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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    Early version of the Black Point smiley. Cool points if you actually know what this is. Attachment 1939

    (Sucks that it won't be as visible on a dark background.)
    I guess i'm out of the running for guessing who/what that is. I really hope someone surprises us and knows all about it, haha.
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    I'm probably the only one here who does. But I'm sure you will soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    I'm probably the only one here who does. But I'm sure you will soon.
    Well i sort of know who/what it is from our discussion(s) about it, that's why I'm disqualified from guessing or impressing you
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    Very experimental smiley I whipped up earlier today in around twenty minutes.



    It's based on an expression from the Outlaw Star manga. I'm not sure whether a manga smiley set is worth pursuing. I mean, the manga is really important right now so it's not like it doesn't deserve recognition. The characters in the manga are very expressive. You can use a more general template for the anime's art style and a set of expressions for all anime smilies, but with the manga, Takehiko Ito probably drew Gene in a hundred different ways!

    So it's unclear what a general manga smile would look like. This is based on a smirk. You might notice that it imitates the dot b/w shading style found in manga by using a technique called dithering. It doesn't work that great but it was worth a try.

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    Finally added a smiley I've wanted to add for years, which sounds kinda stupid because it's not that different from the following grin:

    This new amazing smiley is "Ecks Dee"! You remember how everyone used to write the two characters as an emoticon a decade ago? Well, remnants of that exist on OSN from the Outlaw Star UK days. You see, back in the olden days the forum was a lot more basic and lacked Outlaw Star smilies, but it did have a default set and people happened to particularly like Ecks Dee graphic. (Yes, I'm typing it that way because posting the actual characters will create the smiley.)





    I know it sounds stupid that I waited a long time before doing this. It looks simple, but honestly it's difficult to make the "X" stand out. I tried various shading methods and this is the best I've come up with. Seriously, I'm stumped. I can't make it bolder without totally fucking it up. Guess it'll do!


    I've been working on a couple of smilies today. I've had a stomach bug for a few days now. I'll spare you the details but it's been a way to pass time for now. I've started working on a "laughing Gene" animated smiley. I'm not sure how that'll turn out, but here's hoping. Next up will probably be Hanmyo. I've already drawn the basic smile so that's the hard part done. Maybe Hilda after that.

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    Hey Gene, did you ever find out that Cowboy Bebop is getting a Netflix series?!



    Yay, it works. For this, use "lmao" in colons or the smiley menu.

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    Hanmyo set completed... for the time being, anyway. Honestly I'm not completely satisfied. She was certainly one of the trickiest. It's mostly due to the child proportions which is something I had to tackle with Jim. If anyone ever wants to improve Hanmyo, be my guest. Hanmyo also has the same issue as Melfina: dark hair isn't as visible on a darker website. You can pretend it's there. Here ya go anyway:


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    Just testing them out since this was my request. Thank you!
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    Most of this was done previously but I figured I'd just add them to the forum. First of all, these Gwen first smilies were not done by me. I only did about a percent: adding finishing touches. They were made by Scarab, formerly known as Hari. They're great but the colours were slightly off in my opinion, so they're ready now. He made them years ago (he also made the Old Man and Swanzo smilies) but I never got around to adding them.



    Black Point is now officially on the forum.



    I know he's a mysterious character to most of you. Basically he's the embodiment of Takehiko Ito's mind. He's featured in a lot of the doujinshi and it's quite amusing. In part thanks to Scarab's Gwen attempt and due to how Takehiko Ito writes random and irrelevant notes in his concept art and other documents and generally puts way too much thought into a lot of things in a classically autistic way (no offence to anybody with it, but I have lived with autistic people in the past so I know the traits well) I created a bonus smiley.



    He's become a bit of an inside joke within the scanlation team because of his bizarre mannerisms so that is how I imagine him to actually be. (Were it actually human, that is.) Anyhow, you'll see what I mean about Takehiko Ito in the close upcoming release of SW. You may recall a couple of his random comments outside of the manga panels too.

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    Oh hey, BP! Cool stuff. Too bad he's so "inside" so to speak that there are maybe three people who will use him. If we could get a Star Wars Episode I conversation going we could make good use of him!

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