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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 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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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

Interested in a VP NaNoEmo this year? 

38 deviants said I have no idea what you're talking about :grump:
18 deviants said Yes :la:
9 deviants said No :(

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


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


Where did that month go?

Sun Sep 18, 2016, 5:01 AM

It seems to be becoming a bit of a recurring theme, but once again the weeks have flown by and I feel it's time for an update.

August is all of a bit of a blur. The month started with 3 fun days down in London spending time with zikes blunaowl nillemotes. We explored a bit around Greenwich area and generally just enjoyed all being in the same location at once. Much catching up was done, many stories were told and lots of laughs were had. In general, it was just really epic that after 8 or so years, we were finally able to arrange it all. On the last day we were joined by Kyramy and Alan and went to visit Camden. I forgot just how vibrant that place was, and it was fun to wander around and take it all in.

The next 2 weeks were spent hanging out with my sister, brother-in-law, 2 nieces and nephew. As expected, we crammed in as many visit and adventures as possible, including a parrot rescue centre, otter & owl sanctuary and a 3 day trip to North Wales. It was all rather hectic and tiring, but good fun.

Since then I've been trying to juggle about 6 things at once, whether that be completely revamping a website for the local church, helping at a Scout camp, or running off to the 'Making of Harry Potter' Studio Tour. Whilst I've enjoyed it all, I am looking forward to a few quieter weeks as life settles back into a routine.

In any free time I find I've been playing Pokemon Go. Whilst I know a lot of the hype around the game has died down, it really appeals to my interests for exploration and collecting items. I find it a good motivation to get out and go for a walk (so far I've racked up 132km) and instead of sitting inside and losing my time to the internet, I've been exploring new areas and enjoying the sunshine (whilst it lasts). My current stats are level 22, caught/seen 89 Pokemon, with my highest CP being a Flareon at 1530. B-)

Due to all of this, I apologise for the lack of promotion of the recent NaNoEmo event, but as you can see, life kinda got in the way of things. Lets hope November is a bit calmer and the next event will get the attention it deserves.

That's about all for now. How has everyone else been? Anything new/exciting happening?

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 a-kid-at-heart's gallery

Conflict Resolution by a-kid-at-heart Emote Seasons by a-kid-at-heart An Artists Pain by a-kid-at-heart


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SafeGaming89 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi it's me again. ^^;

How's it going? Hope that everything's fine where you are, Syn! :)
Synfull Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
I see you changed your name :P Good job you kept the same avatar or I wouldn't have recognised you.

I'm good. Life is busy and hectic, but will hopefully calm down soon. How about you?
SafeGaming89 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I ended up giving in and purchased a core membership, just thought it was nice change of pace to have a name that's actually relevant to who I am. X) Heheh yeah, Gengar's one of my favourite ghost type Pokemon. XD

Aw that's good. :) I'm fine myself, I recently flown back home from Spain and had a cracking holiday, now I'm heading back to job hunting again as usual, I didn't get the job for the Royal Mail unfortunately. :(
Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
Gengar is pretty cool, though I do find the ghost Pokemon a little creepy xD

Glad to hear you had a nice holiday, but sad to hear you didn't get the Royal Mail job. Any luck with anything else?
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KrusperButter Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your emoticon sprites are just amazing! Your animation is also very smooth!
Synfull Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
:blushes: glad you like them
KrusperButter Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah u replied your welcome! Happy cry (Tears of joy) 
Synfull Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
If people take the time to comment then I should take the time to reply :)
SafeGaming89 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, upon reading your homepage, I actually visited Derby twice last year to the Intu shopping centre, it's about a 70 odd mile journey from my hometown as well. X3
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016
That's probably as many times as I visit it a year :lol: Whilst I live nearby, parking is expensive and there's not much in Derby that makes me want to visit.
SafeGaming89 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Especially when you're balancing out a full time job as well. ;P At least there's Nottingham and Leicester which aren't not too far if you do fancy exploring anywhere during your time off. ;)
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016
Weirdly I've never been to Leicester, and visit Notting maybe every 2 years xD I go to Burton more often - it's just down the road and less busy
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Danium Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
stalker :stare:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
:paranoid: maybe

Or maybe I was just looking at deviantoftheyear and saw you were the last person to comment ... 4 years after the last set of awards. and that prompted me to come see how you are :B
Happycraftsman Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm confused on the whole making emotes thing it the same as making avatars? But how do I make it usable for chat?
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