Five animated Smileys in old-school 15×15 px style
Back in 2001 I really liked the Smileys you would find in many forums or Instant Messengers like ICQ. However, even back then I was quite a purist and did not like any that would break with the 15×15 pixel size or the specific yellow color that had somehow become an inofficial standard. Since I was also curious how one can create animated GIF graphics, I decided to attempt to create an animated Smiley that would fit in with all the other 15px grin faces. It turned out to be a lot of fun so I ended up creating five of them! I used MS Paint to draw the actual frames and some free software I found on the internet to convert those into a GIF.
I found them to be kinda cute, so I thought I'd share them with you. In the unlikely case that you want to somehow use these, feel free to do so under the terms of CC BY-NC 4.0.
The "Crying" Smiley
This was the first one, nothing special. Looking sad, shedding a tear.
The "Dice" Smiley
I think this was my second. Turns into a dice, cycles through all sides.
The "Horror" Smiley
This one doesn't feel too well and eventually vaporizes. Poor thing.
The "Vomit" Smiley
Another unfortunate Smiley. After spinning around, it throws up.
The "Pac-Man" Smiley
Finally, my favorite. It turns into Pac-Man! Even looks a bit 3D-ish.