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last rain drop by mintyy last rain drop by mintyy

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The last spring rain drop falls down.


Thanks so much Hanratty-Stock and Synfull for choosing this deviation for a DD!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-04-22
last rain drop by =mintyy is an adorable little emoticon. The shading of both the emote and the leaf is of excellent standard and the expression chosen enhances the animation. The way the drop rolls off the leaf is a brilliant touch making this an emoticon well worth watching several times over. ( Suggested by UnicornReality and Featured by Synfull )
I think the main thing that stands out in the piece in terms of errors is the raindrop. It falls really slowly, though I don't know if that was intentional or not. I think it'd be much improved if it fell faster.

However, the rest of the animation's great, especially how it rolls off the face. (That might benefit from being a teeny bit faster as well, though.)

I love the use of a 4-leafed clover--pretty unusual and interesting. I think the clover might benefit from a little more contrast, but it's still pretty nice.

Over all, great job and congrats on the DD.
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44 out of 44 deviants thought this was fair.

This emote is a nice touch to any earth day gallery! The color scheme is executed beautifully, with stunning shading and excellent shape. But of course, with any peice of work, there is room for improvement. ;P

The animation of the raindrop is the biggest improvement that could be made here. The overall animation seems slow and could include a few more frames, but most of all the movement feels shaky, like they weren't quite sure how they were going to do this when they started. The last couple of frames also seem unnatural, and the raindrop appears to be disappearing. Plus, it is indistinguishable whether the artist was trying to get the raindrop to slide down the emote's face or not.

Although I don't find the idea extremely original, I've never seen an emote with such subject matter. I have seen sketches of people or animals watching a raindrop fall off of an umbrella or a flower, but a clover adds a bit more unique touch to the emote. The animating technique the artist used isn't all that advanced, but the shading of the clover and emote show a sort of career in pixel making, and demonstrate several years of practice in the profession.

Overall, I give this emote a 7.5 out of 10. The colors, shading, and overall placement of the pixels are great, but the animation of the raindrop could use a little more research and depth. Plus, even though the emote looks sad, the overall product creates a happy, lighter feeling in the observer. I've worked with pixels before, and it's tedious work, but I believe a little more effort could have gone into the animation. Still, you've got to admit, the colors and shading are great!
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41 out of 43 deviants thought this was fair.

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rinCoTM Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017   Digital Artist
reminded me of something from CLAMP
tho i can't really recall what, but cute!!!
Caramel dansen emote :shuffelin: Put your fingers in the air Dancing :la: bunneh icon3 bunneh icon14 
Cookie-Dough-Is-Good Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
How sad! :cry: Poor green emoji
mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
Gorgeous work!
CHILLSTEPS Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
gratz on the dd
Thalana Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I love it - everything about it !
Leopardpool-07 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist
This is such an adorable emote!! <33 I love it ^^ And I love the color!!
nuazka Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww~~ Cute.. :D
Ithinkurqreat Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Jenya88 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
<3 So cute! I love it. :love:
x-Maya-x Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Awwh, adorable ! :heart:
Chigagigaroo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
So cute! <3
vera-san Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
The emote's expression is so cute! >.<
QuinneCL Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
This really is as adorable as everyone says it is.
Kebron14 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Wow! Great!
urban-lingo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
AW THIS IS SO CUTE :heart: :heart: :heart:
StormSagittario Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
do you mind if i use it please
Livadialilacs Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great! :clap:
IsakiYukihara Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
my so cuuuuuuuute :333333333 ah like your work n,n
Feylore Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Artist
I just wanted to say, that this emote is so fantastically adorable. :D
synconi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Awww he looks so sad as he clutches onto the clover leaf...the shading is gorgeous and the idea lovely. :heart:
tajus Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
JellyMellee Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
yay pretty pretty!
KawaiiKaabii Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Comment-Addict Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Very adorable! I love it! :love:
momobee Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awhhh, adorable c:
TriciaS Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
:iconawwplz:,,,,A gorgeous little emote!:heart:
Anika-Diri Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cute <3333:love:
VioleNtPJ Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why is he sad? :(
Fall-Out-M Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
jak to robisz? w jakim programie? :) boskie ^^
renekotte Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Adorable! :heart:
aganab Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Na początku wydaje się prote, lecz tak naprawdę jest świetne ^^
Frozen-Requiem Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
This is me.
Of-the-Leaves Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
That's so incredibly adorable. :love: I love the colours, they really make you feel the sadness in seeing the last of something loved disappear, much like the last cookie from the jar. Ah, but don't worry, little emote, the rain will come back next year! The cookies, however...
cherriuki Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009   Traditional Artist
<333 i love rain too~ and this one is TOO CUTE <3
NickPlatypus Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
i like this, it deserved the DD
Entriq Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
This one is my favorite :D
Koinu-The-Krazed Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
:3 I shall call him my squishy and he shall be mine, and he shall be my squishy.

Another epic win! 8D
Sky-Yoshi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Wow this is beautiful! So fluent , pale colors and cute emote! :+fav:
harvest-jacobina Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Wow, this is so cute!~ You're really good at pixel art!
EliasxEvans Featured By Owner May 16, 2009   Writer
Despite the fact that it's way too small, I still love it! :)
maester96 Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
But..... It's an emote D:
EliasxEvans Featured By Owner May 18, 2009   Writer
That's ok. :) I just thought it's a bit small. Still cute.
serel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
It's sad, but I love it
otenba-kun Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
That's really cool! I love how the little guy just watches the drop fall down like that!

One thing, the tear shape only occurs when the drop is getting ready to fall. As it's falling, the drop becomes round, so the teardrop shape it has when it's fallins is a little inacurate, but still looks nice nonetheless.
00alisa00 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009   Digital Artist
What a wonderful emote!
so cute :love:
BigxBadxWorld Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
I can't say I'm qualified to give a proper emote critique here, but I'll give it my best shot. :paranoid:

This is very cute. :aww: I love the idea, and the colors here, perfect for Earth Day. You've got a nice style.
The one thing I might consider altering is the raindrop. It seems to fall al ittle slowly, then awkwardly disappear once it rolls down the emote's umbrella.

Congratulations on the DD! :clap:

JonathanChanutomo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i think it was summer here... but the rain is come again and again make me feel bad.... i dunno where's the last raind drop will come hahahah
JonathanChanutomo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i think it was summer here... but the rain is come again and again make me feel bad.... i dunno where's the last raind drop will come hahahah
Dantes-Wings Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
Aw~ Cute =]
jadeshadow Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
Very cute. Especially the expression on the emote's face.
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