Eh, a few hours late, but I couldn't get on the computer. :/ Anyways, here is the next challenge, and I hope you all make a little room in your schedule to submit an icon or two. :D And banners will be posted after this, I swear! xD
Theme 1: Splash of Color
This was an idea suggested by sown at the opening of the community, and I thought it was cool. :) So, the basic format is to make a black and white icon with a little color on it (AKA the 'splash of color'). This can be done in a number of ways, from light textures to colored font to choosing a specific part of the icon to be in color (a shirt, lips, eyes, etc.).
Remember that the majority (at least 50%) of the icon must be black and white! Of course, questions can be directed to this entry. ;)
Theme 2: Bold
This is a really broad theme. It can be interperted in SO many ways! Bold color, bold textures/brushes, bold as part of text, and so forth. There should be no problem in thinking of an icon that fits this theme.
*Icons due to this screened post by Friday, August 18 @ midnight PST (if you don't see voting posted up by this time but have an icon, feel free to submit it anyways, as long as the voting isn't posted).
*Maximum of three icons altogether (you may choose to only do icons for one theme, or do icons for both themes).
*You may choose to combine the two themes.
*Remember LJ standards (100x100 and 40KB or smaller) and no animation.
*See userinfo for icon submission template (icon, icon URL, theme you chose).
*Questions, comments, concerns, and affiliate requests can be made in this post.
*Have fun! :)