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For those who are familiar with my character Weslee (who is not me, but a character within herself), I decided to use her for a rough animation piece for homework. I plan to add her face and hair and a bit more cushion to the animation at some point.
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KeroroKuchiki Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neat. It must be fun doing that. :D
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WesleeWeevil Oct 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
It's painstaking actually. The fun part is the end result :3 but it takes patience.
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KeroroKuchiki Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed. I've done a few "amateur" animations, but mostly stick figures. The results are worth it. :D 
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JessieShadowhold Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
There's a little bit of a dip in the walt pattern when they are walking right next to the bag... was that intentional?
This is pretty smooth, I bet it turns out great when it's finished.
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WesleeWeevil Oct 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yes, she's leaning and scooping up the strap on the floor. Thanks. It's done on twos and ones, which is usual television and film timing. 24 drawings per second, but 12 for the most part
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JessieShadowhold Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, if I remember right, tv animation is usually done on threes and sixes or something close to that? I got a pretty extensive book on the subject to get ready for a beginning level animation class, but I never actually got to try it out... it's something I'd like to try though.
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WesleeWeevil Oct 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
No, tv animation is strictly twos unless there's like a slow motion scene or something. Something on threes is closer to anime fight scenes where they tend to smear a fighting move or something in between the main actions, and I don't know any show that could function on 6's. That's like...really janky animation. It'll look robotic. Even elephant walk cycles can be shot on 4's. The less drawings per second, the less alive it'll look. I have the Rich Williams Survival Kit, and that's like an animator's bible in my school. Everything you need to know and more. 
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JessieShadowhold Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Right. I don't have the book on me right now, but it was written by the guy who was the art director for "Who Framed Rodger Rabbit," And I absolutely love all of his advice in drawing and animation. 
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WesleeWeevil Oct 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
XD That's Rich Williams. You have everything you need to animate now. 

Be aware though, he animates on ones, which is why his stuff looks so unnaturally smooth. Its beautiful, but a lot of work, and tv especially doesn't have that kind of budget. The closest I've seen is actually the Teen Titans Go thought bubble versions of the titans. Those look like they're animated on ones. 

And if you haven't seen The Thief and the Cobbler, do itttt. Rich Williams gold. 
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JessieShadowhold Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I've loved The Thief and the Cobbler since I was a kid. Such a beautifully animated story.

To be honest, I've mostly been interested in animation just to know how it works. As much as that'd be awesome to be able to do it, I'm not sure if I'm ready to invest that sort of time into it as of right now. It was a great read though.
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