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United States
Current Residence: With the Gnomes
Favourite genre of music: Alt.Indie.Metal.Rock.Pop.Techno.Hardcore.Trance.Lounge
Operating System: OS X 1.4.11
MP3 player of choice: iPod Mini
Wallpaper of choice: Minimalistic
Personal Quote: I didn't do it!
Sp in my recent interweb browsings, I came across a small application called Pixen. Now, seeing as it was some type of image editor, and that it was free, and that I am freeware junkie, I promptly downloaded it. It is still in beta, or version 3 is, not sure about that exactly, but it seems fairly stable, and it is a wonderful little application for pixel art. I made this lovely little avatar with it the other day when playing around, and to tell the truth, it seems better for pixel art the photoshop, to me.

Oh, and did I mention that it can also do animations?

So I took the next logical step, and tried to make an emoticon! and, low and behold! it worked! I easily pixeled the body and other necessary parts, then commenced to start animating. The move tool leaves a little bit to be desired, and the frames are sometimes a little funky to work with, but hey, it's still beta, so maybe that will get better!

Over all, I liked it, and would recommend it for pixel art. Emoticons, well if you already have photoshop and know how to use it, probably best to stick with it, but if you are looking for a free alternative, pixen is just what you need!

Website: Open Sword: Pixen

And no, I am not uploading the emoticon I tried to make, because truth be told, it was horrible. I had forgotten how hard it is to try and make realistic, and exponential animations :P
  • Listening to: Walkie Talkie Man - Stariogram

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faff33 Feb 25, 2013
omg u liek hot chip my fav s0ng is how do you do it
Just to let you know, you have been featured in Volume 33 of Amazing Emoticonists & More!

Have a great day. :heart:
Happy New Year 2010 Ducky :heart:
Ur emoticones r funny
sAlxe Aug 24, 2009
Wesnoth rules.
Your emoticons rock! Congrats on the DD.
Okay, the fact that you invoked gnomes, are interested in Mechanical Engineering, and have a fricken breakdancing guy in a bear suit on your webshot makes me think we might somehow be related. ;)

Great gallery btw, and congrats on your DD
i got your 29,000 :B lol sorry
Happy 4th of July Ducky! :dummy: :party:
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