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Mmm, I hope this is gonna work :o The preview seems to be glitchy...


So I'm gonna post this here too just so I remember not to get lazy on this. That and also cause I can ask you guys to TELL ME TO FINISH THIS NO MATTER WHAT I MAY SAY.

Because yes, this time I'll try my best to get this animation FINISHED. And by finished I mean lineart, colours, shading and background. Even if it takes me until next month or even longer but I want to get this done and see how far I can go with animating. Reminding you that I'm a total amateur at this, I don't take animation classes yet :XD: I'm only following my intuition there, so any tips and tricks from professional/student animators who might stop by are more than welcome! Especially if you know a way to save the animation in a good quality, with perfect colours and no ugly pixelated gradients. Is there any programm that can do that?

This is my very first time at animating with PS, using actual frames instead of layers like with GIMP xD This is a ton less confusing now, and a lot more handy.

Like usual I used Skye as my guinea pig, NO I DO NOT KNOW WHAT HE'S LOOKING AT. xD Use your imagination ~


So yes, I hope I can count on you guys if I ever start to get lazy with this thing <3 Kick my lazy behind and remind me how bad I want to get this done!

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Made with PS CS5
Number of frames so far: 60. :stare:
Skye and animation © Me.
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:iconbughs-22:
BUGHS-22 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done!!
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:icondarkjanet:
DarkJanet Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought he was Spyro. 
Well, I have gimp, anyway. I have to learn the animation.
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:iconfire-flame-fan:
Fire-Flame-Fan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
ssshhhhHHHHH WE WERE SUPPOSED TO KICK YO ASS SO HERE I AM HELLO
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:iconvdragon1622:
VDragon1622 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe he looking at a donut flying through the air and he wanted to eat it but Jaze swooped in and got it before he could get it.
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:iconnutmegfluff:
NutmegFluff Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think I speak for everyone when I say that your characters should have their own 2D animated movie, because I just know that it'd have a good turn-out.
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:iconksuhsa:
ksuhsa Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Good animation!=D
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:iconfeatherfishes:
Featherfishes Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
to me it looks like he's watching a dragon flying above, and something it did surprised him somehow.
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:iconstarclanphotogirl:
StarClanPhotoGirl Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
*chants* Finish it! Finish it! Finish it!
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:iconbellxsong:
BellxSong Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Heeeyyy, Fourth-Star! Nice ta see ya even though we don't know each other. So I guess nice ta meetcha!
You should finish this.
*evil look* now
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:iconwolfpawcreator:
WolfPawCreator Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist
It's so smoothly animated! Amazing!
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:iconkind-dog:
Kind-Dog Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
This looks great! You really should finish this. :)
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:iconarctic-lights:
arctic-lights Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconhideplz:
finiiiiiiiissssshhhhhh
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:icongalaxywafflez:
GalaxyWafflez Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fiiiiniiishhh
:iconcelestiafsjalplz:
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:iconkenndox:
kenndox Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks awesome!
I like the smoothness of it
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:iconshadow123455:
Shadow123455 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
glichty but sleek! awesome work!
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:iconfireflea-san:
FireFlea-San Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You really have luck on your side if this is a first attempt at animation. It's very smooth and you really nailed keeping volumes consistent, which is a very large problem for starting animators (I am a 3 year Animation student at Algonquin College in Canada). However there are still many things that could be improved on, such as following the 12 basic principles of animation. I would highly recommend adding Stretch and Squash into your character as he currently looks incredibly stiff and stale, making the overall animation boring. You have a nice antic down when he's about to raise his head, which is very good, yet add some slow out from the top position and add more of an overshoot and settle at the end position to add more appeal and life. You have some good arcs going; remember that all animations run on arcs. Watch his eye...it looks flat. Look at Disney character to see they do eyes in profile- the pupil usually sticks out more than the eyeball line to add that 3D look.

Overall, it looks very stiff and flat, but for a first attempt, it is quite good. Continue to practice!
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:icontavahka:
Tavahka Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist
We'll never know for sure......... That is until Fourth-Star tells us.........
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:iconserah-laboratories:
Serah-Laboratories Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its kinda scary how his horns disappear near the end :'DD
But daaamn. Y u so good at animating.
I'll have to animate something for school now and I bet it won't be half as good as this :stare:

It's interesting to watch how your skills have developed within the past 3 or 4 years. When I compare this with your very first animation on your old acc- HOLY CRAP.
I exited to see this one finished. c: I'm also wondering what it may be about <o<
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:iconask-cynderthedragon:
Ask-CynderTheDragon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
((Admin: I think he's trying to say: "Wait!"))
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:icontavahka:
Tavahka Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist
......... Your animations are awsome but i must ask............what is trying to say?
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:iconarcanethewoof:
ArcaneTheWoof Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looks to me like "Dad?" ...Very Disney, that
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:iconfauziarab:
FauziArab Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
awww he looks cute^^
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:iconwalldryx45:
Walldryx45 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wouah, franchement c'est épatant NOM DE DIEU :wow: :D ! T'as du beaucoup galérer pour le faire hein xD ? Avec quel logiciel as tu utilisé pour faire cette animation là ?
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:iconshippuden23:
Shippuden23 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Wow, this is really great. It's really fluent :D
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:iconfire-storm-dragon:
Fire-Storm-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's nice, shrimp, and with colour, background and more it will be cool... i'll wait all i had to wait, i promise XD
for colouring animations i dunno how to do it, sorry :(
i'm learning to use other program, for 3D pictures and animations: it's called BLESTER
(i will send you tha link if you want to proove)

i'm going to say that the bad thing is that, suddendly, one part of the drawing disappears and then reappears. the rest is really OK
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:iconfire-flame-fan:
Fire-Flame-Fan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
...I so totally love it omg ; u ; ~ I loooveeee his eyes here, and the whole smoothness in his moves <3 Though I must say it's priceless how horns, the crown thing on head and his..neck... dissapears from time to time . XDD
Weeeell to not get lzy on this, maybe sumbit the lineart of animation here, too ? :D ~
...and remember.
YOU WANT TO GET THIS DONE
YOU NEED TO GET THIS DONE

/// you want it you need it, kinda remind me of MLP *SHOT

Looks great so far ! <3 ~ Maaan, your animations are epic ;u; and to think you don't even take animation classes, amg ! :heart: GJ so far ! ;D
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:iconmadmadcow:
madmadcow Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm! looks like he is saying "what?!" great job by the way! so smooth! :D
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:iconlycandra:
Lycandra Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super! Ca doit vraiment être dur à faire ça :/
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:iconblazing-blue-star:
Blazing-Blue-Star Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm i may not leave allot of comments but to me this animation you have done has come out rather ok on my screen and seems to have few jumps in the animation, well should say its smooth but would like to see it finished one day if you plane on finishing this one :)
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:iconglowy-pop:
Glowy-Pop Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's pretty cool and smooth, but it is glitchy ^_^' Some of the lines don't appear.
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:icontdlballistic:
TDLBallistic Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Take as long as you need. This is really nice and fluid.
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:icondxwl013:
DxWL013 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If you don't become an animator
I swear I'm going to kick my ass literally and repeatedly.. :icongrinstareplz: xDD
Anyway, this is really amazing! :dummy:
This actually makes me wanna try PS for animations. xDD
And can't wait to see it when you finally get it done. :la:
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:iconshalomshiloh:
ShalomShiloh Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist
*kicks*

By the way, you can use < small > instead of < sub > for smaller text. Unless you meant it to be like that...

Smallish Smaller Smallishagain Subbish Suppish :tea:
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:icondragonofbrainstorms:
dragonofbrainstorms Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconepicclapplz: bet you'll be as good as :iconjaunty-eyepatch:
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:iconnanaere:
nanaere Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
awesome!
Nice work <3
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:iconvampirith:
VaMpIrItH Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
soo cool :DD i want to see complete!
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:iconlollipophorizon:
LollipopHorizon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
60 FRAMES
GIRL
ARE YOU TRYING TO BRING ABOUT A MENTAL BREAKDOWN 8'D
/though i must say the more the frames the more sexual and smooth it is c: (like my legs) :stare:
;-; beautiful smoothness :heart:
I use Photoshop for animation too~ C=
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:iconplakadak:
Plakadak Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
have you ever used flash?
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:iconsicarius19:
Sicarius19 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Nice! I know nothing about animation :P

But nice work! :D
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:iconbakmah-the-dragon:
Bakmah-The-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
A bit glitchy but overall it's awsome. I would love to see ths finished.
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:iconkateboat:
Kateboat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, so smooth and amazing!
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:iconxruby1234x:
xRuby1234x Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, very smooth.
You should finish it.
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:iconcoolcat007:
coolcat007 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, glitchy, but it looks great.

maybe time for a coloured version? :D na just kiddin, unless you want to (Which probably would take forever...)

The title is just right. It's no roar or growl, but rawr really fits for this picture.:lol:
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:iconexteriorblak:
ExteriorBLAK Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
This is uber awesome
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:iconigike:
Igike Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BEWARE THE POWER OF THE DISAPPERING HORNS!!!!!!!! MWUAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAH *cough cough* looks good so far, and, I don't know if it's just me, but when skye is moving forward/walking and his head stays the same level as when he's not moving just looks awkward to me.

Maybe if you have his head bob down a little more when he blinks and then slowly rises up and he moves for ward until the last frame where he's looking out to who nows where ad has a sort of sad face, it would look better, or just have his head to some kind of bobing/dipping motion while he moves it would look more natural.

Otherwise the animation is very smooth, and looks awesome so far! :D
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:iconpotterfandf:
Potterfandf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Ah, this animation. That part where he seems to move forward, is he actually moving forward or what?
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:iconblackyspyro:
BlackySpyro Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The reason why your animations are pixelated is because they are saved as a GIF-file, which can only include 256 colors. A normal jpeg-file has around 6 million colors! And that many colors are needed to do smooth gradients. But ofcourse a jpeg or png file can't have animations... So if you need a very good quality animation you need to use Flash ;)
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:iconshocka123:
shocka123 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Skye's staring at a cute little bugger <3

I'm curious....... Are you taking a gap year?
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:iconraindash:
Raindash Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's like he's watching a dragon or a bird or something trying to fly, then it suddenly fails and goes down and he's like 'NUUUU' but then it starts flying again. Durrhurr.
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:icondendouguidragonpowah:
DendouguiDragonPowah Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OMG JUST FINNISH IT. (?)


You told us to say that so...there :XD: ;;;;
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