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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: www.tumblr.com/blog/panimated

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:iconellorathelombax:
ellorathelombax Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
thats cute
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Philalala Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what did u use to animate it?
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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! :)
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
Wooo thanks Kanu! :D 
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:iconnukilik:
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 ^^
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Panimated Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
aaathank you! Yes! go forth and animate!
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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
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
heh, thanks x) yeah I hope to be able to make some soon ;_;
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:iconwhitew0lfs:
WhiteW0lfs Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
;)
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:iconinsanebestumis:
InsaneBestumis Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lol, so tired .. so quick.
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Trishamonstah Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Otters are so funny when they run! They're all bouncy!

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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
They are! They're so adorable and floppy and clumsy :meow:
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:icontrishamonstah:
Trishamonstah Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL yesss
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Love06644 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
(claps")
Clap 
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :3
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:iconlove06644:
Love06644 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3
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:iconjuliafliess:
juliafliess Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Its so smooth :O!
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you :3
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:iconmihasik:
Mihasik Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Nice one) Ultimately cute! =3
Good luck with your uni!
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you very much! :meow:
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:iconazurehowlshilach:
AzureHowlShilach Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is so smooth <3 I love how it sits down after the running its so cute :D
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
heh thank you very much! 
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Ningeko16 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful~
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you :aww:
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Ningeko16 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your most welcome~
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loiiypop-chan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student General Artist
So cute! :love: 
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
thanks!
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:iconloiiypop-chan:
loiiypop-chan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcoem! 
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:iconloiiypop-chan:
loiiypop-chan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student General Artist
* Welcome 
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Koceta Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the tip of the tail is a bit twitchy in the walking part, but I'm a nitpick =p

It's very smooth and loops nicely. Otters look strange without ears, though :XD:
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Panimated Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
haha yeah, there are always things I want to change :P I found i hard to avoid the twitchiness on 24 fps, trust me it was even worse before I cleaned it up ._. I'll just have to be more careful next time I animate at this framerate :D And thank you very much! I know, they kind of look like seals without ears.. If I'm colouring it later I'll add them xD
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Wild-Hearts Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I just love this! :) kudos on animating on one's!! I find it tedious enough on two's ! :giggle:
I really enjoy watching your work progress in university, Sonja :la: Keep up the awesome work :heart:
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Panimated Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
gawww thank you so much :meow: Sigh I shouldn't have done it one ones, it took way more time than it should have... Now I know how it is at least! I just saw your Ace gallop-animation and was about to comment- holy pops it's so.. clean.. and precise.. I don't know how you do it! I've seen you animation tests on tumblr as well, it's so inspirinnng, makes me want to work on something personal myself ;w;
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ThisGurl11 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a very smooth animation!
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you!
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fallingblood Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome i cant animate like this!
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks! I'm sure anyone can though, with a bit of practice and patience :aww: 
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fallingblood Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh kay np c:
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xXBramblezXx Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student General Artist
OMG IT'S SO CUTE WHEN IT RUNS. :squee:
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
HEE YAY thank you :woohoo:
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Chitterhoots Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why do i find dat otter cute ewe
this is awesome btw! XD
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yay, it's probably because I took my inspiration from an otter and it's natural, infinite cuteability!
Gigglethankyou :meow:
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Chitterhoots Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XDD
np!
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Kimp3473 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That would take a lot of sticky notes XD Awesome job
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh yeah it would! XD Thanks
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