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Rough Moves 003 - Overviolent by Inkthinker Rough Moves 003 - Overviolent by Inkthinker
Side project I've been doodling when the muse strikes me over the past few months. It's hard to say how long it actually took to draw... I worked on it in small bursts, and it began as just a simple loop that grew in to a whole... "thing". I'll probably use the "Rough Moves" title for more animation play in the future.

The characters here are something I'm calling "Blanks" for now (I almost called this "Shooting Blanks", but that doesn't really account for the cutting... and beating.. and exploding...), just because they largely exist for me to abuse. They have no personality aside from what may be imparted in the movements. Feel free to use 'em for your own animation, since it's hard for me to lay claim to a mannequin. They're easy to draw, and useful for testng actions and sequence ideas, but it's not a good idea to get attached to 'em... and really, they're all exactly the same anyhow.

:D

I'm sure I'll add Edit notes to these Comments as questions arise, but for now, the basics:

Easytoon drawn, 365 drawings, no layers, 25fps. 2006 Ben McSweeney. Easytoon is freeware (Google it), runs on Windows, and is pretty easy to learn, but easier to work with if you have a tablet (it's hard to do any digital illustration without one). Totally drawn in-system, but it's Traditional Animation (and a Pencil Test because it's just a rough project). No plans to take this further... it's just an expiriment in action. I think I may be getting up there in GIF limitations... let me know if this is running choppy on your system.

Feel free to ask any other questions you have... this is what I do, and I like talking about it.
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EmaZV Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
WOW,amazing!!!:la:
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FinalBlast Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
I gave audio to this one back in 2009, 
finally found the creator, might as well show it and see if your ears like what they hear: 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-OR3g…
There are more that I've done the same with on my channel, but this time I can update with creator info. Lock and load! :)
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Neat! Thank you for adding the proper attribution.

Yeah, that little bugger has gotten around. If and when I do another like it, I'll probably work a little harder to make it identifiably credited. :D
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falconinja Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I need to get a tablet and start animating this good.
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twinkiedragon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Best animation ever
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varialome Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is beyond awesome
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topburger239 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
:3
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theBellhop Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
Do you think rough animations like these look good on a demo reel? Your "rough" animations are pretty impressive to me, at least.
I downloaded Pencil (similar to EZtoon) this past week and I've locked myself in my room with nothing but a tablet, a computer, and some waffles.
Lets see happens. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I included roughs at the beginning of my reel (though this is pretty rough, and too old for my current reel), but I quickly transitioned to finished animation.
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EGGS-n-BLAKEN Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student General Artist
This is really cool, and it'll be great to use for references with weapons and combat. So thank you for this sweet little number.
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Poul-Tisbey Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
I could look at it all day
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RageFace89 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
this was amazing bro. loved it
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chockito13 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic job mate
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Forty-Nine Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Simply amazing!
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tytyexplosion Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
cik
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XcubX Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is really random, but really cool!
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underxworld666 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
I think I had a manly orgasm from awesomeness overload.
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EZIOofWAR Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Yo, This is the Shit!
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Braise Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist
The guy who comes out of the hole is actually the swordsmen that killed the gun-wielder who killed the swordsman that came out of the hole. It's like an endless cycle of revenge.
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jay-doubleyou-see Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Haha this is insane, I love it!
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PsickoSK Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Absolute technique, beautiful and lovely, I am also a traditional animator ^ ^, and use the easytoon too. Sure I will study and grasp its animation effects.
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's a basic program, so it's best for training basic skills. If you can become strong with those skills, it makes everything else better.
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dragon-blood-runs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
omg what did you download to make this!!?
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That was done in Easytoon a few years back. It's free, but very basic (which makes it perfect for basic skills practice). I talk about it in the Comments.
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dragon-blood-runs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wowz can you send me a link to where you got the software?
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frizbee2 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
AGG THIS IS THE COOLIEST THING EVERRRRRR
I started cracking up I was so exited.
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root-down Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
that is badass man, i just finished a uni course in animation, did a fight scene for my graduation film, so i can appreciate just how much work something like this takes
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yoavb Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
nice work. and cool graphics.
-yoav
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Mon311 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
I just love these angles and action and everything in this animation, even if it's alittle old. You've been so good for so long that I don't even know how to explain how fully great this is.
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JVGannush Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009   Interface Designer
this is the single coolest animation ive ever seen. the anatomical movement is so realistic. i wish i could see this humanistic movement in cartoons. this blows avatar away, and im a wicked avatar fan... nice job :)
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know if it's that good, they had some wicked awesome action in that show. Especially towards the end.
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JVGannush Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009   Interface Designer
oh com'on its pretty damn decent. u dont need to be modest. now for the less informed, like myself, what show r u talking about?
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Avatar, the Last Airbender. Wasn't that the "avatar" you meant in your OP?
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JVGannush Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009   Interface Designer
oh yea. sorry. i thought u meant ur stuff. nvm. anyway i was just admiring ur work
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bahijd Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
Very good.
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julperpub Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Pure awesomenesssss!!!!!!!

Faved :)
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shinebrite Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
this is so bad ass. :D
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BlackNinjaAnims Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
omg dude u are amazing
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aesujin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Student
Wow! Such beautiful animation- I love, love, love how nicely the perspective shifts!~
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Niallmeister Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Wow, amazing work, I always find fullbody animation hard to do and you kept the moves very smooth (:
Did you use a tablet for this?
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Sort of. We work on Cintiq tablets at Fates.

Fullbody animation is about like any other, it relies on your confidence in illustrating the subject matter. The more you practice it, the easier it gets.
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BlasterAce Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
I saw this somewhere else. I love this! This is the best GIF ever!
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

Do you remember where you saw it first?
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BlasterAce Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
it was on a stumbleapon link. What program do you use? And how do you get peoples porportions right?
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ah. Yeah, sometimes my stuff gets around without me. :D

For this I used Easytoon, though I don't use it very often anymore. It's very basic, but good for practice.

As for proportions, that's a function of study and exercise. There are formulas you can use to recall proportions, though I don't have all memorized (stuff like; the "length of the forearm from elbow to fingertip is equal to the length of the thigh from hip to knee", or "the distance between fingertips when arms are held out side-to-side is equal to the height from head to toe", and so forth). Mostly I've just drawn a lot of people forms over the years.
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BlasterAce Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
What is a generally good program for animation? Flash? That's what I use, but There's some stuff that sucks about it.
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Anything that works is good. A lot of studios use ToonBoom, and I think I've heard good things about TVPaint. Flash is pretty capable, but you have to massage it to get what you want sometimes.

Fates uses a secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices of which I am verboten from speaking. It's worse than a Coca-Cola lab around here. But my basic philosophy has been "use whatever works until you find something better".

Remember, in the end it's about flashing pictures past the eye fast enough to create an illusion of movement. There's not a lot of established rules for manufacturing the images.

:D
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BlasterAce Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
And warum bist du verboten?
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
'Cause if I talk in public about internal development and production then I get yelled at and really, who needs the stress? We use a combination of solutions, some of which are fairly common, but just 'cause anyone could do it doesn't mean anyone does.
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boreddeguzman Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
This one is awesome. I spent hours looking for this one, cause I forgot to fave it

*Faves*
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