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Posted by aap - January 2nd, 2016

I recently made two animations. Check them out if you haven't seen them yet!

Tekkol: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/668137

You Want The Duck: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/668309

The first one, Tekkol, was made in less than 7 hours. I got the basic idea of a "dog bridge" and just made up the rest as I animated along. It was a pretty good challenge and it felt good to do just the opposite from the approach they teach you at art school. I would recommend this exercise to any animator and even if you're not happy with the end result you've probably still learned a lot!

I wasn't sure whether I should upload it like this because it does looks a bit rushed (almost like an animatic) and it left me wondering what it would look like if I spend another day polishing the animation. But I'm very happy with the great response I got on here!

The second animation, You Want The Duck?, was a exercise in character animation and special effects. I also tried some new custom brushes that I made, which is really easy to do in TVPaint. I find drawing with pixels is much easier than drawing with vectors. Now that video is more widely supported than .swf there's no excuse anymore to keep using Flash, and I think more people should give other animation software a try.

At the moment I'm an intern at an animation studio. We make a web series for children on YouTube. I also made my own animation, using their character Morphle. While it is aimed at small children I tried to make it enjoyable for adults too, so have a look if you like!


I hope to do much more short animations like Tekkol this year and share them here with you on Newgrounds. Thanks bye.

Comments (1)

That C, should have been for centipede instead of cat, if you ask me (not that you do, but imma say it anyways). And while we're at it: the entire western culture should change every word, that has a 'C sounding like a K', turning that C into a K.
It's really retarded that we call a letter C but pronounce it like a K, 90% of the time (might as well pronounce it as 'Kee' instead of 'See'). That shit had me freaking frustrated as a kid. And it still doesn't make sence to me today.

Well in Dutch cat is actually written as kat! Also a lot of loanwords in Dutch (from Latin I think) used to have a K instead of a C, but they recently restored most loanwords to their original spelling.

Also I was actually more concerned about the pronunciation of owl.