Awesome Sauce Emoticons Vol. 1Awesome Sauce EmoticonsThis is a feature that features awesome recent emoticons submitted! It will come out at completely random times, so keep an eye out. NeonMote by SnowSniffer Crazier Face by Tails-155 NaNoEmo: Day 18 by Snowshi :thumb340986297: Hopeless Romantic by Piirustus Lazy by Phlum:thumb341392586: Advent by Krissi001Robo Dull by dully101 The first reaction by Kath602 Playing leapfrog by Infinite-CarouselHappy Hanukkah Everyone! by yarjor :thumb341355168:
Chat Event Friday Jan 4th!Please this to spread the word!Hey!On Sunday, January 6th, I will be hosting a chat event! Silly me forgetting that I have nothing to do on Friday. New Day will be Friday, January 4th! It will last for about 3 hours, and have tons of fun and games! I got a schedule pretty much written out, and I'm working on getting a chat room booked.I'm also looking for a Co-Host too. You don't need to do much, mainly you will just help me with judging art and help keep the chat room active.I got iDJPanda!The main theme will be New Years, but that doesn't mean we won't have other themes for challenges and contests too.Also, please vote in this poll here! http://icexdragon.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3377566/ Pick the time that would be best for you. Remember that all times are in PST (GMT -8).I already have over 2,000 [Points] wort
Opposites Contest! CLOSED! 16 Entries!The contest is now over! Winners will be announced soon.Hey guys!, IceXDragon here running another contest for EmoticonOpus!Theme:This time the theme is... Opposites! Interpret however you like! Possibly the conflicting weathers, good vs. evil, water and fire, ANYTHING! Maybe even a mixture of some opposites, who knows?Rules and Guides:Your entry MUST include at least one (1) emote inside of it(kinda the point really).You may make up to three (3) entries.Your entry may be static or animated.Your entry must be a GIF. or a PNG. NO JPG. PSD. etc.Your entry must relate to the theme somehow.In the artist comments of your entry you must state that it was made for this contest, and how your entry relates to the theme if it's not completely obvious.The entry must have been created on or after February 2nd, 2013(the contest starting date).Please s
Chat Event January 4th! (Full Details)On January 4th, 2013, Me and iDJPanda Will be hosting a chat event! It will be held over at :#communityrelations: at 3:00 PM PST.Your time hereThe event should last just over 3 hours. There will be many games, like trivia, muro contests, photography challenges, and more! It will be lots of fun!Hope to see you there!
Emote Freshmen SuggestionsHello, this is where you suggest emoticonists for my news series "Emote Freshmen"! Please follow the suggestion rules below.Deviant must have not been an active emoticonist for more than 1 year(but if they just made 2 or 3 emotes like 2 years ago, then that's fine). Deviant must have at least 10 emoticons in their gallery to be interviewed. You may suggest yourself if you wish. You may suggest as many deviants as you wish. If you see an emoticonist on the list that you were going to suggest, you may suggest it again, the more times they get suggested, the more of the chance that they will get interviewed(but that doesn't mean that only the popular choice will get interviewed.)!List:EightenceTanteTabataSuggested emoticonists that got interviewed:Nice-Spice(5) http://fav.me/d4sd0q5Piirustus http://fav.me/d4zqjiwWeb5teR http://
PE: How to Fix Animation 'Trailing' in GimpHow to Fix Animation "Trailing" in GimpSo, you just made an animation in gimp on a transparent background. You go to save it, check the animation for last minute fixes, and BAM! The animation looks like this!You are probably wondering, "What did I do wrong?" or how do I fix this?". Well if this has ever happened to you and you're still wondering how to fix it, than please read the rest of this tutorial.Note that this tutorial is only guaranteed to work in Gimp (You can get a free copy at gimp.org). This method may work in other programs, but Gimp is the only program I have that officially supports animation.Let's begin!So after you have made your animation, just save it like you would normally. If you normally just press the save button, make sure to press "Save As" instead.If you use gimp 2.8. or newer, press "Export" instead of "Save as".<
Emote Freshmen Vol. 2 8-bitcoffee Vol.1 http://icexdragon.deviantart.com/journal/Emote-Freshmen-Vol-1-283457060Hello, and welcome to Emote Freshmen. This is a new interview series dedicated to gathering the input of new/newer emoticonists(less than one year old). We will have a new article 2-3 times a month!Today we will be interviewing:icon8-bitcoffee:8-bitCoffee8-bitCoffee has been making emoticons for about 3 months now. And in that time, he has improved his pixel art and animating drasticly! So let's give it up for him!Opening words of the artist:This Will Be Quick Because I Need To Take My Coffee Break I Don't Wanna Miss itQ1:How did you find the emoticon community, and why did you stay?I find it when i saw a group named Emoticiety i see alot of emotes there i was been inspired to make one too and i made this :thumb264823
Emoti-Art Feature #1 What is Emoticon Art?What is Emoticon Art? As founder of Emoti-Art, that's a question I get asked a lot. What criteria is used that sets one piece apart from another? First, it should be noted that I am of the belief that all emoticons are art. I feel a level of skill is needed to make them, and even a simple static emote is creative. Sure, it may not be high-art, such as a child's sketch is not a Mona Lisa. But there is still effort behind it and that's important. For more thoughts on this issue from the emoticon community, check out this article.When we use the term "Emoticon Art," it's a classification, much like Chat-Friendly. Traditionally, Emoticon Art pieces are larger and more detailed. Because of their size and theme, they are often not useful for chats or comments. They are pieces that are simply lovely to sit and look at
Spotlight Features - Vol. 15A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights. If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.Daily FeaturesOn my profile page, I feature a new deviation every day (or two or three). The piece is usually something that caught my eye. Could be an amazing digital painting, a fun stamp, a quick photograph that made me smile, perhaps a piece for a weekly theme, whatever. However, it moved me enough to share it with my visitors. Below is a list of the artists which I featured during October 2012. I am showcasing different pieces from their gallery in the hope of showing them a bit more love. If you would like to see the original piece I featured of each of these artists, please visit
Spotlight Features - Volume 10A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights. If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.Daily FeaturesOn my profile page, I feature a new deviation every day (or two or three). The piece is usually something that caught my eye. Could be an amazing digital painting, a fun stamp, a quick photograph that made me smile, perhaps a piece for a weekly theme, whatever. However, it moved me enough to share it with my visitors. Below is a list of the artists which I featured during July 2012. I am showcasing different pieces from their gallery in the hope of showing them a bit more love. If you would like to see the original piece I featured of each of these artists, please visit
Spotlight Features - Vol. 17A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights. If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.Original CharactersThe concept of "original characters" may be a bit foreign to writers, as when you create a piece of literature, in most cases, everyone in the story is an original character. However, with advent of role-playing (in its many various forms), non-writers and writers alike found themselves created characters to use in games and otherwise. Sometimes the characters represent themselves, other times not. The main thing that remains the same is that they are loved and cherished by their creator. And who doesn't love showing off their creations. A while ago, I ran a poll asking my watchers and visitors to share some o
Pixel Font Love #2:iconpixelfontlovers: pixelfontlovers is a Group dedicated to Bitmap Fonts. The benefit of bitmap/pixel fonts is that they are readable at very small sizes. However, unlike regular fonts, they do not upsize smoothly, but instead keep their blocky shape. Bitmap fonts are often used in pixel-art, emoticons, Flash projects, as well as deviantART stamps and IDs. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ [Bullet; Green] ~ [Bullet; Green] ~ [Bullet; Green] ~ [Bullet; Green] ~ [Bullet; Green]It's been a year since our last feature, so I thought it was high-time for another one. I thought it would be nice to start this new article off with a quote on the subject. What I didn't expect is to find so many wonderful words about fonts. Here's a collection of my favorites. “Figures are the most shocking things in the world. The prettiest little squiggles of
Deviousness Award Interview with SynfullWhat is this Awesome Achievement?The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed outon the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.The Deviousness Award for July 2013 goes to Synfull.:iconSparklyDest:"Synfull is a truly amazing deviant. She has given much to the emoticon community. From organizing and gathering information and tutorials with Emotication to spreading feature love with her "So i herd you liek emotes??", she has been the backbone in the community. As well as being devious in the community, she is pretty amazeballs as a friend as well. She is always willing to listen to ideas and be a wall to bounce the odd contest idea off of. "SparklyDest:iconWaluigi-Prower:"I remember starting out with Karen as emoticonists back in the late 2000's in #thumbsshare, and she fit right into
Random Emoticon FeatureThis article features a collection of emoticons that were selected by my Watchers and posted to me through various polls. I hope you enjoy them. :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: Teamwork by Wooded-Wolf :iconnbsp: drunk 'motes by Kath602 :iconnbsp: oops, i did it again... by Scorpion81 :iconnbsp: Toxic-Fox-Girl's Secret Santa by death-wishes :iconnbsp: :fella: Revamp 2 by nirman :iconnbsp: Jester juggles by Web5teR :iconnbsp: Secret Santa 2011 by happy-gurl :iconnbsp: :thumb273738165: :iconnbsp: :stalk: v2 by darkmoon3636 :iconnbsp: :thumb258677859: :iconnbsp: Phlums Room by Mirz123:iconnbsp:Music PvPvF collab by Kath602 :iconnbsp: A Hat too Big emoticon by FractalBee :iconnbsp: :thumb274141611: :iconnbsp: New Years Eve by kayleero :iconnbsp: Crowning witches by Oktanas :iconnbsp: Where's Krissi ? by spring-sky :iconnbsp: Stressed by greenafire :iconnbsp: :thumb276572696: :iconnbsp: Third Eye Emote by Snowshi :ico
Spreading the dA Love: Volume 11 :iconGoldendAplz: :iconGoldendAplz: As the title suggests, this news article series aim to promote wonderful aspects of the deviantART community, from showcasing beautiful works of art, to informing you of great groups, and to interviewing inspirational deviants. I feel so happy being part of such a wonderful community and I hope to make it better, even if it's only a little bit, by making these articles. My goal is to bring to light everything that impassions me and, hopefully, inspire you!======================================================= Showcasing Gorgeous Artwork =======================================================A showcase of art that has simply left me speechless from all genres, from digital/traditional, artisan, emoticons, fractals, etc.
Emoticon Contest: past vs. present vs. futureI am proud to present you my first "official" Emoticon Contest. At first I want to tell you something about the theme: As you have read the theme is past vs. present vs. future, this means your entry has to include something from the past, present and future. The time isn't set, this means that the past could be just 1 day ago or 100 years ago it's the same with the future. For example: you could display how the emotes have lived in the past how they are living now and how they could live in the future.Be creative and surprise me with your imagination The Contest is divided into 2 Categories: The first Category will be for deviants who would like to work alone. And the second category is for deviants who want to work with somebody (a collaboration category ;D) 2 deviants can work together.But you could also enter in both categories! Below you can find the rules of each category and what you have to keep in mind.Deadline:start d
Emote Secret Santa 3.0 RoundupToday's the day everyone's been waiting for! Before I do anything else, I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in EmoteSecretSanta this year. We've had over 40 participants, and without you guys, this project wouldn't be here. So thank you all. Now onto the presents! BlissfullySarcastic's half of the participants will be listed at the top, and my half of the participants will be listed at the bottom so it's easier to find your gifts. Since there were two small gifts, two people will receive an additional gift, keep your eyes peeled.We have asked each of you to upload your presents to your gallery, but until then, we will use codes instead of :thumb:s. Please note the group or comment on this journal once you have uploaded your present to your gallery, and we'll change it ASAP!Everybody ready? BlissfullySarcastic's HalfTo: NerdyGeekyDweebFrom: :devDawnDancer1
Emoticonist Secret Santa 3.0 - Signups Open!Only 30 minutes left for you to sign up! Do it now if you haven't already. (Silly procrastinators. )Hello and welcome to Emoticonist Secret Santa 3.0! The original had a very nice turn out, and last year had even more participants (special thanks to last year's co-host, Kyramy), so I thought I'd start up another with my buddy and fellow emoticonist, Synfull.The aim of the EmoteSecretSanta is to promote art in the community and to ensure that every emoticonist, new or seasoned in the community, has a chance to give and receive a present for the holidays this year. Yay for inclusion! Current list of Signups: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsgBSv6f3nY8dDAyX3dzNXZFcUZna3JlTGVuVy1Tcmc#gid=0Read below for rules
Emote Zombie FeatureWell, it's that awesome time of year again! The fall foliage, the changing of the weather, and...zombies?! What?!The zombies have risen from their graves! Their numbers grow quickly, and a small army has amassed. Zombie Emote :improvedmore: by Phlum Zombie by BlissfullySarcastic zombie by NickPlatypus Helloo by xxghost250xx :zombie: revamp by stuck-in-suburbia Zoooombieeee by KimRaiFan Bwains by hellspardon :zombienom: by capncraka zombie by Bad-Blood Zombiewalk Entry by totallyunmotivated zombie emote by lazy-muffen Zombah. by stevanov Real Zombie by Locou zombie by NickPlatypusThe zombie horde takes to the street in pursuit of delicious, juicy brains!Zombie Chase by CassidyPeterson :zombie: by Cmotes zombie chase by TRIPLE-ASSASINATER Zombie Chase by NerdXV :thumb258776020: :escapefromthezombie: by sensei-pao :zombie-chase: by ChaosEmeraldHunter :zombie: 'Revamp' by Twoohten Zomgbie by flashfrog zombiz by Bad-Blood :traaains: by SparklyDest :zombielick: by CookiEmotes :surrender by Gomotes Glomp-Static by xbruinbrat :t
Coffee and Features - Vol 2A periodic random feature article showcasing various stuff, including contest wins and other goodies. Published on an erratic schedule. If you enjoy this article, please add this article to your favorites to help bring more exposure to the artists featured. Special Emoticon Edition - Part 1Oftentimes I offer features to emoticon contests to support the community. Typically I do them in batches, periodically. However, sadly it's been a while since I've done any. So this edition will be a special feature of emoticon-only contests, as well as general emotes. Hope you like them.EMTC April 2012 - Flowers Winnerby: TheSaltyMonster Honorable Mentionby: Ridley126 Close Contenders EMTC May 2012 - Rain WinnerAlone in the dark by Web5teRby: :devWeb
Spotlight Features - Vol 2A new series that will feature art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights. This article will be also be the home of my upcoming "Awesome dA Artist" feature, which is a re-birth/re-imagining of my "Awesome Emoticonist" award.Daily FeaturesOn my profile page, I feature a new deviation every day (or two or three). The piece is usually something that caught my eye. Could be an amazing digital painting, a fun stamp, a quick photograph that made me smile, perhaps a piece for a weekly theme, whatever. However, it moved me enough to share it with my visitors. Below is a list of the artists which I featured during January 2011. I am showcasing different pieces from their gallery in the hope of showing them a bit more love. If you would like to see the original piece I featured of each of these artists, please visit
Emote Feature #2Hello! This is another Feature by me, SnowSniffer! Hope you enjoy the feature and fave some emotes you liked. Talk To The Hand by PixelatedYoshiMy Emote / Me by Tylarx:thumb363708405:Excited Squishy by Mini-Umbrellawhich job to choose? by sackofsquanThe Robot by IceXDragon:turnonrobot: - Opus Entry by Waluigi-ProwerEMTC March 13 by happy-gurlFanta by Kath602:thumb359421279::thumb354596753:FUN by DrakeshyaMario's job by SylvaurHope you enjoyed. Please this journal to help get some attention.
So I heard you like emotes? - Vol 126 - relaunchedSeries re-launchAfter quite a gap I've decided to try re-launching my long running emote news article series. I've had a couple of people mention how much they enjoyed it and now I've got a bit of extra time I feel I can give it another go. It's coming back in near the same format and with a slight change to the name 'So I heard you like emotes??' instead of the old 'So i herd u liek emotes??' as I wanted to drop the chatspeak element. I hope to post it every 1-2 weeks depending on how busy the community is at the time - So if you want more frequent articles keep posting more art .If you enjoy the series please do let me know, and if you have any suggestions or news you'd like advertised give me a note Featured emotes 1. As a fan of The Avengers I thought both of these Avengermotes sets by EmotiKai were rather clever and well designed. Each of the characters is easily recognisable and nicely pixell
Spotlight Features - Volume 14A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights. If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.Poll FeaturesIt is widely known that many famous artists, composer, and authors have had the frustration of having a work they felt was sub-par gain huge popularity while pieces they worked harder on and adore sat un-noticed. This is the same for everyday deviants. I recently ran a poll asking for deviants to share with me their thoughts on this and share their own art. Here is Part 2 of the answers--the first piece being the most faved and the second being the one they wished had more love. To see the original poll, click here. :iconLeafbreeze7: Leafbreeze7:thumb317619043
The Emoticon Corner - Volume 1A brand new bi-monthly article featuring emoticons, emoticonists, as well as other fun stuff having to do with emotes. This feature combines, replaces, and re-imagines the "Random Emote Awesomeness" and "Amazing Emoticonists" articles.==================================== Emoticonist Spotlight:iconbash-hazard: Dead-DeviantI'm a sucker for pixel vehicles and this one is awesome! Lovely shading. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ :iconPixacious: PixaciousSuch a sweet gift for a fellow artist. Love how the OCs are done. ~ ~ [Bullet; White] ~ [Bullet; Green] ~ [Bullet; White] ~ [Bullet; Green] ~ [Bullet; White] ~ [Bullet; Green]:iconhappy-gurl: happy-gurl:thumb26
Awesome Sauce Emoticons Vol. 2Awesome Sauce EmoticonsThis is a feature that features awesome recent emoticons submitted! It will come out at completely random times, so keep an eye out. A shadow... by Lucky-Starrr In search for answers by Web5teRTimmeh in Final Fantasy by TimmehMonster It's Santa! by Toxic-Fox-Girl Week 29: 15 - 21 Jul 12 by happy-gurlsnowman by teufelchenonline Secret Love by guardianangel29 10 - Santa? by Krissi0018 - Christmas Eve by Krissi001 A Very Rumbelle Christmas by Jiorjiina A New York Christmas by litecrushLove Cycle by guardianangel29 Oh du froehliche by teufelchenonline To who does this cake go to? by axslayer33Advent Calendar Gingerbread House by Shadowed-Serenity :thumb343465808: Dance Emote by AstrikosEmote Tree by happy-gurl Emote Advent Calender- Box I by TheIrritatingPenguin Day 13 - Advent Calendar by Mirz123Whooop by teufelchenonline 2012 Advent Day 20 by SparklyDest :iconlafinnplz: by MrStaz2Yearbook 2012- Amour And Fred by iAmoret :thumb344116069: 11 - I miss you by Krissi001Hope you enjoyed this feature! Please don't forget to this article so more people can see these awesome sauce emoticons!