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Sat May 11, 2013, 3:53 AM

Arichy Emote Chef by angelishi
Hello deviants! Today i'd love to tell about Emoticons :dummy: 

Everyone love emoticons :happybounce: and deviantART have an Emoticon Community, with a Community Volunteer (now SparklyDest

First of All, you can read this story about dA Emoticons I'm Blue Project: Punk Out by Chimpantalones

A (modern) history of dA emoticonsIntro
As you wander around deviantART pages, there is noticeably one art medium that invades almost every element of the site. Whether it is the deviantART galleries, journals, news section, comments, forums, chatrooms, avatars or even dA profiles, it is hard to find a spot that hasn't been infiltrated by a familiar set of small, coloured, pixel circles. The art form I am talking about is of course the emoticon and throughout the past 10 or so years they have been happily adopted by deviantART and its community.
Although emoticons can often be spotted on a wide range of other instant messengers (IMs) and social media sites, deviantART has come to house a unique branch of these miniature art pieces. Whilst the majority of these alternative sites opt for simple, predominately yellow emotes with a range of basic expressions, the art community here at dA have stretched the art form far beyond its natural boundaries and developed entirely new styles of emoticons

Glomp emoticon by hprince329  :cling: by hikaricloud  Cuddle emoticon by hprince329

There are some emoticon makers: 
X3 Emote :eeeee: by Chimpantalones

Emoticon Community has a lot of Masters, Stars and Unique Emoticonists! :heart: 

Oh you're interested in making Emoticon? 

There are some tutorials if you want to make an EC (Emoticon Character) 

This is adorable tutorial How to use emoticons on deviantART made by Synfull 

How do I use emotes on dA? by Synfull

Other tutorials: 
Syns guide to emote categories by Synfull  Complete Emoticon Guide part 1 by LeoLeonardo  Emoticon Tutorial : bases by darkmoon3636  
AutumnOwl's Emote Tutorial D: by AutumnOwl  Make Emoticons with MS Paint by karinche  Syn's shading tutorial by Synfull
Emoti-whaaa? by guagna  2 program animation tutorial by Synfull  GIMP Animation Tutorial by 12hc12
Emotes for Dummies by Little-Vampire  How to Make An Animated Emote by UzumakiSlumpBallZ  Emoticon expression tutorial by Indae

Emote Groups: 

:iconemotication: :iconweemote: :iconemoteworld: 
:iconemoti-art: :iconemoticiety: :iconnanoemo: 
:icondamn-emotes: :iconemoticon-stamps: :iconemoticonopus: 
:icontheemtc: :iconemotichat: 

Emote Resources: 

Pope Pack by LeoLeonardo  Colour Wheel Base Pack by stuck-in-suburbia  Emote base pack by Kath602
Unfaced emoticons pack by emotionaltears  Emoticon Faces by Sarpedo-n
Emoticon Starter Pack V 3.0 by Wooded-Wolf

Emoticon Projects: 

Emoticon Projects Group: Emoticon-Projects 

Emote Story Project by Web5teR  Star Struck Fella - Emote CP Open by a-kid-at-heart  Emoti-Shrooms Project by Kohaku0827  Milk Carton Project -OPEN AGAIN- by Yolkurt


deviantART HQ by Synfull

Massive emote bump by Droneguard Play time by CookiemagiK Playground by Krissi001

Lightning Bug by HsnGoneWild Clefairykid commission by Web5teR Lament for Icarus by Mirz123

This Is War - For Sini by Seiorai  Emote Blacksmith by Web5teR

Alone in the dark by Web5teR


Emotes in Stamps: 

Web5ter Support Stamp by stuck-in-suburbia  Typos by stuck-in-suburbia  Happy-Gurl Stamp by stuck-in-suburbia
Arichy Support Stamp by stuck-in-suburbia  FapFapFap by stuck-in-suburbia  Proud Yet Humble by stuck-in-suburbia
June EMTC 2012 Winner by Web5teR  I love seasons stamp by SaraShafeay  stamp.8 by verenaschwarz
Rawr Means Love Stamp by Mirz123  All Goof Stamp by Mirz123

Emoticon Characters: 

LeoPlushie by LeoLeonardo   Happy Krissimonsta by Krissi001  krissi-krissimonsta by Krissi001
Death Shroom by SparklyDest  Mini SparklyDeath OCtopus by SparklyDest  
Marc's Panda Balloon by Synfull  Annannannannannanna ... BATMAN! by Synfull  Syn Pastrymote by Synfull 
Sparkly OCtopi by Synfull  OCtopus avatar by Synfull  
Big Minnie by Synfull Chef Commission by CitricLily
Waving Chef by Arichy
Chef in Heaven by Arichy  

Vector Emotes: 

omgomg its a vector by Synfull  Excited by Synfull  Chef by Synfull  
Commission for WTG62 - Vector devID by Web5teR

Big Emotes: 

Giant Spinning Tard by Web5teR  Giant La by Web5teR  Massive Music by Web5teR  
Giant Birthday by Web5teR  Giant Huggle by Web5teR  meow - NaNoEmo - day 28 by Krissi001
Squee - NaNoEmo - day 16 by Krissi001  Nom - NaNoEmo - day 12 by Krissi001  

Also Emoticon Community has own Awards! 

Emote Award Nominee - 2012 by Krissi001  Best Animated Emoticonist - 2012 by Krissi001  Best Static Emoticonist - 2012 by Krissi001 
Best Chat Emoticonist - 2012 by Krissi001  Best Newcomer  - 2012 by Krissi001  Best NaNoEmo Participant - 2012 by Krissi001
Best Emoticon Tutorial - 2012 by Krissi001  Best Emoticon of the year - 2012 by Krissi001

Don't forget to visit DeviantART on 12, May 2013! 
Why? Because it's an Emoticon Appreciation Day! :heart: 

Emoticon Appreciation day stamp by Krissi001Emoticon Appreciation day stamp by Krissi001Emoticon Appreciation day stamp by Krissi001

Thanks for reading! I hope this article was useful for you :heart: 

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TheStrategos Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - I shall be giving this much attention!
ZeldaMadLover Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Artist
Arichy Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner May 15, 2013   Photographer
:iconllamaemperorplz3::iconllamaemperorplz4: Feel the power of emoticons!

Great article!! :la: :clap:
Arichy Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :D
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner May 17, 2013   Photographer
Always a pleasure. :hug:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
So sweet! I love the 'alone in the dark'
Arichy Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :heart:
MistaHipstah Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome indeed! It inspired to make my first ever set of emoticons! :la: Thank you so much for this!
Arichy Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really amazing! :clap: You did a great job :huggle:
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