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Russell Animation

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Living proof that I'm not meant to be an animator. However, this is simply a test run. The final thing will look much nicer.

By the way, Russell is saying "Umm..." here, but once I complete the rest of the frames he'll be saying, "Umm... six?" I wanted to animate something simple and not too complex -- you know who the character is, and I don't have to overwork myself to convey that.

-- Mitch

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Simon-Simon Traditional Artist
That's so great, good job! Haha can really hear him going "umm...". What program did you use to do this?
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Thank you very much! :aww:

I drew each drawing on paper and then scanned them into Flash so as it would animate on the computer.

-- Mitch
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Simon-Simon Traditional Artist
Oh ok, thanks :D
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Sure thing! :aww:

-- Mitch
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i think this is awesome! very clear he is saying ummmm. great job! can't wait to see the rest of it :)
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Thank you very much! :aww:

-- Mitch
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sharkie19 Digital Artist
Cute!:aww: This is some very smooth animation! :D
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Thanks, dude! :D

-- Mitch
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The picture disappears after the animation finishes - on my computer. Nonetheless, a good start!
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Whoops! Sorry about that. If you click on the option that says "Download" on the left-hand side of the page, the animation should loop.

Thank you, by the way! :aww:

-- Mitch
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PahulStudent Digital Artist
It looks pretty clean and correct! Nice job, Mitch!
I can't say really more than the others above :)

Looking forward to see the "..six" part!
Keep it up! :thumbsup:
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Thank you very much! :thanks:

-- Mitch
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PahulStudent Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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SmohbitzProfessional General Artist
That's really cool. I love the facial expression. :love:
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Thanks! :aww:

-- Mitch
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SmohbitzProfessional General Artist
You're welcome. Just a few more weeks until the film comes out. :XD: :excited:
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HannahmationProfessional Filmographer
Looking good so far! I agree with RagdollCorpse. I think it needs to be slowed down a bit. Are you shooting on 1's or 2's? Otherwise, the action is looking pretty good! Although, I don't know if it is just me, but he appears to shrink a bit in the last couple frames.
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Mmm. Yes, I agree with both you and RagdollCorpse. I'll do my best to even out the final animation speed-wise.

I was shooting on ones for this particular test, but it's just a scratch version of the end result. I actually started out with some full-fledged animation, but my dad said that it was too "perfect" and not loose enough. He suggested that I do some preliminary roughs, so what you see here is part one of those roughs. The second half will have him saying, "... six?"

Ha-ha. Yeah, you're right. The shrinking is either due to the fact that I sized down the images too much in Photoshop/Flash, or the result of my annoying habit of accidentally changing the design of the character (albeit slightly) as I animate. I'll have to fix that....

Thank you very much for your input, Hannah! :D

-- Mitch
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HannahmationProfessional Filmographer
You are most welcome!

Maybe you could try shooting it on 2's? Would slow things down a bit. It's what I'm used to shooting on since that's how we were instructed in my Character Animation class.

I had a couple projects in Character where my characters tended to shrink as well.
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Normally I do shoot on 2's, but, to be honest, I was so freaking tired after scanning, uploading, cropping, and tweaking each and every image in Photoshop and Flash that I just said, "Screw this. I'm shooting on 1's," even though it would have been just as easy to shoot on 2's. =P

Mmm. Yeah, it's a pain. Practice makes perfect! Still, your animation pawns mine by a thousand miles, so you've got an advantage. Keep up the great work! :aww:

-- Mitch
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HannahmationProfessional Filmographer
Thanks. :) You're not as bad as you think you are! You should give yourself more credit. :D
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You're welcome!

Eheheh. Yeah, I know. I'm always degrading myself. I guess this can be something of an asset, though, since I constantly wish to improve. Thanks, in any case! :aww:

-- Mitch
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HannahmationProfessional Filmographer
You're welcome. :) I know what you mean. I'm the same way. It's a burden and a gift. haha
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Ha-ha. Yes, indeed.

-- Mitch
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