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PJ EMOTE PROJECT

Printed From: Pixel Joint
Category: Pixel Art
Forum Name: Collaborations/Challenges
Forum Discription: Submit pixel art project ideas/templates or contribute to an existing pixel art collaboration.
URL: https://pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408
Printed Date: 27 October 2021 at 6:28am


Topic: PJ EMOTE PROJECT
Posted By: jeremy
Subject: PJ EMOTE PROJECT
Date Posted: 23 June 2011 at 9:31pm
Pixejoint seeks an update to the emoticon set used in the gallery and forum and invites all members to have a go at creating this set.
This project will have an open-ended deadline. We do however hope it doesn't take forever to find the new emotes.
Awards

1st Place2nd Place 3rd PlaceHonorable Mention
Winning artist gets a shout-out in the PJ ../pixels/aboutus.asp - About Us page too.
Judging
The Mod team will be the ultimate judges but Community input will be crucial. We will run a community poll if the winner is not clearly obvious.
Basic Emote Set
Below are the 39 emotes currently in use by Pixeljoint that will be replaced.
:)smile
:( sad
:Dbig smile
:D)
lol
:Y
yes
:N
no
:ptongue

;) wink
:S confused
>:( angry
B) cool
:/
don't know
:& sick
9.9 rolling eyes
:)<applause

o.O crazy
  >:) devil
:o) clown

:@ blah-blah
:B nerd
-:_
bow
   :'( crying

:* kiss
>:Devil laugh 
:x embarrassed

=P drooling
9(
pwnd

:h wave
x( dead

<:) Birthday
^:^ worship
:|
StraightFace            
:Oshocked/amazed 

XD
Cartman

X(
annoyed

<3
love/fav'd
:d
kutgw
:q
thumb down
:o
sleepy




RULES & SPECS
  • Submissions will include replacements for the entire emote list above. However you don't have to make them all right away. You can start out with a few and then add to them as you get feedback from others or you get time. You can always make a mini set to see what reception you get before making more emotes.
  • Each smiley should be max 24 x 24 pixels.
  • The width on some emotes in your set can be wider than 24 pixels if needed but please keep it reasonable.
  • Emotes bigger than 24 pixels in height break the lines when used so please try really hard not to exceed this height.
  • Not all emotes need to be animated, however, some beg to be animated.
  • Posting your submissions with their ASCII counterpart is appreciated but remember that 'if you can't tell what it is, it's probably not a good emote'.
  • Animation frames should be as few as possible.
  • The winning emote set will be clear, readable, to the point and express the emotion...with pixel skills worthy of a pixelart site.
  • No outer AA! - Emotes must be ../pixels/profile_themes.asp - theme-proof !
  • You may submit more than one emote set.
  • You may submit smiley sets already in your gallery for consideration if they only belong to you and not a client or other site and contain all the emotes in the list above.
  • All sets must be your original work and 100% pixel art.
BEYOND THE BASIC SET
  • Pixeljoint/pixelart emotes may be submitted beyond the 39 emote list. Any extra emotes should convey the emotion clearly. For example, a fav'd emote is cool, but things like NPA, remove BG, Dithergasmic©, etc. are not because emotes are not a substitute for c+c.
SUBMISSION SPECS
  • If your entire basic set submission is not animated you can post as a single sheet.
  • If you have static and animated emotes then please submit them as sheets based on frame counts.
  • Ultimately the staff will separate and create the set as single images so as long as you have room between emotes all is cool.
NOTES & UPDATES
It may be possible that as this activity gets rolling some details may need to change and these updates will be listed here.
  • Please post finished sets only. Use the WIP section if you need help or c+c before submitting. You can however, post on this thread with a link to your WIP section thread until you are ready for submission.
  • It may be possible that some of your emotes (winning contenders) will need some tweaking or technical corrections when this project ends. You will be informed.
This project is OPEN 

Disclaimer: Submitting a smiley set on this thread is your agreement and consent in allowing Pixeljoint to use in the gallery and forum as we need without further consent from you. The rights to the smiley set chosen will belong exclusively to Pixeljoint but Pixeljoint will never profit from it by selling or trading. You will not be given credit whenever your smilies are used, duh. However, you will be credited and you may post it to your gallery and even use for self-promotional purposes outside of Pixeljoint. All smiley sets not chosen as 'the one' will remain 100% your property.



Replies:
Posted By: jeremy
Date Posted: 23 June 2011 at 9:31pm
Emote Entries + Contenders

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147136#147136 - Jinn http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=148632#148632 - #2

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147137#147137 - r1k

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147239#147239 - Night http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=158486#158486 - #2

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147383#147383 - JuninFC

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147176#147176 - skeddles http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147748#147748 - #2 http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=148423#148423 - #3

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147929#147929 - DawnBringer

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147184#147184 - Meatermen

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147186#147186 - ekobor

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147193#147193 - SacreDoom

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147213#147213 - Juniorps

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147220#147220 - a3um
http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147210#147210 -
Hiuru

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147607#147607 - cure

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147239#147239 - Likandro

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147252#147252 - W M

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147272#147272 - Hatch

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_images/bullet.gif - rolo

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147595#147595 - pixel_rob

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147634#147634 - jalonso

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=156077#156077 - Jeremy

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147698#147698 - AsPic

http://www.mekibal.com/pjnerd.html - dumbo

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=147887#147887 - Dont

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=148191#148191 - xxmantisxx

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=148235#148235 - ekobor

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=148395#148395 - TheoVision

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=148413#148413 - MacNcheese

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=149085#149085 - Gugaknie

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=151674#151674 - luizfelipespr

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=153072#153072 - Gecimen

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=156091#156091 - SatTheArtist

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=157294#157294 - helio

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=157709#157709 - Arkan85

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=159986#159986 - lfspr

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=163807#163807 - Friend

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=171973#171973 - almosoka

http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12408&PID=172809#172809 - Flyguy


Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 23 June 2011 at 10:24pm
Just an idea...

[edit]


I'm calling it done :)







                                                                               
 
                                                                        

Frames: http://i.imgur.com/UMcXK.gif


Posted By: r1k
Date Posted: 23 June 2011 at 10:25pm
here my attempt once again

I might continue working on it if people like it, otherwise Ill just leave it at that.

edit: those are cool Jinn, alot of character in them.  I feel that its a little too yellow overall though.


Posted By: dumbo
Date Posted: 23 June 2011 at 10:30pm
Again. I say go with it!




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Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 23 June 2011 at 10:30pm
Well, smileys generally are yellow.


Posted By: dumbo
Date Posted: 23 June 2011 at 10:35pm
I agree. Go yellow. What Jinn said.

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Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 23 June 2011 at 11:20pm
Some new ones in the first post!


Posted By: dumbo
Date Posted: 23 June 2011 at 11:21pm
Winner for sure mate! Done deal.




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Posted By: Gecimen
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 5:43am
Originally posted by Jinn

Just an idea...

[edit]




Awesome stuff Jinn. I heard that somebody patented the use of PJ mascot :P


Posted By: tuaarita
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 6:40am
They look chinese to me. Simple color edit for good measure.



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I'm running in the desert,
running in to the sun,
running out of blood
and I'm going numb.


Posted By: Night
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 7:09am
Started making something.
edit*




Posted By: JuninFC
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 7:26am
here are some that I did

















Posted By: Hiuru
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 9:17am
Decided to give it a try...btw Jinn those look amazing! Good work as always!

I'll post a few of them later when i find time.


Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 10:43am
Another new ones in the first post!

And Hiuru, I think you should change a bit those thumbs.


Posted By: Hiuru
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 10:51am
Originally posted by Jinn

Another new ones in the first post! And Hiuru, I think you should change a bit those thumbs.


Ahh...that would make more sense Lol thanks.

and wow....great job on the new ones! You'll win for sure!


Posted By: skeddles
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 11:09am
Set 1:

oldsucks


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Posted By: DawnBringer
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 12:12pm
Quick doodle...




Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 12:18pm
Love it, Dawn! ^^


Posted By: cure
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 12:22pm
Nice, dawn. Very readable.

Jinn: very cool style, but I think maybe they're a bit too busy for emoticons, it takes a little investigation to tell what some of them are trying to emote. That, and they by default have so much character that their general goofiness overpowers the emotion a bit.


Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 12:28pm
Idk, Cure... The mascot itself is kinda goofy anyway.


Posted By: Meatermen
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 12:58pm
This is my emote-set hope you like it.











Posted By: ekobor
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 1:32pm

This is where I'm at.

skeddles: They are very cute! Amazing how readable for the size and pastel of them.


Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 2:10pm
Nice stuff by all so far.

@snader, please re-post your set.

@ekobor, I'm impressed by the clarity and sharpness in your set! Maybe these could be a baby PJ nerd? like a tuft of red hair (useful for horns) and/or maybe freckles?


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http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=9378&FID=6&PR=3 - PJs FAQ <•> http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=6 - Sticky Reads


Posted By: Alex Pang
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 2:12pm
Ah sh*t, you guys are soo good at this and I thought I even had a chance. ;(


Posted By: crozier
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 2:18pm
LBpixels's is full of charm. Its great!
Dont give up hope Alex. The Honorable Mention trophy would still look great in anyones members awards list.


Posted By: SacreDoom
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 2:35pm
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/31/smileysg.png/">

It's late and I'm tired, so I don't feel like doing the animated ones yet. I'm still missing a few static ones, too, tho.

Enjoy.


Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 5:03pm
A bunch of new ones in the fisrt post.


Posted By: Juniorps
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 6:26pm
Hello, my project here is something simple I'm not with time


Posted By: Hiuru
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 6:30pm
Very nice Jinn! I love yours so much...so much detail in such a small face

Anyways, i updated mine as well...



Comments?


Posted By: DawnBringer
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 7:08pm
A few more and some changes. Character looks a bit retarded, hehe...maybe it needs different eyes...not sure about the ears either (just wanted to mask the jagged circle) Dunno if I'll have time to finish a whole set...we'll see.


Posted By: Juniorps
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 7:29pm
Lack faces which is the third of the palms, the farewell and birthday, tomorrow I'm really tired and I encourage end.



Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 7:36pm
@all, remember there is no deadline. No one needs to rush to post in a hurry. Take your time. If you don't read the details and rules and stuff just read this bit:
'if you can't tell what it is, it's probably not a good emote'.


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http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=9378&FID=6&PR=3 - PJs FAQ <•> http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=6 - Sticky Reads


Posted By: Hiuru
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 9:00pm
Ohhh okay...do we still have a chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place having the set unfinished?

EDIT: Updated my set...any comments? D:


Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 9:02pm
Hehe, first animation. I'm loving doing these!

And member_profile.asp?PF=27628&FID=1 - Hiuru , I'm loving your set!


Posted By: a3um
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 9:10pm
Behold Mr. Palette the Almighty!


Posted By: Hiuru
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 9:17pm
Originally posted by Jinn



Hehe, first animation. I'm loving doing these! And member_profile.asp?PF=27628&FID=1 - Hiuru , I'm loving your set!

Thanks Jinn!

Though I must say...my set is nothing compared to yours!


Posted By: Dusty
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 10:02pm
If someone is willing, why not allow semi-transparent outer-AA?


Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 10:06pm
Well Dusty, even if this was allowed... Is there a way to do semi-transparente animations? I heard of an animated png, but I don't have any idea how to make them.


Posted By: Dusty
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 10:13pm
APNG would be the way to go, though sadly doesn't get all the support it should. I think Firefox is the only browser that supports viewing it, and image editors are even farther behind. I use Photoshop and I don't know of a plugin that supports saving APNGs, and I ended up using a plugin in Firefox(haha, wth the last place I expected to find it, but is actually sadly out of date now) to save APNGs from a compilation of PNG's.

I guess I didn't think of animated smileys, though, when I said that...


Posted By: dpixel
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 10:16pm
Man.  You guys are good.  All these wips are quite impressive.  I'll be honest, I'm intimidated to even participate.  A lot of time and effort would have to go into this to be something worthy of pixel joint.
Jinn's are just awesome.  I can't compete with that. 


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hehe (ಠ_ಠ ) o_- :p


Posted By: RollerKingdom
Date Posted: 24 June 2011 at 11:28pm
Jinn yours ARE SOOOO GOOD.. a winner in my eyes..
also quiet liked a lot Dawns & Hiuru.. very readable as well!


Posted By: ekobor
Date Posted: 25 June 2011 at 12:49am
Hiuru, Dawn, those are so expressive!
Hiuru, they are nice and warm, I like that.

Jinn, how did you make a transparent animation? I have never figured that out.


Posted By: cure
Date Posted: 25 June 2011 at 12:51am


Posted By: a3um
Date Posted: 25 June 2011 at 2:40am
More of his excellency


I guess I'm not going to win but oh well


Posted By: jeremy
Date Posted: 25 June 2011 at 3:28am

a bit of simplicity :p


Posted By: Night
Date Posted: 25 June 2011 at 4:12am
Awesome work all!
There is no chance I am going to win anything so I am making those just for fun.
Well here are my smileys so far.






Posted By: Juniorps
Date Posted: 25 June 2011 at 6:23am
All very simple and did not run to ensure the participation of those who know I can fix them an update as well? Perhaps, if time allows I do it but for now that's it. This group is just a smiley.



Posted By: Likandro
Date Posted: 25 June 2011 at 6:29am
Jeremy: Their expression is great!
Juniorps: These are awesome. Small but beautiful and what´s the most important: readable.
DawnBringer: They are cute! They looks like small creatures with large faces and I really like that.
Jinn: They are probably the best looking one and they really made me say: "Wow these are best emoticons ever. The competion should end immidiately, because it´s got winner." But on the second glance, I can´t read nearly any of them and I have to ask "Well, does this one means this or this?". It then pulls them down. :( May be less details could do more work?

Well and now, my attempt for smileys (a bit older one), just a few smileys... Nothing serious and it surely needs more work, but at this time I just want to post it. : ))



Posted By: Juniorps
Date Posted: 25 June 2011 at 7:35am
@Likandro Maybe it was that he wanted to present something beautiful, small, giving a speech without a doubt.
And yours is pretty good too, a pretty basic expressions beautiful, reminds me of those cute little balls containing expressions, I hope I finish, I'm sure I'll have a big surprise.
Meanwhile I'll look for some inspiration to do another set.


Posted By: W M
Date Posted: 25 June 2011 at 7:54am
Well darn, and here I was thinking I had a shot, haha.

Here's what I'm working on, still rough though, colors and all:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/155/emoticons01t.png/">


Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 25 June 2011 at 10:10am
Checklist up to date:

[edit]

See below.


Posted By: cure
Date Posted: 25 June 2011 at 12:30pm
I think anger, the ‘yes’ emote (which reads as happy), confused, dead, bored, and scared read pretty good. Laughing reads fine as well, same for clown/devils of course. Many of the rest I wouldn’t be able to guess the emotion on if the yellow emotes weren’t there to give it away.
The ‘don’t know’ emote looks like he’s worried/going to throw up. The :P emote lacks the smile that conveys the ‘joking’ emotion. The sunglasses emote needs darker shades, I think. The ‘blah-blah’ emote looks violently pissed rather than dejectedly dismissive. The ‘kissing’ emote looks kinda like a puffer fish, a distinctive mark of ‘kissy faces’ is that the cheeks sink in rather than bulge out. The slightly open (and wide) mouth also throw it off.


Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 25 June 2011 at 12:35pm
I'm okay with the 2nd place!



Just kidding... I'll see what I can do.


Posted By: Hatch
Date Posted: 25 June 2011 at 1:15pm
Guess I'll throw my hat in the ring.





Some of them are really awful and need to be redrawn, especially cry and lol.

EDIT: updated with a few more
EDIT2: more updates. animated ones are on their own because I don't know how to combine multiple animations into one gif.


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Posted By: pixel_rob
Date Posted: 25 June 2011 at 2:47pm
Just a little idea i had...

Animated

[EDIT] Heres the first draft of the first few emotes...


Posted By: Hiuru
Date Posted: 25 June 2011 at 3:44pm
Hatch, those are soooo awesome ! They are very easy to read...and just adorable. Good job!

Now my chances to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, are completely gone


Posted By: torta
Date Posted: 26 June 2011 at 8:00am
This is so rad! I love custom emoticons.


Posted By: cure
Date Posted: 26 June 2011 at 9:01am
update



Posted By: rolo
Date Posted: 26 June 2011 at 11:14am
These are my first, not really original but i just really felt like making food x) Don't think i have a chance but i really enjoy making this

- Big smile
- Amazed
- Birthday
- Sad
- Smile


Posted By: Hatch
Date Posted: 26 June 2011 at 11:54am
I don't think this one reads very well, but I'm not sure what to do about it.




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Posted By: showtime
Date Posted: 26 June 2011 at 12:05pm
Maybe add some "ZZZ"s? or a bit of drool coming out of its mouth?


Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 26 June 2011 at 4:16pm
So I think it's it...


                                                                   
Green = Reading okay
Yellow = Need to refine
Red = Need to start again


Do you agree?


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Some edits...



[edit]

More edits.



[one more...]

Claps!

  



Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 27 June 2011 at 3:24pm
Sorry for the flood.

But that's all folks! I'm calling it done :)



                                                                                
 
                                                                         


Posted By: Kich
Date Posted: 27 June 2011 at 4:25pm
OMG!

It's pure awesomeness.


Posted By: dumbo
Date Posted: 27 June 2011 at 4:55pm
THESE!!! My friend... are better than mine EVAH were!!! You the mahn Jinn!!!

Very Inventive too mate! Keep goin!!!



You've my vote for sure Jinn.




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Posted By: Gecimen
Date Posted: 27 June 2011 at 5:22pm
There are a lot of jewels here 
Jinn you're just amazing.


Posted By: kevink
Date Posted: 28 June 2011 at 7:46am
Wow guys, great stuff in here.
Anyways here's my 2 cents, I'm wondering on what to change/improve.



Posted By: Intheflesh
Date Posted: 28 June 2011 at 10:18am
so many awesome looking smileys, keep up the good work :)


Posted By: JuninFC
Date Posted: 28 June 2011 at 4:38pm
finale




Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 28 June 2011 at 5:06pm
Those are really cute, JuninFC. But why the hands are brown?
Doesn't Bomberman wears pink gloves?


Posted By: JuninFC
Date Posted: 28 June 2011 at 5:10pm
Originally posted by Jinn

Those are really cute, JuninFC. But why the hands are brown?
Doesn't Bomberman wears pink gloves?


is the same, I think so long I do not play up to what I forgot, I had to have used something as a reference

yours is very good too , liked the logo here

new edition :



Posted By: pixel_rob
Date Posted: 29 June 2011 at 2:43pm
UPDATE...



ANIMATED EXAMPLES...

             

This is as far as ive got so far, i hope you guys like 'em!


Posted By: Meatermen
Date Posted: 29 June 2011 at 4:07pm
@pixel_rob: I think your emotes are the best here.


Posted By: pixel_rob
Date Posted: 29 June 2011 at 5:31pm
Really?? thanks 


Posted By: Ambient
Date Posted: 30 June 2011 at 7:44pm
Originally posted by Hiuru

Very nice Jinn! I love yours so much...so much detail in such a small face

Anyways, i updated mine as well...



Comments?

I don't sit too close to my monitor and a lot of the expressions are hard to see from here (4ft away- I have my monitor undermounted on my loft-bed). A bit more contrast could help in these areas. But I really like your style.
I really don't see why people should go to the PJ mascot; while it's a bit of a tribute, there's absolutely nothing wrong with the basic smiley schematic. Well done!


Posted By: DawnBringer
Date Posted: 01 July 2011 at 8:07am
Made a few more... (not sure which one is better for love/fav)



Fun to see so many variations amongst the contributions. Jinn's work is great (and I love the logo) but for emotes I really prefer something clean & simple like Hatch's... think mine might even be a bit too complex for my own taste! :D




Posted By: pixel_rob
Date Posted: 01 July 2011 at 11:30am
Yours looks awesome DawnBringer, really readable, i think i prefer the first love emoticon, the other one looks like the guy out of kiss.


Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 01 July 2011 at 3:50pm
Originally posted by DawnBringer

Made a few more...



Posted By: DawnBringer
Date Posted: 01 July 2011 at 4:54pm
Whaddayaknow, a few more...




Posted By: pixel_rob
Date Posted: 01 July 2011 at 6:25pm
I think yours are are the best so far DawnBringer


Posted By: cure
Date Posted: 01 July 2011 at 8:44pm
yes, they're my faves as well. kutgw!


Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 01 July 2011 at 11:01pm
Originally posted by cure

yes, they're my faves as well. kutgw!


Yep, maybe some more contrast though?


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Posted By: DawnBringer
Date Posted: 02 July 2011 at 10:01am
Aw, great...so now you guys think I should finish this and animate and crap... :D

Well, tried some more contrast here:



Guess I'll have to outline the tears somehow since they don't show well on bright bkgs.



Posted By: dumbo
Date Posted: 02 July 2011 at 3:01pm
@Dawn- You and Jinn for sure have my vote!




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Posted By: Delicious
Date Posted: 02 July 2011 at 5:26pm
Woah, I'm not sure which ones I like most here... They're all top quality. :)


Posted By: cure
Date Posted: 03 July 2011 at 12:56am


Posted By: Hapiel
Date Posted: 03 July 2011 at 1:27am
Jinn, I love them soo much, but I am afraid I would never be able to look at a post containing 3 smileys and then concentrate on the text!
Therefor I so far would vote on Cure or Hatch


Posted By: jeremy
Date Posted: 03 July 2011 at 1:32am
These look great guys, I've decided that it must be literally impossible to make ol'  look non-terrifying ;D


Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 03 July 2011 at 1:49am
@cure - they're all very expressive, but unfortunately, I think your use of colour is much too strong and as a result upstages the emotions themselves.

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Posted By: ekobor
Date Posted: 03 July 2011 at 10:12am
I quite like cure's.  They seem very clear and crisp. No fat on the edges to trim, y'know?

@Jinn: I'll admit I'm not a big fan of yours as smilies, but I I thought they were as pixel art until I tried to view them on this old computer at work. There is so much detail in most of them that they just turn into yellowy brown messes.


Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 03 July 2011 at 3:14pm
No worry, guys. I think Pixel Art is just not my thing anymore...



And congratz Dawn, I think you gonna win this for sure! ;)


Posted By: pixel_rob
Date Posted: 03 July 2011 at 5:08pm
UPDATE:

Hopefully these are good enough to call done, i hope you like them.



Animated Examples:

                           

Please tell me if you see any problems or anything i could improve



Posted By: DawnBringer
Date Posted: 03 July 2011 at 6:37pm
Update:




@Jinn:
"No worry, guys. I think Pixel Art is just not my thing anymore..."

Ha, right!


Posted By: cure
Date Posted: 04 July 2011 at 12:18am
good call on the distracting colors ska


and while i love your emotes dawn, I might make a suggest for saturation/contrast:


(just messed with the yellow ramp a bit)





Posted By: Gecimen
Date Posted: 04 July 2011 at 2:04am
@Cure; Zero AA on the borders while there is a lot of AA inside is a bit contradictory. Love the expressions though.


Posted By: MyO
Date Posted: 04 July 2011 at 2:11am
I like the ones by Hatch and the pencils. =) Jinn's emoticons are way too good to be used, in my opinion: they might become annoying because of their detalisation level.


Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 04 July 2011 at 8:45am
Originally posted by DawnBringer

@Jinn:
"No worry, guys. I think Pixel Art is just not my thing anymore..."

Ha, right!


I'm talking seriously, pal... I think my pieces are becoming less and less acceptable with time, and I'm not talking about just this emoticon set...


Anyway, another attempt to make it look better. (The one in the center.)



Honestly, I don't think Less Details make it better. But anyway, it was fun to do. ^^



Good luck, pals!


Posted By: DawnBringer
Date Posted: 04 July 2011 at 12:04pm
@Jinn:

"I'm talking seriously, pal... I think my pieces are becoming less and less acceptable with time, and I'm not talking about just this emoticon set..."

C'mon... you're not letting a few (negative) remarks about your frequency of fan-art bring you down, are you? I just think ppl are impressed by your skill & energy and curious about what you can/could accomplish in other areas.

For the icons; yours are great gfx, just as Dumbo's...the Nerd is just a tricky character to portray as easy-to-read Smilies.


@Cure:
Yeah, they are a little washed-out for Smilies...will add a bit more color & contrast in the base yellows.


Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 04 July 2011 at 1:05pm
Some really great stuff already.
Imo, member_profile.asp?PF=8763&FID=1 - Likandro 's set has the best overall look because they read the easiest. Hatch's set and the pencils are cool too.

Jinn and Dawn are (insert emo smiley here)

I want one of these for my profile badly, so I had to make a set.




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