-lj.livejournal.com
Thanks B!

I just included an alternate color treatment of the Giles banner. I'm sort of torn between the two.

"What else do you excel at, Mr. Boy what is Lost?"

Well, I was a varsity wrestler in the 8th grade, so I can probably tape all of your buns together.

Date: 2011-03-01 09:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dampersnspoons.livejournal.com
Well, I was a varsity wrestler in the 8th grade, so I can probably tape all of your buns together. - 'Andrew! You've got to be number one! I won't tolerate any losers in this family! Your intensity is for shit! Win! Win! Win!'

Date: 2011-03-01 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lostboy-lj.livejournal.com
"What about you? Flip you! No, WHAT ABOUT YOU, DAD! FLIP YOU!"

Date: 2011-03-01 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dampersnspoons.livejournal.com
You know what I got for Christmas? Oh, it was a banner EFFING year at the old Bender family. I got a carton of cigarettes. The old man grabbed me and said, "Hey, smoke up Johnny!!" All right? So go home and cry to your Daddy.

You made me censor myself by example. Don't ever do that again or I'll never make you a turkey pot pie.

Date: 2011-03-01 10:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lostboy-lj.livejournal.com
You're not fooling anyone, Bender. The next screw around here that falls out will be you!

Date: 2011-03-01 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dampersnspoons.livejournal.com
Just me, just you and me. Two hits. Me hitting you, and you hitting the floor. Any time you're ready, pal!

Date: 2011-03-01 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lostboy-lj.livejournal.com
Are you guys like boyfriend-girlfriend? Steady dates? Lovers? Come on, sporto, level with me. Do you slip her the hot beef injection love and affection?

Date: 2011-03-01 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lostboy-lj.livejournal.com
No, I was just going by the TV dub version of TBC. The TV dub version is mothertouching hysterical.

Date: 2011-03-01 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dampersnspoons.livejournal.com
I like both banners, too. The top one has a bit of an orange hue, but I kind of like it. I am no help.

Date: 2011-03-01 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lostboy-lj.livejournal.com
BTW, I credit most of the Giles image to Head's spectacular shot. Doesn't he look like he's about to calmly jab that little toothpick into the heart of a vamped Smurf???

"We're not like her, Brainy Smurf. She's a hero, you see..."
Edited Date: 2011-03-01 08:33 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-03-05 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aerintine.livejournal.com
OMG GILES IS INCREDIBLE. RED FALCON INDEED.

And Tara in flames is beautiful - is she holding a candy cane?

I like Willow's face but she seems a bit airbrushed to me. And super young. Gah, her skin is so beautiful though. And I love the idea of "fools gold" to go with her banner. You've thought of everything.

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