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:iconcrystal-sunshine:
Crystal-Sunshine Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:25=) amazing
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Aneirin-Aryon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
@00:36Cool! ^_^ I like it. ^_^

Your fox makes amazing expressions. I really like it. :D

Good work! ^_^ Good to see other sumi-e artists. :D
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Lithe-Fider Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
@00:27Thank you :love: !!

Okami was one of my inspirations! :D (Mostly Japanese Sumi painting in general but yea Okami stems form that). And I also LOVE little critters especially kitsune (multi-tail foxes!).

I animated the keys by hand (pencil / paper / lightbox) then did all the inking and inbetweening on the computer using a tablet and a Cintiq in Photoshop CS3 extended using the new videolayers.

I chose to ink it in CS3 as opposed to inking in something better set up for animation like Flash because I wanted a hand-inked look. I developed a simple brush (after lots of trial and error) that imitated the look of dry-wet ink. I also made other brushes for things like the paint, Sumi's tails, etc. Then I found a matching good paper texture.

Videolayers is in it's beta stage so it was HARD to work with for complicated 2D animation. :ohnoes: It's not really set up for stuff like this. I also had to work at larger than 720 x 480 for the proper resolution for the inky brush, scaling it down to TV size upon export. For long, complicated scenes the files got VERY LARGE. With how video layers works some files took (NO JOKE) over 10 minutes to SAVE or OPEN even on my and the school's powerful computers. The scratch-disc temp files photoshop was creating while I worked on some of the longer (like 7-10 second) scenes could balloon to over 30 gigs. GIGS.

I think I can say I used videolayers more extensivly for inking/cleaning/coloring up a 2D senior project clean-up than any of my peers. It literally had just come out around the time. I knew more about using it at the time than my TEACHERS (since I was using it so much) it was so new.

So yea it was a lot of work. X3 And I still wanna color it someday.... :aww: !
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Stellaly Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this video! it´s so cute and i love your style. i put it on facebook, i hope this is ok for you. i was so happy if i was that talented. :) really ^^ and thank you for that advices!
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atlantisdesetoiles Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
@00:21sooo cute, want to see the film !!!!!
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Grim-Ace Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
@00:12Wow thats awesome
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:meow: :heart: FULL film avaiable to watch on my website!! :D [link] Click on the 'Animation' tab on the left it is in there. :heart: :meow:

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Turn up the volume! The music is a bit soft. And watch in yummy high quality if your internet connection is fast!)

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A lil teaser for my senior film Sumi. :)

Because I wanted to show you all what a big chunk of my life has belonged to for the past 6 months. :ohnoes:

The final film is nearly 2 full minutes of traditional 2D animation. Entirely colored and penned in Photoshop CS3 using video layers with brushes I developed for the ink look of the characters. (All except the splatter brushes, they are from fellow DA members brush sets).

I plan to eventually color them in...but they look done as lineart so I'll leave it as that for now as 'release one' ... :XD: I so don't even have time to add shadows to them for the senior show, heck at color right now. XD O___o

And YES I do have permission to use that music.

The music is part of the original score of the film, composed and preformed by my friend Daniel, with second guitar by my friend Kyle. :)


(I'd put them in the DA credits but they are not on DA)

ALL CHARACTERS AND ANIMATION ; Nyssa Benthin
Do not alter, upload, or use without permission
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:iconwezenbeesje:
wezenbeesje Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
I can't watch the full animation yet (quicktime urgh), but it does already looks very interesting. :)
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:iconcrystal-sunshine:
Crystal-Sunshine Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:25=) amazing
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juandapo Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Really awesome video. i love so much
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:iconaneirin-aryon:
Aneirin-Aryon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
@00:36Cool! ^_^ I like it. ^_^

Your fox makes amazing expressions. I really like it. :D

Good work! ^_^ Good to see other sumi-e artists. :D
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ryanlache Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
@00:36This is absolutely incredible - when is (or did) this coming(/come) out???
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:iconlithe-fider:
Lithe-Fider Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
@00:36It was shown at SCAD's senior show and SCADAnimate! film fest. It's available to see at [link] currently! I will post it here once I re-size it for DA. :)
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ryanlache Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
@00:27I //LOVE// sumi-e (or *sumi?) style art, an appreciation I garnered from Okami. Hence, my love for foxes and wolves and canines in general in sumi-e form. You are an amazing artist. How did you do this? What program?
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:iconlithe-fider:
Lithe-Fider Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
@00:27Thank you :love: !!

Okami was one of my inspirations! :D (Mostly Japanese Sumi painting in general but yea Okami stems form that). And I also LOVE little critters especially kitsune (multi-tail foxes!).

I animated the keys by hand (pencil / paper / lightbox) then did all the inking and inbetweening on the computer using a tablet and a Cintiq in Photoshop CS3 extended using the new videolayers.

I chose to ink it in CS3 as opposed to inking in something better set up for animation like Flash because I wanted a hand-inked look. I developed a simple brush (after lots of trial and error) that imitated the look of dry-wet ink. I also made other brushes for things like the paint, Sumi's tails, etc. Then I found a matching good paper texture.

Videolayers is in it's beta stage so it was HARD to work with for complicated 2D animation. :ohnoes: It's not really set up for stuff like this. I also had to work at larger than 720 x 480 for the proper resolution for the inky brush, scaling it down to TV size upon export. For long, complicated scenes the files got VERY LARGE. With how video layers works some files took (NO JOKE) over 10 minutes to SAVE or OPEN even on my and the school's powerful computers. The scratch-disc temp files photoshop was creating while I worked on some of the longer (like 7-10 second) scenes could balloon to over 30 gigs. GIGS.

I think I can say I used videolayers more extensivly for inking/cleaning/coloring up a 2D senior project clean-up than any of my peers. It literally had just come out around the time. I knew more about using it at the time than my TEACHERS (since I was using it so much) it was so new.

So yea it was a lot of work. X3 And I still wanna color it someday.... :aww: !
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Boom-Zing Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
@00:36Oh! That is great, I love it. I want to see the whole thing!!
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PrincessPeachRocks Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
@00:36aww i liked the fox with the the nine legs! it was so cute! Great animation =D
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