So i herd u liek interviews?? - Mr-Jaunty

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Welcome to June's edition of So i herd u liek interviews??. This is the 12th volume in a series of interviews aimed at finding out about emoticonists from the deviantART community.

This series links with the weekly volumes of 'so i herd u liek emotes??' which have now been running since October.

:bulletgreen:The emoticonist</u>:bulletgreen:

This volumes featured emoticonists is Mr-Jaunty. Although he has only been around for a short time, he has already made a name for himself in the emote community. His emotes are spread over a number accounts, but all shine with unique but interesting ideas are always created to a high standard. He is commonly known for his great Lunatic Spatula comic strips, as well as brilliant emoticons such as Emote Scanner I managed to grab some time with him to have this interview

:bulletblue:The interview</u>:bulletblue:

:interview: by Synfull

How and when did you get into making emoticons?

I got into emote about a year ago and solely because I saw :bweep: by RooBot and wanted to make cute little round things.

When you first started making emotes, did you use any tutorials?

No, I've always preferred to figure things out on my own.

Are there any particular tutorials you have found/created since that you would like to suggest?

I don't recommend the tutorial I made... Seriously... it was horrible. Other than that I've never used tutorials, so I wouldn't know of any good ones.

Where do you get inspiration / ideas from?

Just about anything, today I made an emote from a typo. :83: by JauntyBot

Do you try to stick to one particular style and technique, or do you prefer to experiment?

I do like to try new styles, but overall I tend to stick to the one.

What methods have you used for shading? Do you have a preference?

I hand pixel everything, and I love that, but in the past I would use a brush, but never a gradient.

Which programs have you used to create your emoticons? Are there any you can suggest?

Photoshop CS2 and ImageReady... I refuse to update! :shakefist:

Roughly how long does it take you to go from concept to finished emoticon?

Anywhere from ten seconds to twelve hours, depending on what said concept is. Anything that takes longer than twelve hours tends to get forgotten.

Are there any particular qualities that you feel can make an emote stand out from any other?

Attention to detail, a daring to try new things and, most importantly, love. You have to love your emotes, elsewise they turn on you and bite you in your sleep. :paranoia: by Avhaz

Are there any particular effects you've found difficult, or have been unable to create?

Glowing. Can't do it. :no:

Which are 3 of your favourite emotes from your personal gallery?

:demonic: by the-unnamed21
This is my all time favorite of my emotes, nothing I've made since has come close to the awesomeness or concept of it.

:evilsmirk: by JauntyBot
This has quickly become one of the emotes I use the most. Which is saying something because the expression was a complete accident.

Making Emotes by Mr-Jaunty
The time put into this and all the little details... Let's face it, it's just too cute.

Is there a particular emote in your gallery you would you like to see get more attention. If so, why?

It's Morphing Time by Mr-Jaunty
It was not fun making all those mouths. :bucktooth:

Are there any particular emoticonists you would like to see get more exposure?

BlissfullySarcastic and ahollowvoice / RooBot

How did you come up with your emoticon character?

I came up with Punkat before I even knew what an emote character was, and he was basically a revamp of :fuzzydemon: that I fell in love with. Mr. Jaunty came around after I got a felt top hat as a Christmas present... I still wear it. :paranoid:

Do you feel like the emoticon gallery has progressed during your time as an emoticonist?

Oh definitely. More so in the last five months than the seven months before that, but even during those early years things were always changing, getting better, smoother... more insane. 8B :icon8buckplz: by blunaowl

Where would you like to see emotes go in the future?

Holograms, virtual pets and maybe one of those scientist people could make the first ever real emote... ABSENCE OF MIND. by FredStudios

Are there any trends or styles you'd like to see less of in the gallery?

Caramelldansen and pictures of people. :nods: by koffeeben

Is there any advice you would like to give to new emoticonists?

Practice, you won't get better if you don't and you'll thank yourself later if you do.

Is there anything else you would like to say?

Uhm... Banana hammock? A Real o.O by JauntyBot

If :| and :B were locked in a room with nothing but an umbrella and a pie, what would happen?

:| would likely drive :bucktooth: insane with his silence, thus resulting in 8B :icon8buckplz: by blunaowl who would eat the entire pie and then run around the room with the umbrella trailing behind it, all this while :| just sat there and stared blankly.


Jetpackeer by the-unnamed21
Jetpackeer must be one of my favourite deviations by Mr-Jaunty. He combines a unique and amusing idea which amazing technical skill and great comic timing to create a jaw-droppingly good emoticon

Stretched Out by Mr-Jaunty
Stretched out is another emoticon in his galleries that really stands out. The amazing shading is really appealing and the expressions chosen are perfectly used. The odd angle works well within the situation and the pixelling of emote is top notch throughout

:sims: by the-unnamed21
With the recent release of the next game, I really couldn’t resist featuring :sims:. The animation is fluent throughout and the idea is executed extremely well.

For all his emotes, be sure to check out his other accounts:
the-unnamed21 NamelessBot JauntyBot

:bulletblack: Previous volumes</u>  :bulletblack:

So I herd u liek emotes??

Volumes 1-25
Volume 26 - 5th April
Volume 27 - 12th April
Volume 28 - 19th April
Volume 29 - 26th April
Volume 30 - 4th May
Volume 31 - 10th May
Volume 32 - 17th May
Volume 33 - 24th May
Volume 34 - 31st May
Volume 35 - 7th June
Volume 36 - 15th June
Volume 37 - 21st June

So I herd u liek interviews??

Interview 1- CookiemagiK - 15th January
Interview 2 - Cmotes - 30th January
Interview 3 - MenInASuitcase - 12th February
Interview 4 - Red-Bananas - 27th February
Interview 5 - LeoLeonardo - 12th March
Interview 6 - MixedMilkChOcOlate - 28th March
Interview 7 - blunaowl - 14th April
Interview 8 - Droneguard - 28th April
Interview 9 - Krissi001 - 14th May
Interview 10 - Waluigi-Prower - 28th May
Interview 11 - Kermodog - 12th June
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TheBigBadFish's avatar
Exposure ftw ;)
Mike-RaWare's avatar
Yelof's avatar
Thank you for introducing me to his gallery, it's fantastic.
Synfull's avatar
Darkkingofgames's avatar
You liked Mudkips before they were cool.
rocp's avatar
Nice interview!
5P-emotes's avatar
:giggle:He's the only emoticonist I've seen that hasn't used a tutorial.
Synfull's avatar
There are a few around. The only tutorials i've really ever used are the special effects and dithering ones
Waluigi-Prower's avatar
Hey, I didn't either! :shakefist:
5P-emotes's avatar
:noes: Then again, I'm lazy and hardly ever pay attention.
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