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Emoticon Pack: a collection of emoticons (emotes) meant for use in a messenger or on a personal website that covers a variety of different emotions.

Required emoticon themes

  • Lazy OR Flirtatious
  • Sheepish OR Mischievous
  • Speechless OR Down-trodden
  • Hurt OR Impatient
  • In Love OR Hungry
  • Evil Laugh OR TMI (Too Much Information)
  • Envy OR Greed
  • Insecure OR Grateful
  • Relieved OR Concerned
  • Wait, what?! OR OMGYESPLZ


:bulletgreen: You must select one (1) emoticon theme per pair, as listed above.

:bulletgreen:  You have to include at least five (5) original emoticons [free choice emoticons] to create a minimum total of fifteen (15) emoticons.

:bulletgreen: You cannot create any emoticons based on theme pair options that you did not choose.

:bulletgreen: There is no upper limit to the number of emoticons that you include in this pack.

:bulletgreen: It must be clear which emoticon represents which emotion, and must be stated in the artist’s comments.

:bulletgreen: You cannot manipulate or use an existing legend emote in any way.

:bulletgreen:  Emotes must be new for this contest. You are allowed to revamp one of your own emotes, provided the emote in question is older than ninety (90) days.

:bulletgreen: Collaboration pairs are  allowed, however, twice as many emotes need to be included in the pack –  All twenty (20) of the emotes listed, and ten (10) of the deviants’ choosing. It must be made clear who made which emoticons and that each deviant made half of the emotes listed in the pack (half of the options listed above and half of the free choice emotes).

:bulletgreen: Emotes can be static or animated, and packs can be one, the other, or a mix of both.

:bulletgreen: Deviants are allowed to use base packs, however they must ensure that:

     (a)the pack in use is free to use, manipulate and upload; and

     (b)the pack is credited with a link back in the artist’s comments.

:bulletgreen:  Entries must be uploaded to the Packs gallery as a zip file, with a preview image that shows all of the emoticons in the pack, including their respective animations, if applicable (can show snippets, they do not have to appear side by side). The zip file must contain .gif and/or .png files.

:bulletgreen: You have one month from the date of the contest announcement (Start date: 23:59 PST May 1st, 2012) to upload the pack and link me to the pack in a comment below (End Date: 23:59 PST June 1st, 2012).

:bulletgreen:  You are allowed to upload individual pieces of the pack (separately) in your gallery after the submission of the pack.

:bulletgreen:  You are not allowed to centre the pack around Original Characters (emoticon or otherwise) or use them in any way. The pack must be neutral  and able to be used by all.

:bulletgreen: You are allowed to enter twice; however you cannot reuse emoticons or any of  the chosen emotions represented. Each pack must be unique and cannot overlap in any way. (If one of your entries is a collaboration, you cannot redo any emoticons you personally made, or were your free choice options).

:bulletgreen: You must link your entry in the comments below.

:bulletgreen:  All entries will be collected into this folder.


First Place

:bulletgreen: 1 year premium membership

:bulletgreen: 1 emoticon bundle

Second Place

:bulletgreen: 6 months premium membership

:bulletgreen: dA addict pack


:bulletgreen: 3 months premium membership

:bulletgreen: dA accessory pack

People’s Choice

:bulletgreen: 1000 devianART points. :points:

Hullo all!

stuck-in-suburbia and I are the new group admins. Please still feel free to note the group if you are interested in helping out (either as an admin or otherwise). Bear with us while we talk over our plans for the group. You are welcome to comment here with suggestions of what you want to see in the group/see the group do.

In the meantime, I have set up a chat for the group called :#dAmnEmoticons:. All are welcome to hang out, share your work (emote-related of course), seek critiques, etc.

I also encourage you to see what PurpelBlur is up to with his Emote Revival. Blurple is a wonderful deviant and person who always strives to do good for the dA community and its little niches.

Thanks in advance for your patience!

- Zanne
Due to life commitments and commitments to dA elsewhere its come to the point that i and Nironan12 no longer wish to be admins on this group. Over the past year my focus has dwindled and i feel that this group deserves a whole lot more love and attention than i feel i can offer.

So i'm doing a shout out to ask if anyone wants to take over the group. You don't have to be experienced with running groups, but some emoticon knowledge/experience is an added plus. There are a couple of things to note though:

- We can not hand over full control of the group as the original founder (Sinister-Starfeesh) still holds that position but has left dA. therefore you will only be promoted to co-founder, but will be able to fully run the group from there.

- dAmn-Emotes is a group focused on chat friendly emotes. I would hope anyone wishing to take over would keep along the same lines and not turn it into a generic 'submit any emote' group

If you are interested, the group a note. If no one comes forward in a week i'll be demoting myself regardless and the group will be left in limbo without any admins.


KisayaMyst has said she is willing to take on the group so it doesn't go admin-less. However, if you want to help out, send the group a note and so she can see if anyone else is willing to volunteer and help with running the group.
Hello, happy May 12th! As an emoticon group, I'm sure the members are psyched for this little event.

There should be some events in WeEmote you should check out, and feel free to put some of our group submissions to good use. :eyes:

dA emote databases

Sun Apr 11, 2010, 4:39 PM by Synfull:iconsynfull:

On dA there are currently 2 official systems in place to allow you to use emoticons around the site. These are know as The Emoticon Legend and The Emoticon Mood System. Together the two systems contain over 500 emoticons from a range of different artists on dA.

However when it comes to locating the original copies of the emoticons it isn't all that easy. The Emoticon Legend does come with a full list of emoticons along with the ability to list by creator but it can still be tricky to track down the actual deviations.

However after some strong dedication and help from a few other deviants from the community we have built up a system to make this far easier. Now each official system has a full database listing the code, creator and deviation link for every emoticon, along with a section in the group's faves dedicated to collecting the deviations.

The Emoticon Legend

Click here to see the Emoticon Legend Collection

Click here to access the Emoticon Legend Database

Colour code:
Red - Deviation deleted/stored
Orange - Problem with deviation info
Yellow - Staff submission - original not found
Green - Emoticon found
Blue - Banned / Deactivated account

The Emoticon Mood System

Click here to see the Emoticon Mood System Collection

Click here to access the Emoticon Mood System Database

Colour code:
Red - Emoticon doesn't show
Orange - Deviation deleted/stored
Yellow - Anonymous Owner
Green - Emoticon found
Purple - Banned deviant