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Alright, I did another little animation test.

I planned to use the very character concept that I did recently, but when I started animating I realized how unbelievably tedious it was going to be.
So, simple as it is, that design needs to be simplified a LOT for the animation I am planning to do.
Here you see a rough design which was done on-the-fly.

Far from being perfect or any spectacular. It's still wonky and lacks some nice extreme motion archs. Just a few too many frames also...

Only coloring all the frames cost over 1 hour, this is really laborious. But still, animation is super fun and rewarding.
Plus, great practice with dynamic figure drawing.

Plastic Animation Paper 4 for the animation, SAI (thx to Algenpfleger for advertising it :) ) for drawing the clean frames, PS7 for coloring them, After FX for compositing and Flash for creating the final output file :)

sorry, the file is rather big - pls wait for it to load...
I'd like to hear your thoughts!
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blueToaster Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
AMAZING! LOVE IT! :D
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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blueToaster Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yer Welcome :D
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yamakato Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
nice
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AndeChii Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
any tips or advice for someone who's just getting started in the animation field on theri own?
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TheCheatIsNotDead Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I'm an animator-in-training, and I'll say, not bad at all for someone who's new! You have a very good sense of anatomy and how to turn the character in space.

What you need to work on is ANTICIPATION and RECOIL. I'm sure that a quick google search would tell you better then I could here.

Also, really push your poses. Realism be damned, this is animation! Go BIG or go home! Have really outrageous positions. It's easier to make something less crazy then to make it more. Better too much then too little.
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot man! I know exactly what you mean! I bought a good book on animation by Preston Blair some time ago and it addresses everything you mentioned very well :)
Haven't had the time to do more animation lately though... :/
Good going with your studies!
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TheCheatIsNotDead Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I sympathize. Animation takes forEVER. It's such a long process.

The rest of your gallery is sweet as fuck, so this was the only thing I could offer proper constructive criticism on XD

Later!
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NOENDER Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Very nicely done....I used a similar procedure (PS,AE) for this:

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Your understanding movement dynamics is way better than mine.... and If this animation is only 1 hour of work, I can only imagine what you could archive with more time. (Plus, I suffer a lot with "painted backgrounds" but that shoud not be a issue with you ; ))...Keep it up Hideyoshi!!!
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hey, that looks pretty neat! Very cool! :)
I still need a lot of practice...
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