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Serenity (Except For The Mosquitoes)... by Ascynd Serenity (Except For The Mosquitoes)... by Ascynd
Don't laugh, this was way harder (for me) to do than it probably looks. >.>

I'll just say I have tons of respect for the people who had to go frame by frame and take a photo each time when doing animations. This took 200 frames and I stopped there because the .gif was getting too huge. That's why it doesn't loop smoothly, sorry. And all because I just couldn't get myself to give up on the clouds scrolling across the sky effect. More ear flicking than I thought there would be too, but the jungle at night is full of bugs after all.

Next time I'll try something simpler, but Kismet will be moving around more.
 
I'll also post a large still image of this because the painting I did looks better when it's not indexed.

+18 love (single color lineart=1, +3 background, +15 animation... this was over 200 frames, but since most of them are just the clouds scrolling in the background I'm only counting the frames where Kismet's ear moves.)

Kismet (c) Me
Evoloons (c) :icongriffsnuff:
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frillythingy Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This tured out fantastic! The posing, the jungle background, the animation... It's all is so brilliantly done!
Kismet is just too cute! I love the whole jungle tree-dwelling idea. >w<
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Ascynd Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad it turned out well, the painting practice is helping. As for the tree dwelling, soon she will have her fingers and longer tail. =) I'm still working on how I want all her features to mesh smoothly, so by the time I get it, her reference pic will be ready.
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frillythingy Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is gonna be impossibly cute! Your evoloons are just too adorable.
The painting practice is definitely helping! You are a wonderful and inspirational artist!
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Ascynd Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awh thanks... =D Wait til you see what I've got brewing for Aleph. I went out and got some supplies...
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Lukia26 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh this is super cute <3 I love how Kismet is like a tree cat 8D 
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Ascynd Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Yep she is an arboreal evoloon. XD
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Lukia26 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love tree dwellers of all sorts :'D 
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Ascynd Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehh later she will have a monkey tail, too, so she'll almost look part ocelot, part spider monkey, and part tree kangaroo. =D
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OokamiAikouka Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
All the mosquitoes...xD
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Ascynd Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep I hate those bloodsuckers... heh
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OokamiAikouka Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, yea, that's why anything that keeps them away is my best friend. *frantically plants lemon grass everywhere* xD
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lizz-elric Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! 200? I would never of thought that!  But I guess to get the clouds moving so smooth it would have to be.  Great job! :)
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Ascynd Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah to have them move smoothly and not so fast that it looks like there is a hurricane coming, lol... Thanks!
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Rookie141 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really cool! i love the style of it, this b/w c:
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Ascynd Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It turned out much nicer than I expected. Thanks! =D
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Vindereu Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Student General Artist
I could imagine doing all that animation! It would be the end of me! XD
this is beautiful though !! <33
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Ascynd Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!! Yeah, once I realized how many frames it was turning into I decided that if I made any mistakes I was just going to ride it out, lol...
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Vindereu Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Student General Artist
It looks amazing though ! I think the animation is so smooth <33
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Fantelle Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is beyond gorgeous!!
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Ascynd Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!! =D
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noruoki Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student General Artist
at first I didn't notice the clouds, they look awesome ;a; very nice effect c:
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Ascynd Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah the indexing and shrinking it down made it harder to see... but at least it's harder to tell that the sequence just ends rather than looping smoothly. It lasts long enough though that it's not too big a deal. Thanks! =)
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DangerBreed Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Blasted mosquito buggers. Love the picture though, makes me want to visit this place. I'd love to see more of this type. 
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Ascynd Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I seriously need more background practice so I'm bound to do more like this sooner or later. Thanks!!
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Okeki Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is insane!!!! Great work!!
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Ascynd Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it. =D
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foxinacup Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Holeeeeeee guacamole this is fantastic looking. Her ear movement is really realistic and the background is beautiful
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Ascynd Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Unfortunately the clouds moving in the background didn't come out as well when it was shrunk, heh
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foxinacup Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Doesn't even matter, it still looks amazing
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realitysquared Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're right that the still image looks better- you definitely get a smoother, sort of richer color to it at the higher resolution and without the indexing.

I've done some gif work myself in the past so I can appreciate the number of frames which you went through to get it as smoothly animated as this is, and contrary to what you said about not looping smoothly I don't think I would have noticed at all if you hadn't said something.

The title and the ear flicking go perfect together; because if you've ever actually been out in the deep woods at the right time of year the mosquitoes are really all over you so it's only a matter of time before they force you to move onward.
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Edited May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah I have... went seeing some temples in the Yucatan once (as part of a cruise). Some of the others on the hike were using "Clean scent" OFF! Bug spray and the mosquitoes thought it was marinade, they got eaten up alive... I had a sunblock/bug repellent combo called Bug 'n Sun, it worked a thousand times better. I still got bit a couple times even with that. Those bugs were voracious! Heh.
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realitysquared Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There is nothing worse than being swarmed by those little buggers- you get caught in a cloud of them unprotected and it's enough to make you run off screaming.
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Shadowonwater Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
it's beautiful :) 
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Ascynd Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! The background practice I've been getting from this stuff is really helping.
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Shadowonwater Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
well, keep it up! :)
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JelliedScrib Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aah, this is so lovely, though.
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Ascynd Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'll post up the large version now (although not gonna count it as an art since it's already present here). The background painting is my best background yet, and I started off not being good at freehanding backgrounds at all. =)
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Edited May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Newp can't see the clouds, need to go a little bigger.

Edit: There, that's a little better, but still fuzzy. Oh well. Its gettin too large as it is, can't make it much bigger...
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