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January 15, 2012
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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.




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.


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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LadyDeadQuinn Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This looks amazing! I love it so much
slyshand Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Danke :)  It was a lot of fun to make.
helgrind1110 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Haha! Nice idea
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!
slyshand Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
^_^ Thank you very much
ageshero Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Thats fantastic.
slyshand Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
CharReed Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ooo! A character! It'll be cool to see more of this guy :)
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 :)
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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