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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

2016 NaNoEmo - Bronze Badge by Mirz123 2016 NaNoEmo - Silver Badge by Mirz123 2016 NaNoEmo - Gold Badge by Mirz123

Emote Advent Calendar for 2016 - 

13 deviants said :happybounce:
6 deviants said Join it!
4 deviants said Check it out!
1 deviant said Help promote it!

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


Updates and Stuff

Thu Dec 22, 2016, 5:07 AM

First off, happy holidays to everyone. I had hoped to write this a few weeks ago, but like the rest of the year time seems to have zipped by and it's almost Christmas. I've now finished work until the new year, and look forward to completing a list of little jobs that I haven't managed to do throughout the rest of the year.

Thank you to all of you that dropped by my page earlier this month to wish me a happy birthday. I had a great day, which was mostly spent at work followed by a nice meal with my family. I got a few DVDs, a couple of games and (as expected) some additional Rubik's cube style puzzles for my collection.

Whilst I know I've done some 'official' journals praising the entries for this year's NaNoEmo event, I also wanted to do a personal shoutout from my own journal. It was wonderful to see so many people take part and the gallery fill up with emoticons. A few of my personal favourites are:

:Holly: by a-kid-at-heart     Heart for you by Krissi001     2016 NaNoEmo - #22 Arachnophobia by Mirz123     Dumbo by KitLightning

I also really enjoyed starting my Memory Book project. The NaNoEmo event was a good way to motivate myself, and I loved seeing snippets of my history, along with how my style has improved. I started to burnout towards the end, but do hope to continue it sometime in the future.

Memory Book: Louise and Nigel by Synfull     Memory Book: Kel and Luke by Synfull     Memory Book: So i herd... by Synfull     Memory Book: Donate Blood by Synfull

In an amongst all of this, I've been taking some time to do some fun things, including a range of crafty things, completing a Nanoblock Mario and a trip to see Moana in the cinema. Next up - Rogue One on Christmas Eve :happybounce:

I think that's about all of my updates for now. I hope everyone has a good Christmas and new year, and I look forward to what 2017 brings.

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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Heartcrocher Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the avatar for Fairy Cherry  Critmas 2016 - Fairies Avatar by Synfull
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
No problem :)
Jasperinity Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Happy birthday! :D
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
:highfive: thanks
Jasperinity Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
Jumping High-Five - NaNoEmo Day 11 No problem! :3
Phlum Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :party: Happy Birthday, Synfull 
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
:tighthug: Thanks
RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!! :la: Hope you have a fantastic day! ^ ^
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
:D thanks
ilikecookies23 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016   General Artist
Happy Birthday! 
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Thank you :D
ilikecookies23 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016   General Artist
Nennai Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :cake: :party: :aww:
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
:dance: Thanks
Nennai Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
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