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hello hi yes I'm still alive and I didn't get my drawing hand chopped off or anything so calm your beehole 

Look at this flippy floppy otter! It's animated in ridiculous 24 fps, and is about 280 frames long. Most of it is frame-by-frame, but parts of the walk and run is cycled a couple of times. PHEW without doubt, the run/walk-cycle I'm the most proud of so far. Animating the transitions between the paces was really interesting as well, I learned a lot. And I'm so happy about the actual run I think I got the floppiness more or less like I wanted it! AND I finally got to fill that hole in gallery that said "actual otter animation". 

This is one of uhm.. six.. overlapping projects I've been working on for uni the last month. It's the first project I've finished properly and that I'm actually proud of. It's just we have been absolutely overloaded with stuff to do this semester.. We have been given at least two new assignments each week for the past two months or so, and that really isn't enough time to make any good quality animations (I think). So to finish this assignment ("quadruped walk+run cycle"), we got set aside two workshop-days at uni, but we had six weeks total to finish it in our sparetime along with two other assignments as big as this thing. On top of that we have another seperate module that doubles the amount of work that needed to be done. 
So basically I'm really behind now.. All of this rushing makes my work really half-assed and I think everything looks simply horrible, which is really demotivating, and really doesn't help productivity further... So this is basically why I haven't uploaded any work here. 

Anyways the pace is supposed to slow down forward until christmas, so hopefully I'll get to properly finish some work. Maybe I'll have time to do some personal work?? (I think I remember what doing personal work was like ._. )

I made a blog for this project, where you can see some more WIP's and read a bit more about the process, and the other two projects from this module: advancedanimationbysonja.blogs…

Also I now and then upload sketches, VIP's and small work to my tumblr, so do check out that as well:

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lombaxlover123 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
thats cute
Philalala Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what did u use to animate it?
KanuTGL Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ooh, nice! Otter run cycle! :D They have such an interesting run, haha. Very good work on this one too! :)
Panimated Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
Wooo thanks Kanu! :D 
Nukilik Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
Watch out, your anatomy and knowledge of how otters move is showing!

This makes my heart soar. I feel like animating now ^^
Panimated Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
aaathank you! Yes! go forth and animate!
WhiteW0lfs Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahaha, you deserve personal art. Instead of doing commissions and such >.< Hope to see more! :D
Panimated Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
heh, thanks x) yeah I hope to be able to make some soon ;_;
WhiteW0lfs Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
InsaneBestumis Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lol, so tired .. so quick.
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