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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

26 hours left to enter this years EmoteSecretSanta!! 

24 deviants said Frosty by melonhead-emotion
4 deviants said Sign up now before it's too late :eager:
1 deviant said More info -

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


DeviantArtist Questionnaire

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 4:22 PM

How long have you been on DeviantArt?

9 and a half years, though I had been browsing the site for a couple of months before making an account

What does your username mean?

My friend Malpercio helped me to come up with it. She provided a list of mythology based names, and the one I liked most was 'Syn'. As syn was taken, she suggested adding 'full' onto the end to make Synfull.

Describe yourself in three words.

Organised, reliable, responsible

Are you left or right handed?


What was your first deviation?

The first thing I uploaded was an image made by my friend as a profile ID. The first thing I made was a knotwork design (I think). It's hard to tell as I have a lot of hidden deviations :paranoid:

What is your favourite type of art to create?

Emotes. Though I do get a kick out of writing useful tutorials and I did enjoy designing knotwork.

If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

Vectors or photography

What was your first favourite?

Whilst not my first ever (as I've since removed them), the oldest in my gallery is this:

Kitty by Fizzytingle

What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

Anything which is bright and colourful

Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

Too many to choose from.

If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

I've been fortunate that I've been able to meet a lot of my close dA friends, including mackwrites in the States and zachriel in Sweden.

I think the major two missing from my list is MerelyCubed and BlissfullySarcastic, though there are a number of other emoticonists I'd like to meet.

How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

I don't want to pick a specific deviant, as over the last 9 years there have been many people who have helped me in so many ways. From helping me discover my own personality to supporting me through rough patches of my life, there's a lot of people who have positively impacted my life and made me smile when I really needed it.

What are your preferred tools to create art?

Just about anything

What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

For me it's more about the inspiration from the community than a specific place.

What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

I don't think I could pick just one. So a few include:

  • The good old days on dAmn (too many memories)
  • Making the secret project deviations with Malpercio
  • Staying with blunaowl and zachriel in Sweden
  • Going to Malta with Kyramy
  • The Alton Towers DevMeets (choo, choo!)
  • The World Tour London Devmeet
  • Creating the OCtopus avatar craze
  • Being featured on Moonbeam13's journal when I was an unknown emoticonist
  • Receiving my first DD
  • Being awarded Deviousness
  • Receiving a surprise Fella plush in the post
  • Squeeing over meeting zikes in a chat room
  • Receiving a range of amazing art gifts

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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Lexi247 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello :hug: Have a wonderful day~
Synfull Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
Hi :)
Manglenn Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
you are very helpful with your guides and I am grateful for you
Synfull Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Nice to hear :)
CucheoakaBaek99 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student Interface Designer
- your emotion are perfect :3 
- I love them <3
- your page is so ... uhm ... TOTALY PERFECTTTTTTTT :'>
- can you watch back? :')
Synfull Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
:aww: thank you
Kenmolimg Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Photographer
Your emotion are so cute :heart:
Synfull Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
:aww: thank you
KingBo0 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You seem to be a emoticon expert. could you tell me how to create emoticons that you can use in comments such as this one-->Rainbow Sheep 
Synfull Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Provided they are actually emotes (and not animated gifs of anime) then they can be placed in one of the chat friendly emote galleries. Then they will appear in add media after a period of time.
black-cat010 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
hi dearNeko Emoji-41 - (Kawaii Waving) [V3] 
how are you?
sorry if i am bothering you but i was wondering if its possible to add this and how do i add her in the emoticons box or in add media box i guess Sweating a little... please?
thank you & Take Care Happy Neko 
Synfull Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Things like that shouldn't really be placed in add media - It's supposed to only be for emotes like :) and :hug:
black-cat010 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
well cant i add it there please?
i mean how do people add new emoticons in the community emoticons box all the time?
and by the way, the little cat is already there but i just recolored her to black because i like her that way more Nod Love
thank you & Take Care Happy Neko 
Synfull Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
The other cat shouldn't be there either - people are abusing the system to add other images in which aren't emoticons
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catcupcake Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
What program do you use to make emoticons?
I`ve been looking all over Google a I got nothing!Crying 
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