I am a huge fan of fan-art emotes and this one is great. Readily recognizable and lovely white shading.
What I love even more than fan-art emotes are superhero fan-art emotes. This Captain America is great. Love the shield.
An absolutely adorable green emote with a well-pixelled shamrock. Lovely work.
More Well-Known Emoticonists
A punny take on the classic song. Awesome pixelling and animation. A fun piece.
Probably one of the most controversial emotes ever made, it remains a true classic. Fun take on ~fool's work.
Emoticon Fun - Guess the Style
A bandwagon swept through the emoticon community recently where artists questioned if their styles were unique or like another emoticonist. To that end, below are a variety of basic emoticons done by various artist. Can you guess who they are by their shading and/or style?
Three 2-Minute Interview
The Unknown Emoticonists feature was created to showcase the works of lesser-known artists in the community. The hope was to give these up-and-coming emoticonists some additional exposure. In that spirit, each issue will present a mini-interview with an active emoticonist who has been previously featured in this series. Short and sweet, we hope these Q&As will help you learn more about this artist.
Each interview consistents of 4 standard questions and 1 random question that varies from article to article.
How long have you been emoting and how did you get into it?
I've been emoting since September 2nd, 2009! Though I haven't consistently been making them from that point onward. XD I did leave dA for a while (which I regret), but I did come back and that was when I immediately started emoting again. C:
I got into emoting because I loved emotes so much! The animation and pixel-ing from some of the artists I found here on dA were (and are) truly amazing! I kept roaming the site and I just was compelled to find out how to make these awesome things and so I did! XD From the very beginning I was inspired by *MixedMilkChOcOlate, ~MenInASuitcase, ~SmilingMuffin, ~KimRaiFan, and `Synfull! They are truly awesome deviants!!
What programs do you use to create emotes and why?
I use GNU Image Manipulation Program (also known as GIMP). I use it because it is simple and it gets the job done. It took me so long to get used to it but now it is a cinch! Though, I'm now trying to switch over to Photoshop. C:
Describe your emoting style in five words.
Adorable, Shiny, Lovable, Small (for the most part), and Detailed.
Pick your top 3 favorite emote from your gallery and tell us why.
At the moment I am most proud of these three deviations:
I chose this one because I was so ecstatic with the way my transitioning worked out! When I made this, it was a leap of faith and I believe that I pulled it off beautifully!!
My "Mirror Mirror on the wall..." was my first and so far only deviation to receive a DailyDeviation. The end result is practically everything I imagined it to be from the beginning. I never expected a DD to come my way! I was in awe!! I was really feeling bad at that point and it really lifted up my spirits to continue on emoting!!! Thank you again, `Krissi001, `Synfull, and ~yarjor!!
This deviation is the one I spent the most time on above everything else in my gallery. I made around the time when I told myself that I needed a Premium Membership and that I'd win one no matter what it took. XD It was silly. This deviation also was my first major animation. I'm proud of it even though I didn't win the #EmoticonOpus contest I entered it in. I loved the outcome all the same!
Random Question: Who was the most recent emoticonist you added to your devWatch and what led you to watch them.
The last emoticonist I watched was ~Sinister-Starfeesh When I joined dA in 2009 I remember seeing her name around and I never really pursued her profile to even see what she was like. I regret it. She seems really cool. I wish I could have gotten to know her before she went MIA. :c Her pixel art is really awesome and she seems to have been really well know in the community. I hope some day she returns to dA.
As many of you know, this feature was on a mini-hiatus as I sorted some things out with my life, art, and scheduling. The format you see now is the new layout for the article. I will be featuring 5 artists per issue, plus rotating group/project mini-features, games and fun, news, as well as having a 2-minute interview in every issue. The article will remain on a 3 weeks on, 1 week off posting. I hope you like it.
If you have an emoticon themed contest, project, or something else emoticon related to pimp, drop me a note and I'll add it to this section. This includes general contests and projects that allow emoticons as entries.
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