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Karen's FAQ

What programs do you use to make emotes?
I use 2 programs - PaintShop Pro X2 to make the individual frames and then Ulead Gif animator 5 to animate the frames together

How do you make an emoticon?
That's not something I can easily explain here. However, there are over 200 different emoticon tutorials over at Emotication, or you can check out my personal tutorials here

What programs would you suggest for making emotes?
There are a range of different programs out there and its about finding one (or two) that suit you. There's a list of free programs and trials on this page which is a good place to start

How do I use your emotes in a comment?
I've written a nice tutorial to explain this which you can find here. You can also check out my list of plz accounts on this journal

Will you make me an avatar?
I sadly no longer take free personal avatar requests. However you can check out my list of free to use avatars here

Will you comment/critique an emote I made?
As long as you ask politely, sure :) It may take me a while to get around to it, but I really don't mind. Just send me a link in a comment or note.

Useful links :D

Personal Links

Emote Resources

Awards board

Emote Award Nominee - 2012 by Krissi001 Syn Judge by Krissi001 Best Static Emoticonist - 2012 by Krissi001

EMTC Rainbows Close Contenders by happy-gurl EMTC Stamps Close Contenders by happy-gurl EMTC Blue Honorable Mention by happy-gurl

participant badge by Krissi001 Completed the VP NaNoEmo - badge by Krissi001 bronze by Krissi001

silver by Krissi001 gold by Krissi001

Competitor's Badge by IceXDragon Emoticon Tournament Semi-Finalist Badge by IceXDragon Emoticon Tournament Finalist Badge by IceXDragon Emoticon Tournament Winner Badge by IceXDragon

NaNoEmo hosts by Krissi001

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8 deviants said NaNoEmo 2017 -

Rubik Cubes

Rubiks Cube solver stamp by smgbas
I'm a fan of solving Rubik's Cubes and other twisty puzzles. You can check out my collection below:

Part 1 | Part 2


:iconemotesecretsanta: :icontheemoticongallery: :iconemoticon-projects: :iconemoticonopus: :iconnanoemo: :iconweemote: :iconemoticon-stamps: :iconemotication: :iconpack-it-in:


NaNoEmo 2018

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 18, 2018, 1:50 PM
As the start of November is quickly approahing, it's time to stir up some interest for this year's NaNoEmo event. As usual, the event starts on the 1st of November, and hopefully this article will wake some emoticonists up from hibernation.

What is NaNoEmo?

NaNoEmo is a fun emoticon challenge hosted every November to match up with NaNoWriMo in the literature community. Over the last 6 years we have had a fair number of emoticonists taking part and some fantastic emotes appearing all through the designated month.

The main purpose of the challenge is to encourage emoticonists to make emotes throughout the month of November. The most common challenge undertaken is to make 30 emotes in 30 days, though others choose to set alternative targets which better suit their other commitments or art style.

The November event features the 'normal' format where any emote style is accepted. So it is completely up to you whether you opt to create individual pieces, design a collection of related emoticons or work towards a visual purpose scene which is built up over the course of the month.

Taking Part

If you aim to take part in NaNoEmo then join the group and leave a comment on the journal below. Once you have finished an emote(s), upload them to the 'featured' folder at NaNoEmo so other group members to check them out.

If we receive enough entries we will aim to do a weekly recap to show off a range of the brilliant pieces submitted. We will then round off the month with a news article to show off some of my favourite pieces from the month.

You don’t have to take part in the entire month. So if for any reason you want to sign up part way through November or need to drop out, then that is ok.

Tutorials & Resources

For those that may not have much experience with Emotes, Emotication has a handy list of tutorials and resources which may assist making your art pieces.



It would be brilliant if you could help spread the word about this event. We would love to see members throughout the community (and even beyond) taking part, so please help promote it through journals, polls, Twitter or simply show it to your friends.

We look forward to seeing everyone sign up for this event, and eagerly await seeing what wonderful pieces you come up with! :eager: by darkmoon3636

Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
`Synfull has firmly rooted herself at the heart of the emoticon gallery and made it her mission to bring pixel passion to every part of deviantART. With a personal gallery that's filled to the brim with exremely detailed emoticons and informative tutorials, Karen has developed an reputation with many deviants for being somewhat of a legendary emoticon artist. We very much agree that Karen's dedication and inspiring efforts deserve recognition, and therefore it's without any hesitation that we bestow the Deviousness Award for July 2013 to `Synfull, congratulations!
-awarded July 2013

About Me

About me

My name is Karen though a number of people around dA call me Syn or Synfull. I joined deviantART back in 2006 as an art appreciator, but over time I have tried my hand at a number of different art forms, before eventually finding my place in emoticons.

Offline,I graduated from the University of Birmingham, UK with a degree in Computer Science (Programming) and now work at a computer software company in Derby. I like to spend my free time relaxing with friends, watching films, travelling, dabbling in crafts, helping at my local Scout group or messing with one of my Rubik's cubes.

Please note:

Instead of thanking me for faves, please spend the time looking at a-kid-at-heart's gallery

Conflict Resolution by a-kid-at-heart Emote Seasons by a-kid-at-heart An Artists Pain by a-kid-at-heart


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mk4s Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hey Syn, I used to be JUSTOOGOOD; but I'm less arrogant now. Hope you're keeping well.

I am back on dA. This is my new account :D
Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018
Welcome back. I certainly recognise the avatar? How has life been since we last spoke?
mk4s Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
Life has been verrry good, ta. Long story short: I kind of lost my way as an Illustrator, then nine years ago I got a job sculpting miniatures for Games Workshop. I met a girl working there, who I eventually asked out. She is a Graphic designer and also allergic to my two cats but we are making it work (lots of anti allergy tablets lol). Now I am about to start an online MA in Illustration at Falmouth Flexible. Exciting times :D

I see you are very much still doing the little animated emoticon dudes. They are great :D

How have you been?
PekerSweet Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018  New Deviant  General Artist
Hi Synfull! I used to be PhoebeChops2009, but I ended up deactivating on that account, so I made my second account, PekerSweet! Have a nice day!
Synfull Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018
:wave: Thanks for letting me know
PekerSweet Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  New Deviant  General Artist
You’re welcome!
specialized666 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hi, have an awesome day :happybounce:
Synfull Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018
Thank you :) I hope you do too
PhoebeChops2009 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Student General Artist
I love your emoticons!
Synfull Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
:blushes: Thank you
PhoebeChops2009 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Student General Artist
You’re welcome! 😇
diamond281 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Synfull Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
SafeGaming89 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Hobbyist
Oh hey, Karen! I've not chatted to you in ages! :)
Synfull Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
Hey! Been a while as life has been hectic. How are you?
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