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A Verse for Barric - 2D Animations for a Game by LPDisney
Arri slide by MF99K
Noodle-doodle-animation by Clambiluna
Deep Blue Sea | Original Meme| by MF99K
2D Pencil n Paper Animation
Acrobata by zebratoon
croco by zebratoon
Just like spaghetti...? by DracoPhobos
Sunday gif (animated short) by Kalmakonna
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 HotRodMario8
Animation Test 2 by HotRodMario8
Kremstoin on stage by Nahemii
Rowlet I Choose you! by zeneria29
2D Digital Animation III
Wolf Dreams (GoT Animation) by FeedFancier
Test Animation 2:The Squeakquel. by SonicFanAnimates
Ria by CharlieProut
Walking male lion by Lihniol
3D Digital Animation
Shantae VS Venom by animacionespola
onua hair test by man-yui
Dragon Flight - animation by RaguTheNinja
smug, disappointed and surprised by man-yui
Stop Motion and Cutouts Animation
hi by Bearbeardedart

Mature Content

Arachnocafe by JoeEyeMonster
Interactive Media

Mature Content

Significant Bother (visual poem) by JoeEyeMonster

Mature Content

ED (flash interactive) by JoeEyeMonster

Mature Content

Vestalent Angelus (Flash Interactive) by JoeEyeMonster
CyKlipticus by JoeEyeMonster
Reels and Resumes
Work in Progress Animation
[Animation] Quilava Flame Wheel WIP by Vixenkiba
[Animation] Cyndaquil run cycle WIP by Vixenkiba
Storyboards, Animatics and Scripts
Horse moving hair - 003 by CHANGCHUNG
Animated Icons and Special FX Animation
[P] pinewoIf by DannyHorseRules
Concept Art
Beetle Knight by Erujayy
Character, Model, Action Sheets
my next animation video - Runescape by ZCore-Studio
Layout and Backgrounds for Animation
The Forest by Carillon-Nightmares
Tutorials and Stock Resources for Animation
Timing practice by HotRodMario8
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 9 Years ago
Dec 14, 2009


Group Focus
Art Creation

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The-Cake-Master Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Hello everyone! I am looking for some people to form an animation team with me in order to accomplish something great! I am starting a new series called Phantom Guild and I need animators from all walks of life to help me! I will give more information, just message me and we can get started!
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ViperidaeGraphics Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019  Professional General Artist
hi, is animated intro accepted ? i don't know if it suits to any category

new intro animated
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Tsuenica Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019
hi....I  just wondering is there a tutorial for adobe animated? I still new with the program and there not a lot of 2D aniamtion tutorial on adobe animated?
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geistseig Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
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.…
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