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Just me having a go at animating the main character for mine and Andrew's music video.

So far everyone I've shown this to has asked what he's so stunned about XD I'm sorry but there isn't anything in particular that he's looking at, I just drew up the poses randomly so I could practice animating him C: I don't have a reason why he's shocked, though I guess you can pretend he's looking at your face hahahaa x'D
I joke, you're all beautiful U_U <3

Anyway, enjoy!
Critiques are encouraged
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Foureyedalien Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
his eyes seem a bit stiff too
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Yo-Angie Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Pshh, Rachel said that already U_U
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Foureyedalien Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i'm sorry I'm not your precious Rachel v_v
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Yo-Angie Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
yeah, you better be e__e
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Foureyedalien Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I dunno if you meant for all the expressions to mix together and flow well or if you were mostly just practicing different ones, but one thing I noticed is that he seems to go from being shocked to sad too quickly. If he is seeing something that shocks him and then gets sad by it(I imagine him looking in a toy shop at something and then having no money), there would be more of a pause of him going "OH WOW....ah man.."

Get what I'm saying?
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Yo-Angie Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ahh yess, I do get what you mean! Ahhh damnit


Thanks Jade C: That helps a lot
Transition of expressions is something I struggle with. I mean, I can draw an expression fine, but the way people use their expressions and go from one to another has always been a tricky concept for me to grasp
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Rina-ran Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He just realized he's trapped in a tiny box. It's always cool at first...but constantly surprising and depressing.
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Yo-Angie Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
He is!
As is life \(U_U)
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cddmanful Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just imagine, if you will, how some of us look/are dressed/what is behind us in the room while we are online~~~This could be a gif-meme! ("My face when...[etc.]")
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Yo-Angie Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
lol! That could be funny! XD
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mysticfeline7 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hmm... I think he coudl pause a little more between changing expressions. But other than that it's adorable!
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Yo-Angie Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ahh, yes thank you! I'll have to try and remember to hold poses a bit longer XD
Usually in my animations things seem to just be doing a transition from one pose to another, it's a mistake I always forget to avoid XD
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Stofu Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
I think you should have more eye movement! Most people move their eyes more than their heads to look around, he looks kinda stiff right now in that regard. I like the movement of the hands though!!! Nice detailing there.
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Yo-Angie Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ahh, that would have helped!
After the comments I've got I think this animation could be greatly improved by holding poses for a bit longer and maybe adding some more eye movement C:
I might have to edit it haha, maybe

Thanks Rachel <3
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ManaHoldOut Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Looks good but some of the lines could be cleaned up a little more when he is shaking his head.

More importantly I am finding it hard really "Critique" anything because of his arm placement and movement after he's shocked...Is he jerking off? :omg: If he's not then maybe you shouldn't do that next time.
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Yo-Angie Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
How do you mean cleaned up? I can't see how they appear messy? the way they're 'wriggling' is intentional.

Downwards motion usually represents disappointment/laziness/being defeated, so that's the kind of thing I was trying to show with the arm drop. But I guess I'll be more careful in future with poses o-o It didn't even occur to me that it could be taken in that manner
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ManaHoldOut Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
If your saying it's intentional ok, but most professional animation (Which I assume you are trying to do since you wan't a critique.) doesn't have extra lines popping sround the face, they are usually adjusted and carefully overlapped. This can be adjusted simply by removing some of the thickness of the black lines in the head(more specifically around the bottom) to give it a more natural flow. It's more noticeable because you did a good job cleaning the arms and body's movement,they still have the bounce but have clean stroked lines.

I got the emotion you were trying to show, though when you draw a character looking down, and then only one arm is moving back and forth positioned in the center, his disappointment became hilarious. I really thought you did it on purpose for laughs.
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Yo-Angie Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
I want to be a professional animator, but for the most part I want to keep my own personal flare to the animation.
I worked for a company once called Rising Sun on a short independent film called 'A World Away'. My mentor for this project used this same style and I liked it so much that I try to incorporate it into my own work when I can.

I do have the ability to do smoother lines, as that's what I used to do before hand, I just prefer this style. I think the moving lines are just less noticeable on the arms/body because of the fact that it's one straight line. Circles(which make up most of his face) don't smooth out as easily in flash.

I will try to make my work more consistent though, I hadn't noticed that there was a difference in consistency between the body and the face XD It's hard to notice small things when you're busy focusing on making the movement smooth lol


Ahaha, Yeah, sometimes these things happen X'D
I can't unsee it now!! XD But at least I know to be more careful in future animations haha
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SneakyNannon Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
hahahaha!! and he's looking down as if he's sad about it too!

maybe he's looking in the boys toilets and shocked to see a big one XD
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Yo-Angie Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
hahaa that's why it's called 'practice'
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SneakyNannon Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
LMAO!
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Yo-Angie Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Rhiannon!! XD

"Oh, a window I wonder what's in he-woah! ok, well now that I have a chubby, might as well get this over and done with.." :C
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SneakyNannon Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
He's like a little disgusted and disapointed

aww poor lil dude XD
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Boltonartist Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!
Angie, this is wicked~ 8I
its so smooth and adorable!

My only picky point is the angle of his wrists in the sleeve,
was his arms originally intended to be held higher at one stage? xD
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Yo-Angie Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
oh ooo O-O I guess his wrists do look a bit broken! hahaa

Thanks lovely C:
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JadeEbony1 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe hes surprised that we're so beautiful?
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duckbo-chan Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
homg thats exactly what i thought LOL and then hes disappointed because he cant have our beautiful faces xD
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Yo-Angie Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ahh, see now that makes sense

you are pretty stunning :flirty:
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JadeEbony1 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you.
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Cynderthedragon5768 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! that is simply adorable angie!<3
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Yo-Angie Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
haha thank you! <3
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Cynderthedragon5768 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome83
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