As an owner of cats, this piece tickles me much. The expressions are dead-on.
A cute piece. I love the expressions on the emotes in the bottle.
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A clever take on the "idea" emote. Love the use of font and the squish at the end.
More Well-Known Emoticonists
This is simply one of the cutest "excited" emotes I've seen. The expression and movements are perfection.
This is one of my all-time favorite emote pieces. The animation and pixelling awe me. I could watching it for hours.
Periodically in this section, we will spotlight an area of the emoticon community. Be it a project that needs more love, an emoticon group you may not know about, a special member of the community, or another emoticon news article, we hope it will expose more deviants to the things that make the emoticon community and emoticonists special.
Emoticon Group - #EmoteOCs
is the brainchild of =Wooded-Wolf. The emote community is a bit unique in that its artists typically create emote characters which represent themselves in various emoti-art pieces. #EmoteOCs was formed to be centralized location where emoticonists could "register" their OCs and showcase pieces specifically made featuring them. The Group also offers a pre-made character sheet that artists can complete revealing more information about their characters. #EmoteOCs is a fun and unique group and is worth a look-see.
Recently, #EmoteOCs ran an emoticon pageant. Inspired by pageants often run in the dolling community, the overall goal of the competition was to help both the artists and the viewers get to know more about their OCs. With over 30 entries in the first round, 12 emoticonists completed all 3 rounds to be eligible for the grand prize. Judging is still in process, with a winner to be announced in the next few days. Currently, there is a people's choice poll being conducted. Anyone can vote--you don't have to be an emoticonist. Check out this journal for information and to place your vote. But hurry, voting closes soon!
Here is a feature of the 12 finalists and their amazing entries:
Three 2-Minute Interview - Veteran Edition
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 consists 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?
Well, to be honest when I first came to dA I was just a doller. I made my first emote about a month after joining - which was back in November 2008. And here it is:
What programs do you use to create emotes and why?
Photoshop CS5 right now. I find that because I've been using Photoshop through the ages it's easier. I tried making an emote in Fireworks but I couldn't quite get to grips with it.
Describe your emoting style in five words.
Crazy, Tardish, Funny, Weird, Colourful
Pick your top 3 favorite emote from your gallery and tell us why.
Because it got me my first ever DD and caused quite a lot of attention
Just makes me laugh. And it's quite popular.
Because it took aaaaages to do. And, it finally got recognition with a DD in September '09.
Special Question: Who was emote GM when you joined the site and what is your best memory of them?
`Chimpantalones - when he gave me my first DD.
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