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March 3, 2012
Emote Seasons by *upsguy1997 is an outstanding emote filled with life and energy. The detailed pixelling and smooth animation are amazing. The best part, arguably, is how he made each emote have an individual walk. It's such beautiful attention to detail.
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Suggested by catluvr2
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Emote Seasons

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EDIT: Holy Cow! I finally get some rest and come back to 6100 msgs! That is so awesome!! :happybounce: The feedback is SOOO appreciated. Thank you very much to `stuck-in-suburbia (our newest CV!) for the DD feature and the suggesters: `catluvr2, *spring-sky, ~seapuppy and ~Nice-Spice! All of you in the Emote Community are an awesome bunch!

So many comments and favs! I can't answer them all. Please know I read and appreciate every one of them! :tighthug:

685 Frames
8220 Total Layers created
A shitload of individual leaves (I refuse to count them)
Over 100 hours

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Luckymons88's avatar

how i can make a emote plz?

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This was some great animation. Although I'm not an animator and have no good insight, I can clearly see the effort patience and skill you put into this. I have never known anyone to put in 100 hours into any art related project before. That is very impressive.

For originality, immediately I can recognize it. I've never seen anything like this

For technique, I particularly liked your keenness to details big and small. For example all those little leaves and snow particles falling. And the little facial expressions on each of the little round people.

Another great aspect of your technique is the expressive movements. Some are delightfully bouncy and squishy. It's really adorable to watch over and over again.

My personal favorite part was the transition from summer to fall.
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The overall look is really splendid!

Transitions between seasons are well made and the animations are original, I have nothing else to say on the animation part, else than "Great job! ;D".

On graphic quality side, it's a bit different, the transition from sun to autumn is maybe not the best, due to the palette that you used for the autumn. The colors are too contrasted on the leaves compared to the ones of the trunk.
The trunk should have some better dithering, the shape is wonderful, but it's not visible due to this very brownish palette.

Else than these two graphical points, the animation is really awesome, and I can't stop to see it. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>

Great job!
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I agree with the summer to autumn transition. I was also a bit confused, because I thought that the summer emote was similar in color to the autumn one.
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I think this is the perfect representation of the seasons, all in one little animation. The use of the bright colours in this piece as well as the emotes coloured to show each season's mood was brilliant.
The animation is smooth with no jerky motions and it carries on in a loop with no interruptions, the more frames you put into an animation, the smoother it is; that theory is really shown in this animation!

5/5 Vision:

I think this animation is enough to make you take a second look, I could sit here for hours watching the emotes have a wonderful time in the seasons.

5/5 Originality:

I certainly haven't seen anything else like this out there!

5/5 Technique:

Like I said. The more frames you use the better your animation is, and you have to be super patient to animate. Plus, the pixeling is beautiful. Everything looks realistic and beautifully tied together.

5/5 Impact:

This is enough to take my breath away. Great job!

This deviation deserved the DD and every favourite it got! Amazing work, keep it up!~
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When I first saw this, I thought, "This looks cool" and I clicked it. Watching the whole animation, I must say... It's really cool! I love how the colors of each emote represents the season (although I am sure that was intended) and they way the walk!

Vision: 5/5

Stunning. Awesome. It pulls you in and makes you want to watch it over and over again! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>

Originality: 4.5/5

I don't think I've seen anything like this <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>

Technique: 5/5

I'm not a pixel artist, but from the looks of it, the deviation looks perfect. I don't see any flaws. Animation is smooth, and it looks like it has been taken care of well.

Impact: 5/5

Freaking gorgeous. It makes me happy about Earth's seasons. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/l/l…" width="19" height="19" alt=":la:" title="La la la la"/>
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I't's Summer it's look like a cute a yellow is summer, on glassed, so you are how only left 100 now, right happy right now my snow spell how to get snow, a blow at fall tree, orange is fall, will are how you are critique you are coming soon to fog, ghost live in haunter house, i left 41 now right a how to my snow, left 31 now right now left 26, i have now see to my rank, i not zero, my rank star, i have now to me my name is angrybirdredplz, and now to are like fall are 100 is max or not max?
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*Spits in Disgust*
Are you "Stupid" enough to do this?
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You could of been a little nicer about the deviation..
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Um. Well, I think it's amazing. XD Well this is my first ever critique... but I'm writing this cause I saw how many frames you did to make this!! I was like. Woooaaah. I think you are the most tanented artist here.

Digital art is becoming more and more popular over traditional; this probably has been the best one I've seen so far XD.... My favorite one is the fall one. This wonderful emote portrays the changes of our seasons perfectly!

I can't believe it took over 100 frames to do, and keep up the MARVELOUS work!! I hope you get 100000 watchers for this one. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/w/w…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" title=";) (Wink)"/>

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This is so lovely it makes me feel all warm inside. Somehow, it makes me think of special times throughout the year, and I'm sure many people feel the same.

Firstly, the transitions are just magical. I love how the different seasons merge beautifully into one another, and how each is represented by a unique character. It's amazing how much personality you can give a round blob with two blob hands <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/> I love how Spring dances and how Summer skips - they are incredibly cute.

The animation is seamlessly put together. Even the tiniest details like petals and falling leaves are taken care of, and everything is so smooth. I can only wonder how much time and effort this must have taken, but I must say it's worth every second of it.

Five out of five, dear!! You totally deserve the DD.
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I believe this is one of the most amazing works of art I have EVER seen. This displays the never ending influx of our world, and how trees are an essential part of that! I think this is simply amazing in every way, and this is an automatic favorite in my books. I enjoy that this displays the wonders of nature and I simply LOVE the autumn creation, as it is my favorite season. I do believe you've done it justice, and I hope to see more fine work from you in the very near future. We could all take a lesson from this, and I thank you, for this amazing work. XD
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I think the animation transitions are beautiful, and the message is getting across just perfectly that the seasons are changing with the kind of characters that happen to pass by. You could have made the Fall and Summer scenes a little slower and more understandable (summer's falling out of the tree was cute, but a little too quick to get on the first go), but overall, I could not stop smiling at every passing character!
One thing I would also add is maybe some more background to make it more realistic (the sun, some clouds, etc.)? Other than all that, you did a good job!!
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Thank you for the kind words! I did consider adding other elements to the image, such as more flowers on the ground, maybe a bird flying in or a squirrel scurrying by. The problem was, anything added seemed to take the viewers attention away from the tree, and ultimately became a distraction instead of enhancing the image. The relationship between the Seasons and the tree was what I focused on, instead of trying to re-create something "realistic". I hope that makes what I was aiming for clearer. I appreciate the other comments and will keep them in mind when I tackle my next one. :hug:
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First, I would like to congratulate you on what I would have to say : "The best Emoticon work I have ever seen."
I myself did a few.. but NEVER would have I been able to do something this amazing.. OR have any of the patience that you had to do this work.
The idea is just great. It's not just a simple smiley face that changes.. You show the actual way of life!!
You show that whatever the season is, trees are always part of this world. "A never ending story"
So once more I say "WOW, this is insanely good!!"
And I do hope I will see some more of your amazing work!!
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This is GORGEOUS!!! I love the way the emoticons portray each season so beautifully, with their own way about them. My favorite part is when the fall leaves turn into snow.... Amazing! I also love the way the spring person is animated; the little spins and twirls beautifully show how lovely spring is. And the fall person was so funny! I loved the way you thought of him! I do think you could have done a bit smoother animation on the summer person, and the snow could be a bit smoother as well, but other than that, I think you did a lovely job! Extraordinary work! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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you need a beautiful peice of emote artwork wow thats all i can say the technique and all the seasons you thought of to put into this cute liitle drawing it' adorable and very colorful and i love how they all just kinda take a walk by the tree and how it does like a life cycle of seasons i give you 5 stars on all cause it looks like you put so much time and hard work on this hehe i'm so gonna fave this and put it in a speacial folder you deserve a well deserved pat on the back <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
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This is very but very creative it's like I'm seeing history
Each character with a season and sometimes how people feel very very good each one with a unique personality and how the season comes love it XD <img class="avatar" src="a.deviantart.net/avatars/h/a/h…" alt=":iconhappyzimplz:" title="happyzimplz"/> and also it has good figure
The courage and how one feels is very good I can't stop saying good cuz this is IMPOSIBLE for me to come up with <img class="avatar" src="a.deviantart.net/avatars/p/e/p…" alt=":iconpervygumiplz:" title="pervygumiplz"/> Im so happy just looking at this is very orpine of ur work and I respect that because I can't come with this myself <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> I'm am very orpine there's an artist like You
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originality is through the roof. 6 stars
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