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Re: Improve yourself! Ask the artist.

Post by Grey_Wolf » Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:16 pm

Bam:

http://nukilik.deviantart.com/art/Lands ... -143381357

This one was done quite a while ago. Don't know why I didn't take a photo earlier.


Well, now back to studying :(

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Re: Improve yourself! Ask the artist.

Post by Uzuri » Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:07 pm

*climbs into canvas and takes a walk*
Zib, go suffer for your art.

Wait. 20 and 20 and 20 is not 50!

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There's a difference between the Electric Slide and a ballet.

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Re: Improve yourself! Ask the artist.

Post by Stygian » Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:56 pm

I agree with Uzuri - I just wanna go to wherever that picture is ;)

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Re: Improve yourself! Ask the artist.

Post by Koeyohte » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:14 pm

Yeah, same here! I commented on DA ;D I love the obvious depth and proportions to this!

Oh, oh, oh, guess what?! I drew a decent human the other day that I will scan when I have the time! He's going to be a villain in my comic, and, for the first time *ever* the drawing actually came out how I imagined him. I am sooooooooo happy!!! =D
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Re: Improve yourself! Ask the artist.

Post by Grey_Wolf » Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:15 pm

Awww, thanks guys!

And if you want to have a walk there all you gotta do is come to Brazil, in Minas Gerais, easy stuff ;)

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Re: Improve yourself! Ask the artist.

Post by Koeyohte » Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:09 am

Awww.... I'd never be able to go to Brazil! D: But I'd love to leave the country :) Just for a bit...

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Re: Improve yourself! Ask the artist.

Post by Koeyohte » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:24 pm

Here's that sketch I mentioned!! I'd love critiques, throw whatever you've got at me!!

http://koeyohte.deviantart.com/art/Thir ... -144357846

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Re: Improve yourself! Ask the artist.

Post by Azura » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:54 pm

I need some critiques with these animations. I'm new at animating, so I'm gonna need to practice a lot, but I'm in desperate need to help with what major areas I need to practice on. I'm not sure if I'm missing any frames that need to be added, or if my animation is just not running smoothly enough.

Here's one of my animations. I tried to animate a surprised wolf that turned around. This one I'm not sure how to get it to smoothly turn around. It looks more like the wolf is floating, or I'm skipping some needed frames:
http://s529.photobucket.com/albums/dd33 ... mation.flv

Here's another one of my animations. This is my very first 'official' animation that I completed. I attempted doing a walk cycle. This was made back in 2008, so it's extremely old, but I would like critiques on it anyway. I'm confused on how to get the wolf to walk smoothly:
http://s529.photobucket.com/albums/dd33 ... kCycle.flv

Thanks guys! :silversmile:
P.S. Sorry the videos are so short. Photobucket was the only place I could find that uploaded them, and I can't figure out how to make the videos repeat themselves in one showing.
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Re: Improve yourself! Ask the artist.

Post by Uzuri » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:07 pm

You're instinct is correct on the first one -- you're skipping a *lot* of needed frames. Basically you have the keys, but there are probably a half a dozen of more frames to go, maybe more, between them.

On the walk cycle, I'll tell you what I tell everyone -- references, references, references. I suggest for your first walk cycle that you actually find one that someone else has done and look at where the feet and legs are in each frame. You could also ref from a video, but sometimes you just need to hit yourself with something obvious to start.
Zib, go suffer for your art.

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Re: Improve yourself! Ask the artist.

Post by Azura » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:24 pm

Ok, thanks for the tips.
Here's another animation I've made, one that's more simpler than what I was aiming for.
It's a simple animation of a wolf tipping it's head to the side, as if in confusion. I messed up a bit on the eyes, and the ear might be a bit wrong with the movement, but then again I'm not positive. I would be grateful for your critiques on it.
http://s529.photobucket.com/albums/dd33 ... onEdit.flv
I've repeated the frames when I put the animation together so that way the video is longer and doesn't stop so shortly. (Although it's still short... I don't know if I can fix it. I've already repeated the frames 3 times. I don't want to overdue it.)

Thanks again. :razz:
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Re: Improve yourself! Ask the artist.

Post by SilverLuna » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:06 am

Great to see another budding animator :)

This last one looks more like it's just moving it's ear down. If you want to make it look like it's tipping it's entire head, then you should probably have the head go more at a larger angle, not just the ear. Try to find videos on youtube or TV with dogs tilting their heads. What helps me is to watch it over and over again and get it stuck in my head so that I can recall the image in my brain when I'm working on an animation. Like Uz said, references references references.

Keep practicing! :P
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Re: Improve yourself! Ask the artist.

Post by Azura » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:31 pm

Alright, thanks. ^^ I'll try to work on a few more when I can and keep the tips in mind.
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Re: Improve yourself! Ask the artist.

Post by Uzuri » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:41 pm

Actually, the ear's kinda cute, it's just not reading as tilting the head.
Zib, go suffer for your art.

Wait. 20 and 20 and 20 is not 50!

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Re: Improve yourself! Ask the artist.

Post by KanuTGL » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:32 am

Anyone got any critique for this? :3

http://kanutgl.deviantart.com/art/Wolf-run-152272340

A rough run cycle. Something about it bugs me, but I can't put my finger on what, so maybe someone could help me? :razz:
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Post by Uzuri » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:04 pm

Looks good to me. The legs are moving in the right order (which SO many people get wrong and is why you shouldn't ever ref off other peoples' "run" cycles); the neck, backline, and head seem to be moving properly and not too much. The only thing that might be a little off is the tail motion, and I can't put my finger on exactly what bugs me about that either, so *maybe* that's a sign that it's what's bothering us both ;)
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Most men with nothing would rather protect the possibility of being rich than face the reality of being poor. --from "1776"

There's a difference between the Electric Slide and a ballet.

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