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The Haruki stomp!

My little long-weekend project. : D I've been feeling awful about my ability to really do animation for fun--the process is still really too much of a trouble to me for me to really enjoy it--plus certain events have led me to believe I really ought to brush up on my movement.

Those little eartails. 8| No wonder they went out of style of bishounen like years ago. They caused me much turmoil in figuring out how to draw them when he turned. Uck, I still get tripped up by such simple things......

I think it's some kind of sin to animate on threes while trying to do exercises out of The Animator's Survival Guide. "You must animate on 1s! 1s, I TELL YOU! It is the way of righteousness....!" I think I really like 3s, though, I like the weight it holds. Only sometimes it's really hard to see what you're doing. . . .

The way I've done up Haruki's hair really makes him look like a girl. D: For the moment I am attached to it because I think it makes him look just a little bit like a fire-type pokemon.
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darksoul444 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
how could something that little be that badass?? excelente¡¡¡
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Sushi-Ice-Cream Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
I like how your animations are always so clean. And you use a really neat and creative style with it, too.
:D Love how one cannot tell the loop's end and start.
BOMB-AWESOME WICKEDNESS!
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Tsubakini Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so good!
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Kastia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
:iconwthewwplz:

URGE TO IMPROVE, RISING AGAIN
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Mandymtt Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
what program did you use to do this? I have been experimenting with animation in photoshop, its crazeh.
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otherwise Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I understand animating in Photoshop is quite cumbersome. D: Flash seems to be the preferred program.
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Mandymtt Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
yea I have a friend who preaches flash. I may end up using it.
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otherwise Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Professional Filmographer
flash is a good friend to have!
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Mandymtt Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
oh yes! :D
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leedom111 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, nice job! :D So cute ^^


But... there's something freaky about when he turns D: I think he should be stepping with the furthest away leg, not the closer one.
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otherwise Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Lol, that was a cheat. D: It was loong time ago that I made it now...
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leedom111 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oops, sorry to comment on random old art... ^^;
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jam-chan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Student Filmographer
Wow, this looks awesome! His shell-cape-thingy has such a nice sense of weight to it :D

And I.....hardly ever animate on 1s, actually. xD I'm working on my first-year film for school right now, and pretty much every sequence I've roughed out thus far is on 2s.....
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otherwise Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
2s are definitely the normal way to go....

I've since learned that I animate on a weird hybrid of 2 and 3 . . . it's 10FPS, that is, it's on 3s if we're operating on a 30FPS basis..... weird....
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maladies Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010   Filmographer
It's so weird becuase i've watched this before but now I know who the character is D: AH SABRINA.
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otherwise Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Filmographer
XD Lol, okay??
Haruki's design doesn't look much like this anymore, though D:
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maladies Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010   Filmographer
Don't you okay me!
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readtoher Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
very nice. love this.
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Lady-Bealzabub Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Wow, it's so fabulous! It's very fluid and professional and doesn't look like a flash at all. (Or at least how 90% of internet flash animation looks.) There's a great movement to his cape and hair, and I love the feeling you get that he's stomping back and forth.
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I'm a noob when it comes to animation... (I'm starting in on it later this year for college.) What do you mean by 3s?
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otherwise Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Filmographer
3s..... uh. It's a little complicated to explain...

basically

Film runs on 24 frames per second. That means 24 images each second to give the illusion of movement.

In most western animation, each individual drawing is held for 2 frames . . . thus, 12 frames a second. 'on 2s'

In Japanese animation, each drawing is held for three frames--8 frames a second. 'on 3s'
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Lady-Bealzabub Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Oh! Okay.

Thanks!
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QwertyChris Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now this is amazingly done! Very smooth, expressive movements here. Top notch! :D
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haffri Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Oh man, that's amazing!
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anklesnsocks Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
this is really good girl, i expect an entire film looking like this.

i really like the bounce to the shell. its got a really nice weight to it


my own crit is her bun hair. the fact that just the tips just move seems odd to be. if theres gonna be a bounce, the whole bun should be moving slightly.
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otherwise Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Um, that's a really tall order though, considering how random my abilities at animation are. XD

The bun thing makes sense--only thing is I realized after about a zillion comments that it's not what I want it to be. D: The character's actually a boy, and while gender isn't really an issue (the only story-relevant trait he really has is "really angry kid with knives") I think having a bun pushes it way far into "yeah that's definitely a girl" territory. So it's sort of a leaf headdress now--and I'm not sure how it's going to move (making the whole thing react does make sense though) Thanks for the crit!
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DGexe Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Great, you mention "fire-type Pokemon" and what do I think?

Lance. He's not even a pokemon-- Oh, there goes Flareon. Now it fits the AC.

ON TOPIC, very good animation! Overall, it has a good flow to it. Those eartails (is that really what they're called) don't look too off, but... I've never really seen them animated, so...

Anyway, I like this. Good job! :meow:
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Mc126 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well done!
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Zanyathedemon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
wow...this is awesoem!!
epic animation, epic skillz
wish i could animate like that!
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lizzybeth Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I think 2s are really for the best... Smooth enough but still has that snap, and ones are so easy to put in.

and about the whole disney thing further up... my teacher worked for disney for a good amount of time, and she's always having us do stuff on twos, heheh.

nice walk. I really like the turns with the nice flip of the cape/shell.
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Shadows-in-the-shade Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
T-This is just precious..! 3_3
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pirpintine Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesome! i love the mood you got with just a walk (or stomp) loop XD its great <3

im a animation noob and i cant do walk cycles :(
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otherwise Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Maybe you should read Richard Williams' The Animation Survival Kit? :3

That has like a zillion pages on walks. No joke.
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pirpintine Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha maybe. i have illusion of life, which a is a great book on animation, but its all disney. :P ill look into that book next time :)
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Tane-P Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is so great! I love the pissed expression he has XD and the general way he stomps his feet as he walks! Awesome work :D
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An-die-Freude Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Ahh he's so cute and small and grump! Your style on this one looks really clean. It's cool that you're doing these little exercises for yourself, it seems like you're figuring out a bunch of things.
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An-die-Freude Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Ok sorry for the double post but ho geez, I accidentally right clicked and this ended up on rewind so currently Haruki is stuck in a fiendish mini cycle of being constantly about to turn. It looks like he is simultaneously doing the hokey pokey and smashing his head against a wall. Angrily.
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zkzkan Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
lol so cute! xD He need a hug from me \:D
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cesca-specs Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love his little feetsies. (HAHA...fire-type Pokemon... I think he looks kind of like a ladybug, with that cape.)
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otherwise Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, his cape is supposed to be a ladybug shell. :D

A bug/fire type pokemon would be the most self-defeating pokemon ever. : |
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cesca-specs Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL...I'd love to see that.
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Yamayam Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Student
It looks so masterful!
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Loath-some Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Took me ages to find a decent animator in the flash section.

Awesome work.
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otherwise Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Glad to have met your standards...! XD
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Steorra-Moonstar Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I know what you mean about the 3's thing... I put one of my walk cycles on 3's once and my instructor just about flipped out on me Dx

I really like this! The turn is especially nice. C: This is one of the more traditionally-done things I've seen completed in Flash, which is kind of a nice change.
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otherwise Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I was discussing the 3s thing with my friend and I really don't get what the prejudice is. :\ Apparently it sets off an "IT'S OUTSOURCED ANIMATION FROM JAPAN OH NO!!!" from the older generations but I don't think anyone would argue that, say, Ghibli studios animation suffers from being on 3s. People just focus too much on the little things....
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Steorra-Moonstar Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, that's true. More than likely most of the people who complain about it are hardcoar Disney animators. :C I say as long as it looks good, it should be alright. :)
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otherwise Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Seriously, some Disney people.... D: We had a group of them come in for a critique of student animation and they tore people apart whenever they decided that things should have been on OMG 1s or else!!
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Steorra-Moonstar Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Aaaagh D8 scary stuff! Wait. You had Disney people come in? You must go to CalArts, right?
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otherwise Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Yep. 8D I'm going into my second year....
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Steorra-Moonstar Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Animation students there produce a short film every year, right? Jealous am I. :C
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