I spent some 4 hours or so sleeping, just woke up again about 20-30 minutes ago. I'm getting sick again guys!
Was going to try to make a :tummyache: emote, but couldn't get the hands to look right because it looked like he was going to pass gas. This came out of it, though, which reminded me of a ">u<" face, which will work for now because I might go lay back down again soon.
So, I got into a discussion about revamping emotes with someone today, and it made me realize that I don't know how many new emoticonists know what a proper revamp is. I'm not pointing fingers or anything, but I'm honestly curious because I might make a tutorial about revamping other emotes, how to credit the original, et cetera. Would anyone be interested in that/does anyone need help with that sort of thing?
This had to be another semi-quick one (it took around an hour or so--eyes were hard) because I have D&D again today. I forgot that both Sundays and Mondays were now used for that, so you know. This NaNoEmo is going to be fun.
I feel like this currently because road trip, road trip, road trip.
Animation came out a bit choppy, but I'm used to animating in Fireworks now, where I can actually preview the animation as I go. I only have GIMP on this computer, so I can only check the animation after I put everything in.
I have been toying with the idea of entering the NaNoEmo this year, but I know me. If I am expected to come up with a new idea every day, I might make it four days....if I am lucky. So I pondered on and off about what I could do for the month, something that would provide me with some inspiration without tons of commitment from me....and then it hit me! I will do OCs, or ECs if you will, in my style! I love to see my OCs done by other people, and have always wanted to have a reason to do others (anyone remember the support badges? ) so this seemed like the perfect opportunity for it! So, every day I will *try* to add a new OC to my grid. And, as a call to arms, I would LOVE if you guys could suggest me some OCs of active emoticonists. I watch hundreds of them, but a lot of them are no longer around and I would really like to do some of the newer ECs as well...only I may not know you or you EC yet. So, if you would like to be included in my month long endeavor, just leave a comment and let me know. I have a handful I know I will be doing, I just need to be sure I have 30.
The basic grid, in case anyone else wants to try something similar, can be found here: [link]
EDIT You will notice a huge edit here....leaving for the next couple of days to spend the holidays with my family down south. I didn't want to fall behind so I have updated to Saturday. Happy Weekend, gais, and Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it!
3. `Synfull I have known this lady for such a long time. I decided to attempt a mischievous look with my big eyes....Syn certainly looks devious.
4. `Krissi001 I am such a fan of her work. Her animation and pixeling blow me away! I added a penguin here as I am pretty sure she loved them once. Don't mind the fail penguin, I have never been great at emoting animals.
5. `Mirz123 This fine woman is my twin in just about every way! She's my sister from another mister, basically. And this is how I picture Minnie as a vampire. So adorable and just begging for a hug, you wouldn't see the fangs...until it was too late!
6. =I-is-smart Another emote appreciator, this dude has started up his own contest with fun letters (ECC) and needs more support for his EC theme challenges.
7. `Quolia This chick does some awesome things with pixels...and she is just all around kind of amazing.
8. =Cmotes I love how this girl GUY shades his work....and his animations are always sooooo smooooooth!
9. =happy-gurl This girl has a style that is so uniquely hers. Her color palette is always spot on whatever piece she is working on. I am a fan, for sure.
10. *Ravenswd This guy's emotes are so punny and amusing. He has got mad skillz when it comes to coding too!
11. =Eitvys200 This fella is new to the scene, but his little EC is cute and his pixels show potential.
12. =Phlum This dude's pixels skills are so understated. His shading is smooth and he conveys much on his tiny canvases.
It was made on February 8, 2009 and was the first emote I was ever fully proud of and happy with. I can't say I'm overly keen on the animation for this, but I was constantly trashing and redoing the animation over, so this is what I'm sticking with. It's weird to see how much I've changed over a couple years.
This emote just saw something unimaginably awful. Poor little guy.
Also, catching up now. I've been busy with packing and laundry and shopping and whatnot. ROAD TRIPS ARE A LOT OF WORK. Then there was ESS, the chat event (which I still need to do a feature journal for), and just. I'M CATCHING UP, GOSH DARN IT.
This was the one of back up pieces I did for the 2012 Emoticonist Advent Calendar The day has passed and I decided that I can submit it now. It was the 8th piece I created :>
I am proud of this piece, even though I used a reference. This piece has 50 colours, it would have been 28 without the Emotes (including the torch [they already have 23 colours <_< ]) and the stars. I am proud of the reflection of the torch-light since I used solid colours and no transparency.
I didn't have much inspiration today, so I made this. Back when I was in high school, whenever I was overly happy, I had to be doing something actively if I wanted to be paying attention. So if I was talking to my friends, I'd normally either have my bouncy ball, a slinky, some paper to draw or write on, or some other random miscellaneous object to keep me from zoning out of a conversation completely. True story.