is it me or is every animator that animates themselves is a whiny bitch? oh wait you animated someone else. in that case ricepirate is a whiny bitch. why are you animating him? to make is bitchiness apparent to everyone? to increase the levels of bitchiness to the extreme levels in the newgrounds community to drive everyone crazy?
i don't think you messed up anywhere. it could use a little more softer shading. or just shading at all. i wish you had put some funny things going on in the background, that would have been fun. i wish it wasn't short. i know there are a ton of short animations in newgrounds but you should animate longer pieces that express your abilities. you know, the median. not too much so as not to drag on and bore the audience, and not to short to leave the viewer uninvested.
Didn't really make any sense, but whatever
Not bad for your first animation, loved the silly face for 'cheeks' :) Keep working hard, this is great for a first animation.