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Karen's FAQ

What programs do you use to make emotes?
I use 2 programs - PaintShop Pro X2 to make the individual frames and then Ulead Gif animator 5 to animate the frames together

How do you make an emoticon?
That's not something I can easily explain here. However, there are over 200 different emoticon tutorials over at Emotication, or you can check out my personal tutorials here

What programs would you suggest for making emotes?
There are a range of different programs out there and its about finding one (or two) that suit you. There's a list of free programs and trials on this page which is a good place to start

How do I use your emotes in a comment?
I've written a nice tutorial to explain this which you can find here. You can also check out my list of plz accounts on this journal

Will you make me an avatar?
I sadly no longer take free personal avatar requests. However you can check out my commission details on this page and my list of free to use avatars here

Will you comment/critique an emote I made?
As long as you ask politely, sure :) It may take me a while to get around to it, but I really don't mind. Just send me a link in a comment or note.

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Emote Resources

Awards board

Emote Award Nominee - 2012 by Krissi001 Syn Judge by Krissi001 Best Static Emoticonist - 2012 by Krissi001

EMTC Rainbows Close Contenders by happy-gurl EMTC Stamps Close Contenders by happy-gurl EMTC Blue Honorable Mention by happy-gurl

participant badge by Krissi001 Completed the VP NaNoEmo - badge by Krissi001 bronze by Krissi001

silver by Krissi001 gold by Krissi001

Competitor's Badge by IceXDragonEmoticon Tournament Semi-Finalist Badge by IceXDragon Emoticon Tournament Finalist Badge by IceXDragon Emoticon Tournament Winner Badge by IceXDragon

NaNoEmo hosts by Krissi001

5 deviants said Go take a look :la:

Rubik Cubes

Rubiks Cube solver stamp by smgbas
I'm a fan of solving Rubik's Cubes and other twisty puzzles. You can check out my collection below:

Part 1 | Part 2


:iconemotication: :iconemoticon-stamps: :iconnanoemo: :iconweemote: :iconpack-it-in: :iconemoticon-projects: :iconemotesecretsanta: :icontheemoticongallery: :iconemoticonopus:


Calling all emoticonists

Sat Sep 26, 2015, 3:11 PM


I've recently been contacted by ProjectComment who are looking for a selection of emoticons to be made on the theme of commenting. They are a great community based group which encourage deviants to share constructive comments with each other and it would be fantastic if the emote community could lend them a hand and make some emotes for them to use.

This isn't a contest - no prizes, no winner - just the satisfaction of making emotes for a good cause and receiving exposure to their 6000+ members.

Some ideas include a comment variation of emoticons such as:

+Fav Bombing by Eres-Graph La jumping in Points by Jibodeah :typerhappy:

If this is something that you'd like to help with, just crack open your art program and get creating. The more emotes the merrier and you don't need to check if it's ok before you start to make them. Once you've finished (or if you have any questions) please send ProjectComment or 3wyl a note and they will be happy to respond.

I look forward to seeing what you guys come up with. I certainly intent to join in (when I find the time!)


As an emoticonist does it frustrate you that you can't tell the difference between when you are mentioned and when your emotes are used in comments? Have you turned off mentions because there are just too many for you to handle?

BoffinbraiN is trying to rally up some support to adapt the mentioning system so it works far better for the emote community. If this is an issue that affects you, please consider heading over to his journal for more details.

Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
`Synfull has firmly rooted herself at the heart of the emoticon gallery and made it her mission to bring pixel passion to every part of deviantART. With a personal gallery that's filled to the brim with exremely detailed emoticons and informative tutorials, Karen has developed an reputation with many deviants for being somewhat of a legendary emoticon artist. We very much agree that Karen's dedication and inspiring efforts deserve recognition, and therefore it's without any hesitation that we bestow the Deviousness Award for July 2013 to `Synfull, congratulations!
-awarded July 2013

About Me

About me

My name is Karen though a number of people around dA call me Syn or Synfull. I joined deviantART back in 2006 as an art appreciator, but over time I have tried my hand at a number of different art forms, before eventually finding my place in emoticons.

Offline,I graduated from the University of Birmingham, UK with a degree in Computer Science (Programming) and now work at a computer software company in Derby. I like to spend my free time relaxing with friends, watching films, travelling, dabbling in crafts, helping at my local Scout group or messing with one of my Rubik's cubes.

Please note:

Instead of thanking me for faves, please spend the time looking at stuck-in-suburbia's gallery

:knitting: by stuck-in-suburbia :MissedTheBandwagon: by stuck-in-suburbia Ah, the Noble Pirate by stuck-in-suburbia


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ilovemyfavoritegames Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, I'm gonna watch you, cause I love your stamps, emotes and knotwork <3
Synfull Featured By Owner 5 days ago
uki--uki Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
Synfull Featured By Owner 5 days ago
:smallwave: V2 
SparkleKitties Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
Could i have some points if its okay ^^
I would like to give some cool drawers  like you some support and request commissons
Synfull Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
Sorry, I don't have any and don't intend to buy any
SparkleKitties Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
SweetCreeper132PL Featured By Owner Edited Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I like your art :meow:
Synfull Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
:aww: thanks
BradLeeSP Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  New Deviant
Just floating around... thought I'd say "hi."
Not sure if you remember me or not?

Anyway, have a great day.

Synfull Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
:nod: Long time no see. How have you been?
BradLeeSP Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  New Deviant
Pretty good thanks =) And you?
Synfull Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Not too bad thanks. Just don't seem to be enough hours in the day right now!
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SparkleKitties Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
I love your drawings, they are awesome, amazing and AWESOME!
Inspire other members on DA..
Keep dreamin and drawing :3
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
:blushes: thanks
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