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[fullview] My new computer has arrived (Woohoo!) to replace the kaput one, but my (1998) graphics tablet is too old to work on it! So I still can’t draw and might not be able to for a few weeks until I can find a way of getting another one! (I spent all my non-money on the computer >< ejskhfskfh!). Anywho, you’re looking at the first (unfinished) half of the whole animation, but the rest isn’t worth showing (sketchy storyboard). I wanted to draw Wingbros meeting because I have so many feels for these Striders, but I’m unlikely to be able to finish it now ><. Aside from not being the full story, it’s also still missing Horrorterrors, Dirk isn’t shaded, a bunch of other stuff is missing, and obviously the second shot is still scribble animation and the last shots are single un-animated frames, but oh well.

[fullview] My new computer has arrived (Woohoo!) to replace the kaput one, but my (1998) graphics tablet is too old to work on it! So I still can’t draw and might not be able to for a few weeks until I can find a way of getting another one! (I spent all my non-money on the computer >< ejskhfskfh!).

Anywho, you’re looking at the first (unfinished) half of the whole animation, but the rest isn’t worth showing (sketchy storyboard). I wanted to draw Wingbros meeting because I have so many feels for these Striders, but I’m unlikely to be able to finish it now ><. Aside from not being the full story, it’s also still missing Horrorterrors, Dirk isn’t shaded, a bunch of other stuff is missing, and obviously the second shot is still scribble animation and the last shots are single un-animated frames, but oh well.

Fullview here. (Repost with less text to avoid more of my pic posted unsourced/with my comments cut.) I redrew from 1.10 of this section of the old Transformers Movie.Although it still took effort, I couldn&#8217;t have done it without that clip! So please don&#8217;t cut this credit! I don&#8217;t want people thinking I did this all by my self.

Fullview here. (Repost with less text to avoid more of my pic posted unsourced/with my comments cut.) I redrew from 1.10 of this section of the old Transformers Movie.Although it still took effort, I couldn’t have done it without that clip! So please don’t cut this credit! I don’t want people thinking I did this all by my self.

If the pic isn&#8217;t animated, go here. Just uploading this short wip to let you know I haven&#8217;t forgot to draw for that spifftastic update! I&#8217;m making a little animation featuring all the alpha kids, but I also have commissions and other stuff to do so it&#8217;s gonna be super late.

If the pic isn’t animated, go here. Just uploading this short wip to let you know I haven’t forgot to draw for that spifftastic update! I’m making a little animation featuring all the alpha kids, but I also have commissions and other stuff to do so it’s gonna be super late.

How I animate (Read: How not to animate)

Oh gee, thank you! Well, I’ve got a bunch of similar asks about my animation tools/processes, these being the most recent three. I’ll try and answer them all  here, using wip from my Dave Strider “Airquotes” animation. *edit* This will be long, and disorganised. You DO NOT have to read it, even if you sent one of the question asks. Do yourself a favour and just read the bold text, and look at the WIP pictures; they answer your questions more or less. Everything else is me rambling on like an idiot. Do yourself a favour and skip it. 

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I&#8217;ve been looking for an excuse to make a fun Caliborn reaction gif outta this Tumut photo (Photo taken by Anne Delaney), and now I have one. This quicky goes out to all the people 20 or so people so far who have cut the comment and resource credits offa my Dave animation: tumut! 
Oh! I just got a lovely lil&#8217; anon ask telling me how sweet I am&#8230; Oh gosh, thanks Anon! Buuuut then I post a douchey pic like this. Oh dear&#8230;I uh&#8230; I think I left the oven on *absonds under her desk in shame* u_u 

I’ve been looking for an excuse to make a fun Caliborn reaction gif outta this Tumut photo (Photo taken by Anne Delaney), and now I have one. This quicky goes out to all the people 20 or so people so far who have cut the comment and resource credits offa my Dave animation: tumut! 

Oh! I just got a lovely lil’ anon ask telling me how sweet I am… Oh gosh, thanks Anon! Buuuut then I post a douchey pic like this. Oh dear…I uh… I think I left the oven on *absonds under her desk in shame* u_u 

I am so done with this gif! BLUH! I thought it&#8217;d take a couple of hours; how in the Furthest Ring did it take several days? Urgh! I had been considering doing more of these &#8220;inside-out speech bubbles&#8221; for several of the update hashtags and stringing them together, but to hell with all that finicky rigmarole! Animation is hard! &#8230;Although, damnit now I kinda want to animate more. How does this make sense, brain? Stupid self.
Dave&#8217;s handwriting font by k8! Thanks k8!

I am so done with this gif! BLUH! I thought it’d take a couple of hours; how in the Furthest Ring did it take several days? Urgh! I had been considering doing more of these “inside-out speech bubbles” for several of the update hashtags and stringing them together, but to hell with all that finicky rigmarole! Animation is hard! …Although, damnit now I kinda want to animate more. How does this make sense, brain? Stupid self.

Dave’s handwriting font by k8! Thanks k8!

Woah! Spent all day answering people, gosh! Okay, time to get back to the drawing board! Let&#8217;s put the hate behind a big ol&#8217; wall of text and a sketchy WIP. Oops!
So that sadstuck animation I&#8217;ve been blabbering about for the last two or three weeks? Still making incredibly slow progress. I&#8217;m feel like I&#8217;m testing new waters and finding it incredibly intimidating; I&#8217;m spending most of my time staring at photoshop, second guessing myself and getting caught up in "What the hell was I thinking? What ever made me think I could pull this off. I can&#8217;t do this, I&#8217;m not an animator!" type thoughts rather than actually producing anything. But fight scenes are hella fun, so when I got around to this strife scene, I got a little carried away; it ended up being more of a pencil test (is that what these are called?) than a storyboard, so I figured it might be worth posting here? Please excuse the annotations, they&#8217;re to help me; I never really planed to post wips for this. Also, excuse the disappearing Jade and occasionally absent Jack-wings. 
My wonderful boyfriend helps me figure out the motions when I get stuck, bless him. But my camera is Genuine Evil and would not record for me to show you. Well, let me try: Behold, my possessed camera. 

Woah! Spent all day answering people, gosh! Okay, time to get back to the drawing board! Let’s put the hate behind a big ol’ wall of text and a sketchy WIP. Oops!

So that sadstuck animation I’ve been blabbering about for the last two or three weeks? Still making incredibly slow progress. I’m feel like I’m testing new waters and finding it incredibly intimidating; I’m spending most of my time staring at photoshop, second guessing myself and getting caught up in "What the hell was I thinking? What ever made me think I could pull this off. I can’t do this, I’m not an animator!" type thoughts rather than actually producing anything. But fight scenes are hella fun, so when I got around to this strife scene, I got a little carried away; it ended up being more of a pencil test (is that what these are called?) than a storyboard, so I figured it might be worth posting here? Please excuse the annotations, they’re to help me; I never really planed to post wips for this. Also, excuse the disappearing Jade and occasionally absent Jack-wings. 

My wonderful boyfriend helps me figure out the motions when I get stuck, bless him. But my camera is Genuine Evil and would not record for me to show you. Well, let me try: Behold, my possessed camera. 

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When we saw the Tav in the update, some of us thought of god tier PBJ, some of us thought of godtier Jake.And some of us thought of PBJake. 
It&#8217;s Peanut Butter Jelly time, Jake.

It was supposed to just be a quickie, just an excuse to chortle at his silly banana costume sexy god tier outfit, but like always I got carried away and it ended up spanning two days. Bluh. I don&#8217;t know how other animators do stuff, but I have no physics awareness, so working out what the cape should do involved me pinning a towl around my shoulders with a clothes peg and doing the PBJ dance infront of a mirror. Yeah.

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When we saw the Tav in the update, some of us thought of god tier PBJ, some of us thought of godtier Jake.
And some of us thought of PBJake. 

It’s Peanut Butter Jelly time, Jake.

It was supposed to just be a quickie, just an excuse to chortle at his silly banana costume sexy god tier outfit, but like always I got carried away and it ended up spanning two days. Bluh. I don’t know how other animators do stuff, but I have no physics awareness, so working out what the cape should do involved me pinning a towl around my shoulders with a clothes peg and doing the PBJ dance infront of a mirror. Yeah.

FULL VIEW. Especially if the ANIMATION isn&#8217;t showing, which it sometimes doen&#8217;t with tumblr. 
I deeply regret not shading and outlining the red miles in the first section. but whatever. IT&#8217;S DONE! At last, its&#8217; finished! I. AM. FREE!!!! FreeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEeeeee. And such perfect timing to finish, too. I&#8217;ve been ill for the past two weeks, but I think I&#8217;m finally coming out of it! Huzzah!
Okay, anyway, so right after the update, I abandoned everything I was working on. I wanted to draw everything from the updated; the dirkjake, the smooches, the anbroids, those freakin&#8217; amazing faces Roxy was pulling, but I knew I didn&#8217;t have time really, and I thought a cool rocket/hoverboard pose would be the easiest way for me to satisfy my update arting needs. As I was drawing the board, I was thinking how damn familiar it felt. It really did remind me of Transformers&#8217; Hot Rod (the original version) for some reason. Flames on red? Was that all? And then I remembered a scene from from TF:TM. Realisation hits, I remember why the board feels so comfortably nostalgic in that cheesily awesome way. [souce: check about 50 seconds in] Oh. OH! So that&#8217;s why! And then I had to abandon my fanart to make this animation. Dirk&#8217;s movements are ripped right from that scene, I&#8217;m not that good at animating! All major credit to the original animators of &#8216;Transformers: The movie&#8217;, back in 1986. Good times, when TF movies were about TFs, not annoying douchbags and their dates. No, I&#8217;m not a hipster, I&#8217;m just showing my age. This is what old people do, grouch about new things. Deal with it. So yup, all I did was recreate it to fit Dirk&#8217;s scenario. Took much longer than I thought it would. About a week I think!
Then today I spent all morning tussling with WMM trying to figure out how to convert this into an avi so it wouldn&#8217;t be all giffy, only to discover WMM doesn&#8217;t allow you to numerically set frame duration. Bugger it, I yield. Have a compressed fugly gif instead. Goddamn it. And now, back to drawing asks.

FULL VIEW. Especially if the ANIMATION isn’t showing, which it sometimes doen’t with tumblr. 

I deeply regret not shading and outlining the red miles in the first section. but whatever. IT’S DONE! At last, its’ finished! I. AM. FREE!!!! FreeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEeeeee. And such perfect timing to finish, too. I’ve been ill for the past two weeks, but I think I’m finally coming out of it! Huzzah!

Okay, anyway, so right after the update, I abandoned everything I was working on. I wanted to draw everything from the updated; the dirkjake, the smooches, the anbroids, those freakin’ amazing faces Roxy was pulling, but I knew I didn’t have time really, and I thought a cool rocket/hoverboard pose would be the easiest way for me to satisfy my update arting needs. As I was drawing the board, I was thinking how damn familiar it felt. It really did remind me of Transformers’ Hot Rod (the original version) for some reason. Flames on red? Was that all? And then I remembered a scene from from TF:TM. Realisation hits, I remember why the board feels so comfortably nostalgic in that cheesily awesome way. [souce: check about 50 seconds in] Oh. OH! So that’s why! And then I had to abandon my fanart to make this animation. Dirk’s movements are ripped right from that scene, I’m not that good at animating! All major credit to the original animators of ‘Transformers: The movie’, back in 1986. Good times, when TF movies were about TFs, not annoying douchbags and their dates. No, I’m not a hipster, I’m just showing my age. This is what old people do, grouch about new things. Deal with it. So yup, all I did was recreate it to fit Dirk’s scenario. Took much longer than I thought it would. About a week I think!

Then today I spent all morning tussling with WMM trying to figure out how to convert this into an avi so it wouldn’t be all giffy, only to discover WMM doesn’t allow you to numerically set frame duration. Bugger it, I yield. Have a compressed fugly gif instead. Goddamn it. And now, back to drawing asks.

Davechick ANIMATION: Please FULL VIEW here.Well, I&#8217;m quite a bit late for Kimchi&#8217;s birthday, but I wanted to do something for her, so this happened anyway =3&#160;Happy Belated Birthday Kimchi! I only meant to do a quick doodle, but it turned into an animation instead. I&#8217;m not sure how this happened, but I&#8217;m glad it did. Also, vaguely related side note: My favourite blog is askdavechick &lt;3
50% drawing, 20% redoing stuff because my computer bugged up repeatedly. It hates animating in PS, 30% failing at timing the gosh darned text. Pesky text. Oh, how I wish I had a mic =/
Please, pretty, please does anybody know of an app or anything that will let me see/go directly to my reblogs? Now that tumblr&#8217;s not telling us about them in our dash, I miss a lot T^T I&#8217;ve tried Googling for info on it, but my searches have been fruitless. Also, if I unfollowed you recently, I didn&#8217;t! Tumblr&#8217;s just being a meanie =/

Davechick ANIMATION: Please FULL VIEW here.
Well, I’m quite a bit late for Kimchi’s birthday, but I wanted to do something for her, so this happened anyway =3 Happy Belated Birthday Kimchi! I only meant to do a quick doodle, but it turned into an animation instead. I’m not sure how this happened, but I’m glad it did. Also, vaguely related side note: My favourite blog is askdavechick <3

50% drawing, 20% redoing stuff because my computer bugged up repeatedly. It hates animating in PS, 30% failing at timing the gosh darned text. Pesky text. Oh, how I wish I had a mic =/

Please, pretty, please does anybody know of an app or anything that will let me see/go directly to my reblogs? Now that tumblr’s not telling us about them in our dash, I miss a lot T^T I’ve tried Googling for info on it, but my searches have been fruitless. Also, if I unfollowed you recently, I didn’t! Tumblr’s just being a meanie =/

*fixed* Sorry!

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(This is PART 2, Part 1 can be found here.)

What am I doing with my life? What was I even thinking? Don’t judge me!

Anyway. This is in refrence to Tobuscus's 'Dramatic Song' and this bit kicks in at around about at 1:29

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WteF0j5gYGk

Part 3 is back in comic format and will not be done until probably tomorrow, I’m still working on it.

Click here for a clearer BIGGER VERSION please. (Or here if that’s still down)

Anywho, all done at last! Sorry about this higgledy-piggledy jittery animation. I suspect the timing’s off too, but it’s as done as it’ll ever be.

This is my first time attempting anything like this, so it’s probably a bit rubbish. What I’ve learned from this is little project is that frame by frame animating in Photoshop is evil. Evil. I don’t know how other people have the patience, I think I might be doing it the wrong way u_u. But I’m glad I stuck with it and finished it! 

I’ve never been to a sushi bar and had proper sushi, and I can’t use chopsticks, so if they’re holding them wrong then they’re holding them wrong; the end. Sorry.

*edit* PS, don’t worry about the wasted sushi. It’s all good.