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Periodically, I will feature an artwork that recently caught my eye. It may be high art or simple doodles, but it's something that moved me enough to want to share. To see past Daily features, check out this folder

I write, too!


RELATIVITY_The heroes by FranciscoETCHART


RelativityComic is a fiction series written by Ravenswd and myself. It follows the adventures of Team Torrent, a superhero team juggling family, crimefighting, live and love.

:bulletblack: You can also find more of my general writing
on my other account mirz333 :bulletblack:
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About Faves/Watches & A Small Request


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If you feature me or my art in a journal or News article, please comment and let me know. I appreciate the support and would love to drop by and post a personal "thank you" for the feature.

In the past, I really loved to visit the pages of my visitors and thank them for faving my work and/or for devWatching me. Unfortunately, I now receive so many faves and watches a day that if I thanked for all of them, I would never have time to create new art. So, if you have favorited one of my pieces, or added me to your Watch list, please know I am very grateful and accept my sincerest thanks.

2016 Art in Review

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 22, 2017, 4:11 PM
I just posted the 2016 Summary of Art Meme and it was pretty pathetic. While I did create more art on my mirz333 account, overall 2016 was just a bad art year for me. Art block was some of it. Real-life drama was a lot of it. Couple that with a terrible multi-year bout of depression (which finally broke near the end of the year), it was just a disaster.

That said, there were a few highlights. NaNoEmo which was co-hosted by me and Synfull really helped drag me back into emoji-making. Then the  Emoticonist Advent Calendar Project 2016 hosted by Krissi001 built on that and got me back into more detailed pixelling. So a huge thank you to those two. While I'm not sure if I'll ever be back to my "golden days" of emoticon-ing, I do hope 2017 will be better art wise for me.

That said, with so few pieces created, I have decided to skip my yearly top-10 countdown of my favorite pieces, and just post a few of my faves in no particular order.




Day23-Drummer Boy by Mirz123

This is one of my favorite pieces because it was such a challenge to pixel. So much of the character of a person is their clothing, so it can be very difficult to create an emoticon that is recognizable without a shirt/dress/etc. Props are important, but they can sometimes obscure the emote or be distracting. Creating the Little Drummer Boy proved quite tricky, as well as setting up the whole scene in the small template for the Emoticonist Advent Calendar. In the end, I am proud how it turned out, and was happy I could pixel one of my all-time favorite Christmas songs.

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Day 22 - Christmas Morning by Mirz123

This one is one of my faves for nostalgia's sake. Back in the "good ol' days" of the emoticon community, most of the artists had character representations of themselves. Mine was/is Minnie, the monkey girl. And my real-life husband's character was Jamocha. One of the last "events" we had planned was a wedding picture which we hoped to feature other emoticonists' characters attending the big day. Well, that never happened, but I knew the two ended up tying the knot. It was fun to show just what happened to the two -- they started a family.

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2016 NaNoEmo - #14 Archangel by Mirz123

I'm a big fan-girl of angels, and have quite a few angel emoji in my gallery. One of my favorites is the archangel, Michael. When working on NaNoEmo, I knew I wanted to finally create an emoticon version of him. Though simple, I think it turned out rather well, and is one of my personal all-time favorites.

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Stalkers Stalk Stamp by Mirz123

This piece is one of my favorites, but not for the reason most people would think. I don't particularly like stalkers and don't want to celebrate them -- generally or personally. However, as I mentioned above, it can be tricky to create an emoticon that looks the look. For a stalker, it was important to do the hat and the glasses and the trenchcoat. After quite a few tries, I managed to come up with this design, and I think it looks great.

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2016 NaNoEmo - #9 Nail-Biter by Mirz123

Simple animations are admittedly easier than longer/complex animations. However, they can be more tricky as you have to convey something in a much smaller space. I have long wanted to do a "biting your nails" emoticon, but wasn't quite sure how to pull it off. This one took a lot longer than you would think, as I tried various things. In the end, I settled on this design and it worked well. Just a small personal accomplishment.




As always, thank you all for your continued support, even though my MIA moments. I am glad you all still like my work and look forward to making more emoticons for your use in the future.

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BradLeeSP Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017
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Wyzzel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heart of Gold I love your emoti´s, there are so sweet and huge varied! :icondinolaplz:
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lexxii Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Gallery & Invite to join Global Super Group :star: :iconcutieshots: :star: & :new: Chat room :star: Please join soon :star: xoLexxiiCutieShots
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roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016   General Artist
I wish you every success and assure you of my support. Hug
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H-U-L-I Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
I love your stamps!:happybounce: Heart  There is beauty in small things! 
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