Collaboration with delicious flash ninja who did the animation and sound effects to bring this painting to life.
Render time: 24 hours Original specs: 1080p HD Video Software used: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash Audio: Original sonic creation based on a few samples and loops collected from all over the place, then mixed in Sony Acid Pro 6.0
..when one must draw Foi riding an Arcanine through a desert,
this is one of those times.
Editing this into the main comment now, as the posts related to this just keep coming.
Animation for me is a process of reverse engineering, where I paint the parts and silhouette out the movements from that painting- then re-map and repaint those parts according to that movement.
I'm still learning how to do this process quickly and still learning to bring the movements created by it closer to what people would expect to be real.
The problem lies within what is expected to be real in the first place. This thing does not quite possess the musculature of a horse, nor feline, nor dog, so it can't quite move within those expectations without breaking and I can't just go on youtube and copy some guys mathematically precise 3d running cycle. The movement needs to be made with the unique parts made for the painting I'm dealing with.
Which comes back down to refining those original pieces, I learned what refinements could be made after animating the twelve looping keyframes - and after placing those frames in an environment. It was going to take a major revision on the beast's overall frame to get a good clean "run-cycle" out of it, so in the end I just optimized it for the more bounding forward look it has now and called it a day.
That having been said, I learned a lot, and If I ever want to draw an Arcanine running through the desert again and should then wish to have a standard plastic run cycle I will be well equipped to do so!
For the version with sound, go here! Or here thanks to eco mono.
DOCTOR WHO IS NOT IN THIS. THE TWO DUDES YOU PROBABLY MIXED UP WITH DOCTOR WHO ARE RANDOM AND GILLIAN FROM SNATCHER.
SO THIS IS WHAT I WAS WORKING ON HAHA this loses something without its sound but there's a lot of framebyframe stuff in it so I'M PUTTING IT UP HERE ANYWAY
So many random characters. This video says so much about me. "But why are Liquid and Solidus alive if this has Old Snake in it" you might ask, to which I reply what is Snake doing playing DDR with a bunch of Pokemon and Silent Hill characters. ANSWER ME THAT
ALL THE FANDOMS AND CHARACTERS ARE LISTED AT THE END there are so many Although you can check out Wilhelm and Zee here and Inhuman's creator here - not-fun
BUT SINCE PEOPLE WANT A LIST, HERE
FROM Metal Gear Solid: Solid Snake, Otacon, Sunny, Liquid Snake, Revolver Ocelot, Raiden, Solidus, The Joy/Boss, The Sorrow Star Control 2: Admiral ZEX, The Captain, Talana, an Utwig, a Supox, an Arilou, Subcommander DAX, Fwiffo Phoenix Wright: Yanni Yogi, Damon Gant, Matt Engarde, Juan Corrida Pikmin: Olimar, Pikmin Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Nny, Edgar Mother 3: Duster, Kumatora, Lucas, Boney, Ionia Pokemon (these are original characters of mine): Radic, Farnsworth the Lucario, Nova the Raichu, Callima the Parasect Megaman Legends: Teisel Bonne, Glyde Mario: Luigi, Prince Peasley (from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga) Silent Hill: Harry Mason, Dahlia Gillespie, Pyramid Head, James Sunderland, Heather Mason, Father Vincent Final Fantasy 7: Cid Highwind, Vincent Valentine Slayers: Vrumugun, Zangulus Final Fantasy 9: Zorn and Thorn Magic Knights Rayearth: Ascot Road to El Dorado: Miguel, Tulio EarthBound: Ness, Paula, Jeff, Poo Final Fantasy 6: Strago Magus, Kefka Secret of Mana: Sprite, Boy Captain Jack, the Eurodance artist Cleo, my dead dog Slasher Movies: Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers Final Fantasy 8: Zell Dincht, Irvine Kinneas Snatcher: Gillian Seed, Random Hajile, Metal Gear Mk. II Quest for Glory: The Hero Metroid: Samus Aran Wilhelm and Zee Lazytown: Sportacus Chrono Trigger: Ayla Inhuman: Kyotoshi Lypha, Grey Space Quest: Roger Wilco Day of the Tentacle: Green Original Characters: Tsukiyo, Girl, Triangle, Scriabin, Dr. Dowasure, Zarla, Alix, Sheena (my, my brother's, and my cousin's avatars)