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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
@00:41Thank you! I hope to do more with this character in the future! :la:
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Thanks! It was fun making it. I plan on doing a graphic novel for this character, one of these days... ^__^
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
@00:45THANK YOU!!! :headbang:

No full cartoon yet--I had planned on doing little "episodes" about him, but I haven't had the chance yet. Down the line somewhere I plan on doing a graphic novel or illustrated novel about this character, then hopefully cartoons may come into it again. :la:
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
@00:18Thanks!

I see what you mean--but I guess he looks just as cool if he's only standing still! :D
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
@00:01Hooray! Well, just keep practicing--I started out doing doofy little flipbooks before I did anything like this.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Thanks! As I was making it I watched it over and over again!
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A short trailer I put together for my character, Sai--maybe a prelude to a comic book? I haven't really done anything with it yet.
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
@00:30Oh man, that point 30 seconds in was a very impressive move, as others have stated. Makes me wonder what it would look like if we was against an army of swordsmen. :D
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
@00:30Thanks so much! ^__^ Man, that's something I'd love to animate! Maybe when I get the comic/graphic novel off the ground, that'd be something to work on! :la: One of the stories within the graphic novel is about a group of samurai that face him in the snowy mountains. They seek him out to kill him, because they think he's a demon.
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
@00:30Ooh yeah I'd love to see that too! I generally enjoy the hero/protagonist fighting astronomical odds so I can only imagine what such a fight would be like in terms of animation :D
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
@00:30Definitely! For a while I was considering animating it as a short film for a festival, but unfortunately I don't have time anymore for "free time" projects. :hmm: But I'm sure I'll get around to it one of these days! :la:
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
@00:30Ah man, that could have been sweet to see. But yeah, time is a problem for us all. Regardless, I would be still excited to see it. How would Sai compare in strength to mythological creatures actually? :)
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
@00:30Hmm, I'm not totally sure... he would probably be stronger than most monsters--more along the lines of a demi-god, or maybe Superman. It kind of ties in to what his "species" is, which I won't go in to so I don't give any major plot points away. :D
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
@00:30Oh wow, being on par with a demi-god or Superman is a hell of a degree for sure. Does he have any sort of super-durability or is his skill more in implausible reflexes and skill? :D
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
@00:30I'm not totally sure yet--I'm not sure if he's so powerful because he can't be hit, or even if he was hit, it wouldn't affect him.  Probably the latter, because he does a lot of things that would require near-invulnerability. :D But reflexes and skill play heavily into his fighting techniques, especially because he's been around so long--can you imagine how good somebody would be at something if they had thousands of years to hone it? :XD:
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jujumerusora Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:41Waaahahaha :XD:
He is scary !!

But it's a very good job yeah !! :la:
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
@00:41Thank you! I hope to do more with this character in the future! :la:
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EspadaUlquiorraFan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
@00:44Lol, the way he took down those samurai's was so smooth,and the sinister smile just topped it all off, well drawn and awesome of course
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Thanks! It was fun making it. I plan on doing a graphic novel for this character, one of these days... ^__^
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Dragonnis Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Fuckin awesome
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Thanks! I can't post it here, but I did a cartoon about Sai kicking the crap out of Xavier: Renegade Angel (that show on Adult Swim). They included it on their season DVD for it, though, so I can't post it. Dang!

Anyway, the whole thing was in the same style as this one--it even used some of the same frames of Sai.
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Dragonnis Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Student General Artist
That's so cool! Maybe I'll have to buy it just for that.. or you should send it to me if you can.
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peachfaceART Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
@00:45that was epicly awesome!!! is there like a full cartoon or whatever???
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
@00:45THANK YOU!!! :headbang:

No full cartoon yet--I had planned on doing little "episodes" about him, but I haven't had the chance yet. Down the line somewhere I plan on doing a graphic novel or illustrated novel about this character, then hopefully cartoons may come into it again. :la:
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solid-snake-587 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
@00:45amazing dude! very inspiring.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
@00:45Wow, thank you! I hope to do more with this character soon.
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solid-snake-587 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
@00:45i was wondering if uv got any tips for me on timing. i've recently started studying animation and am practising but im not able to get the desired effect.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
@00:45Oh, cool! Animation is great! It's a lot of work, but it's so worth it!

Hmm... what is it about timing that's puzzling you? Actions and movements? When I started out it was harder to do things moving through the air without it looking like it's taking too long. The best technique was to just make all arial movement too fast to start with, then slow it down accordingly.

The thing about movement too is that moving objects, going from static to moving, need to start slower, then achieve their speed, then slow down before the stop. So, it's not static, fast, static, it's static, build-up, fast, wind down, stop.

These "ins" and "outs" help make movement look more real. It applies to biological movements, too. Energy needs to be used to move a body part, so it will start slower, achieve its movement, and wind down. And like, say, with a punch, there needs to be a build up of energy before it can be released, as in, a pull back before the punch is thrown. The energy needs to come from somewhere.

It's hard to explain without visual aids, but I'd be happy to elaborate on anything! Hope that helps!
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solid-snake-587 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
@00:45yea thanks dude that helps a lot. when u did this particular animation, did u plan out everything like from thumbnails to storyboard to dope sheet etc. or did u just go straight ahead?
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
@00:45Not really--I had a rough idea in my head, but I never storyboarded or made an animatic or anything. It's all pretty simple--except for the brief fight scene, it's all basically animation loops. I cheated! :D
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solid-snake-587 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
really? wow. one more question: how do u get the drapery animation right? cuz i dunno how to make the drapes flow smoothly in a direction. or even other animated elements for that matter; rain, fire, etc.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Hmm... that's a tough one. I really didn't do any research for this one, I just kind of drew from my knowledge of movement. Probably the best thing to do would be to watch animations of clothing (old Disney movies are great for that) or try flapping some cloth yourself and observing the physics. I don't recommend doing that for the fire, though. :D

It's hard to nail down techniques for these without a base knowledge of how they look naturally first; same principle with human movement, basically. But, as with the human figure, I'd try sketching these elements out lightly/simply before worrying about how "realistic" the renderings look. Movement always precedes appearance when animating, after all.
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TinkerBell29 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
@00:18great!
there is just a tiny problem... if you don't look the foots (like me at first) you don't understand he walk ^^'
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
@00:18Thanks!

I see what you mean--but I guess he looks just as cool if he's only standing still! :D
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YonniThe4th Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
@00:45wow great work love it
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
@00:45Thank you! :D
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YonniThe4th Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
no prob ^.^ it is really well done I have never seen anything like this one
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Wow, thank you! I'm glad to hear that! ^_^
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confused-inside Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
i would like to meet you. I am easily amused because I have AD/HD.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
That's good, because I'm pretty boring! ^_^
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gaaras-girl25 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
@00:01it's SAI!!!!!!!!! wish i could do animation.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
@00:01Hooray! Well, just keep practicing--I started out doing doofy little flipbooks before I did anything like this.
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Fred-S-Kaed Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
@00:45Cute little fellow you got there... :3 I'm sure he\she\it could prove to make some very interesting stuff.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
@00:45Thank you! I certainly hope so... I've been working on a concept for a comic book for him. His name is Sai--I've got some other art of him on here and on my website: http:MurderousAutomaton.com
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Fred-S-Kaed Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
@00:45XD he really is awesome! Great stuff you got on there, by the way.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
@00:45Thank you! I've developed that character since I was 11! He's old-school! :) Glad you enjoyed my site--thanks for checking it out! :sushi: You get sushi!
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Robot-drawing-club Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
@00:17Lovely work!
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
@00:17Thank you!
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Robot-drawing-club Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Your welcome!
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
o-['_']-o (robot)
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Robot-drawing-club Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
lol! Sweet, I'll have to remember that!
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KazyHeartCookies Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
@00:45I think I'm in love with your chara. Sai.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Well! I can indroduce you two! :)

I have more of him on my website: [link]
Look for his pages in the Animation and Illustration sections!
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KazyHeartCookies Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
OMG~! :wow:
Your website is effing awesome~!
:worship: You're my idol now.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Ha, ha! Thank you! It means a lot to me when other artist like my work so much! And I've never been an idol before! Oh, boy! Do I get to cover myself in gold? :)
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KazyHeartCookies Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
You're welcome. Ahaha~ if you cover yourself in gold, you'll be a glittery robot, which i don't like. :XD:
anyhow...:worship:
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