My entry for the Emoticon Opus Contest. Theme: Static Impact ---> [link]
When thinking about what I could do for this contest, my mind went back to an idea from about 6 months ago. When *Ravenswd
was working on his entry for the February ETMC, he and I had toyed around with doing an emote lost at sea. He instead went with his Escape Pod theme (essentially a lost in space theme). [link]
I made up my mind that I would eventually do the lost at sea idea.
I'm sure this could work as an animated piece, but I do think it's quite dramatic as a static. I tried so many different things with the water before finally settling on this technique. Some of you will see that I fell back upon my tried and true method of sky pixelling. While I tend to use those sunrise/sunset colors a bit, for this piece it was really necessary to set-off all of the blue. Though, I did use a slightly different dither technique this time.
Once I got the technique for the sea, the piece didn't take that long. About a half an hour overall.
As with most of my smileys, you may use this on and off dA, without my permission. The only thing I ask is that you keep the file name in tact and don't remove any credit information. If you do use it for something, it would be nice if you could comment and let me know. It encourages me to make more smileys if I know people are using/enjoying them. Please note, this piece is NOT available for commercial use.***