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July 20, 2003 at 4:48 pm #9271
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Here are some:

Here is :D

And :o

July 20, 2003 at 5:41 pm #9279
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Yolegoman

Ingenious!

July 20, 2003 at 5:52 pm #9283
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Here is my first *not copying the emoticons from the bar on the left*
emoticon entitled *G-Force*

Now available for posts in mini version

July 20, 2003 at 9:59 pm #9312
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Banjo

Those really are not too realistic :roll

July 20, 2003 at 10:28 pm #9317
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X

Hey banjo………..

:brick2:

July 20, 2003 at 11:41 pm #9322
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Kapaluchi Studios

those are one of the best emotions I have seen. You should keep making them.

To Banjo: If you don’t have any feedback then insulting others, I advise you to shut up.

July 21, 2003 at 12:19 am #9327
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X

for once KAP….
i agree

July 21, 2003 at 12:33 am #9332
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unfoldingmetal

Weirdears you crack me up! :D

July 21, 2003 at 12:58 am #9334
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Banjo

WhAT?? They dont looktoo realistic; if you look closely you can see each frame, made in paint, and the last one he showed the mouth was just scribbled if you look closely..

but im sorry, its just he said they are REALISTIC EMOTICONS, i say they ARENT REALISTIC EMOTICONS.. cant you all take my opinion, or is it too strong for you?

July 21, 2003 at 1:07 am #9337
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Can you do any better??

July 21, 2003 at 1:10 am #9339
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Drunken Farmer Ben

Those are pretty cool. Now they just need to be a bit smaller, and the black cleaned up

July 21, 2003 at 1:44 am #9343
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Blunty

WeirdEars, if you’re going to spend an amount of time creating something, spend a decent amount on it till it looks good… everything you do (weather it be brickfilms or a job in MSpaint), you rush, and it shows.

when I was first designing the mini-fig emoticons (now referred to as “Blunicons” by some, which is innaccurate, but has a certain “transformers cool” sound about it) I started with a photograph of a real mini-fig head too, infact, probably the same one WeirdEars is using, taken from the mini-fig head database someone has been collecting on brickshelf. (I’d find the link, but I’m lazy).
The reason I gave up and drew up my own “blank” from scratch is that the photo of the real head is FAR too tonal for pixel art to EVER look “normal” on it, pixel art is about clean, sharp, defined lines, the “real world” is too of tonal variation, the result of mixing the two can be cleary seen in WeirdEars’s “realistic” emoticons, you can see “seams”, patches and the stark, distracting contrast of the solid black lines drawn on the blank. it looks horrible.

*pet peeve rant, ON*
an now a note for some of the other people that have been trying their hand at making some mini-fig emot’s … cutting out the face from an existing emoticon and sticking it onto a lego face blank, is NOT a good way to do it, more often than not the face details don’t fit on the head properly, and don’t look “lego-y” at all, it ends up looking like a regular smiley deformed, rather than something you might actually find in your lego pile, whch is what I try to aim for in the look of mine.
also taking credit for “being creative” by using this cut and paste method is decieptful and dishonest, so don’t be cheep, use some imagination, if you can’t create originally and be imaginative, you’re in the wrong place.

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