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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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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

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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


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


Busy as a bee

Tue Feb 10, 2015, 5:08 PM

It seems a while since I did one of these, so time for an update.


First off, I successfully moved in during the first week of January. I've now been living here just over a month and seem nicely settled. It's great to have my independence back and actually get a chance to relax when I get home from work each day.

Sadly it's not all been smooth sailing - since getting my keys I've had to deal with a broken boilder, dead phone line, dead oven, problems with the carpets, a gas inspection and 2 gas meter faults. I look forward to the day where I don't have to spend an evening or 2 a week chasing someone to get something fixed.

Overall I'm happy with the move. For the most part my stress levels are down and I'm finding time in the evenings to do things to chill out like read a book or play on my ps3.


I continue to be fairly uninspired to make any sort of emotes. I simply have no ideas, no enthusiasm or inclination to open up my art program and even try. Whilst I'd like to think this isn't the end, I do wonder from time to time whether there's a future for me in the art form.

Though whilst on the topic of dA, a week today marks my 9th anniversary of being on the site. I never thought all of those years ago that I'd still be active after so much time. A lot has happened over the years, and the site itself has changed almost beyond recognition. I hope I will be around next year to mark my decade, but I guess only time will tell.


The other anniversary coming up this month is 1 year since I started my job. I've enjoyed the last year and have certainly learnt a lot, and I look forward to what the next year brings.

Work life has certainly been a little crazy recently. I've been temporarily loaned to a new department to help get them up and running, whilst still trying to keep on top of my normal workload. Right now I'm being handed jobs from about 8 different directions and it's just a matter of trying to juggle them and keep them all moving forward whilst addressing the most urgent.

It certainly means work is never dull, though it will be nice when things calm down a little.


Scouting is also keeping me busy as they released new badge updates at the end of January, so I have a load of resources to make/update. Other than that, there's not a great deal to note. Life keeps moving forward and I wake up each day wondering how the days slip by so fast.

How are all of you guys? What have you been up to lately?

That's all for now. <4

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 recently graduated from the University of Birmingham, UK with a degree in Computer Science (Programming) . 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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Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014

I've added it in now :)
JeanaWei Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
LoonyBoB Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Hello!  I noticed your FAQ lacks an important question - do you mind if we use your emoticons on other forums?  I own Eyes on Final Fantasy and there are a couple I'd love to use there.  Is that okay? :)
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Go ahead :)
LoonyBoB Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Thanks so much! :)
LoonyBoB Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
PS. Happy belated birthday. :D
TheRejectPhoenix Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy late birthday!
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
:) thanks
momiji250 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Artist
Birthday cake  icon birthday cake Cupcake GIF Icon - Five Nights at Freddy's Happy birthdayCupcake GIF Icon - Five Nights at Freddy's  birthday cake Birthday cake  icon 
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
:D thanks
momiji250 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student Artist
np ^^
ScorpianAkio Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :iconmagi9plz:
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
:) thank you
Fullmetal0Thunder Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Happy Birthday! ^^
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
:) Thanks
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