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Update 2: 1200/6000 frames motion sketched. I was going to get a lot of sleep tonight, but flash kept crashing my exports. >8 | bah.

I might start uploading movie files for all this, instead, as those would likely run better for more browser / hardware configurations, hrm.

Edit: forgot the disclaimer -

DISCLAIMER: These are not original movements, they have been drawn from various performances from varied dance companies around the world. Full credits will be listed upon completion - This project is for educational purposes only, folks.

-HC
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:iconlitriu:
Litriu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This fabulous stick figure is Lord of the Dance.
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:icongwendolaine:
Gwendolaine Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Have you seen the animation "thought of you" on youtube? Look it up, it's quite similar to this, except in a more finished form :)
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:iconskinnyazn:
skinnyAZN Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Superb job! I love how you gave definition to the blank body as well!
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:iconventel:
Ventel Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is really amazing!
I just can't stop smiling of the fact that it reminds me of waterbending.
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:iconangelpunch00:
angelpunch00 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
these moving thingys look really hard to do, but it must be worth it cuz they look *whisper* wonderful
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:iconhaveconquest:
HaveConquest Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
usually around hour six or eight into the day's work you start to wonder if you've lost your mind or not.

But yah, then you play back the results at the end of the day and just smile, then go back into it tomorrow with gusto. : ]
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:iconangelpunch00:
angelpunch00 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:squee:
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:iconkilladroid:
killadroid Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this one (update 2) is really dramatic!
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:iconhaveconquest:
HaveConquest Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
yar, I've got a good variety lined up for you all, I hope.
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:iconinunimnondis:
InUnImNonDis Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Filmographer
AAAGH! I don't know how ya do it pal... but I admire your... dedication.

Just kinda catching me off a bad edge... cuz it's just not what I see- but ya go on and finish it! =D
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:iconhaveconquest:
HaveConquest Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
I will!, and thanks : ]

I just try to make good plans and execute them to the best that I can.
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SumashedshijVolk Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Wow!
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:iconthegoldilocks:
TheGoldilocks Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This just keeps getting better and better. *U*
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:iconmooning321:
mooning321 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Wowow. That's amazing. Did you make this in flash? XD
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:iconhaveconquest:
HaveConquest Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Flash was just used to compile a .swf of the frames, the frames themselves were painted in photoshop cs3.

And yes, painted, heh. I paint silhouette's of the motion's anatomy, then use a filter to trace the edges of my brushstrokes.
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:iconashealath:
Ashealath Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gods, these are so entrancing. The movement is so fluid, I can't stop watching it. :icondroolplz: Your animation skills are incredible. I'm envious. XD
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:iconhaveconquest:
HaveConquest Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
at this point it's less my skill and more my reference and preparation, as these are more or less literal translations of the movement found in the original reference. Minus clothes, I'm just after the anatomy.
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:iconashealath:
Ashealath Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks amazing, nonetheless. It still takes ability to get it down correctly, and you seem to have done it correctly. :)
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:iconhaveconquest:
HaveConquest Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
x) thank you.

I've certainly learned a lot so far, getting faster at painting out the motions and increasing their clarity, etc.
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:iconashealath:
Ashealath Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :D
I always look forward to work from you. :meow:
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:iconwolfie-chama:
Wolfie-chama Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It doesn't load for me sobz. TT^TT
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:iconhaveconquest:
HaveConquest Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
have you tried the download ? hm

If not I can provide you with some other links, later. : ]
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:iconwolfie-chama:
Wolfie-chama Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I managed to view it via download, excellent study! Any finished pieces lately?
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:iconhaveconquest:
HaveConquest Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
No 72 hour paintings, no. Been focusing on technique and speed, the things I'll be needing most for Lyfsea.

This project will likely end up looking fairly "finished" though, since I will use it to polish and refine the flat / detail / and lighting process I have in mind for this animation stuff, moreso if I find time for backgrounds.
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:iconwolfie-chama:
Wolfie-chama Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ah loaded. Now for full coloured pieces! >: )
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Ujamishino Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
impresive
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:iconkilladroid:
killadroid Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man...With all this practice, your project is going to be amazing!
Are you finished with all of your studies now? :)
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:iconhaveconquest:
HaveConquest Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Sorta! As I was working on the other stuff, I pretty much got what I needed to figure out figured out early. : x

After that I decided to switch over to this, as I'm confident in all the materials for the project besides the animating now.. so after 6k frames should fix that up right quick!
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infinitesouls Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Freaking awesome
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iLostTehGame Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Do you dance? o_o
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:iconkatjati:
Katjati Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
With [link] it's sheer magic! <33
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:iconhaveconquest:
HaveConquest Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Woa, that does work pretty well here! : ]
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:iconkatjati:
Katjati Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Still can't stop watching, You are genius:D
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:iconn0-quarter:
N0-Quarter Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
this is amazing to say the least. I'm thinking about getting into either animation or graphic novel illustrating and writing as a career but from your perspective, which one is worth doing? Still drawings or animation? I mean which one is more enjoyable for you and how rewarded for your work do you feel when you've completed it? I hope you can have time to answer. Thanks allot :)
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:iconhaveconquest:
HaveConquest Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
For myself, I don't separate these things in my head so much. I animate the way I paint and I paint the way I animate, they're tools with strengths and weaknesses, I enjoy both the same because I use them towards a unified purpose, and that purpose is what makes either of them enjoyable to me.

But, talking business. You will need to be able to do good still drawings even as an animator, and animating will improve the speed and accuracy of your still drawings, so worry less about path A or path B, getting as much experience under your belt as you can is top priority.

Learn both, then make an educated decision.
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:iconn0-quarter:
N0-Quarter Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Thanks allot this is actually really helpful. I have been thinking so much on "either or" that it hasn't quite crossed my mind that doing both would be a good decision. Thanks again^^
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:iconclairvoire:
Clairvoire Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
*opens inbox, sees thumbnail.gif + have*

"Yup! Have is forgoing sleep again."
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:iconhaveconquest:
HaveConquest Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Sleep, or paint more dancers..

well, it's a pretty easy decision.
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:iconsobaku-no-sarah:
Sobaku-no-Sarah Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Thanks for making me feel inferior :|
That just goes to show how much I have yet to learn. This is absolutely gorgeous.
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:iconcephei-n-ciel:
Cephei-N-Ciel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, good luck! I look forward to the final piece! :D
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DesertdustSariah Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
it looks really good ^^
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:iconluridangel777:
LuridAngel777 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, I love it!
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:iconcar-melly:
car-melly Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
The movement is gorgeous. Can't wait to see the finished product!
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:iconjesi-jess:
Jesi-Jess Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah so stunning for only a WIP I wish you so much luck in this!! Do your best!!
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:iconotamamon:
Otamamon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student Writer
This looks so impressive already! Can't wait to see how it develops~
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:icongrafxnf:
GrafxNF Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoever the dancer is, she's got really good technique. Even her silhouette is nice to watch!
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InUnImNonDis Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Ah- dude... ya could use a little bit more ease ins into the motions- and going on with the line of action, ya could save yourself a few frames and do some smears or strobbing, just have the right key frames at the beginning and end of a move- also timing, splice it right like you say!- with this kind of movement a tiny bit of hang time. Just some suggestions.

Since this educational- I'm saying as an animator myself- you're essentially rotoscoping- but then again your not done yet. And I don't know your history with animation.

Go for a stage! Even if it's just one huge BG it be nice to ground the characters.
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:iconhaveconquest:
HaveConquest Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Yar, these are pretty straightforward as it is - but there is basically no point to refining the motion at this phase since its going to be completely redrawn with moving colored shapes, these are stiff bones for the piece, whereas the the painting becomes the part that flows more smoothly.

Though at 6 fps there is a bit of a limit to the smoothness, instead I get a bit more comprehension and clarity from the movements with less drawing time, a technique I'll need for later.

But yah! I will keep these things in mind for the advanced phases, and would love to hear some crits at that point. : ]

I will try to do backgrounds, phew.
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:iconinunimnondis:
InUnImNonDis Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Go on and good on ya!

I await your presentation!
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:iconaraktugage:
Araktugage Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
This is a very neat project you have going on here...very cool!
I love what you've done so far, the movements look so fluid and real, like I can really see the ballet dancer moving across the stage.
Can't wait to see where your going with this, I know the finished product will be simply stunning!
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