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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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:iconnintendo1889:
Nintendo1889 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
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:iconastrikos:
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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:iconsparklydest:
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  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would use it as my avatar for a while ... it's possible?
Others deviants are already using it?
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: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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:iconsparklydest:
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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:icon1m3:
1m3 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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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:icononwingsofblue:
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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:iconsparklydest:
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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:icononwingsofblue:
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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SparklyDest Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :D
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DimetrodonDanya Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
No problem!
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, you have been 'sweetly' featured in my new journal >> [link]
:party: ;)
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:iconsparklydest:
SparklyDest Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you!
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you welcome ;)
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Flora453 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
omg, so cute!!! haha i love the animation of the changing flame, great work! :heart:
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:iconsparklydest:
SparklyDest Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D Thanks!
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allein21 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
I am going to add a really belated suggestion here, even though you are probably SO over working on this.

Have you ever noticed that a flickering flame changes colors? I'm sure you understand the mechanics of that better than I do, Ms. Science degrees. Anyway, if you incorporated some blue/white that sort of changed as it flickered, it might add to the realism.

I should probably read the comments to see if anyone else made a similar one, but I'm too lazy. You know me. If they did... oops! :smooch: If not... well... then I'm special. That's all. ;)
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:iconsparklydest:
SparklyDest Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I attempted changing the colors, as a flame would do....and it was bad. Very very bad. :nod: But your suggestion is appreciated. :nod: :D
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bloodhound3 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Nice work man. :clap:
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SparklyDest Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) Thanks!
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bloodhound3 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Welcome. Anytime.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
I just think this is the sweetest thing. Not sure why, but it really just struck me. Nice work.
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:iconsparklydest:
SparklyDest Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D Why thank you so much!
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
You're welcome. :aww:
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:iconsparxle:
sparxle Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009   Digital Artist
so cute!
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:iconsparklydest:
SparklyDest Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:aww: Thank you!
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sparxle Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009   Digital Artist
uz welcomez!
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:iconkaiverta:
kaiverta Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Gosh, it's such a cute emote. I love how its face moves with the movement of the flame. Such a great little addition. ;D
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:iconsparklydest:
SparklyDest Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D Aww, thank you! I worked hard on this little guy, but I have urge to make more now so it all worked out. :aww:
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DrCodfish19 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
So cute x3
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:iconsparklydest:
SparklyDest Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:Aww: Thanks!
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DrCodfish19 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Welcome ^^
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ChibiCrystalhammy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
cute candle!!8D
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SparklyDest Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you!
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ChibiCrystalhammy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
welcome ^^
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CookiemagiK Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This made me go awwww! :iconeeeeeplz:
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SparklyDest Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D I'm glad!
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Synfull Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Nice emoticon. I know its hard to gt back into them after a break. However it looks a lil weird the bottom of the flame never moves. Have you tries moving it slightly at time just to give it a bit more life?
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SparklyDest Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:nod: The bottom was bugging me the whole time I worked on it, I thought if I made the wick flicker it would help. I think I'ma go back in and see if I can adjust the bottom to sway or something...so it doesn't look so flat.
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EQDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Aw, I love this! It's super cute. :D Nice job!
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SparklyDest Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) Thanks!
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:iconeqdesigns:
EQDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome. (:
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ExFaceCake Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
aww, the flame's so cute :aww:
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:iconsparklydest:
SparklyDest Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: Thanks!
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MixedMilkChOcOlate Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a cute flame :meow:
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:iconsparklydest:
SparklyDest Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:aww: Thanks, dude.
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Tufsing Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That was a cute candle ^^
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:iconsparklydest:
SparklyDest Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you!
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