This is my entry for week 1 of VPNaNoEmo. I'm a bit late because I am sick with strep, yet again. I cannot stay well these days. *sigh* Anyhow...
I was totally uninspired. I had a few ideas, but I have been feeling blarg and my eyes are hurting from the sickies, so I just didn't think I'd be very good at detailed pixel shading. Quite a while ago I had an idea to do an emote pirate map, so I set about that. Honestly, as simple as it looks, it took me a good 3-4 hours to figure out all of the elements and to pixel them. I am most proud of that compass; Jim's favorite is the ship.
The background is a pixel parchment design of my own making. The font is a modified version of my Pixel Vampire font.
Probably not the most stellar entry, but pretty good for feeling so ick.
Better Late than NaNano - VPNaNoEmoThe fun begins August 1st!!
Last year we ran a special NaNoEmo in June. It was solely for Visual Purpose Emoticons. What does that mean? It means emoticons that are created to look at, not for use in chats or comments. Basically, pretty emoticon pictures. However, visual emotes can also include useful things like icons, stamps, etc. The key is that care is taken to create an emoticon "scene", usually with a detailed background.
I am gonna defer to the journal written last year by Synfull. It outlines what the challenge is about and how to participate. The good thing about VP NaNoEmo is that the goal is not one-a-day, but one-a-week, and smaller emote scenes (like avatars) count. So, get boned up, and if you're ready to participate, sign up.
Note that I know we're 2 months late, and notice of this is really last minute. My apologies. However, NaNo has always been a big motivator in the emoticon community and I hope it inspires a few old-timers, and newcomers, t