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27-Frame Loop

30 frames per second
for: :icondormworld:

Another commission of the OC, Rymz. This time he's flying. :XD:

I drew the background in this loop completely by hand, even those speedlines in the air.

It was my first time tackling a moving shot with this particular perspective, so I decided to skip using 3D planes in After Effects and just do it the old-fashioned way.

It's not easy to make a short loop like this work. Hope you enjoy it.

Also, I wouldn't mind taking on more commissions like this. Just need to post a journal saying that I'm officially open now. :nod:

Speaking of it is!
Commissions OPEN: 5 $20 cel slots, 1 animated loop

Yo! Just wanted to follow up on what I said yesterday about opening up for commissions.

I'm doing two rounds of film cel commissions, 5 slots each. This is round one. Here's what you get:

Any single character of your choosing in a widescreen film shot, chest or waist-up

Optional captions

Simple background and color included, of course

The original Photoshop file and a hi-res JPG in 1920x1080

Password-protected, online backup of your file in case you lose it

Preliminary sketch and two revisions

No payment necessary until I send the final preview image

If you'd like a slot then note me with the following:


How it was made...

Made in Photoshop CS5 Extended
After Effects CS5 Pro

This Work is 100% Digital

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superhd23 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
Hi can you make me an animation? Will not be more than 10 seconds the animation, it is for my youtube channel I have a channel with more than 40,000 subscribers, I will promote your page and what you need. Tell me if you want to do the animation.

hola me puedes hacer una animación? no sera mas de 10 segundo la animación, es para mi canal de youtuber tengo un canal con mas de 40.000 suscriptores, yo te promocionare tu pagina y en lo que necesites. contectame si quieras hacer la animación. 

Olá você pode me fazer uma animação? não ser mais de 10 segundos de animação, é para o meu youtuber canal tem um canal com mais de 40.000 assinantes, vou ser promover o seu produto eo que você precisa. contectame se você quer fazer animação.

PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
reminds me of hancock
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
jsac38 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
gunswordfist Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Very cool!
omega-zero69 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
does any one else hear the song low rider playing while watching this guy lols
thatLD Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Now I do. :D
BrooklynPhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shonenstatus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist
RJHalfbreed Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS IS AWESOME. I miss detailed animations like this. I'm tired of 3D and flash PIVOTS on tv. T_T
Keiboxy2 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mcwarhappy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like your animations.
Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thatLD Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Filmographer
BANANAS. :iconbananasplz:
ShadowSpyProductions Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
So do you draw each individual frame?
thatLD Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Yep. Everything in my gallery is all hand drawn. :nod:

This one kicked my tail a bit, but it worked out.
sootaloo Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
your animations are amazing! i think you should work on a manga program no, a MOVIE! :iconyeahplz:
Rottenyellowjello Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Hiya! I love this work. The speedlines and intense expression are awesome, and I love the billowy hoodie. I have a question though: recently I decided to do an animation/animated movie for a friend, and there's a panel in which the main character is flying. May I use this animation/gif if I give you credit? Please note this is an ameteur video and there will be absolutely no commercial use of it or any selling/distributing for money of any kind. Just a fun project to a cool song. Note or comment please? Thanks so much! :D
NKOSI-Publishing Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Artist
Just noted you. Great work!!
Nokadota Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
That is so fucking cool!
thatLD Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, man. Definitely had fun putting it together. :D
saracen3000 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
WolfGrowl96 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
lol looks like avatar last airbender style :D
A-young-soul Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
wow:wow: amazing
deiby-ybied Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
good animation :D
tenle Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
love it
OrcishGrunt Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
I looked at DA 777, and I prefer this piece. The background shows me more movement, though there is little you can do to show movement for someone clearly falling from high in the sky unless you make certain compromises to realism.

My only critique is that the faces in both are stone-cold solid with no signs of being affected physically by their movement. In this piece it's more apparent - the character is moving so fast that everything is a blur, yet they don't blink, and not a single hair falls out of place. That could just as easily be a stylistic choice that I'm missing, or it could be a compromise for time. I took a peek at your profile, and your workcam image shows me that you clearly know what you're doing.

Nice work!
thatLD Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for really looking at the two pieces and sharing your thoughts.

Yes, the nature of both being very short loops with certain file size restrictions meant that I didn't have enough frames to put some extra emotion in the character's faces. dA 777 is only 15 frames long, so there's no room to change expression.

Though I was given note by the client who commissioned this loop that the character doesn't blink when he's using his abilities, so it works out in this particular case. :XD:

Thanks again for taking the time to critique. Animation has its quirks and it's always fun to figure out how to get around them. :nod:
OrcishGrunt Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Thanks - I figured I was missing certain some things. File size, image dimensions, and colour depth each figure into the final product.

You do good work.
BusterJim Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
man i just saw this. amazing. Great animation skills. Amazingly i had the knight rider (classic) theme fits so well LOL
Arne-PWNS-You Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
One question, what file do you use to export your animations?
thatLD Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! It depends on where the file will be going.

For dA, I save the animations as FLVs from After Effects then convert them to SWFs in Flash. :nod:
Arne-PWNS-You Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
But I make my animations in flash, what category on dA should I submit my submission in?
thatLD Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
The same category that this deviation is in. :nod:

Flash -> Animations
Arne-PWNS-You Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
Alex-Asakura Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Meeche-Max Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very epic work!
SilverJ7 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student General Artist
skills of animation~
dreadful-eye Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
hell yeah its nice to c a brotha with skill
daanube Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was listening this [link] while i was looking the animation...feels something epic...... i don't know xD
BenediktD Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
most importantly is not catch a fly ^^
KIRKparrish Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this is sooo freakin cool. what kinda file is this? animated gif? i just always have rendering issues and anytime i try this is comes out all grainy. any thoughts?
thatLD Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
It's an FLV file that I rendered from After Effects and dropped into a SWF. :nod:

GIFs can only handle 256 colors throughout all the frames in the file. There are more colors in your work than the GIF knows what to do with so it dithers the difference and creates a grainy look.

A file like this might be able to pass as a GIF because there aren't that many different colors.

Just test out saving a cel-shaded drawing as a GIF versus an all-out painted one to see the difference. :nod:
KIRKparrish Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much for the help, i really appreciate it! next time i go to animate, im gonna keep this in mind. thanks a bunch:)
Skytch Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Absolutely fantastic! This inspires me even more to do animations of my own! :D
thatLD Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Go for it! There's no time like this moment to get on the path of the Animator. :nod:

All you need is patience and a willingness to fix mistakes. Make it happen.
Skytch Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Thanks for the inspirational advice! :D
Devonition Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011   General Artist
:O oh snap
MsCyberBird Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I will be commissioning you very soon! One look from this animation and I love your style!!!!
thatLD Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Wow, well that just put a huge smile on my face. :D

There's a waiting list at the moment; I've got 5 more clients to get through before I'm free. Would you like to be added to the list?
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