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Inktober - Jen's Date by plastikevol Inktober - Jen's Date :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 6 1 Inktober - All of a sudden... POP! by plastikevol
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Inktober - All of a sudden... POP! :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 15 1
A Big Girl - Inktober by plastikevol A Big Girl - Inktober :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 8 1 Jen for Inktober by plastikevol Jen for Inktober :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 12 5 Now its my turn... by plastikevol
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Now its my turn... :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 26 3
Weeeak by plastikevol Weeeak :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 30 3 Que Paso? by plastikevol
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Que Paso? :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 24 2
Fairchild Gloving Up by plastikevol Fairchild Gloving Up :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 18 10 Inktober - Caffeine Bomba by plastikevol Inktober - Caffeine Bomba :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 29 3 Inktober 2017 01 by plastikevol Inktober 2017 01 :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 4 0 Boxing Backbone by plastikevol Boxing Backbone :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 48 4 Why feel sick when you can hulkout? [Animation] by plastikevol Why feel sick when you can hulkout? [Animation] :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 18 6 Backbone seen from above by plastikevol Backbone seen from above :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 2 0 Another Backbone Sketch by plastikevol
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Another Backbone Sketch :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 9 1
Original Character by plastikevol Original Character :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 6 0 Too School For Cool by plastikevol Too School For Cool :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 3 0

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I've been trying to make an honest to goodness animation for more than a decade. It never seemed to come together. My ideas were too extravagant. Where to start? Where was it going.

I tried a half dozen animation programs, and none of them really clicked. All of them are poorly documented, and none of the controls are intuitive. I didn't enjoy freehand controls at all. They're all vector-ish illustration that automatically smooths out lines. The lack of control is infuriating. Watching the rare, precise line get smoothed into a different position is the #1 factor to making me throw up my hands and give up.

Well all that stuff still holds, but I managed to knock out a complete animation. Its pretty rough, in fact it looks like shit, but I'm just relieved to get the monkey off my back. I definitely learned a lot and hopefully the next one will look much better. 

If anything changed, I realized all the decent programs have a "import a file as vectors option". So I could import physical line work and just use the drawing tools for fill-in frames. I also dramatically scaled back my ambitions. Instead of a complex narrative, just a simple little hulkout. That stuff writes itself.

The real reason though may just be age. If there's one benefit to getting older, I've found with time I get better and better with focusing and finishing tasks. I used to get so distracted! But everything works out.
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marston004 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018
Thank you very much for the fav' ! ;) (Wink) 
ArchiveSW Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018
Thank you for the fave
hotrod5 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for faving Sam-Hulk #1 :deviation:
DepravedDefense Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: and :+devwatch:!!!
LustMonster Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
Thank you for watching!  :)
ElsieGuen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, thank you for faving!
TrentHarlow Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amber Hug by TrentHarlow  
TheMaxxChaos Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
Thanks for watching me and tracking "The Growth Market." Some say the market is in for some long-term growth the next while! 
codenamesilentg Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the :+devwatch: :)
guillomcool Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanx for the fave, I appreciate Nod  Don't hesitate to watch me Wink/Razz
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