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One Armed Earth Bender: Final by slyshand One Armed Earth Bender: Final by slyshand
I don't normally post my animation process but it is something that I have been wanting to do for some time, and I finally finished posting this one.

The WIP(s) that led up to this point.
Blocking
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Breakdown1
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Breakdown2
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Inbetweens
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From here add any subsequent inbetweens to finish off your animation. I made the decision to animate this completely on the ones which required a whole other round of inbetweening and I decided to have him plop down on the ground.

If you want to follow this up with a round of cleaning, or straight ahead the whole thing wieth a character or details that is fantastic. This style of animation makes a decent template, and if it were in a scene where this needed to happen you would have the poses and timing to animate this from a camera angle or any character that the animation fits. When it's in 2D like this you just have to draw it again in context. When it is in 3D you can simply change your camera angle and clean up the animation to camera.

I finished inbetweening the walk, and whatever the rest of the animation I felt needed it. On the whole the weight and darkness of the lines kind of makes it jitter and it is a little jarring to me, but I still really enjoyed the result I got out of the animation.

The concept is a One Armed Earth Bender. I plan on developing this character a bit, so far he has no name, but I can already imagine his history and his future abilities, so I'm going to have fun with him while posting more animation process type stuff.


Definitions

On the Ones: It means 24 frames / drawings a second, same as film. Example, most of what Disney uses in their movies. Depending on the scenes it could be on the twos.

On the Twos: Half the framerate of film. A drawing every 2 frames, or 12 frames a second.

If you have read all of the steps I wrote and you have any feedback or questions feel free to ask them.
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XxCybertronxX Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if I was an earth bender:
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slyshand Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional Filmographer
O____O You only have one arm?
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:iconxxcybertronxx:
XxCybertronxX Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that would be so cool! you could high elbow someone!
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slyshand Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Depending on the amputation, you might only get someone awkwardly slapping your shoulder and saying... "High shoulder... bro?... "
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:iconxxcybertronxx:
XxCybertronxX Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ha-ha yeah
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LadyDeadQuinn Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This looks amazing! I love it so much
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slyshand Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Danke :)  It was a lot of fun to make.
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helgrind1110 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Haha! Nice idea
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M-authentic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
As expected from you, marvelous work my friend. Your easing is so very nicely timed and the smooth animation is mesmerizing!
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slyshand Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
^_^ Thank you very much
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ageshero Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Thats fantastic.
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slyshand Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:)
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CharReed Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ooo! A character! It'll be cool to see more of this guy :)
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slyshand Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:D shit'chya

You should, if you have time, start watching Avatar: The Last Air Bender... and then not stop watching till there is no more to watch :)
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CharReed Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If it's on Netflix, there is a possibility that this will happen :)

BUT I have to finish Dr. Who, Sherlock and Psych first!
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slyshand Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It is all on the netflixes, and Dr. Who is a must, Sherlock is great, Psych is indispensable

And Avatar The Last Air Bender is Essential for human life ^_^
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PIED3 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Awesome, makes me want to get back into animating.
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slyshand Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
[link] Every time I see this it makes me want to animate : )
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:iconninja-master-tommy:
Ninja-Master-Tommy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
hey i like this one bro..what you used to animate this?
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slyshand Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, I used Digicel Flipbook

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daftbug4 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I see the mouse is required.. Does it work with pen tablet ? =D
Is it less fastidious to make animation with this program than Easytoon?
Because the render is pretty nice!
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slyshand Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You can use a wacom tablet and it is pressure sensitive :)and you can cram in a lot more detail and add color.

However, it costs 80 to 300 dollars for a version that doesn't make a water mark ^_^;
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Ninja-Master-Tommy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
hey thanks..is it any good? i'm gonna try it, i was using photoshop all this time? does it work well with it in combination??
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slyshand Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You can make your drawings in photoshop if you like and import them into flipbook for the timing. Or you can draw in the program like I'm doing. Whichever way works best for you really.
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Ninja-Master-Tommy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
excuse me what version are youusin again?
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slyshand Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
The newest version, version 6, also I bought the studio version so there is no watermark and I get a bunch of layers ^_^; It costs like 300 dollars...
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Ninja-Master-Tommy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
wow i dont have that kind of money you, must be really into animation for buying it,i respect that ^^
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slyshand Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Animation is all I ever want to do ^_^ When I can afford it I am going to get a copy of flash and start the learning process for that.
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Just2Awesome Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is pretty awesome XD
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slyshand Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks a lot ^_^
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Just2Awesome Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^_^
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