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Pen Spinning - Rough Animation by Inkthinker Pen Spinning - Rough Animation by Inkthinker
Rough animation which will be adapted to clean animation for the upcoming HTF series "Joe is Japanese". More on that later. :D

Look up "pen spinning" or "pen tricks" on Youtube and you can see where this comes from. I just watched a bunch of those and combined that with some logic and my limited ability to twiddle a pencil through my fingers and worked straight ahead frame to frame. Not bad for about 4-5 hours of scribbling, I guess, but nothing compared to the real deal.

No way to really key and tween 'cause I was never really sure where it would go next. It was a bitch and a half to make it loop...


Looks like they've done something that fixed the problem with GIFs not displaying. Hooray!! :D

©2006 HTF Studios Inc.

Sorry, I can't give you permission to use it as an avatar or anything... it's surprising enough that I'm even allowed to share it at all. >_<
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Shuriken255 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
That's perfect! I like it!
blacklitdogstar Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love to see a frame by frame of this. Great drawing skills here.
awesomesaucejayare Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought that it was a single finger passnormal to charge then to shadow. But then again, I've only been spinning for about a month now. :/
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I think I understood about 1/3 of that. :D

I can't spin pens to speak of. On the other hand, I have learned to roll a half-dollar over my knuckles. So I've got that goin' for me.
awesomesaucejayare Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet! I can't roll anything around my knuckles; I can't use my knuckles well for anything.

And which 1/3 did you understand? :D
JayEff97 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Student General Artist
zuloo37 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
Sonic rev 12-34, sonic 34-12, charge, sonic fall. xD
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I must have done something right if any bit of it is recognizable. :D
scm11240464 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
soo cool!
keep doing what you are doing! :iconcheerplz:
Delexaet Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
lol nice what move did u put into this thing
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