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Bouncing Ball and a Fish by BlueGhosty Bouncing Ball and a Fish by BlueGhosty
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Done with pen and a lot of paper.

This "bouncing ball" animation was made for one of my two animation classes at college. We were given the assignment to demonstrate "squash and stretch" techniques, seen when the ball bounces.

This took around 13 hours of work.
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puffugu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome!
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o0neoblack0o Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student Photographer
Ooh I remember the teacher showing this one in class hahah amazing xD
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Echorus Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow this is reall smooth and nicely done
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Netsuma Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Oh! I remember this! XD
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2gen Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
jaja i like it
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Oranges-r-cool Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Incredible!
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leafeon92 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
13 hours?????????????????????? really GOOD JOB!
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AshleyLeePhotography Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
so creative!!
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FlashtheGecko186 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Student Filmographer
Lolz, i love the fish, it has an evil to it i like!
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Gelatin-Skeleton Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Dude, I could watch this ALL DAY. Hahaha fav'd
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o0TREEGIRL0o Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Nice looping, what school?
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BlueGhosty Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Bellevue College in Washington
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o0TREEGIRL0o Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
0.o I live right near there, I didn't know they had an animation course.

... small world
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BlueGhosty Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Where do you go?
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o0TREEGIRL0o Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
I'm in my first year of college, I'm attending DigiPen.
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BlueGhosty Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Oh dang, lucky. I was interested in DigiPen but it's so expensive.
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o0TREEGIRL0o Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Thanks ^^" I'm going to be in debt up to my eyeballs when this is through, and if you wanted to take our animation course just read "The Animator's Survival Kit" and you'd have learned just as much.

Also, random, I love the little Fakemon avi you have.
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BlueGhosty Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Yup, I already bought the book.
I just torrented the dvds because $900+ is expensive as all hell.
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k-hots Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i meant iE sucks.
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k-hots Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah. it's a problem with iE... sucks....
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G-FauxPokemon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Its awesome. Excellent overall animation :)
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lunchbox1234 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
neat
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DanielRocket999 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome!
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d'aww is cute ^^ and masterful
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lydario Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Yea dude, effort noted. The reward is in the final product itself, I'm sure a good grade couldn't hurt either, since this is some pretty quality work, considering it's not colored.
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DackVirnig Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So smooth, worth your 13 hours of work!
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tunnelinu Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Artist
Ah 2D animation :D
Here's a tip for you, when doing the background, or the floor that the ball is bouncing on, just draw it once.
2D animation has many layers. To prevent your cement floor from changing sizes and lines bending, just use it as a background.
Animation as the first layer, and Background as the 2d layer. There fore you don't have to keep drawing the bard walk throughout the whole entire animation :D
Sorry if I don't make any sense.
it's quiet well done.
Another tip is that you don't have to worry about being messy when it comes to animation.
There is the rough draft of animation and the clean up of animation.
I took animation in college as well :D
P.S I think the scene where the fish does the flip is a little bit robotic. Overall it is nicely done.
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BlueGhosty Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Yes, I know I could have just made one drawing of the floor, but I like the "rough" look that comes with drawing it again on every frame.
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tunnelinu Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Artist
cool :D
how many drawings did it take?
^^
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BlueGhosty Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
71. If you look in the lower left corner, you can see the pages numbered.
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tunnelinu Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Student Artist
nice :D
2D animation sure is tedious +_+
But sure is worth it :3
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DeathToSquishies Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I just had to work on a crappy animation of my own. I didn't spend nearly enough effort and time on it as you, and I only had to do 40 frames. One of our choices was to animate a bouncing ball, though. :U MAYBE I CAN TAKE TIPS FROM YOU SOMEDAY.
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MysticM Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
It's the kind of pet I want.
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Dragonith Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work! Found it hilarious when the fish spit the ball out.
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Fluna Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah it looks really cool!!

It flows really well and making it loop it's amusing (and you have really smooth lines o.o )
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DogmanSP Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
That's pretty good, well done! The fish reminds me of the pet fish in Flatworld.
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JESGRAD07 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
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trehman Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010   Digital Artist
such a clean animation :D
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Drake09 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
wow! really good
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