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About Deviant Senior Member Karen26/Female/United Kingdom Groups :iconemotication: Emotication
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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.

Useful links :D

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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

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

Emote Advent Calendar for 2016 - 

14 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


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


I escaped! :dummy:

Sun Jan 22, 2017, 12:14 PM

Well, it's 2017 :dummy: (shh... I know I'm 3 weeks late to this party) I hope you all had a nice holiday period - I certainly enjoyed a relaxing 2 weeks off work full of jigsaw puzzles and family-time.

Life has now settled back into its normal routine. Work is going well (albeit busy with a product release coming up) and I continue to enjoy my time there, with the constant opportunities to learn more and try new things.

Offline I made the concious decision to step back from a few things, to give me more time to do things I want to do. From an early age I've been helping with Scouting based activities, and over the last few years I've enjoyed it less and less (for a mixture of reasons). So when, early this year, I was asked if I would help to organise an event, I finally learnt to say 'no'.

I won't ever be able to fully leave Scouting (I have too many connections to it) but by cutting down the number of commitments, I'm feeling a lot more relaxed and a lot less stressed.

With my new found freedom I've taken the opportunity to do a few more things. I've recently teamed up with some friends to try 3 escape rooms (which I thoroughly enjoyed), manging to escape with 11.5 mins, 7 mins and 5.5 mins spare.

In addition I've been doing more of my standard passtimes - reading, computer games and catching up on tv series. I've also been out for a couple of walks with my family, which I hope to do more of this year.

I'm currently chopping and changing things that I do in my free time and hope at some point to get back to my memory book project. I might event try my hand at some other art too!

I hope you are all keeping well and that 2017 ends up being a good year for everyone.

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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JenFruzz Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Haaaappy birthday! :party:
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
:w00t: thanks
catluvr2 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Drawday! :la:

I'm still smiling at the time you told mintyy and me to feature Suicide Hug. :lol:
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
:giggle: I'd forgotten about that
a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Happy Birthday Karen! :happybounce::cake:
When did you put that "note" there!?! :tighthug:
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
:hug: Thank you

The note has been on my page for years and years, but I switched it to feature you maybe 9-12 months ago :giggle:
a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
I obviously need to come around more often, or pay closer attention... or both. :huggle: Thanks for that! :guiltysmile: - NaNoEmo 
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Happy Birthday from silverhammer and me :happybounce: :party: 

I hope you have a great day :squee:Free rubik's cube avatar 
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
Thank you to you both :doublehug: revamp 
TheRejectPhoenix Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
:D thanks
Cinderscarf Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!!!!
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
:aww: thank you
Yom-Tsiur Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday, wise girl! Thanks for all the instructions that enrich the Deviantart!

Hugs!birthday cake 
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
:aww: Thank you
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