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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.

I saw a tutorial online talking about using drop-shadows to make a drawing look like it was made out of construction paper. It looked like a lot of fun, so I thought I’d try it out.
Photoshop!

I saw a tutorial online talking about using drop-shadows to make a drawing look like it was made out of construction paper. It looked like a lot of fun, so I thought I’d try it out.

Photoshop!

I am learning how to animate in flash. It is very exciting!

Here is my first walk cycle.

Now we are just being silly.

Now we are just being silly.

Whipped up a quick turnaround on the little robot. I realized in the process that I have never drawn it from the sides, so I had to make some head shape decisions. I had imagined it as sorta cube-like, with narrow sides, but that looked terrible.
I finally settled on what you see here, the sort of tapered computer monitor look.
(click to embiggen!)

Whipped up a quick turnaround on the little robot. I realized in the process that I have never drawn it from the sides, so I had to make some head shape decisions. I had imagined it as sorta cube-like, with narrow sides, but that looked terrible.

I finally settled on what you see here, the sort of tapered computer monitor look.

(click to embiggen!)

Looks like someone got that upgrade kit they’ve been asking for.

Looks like someone got that upgrade kit they’ve been asking for.

We robots have been faithfully recreating the human holiday traditions,such as the Ritual of the Giving of Socks, followed immediately by the Ritual of Complaining About Having Been Given Socks.


We robots have been faithfully recreating the human holiday traditions,
such as the Ritual of the Giving of Socks, followed immediately by the Ritual of Complaining About Having Been Given Socks.

We robots don’t quite understand your human holiday celebrations, but we keep trying.

We robots don’t quite understand your human holiday celebrations, but we keep trying.

My buddies and I have started a weekend drawing thing where we come up with a topic and draw a picture about it. This Fridays theme was ‘Giant Robot’.

My buddies and I have started a weekend drawing thing where we come up with a topic and draw a picture about it. This Fridays theme was ‘Giant Robot’.

These were the templates I drew for the robot and creeper shrinkie dinks i made earlier.
I really like drawing things with oversized heads.

These were the templates I drew for the robot and creeper shrinkie dinks i made earlier.

I really like drawing things with oversized heads.