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Spirit Week Features - Day 5

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 21, 2011, 2:51 AM


:happybounce: DAY FIVE
Sorry, a bit late due to the holiday.

Emoticons are amazing, but their usage is not restricted to chats and forums. On dA, another popular usage is in stamps.  Sized just right to work in the confines of a 99x56 space, emotes make fun and great additions to stamps and badges.

More time... by prosaix Emote stamp by Synfull Insult Stamp by SparklyDest Fav Whore Stamp by BlissfullySarcastic

I Respect All Art Stamp Revamp by Sinister-Starfeesh Emoticon Stress Ball stamp by Droneguard fav-ninja by CookiemagiK Rock Music Stamp by Davidgtza2

The Spelling Stamp by Busiris Under pressure by pjuk Stamp: Shut Down by moonnightsilver The Power of Ice Cream - Stamp by Trillo-Lillo

I Stare At People Stamp by renekotte stamp - Thou shalt not tag by criz Stamp: Requests Open by MissLadyMinx

Computer updates stamp by Droneguard I Support the EARTH by elicoronel16 You're so sweet stamp by converse-kidd-stamps I Love the Ocean Stamp by fear-the-brilliance

Pokemon by Toxic-Fox-Girl twitter by muslma Love to see you smile... by thelilaro Charlie Sheen by ClefairyKid

STAMP: Support d4mnWerewolves by Emotikonz 'Yay' stamp by me + Momma--G by BurgerBunny 10000 pageviews by ByPriorArrangement




:happybounce: DAY FOUR
Sorry, a bit late due to the holiday.

As lovely as emoticons are art-wise, no one can deny their core creation and usage: to help convey emotion in words on chats, forums, etc.  A good chat-friendly emote is small, doesn't break up the text too much, and allows the user to express themselves with or without words. Here is a collection of awesome chat-friendly emotes by various dA artists:

:why: by 4EverYoungKid     :slump: by Kath602      not that bouncy... by Scorpion81      A Boy's Dilemma -NaNoEmo 2- by Sweet-DooDo     Tweet by PokeartKid      Duck-face by Sinister-Starfeesh     :baffled: by CookiemagiK      :Bummies: by MenInASuitcase      :score: V3 by Synfull      :llamalove: by Rammaru      :omgthehorroricantstandit: by Scorpion81      :thumb183915710:     :pointshobo:, :hardtimes: by Plaguemotes      back stab by Krissi001      :thisisyou: by Nironan12      :lovely: by BlissfullySarcastic     Pet Flea by Ravenswd      Booty Boogie by hellspardon     :pokebug: by Little-Vampire      :omgomg: by nillemotes      Emote: WOAH by KyuubisSlave     itcheh by blunaowl      Catch them points by BurgerBunny      Choclate Hyper by Gomotes by Gomotes     Para birds by MixedMilkChOcOlate      :dinosrawr: by AutumnOwl





:happybounce: DAY THREE

Aside from graphics that can be used in chats and to express one's self, emoticonists are also known for their OCs.  These emote representations of the artist appear in avatars, stamps, and stand alone pieces.  Over the years, a wide variety of emote OCs have crossed dA.  Here is but a small sampling of those characters:

Artemis Levitating April by Quolia Tim and Cotton by Nee-to Hope and Kwerti Brofist by bradleysays Muffin and Brunn Hug by happy-gurl :whollytrinity: by EastSideSunsets

:zombiechase: by LeoLeonardo Happy B-day MMC and MIC by Oktanas Bottled Eli and Mintyy stamp by masterddd :thumb208454957: Moo goes the Wolfy by Wooded-Wolf D-Matt by TheUncle2k Death ray by CookiemagiK

:thumb246236198: :thumb263504313:
Smarty LABS pt 1 by I-is-smart Support And Be Supported by Sailor-Pikmin Say Hello to Bugbie by a-kid-at-heart   Ty and Taily Base Pack by yarjor Massive Droney and Butchie ID by Droneguard Island of Mounds by SparklyDest





:happybounce: DAY TWO

The Emoticon Spirit Week Initiative was started to promote Community!  And what better way to do that than feature community-related emotes. Especially those that showcase the community, past and present.

read artist's comments!  -  emoticonist list by Krissi001

Best of Friends - Community by Indae OC emote community CLOSED by I-is-smart

Random OC Spam by Kyramy :iconnbsp: New Guy in Class by IceXDragon

:community: revamp by Chinchilla-chan :communitylove: I LOVES IT by Usbeon

Emoticon Community by fear-the-brilliance love emoticon community by Krissi001

dA emoticonists by Synfull Emoticon Kindergarten- Color by de-Mote

EF Character Selection preview by masterddd

Emoticonists Support Stamp by Phlum Where are the Emoticonists? by Jibodeah

Emoticupcakes by death-wishes





:happybounce: DAY ONE

One of the questions I get asked the most is how to make emotes.  Aside from directing people to Emotication, I encourage new emoticonists to utilize base packs.  One of the most daunting things about emotes can be the shading and the base.  A flat colored base can make a good emote look average to poor.  Utilizing bases until you find your own style is simply good sense.  Here are a collection of some of my favorite base packs:


:thumb180981440: by oOStacieOo

A unique and lovely style.  Adore the glassiness.

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Emote base pack by Kath602 by Kath602

Nice collection of bold colors with great shading.

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Free Massive Emote Base by MixedMilkChOcOlate by MixedMilkChOcOlate

If you've seen a massive emote, chances are it was made on this base.  
Lovely dithering and fun design.

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Emoticon Base Pack by BlissfullySarcastic by BlissfullySarcastic

I really fail at shading, so I admire when it's done well.  
This pack features gorgeous coloring.

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:thumb126276462: by Synfull

More lovely shading from a prominent emoticonist.  
Vibrant colors--very cute.

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Izzys Emote Base Pack by BabyRuca by BabyRuca

A sweet and simple back.  Lovely for beginners
who may be overwhelmed by a bigger pack.

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random big base by MenInASuitcase by MenInASuitcase

Lovely mid-size base.  Great coloring and design.

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base pack by Krissi001 by Krissi001

This is a pack I used personally for a while.  
Just love the shading and the classic Krissi expressions.

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Emoticon Starter Pack V 3.0 by Wooded-Wolf by Wooded-Wolf

My personal all-time favorite pack.  This has everything you need, and the coloring is lovely.  I used this one for quite some time before developing my own style.  I still refer back to it from time to time.




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BlissfullySarcastic Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Thanks for all the features! :D Great features in generalllllllll. <3
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I love to feature you and your work, sweetie.
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Thanks again. :)
You make me feel all happy inside.
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Phlum Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
These features are amazing. :nod:
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Yes, we have many amazing artists here. :nod:
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Thank you for the feature! :hug:
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You are most welcome, dear. :hug:
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ByPriorArrangement Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
:clap: Thank you for including my stamp in you fantastic feature. :boogie:
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It is my pleasure, truly. Love to feature wonderful works by friends.
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awesome!! and i noticed that "deviant for 6 month" changed to "deviant for 7 month" on my page today :dummy:
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Awesome features! Thanks! :hug:
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:glomp: So nice to see you posting again. I missed you muchly.
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ALINAFMdotRO Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Awww, I missed you too and I also miss the emote community! :tighthug: I hope I'll find time for an emote from time to time. I sure miss pixeling!
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:clap: Awesome chatness up there!
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:nod: Awesome emoticonists making awesome emotes.
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thank you for the features <3
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
You need to be featured more, my dear. Your emotes are great.

Cute avi!
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Oktanas Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the feature
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My pleasure, indeed.
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Always love to see your comments, my friend.
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Always enjoy giving them, dear Mirz. :cuddle:
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Usbeon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
oh my gosh thank you for the feature <3

i should make more emotes i haven't made any for a while ubububu
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
You SHOULD make more. :hug:
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joseyjou Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011   General Artist
i wouldn't have a clue how to make emoticons but i definitely know how to appreciate the hard work that goes into making this wonderful art form!!!!! keep up the wonderful art making. :iconcocoglompplz:
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Aww, so sweet of you to say. Thank you. :hug:
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:iconsqueezehugplz: Thank you!
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IceXDragon Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the feature!:la:

I like all the choices.:D
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You're welcome.
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Mauser7 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I desire some of those emoticon cookies.
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Totally. I should make some for the holidays. :eyes:
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