What's all this then?
ChallengEmotes is a group for all emoticonists, of all skill levels, to come along and have some fun!
We hold a new challenge every month, and anyone can join in. There are no prizes, and no deadlines - the point of these challenges is just for practice, inspiration and, more importantly, for The Joy of Emoting
How do I get started?
It's a lot easier than it might look! All you need is a decent graphics program and a little time and patience.
It might also help to look at a few tutorials - and there are tutorials aplenty on this subject. And the best place to start is here:
This group's Favourites section contains a whole ton of resources to help you begin to bring to life those little baubles of fun we call emoticons!
If you're short on time, or just can't get the hang of creating your own emotes, check this group out:
...specifically, their Base Packs section. Here you can find pre-made bases for your own emotes!
(It's more fun to make your own bases, but these packs do exist for a reason...)
More Emote Groups
The main hub for emoticonists on deviantART. Start here if you want to learn more about this rather unique artform!
A specially-tended gallery for emoticons - 'cause the official emote gallery is such a mess.
This group is specifically for newcomers to emoting - join up if you've just started or if you just want to help out!
There are a load more emoticon groups - check our affiliates below to see them all