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Pen Practice by Inkthinker Pen Practice by Inkthinker
Revisiting an old practice piece, cleaning it up a bit while trying to keep that rough charm. Something new to add to my updated 2D Reel.

50 frames animated in CS5 on the ol' Cintiq. Ain't nothin' to it but to do it.
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Shuriken255 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I like penspinning. And your hand and pen moves very good. Good work, man!
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I tried to reference the proper movements as much as possible, and it's always gratifying when someone who actually knows the skills recognizes it. I'd say the biggest cheat is that I'm not using a long enough pen in the anims, but what good is animation if we can't trick the impossible into something believable?

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Shuriken255 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
I think your pen is long enough. Of course in real life it would be dificult to make tricks with it, but it's still possible. You're welcome. I really was impressed by your penspinning animations. Keep up awesome work,man!
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Hersiali Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Thats amazing man...
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vetya Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Ha Ha!!!
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mainone Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Writer
I just got into my Animation class, so I've gotta ask, did you draw all 50 frames on paper, then scan them and fix it digitally, or did you do all the frames on your Cintiq?
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
All drawn in the Cintiq, with Photoshop. It's principally the same as drawing to paper, but without the mess or the headaches of registration that come with old-school pegbars. Set up a couple Actions that let you view the previous/next frames, and then add frames on new Layers. Make sure you keep the Layers well-organized (usually by numbering) and import the PSD into AfterEffects as a Composition. Then shift the drawings into place on the timeline (use the Keyframe Assistant to set up the initial stack) and you're in business.

Alternatively, you can export an image sequence and import into Flash, Toonboom, RETAS or whatever your compositing program of choice happens to be.
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MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Writer
THANKKKKKKKKKKKKK YOUUUUUUUUU FORRRRRRRRRR THISSSSSSSSSS!! I have to deal with the pegbars right now and dear God, I'm about THIS close. :icondidyoujustplz:
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Power through. There's a lot of good to learn from paper/pencil process, and it'll make you that much stronger when you move on to a digital workflow. Remember, the process and techniques I used for this (and many of the other animated work you see in my reel) are entirely the same as those you're dealing with when animating on paper and the light table. It's only the tools that change. 
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