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Fairchild Gloving Up by plastikevol Fairchild Gloving Up :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 17 10 Inktober - Caffeine Bomba by plastikevol Inktober - Caffeine Bomba :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 27 3 Inktober 2017 01 by plastikevol Inktober 2017 01 :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 3 0 Boxing Backbone by plastikevol Boxing Backbone :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 43 4 Why feel sick when you can hulkout? [Animation] by plastikevol Why feel sick when you can hulkout? [Animation] :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 16 6 Backbone seen from above by plastikevol Backbone seen from above :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 1 0 Another Backbone Sketch by plastikevol
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Original Character by plastikevol Original Character :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 4 0 Too School For Cool by plastikevol Too School For Cool :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 2 0 OC: Bibli O'Gnost by plastikevol OC: Bibli O'Gnost :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 3 0 She Hulk's Street Clothes by plastikevol
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Strongest There Is: Goodbyes by plastikevol
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Strongest There Is: Get Every Last Drop by plastikevol
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Strongest There Is: Accept the Blessing by plastikevol
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Strongest There Is: That Morning by plastikevol Strongest There Is: That Morning :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 54 3 Strongest There Is: The Dream by plastikevol Strongest There Is: The Dream :iconplastikevol:plastikevol 22 4

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I've been trying to make an honest to goodness animation for more than a decade. It never seemed to come together. My ideas were too extravagant. Where to start? Where was it going.

I tried a half dozen animation programs, and none of them really clicked. All of them are poorly documented, and none of the controls are intuitive. I didn't enjoy freehand controls at all. They're all vector-ish illustration that automatically smooths out lines. The lack of control is infuriating. Watching the rare, precise line get smoothed into a different position is the #1 factor to making me throw up my hands and give up.

Well all that stuff still holds, but I managed to knock out a complete animation. Its pretty rough, in fact it looks like shit, but I'm just relieved to get the monkey off my back. I definitely learned a lot and hopefully the next one will look much better. 

If anything changed, I realized all the decent programs have a "import a file as vectors option". So I could import physical line work and just use the drawing tools for fill-in frames. I also dramatically scaled back my ambitions. Instead of a complex narrative, just a simple little hulkout. That stuff writes itself.

The real reason though may just be age. If there's one benefit to getting older, I've found with time I get better and better with focusing and finishing tasks. I used to get so distracted! But everything works out.
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ArchiveSW Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018
Thank you for the fave
hotrod5 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for faving Sam-Hulk #1 :deviation:
DepravedDefense Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: and :+devwatch:!!!
LustMonster Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
Thank you for watching!  :)
ElsieGuen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, thank you for faving!
TrentHarlow Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amber Hug by TrentHarlow  
TheMaxxChaos Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
Thanks for watching me and tracking "The Growth Market." Some say the market is in for some long-term growth the next while! 
codenamesilentg Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the :+devwatch: :)
guillomcool Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanx for the fave, I appreciate Nod  Don't hesitate to watch me Wink/Razz
REFLEX76 Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!!
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