boundbooks: An image of deep space, with a cluster of blue and white stars in the lower right hand corner. (stars: blue swirl)
10 icons for [community profile] chromicons's Seven Week Challenge: Round 1 - BODY PARTY.

These photos are from a series of jewelery ads for Tanishq, an Indian jewelry company. They were shot by fashion photographer Suresh Natarajan (his professional website). Full photo set at [personal profile] ingridmatthews's post on [community profile] multibeautiful. They're stunning photos, and I highly recommend checking out the full versions.

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Suresh Natarajan's photography, for Tanishq
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If you take one, please credit Suresh Natarajan. As long as you credit Suresh Natarajan, feel free to remix or use these icons as bases.

Comments or extra credit to myself ([personal profile] boundbooks) is lovely, but not required.
boundbooks: A black and white photo of Anna May Wong wearing 1930's American casual fashion, upsidedown on a bright blue background. (anna may wong: blue upsidedown)
10 icons from [community profile] chromicons Seven Week Challenge. Round 4: Rainbow Challenge

I first heard about Nellie Kim over at [community profile] multibeautiful. To quote [personal profile] nanila's post: "Nellie Kim was a half-Sakhalin Korean, half-Tatar Soviet gymnast. She won five gold medals in 1976 and 1980 and was considered one of the most elegant and expressive performers on the floor. She was the first woman to perform the full twisting Tsukahara vault in Olympic competition in the 1976 Olympics." In addition, she "was the first woman in Olympic history to earn a perfect 10 score on the vault and the first to earn it on the floor exercise." (Wikipedia) After her retirement from Olympic competition at age twenty-three, Nellie went on to become an international and Olympic judge, and led the 2004 overhaul of the Olympic gymnastic scoring criteria.

I picked Nellie Kim for this round after seeing the post on [community profile] multibeautiful. For me, it's rare enough to find other half-Asian people, nevermind finding a half-Asian legendary international gymnast. I'm glad that I found out about Nellie Kim. In my search for images, I came across a rather poignant blog post, MotleySu: Ode to a Gymnastics Queen (August 2008), in which the author talks about what seeing Nellie Kim meant to her as a half-Korean girl in the 1970s.

For more current information about Nellie Kim and her career, check out the following: International Gymnast Online Interview - Nellie Kim (Belarus/FIG) (June 2010)


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If you take one, credit and a comment would be lovely, but neither are required.
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (flower: orange blooms)
10 icons for the [community profile] chromicons Seven Week Challenge. Source Image: Anna May Wong

One of the things that most annoyed Anna May Wong, Los Angeles-born silent film star, was that she was continually typecast as a "Butterfly" or "Dragon Lady," as well as denied the starring role in The Good Earth due to Hays Code anti-miscegenation rules. The leading lady role was instead played by an actress in yellow face, while Wong was offered the role of the seductive villain, which she turned down. So, when making these icons, I deliberately chose a photo where she was wearing the type of clothes for the type of role that she wished she could play.


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If you take one, credit and a comment would be lovely, but neither are required.

Resource Credits
Vector Line Brushes 2 by PhysicalMagic
Paper Brushes by crazykira-resources
Various Paper Pieces by Hest1a
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (harry potter: griffindor and slytherin)
The Rules:
1. You must credit makani, since it is her art. I have made this easy to remember, as all file names carry 'art_by_makani' as part of their name. Her website can be found at acciobrain! if you wish to link it.
2. I have no preference either way if you choose to/choose not to credit [personal profile] boundbooks
3. Do not hotlink, please! :)
4. Comments are nice but not required. <3
5. As long as you credit makani, feel free to remix/use as bases/cover in purple glitter these icons.

Total Icon Count: 186
Teasers:



Note: A great deal of the icons are simply different crops of a single bit of fan-art. I like having lots of options, and it's reflected in what I made. :P

Below you shall find various Gryffindors, Slytherins, a Ravenclaw, Malfoys, Professors, Weasleys, Aurors, Dark Arts, Death Eaters, convicts, Animagi, a house-elf, some Dramione, and Crookshanks. )
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