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Quote Alex Pang Replybullet Posted: 08 November 2011 at 10:42am

What do you guys think?
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Quote Gavralcraw Replybullet Posted: 08 November 2011 at 12:51pm
@offwhite I'm no expert at animation but a jiggle might help with the hair moving a frame behind the base as it catches up ie when the body goes up the fro goes down and vice versa. And / Or maybe moving the texture on the hair up and down so it looks like it is changing shape / coming forward... Hairy food. Mmm no.
@ photocopier thats a cool cat with a big hair ball. Did you consider having the ears popping out the top of the fro?

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Quote TGK Replybullet Posted: 08 November 2011 at 1:23pm

Suggestions?

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Quote Photocopier Replybullet Posted: 08 November 2011 at 1:53pm
@Garvralcraw, That's a nice idea but I think it might look weird.


Little update. Thinking of animating a bit of guitar playing.
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Quote Kravvon Nar'roth Replybullet Posted: 08 November 2011 at 2:36pm
A little progress. Still plenty of cleanup to be done.




@Herondetsu: The afro doesn't really read as an afro to me other than the shape. You might want to consider giving it some texture or something to help clarify that it's an afro and not a smooth hat of some kind. :)
@Alex: Looks great!
@TGK: I'm having a bit of trouble discerning your lightsource. Right now it seems like it comes from immediately behind and slightly above the character?
@photocopier: Guitar-strumming 'Fro-Kitty? Awesome! The only nitpick I have is that it seems like the cat's wearing an afro wig, rather than the afro actually growing out if its head. Of course if that's the impression you're aiming for, the comment is irrelevant. ;)
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Quote offwhite Replybullet Posted: 08 November 2011 at 3:49pm
@Gavralcraw: I tried the jiggle thing and it helped. But I still haven't gotten the hang of it yet :/ Anyway I'm going for a discoish scenery. Something like this

man... animating is hard!
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Quote AirStyle Replybullet Posted: 08 November 2011 at 6:36pm
The little jiggly Afro-cake was nice, but now it seems like you've done too much. The strobe light is a little distracting in my opinion.
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Quote Gavralcraw Replybullet Posted: 08 November 2011 at 8:00pm
@ offwhite - nice muff bounce. I tend to agree that it is getting a bit busy with the lasers and the strobe. Maybe look towards Saturady night fever - a glowing 70's disco floor or dullish light beams cutting the smoke in the background. Or maybe on oven theme (fire in the background). Meh, Maybe this would be too busy too...
  to animate or not to animate?Going the dirty fro. Run out if shooting room though.
@tgk I love the little chicken dance. brilliant and cute. Can't think of anything to add.


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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 1:19am
hey! I had a GREAT idea just now!

a BLONDE 'fro :D

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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 1:46am
Give us a purple fro! :o
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 2:14am
my work here is done! :D

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Quote a3um Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 2:41am
petfro!

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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 2:43am
Also, update on Ms. Sun:

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Quote Argyle Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 3:03am


I always start on paper :P

Sometimes being funky means you gotta ruffle a few feathers.
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Quote Graindolium Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 5:23am

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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 5:55am
Another update, prolly the last one for today:



...what the heck do I do with her arm? :D
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Quote Argyle Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 8:25am


Sketch B: Plafrotypus a la afroduckie style
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Quote offwhite Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 8:55am
@Gavralcraw & AirStyle: You're right about the strobe x laser effect. But I'm not ready to give up the strobe just yet. Here's another version

I'm thinking of having some glitter/stardust and the strobe alternate.
PS. love the one that says "BLAM".

@Mrmo: <3 Golden afro!! She looks like a girl that enjoys her own looks, so maybe you could do something like this with her arms?

Hope it wasn't too rude of me to just edit your pic like that ;)

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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 9:16am
OMG I actually wanted to make her hold a mirror, that edit is totally sweet O_o
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Quote Kravvon Nar'roth Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 10:53am
BLOND AFRO! Win.


Uploaded to the gallery. I'm probably going to do some more work on it (specifically on the mouth area).



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Quote AirStyle Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 12:21pm
This one is actually MUCH better. I like how the light affects the color of the 'fro. It's full, but not busy. Nice work.
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Quote Partack Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 12:56pm
Somebody requested a purple 'fro?

http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/66344.htm

My first time participating in a challenge =)

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Quote AirStyle Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 1:11pm
oh, dude, that's hilarious!
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Quote Innomin Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 2:57pm
This is my first post, and my first comp, and my first pixel art ever uploaded to the site. I'm posting my WIP so I can make myself finish this project I started yesterday.

I scaled it to 4x because I think it's viewed best at that size. And because win7 hates animated gifs.

* see bottom if image not showing

Basically, it's me in pixel form. I've been told I have an afro, or a jewfro on numerous occasions. Since "jewfros" were in the linked wiki article, I'm hoping that's fine for the comp. Fros of all sizes, right?

Anyway, that's what I really wanted an opinion on. I'm still in the line art stage, then I'll do fills and shading. I did the body parts early, though, so hopefully you guys get a sense of the 3d spin effect. You're really cramping my style with this 16 color limit, though.


EDIT: Apparently my website (which was hosting the image) just went down. Hopefully it wasn't traffic from this site? I've never had this problem before...

I'm trying to fix it asap.

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Quote Partack Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 3:28pm
Sorry bro, that's a mullet. Nice art though. great animation too!

(A mullet from google image search)

Please don't give up on your art, it may not be a fro but it's still cool to look at =).

OH and welcome to PJ. =)

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Quote Innomin Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 3:44pm
Originally posted by Partack

Sorry bro, that's a mullet. Nice art though. great animation too!


...uhhh...
No, I don't have a mullet. Maybe it's not obvious that it's curly? Or that lower part that sticks out is too big?

My hair is closer to this. Maybe not quite as big, but definitely as curly.


I'll try shading it to make it more obvious, if I can find a few free color slots. As it stands, I'm already at 18...

And thanks for the compliments. But I'm from the northeast, so calling my hairstyle a mullet is kind of an insult...

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Quote Partack Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 4:38pm
see, that picture is definitely a fro.. but your art looks more like a 'short back and sides' with a mullet.. is it just me? can somebody else see the mullet?
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Quote Gavralcraw Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 4:54pm
I'd say the Jewfro is legit as per Wikipedia.
 
I was wondering if the fro needed to be round before.  Wikipedia says it should be but check out pics of Afro Samurai's on Google - it sure ain't round and it's all over the place too.  It's Japfro but Samual L Jackson was OK with it and I'd take him as an authority on this matter.
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Quote offwhite Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 5:33pm

Started on another one. I've got a couple of key frames for a dance, but I'm not sure I'll be able to do the animation... anyways, we'll see.

@Mrmo: Glad you liked it :)

@AirStyle: Thanks! I'm still working on it, but I need a break. I'm seeing red strobes everywhere right now :P

@Innomin: That animation is great! Love it <3
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Quote a3um Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 7:41pm
@Mrmo - if you're going to add a mirror, you could also make something like this :]

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Quote Argyle Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 7:53pm
Haha, a3um, great link!
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Quote Nate K Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 7:56pm


Here's mine so far.  Trying to get the readability better he seems to be getting lost in the background a bit.
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Quote Gavralcraw Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 8:06pm
Can you submit multiple Fros'?
@Mrmo - that looks great. Very nice pallete. - A nice retro feel
@ stickytape - the scketch is great! can't wait to see it pixelled!
@Nate K - Looks very good - I wish I had some advice on your problem.


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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2011 at 8:34pm
@Nate - My advice would be to tone down the highlights in the background as much as you possibly can. Also, that is really looking great :D
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2011 at 2:31am
Made further edits to Ms. Sun.



Now, a question: am I even allowed to submit this? The arms were initially drawn by offwhite, and I absolutely love what he did with them :P

also @a3um that actually inspired me to make a zombie wearing a 'fro O_o

*edit* a bit more vignetting, details on necklace and minor refinements.

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Quote surt Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2011 at 2:34am
Mr. Mo: Bewbs?
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2011 at 2:43am
I'd say she's too... thin to have any :P
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Quote offwhite Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2011 at 3:11am
Oh no! It says here that collabs aren't allowed in the weekly challenge D: I'm sorry if I messed up things! I wasn't aware of that rule.

But I did so little it's hardly a collab right?

@Gavralcraw: yes, you can submit as many entries as you like :) Go afro frenzy!


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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2011 at 3:58am
I'll see what the mods have to say before trying to submit.

(Of course, I'll submit it anyways, weekly challenge or not :)
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Quote Gavralcraw Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2011 at 4:42am
@offwhite - hmm to do more fro's?
 
I think I'm done for now. I'll maybe fix the colours... if I can find the time I'll try a giraffro...


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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2011 at 5:25am
Erm, do you like Ms. Moon more than Ms. Sun? She's pretty much a palette swap (with some minor edits), but for some reason I like how it turned out:

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Quote offwhite Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2011 at 5:57am
Nnngh... I can't chose!! They both look great. You should make a double pic outside the challenge. Maybe with a mirror between them, so it'll look like they're reflecting each other?

Edit: I'm totally being rude again! But maybe something like this?



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Quote Partack Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2011 at 7:07am
I like em both! =D maybe they're sisters?

maybe a group photo in front of a mirror? I dunno . That was the first thing that came to mind. 'Sounded better in my head..
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Quote Friend Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2011 at 8:00am
ms. sun is a lot better imo.  The yellow works much better with the rest of the palette, and the roundness actually is sun-like, whereas you don't really get a sense of the moon in ms. moon. 
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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2011 at 8:52am
defnitely sun if I have to choose one.

Originally posted by Nate K



Here's mine so far.  Trying to get the readability better he seems to be getting lost in the background a bit.


I like this a lot. I'd leave it as it is.


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Quote offwhite Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2011 at 11:37am
vs.
It runs smoothly on my in the animation program, but is really slow when viewed elsewhere. Anyone know what can be done about it?

Edit: Nevermind, my browser needed a restart, that's all.


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Quote Partack Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2011 at 11:51am
Awesome animation xD made me think of Michael Jackson for some reason..

Please make it loop somehow ^___^
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Quote offwhite Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2011 at 11:54am
Yeah, I'm thinking of making the hair engulf the whole figure in the end and then fall down to become the pile of dirt in the beginning.
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Quote Nate K Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2011 at 11:58am
Offwhite:It seems to be running smooth on my browser  Are you planning to loop the animation, right now I'm a bit confused what he is appearing out of in the beginning.  Maybe you could have the afro grow way too large and it buries him into the pile you see at the beginning? Edit: ninja'd

Thanks for the comments on my piece, ill post an update soon.


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