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December 6, 2011
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Warning, there is music!

This is my final flash animation i did in Vancouver this summer! I learned how to make tweens and symbols... and thats about it! :P But I am pretty fond of this anyway, I like the music and colors and such. I know its not perfect, feel free to critique!

I tried to make it so the deers movements go with the background piano, and the trees in the foreground cross the deer around the time of the other piano part :P
The song is 'Comptine D'Un Autre Ete L'Apres Midi' by Andrew Carbis

Merry Christmas everyone!
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Corvinore Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely work! I'm from Vancouver too.
HolyFrap Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know you posted this a while ago, but since you haven't posted any new big animations like this one I'll ahead and assume you haven't been working much with them; but you should! This is excellent and the colours and music go wonderful together! 

Obviously the only thing I would critique is the running animation itself. My number one tip to anyone would always be: never be afraid to practice with movement! When we draw, we tend to use the same static poses over and over; and translating that habit of drawing can be difficult with animation, because its anything but static! 

The best way to get a feel of how fluid animation can be is to take your favourite animated film cartoon, something with really smooth characters and sequences; and then pause the frame in high action moments. You'll often see really strange exaggerated forms and characters, that wouldn't make any sense on their own! 

I took some screen shots from the movie Herculeus to show you (it was the only animated movie on my laptop so haha):

Generally, the more exaggerated the character, the more exaggerated the animations. Herculeus himself doesn't get much exaggeration air time, because he's meant to be taken more seriously, so his movements are more down to earth. The side characters in this case act as gag characters, and so their exaggerations are more prominent. But they all possess exaggeration in their fluidity. 

A deer running running, for example, requires push and pull for momentum. The back stretches and pulls out, and then the entire body and legs push in to gather momentum again. 

I guess bottom line, don't be afraid to mess around and test the limits of exaggeration!
f-oxes Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful....
Wolveslair Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
WinterLover29 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's cool1
LunaThe-WOLF Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow beautiful ..... and the song what is the name of the song :)
Wolveslair Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i believe its called 'Comptine D'Un Autre Ete L'Apres Midi' by Andrew Carbis :)
Leakylynx Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Pretty :D
DoodlingDragon Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awesome! Would it be alright if I used this in my webcam to show it off to my friends?
Wolveslair Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that would be fine if you let me write that i made it first :)
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