Well this has been my first attempt to make them as I created it for a friend that loves emoticon. I didn't use any reference nor pattern, I just went randomly and realized a silly emote I had in my head!
haha... so you're even one step ahead of me... I use the the dA emotes as reference for mine... yours looks like he could be one of those "tard" emotes that have been popping up around here. definitely a lovely little guy.