What started as a simple way to add some visual emotion to texts has taken on a life of its own. From turning them into pumpkins to recreating them IRL, these little icons have nestled their way deep into our culture (even though we still might not know what half of them are supposed to be). The latest take on the funny illustrations? Why, a paint program, of course.
Much like the ’90s PC Paint program that we all spent a good chunk of our youth designing on, Emoji Brush is an experiment run through Google Chrome. Click the “DRAW” button, and you’ll find a white canvas and a color palette. Select a color and begin drawing. You won’t get a steady airbrush-like effect, but rather a line made up entirely of emoji icons. Move the cursor slowly, and the icons show up small. Move the mouse faster, and they increase in size. That’s pretty much all there is to it.
It’s easy enough to mess around on Emoji Brush, but some folks have really taken it to the next level. And if you’re one of those next-level artists, you can and should submit your work to the virtual art gallery. Whether Dorothy Vogel will end up taking interest in your piece of art is yet to be seen.
Try out this program and share a link to your creations with us!