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.
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
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!