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Gallery Folders

Tate icon 2019 by Clambiluna
A Verse for Barric - 2D Animations for a Game by LPDisney
Arri slide by MF99K
Noodle-doodle-animation by Clambiluna
2D Pencil n Paper Animation
ANIMATION : Cuphead - Mugman Idle by derpberd
ANIMATION : Cuphead - Mugman Straight Attack by derpberd
ANIMATION : Cuphead - Mugman Punch by derpberd
Loki by JEBurton
2D Digital Animation CLOSED
deer gif (click to see it move) by Selsea012
bird gif (click to see it move) by Selsea012
Birds gif by Selsea012
Trespassholes Scene 2 by Hailt0TheKing
2D Digital Animation II CLOSED
Don't Stop me Now MV(Ft. Cosmog) by ShyFlames01
Animation Test 2 by ShyFlames01
Kremstoin on stage by Nahemii
Rowlet I Choose you! by zeneria29
2D Digital Animation III
Assignment ~ Overjoyed by Burucheri
[GIF] Yuki / color by AimeHama
[GIF] Yuki by AimeHama
Pegasus by BrianLadouceur
Stop Motion and Cutouts Animation
Paper Vortex by K-Zlovetch
Ghost and Spiders 3D Hologram Card by last69skulls
Kuechenrollen Kreuzung by Schuschinus
Gluehroptor3 by Schuschinus
Interactive Media

Mature Content

2b interactive pic by HarryPatridge

Mature Content

Voluptuous Mika by akiranime

Mature Content

Akali Interactive wedgie by HarryPatridge
Cool Kid Cody and Pizza Boy: Character Select by GreenMangos
Work in Progress Animation
[YCH] Hug on the Bridge  [OPEN] by Ken-Dolly
Inkanyamba Creation Process by KhotsoDube
Animation crossover_ Halloween Edition by RocbenAA
Dancing practice-body side to side ANIMATION by AngelCnderDream14
Storyboards, Animatics and Scripts
Once Upon a December | OC Animatic by shapetales
Animated Icons and Special FX Animation
Shinobu Kocho The Queen of Butterflies by Mom0San
Concept Art
Veronica 'Guns' - Character Concept 02 by Shadowphaux
Character, Model, Action Sheets
Panther Warrior rotation by ElisAnimation
Layout and Backgrounds for Animation
BG Art - Fairground by KhotsoDube
Tutorials and Stock Resources for Animation
Vector BG Bush01 by KhotsoDube
Contest - Action Challenge
...   RUN! (CLICK TO SEE ADDED EFFECTS) by MarlineAnimates
Motion Graphics










Newest Members


:bulletgreen: Joining Rules:
We here on “theAnimators” group understand that you don’t have to be an animator in order to appreciate the beauty of animation. So if you’re an animator, or have something to do with animation or just love, eat and breathe animation – you are welcome to join us and contribute to our group in any way you can. Membership is basically open to all.
If you do not wish to join and contribute, but still interested in our group and it’s deviations, you can simply watch us instead. ^^

++ TO JOIN ++

:bulletyellow: Click on Join Our Group button.
:bulletyellow: Upon clicking the button, please explain the purpose of joining, what you know about animation (your expertise, if any), and how you would contribute to the group in the comment box. Also, please, if possible, post a link to the animation related work.
:bulletyellow: Wait for ADMINS' decision.
:bulletyellow: If your application is approved, you're in ^_^

:bulletgreen: Submitting Rules:
We want to keep the contents of the gallery strictly related to animation; it can be traditional, digital, pixel, interactive media, stop motion, motion graphics, or visual effects in 2d and/or 3d, and even live footage integrated with animation.

To submit artwork you must be a member of this group. After becoming one go to our main page and click "contribute art", or go to our gallery and click "submit to this gallery". Please submit to the appropriate category. To submit to specific category, click on the plus (+) button next to right of the folder names. Once you submitted your art, an admin will go over your submission and approve or reject it.

Listed here below are what MEMBERS may submit and which submission goes to which folder. Please read carefully before submitting.

Note: animations with mature content or non-animated preview images will take longer to review and therefore will take longer to be accepted or rejected by a moderator. If you want your deviations to be accepted faster, please make sure you submit to the correct category and have an animated thumbnail for your work.


:bulletblue: Featured - This category represents the best of this group. Submissions are closed to this category. The best animations will be picked by the admins. We are open for suggestions though, so if you see something special send us a note ^^.

:bulletblue: 2D Pencil n Paper - Any hand drawn animation done frame by frame in the traditional way – Paper, Pencil and Light Table.

:bulletblue: 2D Digital Computer - Any 2D animation created on the computer with any type of software (Including Flash).

:bulletblue: 3D Digital - Any 3D animation created with any type of 3D software.

:bulletblue: Stop Motion and Cutouts - Any Stop Motion animation shot frame by frame with physical materials.

:bulletblue: Animated Icons and Motion Graphics - Animated avatars, icons, and other Motion Graphics.

:bulletblue: Interactive Media - Interactive contents and games that require the users to interact with them (excluding the "Play" button).

:bulletblue: Reels and Resumes - All Reels, Resumes and Portfolios representing you and your skills. Job requests and offers are welcome.

:bulletblue: Work in Progress - Any work from any kind of animation that is still in the process of making and WILL BE finished in the future. Critiques are welcome to take a pick and help the process.

:bulletblue: Storyboards, Animatics and Scripts - Storyboards, Animatics and story or scenario scripts.

:bulletblue: Concept Art - illustrative or visual works representing the Concept Art of an animated movie, in any stage of the process. Only work related to an animation is accepted.

:bulletblue: Characters and Model Sheets - Character Design, Model, Action and Expression Sheets, CG Modeling and other character related work, in any stage of the process.

:bulletblue: Layout and Backgrounds - Layouts and Backgrounds of an animated movie, in any stage of the process. Only work related to an animation is accepted.

:bulletblue: Tutorials - Tutorials and other How-to's that relates to animation.

:bulletblue: Contest - Contest related entries. Old entries will be moved to the appropriate category.

:bulletred: Trailers and Teasers are also acceptable. Just submit them under the correct type of animation.
:bulletred: Critiques are welcome to take a pick at any folder and help members improve their work. If you wish to receive help either mark the “Critique Wanted” (if you’re a premium member) when you submit your art, or simple write “Critique Wanted” in Deviation’s title.
:bulletred: We don’t accept deviations for animations with links to site outside DA, only actual animations submitted to DA.
:bulletred: We don't accept editing of live footage, unless it has at least some animation in it (exclude effects like explosions and such, which are really more automatic effects the software generated than actual animation).
:bulletred: We don't accept screenshots from Animations and basically please refrain from posting still images in the related Animation folders. Still images should only go into Storyboard, Concept, Characters, Backgrounds and Tutorials.
:bulletred: Please note that plagiarism is not tolerated here, and submitting work other than your own may get you banned.

:bulletgreen: Free Animation Software:
Pencil2D (a newer version of Pencil)
Plastic Animation Paper PRO
Animaki (Online)

:bulletgreen: Animation Tutorials and Info:
A huge article about 2D Animation by LPDisney
Pencil Tests Depot
How Do You Animate? by TomBancroft
Wacom Starter's Guide by Fox-Orian
Free Drawing Lessons

:bulletgreen: Animation Sites (outside of DA):
Animation Forum
Animation Mentor
ACME Animations (only for signed up animation classes)
Void (pivot animation related)
Don Bluth Animation
Animation Arena
Big Cartoon Database
Animation Guild

:bulletgreen: Freelancers Helpful Info:
++ Our Job Offers Blog Entry ++
Tips when you are being hired by "UnseenArtists" DA Group
Tips to build a Portfolio
Animation Career Basic Questions by TomBancroft
Amazon Studios for Independent Filmmakers

Animation Supplies and Equipment

FAQ #830: How do I submit Film?

Recent Journal Entries

Group Info

We are a group dedicated to animation whether it be traditional or digital, stop motion or motion graphics, interactive media or animated icons and other animation related.
Founded 11 Years ago
Dec 14, 2009


Group Focus
Art Creation

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Evometheus6082 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2021  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Thank you for reading this message, my name is Zachery Moss.

I’m part of a project that seeks to tell the forgotten story of life after the Dinosaurs in hand-drawn animation in storytelling methods reminiscent of Watership Down, Warriors, and Silverwing.

This will be a dark series of stories about the death of the Dinosaurs and what happened afterward, leading up to the dawn of humanity in a 3 season format.

This season, we will be working on the Paleogene period 65 mya - 23 mya.

In this season we will be telling stories of how the mammals rose to take over the earth and the challenges they faced.

This is a group of people on the internet who are fans of Aesop fables, Watership down, and walking with prehistoric beasts, we hope to have this pitched to HBO Max as an animated wildlife documentary with dramas about the lives of these prehistoric animals.

This will most likely be a PG13 series for animal violence, blood/gore like the kind you see in nature documentaries but the animals can talk like us humans.

Here is a link to the site…

I hope many of you get interested and like to join

Thank you and good day

Evometheus6082 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2021  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
tillamillasilla Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2021  Hobbyist Filmographer
Update Regarding Flash Animations on DeviantArt:

In 2017, Adobe announced that their long-time animation program, Adobe Flash, would reach its end of life as a program at the conclusion of 2020, after over 20 years of prominence on the internet. Along with it, support for the animation viewer Flash Player was discontinued, and at this point modern web browsers have blocked the Flash plugin from running, as it is out of date.

While the circumstances of Flash reaching its end of life are out of our control, it goes without saying that Flash animations were a significant part of DeviantArt’s past. Viral sensations like Line Rider and Animator vs. Animation were highlights of the internet as a whole during the early to mid-2000s. The impact Flash animation had — especially in the early years of its existence — is impossible to ignore. For many, the creativity that came from Flash artists around the globe shaped the way internet humor and conversation of the time happened, guided how internet humor would evolve, and encouraged many artists to become animators themselves.

Though Flash has become obsolete, we’ve made an update to the site so that Flash deviations submitted to DeviantArt will still be accessible. When viewing a Flash deviation, the animation itself won’t display, but you can download the SWF file of a Flash deviation from its respective deviation page. This will allow you to preserve your favorite animations from back in the day.

The Flash era has come to an end, but there's still tilme to celebrate beloved creations from the past. We encourage you to share some of your favorite Flash animations in the comments!

(I got copied from DeviantArt)
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WanderingVoiceActor Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2021
Hello fellow deviants,

I'm looking for Voice Over work in any project that you may have. Pretty much have been working in voice over for over a decade so far, be it audio dramas/radio plays/machinima/ indie games/ flash projects and other media.

Now, if you would like to inquire about help with your project, don't be shy.

Just a couple things I'll need to know before I add anyone to discord or other messaging services who are interested in having me involved in their projects:

1. What is the project about?

2. What characters need to be voiced?

3. Is there a script ready? (the reason I ask this is because I would like to be ready to go to work as soon as the script is ready so I won't be waiting for days, or weeks, or months on end before it's completed)

Thank you for your interest in involving me with your future projects.

Even if it's a bit out of date with old equipment and audio effecting software, an old demo reel can be found here.…
ItsRaspring Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I am a teenager, I wanna animate and become animator maybe someday, I want to meet animators and know what and how do they animate and how can it help me anyway, also, I wanted a community where I can find animators. I animated one short series for the first time, As, (It took me so long to think what to animate) I am learning storyboard animations and here is an example of one of my work: This is my youtube channel and I created my first storyboard animation, it's very short also, but, I wanna be in this group.
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