While Duncan, Sjin & Lewis, Hatfilms and Sips have their own adventure on their survival islands, I imagine Simon just chillin’ on his with Mandrew, just fishing for flying pigs…..
Thank you! I normally don’t do idle animation, but I have the same idea in mind when I create gifs.
There aren’t any tutorials unfortunately that I know of that can help you. Most of what I know, is self taught. However, I have some suggestions that helped me out, starting with animation:
Sprite animation: And no, I don’t mean make the sprites yourself. :) Go find raw takes of sprites on fx Sprite-Resource. Toying around with pre-created sprites, gives, in my experience, a good idea of how animation works, but also how to work with whatever program you are using. Just take a simple sprite that walks around, or on the spot, or a character from a fighting game and animate it together. That’s how I started.
This is the last sprite animation I put together before I began hand-drawn animation.
Watch what others do: There are a lot of animators out there who are nice enough to show their working process, but you must remember, the only right way to animate/draw/whatever, is the way you are most comfortable with. Look around and be inspired, try out what they do and see for yourself: Disney’s 101 Dalmatians. Watersplash. A water horse.
Book: My drawing teacher suggested me a book by the great animator Richard Williams called, The Animator’s Survival Kit, which is a huge help to me and teaches you everything you need to know about animation. It is however a beast to read through, so I’d only recommend buying it if you’re serious about learning animation.
I have been thinking about making a video or livestream to show how I animate, since people have been asking me a few times about animation. So when I do, or have, I’ll post a link on my Tumblr and twitter.
Am I the only one thinking that my interpretation of Israphel looks like Voldemort? … or at least resembles him.
Fun faq though… I had Darth Vader in mind when I designed him. :P
Ok, so I’d like to make a shoutout with this gif to these beauties, which are a part of the Yogscast Complete Pack - known as the Dragon Mount Mod. And if I don’t see just one of them in any of the Yogscasts series on YCP, I’m gonna be….. well……
Dragon eggs are apparently craftable in the YCP.
Only because nice people like you says I am….! (>v<)