So approxiamtely 2 hours after uploading my happy birthday massive emote thing, i found that there is an offical contest for the birthday event to make a deviation to show Fella enjoying a party on dA [link]
I was kinda gutted cos i would have adapted my other deviation to suit this, but i didn't let that get me down. So i set about making my entry at around 9pm last night. At 5am i was finally happy enough to let myself go to sleep. After 4 hours sleep i woke and started to work on it again. I now absoluetly hate it, but thats just cos i've spent so long looking at it. However, two people's reactions last night to it ensured that i should upload it
A bit about the party :B I know i have been using the emotes with their symbols above their head alot lately, but when showing Fella a party DA style i thought they were essential. One of the nicest things about DA is how close the community can be. I can go into a chatroom and talk to a $, ^, +,%, @ symbolled deviant. Yes they may be staff, but that doesn't make them any less of a deviant. They are usually more than willing to talk to you and join in the fun. I wanted to show this and i feel showing all the symbols chatting and smiling together shows this very well.
I decided to add in a background this time. This is due to the fact i knew the file was so large it would have to be downloaded, so i decided to add a bit of colour
The animation part of this deviation wasn't as hard as you think. I have a system i follow when sorting that out. The hardest part was just placing all the emotes in position. I ended up with around 112 layers before i flattened a few which compared to my average of 4-30ish is a hell of alot.
You may spot i'm on there in emote form cos i felt after all the effort i put into this that i deserved to join in the party. (Zikes is also there and thats cos he's awesome)
I considered sticking a banned user i again, but i couldn't think of a way to do it aftr using the cage in my last version. so any ideas would be good and i'll add it in
Anyways, sit down and enjoy a slice of cake and have a great time in the parties on dAmn. Happy 8th birthdAy dA!!