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:flicker: by SparklyDest :flicker: by SparklyDest
Oi, this idea seemed so much better when it was still just an idea. :p 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. :p
Frames: 43
Duration: Days, as I worked on the frames and layers to get something close to what I saw in my head. :B

*I am finally going to use the Critique system....please be gentle with me, it's my first time. :D

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! :dummy: 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. :giggle:

EDIT 2 Now, the eyes move with the wind and there are some even fainter sparks floating up from this wicked flame. :D Let's see if this didn't make it Teh Awesome!
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   General Artist
That candle is lovely. Great little flame. the detail and movement look nice as well. Smoother and such. I also like the coloring and the adorable expression on his/her face. The drop of wax is a lovely touch as well. :clap: Well done!
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SparklyDest Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you so very much!
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   General Artist
My pleasure~
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1m3 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
I would use it as my avatar for a while ... it's possible?
Others deviants are already using it?
:bulletpink::bulletblack::bulletblue::bulletgreen::bulletyellow::bulletorange::bulletred::bulletpurple::bulletred::bulletorange::bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletblue::bulletblack::bulletpink::bulletblue::bulletgreen::bulletyellow::bulletorange::bulletred::bulletpurple:
:bulletpink: come in my :gallery: :pointr::pointr: [link] :bulletpink:
:bulletpurple: candelora firefox personas :bulletpurple:
:bulletpink::bulletblack::bulletblue::bulletgreen::bulletyellow::bulletorange::bulletred::bulletpurple::bulletred::bulletorange::bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletblue::bulletblack::bulletpink::bulletblue::bulletgreen::bulletyellow::bulletorange::bulletred::bulletpurple:
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SparklyDest Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's a little too big to use as an avatar...

Who is already using it? :?
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1m3 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
You are right, unfortunately :cries:
I don't watch the size ... I was fascinated by the image and its analogy with my nickname on Firefox :idea:
I don't know if anyone uses it ... was a question for you !!!
Anyway, thanks for your disposability :wave:
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OnWingsOfBlue Featured By Owner May 23, 2011   General Artist
"Expected More of It, Still I Failed
Stupid flickering flame. I wanted so much more from this when I started it." - [link]
I have an idea. Candles sometimes fliker higher/longer/taller (however you can describe it). So my suggestion is instead of it just going left and right, add a few frames in where it gets taller. And you could have the eyes go o.o or something like that if you want.
And another idea I just had... You could gradient (hand pixel if you want) the outline of the flame itself, to make it lighter at the top. Just a thought... :blushes: Good luck to you if you plan on fiddling with it some more. :thumbsup::D
By the way, nice effect with the wax going down the side. Great job. Very enjoyable to watch. :D
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SparklyDest Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for your input! I hope to one day go back and tweak this, or start over from scratch to tackle the idea from a different angle...and when I do, I keep your advice in mind. :cuddle:
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OnWingsOfBlue Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011   General Artist
Thank you. And you're welcome. I'm glad I could help. :D
I was watching a real candle flame that day, it's probably not the best for my eyes... but then again, what is these days? :giggle:
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DimetrodonDanya Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Wow, that looks very realistic! The sparks, and the wax dripping down look awesome!
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