Played a little game called ‘Fear Less!’ that I enjoyed so much I had to draw something for it.
It has the exactly sort of hand-drawn pixel art that I like, coupled with a theme of overcoming recurring nightmares.
Once I got used to the sword mechanic (its a little minigame, rather than being buttonpress-to-use) it took me right back to the old 8 bit days of repetition and reflexes. I even bound the two keys to a controller, which I felt enhanced the experience.
Even the music perfectly evoked the feeling of running breathless through an endless dreamscape. (Listen to it here)
Anyway, give it a shot. Fear Less! on Kongregate.
I beg your mercy, Time Baby!
After watching the latest episode of Gravity Falls, I just had to draw an animated GIF of Time Baby, floating menacingly.
This time I animated it using the timeline in photoshop. Made a bit of a breakthrough when I realized that you could give folders their own timelines, so I could layer on effects and make changes without breaking the animation. In this way it was easy to animate the kirby crackles in the background. Still haven’t figured out photoshop tweening, so I just copied the baby five times to animate his gentle bobbing.
If you are curious, here is a link to my initial sketch.
Cypressphoenix was technically first, since she dropped a request in my askbox while I was fixing my first post. She gets a Finn and Jake, Brofisting.
Now to work on the others!
I animated a little BMO walk cycle in TVPaint!
After my last animation post, someone suggested that I try out the animation program TVpaint, since it has a raster-based drawing interface. I have to say, I really like a lot of what It can do. I’m still getting used to its little oddities, but i can see myself doing more with it.
I think I have a new favorite show.
Flame Princess and Flambo! I’ve been struggling with learning to paint with oils, so its very relaxing to take a break from that and draw the gently curving lines and flat color fills of Adventure Time.
My entry for that Dresden Codak thing!
I thought I would call back to the Historical Preenactment Society.
“Because the best history has yet to happen”
Edit: uploaded the correct version! Hey, it was late.
Still messing around with animating in flash. This took far too many layers.
One of my favorite moments in Alterniabound was Aradiabot’s messed up blink sequence when she didn’t know how to react.
I wanted to recreate that, and use it to figure out how to draw things in photoshop, then export them to flash to be animated. I drew the main picture first, then drew each eye change separately, so I could just drop them into the timeline in the proper places.
It looks odd, so I made a regular blink sequence for contrast.
Still haven’t quite figured out flash objects, and flash doesn’t make it easy to edit things once they’re in place, but I’ll get there.