HOW TO DRAW EMOTES for Twitch, Mixer, & Youtube

I was really happy to finally be able to make this tutorial for anybody out there who could benefit from it’s tips! I might make one for sub-badges as well in the future! Enjoy!
Twitch Sizes: 112×112, 56×56, & 28×28 .png
Mixer: 24×24 .png
Youtube: 48×48 .png
Recommended settings: 500×500 pixels transparent .png at 300 resolution (then size down)


Tools: Photoshop CS6, Wacom Intuos 4 tablet, VSDC
#emoteartist #emotes #art



  • Ariel Carpenter 2 years ago

    For those of you who don't have the necessary tools/software, aren't artistically inclined, or don't wanna deal with the hassle: I'm always open for emote commissions if anybody is interested! Just click the twitter link in the description or shoot me an email! ♥

  • Faisal Hawilo 2 years ago

    I don't normally comment on videos. This is such a simple video with good small tips and voice which you can hear clearly. Thanks a lot for the video.

  • Grinicide 2 years ago

    is this possible with a mouse? or do I NEED a tablet?

  • Javier Camacho 2 years ago

    Yo rock! Thanks for the help I love you so much <3

  • FeartheWolves Kajon 2 years ago

    Great video, can you please tell me again what software you prefer (multiple if possible) as I just bought a Wacom Intuos Pro and would like to try my hand at making Twitch emotes. I’ll also be using it to draw designs for my wood burning projects. Thank you very much!

  • bunni sin 2 years ago

    Let me save you 12 mins
    -Use transparent background
    -start with 500×500 pixel and 300dpi
    -dont use much details
    -use discord to see what it looks like.
    Basically everything you already know.

  • Raul 2 years ago

    heya, can you do a pepe emote for me ?:) if yes add my in discord RaulNP#5760 i can pay u aswell, or link you on YT or twitch ^^

  • branflakes11 2 years ago

    Great tutorial! Is firealpaca is good program for making emotes or streaming art in general?

  • CervusCOTW 2 years ago

    Thanks for the tips. I have a question about the deer emotes… I don't know how to draw the head, do you think more long head or circle head for the red deer?

  • Anonymous Cat 2 years ago

    best tutorial ever!

  • Emil Rodin Jönsson 2 years ago

    I’m not a weirdo because I’m not using nightmode

  • Crashed 2 years ago

    Do you think that vector based emotes would look better downscaled or be easier to do??Also, how do you manage to draw the color of the eyes, tongue and the other without coloring over other things that are already coloured?

  • zonge 2 years ago

    i wish i had photoshop but 11 euro per month… no im not rich im just a student 🙁

  • Sinful Reaper 2 years ago

    Loved the video. Highly informative and definitely helpful. Thank you! 🙂

  • QueenFiria 2 years ago

    When I size down, I find my image becomes horribly pixelated. I'm one of those detail orientated artists you mentioned that isn't used to working at such tiny sizes. 🙂

  • Hiiruss 2 years ago

    7:12 what's the name of the tool u used to blend the color?

  • CJ Bush 2 years ago

    I'm a mod for an up and coming twitch streamer and he is starting to look for emote artists for his channel. Could you possibly give me some prices and I can pass along the info? Streamer is Roshe__ on twitch if you need to verify. Thank you and continue your wonderful work. You are very talented.

  • Akorandor 2 years ago

    please can you send me this brushes for drawing emotycons ?

  • yeet 2 years ago

    I'm having trouble with my emotes. I drew them as part of a bigger canvas (as in, they don't take up the entire canvas, only a small part of it), and when I shrink it down to the 3 sizes, one looks good but the other 2 look horrid and pixelated. :/

  • Hyper Flie 2 years ago

    Hey could you please make a full tutorial on how to draw the emotes on photoshop

  • Kazi 2 years ago

    where can I get your brushes?

  • Tanja Ariens 2 years ago

    I work on 1500×1500, does this matter? And do you keep your emotes when you've resized them at 300ppi? The reason I work on that canvas size is because that way it can be used in merchandise, or is that still possible on 500×500?

  • Stryder Designz 2 years ago

    Hi Ariel how can i reach you? would like some on doing these.

  • DebbieeeCo 2 years ago

    Would you be willing to make a full tutorial on which tools you're using and describing the use of layers, etc.? Something similar to the video you've done now, showing you making an emote with a more specific walk through (ie: "first I'm using ABC to create XYZ and using this tool to do this, then I'm going back and using this tool at this opacity to do the shading and highlighting", etc.)?

  • Wok's Random Channel 2 years ago

    Close likeness, even when drawn from scratch can cause problems. Just saying.

  • Sarah McSquish 2 years ago

    Extremely helpful and informative! I'm just getting started in the twtich emote commission world and this is beyond helpful. Also, your art style is absolutely adorable!

  • Jason McGrady 2 years ago

    Thank you so much for making this video. I am a character artist and I am getting into cartoon design now. Twitch emote designs have peaked my interest recently and I want to seriously get into it and start designing some. I just created my twitch art channel recently. I haven’t started any content but I plan on doing it but I want to make sure I’m doing it right so I stumbled upon your video first I want to say thank you for creating this video and pointing me in the right direction for creating content. If you have any more advice, I would be more than happy to hear it. Also I wanted to say that your content is really good you are really talented and I look forward to seeing more videos from you. Have a good day

  • mayra 2 years ago

    How much does 1 emote cost? for example if i send you a pitcure of me, cartoon that 😀 10€ or like 50?

  • ❤TwightHeart❤ 2 years ago

    I’m more of a tablet person and I’m trying to learn how to make my own emotes on an iPad with procreate but can’t find any good tutorials because most of them are speed art

  • DARKHOUND Inc. 2 years ago

    Is it considered theft if I copy my old original art to make emotes from? 🤔

  • Zambe 2 years ago

    So i have created a emote but when i save it like 28 56 and 112 idk really what to call that butt when i svae it it be with around the emote somebody know how to fix that?

  • GT Sunny D 2 years ago

    The quality looks horrible at 28px X 28px when I resize the image, how do these other people manage to have the emotes appear sharp and high quality at such a small size?

  • Carla Burkhart 2 years ago

    Ariel, I need help!
    Every time I size my emotes down they go all fuzzy or lose detail, I don't know what I'm doing wrong. D:

  • lavender 2 years ago

    What’s your recommendation for putting yourself out there and having people find your art?

  • Trev #14 2 years ago

    Hello ! Thank you for the video i was looking for something like this 😀

  • Dillinger R. 2 years ago

    How is this a tutorial? All you are doing is talking while a time laps video is playing. "This is NOT a how to" At all. Thank you for wasting my time with your clickbait bull shit..

  • Sarah Friedman 2 years ago

    How can i resolve "poor trimming" issues? Im making my first emote for a friend and it keeps getting rejected 🙁

  • Duo Zhang 2 years ago

    I want to edit an custom AYAYA emote. I had no experience of making emotes where do I start

  • Cwitical 2 years ago

    im a complete beginner at drawing and making emotes but i still want to give it a try since i like making stuff im happy u work on photoshop cs6 since im already familiar with it tho

  • Catman Legions 2 years ago

    This is great. Now to understand photoshop and I'll be all set

  • Zyurg 2 years ago

    I thought this was a tutorial not a fucking lecture mom

  • big nub 2 years ago

    Do you use a drawing pad or your mouse??

  • OsSsO 2 years ago

    you draw this on graphics tablet ?

  • INSTA-autistic.pepee 2 years ago

    Is it free or

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