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Aug 13, 2011 | 4:40 PM EDT
  • Daily 2nd Place August 14, 2011

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Author Comments

30 hours of work for 3 second loop (animated illustration? .-.), but looks pretty good :)
Guys, tell me, if you like it or not, or what to improve.

Maybe I'll use her for something longer...or just in demo reel...



Rated 3 / 5 stars

Knife training crit.

So much motion blur hard to see the animation. Seems floaty character in the air for ages for the kick. her left arm seems to get huge for a few frames attempt at foreshortening?

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

youve done an amazing job

this drawing style is simillar to the disney style which is amazing since you did this in 30 hours even if its only 3 seconds because of the complexity of the character and how fluently the character moves


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Like a Disney princess...

Who's extremely fuckable!

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

From an Animator

Hey this is a good test it looks like you got the basic motions and keys but you need to work on the tempo. You need to add some holds and work on the overlapping action. Not so much on the motions of the cloth and her chest but on her movements. Good for a test. Also be careful on the use of the blurs, try to animate the action of the blurs and don't rely on the special effects.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice loop.

For a simple test animation, this is much better than what I can do right now. Judging from your signup date, I see where you're coming from: I signed up here in 2001, got flash in 2004, a tablet in 2005, and have been doing artistic studies since 2008. Now, on with the review...

When it comes to animation, it's a lot harder to animate a figure drawing than let's say, a flour sack, without it looking stilted and awkward. (Even with a rotoscope, it ain't easy.) However, what you have done is excellent, there aren't any mistakes in the proportions or the anatomy. Plus, I like your color selection. On the other hand, while I did like the use of blur effects, next time, I suggest you cut back on the filters because if used too much, they result in major lag. In addition, the lack of lighting on the woman clashes with the dark background.
I bet if you teamed up who lacks your drawing and animation skills, but knows a thing or two about storywriting/direction/etc., you'll be top dog in no time. (I know quite a few who can use your talent.)

What I liked about this:
-Excellent animation with nice colors

What I didn't like:
-The fact that this was a test
-The woman could have used some shadows, but since those individual drawings have volume and structure; I won't knock you down.

Overall: I usually keep my animation tests off of the portal and in my file dump, but personal preference won't stop me from giving you a nine out of ten. In other words, that day and six hours paid off quite well.

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