This is the story of the shiney pidgey. Basically, this guy sits playing pokémon and spots this rare pidgey. At the very same time, his sad girlfriend walks in, crying, cause her cat died. Apparently this guy thinks the pidgey is way more lulz and decides to catch it rather than comforting her. Girlfriend gets mad and throws the gameboy at the wall, utterly destroying the rare pidgey. The guy then proceeds to hitting her and destorying whatever friendship they might have had.
You get the gist.
Oh, and: Cyanide.
Wow! your improved a lot your way of make icons!
Those arrows are a Win. I really like your new style. The yellow "kame hame ha" thing isnt so good, and the fires are just fires. But i really like those arrows, only i suggest you to improve (a lot) is shadow and highlights. Are too plane atm.
Have phun in your vacations! Cya!
Well, the icon in general. xD
Im not sure what is that, but i think its a lighting or a "hame kame ha" thing. xD
Try to dont use the smudge tool so much, isnt a good tool really in the most of cases. There are many ways to get a thing like that without use the smudge.
A Tip: Use the Brush tool and takes advantage of all its features. Changing the Opacity and the size of the brush when you draw its that i do. And use a lot of layers, that helps and its useful when you edit your icon. I dont use GIMP so i dont know so much about it. But in photoshop you can add effect to specific layers, use those too.
About the icon, i suggest you to add some lighthings and some explosion at the end. I dont sure about that blue thing, maybe change its color to some more lighten.
Keep working m8!
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