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*blows dust off* ... hello?
Is it really nearly June?! 2016 seems to be flying past in the blink of an eye that I don't really know where the days... weeks... months have gone.
As usual, life has been busy. Though this year I've been making a concerted effort to do more things because I *want* to do them, and not because I feel I *have* to. So in general I'm less stressed and much happier. There's still certain things I want to change, but I seem to be headed in the right direction.
The deviation I mentioned in my last journal (featuring 10 years on dA) sadly never materialised. There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day, and it just seemed to get lower and lower down my to-do list. My house is currently filled with half-finished books/games/projects, so fingers crossed I find time at some point to finish it off.
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Cheers to marcphx for t' picture at t' top.

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He is active in various projects and community events, and you can often see him watching and supporting newcomers to emoting.

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It's time for the all-new adventures of ChallengEmotes to begin! drum roll plz

The challenge: create an emote for each of the themes in a given set of themes. Each theme is specifically designed to be open-ended, so you're free to interpret it in any way you like. :bademoticon: 
The emote can be in any format you like: chat friendly, visual name it! :bademoticon:

A few house rules before we begin:
  • Your piece must relate to the theme in some way. If there's no clear link just from looking at it, you might wanna rethink your piece. wink
  • Your piece must be made specifically for the challenge, otherwise it defeats the point. There's no real way for me to verify this, so you gotta be honest :stinkeye:
  • Your piece must contain emoticons to some degree - but that's a given, right? :shifty:
  • If you like, you may incorporate two themes within one piece. They must, however, be from the same theme set. Relieved
  • Submit your work to the correct folder in the ChallengEmotes Gallery. If you don't have permission, let me know 'cause I've probably done something wrong again Grump
<da:thumb id="161079959"/> Without further ado, your theme sets are:

Theme Set I
  • Dragon
  • Kitties
  • Technology
  • Stories
  • Apple
Theme Set II
  • Blank Slate
  • Technology
  • Classics
  • Home of the Future
  • Brains
Theme Set III
  • Vacation
  • Love
  • Gifted
  • Chocolate
  • On The Inside

Completing a set will net you a beautiful stamp-sized participation badge, for you to proudly display on your profile! :hooray: It'll look something like this:

Stamp-set1 by Phlum

Complete the whole season and you'll get an extra-special gold badge with your name on it! :winner: remake

Oh, and one more thing: there is NO TIME LIMIT. New seasons and theme sets will be published periodically. You can work on it at your own pace! :la:


And remember, all of the previous challenges can still be entered! There are no deadlines, so feel free to create something for one of our old challenges if you like! Big Grin
:whisper: You may even notice that some of the themes are the same as the old challenges we had. Feel free to re-submit your original emotes, or start afresh!

It kinda does, except for that stupid gap :noes:
...and it looked interesting, so why not? These questions are from Arborix.

1.) If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be and why?
I guess I'd have either a macaque or a gibbon. Macaque because they've got funny faces, and gibbon because they look funny when they're climbing around.
Humour clearly plays a big part in my choice of pet... :lol:

2.) If you could live in any video game that you have played, which would it be?
Anno 2070 springs to mind, because I just love those solar tower arrays. :iconsomuchluffplz:

3.) What was your favorite show/cartoon/anime while growing up?
Tom and Jerry :dummy:

4.) What kind of things do you like drawing the most?
Robots. :giggle: Or spaceships.

5.) Regarding human anatomy, what are you the best (and worst) at drawing?
I'm getting better at proportions...but I suck at everything else. :lol:

6.) What can you hear right now?
'Dogs' from Pink Floyd's album Animals.

7.) When did you join Deviantart? What made you want to join?
I joined on the 22nd of June, 2009, apparently. The reason I joined was to share my drawings with the world.

8.) If you were to inherit a very generous sum of money, what would you spend it on first?
Depends. Are we talking generous enough to outright buy a house, or generous enough to afford a particularly expensive and historically valuable computer? (i.e. the NeXTCube)

9.) Do you have a webcomic, askblog, or something of the sort? If not, have you ever thought about making one?
I've considered making a webcomic many times over the years. Maybe I will someday, but it's quite a time sink.

10.) What do you use to create art with? (Desktop, laptop, tablet, iPad, sculpting tools, mouse, etc.)
That is a very difficult question to answer. For the most part I use either a mouse or a pencil (pen if I'm living on the edge). Sometimes I'll use a keyboard. Other times I'll use an airbrush. Sometimes I'll use ProMarkers. I...have my fingers in way too many pies. :slow:

11.) Have you ever been to a concert? If not, who would you like to go see?
I've been to a few. I'd like to see Rush but they're not touring any more. I've seen Ian Anderson, though, and he more than makes up for it :D

12.) If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?


I ain't taggin' nobody. I also can't think of twelve decent questions. :shifty: If you want to answer these ones, go for it :#1:


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ScepterDPinoy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's August 14th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

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cybermage303 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018
happy birthday.
JJJMadness Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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perzarus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Student General Artist
Amazing emotes and pixel art! 
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