Brilliant! At last, we join the ranks of everyone who has their own! (But ours are just better!) Explore, use, enjoy!!
:) ;) and so on...
:D Rob, you and Heather are a bleedin' wonder.
Awwww aren't they just adorable. >:) :>
:> Awesome. Is it ok if we make some more?
So cute! :D
Here's the template...
However, can't promise anyone's work will get into the default set. We're doing one-elf-per-emotion, so you'd have to pick an un-elfed emoticon, pick the right character for that emotion, adhere to the template, maintain a style matching the existing ones... And suddenly it's not as much fun anymore :)
If you're doing one-elf-per-emotion then why are there two Cutters and two Skywises?
:) X( ;) :>
I mean that one elf can be more than one particular emoticon, but there can only be one image per emoticon.
i.e. Skywise can be both wink and smirk, but now that wink is taken, wink can only ever be Skywise.
:-O I want these on every possible forum
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH I WANT TO MARRY THEM
:) :(( :( ;) :D ;;) :x :-O X( :> >:) :|
hahaha, if I hadn't been married before to realize it is not for me I would totally agree
Night_Tanem said: I want these on every possible forum
I have no life, no life at all!
*edit* One more...
Because Leetah can cry so elegantly.
@ RichardPini Actually not to be able to say neener, neener, neener but more to lighten up my day ;)
If that happens to get more people to learn about Elfquest that would be fun two :P
Elwing said: Arr!
I have no life, no life at all!
*edit* One more...
Because Leetah can cry so elegantly.
Some of us did this kinda thing in 2010:
So cool that there are official versions now!
PS: The ones I made back then:
it was of course easy and too tempting to combine both Skywise smilies into a small animation...Apologies to their maker, I hope you don't mind!
Elwing said: it was of course easy and too tempting to combine both Skywise smilies into a small animation...Apologies to their maker, I hope you don't mind!
We sure can update 'em! Fantastic, Elwing!
The One-Eye is great, but the basic smile is occupied by Cutter. The pirate one perhaps? :ar!
Sad Leetah is great for the sharp frownie currently occupied by :-<
yes, the idea was the pirate smiley. Arr, matey! =(( could also fit for bawling Leetah...Odd that there isn't a crying smiley currently, as those are common.
I feel like this should be Moonshade or Strongbow. :3
My idea would be to have a Pac-Man type Guttlekraw or Madcoil head, eating all the Elf emoticons and spitting out their skulls.
Yes, I'm sick.
$-) ? !
=)) = ?
Why, yes, it's a rainy day. So one more... :P of course had to be
Looks like :D has been getting on :| 's nerves again! (or if that's better)
That last one is tough to get right...
Wonderful. I'll add these to the set today :)
(Testing) :) :( ;) :D :O
I LOVE how all these look!!! I'll have to make Ty on this one now.
Rob said: I'll add these to the set today
Aww, give the guy a break. Does anyone have suggestions for characters that would be nice to replace particular smilies with?
I'd like the puppy-eyes smiley: :o3 to be replaced with a wolf puppy eyes smiley. Not necessarily any specific wolf, just a generic one would do.
tough one, because wolf an dog pups look pretty similar. It would not have floppy ears of course...*edit* and I see it is a 20-frame animation...oof!
Good point... just a suggestion.
well, I like a challenge...I'll see what I can do :D
The reference I found is too adorable not to include
They're updated! :ar!
If you see a pirate instead of One-Eye in this post, the old images are stuck in your browser cache. You can try holding shift and reloading the page, that seems to work for most.
Great work, Elwing
Cutter deffo rocks that sunglasses look!
@RedheadEmber, I remember way back when someone said something to Elfpop about being able to draw Cutter from memory. His comeback was a photoshopped image of Cutter in shades. This smiley makes me think of that B-)
I was out to make a really cute smiling little wolf pup but she grew up too quick and now she's growling and following me around the room. Halp?
Mom is growling because she's missing her cub? ;) Well, wolf Mom looks fab!
*laugh* She's cute! Maybe you could recruit some elves to help you keep her under control? They certainly like to visit fan homes on more than one occasion, so they should be willing to stop by yours at some point.
Part of the problem might be that she's showing her teeth? Maybe if you altered it to just raise up the sides of the mouth and not the front? I dunno. I'm not very good at this myself.
Well, she's a wild animal and was never going to be friendly anyway. which I think is all right because the comic never showed the wolves as friendly cuddly pets. Maybe :x can keep her under control :D
These are the best faces
on all Internet :D
marinayurk said: These are the best faces
on all Internet
I love re-reading old topics and seeing the elf smileys pop up where people originally used ordinary smileys! :ar!
This just might have bought my old smiley-face-spamming ways back!
For :-S I would propose Suntop. He always seemed a slightly worried little lad to me. So here's what I came up with for that:
@Elwing that's adorable!
Added :o3 and :-S !
:o3 Rrrank roo, RRob! :o3
I can see a few that could be Maggoty, Two-Edge and Guttlekraw. Of course, if I had my way, they would ALL be Trolls.
Trollquest would make a good one-off. It could start with a young, handsome troll heading out on a quest to learn the origins of the trolls. Adventure! The endless horizon! The wonder of knowledge and growth!
Then he ends up seduced and melted by Winnowill. The end.
(too much going through my head... grr)
Suggestion: "beer me": Cutter and Picky with mugs (I'd make some Troll ones myself, but seem to be having trouble with my browser not wanting to download them)
@Rob I was going to name the game I'm working on Trollquest, and focus on them, but it has changed a bit and become unfocused... Also not done either. Would I be able to use these emoticons in the menus of the game, especially since I want to try and make the game feel like an extension of the forums?
No objection here!
If you're making a fashionably low-res videogame, though, there is a huge set of excellent 32x32 character portraits by Gunnar Ljungstrad, an EQ fan who died some time ago in a hiking accident. I've always wanted to see the Amiga-era game his artwork implied. To have them put to use in the intended context would be a fitting tribute.
Edit: I don't seem to be able to find the set! I bet someone out there has 'em.
Quoting from another topic:
manga said: :-w This one might be made into a good Rayek. We need more.
Family Tree with Gunnar's art turns up after a fast net search. Tymani used to have them all I think, and so did I at one point. (I may have them on old floppy discs that I'd have to search up special access to recover.)
LOVE the Sunstream and the wolf new additions, Elwing! Excellent work,
and thanks for making them official, Rob!
Unfortunately those are low-quality JPG images. I know Richard has 'em on Amiga floppy, too ... but getting an Amiga floppy read on PCs involves quite a bit of rigmarole
Great! Thank you!
You win at life, Tynami!
My "Nightsea" smiley redone on the new base...first try:
I've made this and I think it would make sense for it to replace this: >-)
Timmain is fab, Elwing! Great idea and excellent work.
Zhantee would be good for this one:
What do you think?
Yeah, I could see that work, Leenan...But I'm out of pixels for today :D
By the way, if anyone else wants to a try at this- it's really not so hard. I use Photoshop to edit these small bitmaps, but you can use Paint. To make the animations, I use http://gifmaker.me/ . It's very simple to use, you upload the different frames and an put them in the right order, and then decide how fast the animation should run. It's lots of fun! This site can also be used to disect existing animated gifs into single frames.
I've never made smilies before, but I do love a challenge! So here's a tiny blushing Zhantee:
He's such a cutie!
Excellent, Leenan! Our inventory is growing! So, what should I do next?
The eager bee would be a Preserver ... :bz
Yes! Good one! Will look into that on Sunday!
As it turns out, it was extremely hard to do a recognizable Petalwing in this tiny format...
I thought so ... havn't dared to suggest it for a wee or so ... but this is
WOW! ^:)^ Petalwing turned absolutely amazing, Elwing!
It looks great, Elwing! :)
That's an awesome Petalwing!
PLEASE, ELFPOP!!!! Add Petalwing nao!!!!!! *glomps the tiny Preserver*
I am astoundeet!
Hmm. That would work for Kimo too, of course. Maybe tomorrow!
MrsGrizzley said: PLEASE, ELFPOP!!!! Add Petalwing nao!!!!!! *glomps the tiny Preserver*
Kimo! As a replacement for which I one don't know...
RichardPini said: Mind if I get to this tomorrow? Today only needs another four hours to wrap up...
Any more suggestions?
:-\" This could be a good Skot. Innocently wistling away.
One Skottie, all beamed up...
I like doing these, I like how economical they are. most are 26x26 pixels, an every pixel is there for a reason. Sometimes it takes a few tries to get it right. Skot here was a very simple 4 frame animation at first, but in the end I cut out two frames and left an even simpler 2 frame animation. It's an exercise in "less is more!".
Kimo is AWESOME, Elwing!
Hard to decide between the two ... maybe there is another good one for Timmain ...
~O) wonders if there could be done something that counts as dreamberry wine
~:> a giant bird of prey (not sure if makes sense - what does the chicken stand for?)
3:-O a Zwoot ^^
:-* definitely Oddbit
Maybe instead of dreamberry wine, just make it a dreamberry?
A Dream... - great idea, Tam! There could actually be a Dreamberry smiley!
Is it possible to do a recognizable Troll mug (from OQ #7) on this tiny scale? It worked with Petalwing ....
Let's drink to all of us!
Love it! :D
@Elwing, you are a wonder! :D