So i herd u liek interviews?? - Sinister-Starfeesh

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Welcome to So i herd u liek interviews??. This is the 16th 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.

If you're wondering what happened to number 15 check out this journal for an interview of myself :)

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

This volumes featured emoticonist is Sinister-Starfeesh. Despite being in the community less than a year, Sini has already made a name for herself and created a number of well recognised emoticons and even started a craze with her :wooo: Woooo emote version by Sinister-Starfeesh emote. I managed to find some time with her to sit and have this interview.

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

:interview: by Synfull

How and when did you get into making emoticons?

I got into emoticons not long after i first joined, after seeing CookiemagiKs guitar hero animation. I just fell in love with animations and emoticons after that  :la:

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

I used Emote tutorial: Walking by CookiemagiK :la: And...   Shiny Emote Shading by Bad-Blood for the bases

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

Well ones i've found that i'd suggest would be CookiemagiKs for emoticon/animation and Animation-emote tutorial by MenInASuitcase

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

I've always used paint shop pro x + imagready for my animation and creation, so i can't really suggest anything other than those x3 I find them very easy to use and get the hang of :la:

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

I've tried so many methods of shading and so many different styles i forget which ones i've tried xD

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

After all the experimenting with styles, i ended up using Tard Tutorial by BurgerBunny for quite a while, because i found it worked well with my sort of emoticons, but recently i've switched my style to my own which you can see here I bring pressehs by Sinister-Starfeesh

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

I think humor is a major quality i look for in most emoticons, and colourfull..ness... is that a word? Dx
And obviously uniqueness! :la:

Where do you get your inspiration / ideas from?

I don't know really, usually random conversations with people, or they just hit me in the face randomly when i least expect it xD

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

Ages because i'm lazy! lol I usually try to do somthing as soon as i get the idea, because i have the memory of a goldfish, so if i don't start it right away i'll forget all about it... and writing lists doesn't help me xD

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

I try to stay within my limits, but i've always had a huge problem with pixel backgrounds for emoticons, so i try to avoid doing those xD

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

Gui'tard' Hero by Sinister-Starfeesh
i love the idea of an emoticon meeting real life sized objects, and i was really happy with the result of this when i had finished

Snuggly tiem by Sinister-Starfeesh
it just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside xD

Bad Magician. by Sinister-Starfeesh
it was the first thing i produced that i was genuinely proud of D:

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

I can't really think of one, tbh i'm happy with any level of attention my work receives :la: So i wouldn't really ask for more attention on anything... if that makes sense ._O

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

Wooded-Wolf Definatly! I think his work is awesome and completely different. And Seiorai She's new to emoticons, but she already produces amazing work :la:

How did you come up with your emoticon character?

I did a pixel piece of a bug for an avatar, and then  got bored and emoticonised it, thus sini was born xD in her early stages... she was a male D: she's come along way though but i went through 2 OCS before i got to sini x3

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

Definitely, there are always new people popping up who show great potential! And older deviants are still always progressing and impressing with new pieces :la:

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

Who knows :O We can never predict the future of emoticons, they've come so far already! I just want to see more people getting into making emoticons :la:

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

I can't think of anything really i'd like to see less :O I love it just the way it is though LESS MISCATS! x3

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

Just stick with it, practice and take onboard advice :la: And they shall be epic! :la:

If :| and :B grew wings, what would happen and what would they get up to?

THEY WOULD ELOPE AND HAVE LOTS OF BUCKBLANK CHILDREN AND EVENTUALLY TAKE OVER THE WORLD! I'm not very imaginative but i imagine the buckblank world would be scary D:


Emote + Smiley by Sinister-Starfeesh
Emote + smilie is a fantastic combination of 2 different emotion styles to make an adorable and well animated piece

PodTard. by Sinister-Starfeesh
PodTard is a cute little animation with great connection between the emoticon and its surroundings.

Changing Worlds Revamp by Sinister-Starfeesh
Changing worlds revamp is a brilliant display of emotes interacting with an awesome pixeled background

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

So I herd u liek emotes??

Volumes 1-40
Volume 41 - 9th August
Volume 42 - 14th August
Volume 43 - 23rd August
Volume 44 - 30th August
Volume 45 - 6th September
Volume 46 - 13th September

So I herd u liek interviews??

Interviews 1-10
Interview 11 - Kermodog - 12th June
Interview 12 - Mr-Jaunty - 24th June
Interview 13 - de-Mote - 12th Aug
Interview 14 - madb0y - 27th Aug
Interview 15 - Synfull - 3rd September
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KetsuekiRyu's avatar
Love the interview.
Wooded-Wolf's avatar
I love the bug of love :la:
Droneguard's avatar
Finally interviewed :clap:
SparklyDest's avatar
:eager: Such a good read....such a good read!
ExFaceCake's avatar
lol, I first remember when she had those OC's

that dark-reddish starfish thing xD

Seiorai's avatar
Awesomesauceeeee... :woohoo:
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Cmotes's avatar
Another amazing interview. :giggle:
KimRaiFan's avatar
OMGOMG Sini can has interview:la:
UnicornReality's avatar
Mike-RaWare's avatar
Yay! I feel smarter already! :dummy:
MenInASuitcase's avatar
lol :paranoid: apparently nobody cliked on ^CookiemagiK's tutorial :p the third tutorial on the article :p xD
admx's avatar
omg omg omg Sini FTW! :la:
phoenixleo's avatar
'tis Siniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii's interview :w00t: :eager:

:worship: synful
tainted-dark's avatar
i dont think any other emoticonists know bout me besides u and cookiemagic. O.O I am the underdog, soon i shall rise and my glory will be endless! i know sinister starfeesh he/shes pretty good at making emoticons
Marc-pHX's avatar
Oh my God, so many xD! That's the Sini I know! :la:

Great interview! :dummy:
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BlissfullySarcastic's avatar
ZOMFG, SINI! :love:
Great featurenessness. <3
Sinister-Starfeesh's avatar
Who is insane person who uses to many text faces!!!
Giggarex's avatar
Love the interview!
BurgerBunny's avatar

:iconclapplz: She deserves this interview more than most :nod:
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