Be sure to fave this article to keep up to date on this event, as well as get the link to the calendar when it is posted!
Welcome to the Emoticonist Advent Calendar. This year the event will be co-hosted by `Krissi001 and `Mirz123
What's an advent calendar? It's a special calendar which marks off the 24 days until Christmas and ends with the big day its on December 25th! More info here ---> [link]
What's the Emoticonist Advent Calendar? It's a special project where emoticonists sign up to create an emoticon picture for each of the days. Depending on how many people sign up, each emoticonist can do one or more entries. The fun of an Advent calendar is that the piece is not shown until the day arrives. So the piece for December 15th won't be revealed until the 15th!
Who can sign up? Anyone who can do an emoticon! You don't have to be an expert. However, you do have to commit to doing the piece and get it in with enough time to add it to the calendar.
I can't do animation, can I still join? YES! Due to the number of new emoticonists in the community, we have decided to do a static calendar this year. No animation is necessary.
I'm not good at doing scenes, can I still join? Yes. We are also looking for decorations to make the calendar pretty. Ornaments, stars, ribbons, etc. This way if you can't do a large scene, or don't have time to, you can still join in on the fun.
Do I have to do a Christmas theme? No, you can do an emote that is centered around another end-year holiday, such as Kwanzaa or Yule. You can also do something seasonal like a snow-themed piece.
All right I wanna join, what do I do? Go to the deviation listed below and comment with the date that you want. You should probably list one or two other dates, just in case the one you want is taken. Krissi and Mirz will then assign all the days.
How do I submit and post my entry? You should make sure to have your entry done at least 3 days before it's due to go up. If you can't get it done in time, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can arrange for someone else to do it. Make your entry like normal, but post it in your Stash and send the link to `Ravenswd (he'll be updating the project). When the day comes, your entry will appear on the calendar. You can then post it to your gallery, too. Please don't post it early as that will spoil the surprise.
That's it! We hope that everyone enjoys this year's event and we look forward to seeing all the lovely holiday themed submissions.