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Midnight-Jan 1, 2012 :Update: by mirz-alt Midnight-Jan 1, 2012 :Update: by mirz-alt
This is my entry for the Emoticon Opus 2012 contest. [link] The theme is how the world will end in 2012. Well, people think there will be an earthquake or some other natural disaster. They’re wrong. The vampires are going to finally rise and take over! Well, at least that is what they think. The vampire hunters may have a thing or two to say about that before then.

This is also a joint entry for the October EMTC hosted by ^SparklyDest. Before working on the piece, I realized it would also fit that theme. I asked for permission from ^SparklyDest to submit it to her contest, too. She said yes. :aww:

Oh...Em...Gee... What a technical nightmare this piece was! I honestly cannot tell you how many layers I used on this because I lost count. Getting each element down and then combining them was a huge learning experience for me. Of course, right near the end, I realized I screwed several mid-animation frames and took me hours to fix. Then the fade at the end would not convert to .gif. We spent a terrible amount of time re-working it so it would convert correctly. Thank goodness for my art partner--I couldn't have done it without Jim! I will admit, I did want to do a few extra things with the piece, but I had no time. So, I'm submitting this with a few MINUTES to spare.

As for the piece.... Now, don’t ask me why those emotes are sitting in that street/alley, gleefully unaware that something may happen. I dunno, maybe they are tempting fate on January 1, 2012! But, the vampires don't care. This is their night and it's gonna be a bloodbath.

This piece took me a solid week to do. Thing is, I had such a clear image of how I wanted this piece to look. When I realized it would be mammoth to pull-off, I tried to cut it down, but I couldn’t bring myself to. I probably could write a ton more about this, but I’m planning on putting up some extensive WIP pics in my Scraps this weekend, so I’ll comment on the technical stuff then. WIP is in my scraps here ---> [link]

One last mention and credit: The blood at the end was the work of `Ravenswd. I had started to do the effect manually and realized there was no way I could do it and still make the contest deadline. Using my pallette and going off mock-ups of what I wanted it to look like, Jim used his Gif Monkey program to generate the blood flowing down the page (TONS of maths involved). It’s amazing work and I owe him immensely for it.

*** Free use for non-commercial use. I'll add the other copyright stuff later. ***
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PizzaPotatoNBacon Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the animation in this! :D And I also love the expressions as well. is it strange i wanted to laugh at their suffering
And I can't help it, but hat Vampire chasing the yellow human in the background strangely reminds me of Sparklydest's EC Death. :|
mirz-alt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   General Artist
LOL Thank you.

And, yes, it does look like Death. :giggle:
kayleero Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, your emotes are so awesome!! I can't imagine doing backgrounds like that.... :faint:
mirz-alt Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011   General Artist
I love doing backgrounds. :giggle:
kayleero Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Yeah, I can tell XD! I hope someday I'll beable to draw background as well as you can. Right now they're just.... bleh.
DryBones44 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your deviation has been featured here: [link]

It also won the OTHER funniest emoticon of 2011! :la; To get your stamp go to the article!

AND VERY SOON YOU WILL GET YOUR SECOND AWARD WHICH IS THE FUNNIEST EMOTICONIST OF OCTOBER 2011! :squee: :squee: You'll get it soon just check out the article! :la:
mirz-alt Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011   General Artist
Thank you again for that. :hug:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
    :heart::bulletpink::bulletred::bulletpink::bulletred::bulletpink::bulletred::bulletpink::bulletred:   :woohoo: HAI THERE! :woohoo::bulletred::bulletpink::bulletred::bulletpink::bulletred::bulletpink::bulletred::bulletpink::heart:

                    This Emoticon has been featured in the
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mirz-alt Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011   General Artist
Such a sweet, coloring message. Love it! And thank you for letting me know. :love:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
I just love to create these kind of messages :lmao:
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