I have three goals in iconmaking:
1. to make several icontest communities in which people actually submit entries.
2. to be the motm at icon_crack.
3. to make icons exactly like these.
I mean, how on earth are these icons made? With magic? I honestly wouldn't be surprised if they were. If somebody was to reply to this comment saying "oh yeah, there's actually a tutorial on how to make these... but there's a catch... you have to be a wizard to do it" I wouldn't even gasp.