Oi, this idea seemed so much better when it was still just an idea.
I have had it opened on my computer for a couple days, just opening it to stare in the hopes of getting some inspiration for the mechanics. I finally thought I had a glimmer of something, and after much beating of the something with several sticks, this is the outcome. As you might be guessing, yes. This is a sibling to my great emote, :droplet: (I call it great b/c I love it and it is great to me!). I have dubbed this little guy :flicker: because the name is cute and amuses me. I haven't done a solid emote in months and I am beginning to think this maybe wasn't the best one to use to jump back on the wagon, but I have been meaning to put this one done for ages now. Hopefully, it doesn't burn
your eyes with its lameness. Yes, that was a horrible pun.
Layers: Maybe 20 now? Hard to tell as I toss stuff in randomly.
Duration: Days, as I worked on the frames and layers to get something close to what I saw in my head.
*I am finally going to use the Critique system....please be gentle with me, it's my first time. EDIT
After a couple suggestions, and my own displeasure with the outcome, I have gone back and added a few elements to make this appear smoother and more realistic. The bottom responds to the wind!
And there is a wax drip! Hopefully the improvements are just that, and not me Frankensteining an ok emote to make it all...weird and stuff. EDIT 2
Now, the eyes move with the wind and there are some even fainter sparks floating up from this wicked flame.
Let's see if this didn't make it Teh Awesome!