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:gotcha: by dirtypaintbrush :gotcha: :icondirtypaintbrush:dirtypaintbrush 4 0 NoirSmoke by dirtypaintbrush NoirSmoke :icondirtypaintbrush:dirtypaintbrush 4 2 Baron Samedi by dirtypaintbrush Baron Samedi :icondirtypaintbrush:dirtypaintbrush 11 2 :rorschach: by dirtypaintbrush :rorschach: :icondirtypaintbrush:dirtypaintbrush 38 17 :transmetropolitan: by dirtypaintbrush :transmetropolitan: :icondirtypaintbrush:dirtypaintbrush 12 6 Clutching at straws by dirtypaintbrush Clutching at straws :icondirtypaintbrush:dirtypaintbrush 13 11 Oedipus Rex by dirtypaintbrush Oedipus Rex :icondirtypaintbrush:dirtypaintbrush 42 23 :filmnoir: by dirtypaintbrush :filmnoir: :icondirtypaintbrush:dirtypaintbrush 10 5 :backstab: TF2 style by dirtypaintbrush :backstab: TF2 style :icondirtypaintbrush:dirtypaintbrush 45 6 :motorbike: by dirtypaintbrush :motorbike: :icondirtypaintbrush:dirtypaintbrush 28 7 furious shakefist by dirtypaintbrush furious shakefist :icondirtypaintbrush:dirtypaintbrush 26 4 Evil Anticipation by dirtypaintbrush Evil Anticipation :icondirtypaintbrush:dirtypaintbrush 24 2 New Shading by dirtypaintbrush New Shading :icondirtypaintbrush:dirtypaintbrush 4 2 Deodorize by dirtypaintbrush Deodorize :icondirtypaintbrush:dirtypaintbrush 11 2 Writer's Block by dirtypaintbrush Writer's Block :icondirtypaintbrush:dirtypaintbrush 118 28 :gandalf: by dirtypaintbrush :gandalf: :icondirtypaintbrush:dirtypaintbrush 69 17



Son of Dis
United Kingdom
Dirtypaintbrush is a Classical Civilisation graduate currently living. He also happens to make emoticons very sporadically.

Dirtypaintbrush is also a misnomer as he hasn't used a paintbrush for any artistic purpose since year 9 art class.

Current Residence: Leeds
Favourite genre of music: Rock
MP3 player of choice: I use my PSP these days
Favourite cartoon character: Gambit hands down, i want explody-cards and a stick
Personal Quote: "I'm a firm believe in the philosophy of a ruling class. Especially since I rule"
So. Today I logged in to deviantart for the first time in a very VERY long time. What's up with the logo?

As expected my message centre was heaving. Mostly deviations, journals etc. As I haven't submitted anything new in approximately since-the-dawn-of-time I only had 7 comments. But what really made me smile was seeing over 2000 mentions.

This isn't a large number to some people I imagine but I was never hugely active or popular so there. 

The real reason that this made me happy though is this:

I remember back when I was making emoticons. There was always discussion going on about what form they should take. Can a long-form emoticon be considered an emoticon? Can a 1000x1000 pixel image be an emoticon? While I nevertook a side in this discussion and LOVED looking at what you crazy talented people could do with pixels I always, always wanted to do short form stuff. I wanted the majority of my emoticons to be usable on message boards and in chats.

The fact that so many people (people who I'm sure have never SEEN my dA page) use some of my stuff proves that occasionally I got it right. And that's awesome.

This isn't a triumphant return, I never could view emoticons properly on this screen I'm using and frankly, I don't have any idea (though I'm kind of itching to touch up some older things...). I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has ever used one of my little wastes of time. It means a surprising amount.


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sciluvcatz Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I need to figure out how to use these. :medusa: like that?
sciluvcatz Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sciluvcatz Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dusk-deerfluff Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
:icon medusaplz : without the spaces and you get this :iconmedusaplz:
Azrael-Neko Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
You've been feature here : [link] by someone on your watchers list :)
EmoBunnyLord Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
ur emotions are soo coool!
dirtypaintbrush Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Thank you :D
dogluva101 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010   Photographer
i :heart: ur icons!! :love: :iconobsessedplz:
th555 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
congrats on the dd today, it's really the cutest thing i've seen in a long time :D
dirtypaintbrush Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it! And I'm sorry it's taken me a while to reply.
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