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Hey guys, first of all thank you to sugarislife28, SparklyDest and Minato-Kushina for sending me valentine cards :heart: :love:




Then I wanted to announce that I won't be hosting the Emoticon Appreciation day this year. If anybody is interested please write it in the comments, if more than one deviant is interested then we will have to figure out who hosts it or if they could host it together. :hug:
Happy new year from silverhammer and me, i hope it will be awesome for you :heart:
Love you all :love:
Some of you might already know what I'm going to say (at least one person does) :D

Since May of this year, silverhammer and me have been a couple, and a couple of months ago we made the ultimate promise to one another and got engaged :happybounce: :heart: :love:

(The App sadly ate some of what I wrote, so I have to add it again :P)

silverhammer, you are the love of my life (which you probably know by now :giggle: and I couldn't be happier, I look forward to spend my life with you :iconhappycrynod:
Check out this deviation by silverhammer :meow:

Guess who it is ;D

Krissi and Yeti by silverhammer

whoa...hai :D

Fri Nov 14, 2014, 10:36 AM
It has been a while since I have been active here. :paranoid:
I spend most of the time with silverhammer and it is certainly the best time of life, it has been almost 6 months since we became a couple. :wow: :love: :heart:


:tighthug:




Emoticon News
2014 Emoticonist Advent Calendar InfoWelcome to the 2014 Emoticonist Advent Calendar!
:santa: This year, I volunteered to take over the project because Krissi001 discovered she was unable to due to time constraints.  Bear with me, as it's my first time organizing such a project. :slow:
:snowflake: What is an Advent Calendar?  An advent calendar depicts the 24 days in December ending on Christmas Day. :dummy:
:snowflake: Okay, so what's special about an Emoticonist Advent Calendar?  It's special because the calendar's days are filled with things made by anyone who makes emotes, or emoticons!
:snowflake: Who can sign up for this awesome project? Anyone who can create an emote!  Skill doesn't matter, but you must be willing to commit to the day you choose. :stare:
:snowflake: Will we be able to do animated entries?  As it's my first year and I'm quite unfamiliar with flash, thi
    Emote Secret Santa 2014 - 1 day left to signup!What is Emote Secret Santa?
EmoteSecretSanta is a fun community project which runs each winter for the emote community. The aim of the project is to encourage emoticonists to make a special gift for a fellow community member and share some art around the holiday season.
How does it work?
Anyone interested in joining the project must send a note to the group (details below) before the sign up deadline.
Once the deadline has passed, each person will be assigned one emoticonist for whom them must make a themed emote gift. In return, they will receive an emote from someone else in the Secret Santa.
These gifts are made in secret, uploaded to Sta.sh and sent to the group via note. On Christmas day all of the gifts will be revealed in an article featured on EmoteSecretSanta.
Who can take part?
The Secret Santa is open to anyone who can make emoticons. It d
    November NaNoEmo 2014November is approaching fast and Mirz123 and I are happy to announce that the November NaNoEmo will be running this year!
What is NaNoEmo?
NaNoEmo is a fun emoticon challenge hosted every November to match up with NaNoWriMo in the literature community. Over the last 3 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.
Whilst our previous NaNoEmo event hosted earlier this year was restricted to only visual purpose emotes, the November event returns to the 'normal' format where any emote style is accepted. So it is completely up to you whether you o





Features
Sick - NaNoEmo 11/30 by BlissfullySarcastic Jeremiah the Unfriendly Unicorn - NaNoEmo 10/30 by BlissfullySarcastic  :Lotus: - NaNoEmo by a-kid-at-heart NaNoEmo2014: Funny Sassy by CubicInsanity :LoveSnow: - NaNoEmo by a-kid-at-heart Victory - NaNoEmo14 Day 9 by Mirz123 NaNoEmo 2014: Chilled Cuddles by CubicInsanity :facepalm: by KitLightning :SadNod: - NaNoEmo by a-kid-at-heart white knight by KitLightning Assassin's Creed 4 by Kath602



Diablo 3 - Monk by DeivCalviz DIABLO III - His Roar by AlectorFencer Demon Hunter by DemonplayDiablo by sbalacTyrael Diablo 3 by UnidColor The Seed by GG-arts Red panda sketch with video by ailah Kayle new splash by su-ke Orbital Strike Rama by Andantonius Dark like rain by KuldarLeement Batman by Dibujante-nocturno Running Out of Time by FangWangLlin

Happy Birthday, my lovely sweetheart silverhammer :heart: :cake:  :tighthug: :blowkiss:
       
:giggle: :meow:

My deviantART Story

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 1:37 PM
It all started when I was searching for wallpapers in 2005, I joined the Site to be able to Fav the deviations since I usually searched for them in school. :P 
I wasn't an Artist and also not really interested in Art, I was more interested in Cars. :lol:
Dodge Charger by roobi

After a while I discovered more and more of deviantArt and my interest in Art started to grow,  I started to draw portraits and then I discovered the Emoticon Community and I learned how to create Emoticons. This was the time when I started to be active on dA and participated in the Community.  I met many incredible deviants in that time, sadly many of them aren't really active anymore. :c 

But the most important part of my deviantArt story is meeting the love of my life. We had the first interaction in 2008 after I received my first DD for one of my Emotes. Our friendship grew over time and we already wanted to meet each other some years ago, but it somehow didn't happen. It was different this year, we finally met each other and we quickly fell in love with each other, it has been more than 2 months since we became a couple and I can't imagine to be without him ever again.  I love you silverhammer :heart:





JAWSOME - by DanLuVisiArt

The first Print that I received from deviantArt as a prize/gift, the Print got me hooked and I bought tons of Prints since then.



i play with your car by Emoticlown-ist

The First Daily Deviation that I have suggested. I got addicted and kept suggesting them, it was amazing to see the reaction of the deviant who received it and how many deviants liked the deviation.




krissi001 avatar by Paco-Mexicano

This is where my Emoticon Character was born. :happybounce:





:Zidane: by Camikaze
The first Emoticon that I added to my Favourites :lol:


News, Events and Art

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 5:15 AM
Hai my dear watchers. :dummy:
I want to promote a few things in this Journal: ;D


First of all, please welcome the new Emoticon Community Volunteer - Waluigi-Prower :happybounce:



And here are more important Emoticon related Journals. :blowkiss:

Better Late than NaNano - VPNaNoEmoThe fun begins August 1st!!
Last year we ran a special NaNoEmo in June.  It was solely for Visual Purpose Emoticons. What does that mean? It means emoticons that are created to look at, not for use in chats or comments. Basically, pretty emoticon pictures. However, visual emotes can also include useful things like icons, stamps, etc. The key is that care is taken to create an emoticon "scene", usually with a detailed background.
I am gonna defer to the journal written last year by Synfull. It outlines what the challenge is about and how to participate. The good thing about VP NaNoEmo is that the goal is not one-a-day, but one-a-week, and smaller emote scenes (like avatars) count. So, get boned up, and if you're ready to participate, sign up.
Note that I know we're 2 months late, and notice of this is really last minute. My apologies. However, NaNo has always been a big motivator in the emoticon community and I hope it inspires a few old-timers, and newcomers, t
A Wild Challenge Appears! - FINAL DAY!I'd like to propose a challenge to the emoticon community: a 256x256 "high definition" emoticon. What does it look like? What style is it? Is it pixellized? Vectorized? Drawn?
Entries to this challenge should be submitted to the Visual Purpose Gallery, and then will be collected here.
Due Date: September 1st, 2014, 23:59 MDT (-06:00).
At the end of the challenge period, I'll post a poll (or journal) where members can vote for their favourites. The voting period will be two (2) weeks, and will end September 15th, 2014, 23:59 MDT (-06:00).
Incentives
First Place: 6 months premium membership (or 1272 points :points:).
Second Place: 3 months premium membership (or 636 points :points:).
Third Place: 1 month premium membership (or 396 points :points:).
No one deviant

Summer Contest and Mug Entry Closed! Winners Soon!July can be pretty hot and muggy here, and the same goes for August. So, we're doing something a little different. Muggy! is the theme for the rest of Summer (through August), and there are two ways to win something!
First, show me your emote enjoying (or enduring) the Summer heat. I'll pick three winners with prizes being $60, $35, and $20 worth of art for 1st, 2nd and 3rd!!
Second, make an emoticon mug! Use your drawing skills (doesn't need to be pixel) to create a "I Love Emoticons" mug! I'll select up to 10 entries for which the artist will receive a mug with their entry on it!

A few things to keep in mind: :faq132: :happybounce:
Mug                                                   Minimum          Excellent
Small (11oz) 8.25x3.25    20x8
Emoticon Challenge?It appears our community is dying.
There. I said it. Between the smothering deluge of 'plz emoticons' invading our gallery and the giant lack of community spirit, the emoticons category seems to be dying, and fast. I myself don't think I've made more than 2 emotes since TheEMTC died in April. We need something, some prompt, to rekindle us. Maybe it's a shot in the dark, but it's worth trying.
So.... what are you gonna do about it?
I'm getting there, I'm getting there. I was thinking of hosting an emoticon challenge every week (or month, depending on what you guys feel would be best). No prizes, no pressure, just a prompt to keep our gears grinding, so to speak. But I need your support. After all, what's the point if no one wants to participate?
So what can I do?
:beerla: Promote, promote, promote! Nothing's gonna happen if no word gets around! 
:beerla: 





Dream Stamp by Mirz123Summer swimming by Kath602 :FlipOff: by stuck-in-suburbia
256 Emote by Synfull I :heart: Emoticons! by a-kid-at-heart


bot 2.0 by Rats-in-the-van Oasis planet concept by MaxiimusT Ruins by jameschgVile Laboratory - Warhammer 40K: Conquest by jubjubjedi


Joo!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 15, 2014, 1:55 PM


 I blame silverhammer for introducing me to this Raven, he showed me a different video, but this one is shorter. :giggle:

Joo! :giggle:





Emoticon Challenge?It appears our community is dying.
There. I said it. Between the smothering deluge of 'plz emoticons' invading our gallery and the giant lack of community spirit, the emoticons category seems to be dying, and fast. I myself don't think I've made more than 2 emotes since TheEMTC died in April. We need something, some prompt, to rekindle us. Maybe it's a shot in the dark, but it's worth trying.
So.... what are you gonna do about it?
I'm getting there, I'm getting there. I was thinking of hosting an emoticon challenge every week (or month, depending on what you guys feel would be best). No prizes, no pressure, just a prompt to keep our gears grinding, so to speak. But I need your support. After all, what's the point if no one wants to participate?
So what can I do?
:beerla: Promote, promote, promote! Nothing's gonna happen if no word gets around! 
:beerla: 
  Summer Contest and Mug Entry Closed! Winners Soon!July can be pretty hot and muggy here, and the same goes for August. So, we're doing something a little different. Muggy! is the theme for the rest of Summer (through August), and there are two ways to win something!
First, show me your emote enjoying (or enduring) the Summer heat. I'll pick three winners with prizes being $60, $35, and $20 worth of art for 1st, 2nd and 3rd!!
Second, make an emoticon mug! Use your drawing skills (doesn't need to be pixel) to create a "I Love Emoticons" mug! I'll select up to 10 entries for which the artist will receive a mug with their entry on it!

A few things to keep in mind: :faq132: :happybounce:
Mug                                                   Minimum          Excellent
Small (11oz) 8.25x3.25    20x8






Huge Mad by a-kid-at-heart Huge Tard by a-kid-at-heart Sylv did WHAT by SylvaurLuis Suarez bite Giorgio Chiellini Emoticon by Gomotes Rat Icon - Free To Use by a-kid-at-heart


Skin by Pakaku

Something happened!

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 2:09 PM
Something of which I thought would never happen to me. 

I fell in love.

:blushes:

As you know I have met silverhammer for the first time 3 weeks ago
 (I can't believe it was just 3 weeks ago :faint:).  
Since then we have met each other a few times more. :giggle:
 (Which isn't normal for me since I'm pretty shy and I usually avoid meeting/talking to others.)

Meeting him was the best that happened in my life and I'm so glad I had the courage to meet him.  I can't explain how incredibly amazing he is. I feel so much more secure and confident when I am around him. I can be myself when I'm with him and I stop worrying about everything. It is always an amazing time when we see each other. :heart:

:iconsilverhammer::iconkrissi001:

I love you so much! :blushes:
 I hope we can stay together for a long long time, I hope I never have to leave you. :smooch:

I can't say it often enough, I love you :heart:



Special Feature

Mon May 26, 2014, 12:37 PM

Conflict Resolution by a-kid-at-heart

Conflict Resolution by a-kid-at-heart


I had to feature this Emoticon, I believe it deserves more Comments and more Favourites. :P
I just love all the details in this Emoticon.  <3
There are so many details that I can't mention them all. :C
You have to watch it a few times to see them all. :eager:




Message Center Feature

Sat May 24, 2014, 8:08 AM
  Doomed by TrueQue    THE KAUYON Front by nachomolina    Defensive Memorial by najtkriss

Guardian by ser1o      they shall pass by benttibisson     Slave Master by Darkcloud013       the jumpe heros by ptitvinc

:happybounce:


EAD Results

Mon May 12, 2014, 10:27 AM
Here are the results of the Emoticon Appreciation Day, thanks to the few deviants who have participated. :tighthug:

Emoticon outline Challenge


Eat More Goldfish! by a-kid-at-heart Happiness is a yellow balloon by Synfull Scary by sugarislife28Fence hopping by Kath602

You may display this badge on your Profile:



Puzzle+Oc-Quiz


The finished puzzle looked like this:

EAD drawing by Krissi001


Here are the ECs
5172 by Krissi001    -  stuck-in-suburbia  Name: SIS
5224 by Krissi001    -  Kath602               Name: Kat
5271 by Krissi001    -  ginkgografix          Name: CSS-Fairy
5275 by Krissi001    -  TanteTabata         Name: Tabby
5280 by Krissi001    -  happy-gurl            Name: April
5314 by Krissi001    -  Chibi-NinjaX3          Name: Winged Ninja
5375 by Krissi001    -  Synfull                  Name: Syn
5887 by Krissi001    -  MafiaVamp               Name: A.Corn
6007 by Krissi001    -  SparklyDest            Name:  iGor
6076 by Krissi001    -  TheWritingDragon     Name: Dragon Apprentice
6086 by Krissi001    -  BubbleRevolution       Name: Bubblelun
6278 by Krissi001    -  FireFlyExposed          Name: Ellie
6322 by Krissi001    -  sugarislife28            Name: Sugar
6382 by Krissi001    -  CubicInsanity          Name: CiCi
6509 by Krissi001    -  spring-sky             Name: Lily
6620 by Krissi001    -  silverhammer               no name yet :c   (he has a name now, it is Mac )
6691 by Krissi001    -  emocx                  Name: emocx
6704 by Krissi001    -  BurgerBunny              Name: Bunnehboo
6758 by Krissi001    -  23linsky23                 Name: Hazel
6901 by Krissi001    -  Waluigi-Prower         Name:  Waluigi

Tell me if I made a mistake :P

----

The winners of the Challenge:

1. Synfull   

2. Eitvys200 

3. sugarislife28   

4. SparklyDest 





Emoticon theme Challenges


Pretending It Isn't Broken by a-kid-at-heart  theme:  pretending it's not broken + holding hands


The Themes were:
another bright desire       -       wild beast       -       magic  
holding hands       -       pretending it's not broken       -       moonlight on snow
a night of memories and sighs       -       exhaustion       -       black leather gloves
disgust       -       broken clock       -       on a clear day
distance between       -       white flower       -       staying out in the pouring rain

If you are inspired by one or more of the Themes, then feel free to create Emotes for them. :P



EAD 2014

Sat May 10, 2014, 3:57 AM
edit: a few lucky deviants who participate in the events also have the Chance to win a few points! (I have 204 :points: at the moment ) :P


Welcome to the Emoticon Appreciation Day of 2014. This Journal will be used as an Overview for the Events that will happen today.
This time we don't have that many Events, but I still hope you enjoy them a bit.  

Emoticon outline Challenge


I provide a few outlines and you create a scence out of them.

Emoticon outline Challenge
In the Emoticon outline Challenge I provide outlines of a few Emoticons.
All you have to do is pick an outline and create a scene out of it, the only rule is that the position of the outline can't be changed (not even for a moment ;D).  Which doesn't mean that you can't create animated entries, as long as the outline stays intact everything is fine.
For example I made: out of:
If you finished the piece link it back here in the comments, you can also submit it to the EAD-group [link] (you have to join the group as a member before you can submit something.)
And you have to mention in the description that you used the outline and that it is for the Emoticon appreciation day.
All participants in this Challenge may display this badge on their profile:  
The deadline for the event is May 11 - 11pm L.A. time. http://www.timeanddat






Puzzle+Oc-Quiz


I hid puzzle pieces on various pages and you have to find them, these pieces link to a sta.sh page  where you see an Emoticon Character. Finding out who is the owner of the EC and the name of the character is a bonus challenge.

Puzzle+Oc-Quiz
For the Puzzle-OC-Quiz you will have to find 20 parts of an image that I hid on my profile page(Krissi001), my groups (EmoteAppreciationDay + Emoticon-Projects) and on the EmoteWatch account.  The images will link to a sta.sh page (or the sta.sh link will be close to the image) on which you can find an Emoticon Character.
The main Challenge is to finish the Puzzle, the bonus challenge is to find out who owns the Emoticon Character and the name of the Emoticon.
To finish the Challenge you have to submit the finished puzzle to your sta.sh and send me the link in a note.
If you want to participate in the EC challenge you have to include the links of each sta.sh page (where you found the EC) and include it in the description of your Puzzle sta.sh page, next to the links you have to mention the name of the deviant and the name of the EC.
The deadline for the event is May 11 - 11pm L.A. time. http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.h






Emoticon theme Challenges


I am going to post 5 Journals in the next 24 hours, each Journal has 3 themes, you don't have to create something for every theme, but you can do it if you want.
You have 4 hours to create your Entries.

The Random Art Prompt Generator has been used for the Themes.

Emoticon theme Challenges - 1
Welcome to the Emoticon theme challenges, this is the first of 5 Journals that will be posted throughout the day.  Each Journal contains 3 themes, you can pick the Theme you like the most, you could also create something for all themes, it is your decision. 
You have 4 hours to finish the piece/s. When you have finished the piece you have to write a comment on the Journal with a link to the deviation.
you can also submit it to the EAD-group [link] (you have to join the group as a member before you can submit something.)
Just noticed that I updated an old Journal :slow:    You have time till 5pm. (germany time)
http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20140510T17&p0=1016&msg=deadline&csz=1
You can create as many emotes as you want.
The 3 Themes are:
another bright desire  -  wild beast
Emoticon theme Challenges - 2Welcome to the Emoticon theme challenges, this is the second of 5 Journals that will be posted throughout the day.  Each Journal contains 3 themes, you can pick the Theme you like the most, you could also create something for all themes, it is your decision. 
You have 4 hours to finish the piece/s. When you have finished the piece you have to write a comment on the Journal with a link to the deviation.
You have to write the comment within 4 hours after the journal has been posted.
You can create as many emotes as you want.
The 3 Themes are:
holding hands  -  pretending it's not broken  -  moonlight on snow
Emoticon theme Challenges - 3Welcome to the Emoticon theme challenges, this is the third of 5 Journals that will be posted throughout the day.  Each Journal contains 3 themes, you can pick the Theme you like the most, you could also create something for all themes, it is your decision. 
You have 4 hours to finish the piece/s. When you have finished the piece you have to write a comment on the Journal with a link to the deviation.
You have to write the comment within 4 hours after the journal has been posted.
You can create as many emotes as you want.
The 3 Themes are:
a night of memories and sighs  -  exhaustion  -  black leather gloves
Emoticon theme Challenges - 4Welcome to the Emoticon theme challenges, this is the fourth of 5 Journals that will be posted throughout the day.  Each Journal contains 3 themes, you can pick the Theme you like the most, you could also create something for all themes, it is your decision. 
You have 4 hours to finish the piece/s. When you have finished the piece you have to write a comment on the Journal with a link to the deviation.
 You have to write the comment within 4 hours after the journal has been posted.
You can create as many emotes as you want.
The 3 Themes are:
disgust  -  broken clock  -  on a clear day

 



It would be wonderful, if you could spread the word about the Event. It would mean a lot to me. :heart:

Puzzle+Oc-Quiz

Wed May 7, 2014, 6:00 AM
EAD 2014edit: a few lucky deviants who participate in the events also have the Chance to win a few points! (I have 204 :points: at the moment ) :P
Welcome to the Emoticon Appreciation Day of 2014. This Journal will be used as an Overview for the Events that will happen today.
This time we don't have that many Events, but I still hope you enjoy them a bit.  
Emoticon outline Challenge
I provide a few outlines and you create a scence out of them.

Puzzle+Oc-Quiz
I hid puzzle pieces on various pages and you have to find them, these pieces link to a sta.sh page  where you see an Emoticon Character. Finding out who is the owner of the EC and the name of the character is a bonus challenge.

Emoticon theme Challenges
I am going to post 5 Journals in the next 24 hours, each Journal has 3 themes, you don't have to create something for every theme, but you can do it if you want.
You have 4

For the Puzzle-OC-Quiz you will have to find 20 parts of an image that I hid on my profile page(Krissi001), my groups (EmoteAppreciationDay + Emoticon-Projects) and on the EmoteWatch account.  The images will link to a sta.sh page (or the sta.sh link will be close to the image) on which you can find an Emoticon Character.

The main Challenge is to finish the Puzzle, the bonus challenge is to find out who owns the Emoticon Character and the name of the Emoticon.
To finish the Challenge you have to submit the finished puzzle to your sta.sh and send me the link in a note.
If you want to participate in the EC challenge you have to include the links of each sta.sh page (where you found the EC) and include it in the description of your Puzzle sta.sh page, next to the links you have to mention the name of the deviant and the name of the EC.

The deadline for the event is May 11 - 11pm L.A. time. www.timeanddate.com/worldclock…

The first four who finish the challenge receive a special badge, which they can display on their page.
  ,    ,    , 


you can download the grid to add the puzzle pieces




Here is the first piece:



Emoticon outline Challenge

Wed May 7, 2014, 5:59 AM
EAD 2014edit: a few lucky deviants who participate in the events also have the Chance to win a few points! (I have 204 :points: at the moment ) :P
Welcome to the Emoticon Appreciation Day of 2014. This Journal will be used as an Overview for the Events that will happen today.
This time we don't have that many Events, but I still hope you enjoy them a bit.  
Emoticon outline Challenge
I provide a few outlines and you create a scence out of them.

Puzzle+Oc-Quiz
I hid puzzle pieces on various pages and you have to find them, these pieces link to a sta.sh page  where you see an Emoticon Character. Finding out who is the owner of the EC and the name of the character is a bonus challenge.

Emoticon theme Challenges
I am going to post 5 Journals in the next 24 hours, each Journal has 3 themes, you don't have to create something for every theme, but you can do it if you want.
You have 4

In the Emoticon outline Challenge I provide outlines of a few Emoticons.
All you have to do is pick an outline and create a scene out of it, the only rule is that the position of the outline can't be changed (not even for a moment ;D).  Which doesn't mean that you can't create animated entries, as long as the outline stays intact everything is fine.

For example I made: out of:

If you finished the piece link it back here in the comments, you can also submit it to the EAD-group [link] (you have to join the group as a member before you can submit something.)

And you have to mention in the description that you used the outline and that it is for the Emoticon appreciation day.

All participants in this Challenge may display this badge on their profile:  

The deadline for the event is May 11 - 11pm L.A. time. www.timeanddate.com/worldclock…

You can create as many Emotes as you want.

outlines:





























The day of the Event has been changed.  It won't be on May 12,  it will be on the 2nd Saturday of May from now on (this year on May 10).  :dummy:

Events:
•Puzzle+Quiz.  I draw something and pieces of the drawing will be hidden on my account and in my Groups (maybe also side-accounts, I will mention on which accounts you will find something.)  These Puzzle pieces will link to sta.sh pages that contain an Emoticon Oc and you will have to guess who the owner of the OC is.

The puzzle itself is the main challenge, the oc guessing game is a bonus challenge.



•Emoticon Outline Challenge
I provide a few emoticon linearts, where you can only see the outline (:P). You have to take the outline and create a scene out of it, but you are not allowed to change the position of the lineart.
suggested by MafiaVamp




•Emoticon Challenges
I also thought about hosting small challenges on the day, where you have 1-2 hours to create your Emote. The Journals will be scheduled (they will posted every 1-2 hours) and to enter the challenge you have to post it within 2 hours on the journal. 




There will be special badges for each Challenge.
There won't be Point Prizes, I want that deviants participate because they want to have some fun and not just to win a few points. :shrug:






The Emoticon Appreciation day is in a few weeks  and I wanted to know what kind of Events you would like to see. Are there any Events from last year that you want to see again. Is there something you don't want to see?  Do you have any new ideas? :dummy:

1. I had the idea of an Emoticon/deviantArt related pictionary via livestream.  I would be drawing and the viewers have to guess what I am drawing.  The Chat would be on deviantArt.  I still have to test if it works at all.

It could work but I am way to nervous to do that :(   If you want to host the livestream event, go ahead! :hug:

Emoticon Challenge 2 - Winners

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 6:38 AM
Here are the "winners". :dummy:
The theme was "book scenes"

ORANGE MARMALADE by stuck-in-suburbia
1st place - stuck-in-suburbia



Immanuel's Veins by iAmoret
2nd place - iAmoret



The Tournament by happy-gurl + The Fault In Our Stars Emote by TheWritingDragon
3rd place - happy-gurl and TheWritingDragon




Congrats! :boogie:

The Challenges will be on a small break, I want to focus on contest Entries and the Emoticon Appreciation Day. :hug:






Every 2 weeks there will be a new theme and different rules.
Even though this isn't a Contest there will be 3 winners and badges for all participants. The main goal is to challenge yourself. The winners will be chosen by the participants (by sending a note to me with their favourite entry, you can't vote for yourself. If nobody votes then there won't be a winner). The winner will chose the next theme and the new set of rules.
But I will be the host for the first 5 Challenges. (which means I will pick the rules/themes for the Challenges)

Theme:
"Book scenes"

You could pick any kind of book (comic book, instruction manual, novel, e-book etc.), pick a scene from the book and create an Emoticon for it.
In the description you would have to include which book you used and on which page you can find the scene.

Category: - Visual Purpose
Canvas size at least 70x40px / 40x70px
Post it in the Visual Purpose category.



Animation: - Optional.
You can decide if you want to create an animated or static Emoticon.



Deadline: - March 27 April 10- 10pm PDT
timeanddate.com/s/2kbb






BONUS CHALLENGES

Colours: - max 30:
To win the bonus Challenge you have to use less than 30 colours. Transparency not included.



Transparency: - No
To win the bonus Challenge you have to add a background to the Emoticon.



Frames - min 10 -  max. 40
To win the bonus Challenge you have to use more than 10 Frames and less than 40 Frames.




Send me a note with your Entry, include in the description that it is for this challenge.
If it fits to theme of other contests then you can enter them with your Emote as well.

You can enter as often as you want. :dummy:

Your piece needs at least 1 Emoticon. :slow:

It has to be a new Emoticon. (Created after the theme has been announced.)

For the first 5 Challenges, winners of the previous challenged can enter with their Emote as competing entry. As soon as the winner of the previous challenge will be the "host" of the new challenge they can enter as non-competing entry. They may decline to be the "host" of the Challenge, then I would be the "host".
In this case "host" means that they can pick the new theme and Rules but I would post the Journal.


Do you have any questions? :dummy:

Entries:

ORANGE MARMALADE by stuck-in-suburbia The Fault In Our Stars Emote by TheWritingDragon Immanuel's Veins by iAmoretThe Tournament by happy-gurl

non-competing: