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This is not your normal emoticon group. This group is dedicated to emoticon art. Basically emotes that are created for viewing as art pieces rather than for chat or forum use. These emoticons are typically distinguished by detailed props and backgrounds, as well as high-level animation. They are oftentimes showcase pieces and display a greater level of pixelling skill.

Many people argue that emoticons are simple and don't qualify as true art. This group is here to prove otherwise!
Founded 5 Years ago
Aug 8, 2010


Group Focus
Art Collection

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Digital Media

320 Members
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VPNaNoEmo Weeks 3 Round-up

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 28, 2015, 11:07 AM
A small but strong showing over the past week. Thank you to the participants for taking the time to create lovely Emoti-Art.

Below are VPNaNo Emotes submitted through July 26th

Week 3

Break!?! by a-kid-at-heart

Hot Air Balloon - VPNaNoEmo Week 3 by Mirz123 Storm Clouds - Emoticon Scene (VPN Wk 3) by mirz-alt

creating Emotes by Krissi001 Day108 - Fountain by Blobicons New Job - VP NaNoEmo 2/4 by BlissfullySarcastic

Weeks 1 & 2

Remember, it is not necessary to make 4 emotes during the event. Even one is fine. So, if you want to jump on board, do it. Last emotes must be submitted by July 31st.

VP NaNoEmo 2015I had hoped to get this journal up a few days ago, but my 9-to-5 was being difficult (literally several days where I got home after 10 pm). Nonetheless, it's here! An emoticon community event which focuses on "visual purpose" pieces -- namely emoticons that are meant to be "pictures" and admired simply for their art value. Not "chat-friendly" which are often used to show expression, tone, and emotion in comments and journals.
I always think to write up a new journal for the event, but honestly I simply couldn't do a better job than Synfull did years ago, when the event first launched. So, I will re-post her words. I'm sad to announce that due to other commitments and time limitations, Synfull will not be co-hosting the event this year.
As many of you will know, this group, NaNoEmo hosts a fun emote-a-day style challenge every November to match up with NaNoWriMo in the literature community. Over the last 2 years we have had a fair n

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Submission Guidelines

As this group is just starting out, we don't have a lot of rules. That may or may not change!

:bulletgreen: This group accepts pieces that are considered emoticon art. They are generally larger, more details pieces. Because of their size and theme, they are typically not useful for chats or comments.*

:bulletgreen: Members may submit up to 3 deviations a week. That may not sound like a lot, but this Group is not here to feature your whole gallery but to showcase your truly stand-out pieces.

:bulletgreen: All submissions are subject to approval by our staff. If it is rejected for quality reasons, please honor our decision and do not re-submit. However, if the piece is re-done, you may submit the updated piece for consideration.

:bulletgreen: Please try to submit to the proper folder. However, if you submit to the incorrect area, out staff will move it to the proper place for you.

:bulletgreen: Feel free to suggest faves! If the piece is good enough, we will considering adding it to our main gallery.

*There are some exception to the "chat-emote" rules. Those particular pieces usually include additional pixel art, props, disguises, or other features which make the piece stand apart from regular emoticons. It is the staff's final decision if a piece of this nature qualifies for inclusion in our gallery.


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mideila Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Artist
Emoticon))) Smile
Inkblot123 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
is it ok if you request to add this [link] to your gallery? its a cool little emoticon i made, and i want to share it with people, but i'm not looking to join any new groups.

also, i have a group about emoticons as well :iconemoticon-universe: , so it you would be interested in affiliating with it, that would be cool. it doesn't have that many members, so people hardly ever submit to it, but if your interested, then send a affiliation request or something.
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
I'm sorry, but even though the piece is sized to be an emote, it is not an emoticon. It is not a "ball with a face", so it doesn't qualify for consideration for the group.
Inkblot123 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ATEL1ER Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Just stumbled upon this group, and the art here is AMAZING!
Mirz123 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Very late reply, but...thanks!
aeroartist Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hahaha i just want to say how much i love the icon for this group. that's a wonderful graphic. i immediately noticed the reference. nice work!
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Thank you.
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