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Purely from a standpoint of pose / gesture, because I know little about lighting and less about fencing. This is a very good resource f...

Character Study: the doctah by burdge
by burdge

I have seen doctor who up to the most recent episode aired on the BBC. David Tennant's features are slightly exaggerated which helps th...



Unicorn Dragon
My appolgies for being absent.  I'm am just going to show up out of the blue though and post things.

But I come back finding the coolest little program I've ever messed with. Its 9 dollars right now, and it does so much more than a 9 dollar program.  Its specifically geared for making pixel art, sprites, and tile sheets like you would make for old school games.  There is a free version that you can't animate in but its worth the 9 dollars and then some for what it does.

I'll be posting more sprites and maybe get back into some more full animation when I have the time.  This character was drawn roughly by my friend at work, and I just made him in pixel form :) he's really good at making cute drawings.

Side note, the main image is 6 times as large as I animated it.  The preview image is the real size.
Della-Stock Gestures by slyshand
Della-Stock Gestures
GESTURE DRAWING - Today's stock provider :icondella-stock: I came across her account a while back and I finally got around to get some drawing in.  There's everything from environments to portraits to objects to full body poses and they're awesome.  I'll be back for more when I get around to some more stock people. 

Personal projects, I have an 11 second club in the works, and I have a freelance job with a work friend, so I'll try to keep things going here, but they'll be slower.

ANYONE with any ideas about something animation wise they want explained, or if you have a subject for a handout let me know and it could easily spark a new page of notes.

Stock used -

Princess.2- No TimePink
Princess.3- EnchantedFallPink
Princess.4- Running
Megara 8
Megara 8
Megara 7
Megara 7
Megara 6
Megara 5
Megara 4
Megara 3
Megara 2
Bubbly - SO COOL!
RockFrozen Gypsum
Crystal Cave
Metal Lock and Texture
Pirate Door 2
Pirate Door
My entry for the 11 second club for December 2014 - I'm going to get back into the habit, and do each month if I can :)  Its my only kind of resolution.

I've been making a Zaheer cosplay for Ichibancon, which has come and gone, and I went there as Zaheer for a day, had a ball...   I was there as Major Armstrong on Friday, Zaheer, on saturday and normal thursday and sunday...

Met Vic Mignogna (Edward Elric), Eric Vale (Kimblee) and Phil Lamar (Everything ever) and it was just so much fun... I'm waiting for the post con blues to set in.  And on the same note... I'm so god damned exhausted I could sleep for a day.

The voting is still going on for this when I posted it, if you are a voter, do vote fairly ^__^
Rough Ability Concept
This is one of my friend's original characters, and she was like, hey here are her abilities and they were neat as hell.  So I set her up in a superhero alley way fight situation and this is what happened.

She might get cleaned up by my friend, since she's on the badass side of artists that I know. 

Since this is her OC I am going to keep her name and what her actual abilities are a secret other than what you see here.

Merry Holidays and be safe and have fun on New Years :)
I'm going to make a series on the actual process of animating, which I have already started here

Introduction to Animation by slyshand

Planning Animation by slyshand

Animation Breakdown
Animate scene Breakdown by slyshand

Timing and spacing
Handout: Timing and Spacing and Arcs and Curves by slyshand

Gesture Drawing
Kirilee - Gesture Drawing Write up by slyshand Handout: ANGLES featuring jagged-eye by slyshand

I'm looking for specific questions to answer in the coming weeks months that need visual clarification.

ANY question you have about animation I am willing to answer, research and / or explore.

I have a few subjects in my head to go over...

Planning - Checked off*
Breaking down an animated scene
Gesture drawing / silhouette
Facial animation

While I'm not an expert in any one of these things, I feel like creating something that can be used for reference or a starting point will help anyone who may want to.  I've been less than social over the last year or two, and I hope to fix that ^__^

Ask questions, focus my brain and I will contribute.
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Typing
  • Reading: A Dance of Dragons
  • Watching: My hands
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: Too much and Too little
  • Drinking: only a little


Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
Current Residence: The states
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Favourite genre of music: Punk (good punk), and, is Good music a genre?
MP3 player of choice: Itunes
Shell of choice: My own personal shell.
Favourite cartoon character: Batman
Personal Quote: "I'll be animating for life, and I will be learning forever because of it"

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Spider-Girl91 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I just found out about you, but I'm already in love with your animation and style! You're amazing! :3
slyshand Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Professional Filmographer
You're far too kind ^__^ Thank you very much
lili85245 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I loooove your gallry, and you're really inspiring me !
Nachooz Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your gestures, I love your animations, I love your handouts; I simply love it all
slyshand Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Professional Filmographer
You're way too kind, glad to see you still animating :)
Wacky06 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I was wondering through your gallery, and I was just wondering... Why the hell am I not watching you again? So I corrected that little stuff! Your gallery is absolutely amazing and inspirational, keep up the amazingness! And have an awesome day! :D
Deadlytwins Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Slyshand!  :happy birthday:birthday cake 

You're a fantastic artist, a huge inspiration and a great mentor. Thank you for sharing your work with everyone else :hug: You're great buddy! ♥

Pd: hope you had an awesome day with your family and friends :D we want that really good things happen in your life now and always Huggle! 
slyshand Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Professional Filmographer
You are absolutely too kind!
I want to get back to posting regularly because of responses like this.

I had a fantastic birthday and I sincerely thank you :)
Deadlytwins Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
T-thank you very much 0///0 
And please, just come back to post things whenever you feel like it :) no preasure friend (of course will always remember you! you know... the cool thing about your art it's not specifically the material/digital thing but the creative mind and big spirit behind it ♥). So glad to hear that you had a nice time buddy :la: you absolutely deserve it :hug:
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