When one mentions deviantART emoticonists, some of the first names that usually come to mind are LeoLeonardo, CookiemagiK, Synfull or Droneguard. What most users don't realize is that aside from the big names, there are dozens of new-and-upcoming emoticonists whose galleries are full of awesome emoticon art.
This is the first in a limited series of news articles featuring the works of "unknown emoticonists." All of these emoticonists have
under 20,000 pageviews (as of the date of publication). These emoticonists were selected as the favorites of other deviants in a http://mirz123.deviantart.com/journal/poll/1406499/ (recent poll) and Noted suggestions. Be sure to check out the rest of their galleries for other amazing works.