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Picardy the magpie to the rescue!

Made for Reveille
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dragondoge Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Oh gosh.
You're animations are beautifully done and just animated so well gjkfdgkdf

/Adds to Watch./

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Xendria101 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love it. It is smooth and the character is expressive.
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:iconkitsune0jester:
Kitsune0Jester Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hooray for Picardy! Hip Hip Hooray!
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Dragondog2233 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GO, PICARDY, GO!
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:iconnokinno:
nokinno Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Great animating! :D
I love the wings, especially the colours! C:
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:iconpinkoprint:
PinkoPrint Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh so cute. I love his little glasses.
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:iconrival200:
Rival200 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
amazing - you got the momentum of the animation just right
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:iconashesxmonster:
ashesxmonster Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
This is wonderful! The flat colours give a lot of charm, as well as the fluid animation and this little guy!
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:icondronehunter19:
Dronehunter19 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Coool. :) I always liked animated animals.
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:iconricsimane:
RicSimane Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can watch it aaall day xD
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic!! Wow what talent you have! Are you involved in professional animation?
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:iconmarcel-the-crow:
Marcel-the-Crow Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesooommmeeeee
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:iconshadechristiwolven:
shadechristiwolven Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
this is totally awesome! the animation is so smooth and beautiful!

out of curiosity, how long did this take you to animate?
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:iconthephantomdragon:
ThePhantomDragon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student Filmographer
what program did you use for this?
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:iconcane-mckeyton:
Cane-McKeyton Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so coool! It's so fluid and natural looking in movement.
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:iconscattershine:
scattershine Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Nice animation!:)
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Green-Green-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
That's so cooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PassionHeartDevil Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
:o That bird is a hero
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:iconlachtaube:
Lachtaube Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is just awesome.
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:iconfruitbeverage:
fruitbeverage Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
I really enjoy the kick and spirit this has. :)
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:iconlupelies:
Lupelies Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
I could honestly look at this avatar forever, desperately searching for a hidden mistake... ^^ And find none.
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ArchTeryx Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
The more I look at this, the more awesome it gets. It's the rarest of rare birds (no pun intended): a cartoon avian that looks and acts like a bird SHOULD. Using the wings and tail for balance while the foot pulls the goggles down? Picture perfect. In the terms of TVTropes, this is a great "Shown your work" piece. :)
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:iconfablepaint:
FablePaint Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I live with a bird who lets me grab every part of her body and examine it (she's a very relaxed caique). So I get to see all this stuff first hand.
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:iconarchteryx:
ArchTeryx Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
And parrots are VERY handy with their feet and beaks, yeah.

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?)
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:iconfablepaint:
FablePaint Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Filmographer
That wasn't a conscious decision so much as "how is this thing shaped and built? how can I work with that?"
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ArchTeryx Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Oh, take your compliment like a, er, man? ;)

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. :)
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WilsontheElk Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
This is one of my favourite custom avatars you've done. How long do these takes. I understand that while the full speed finished product is short, that each frame takes a long while. Also what bird do you own?
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I own a caique.

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).
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WilsontheElk Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Ah, I hope you keep these up. Just in terms of observation, they are quite good and I think it can only help your animation and drawing skills. Plus you are not relegated to just drawing the same thing.
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verybluebird Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is my favourite of all your animated icons. It is SO fluid I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it is. You have such talent, and especially with this no-lineart style. Wonderful work and I can't stop watching this! It's charming!
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shaloneSK Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
that is really cute XD
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:iconcapral:
Capral Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Just... Amazing! ^^
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:iconshadowwolf:
Shadowwolf Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm very impressed at how expressive you made this character, even though he is "feral", and a bird (lacking arms). Excellent excellent job!
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
When you live with a bird, you start to understand just how expressive they really are. I tend to make the edges of the beak flexible and the eyes swivel to have more face to play with, but everything about bird body language is in the shape of the eye, the feathers, and posture.
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nofna Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Man, I hope you get that job. You should.
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:iconfablepaint:
FablePaint Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
In the meantime, I'm about ready to eat my hat from anxiety. I LOATHE doing nothing. No joke, you could stick me in a high pressure environment with LIVES on the line and I'd handle that far better than sitting in my room with nothing to do, waiting.
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Maxrunn Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
dude!! fabulous!
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:icona-veyz:
A-VeyZ Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You are very good with animation. It moves very smoothly.
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:iconbabbletrish:
babbletrish Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful! There's a lot of character in this little bit of animation!
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KiRAWRa Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Awww so cute! I love the little aviator goggles X3
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?
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:iconfablepaint:
FablePaint Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
24 fps, though this is on 2s so it's more like 12 fps for the most part.
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BillyColin8 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
that's awesome
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:iconkkitty23:
kkitty23 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Omg, this one is awesome! I think...this has to be one of my favs x3
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:iconillogan:
illogan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
so amazing!!!! :love:
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:iconthrens-sanity:
Threns-Sanity Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is definately one of my favorites of yours. 8D
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Pred-Adopts Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
What an intriguing character! You really portrayed it well, especially with only flats. Marvelous movement and work with the magpie. I like the use and motion of the foot bringing down the goggles--quite creative and practical.
The motion lines are a good touch as well--gives it a nice, illustrated feel. -- and yey for simple yet effective background imagery!
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MOXANDNUNZA Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Student General Artist
ha awesome-ness :D lol
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:iconmoonyelloweyes:
moonyelloweyes Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Student General Artist
Very fluid work, I love it! : D
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Miya902 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
shoot.. I wish i had money to get one of theses. Dx haha they're awesome!
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Hazelnut-Husky Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
This is so cool. I love the loops you give them so its never ending. O.o
I also like its goggles. :)
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