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Blank That Emote ContestIntroductionBlank That Emote Contest by zacthetoad
Have you ever stopped to consider where originated from? Or thought about using it in an emoticon of your own? Here's a contest for all emoticonists, no matter what level of skill, to give it ago and win some great prizes at the same time!
The blankstare is quite possibly the most recognisable emoticon on deviantART. Forever it will hold its place within this community's history. Known by some as :|, the image we know today was submitted to deviantART on the 31st of May, 2002 by weaponzero. In order to celebrate and commemorate this deviation's 1,826th day on deviantART we would like to invite you to enter an exciting emoticon based competition.
Since it was first submitted, weaponzero gave permission for people to use as they pleased. This idea is the basis of our contest. We would like to invite you to create an emoticon using . Whether it be a remake, a revision, the use of an existing emote or a completely new idea, we want to
Emoticon Monthly - Issue OneEmoticon MonthlyEmoticon Monthly - Issue One by FacetiousKellyAna
Welcome to the first issue of emoticon monthly. We are here to bring you all the latest reviews and gossip from the world of emoticons, those little round balls of colour we all love so much.
We aim to keep you updated with weekly features chosen by emoticonists and a list of all daily deviations awarded to emoticons this month.
Without much further ado, I bring you emoticon monthly:
Where have all the statics gone?
Emoticons are some of the best loved pieces of art on deviantART. They are one of the only standalone pieces to receive a daily deviation almost everyday. But why, oh why, do we only find animated emoticons now?
Some of the greatest emoticons of all time have been static. For example the beautifully simple ohnoes emoticon by camelhijackation, and of course the and from the dA legend.
Most emoticonists or deviants frown upon statics for being "far too
Making Emotes: The Tutorial Master ListSeveral people have commented that they'd like to make emotes but aren't sure where to start. The following tutorials should help you get started and then some.Making Emotes: The Tutorial Master List by livius
Emoticon Tutorial 4 Paint by Spaarghy: how to create a hand-shaded static emote using MS Paint.
Emoticon Tutorial Part 1 by Jtcgh: how to create a hand-shaded static emote using the free software, Paint.NET
Ultimate Emote Tutorial - P1 by eStunt: how to create a static emote using the gradie
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Current Residence: Novi Sad, Serbia
Favourite genre of music: Thinking man's music. Various borderline genres...slow metal, drone, doom/ambient/dark ambient
Favourite style of art: Sci-fi, Illustration, Vector art, Concept art, Minimalism
Operating System: Windows 7
Skin of choice: My own, of course, haha.
Favourite cartoon character: Cheese - foster's home for imaginary friends
Personal Quote: Oh, my old bones ache.... and "Težak život nas umetnika"(A hard life we artists live...)