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Snowy by BoffinbraiN Snowy by BoffinbraiN
:snowing: Just in time for Christmas. :giggle:

Because of the large amount of white, this emoticon looks best on a dark background.



Oh boy... This took a little longer than I was expecting, but still, given that Baseball Bat Ninja, my first emoticon, of similar complexity, took 2 weeks to make, I've sped up a great deal.

Moving on to the technical details of this: the basic animation of the snow fall is 6 frames long, and loops throughout the scene. Because the snowfall needs to be constant, there are many frames to this, and given that animation over transparency doesn't compress well, this emote falls just short of 30KB.



This submission is for the Emoticon Legend Revamp Project at *EmoticonHQ. See more.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-12-25
Snowy by `BoffinbraiN truly amazes me with absolutely brilliant detail and awesome animation to make the perfect wintery emote ( Suggested by elicoronel16 and Featured by Synfull )

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:icon6tails6:
6tails6 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Professional Writer
Aw so cute!
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:iconmegaloler:
MegaLoler Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
woah that twirl just makes this :D
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:iconlolitstess:
lolitstess Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Using on my page. Thank you!!
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:iconelsewence:
Elsewence Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
How do you do that icon on deviant art?
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:iconiced-hyo:
iced-hyo Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
uwaaa.... cute.... *drag to my favourite(:
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:iconmimose-stock:
mimose-stock Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you have been featured here: [link] :iconchristmasla:
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:iconhannahmahna:
HannahMahna Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Featured here -->[link]
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:iconbluegriffin2301:
BlueGriffin2301 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Looks like me in Montana winter weather!!!!! O_O
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:iconschmidte17:
Schmidte17 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student General Artist
great emote:D
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:iconmisulka78:
Misulka78 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Nice work!
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:iconserel:
serel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
This looks really great.
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:iconhsngonewild:
HsnGoneWild Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing :D
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:iconpoetcrystaldawn:
poetcrystaldawn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Featured here: [link]

Thank you for sharing your winter art! :dance:
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:iconoorusevenfiibaa7777:
OorusevenFiibaa7777 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Those snowflakes are mesmerizing me...
Amazing work. You certainly deserved the DD :D Congrats!
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
:giggle: I recieved the suggestion for this back in may and has to wait 7 months before featuring it :faint:

This is still one of the most impressive emotes i've seen. The amount of detail you managed to pack into this is truely amazing. It may be 2 years old but you really couldn't tell that.

Congrats on the DD :) glad to see this finally get the attention it deserves
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Oh my... Thanks very much. :) I feel a bit like one of those famous artists... I become famous after I'm dead. :lmao:
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:iconmorielen:
Morielen Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
SNOW!!!! ^_^
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:iconmangokingoroo:
MangoKingoroo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Student Interface Designer
COol! and cold! ;D
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:iconnanook94:
Nanook94 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He
is
very
cute
!!!
lol.
I really love it :huggle: great job!!
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:iconcholie:
cholie Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Wow, this is incredibly well made--it's so detailed! :wow: The Daily Deviation is definitely deserved! Congratulations!
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks. :)
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:iconcholie:
cholie Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
you are most welcome!
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:iconhaname15:
Haname15 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Awesome ^^
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:iconscarlatadiamond:
ScarlataDiamond Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
LUV IT!
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:iconfloppyflop:
Floppyflop Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Student General Artist
Hahaha! ^-^ How cute!
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:iconbatmanwithbunnyears:
BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009   General Artist
Great Job! The counterintuitive choice of making some snowflakes darker than others (rather than all ure white) provides a sense of depth to the snowfall, and the gusts of wind show asymmetry of movement that keeps the piece engaging to the viewer. I also love how he shivers and shields himself when the wind blows. So lifelike and cute.
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I eventually got through to your comment. Thanks for the deep insight. :) I didn't originally intend for the snow contrasts to portray depth, but I think you're right - so it has two purposes!
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:iconcrazyfoxmoon:
CrazyFoxMoon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey... I think I saw him outside earlier today!

(I'm in the Christmas Blizzard!)
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
be sure to give him some hot chocolate for me. :)
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:iconcrazyfoxmoon:
CrazyFoxMoon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I forgot to pack any hot chocolate for me!!! :cries:
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:iconbobtheacorn:
bobtheacorn Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
It's so cute~! :la:
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:iconcrash-the-hyruler:
Crash-The-Hyruler Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Aww 2 cute XD
Awesome job :clap:
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:iconthe-12th-doctor86:
The-12th-Doctor86 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Student Artist
This should be the new version of the winter downs Icon.
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:iconcdsh:
CDSH Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Student General Artist
Awww, so cute! Wish it snowed where I live... that'd be awesome. ^^

Merry Christmas~! :holly:
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
We still have slush and ice on the ground, so that counts as a white Christmas. ;p

You too!
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:iconrhayvennite:
RhayvenNite Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely lovely :)
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:iconjustjukka:
justjukka Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
We've got a bunch of snow on the ground here, but it's also raining, so driving back home is gonna be interesting.
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Oh, I know what that's like. The boots! They do nothing!
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:iconjustjukka:
justjukka Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Neat avatar. I actually tried to scroll it.

lollerskates ~_~
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:iconkageko:
kageko Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
So cute! :3
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:iconstephanieleonheart:
StephanieLeonheart Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
How adorable!

Merry Christmas! :holly:
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Cheers. :)
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:iconprincesskitty0709:
PrincessKitty0709 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
That is cute! Hey Merry Christmas! Though I don't know you, I still want to say that!
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
That's what it's all about, eh? :)
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:iconshadow-wildabeast:
shadow-wildabeast Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
This has to be the cutest little emote ever. :D
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
And maybe the coldest too!
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:iconshadow-wildabeast:
shadow-wildabeast Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Yup, that too. XD
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:iconsparklydest:
SparklyDest Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:clap: Congrats on the DD! I am amazed it hasn't received one before now. The animation is so smooth and it just feels cold! :nod:
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:iconboffinbrain:
BoffinbraiN Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
The only thing that amazes me is that I keep getting DDs. :o
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