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7 Days Of Animation

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So I've recently took up learning Animation, haven't ever done it before, so I decided I'd like to try it out. This is a short compilation of my very first few animations. All criticism is accepted as I would like to find ways to improve my artwork.

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Hey there, all really decent stuff there. I'd really recommend the Animator's Survival Kit. It's a fantastic book from Richard Williams and it shows you some excellent ways to do the bouncing ball, walk cycles and 4-legged walk cycles, amongst others.
If I could pick on two things, it's that when the ball falls, it goes too thin for the size of it. If it goes that thin, it should stretch up further so it looks like it has the same mass, just elongated. For the room it is bouncing in there, I'd have made it a little fatter, but the easing in and out worked well, and the squash at the bottom was really good. Gave a really nice impact. Second thing is your Day 7 piece, the tentacles, again - if I was to be doing it, would contract in a bit to reflect the ripples/waves of them.
So if _ turns into ~ the length would shorten due to the bends, but the area would still be the same. It's just because the bends are pulling the end of the tentacle in slightly.
Minor things, really. But they don't take away how well you've done, so don't worry. Can't wait to see some more from you!

Kalixo responds:

Thanks! I really appreciate your advice and criticism. I will purchase the book ASAP, sorry it took me so long to reply, I've been gone a while to focus on school, but now I'm back. Thanks again!

It's all decent stuff! Keep going, it's just a matter now of putting it all together into something cool!

This is better than most other people's first movies produced on this website.

I like how you practiced animating walk cycles, fire and a entire variety of effects.

You can potentially recycle some of your older animation effects for other proposes.

Unfinished projects can potentially be used to finish other projects.

You shown a lot of significant improvement on day 7.

I look forward to seeing your new animations.

Keep drawing.

Kalixo responds:

Thank you very much, I appreciate the feedback :)

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3.50 / 5.00

May 2, 2015
8:33 PM EDT