HELLO EVERYONE! :happybounce: :heart:
Welcome to a new edition of my ArtHeart Feature!. This month's topic is: EMOTICONS!
Emoticons (also known as Emojis or Emotes) are small but beautiful pieces of art that allow us to express thoughts and emotions without using words, or complement our sentences so that the receiver can perfectly understand what we want to communicate. Originally, emotes were created using a wide variety of characters, such as punctuation, numbers, and letters, but they evolved over time thanks to great technological advances, becoming incredible pieces of digital art :)
Since then they have become very popular on all social networks, and also in artistic communities like DeviantArt, where there are artists who are dedicated to creating them for others to use. There are hundreds of emoticons with different shapes, sizes, colors, and themes for all tastes and interests. No matter what you are thinking or feeling right now, you can always find an emote
UPDATE: Eclipse is now released to all deviants! Click the "Eclipse" toggle on the top navigation to try Eclipse.
Thanks to the efforts of AriBanks and her supporters, you’ve gotten a glimpse of DeviantArt Eclipse. So now you probably want in? We’re stoked that you want access to the new redesign and to experience DeviantArt in dark or light.
To get DeviantArt Eclipse:
Favourite this journal
Comment below (and while you’re at it, feel free to tag a friend or two who may want to try it too!)
We’ll add you to our growing list of deviants interested in stepping into the new phase with Eclipse. Keep in mind Eclipse will be steadily rolled out to deviants in batches over the coming weeks and months, so don’t fret if you haven’t received a notification just yet!
Phlum is a younger emoticonist, but that does not diminish his enthusiasm for the artform or his love for the community one bit. He is active in various projects and community events, and you can often see him watching and supporting newcomers to emoting.