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Dover pencil test by DarkmaneTheWerewolf Dover pencil test by DarkmaneTheWerewolf
A quick Pencil test of sorts, showing off Dover's "fantastic swordsmanship"

I think the right foot goes wrong somewhere when he falls over, but its just to quickly show off his characteristics a little. Plus, it somewhat amuses me =p

Just 30 frames, all done in GIMP.

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Lustellsol Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
LOL! That's me whenever I try to swing something. Swords, baseball bats, heavy bags, you name it! Awesome job!
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Plavkovie Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
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izupen10 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Definitely me whenever I try to hit a ball with a bat.
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:iconkieran-and-kayleb:
Kieran-and-Kayleb Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of Wirt from Over The garden wall
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:iconwolfkiller10:
wolfkiller10 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
your good at animating
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:iconrjhalfbreed:
RJHalfbreed Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL! I love it! Great job. This is very hilarious.
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Lady-Rosetta Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I wish i could animate half as good as you do.
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:iconpinkmyst:
pinkmyst Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
<3
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:iconmario-creation:
Mario-Creation Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, I love your anticipation and sense of gravity/physics.
Nice and fluid
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:iconnattulven:
Nattulven Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Zo cuuute XD
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:iconthedailywulfy:
thedailywulfy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somehow I can Imagine this as a mouse fighting a big cat :D
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MimaTheFox Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Artist
lol
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:iconucaliptic:
Ucaliptic Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you could work for disney!!! this is amazing!
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:iconsigeel:
sigeel Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
amazing animation
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:iconlilarkwulf:
LilarkWulf Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
About how long does something like this take you? I really want to get into animation myself
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
It usually takes me a few hours for this sort of very basic, rough animation.

It'll largely depend of how quickly you can draw and how well you draw at that speed, i can tell you now, if you want a job doing this professionally, the copy+paste tool is not an option, each frame needs to be drawn fresh and new but also needs to keep the same form as the others.

Have a look at some of my tutorials and have a go at a walk cycle or something (20 ish frames recommended) and see how you go =) But don't get discouraged, it took me years of study and drawing practice to get to the speed i'm at now.
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dpyer Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, this is awesome!
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InnocentShinji Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
awesome!
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BlueJay66 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woop nevermind JUST read it all
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BlueJay66 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What program did you use to make this?
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Allaphaidole Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how fast are the frames going?
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:icondarkmanethewerewolf:
DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
25 fps, doubles =p
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mydragonzeatyou Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhhh! *falls* that is so awsome
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CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very cute, and smooth. :)

The foot seems to disappear a moment, maybe that's what seems wrong to you?
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Probably XD Theres one frame during the bit when he falls over where i wasn't sure where it should have gone because i did too many rough lines ><
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CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
That explains it then xD
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:iconmausaba:
mausaba Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
very nice work as always :D
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hightailz Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:3
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Shadowkio Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Yay Dover!!! <3 He's even cuter now with his clumsyness >.<
Your so good at animation its not fair, even picking the sword up he looks unsure about it, but his graceful flomp is just the best XD
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
XD You're too kind, i'm sure his hat and his feet mess up at some point, but this was still pretty fun to animate =p
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Shadowkio Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
:/ his hat looks fine
the foot he falls off does go a little thinner in one frame but its still an awesome animation, and you don't notice it unless your really really looking XP
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Since i made it, i know where all the mistakes are DX Such is the creator's curse =( But thanks all the same =p
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Shadowkio Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
True XD
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Arieah Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He looked as if he was going to do something graceful, but then no.. it's awesome, I hope to soon get into animation!
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Swings it properly- He's awesome. Does it wrong- He's still awesome XD

I also have video guides on animation too that might help you get into it =p
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Arieah Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, he is still awesome, I have been looking at a few animation guides but I also am looking around for a good program.
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, i managed to make my animation- The Dragon, Griffin and the Chimera, entirely with GIMP (To draw on) MonkeyJam (To composite individual scenes) And Windows Movie Maker (To put all the scenes together). All of these are free to download and use indefinately, no trial periods or restrictions, and really, as long as you've got the initiative with what you have or can easily get, you can pretty much do whatever you want =)
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Arieah Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You made that animation? I saw that on youtube ages ago! I loved it!,I have monkeyjam but I am still very confused with how to do it, but I am slowly figuring it out.
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
MonkeyJam has a few little bugs but its great for quickly testing your animations. Just open it up, create a new sheet and choose the folder containing all your frames as the location, import all the pictures in order and preview it =p
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Arieah Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, this is such a help to me! thanks!
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SuperFruityPineapple Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Even in just the rough stage, I love how well you portrayed the weight of the character. It makes the animation more believable. :)
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
XD Putting my university education to good use (Hopefully), it's mainly the sword that was meant to look heavy such that Dover would need to put a lot of effort into swinging it- enough to tip himself over too XD
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Feral-Serval Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dover! :D I haven't seen you since me and Bee ( + 1 rhyme! ) had an art trade! xD

Dover truley has amazing swordsmanship. xD
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Indeed XD I'll get round to telling his story (Well, Cornelius') at some point! For now, i tease you with little sketches =p
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Feral-Serval Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You better get around to it. XD When I first saw Kleft, Cornelius, and Dover's references I went sifting through your gallery to see if you had written it. XD

WHY DO YOU TEASE ME SO? D: xD
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
:icontrollfaceplz: Problem?

j/k I still have a few bits of the story to finilise first XD The main events are done, i just need to tie them together properly =p
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Feral-Serval Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconmenogustaplz:

:D FEENESH DEMMMMM, e.e :iconwantplz:
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconokayguyplz:
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Feral-Serval Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Arisari Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"I've got this! HUZZAH! *Flomp*"
Fantastic x3
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