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Advent Calendar 2017 by Synfull Advent Calendar 2017 :iconsynfull:Synfull 34 10 Merry Stitchmas by Synfull Merry Stitchmas :iconsynfull:Synfull 20 4 Stained Glass by Synfull Stained Glass :iconsynfull:Synfull 7 7 MB: Stuck in Oven by Synfull MB: Stuck in Oven :iconsynfull:Synfull 13 8 MB: OCtopi Army by Synfull MB: OCtopi Army :iconsynfull:Synfull 20 16 MB: Mysterious Spanish Gentleman by Synfull MB: Mysterious Spanish Gentleman :iconsynfull:Synfull 17 10 MB: Flove by Synfull MB: Flove :iconsynfull:Synfull 12 8 Let's bounce by Synfull Let's bounce :iconsynfull:Synfull 40 10 MB: Minecraft by Synfull MB: Minecraft :iconsynfull:Synfull 15 4 MB: Kyra and ET by Synfull MB: Kyra and ET :iconsynfull:Synfull 11 2 MB: Robots by Synfull MB: Robots :iconsynfull:Synfull 10 5 MB: Official Grump by Synfull MB: Official Grump :iconsynfull:Synfull 16 12 MB: Tralalala by Synfull MB: Tralalala :iconsynfull:Synfull 15 18 MB: Uni Work by Synfull MB: Uni Work :iconsynfull:Synfull 17 10 Deviantart 17 birthday doodle by Synfull Deviantart 17 birthday doodle :iconsynfull:Synfull 8 6 Lol Wut by Synfull Lol Wut :iconsynfull:Synfull 15 3


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

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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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22 deviants said :happybounce:
7 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


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


So just stop sneezing!

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:39 PM

I seem to be at that point in my life where I sneeze and 3 months fly by. I meant to write a journal in January, but it's now the middle of March and I'm just about finding time to sit down and compose a few thoughts.

So what's new? Not a lot. Work, Sleep, Friends, Pokemon Go and a few offline projects seem to occupy the majority of my time. I have so much I want to do, but fitting everything in seems a struggle. Sadly emoticons set at the bottom of my to do list, so I don't hold out much hope for producing anything new in the near future.

At the start if my year my trusty computer decided it had been abused way too long and it was time to break. I had quite literally just placed an order to upgrade it's harddrive where 2 separate incidents saw the bottom panel get ripped off, and for the casing around the screen to start rip itself apart. The machine itself functions fine, but the hardware is starting to let itself down.

I've bought a replacement laptop, but sadly I've had a few teething options. If I use the true screen resolution everything seems so tiny it just strains my eyes, and using the scaling options results in some objects (particularly emoticons) not appearing sharp and in some cases turning into a horrible distorted mess. So the new machine sits in my back room gathering dust whilst my old one limps along. At some point I guess I will have to switch, but it certainly won't help me get back into the art form.

On a more positive note, Phlum recently wrote an awesome article summing up emotes and the different categories we have. If you haven't seen it, please take a few minutes to glance through it and leave a fave or comment:

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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SafeGaming89 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Hobbyist
Oh hey, Karen! I've not chatted to you in ages! :)
kleinerteddy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
       thankyou *
Synfull Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
mintyy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
Synfull Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
emocx Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017
:D Thank you
emocx Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017
You are most welcome~! I LOVE IT! by emocx
TanteTabata Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017

:iconrainbowsparklesplz::iconrainbowsparklesplz:Wishing you all the best, dear Karen!:iconbdayplz::iconrainbowsparklesplz::iconrainbowsparklesplz:


Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017
:la: Thank you
Annaivri Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! Gift for You 
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017
:D Thank you
Annaivri Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :thanks:
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017
:) Thank you
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