Picardy the magpie to the rescue!
Made for Reveille
You're animations are beautifully done and just animated so well gjkfdgkdf
/Adds to Watch./
I love the wings, especially the colours! C:
out of curiosity, how long did this take you to animate?
But in a way the success is more subtle even then that. Parrots can 'bend' their legs alot more then your average passerine, just because they're evolved to be dexterous on their feet. Passerines are more designed for fixed perching, so their legs are both longer (in proportion) and much stiffer.
And even with that, you can STILL see the leg of the magpie stay fixed-angle when he raises his ankle to grip the goggles. Almost all the bending is in the toes and in the hips, which is as it should be in a passerine. And they ARE dexterous enough to reach their heads; I've seen more then enough Robins and crows scratching themselves to see that!
(Can you tell how much of a bird geek I really am?)
All that could be digested down to: you know your birds. Consciously or unconsciously, you made this old ornithologist very happy. And you may get a commission out of it, if and when you ever need one.
The length of time each takes varies, but usually it might take me a full day to finish it (so that's maybe 5 to 8 hours).
Perhaps you have the answer to this somewhere else, but may I ask how many fps do you usually put into an animation like this?
The motion lines are a good touch as well--gives it a nice, illustrated feel. -- and yey for simple yet effective background imagery!
I also like its goggles.