Simple Coloring in Flash

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I wanted to animate the tutorial from the get-go, but didn't have any ideas of how to make it entertaining. I had a different idea and the audio already recorded (basic spoken instructions with some bad jokes thrown in) but I hated it. Anywho, on the way home from work, nothing was on the radio, so I started playing with the "I am T-pain" app on my iphone, picked the "bartender" track and improvised the audio in this Flash. After that I just did some [very] limited animation with the screenshots I had for the text version of the tutorial that got scrapped.

tl;dr version: I freestyled the song in the car and drew pictures to it.


Well that's a first...

Before I say anything else. I have not watched a tutorial video more than once, apart from this one; and I believe this is the first flash tutorial (Or any tutorial ever (That I've seen)) ever to actually teach though song. This is clearly not a bad thing, because few tutorials are entertaining as well as... well... a tutorial!

I even found it funny in places. I can safely say I've never laughed while watching a tutorial before until now.

If you haven't got it already, what I'm trying to say is that this flash is very creative, original and turned out really well.

As mentioned in the author comments, the animation IS "very limited", but as far as I can see, that is the only flaw.

Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that the line "lock that, lock that, lock that layer, uh, uh, uh" is now stuck in my head (or something to that effect). I'm not simply quoting for the sake of quoting, that line IS stuck in my head!

Good job, I look forward to seeing more from you in the future.

vote: 5 / 5
Review: 9 / 10

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Unlike most tutorials, I was entertained, AND I learned stuff.

haha I love it

Song was awesome and I love adventure time! So I give you 10/10 5/5 good sir.

PS: that's how I animate :]


Now that makes shading look much easier

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This was fantastic, the information stayed in my head and you know what? This also works with Photoshop :D So there's a little bonus in there for all of us.
The beat and rhyme was catchy and definitely makes me want to watch it again.
(And since that happens the tutorial will just sink itself inside our little brains)

Good work!

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4.04 / 5.00

Jan 6, 2012
9:44 PM EST