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August 4, 2012


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emoticon related

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 7:12 AM

A Wild Challenge Appears!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).
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 can win more t
   Emoticon ContestHey fello Deviants,
There is a new Emoticon Contest happening over at They want a whooole new set of emoticons designed. You can win an Artrift Tablet, find out more over at the contest page: Artrift Emoticon Contest
      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! 
       HUGE Summer Contest with Up To $200 in Art Prizes!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



:iconemotication:      :icondaemoticons:
Emotication      dAemoticons

:iconee-motes:      :iconemoticonopus:      :icontheemtc:
ee-motes      EmoticonOpus      TheEMTC

:iconemoteaday:      :iconemoticiety:
EmoteADay      Emoticiety

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silverhammer Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Synfull Featured By Owner 18 hours ago
Interesting to see a non-dA contest in there :)
a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Krissi! :tighthug:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
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