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Pencil Test - Tuhk by Ahkward Pencil Test - Tuhk by Ahkward
So I did a series of "frames" for Tuhk's ref page for my thesis and I REALLY wanted to out them together into an animation! So I did! XD

I miss animating a lot after this! ;-; For you guys who don't know, I studied animation for two years before I went to Ringling. XD

Let's see.... 15 frames at 10 frames per second.
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WindySilver Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Great!:D
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! Maybe someday I can finish it with lines and color.
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WindySilver Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :D
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Whiterose283 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh! I do animation sometimes :) It really is fun to do! 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I used to do it all the time when I was studying it. Not as often now sadly. ;_; It is fun to do little things like this.
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Whiterose283 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww ;A; Well I hope you find more time to do it! Animation sure is fun ;w;
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Mona-Lisa-Motus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It came out really nicely. Short but good!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I do want to add more though, someday.
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Mona-Lisa-Motus Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
too bad. would be good someday ^^
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TheWisestDino Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*stares at screen endlessly*
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes! My world domination plans are working!
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TheTinfoilRat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is rad! Animations like this are cool. ^^ I want to animate something now..
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Doooo Eeet.
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ApalrieusCentauri Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student General Artist
 I think the flapping animation is really good, but perhaps you should consider making him 'bounce' a little bit more as he's taking off. Most birds I've seen bring their chests close to the ground before taking off, then bring their heads up really high when they raise their wings. I did animation on a little app for the nintendo dsi for years, I learnt a lot from other people who used that app.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Well I watched a lot of birds in videos and it really depends on the bird. A smaller lighter bird might do that, but not neccesarily a 9.5ft huge bird like Tuhk. I will go back and watch videos more carefully, and thanks for pointing that out. I did bring his chest low to the ground, but didnt stretch his neck up based on whatI had observed. Maybe I missed it in the videos. 
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shadowfox1122 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
What setup do you use for doing pencil tests?
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Set up as in my work station? Um, well I have a lap version of a light table... I look up videos for reference, then draw each frame individually. I usually have multiple papers down at once to check to see if the size of things and motion is fluid. Pretty much all my ajimations I make frame by frame on paper then organize it in Photoshop.

As far as putting it all together, I scan each page/frame and then use the timeline window in Photoshop to put itall together and line it up. I  PS a frame consists of all the layers that are visible in that frame. For example, frame one for me means I have layer one visible. Frame 2 will be layer 2 visible, but layer one NOT visible. It is pretty complicated to explain in a short thing. LOL 
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muttsluv Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Interface Designer
SO COOL AND SMOOTH
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
It could be smoother, but it was fun. :D
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muttsluv Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Interface Designer
>.<
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lillynugget Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Animating is so much fun.... well, little animations. XD
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lillynugget Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
XD
Big animations take days to finish,I know what you mean! XD
Im working on one myself.
Youve got really amazing talent.
You should become a animator that creates films for disney or something like that c:
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Mh, did study animation for two years and as much as I like animating I am unsure if I'd want to be an actual animator. I more enjoy working on animations, but the visual development side of the process. Though I wouldn't be against it if a job was offered. XD
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lillynugget Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hah,I see what you mean XD
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quietlydrawing Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its amazing! which program do you use?
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, Thank you! I drew all the frames on paper, then scanned then in and put it all together using Photoshop CS6.
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quietlydrawing Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wooooow thats even more amazing! great job!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
It's quite common actually to do animations that way. :D
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1Sariat1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
I've been watching this for a few minutes now :D So smooth!! Brilliant job.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, I would like to take it to full some day.
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1Sariat1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
It would be awesome!
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PrismatDragoon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cool, looks good. Everything seems to work just right, the legs, the body, the wings. Nice one.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! i enjoyed looking at the smaller details 
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PrismatDragoon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ^^ Details are always fun.
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Hawkpath-tail Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is badass, ahk o_o
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D It was a fun thing to go back to, even a simple rough little thing.
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Galvan1c-Miscr3ation Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very smooth for a pencil animation: nice work!  And you kept his body size consistent C:  
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Aha, I've been around the block with animation a few times. XD I was more worried about the wings being inconsistent.
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Galvan1c-Miscr3ation Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, they turned out great.  I don't see anything odd about them UvU
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh good, I'm glad!
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Razzey Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is lovely <33 

im a beginner artist in digital art, and I have a few questions.

What do you use to draw with?

Was it hard when you first started? (I can't seem to make the same things I do on the computer with a tablet for the computer.)

Is animation hard? How do you do it?

What art program do you use?

(sorry for so many questions. I jsut really want to be good at what I do, like you are C:)
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry for wall of text, but I wanted to answer your questions fully! ^^; I love answering questions, so never feel afraid to ask them. I will answer, it might just take a while XD

Honestly, I do more traditional work than digital. I studied digital art for a few years, but it was something I really understood well. When I studied animation from 2010-2012, we did a year of 2D animation (using pencils/ink and scanning them in to put it all together) and then we studied 3D animation (making computer models in Autodesk Maya).

What do you use to draw with/program use?

The majority and 90% of my drawings are done with pencils or pens. I do A TON, like, dozens of sketches a day on paper in a book, and this keeps me connected to my artwork. If I like something enough, I'll scan it and them redraw it digitally. Sometimes I'll so  a full lineart/shading in ink and then scan and only add color digitally. The majority of all my digital art was done all my paper when I was sketching it.

When I draw digitally, I use Photoshop CS6 or Sai. BOTH of which I worked hard to BUY and did NOT download a cracked version. Working professionally with a cracked version is a HUGE no-no and can get you fired and ruin your reputation forever or for a very long time. However WHICH art program you use makes little to know difference! I have seen people do AMAZING things with only MS Paint, even without a mouse too! So the program, or tools you have/use make NO difference. You can have all the best, most expensive tools, but if you don't know anything about drawing, you'll not make as good work as someone who has "less fancy" tools but years and years and years of study and practice.

Was it hard when you first started? (I can't seem to make the same things I do on the computer with a tablet for the computer.)

Working digitally is VERY different than working traditionally, there is the hand-eye coordination and then there are millions of options and setting that changes millions of things. A lot of times people want digital to look hand drawn... but I just make it hand drawn and save the fight and trouble. ROFL It was INSANELY hard when I first started and I honestly don't like digital art know. I do the least amount as I can, but if I have to use it for a commissions or sketches or whatever, I will. I use the tool (digital, pencil, pen, whatever) that fits what I need best. Using ONLY digital is very very restrictive and limits your options.

Also, don't feel like you HAVE to use digital all the time to be a good artist. You have to know how to use it to do basic things. For instance one concept artist is Niko Marlet, he's worked for Dreamworks and worked on HTTYD, KungFu Panda and many more. He does a lot of traditional work for them and so you don't NEED to use digital art as you main drawing tool to be a good professional artist. IT does help, but it isn't a make or break thing.


Is animation hard? How do you do it?

This depends on the type of animation you are making. There is live action animation, where you use real people mixed with computer animation. There is fully computer animation made using models and then 2D hand drawn animation where each frame is drawn by hand. For me, animation is not super hard once you learn the basics, but it's a very very repetitive job and can get boring if you don't like those kinds of jobs. I LOVE animation, but I don't want to be an animator, so I've studied other part of animation, like visual development, storyboarding, concept art, etc.

For this animation, I made each drawing on paper with pencil, and then scanned them into Photoshop and made an animation in Photoshop. Gimp, Photoshop, Sai I think and lots and lots of other programs can animate! Adobe Flash too! You just have to research your program you have to look! You might be surprised. lol

I hope that was useful. lol Any more?
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Razzey Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This was EXTREMELY USEFUL. Wow, I didn't even know any of this stuff. It really did help! Thank you so much for answering my questions! I never even knew that you could draw something, and scan it to the computer. Awesome sauce!!!!

I guess I'll just have to practice hard, go to a art school to get as the best I can be. C; :D
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Well hold on, in the art industry you may not be required to get a degree, though it depends on what sort of job. For instance medical illustration, it is pretty darn important you know your anatomy if you are drawing art for medical students in their textbooks. That requires both art and other degrees. Wildlife artists usually are similar, and it is usually required. 

However for MOST art jobs you need no degree. The recruiters and interviewers care about your portfolio themost and your personality. Are you able to draw what I want you to draw and are you a team player, since most art industry jobs have you working in teams. You have to work with others, ESPECIALLY in concept art. You have to be willing to work on art/ideas that may not be yours, and hand off your art to be finished by others. 

I have heard many professionals say that if they see someone with fantastic insane art, a degree but a mean egotisical personality and then see someone with ok art, no degree and a wonderful warm ambitious personality,they will hire the lesser skilled artist because it is easier to work with them. They can be raised in skill too by help from the team. The mean person will just be rude and cause stress. 

I say all of this because art school isvinsanely expensive. Mine is 52k a year, and I have a ton of loans.So I am no rich person, I simply was willing to have a large debt. Now you can get scholarships too, but it is not promised you will get one, so keep that in mind. For a lot of people, like Tatchit, going to a State university is better and still offered them a lot of knowledge to use. My animation degree was from a Community college! It taught me a lot and I really improved after 2 years. 

So do not feel an art school degree is the only option. If you WANT the guidancd and structure, than yeah, it could be a good path, but by no means is it the only path. What sort of artist do you want to be, as in a job?
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Razzey Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm...interesting. Well, I'm not sure yet. I'm still trying to decide, lol, I have a whole lifetime ahead of me. But, I would want a job where I somewhat artistic freedom. So many choices >.<
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
There are millions of jobs with "creative freedom". It really is simply going to be you narrowing down the type of creative environment you want to work in.
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WolfOfTheAlphakings Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student General Artist
I LOVE THIS! hjdfilgjsdfnjh animation is hard for me to understand ;-;  this is really cool bro



...... -had shot a firecracker under his butt thats why he flew away-
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Aha, I'm glad you like it! I figured you would, I'd love to start doing little tiny short animations again.
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WolfOfTheAlphakings Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student General Artist
you should bro your good at it
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