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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.


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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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:…
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! :)
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
falconinja Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I need to get a tablet and start animating this good.
TheTwinkieDragon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Best animation ever
varialome Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is beyond awesome
topburger239 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
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.
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.
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.
Poul-Tisbey Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
I could look at it all day
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