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This is my first attempt at an emote of any type. I thought I should just dive in at the deep end and try an animation.

I will be making more as I want to try all types of art that interest me and emotes/animated emotes interest me a fair bit :) I really enjoyed doing this.

I know the animation isn't great but hey I'm trying and that for me is a big step :p

(the eyes were moving originaly but it lmade it look glitchy)
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Steph1254 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
For a first Emote I have to say this is really really good. The animation is smooth, the pixeling is decent and I really can't see that much that needs improving. :lol:

The one thing that you could maybe experiment with is the shading. You've got the idea of it right, and it looks good, but I think it'd look even better if the shading was made more '3D', so to speak. To do that you only really need to add a red outline to the emote, but make sure that it's dark enough so you can see that it's an outline, people sometimes mess up a little at that point and make the colour too similar to the shading itself, which usually causes the whole thing to look a bit awkward.

Adding a small light line under the eyes and mouth is also a really useful way to help make the emote look even better, and changing the facial features to the same shade of red you used on the outline would really pull the whole thing together neatly.

But other than that there's really nothing more that I can see wrong with this emote, so well done! I really look forward to seeing more. :)
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Connarhea Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Thank you so much for the great critique, I realised I shoukd have done the outline in dark red, but by the time I'd realised I was finished, so thought nevermind I will do t next time :) but I didn't think about the mouth :o

:)
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Steph1254 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
No worries, like I say, there really wasn't that much about it that I could see needed improving or changed. :)
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Connarhea Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
hehe :tighthug:
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SugarJem Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an excellent first emote! Mine was crap...:/ Love it! :love:
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Connarhea Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
thank you so much for sparing the time to look and comment :hug: I doubt yours was crap, none of your work is :)
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SugarJem Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats ok! :hug: You comment on my work so its only fair if I do the same :D Well, yeah it was xD
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Connarhea Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
hehe I like commenting on people's work, which is obvious by my number of comments :D

haha :highfive: yay or sometimes being crap :p
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SugarJem Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats good! I like people to comment, so I know what to improve/and just reading nice comments always makes my day :D

Lol :XD:
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Connarhea Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Well first things first I always say something nice becaus eI know how much I love reading a few nice words. Then, if I can, I'll say what could be changed, because I love it when someone gives me constructive criticism.

Being honest is always a must as well :)
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SugarJem Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, you can't start a comment saying how rubbish you think a piece of work is! XD
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Connarhea Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
some people do but how is that going to help? Im here to help others wherever I can and get help wherever I can (I know I need a lot lol)
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kingmancheng Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Not bad for a first attempt.
He's like one of those schoolboys back in the World War.
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Connarhea Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
I was trying to figure out what he reminded me of :D it's the flat sort of cap that does it :) thank you for the comment
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kingmancheng Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional Filmographer
No worries!
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ScarletWarmth Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010   General Artist
I do love the red smiley with expression of gesture & who took his hat off as howdy. :)
It seems to be another version or remake of this --> :iconhowdyplz: Sweet!
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Connarhea Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
hehe thank you :)

It wasn't intentionally a remake of any other emote I just decided that would be a fun one to do :)
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ScarletWarmth Featured By Owner May 11, 2010   General Artist
:rose::iconcardinalplz::iconwelcomeplz::rose:
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berrd Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Hahaha very cute. Nice work on your first attempt! I would have no idea how to tackle emotes, let alone animated ones. :thumbsup: well done!
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Connarhea Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Thank you :) I was lucky with the way the face looks and extremely lucky with how the animation turned out :D

there are loads of tutorials if you want to try :)
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berrd Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Lol I'll leave it for the time being. :lol:
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Connarhea Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
haha :) well they're there if you ever get an urge :p
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