Yeah. xD I watch lots of emote-people now. (I'd say "emotoconists," but I don't know if I'd be spelling it right. ) I might ask Synfull for her list of people she watches... But I already watch a lot of people. xD If I'm gone for two hours, I usually come back with about fifteen deviations. And when I wake up, I usually have about thirty in my inbox.
Although the background is simple, its nicely shaded and all that is needed. It doesn't stand out too much, so doesn't detract from the emotes themselves.
I notice you use a 16x16 pixel body. Theres nothing wrong by that, but the norm is 15x5 so it makes the emotes look a little bloated. I guess its just personal preference though and my eyes are accustomed to the smaller size.
Your shading of the emotes has vastly improved and i hope you continue to shade your emotes in this way.
My one main suggestion is about the way the emotes float in the 2 side tubes. It appears to be 3 separate frames in the pattern 1-2-3-2. Its nice that you have made the emotes move slightly from side to side, but by repeating frame 2 after 3 it makes it a little jerky. My suggestion is to replace the repeated frame with another that moves in the opposite dirrection, so the emote floats in a circle. Hopefully it would make it look a little smoother.
As for the other elements of the emote you've done a nice job. I like the way you have created the spliting effect and the whole emote loops well. Its a nice idea and you've executed it well, so well done
I'm trying fifteen by fifteen more and more now, actually. o: But with my new shading, I'm trying to stick to my sixteen by sixteen, just so it's not TOO big a leap for me. They just seem so tiny when I make them. When I get used to it, I'mma try to do more fifteen by fifteen 'cause I've had other people saying the same thing. I just learned them wrong from the start. BUT. I will try. <3
As for the shading, yes I'm going to keep 'em like this most likely. It's so shiny. I taught myself how to do it when I was trying to shade two color emotes and was like: ZOMFG, I WANT IT! <3
I'll try to fix that now. *OpensGIMP* It'll probably be updated soon. =3 Yay fo' circles! When I do update it, can you tell me if you think it's better?
Thank you very much for all your help and whatnot. And thank you very much for the compliments too.