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STAND BACK. I'M GOING TO TRY AND ANIMATE.

5/22/13 by Sabtastic
Updated 5/22/13

So I finally mustered up the courage to animate something super short for practice in Flash CS3...!

I've got a really good teacher this time around, so hopefully it won't turn out to be complete garbage. lol
The whole animation is only going to be about 25 seconds long, featuring Pokemon (Haunter and Gengar).

I really like how easy the characters are to manipulate in a cartoony style (as opposed to drawing convincing human characters). The whole thing should HOPEFULLY be done when my spring classes are over in MID JUNE. I've even got a few more Pokemon team commissions in the works, so my gallery's just going to be FULL of 'MONS next month.

IN OTHER NEWS, I'm taking a really cool drawing course right now and it's super intensive!
Just out of curiosity, would any of you like to see the final work once my course is over? ... It's more charcoal and graphite studies, and I never really got the vibe that Newgrounds cares about that stuff. Should I spam the portal with it anyway, or just post a journal entry with all of them linked elsewhere?

STAND BACK. I'M GOING TO TRY AND ANIMATE.


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Yay, learning! (Gonna review the crap out of your animation Sab.)


Haunter is cooler.

5/22/13 Sabtastic responds:

No way dude. Gengar's where it's at.

(lol jk they're both pretty sweet)


RadRad

5/22/13

Flash CS3 Represent!


Bring on the charcoals! I love the few pencil/charcoals I do see on here.


KrinkelsKrinkels

5/22/13

There's no animation here what a gyp.

5/22/13 Sabtastic responds:

SORRY IT'S IN THE WORKS :V


HenrunHenrun

5/22/13

Hey Sabtastic please put me in animation of my avator icon besides I think that I might like it.


KajenxKajenx

5/22/13

Sounds dangereuse.


LuisLuis

5/22/13

I didnt know girls animated things?

5/22/13 Sabtastic responds:

I secretly have a penis. Shhhh.


digsBotdigsBot

5/22/13

Ooooh, I'm stoked to see this!! : D

I think you should post up the graphite +charcoal studies! Personally during my drawing course which was also pretty intensive too, it just feels nice to put up stuff after you've slaved away on it.

5/22/13 Sabtastic responds:

Haha thanks!

No kidding.. Slaving away almost feels like an understatement!! This prof I have keeps asking me to re-do the work I submit because she doesn't like my 'illustrative' style and hard outlines. --Don't get me wrong, she's teaching me tons and I feel like I'm really improving, but it's almost like I'm doing the work of two students!! x_x


TheMAMTheMAM

5/22/13

Took you long enough. ;P

5/22/13 Sabtastic responds:

...RIGHT? D:


RicePirateRicePirate

5/22/13

First a game, now an animation ... what the hell Sab?! Next is voice acting and music composition!

5/22/13 Sabtastic responds:

Haha hey, it's a possibility!
It won't be GOOD, but I'll take a stab at it sooner or later!


CyberdevilCyberdevil

5/22/13

Oh, definitely. looking forward to it!

5/22/13 Sabtastic responds:

Heh, thanks! xD
Hope I don't disappoint.


Good luck with it and I look forward to what you manage to show afterwards :)

5/22/13 Sabtastic responds:

Thanks!
Now that I've announced it, I think the pressure's gonna be on to NOT make the animation look like utter crap. hahaha


And then once you get really good. You can pitch a cartoon to Cartoon Hangover.
http://hangover.cartoonhangover.com/post/28433 603893/frequently-asked-questions-about-cartoo n

And soon you'll be making awesome stuff like this!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9WYRTCoOsA

5/22/13 Sabtastic responds:

WHOA WHOA, I'm a bit far from being able to pitch cartoons just yet. xD haha
lol thanks for the suggestion though!


Haunter and gengar stare at a gnome.
a multi-part series ongoing where and interdimensional lawn ornament travels to random universes.
Also, pico day was freaking incredible, i managed to save one recording but i'm still unsure whether i should post it since we all were acting a bit tizzy towards 12 am. :S

anyways, hope you had a great time at philly and best of luck to your flash!

5/22/13 Sabtastic responds:

Don't worry it won't be THAAAT bad. hahaha

My trip went well, too! Was super chill. Everybody was super accommodating and fun to be around.


To be a great animator, you must learn from the best.

Joe Murray - Rocko's Modern Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdZZ-hcynA8

Danny A!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB49d-vM4rE

HAPPY HAPPY HARRY!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHtoFwHh38Q

5/22/13 Sabtastic responds:

Hey, thanks!
I've been meaning to catch up on Harry's tutorials. I saw 1 and 6 just recently but didn't realize he was cranking them all out so quickly!


GerkinmanGerkinman

5/22/13

Haunter and Gengar are my favourites!

5/22/13 (Updated 5/22/13) Sabtastic responds:

They're up there in my list of faves, too! :3


I t could turn out well

5/22/13 Sabtastic responds:

It COULD... Not saying it WILL. :P


VicariousEVicariousE

5/22/13

Chris did an exceptional job shooting and editing... he even color balanced it! As a former video producer, it warmed my cockels quite nicely :3 Mick's made of some stern stuff alright!
I'm sure your previous gif experience, will have given you some insight into animation. Knock 'em dead, kid. And tell Mel to get off her butt and show us what she's got! Oh, and penguin pawnage on portal bots! http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/618163

5/22/13 Sabtastic responds:

AH Thankyou for sharing this! hahaha
I can't believe I didn't already have Krinkels subscribed!

Met the guy while I was out in Philly, too.


NeroGeistNeroGeist

5/22/13

With your skills in art, I'm sure you'll be a quick learner. Can't wait to see it! :)

5/22/13 Sabtastic responds:

Thanks! :3
lol please don't be too disappointed when it turns out to be totally amateur.


VicariousEVicariousE

5/22/13

I guess spam lightly, wait for a few reviews, then upload another.
Say, were you around when Stamper and RicePirate made that... video thing they did? Never saw such expressive acting before!

5/22/13 Sabtastic responds:

Good call! I wouldn't mind spacing it all out. Could actually increase the views that way, too. Thanks!

Sadly, I JUUUSSSST missed Stamper and Mick smearing potato salad all over themselves when I visited. It was probably for the better, though. I would have lost my shit and ruined all of their shots with my laughing. I have the WORST poker face. Now, MICK on the other hand kept a straight face for the ENTIRE movie. It was GREAT! Even while he was getting ketchup and potato salad dropped onto his face -- NO REACTION or flinching. It was amazing haha.

On the other hand, I did get to watch Chris edit most of the movie...! It's amazing how different the raw footage looked and sounded compared to the finished product. That ketchup bottle that shows up near the end was completely fake -- but it looks totally convincing. It's neat to see what he can get away with adding / deleting.


go getem sabbalicious

5/22/13 Sabtastic responds:

WILL DO CHAMBINATOR


Art portal regulars animating?
What has the world come to?

5/22/13 Sabtastic responds:

STOP ME BEFORE I MAKE A GAME---

Shit, too late.


ZJZJ

5/22/13

DUH I WANNA SEE YOUR ART. GO GO GO.

GOOD LUCK PS LOVE YOU PS LOVE AS IN A FRIENDLY WAY AND NOT BUS STATION STALKER WAY BYE

5/22/13 Sabtastic responds:

DUH OKAY


In all honesty the well done traditionalist art style is a definite welcome format to the Art section.

People care if it's done well... I've never seen anything come from you that I thought was sub-par, so the fact that you're troubling yourself over whether it's bad or not gives a solid indication that it will be, in fact, very well done.

We are, and will always be, our own worst enemy.

Keep up the great work, and whatever you do, be swell.

5/22/13 Sabtastic responds:

Aw, thanks for the kind words...!

I guess that's true. I should just suck it up and post it all. lol
That way everybody can see how shitty my gestures starts out.
Could be a good change of pace or encouragement to the beginners out there.


SPAM THE ART PORTAL WITH DEM CHARCOAL DRAWINGS!!! charcoal drawings look amazing

5/22/13 Sabtastic responds:

Haha are you suuuure? There's gonna be A LOT of them.
Maybe I'll just post the good stuff. The gesture drawings and blind contours can sit this one out.