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It's meant to show the evolution in artistic ability. It was meant to be about badly drawn stickmen coming to life and coming into trouble due to how badly drawn they are. Then an improvement in artistic ability allows them to get further in life.

I totally accept that my own artistic ability at the time didn't allow me to fully express myself and I'll return to this in however many years when I'm good enough to show the story I had in my head.

The first stick-man isn't properly connected, so he falls apart. The 2nd can't stand, due to his wobbly legs. The 3rd seems to be Ok... but what's this! He has no eyes! So he bumps into the tree.

Then, some girls were going to laugh at him and other stuff would have happened, but I got dispirited after showing off this 'work in progress' and it didn't seem worth continuing.

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mattloafmattloaf

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 3, 2007

um good :)

u 2 below BULLSHIT means bad THAT was GOODSHIT!


Bezman responds:

was it?


PoyaPoya

Rated 4 / 5 stars May 2, 2007

oew

i am making a flash movie of my own ''the angry dot'' but DAMN man that is kinda hard but i think i have the hang on it but good.
the movie is good made and it lets you think about life (a little bit) but how did you made the floor? if i do it i am busy for a day or maybe longer!!


Bezman responds:

4 frames in a single MC. The ground/tree are loops once they're drawn in. Also, use masks.


YoinKYoinK

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars January 9, 2007

hmm quite silent

The sticks were animated pretty well. Some music would be a nice add on. It feels kind of silent but maybe it needed to be silent. So the stick dude tried to grab an apple and he ended up hitting his face. Nice work of animating that and animating his facial expression when his head colided with an apple or whatever fruit it was.


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Bezman responds:

Surprised that (and happy if indeed) you liked it.

It was originally meant to go with a particular tune from Underworld's last album. I couldn't work out how to rip the CD though.

Stay funky!


SkaijoSkaijo

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars April 19, 2006

Hey--that was a badly drawn stickman! I'm shocked.

Based on your author's comments, it sounded as if you tried to deliver a very deep complex idea. I can those what you were talking about in the animation. It clearly was a badly drawn stickman, that evolved and interacted with it's surroundings.

I can't say that your concept was executed well, however. The buttons were user-friendly and functional. However the movie fails artisticly. First of all, I don't mean artistically in terms of style. The style was constant so I respect that and your manner of drawing. What I mean in this case is that art is meant to convey meaning. In my humble and kick ass opinion, Badly Drawn Stickman did not convey the "evolution in artistic ability". What I saw was two stick men and a third in a pair of shoes. The amount of effort put into the flash did not match the depth of the message you were trying to give.

Constructive crit:

1. I'd suggest making the differences between the stickmen more evident. It wasn't until my fourth time viewing the movie that I realized that the first stick man failed due to the fact that he was drawn too poorly overall, the second due to his wobbly legs, and the third due to its lack of eyes.

2. The clothes on the walking stick man did not have proper tracking. During the brief fbf animation, the shoes had shoelaces, then didn't have shoelaces, had wavering depth, etc. Since the shoes were perhaps the most detailed part of the sticks body, it wouldn't have hurt to "clean them up" between frames and make their frames more consistent.

3. That 7 seven second gap at the end of the movie after the stick fades a way has got to go. It truely causes the movie to end on a very sour note.

Overall, the graphics were not used properly to convey your message to me. The style was consistent, however, the addition of sound wouldn't have hurt your style or movie. In terms of "Violence" I'm going to suggest that when you have stick man #3 walk into the apple, that the apple should at least show some sign that it has been hit. Perhaps a swaying of some sort. Overall that part of the animation was just too stiff. Hence, the attempt at humor was weak.


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Bezman responds:

Thanks for all the kick-ass input.

Pretty much everything you say is true.

If I were to redo it, I'd probably change a lot, but you've given me food for thought for when I do return to the concept.

Specially the note about needing differentiation.


M-A-R-C-U-SM-A-R-C-U-S

Rated 1 / 5 stars January 26, 2006

I agree.

I think that you should come back to this when you can express youself a little better. Still, I thought you did a very nice job with the animation in this little short... however short it actually was :P
The graphics - well, could have used a bit of colour in the background or on the trees, because that didn't ruin the idea of having simplistic stick men... just would've made the movie more enjoyable to watch.
Ofcourse it was too short, and is unfinished work, but what you've got so far is something well worth continuing and finishing. So do it!


Bezman responds:

: I think that you should come back to this when you can express youself a little better.

Encouragement. Nice.

: Still, I thought you did a very nice job with the animation in this little short... however short it actually was :P

A compliment, but with a caveat. Good stuff.

: The graphics - well, could have used a bit of colour in the background or on the trees, because that didn't ruin the idea of having simplistic stick men... just would've made the movie more enjoyable to watch.

You see... even saying something simple like suggesting colour can spark off all sorts of ideas and be a massive boon to me. Thanks.

: Ofcourse it was too short, and is unfinished work,

Of course. And I assume that's the main reason you marked it low? Or was it because I expressed myself badly? I remain uncertain.

: but what you've got so far is something well worth continuing and finishing. So do it!

Real encouragement. Thanks.

You mixed up the positivity and the constructive crit well and for an unfinished piece, the low score and high positivity is great.

I wish I'd got this review when I released this. Then maybe I'd have made some minor changes but finished it.

8/10