is not about movement
its about life!!!! its about acting!!
It doesnt matter if its a cat, a man, or a limbless gray dude who uses a gun and a sword to fight a clown with magical powers and shit, its still important that you focus on the PERFORMANCE.
animation means giving anima, a soul, a personality, to our characters, and then use our drawing to give that performance. A performance that our audience will believe and enjoy so much that they will actually believe we are seeing living characters, and forget theyre just drawings. And the only way to translate this "life" into our animation, is by the use and knowledge of 2 concepts: "weight" and "force".
when a sword contacts a heavy object like the clowns staff moving moving at a relativelly fast speed. it does not magically create a random splat of filtered "light" over it. then magically teleport nearby.
When a character does a "BIG JUMP" and lands on the ground he doesnt just contact the floor like a ballerina, with a controlled and stiff recoil.
STOP LYING TO YOURSELF AS AN ANIMATOR
STOP LYING TO THE AUDIENCE
STOP TRYING TO CONVINCE ME THAT THIS IS HOW THINGS LOOK
STOP PRETENDING THAT BULLETS COME OUT OF GRAY RECTANGLES WITH NO RESEMBLANCE OF A REAL GUN
THERE IS a reason why animators take so much time drawing and practicing poses and acting out their animations. its because this way they can give out a performance that feels real no matter how insane the fantasy world they want us to believe in is.
This is precissely the thing I dont like about all of your animations so far. they are too damn focused on style over substance, they are not believable. this isnt necessarily a bad thing but your style is not based on any sort of real action. its a charicature of other cartoons you have seen. youre trying to imitate life from other imitations of life. And it honestly looks like crap.
LOOK AT THE REAL WORLD
ACT OUT YOUR ANIMATION
STOP TRYING TO TELL ME THAT LIGHT BOUNCES MAGICALLY OVER SWORDS AND GLASSES BECAUSE I LIVE IN PLANET EARTH AND I KNOW LIGHT DOESNT WORK LIKE THIS
An animator can take a lot of liberties with fast action (but I do think you were more reserved with fast action this time than usual, and im pretty sure you are aware that your slower motions are lacking, probably because you are suffering burnout for doing too much fast action) but still, try to keep an eye on your masses instead of just randomly drawing them because you think you can away with it because "the action is fast"
all that being said
for the love of god arent you bored of this????
every single one of your cartoons looks and plays exactly the same
its the same "no storyline" scenes with boring ass characters, uninteresting poses and overall a bad presentation. They look rushed. and the pencil tool aint helpin either.
if you tried to put up a demo reel out of all the cartoons youve done you would realize you have abused and exhausted every trick in your hat.
The only good thing I can say of about this is that it at least tells a story. yeah hank kills the clown with a weird mutant arm woo! some of your effects with filters actually look decent when used in lasers. but ive seen you use filters to accentuate how light bounces in certain objects before. Dont do that.
Do yourself a big favor: get a sketchbook and draw stuff you see in your life.
draw draw draw until your eyeballs fall down and then draw some more!
this anime shit is not going to help you out if you want to reach out for a serious carreer in animation.
this..".anime"... is your cartoon rabbit formula
"...this formula for drawing cartoon rabbits payed off, so in the end he couldnt change the tragic habits this cartoon rabbits formula made"
p.s. and this has nothing to do with your bad animation/drawing/filmaking habits. quit making shitty cartoons every time you can get some money out of it from a newgrounds holiday.
I suspect thats the only reason you make cartoons at all.
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