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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.  pyxeledit.com/ 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.
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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
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

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slyshand
Adrian
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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JKRWHY Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Student General Artist
Glad I stumbled upon your animations. It really drives me to know you don't need finished, detailed animations to show a good flow of actions. Thank you for doing what you're doing man! :)
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wolflover1451 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
may I ask what programs you use?
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slyshand Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Professional Filmographer
I've been using Digicel Flipbook for the longest time :)

And I have found an amazing pixel program called pyxel edit which is amazing.
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wolflover1451 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
oh thanks
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AstroTheKid Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're animations are amazing! May I ask what you use to animate? 
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slyshand Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Professional Filmographer
I've used Digicel Flipbook for a very long time

I've also branched out to using Pyxel edit which is all about pixel art.
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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
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slyshand Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Professional Filmographer
You're far too kind ^__^ Thank you very much
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lili85245 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I loooove your gallry, and you're really inspiring me !
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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
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