Mabel's groove

Mabel's groove

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Mabel's groove

Title: Mabel's groove
Pixel Artist: Mr_Hk_  (Level 5 Sniper :: 9724 points)
Posted: 2/23/2016 03:46
Palette: 24 colors
Statistics:  21 comments    45 faves    0 avatars

I love Mabel character in the Gravity Falls TVshow.
Also they featured Paul Robertson's pixels which is really cool in a mainstream show. ( althrought the pixel integration was kinda strange )
Photoshop CC + video layers



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Mr_Hk_ (Level 5 Sniper) @ 3/3/2016 03:12

anodomani> Thanks. It's a combination of multiple PS tricks : I use video layer grouped in smart objects. then Apply my color indexed ramp (no color changes yet), then i group an animated vignette layer ( which is then color indexed by the top ramp).
Regarding the Disco ball, it's a simple parallax using a smart object>animated lights(video layer). I've added a small scale factor to create simili 3D style.

Let me know if this shenanigan is clear  =)

Mr_Hk_ (Level 5 Sniper) @ 3/3/2016 02:09

Mr.Fahrenheit> You're very right. I've duplicate my animation do make an outline, which generate a to of banding. Also, I did not clean properly each frames, a lot of banding and AA mistakes remains.
I'll do my best on next one to clean it as I animate.

poindexter (Level 2 Peon) @ 3/1/2016 03:54

This is very well done! The lighting effect looks so cool. Good job. 

anodomani (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 2/27/2016 23:51

Wonderful animation and gravity falls is great!

I've got to ask... HOW do you do your lighting?! It's amazing!

Mr.Fahrenheit (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 2/27/2016 18:38

Looks pretty good, but there is a lot of banding.

Great animations though!

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 2/27/2016 14:25

Awesome !! Mabel yaaay!!

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 2/27/2016 06:20

Can't get into the show at all but this is very nicely done.  :)

(the Simpsons also featured Paul Robertson's pixel version of their intro)

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 2/25/2016 04:02

Thanks! Just checked it. It's very informative and to the point. I'll also download your stuff and study how you did them under graphics gale.

Keep 'em coming!

Mr_Hk_ (Level 5 Sniper) @ 2/25/2016 02:02

Zizka> That's a huge compliment, thanks a lot.
I'm quite a lazy guy I should confess, and I didn't makes any tuto / timelapse since a long while.
I will try to make a commented video regarding my process soon as many peples have asked me.
My main influence is the holy 12 principles of life by the 9 old men , and as stated in description Photoshop Video layers which "force" me to feed 24fps fameXframe without beeing tempted to tween layers.
I guess aseprite would be even better to mix both world, but I love PS CC 2014 and the animator's toolbar 2015 plugin

Mr_Hk_ (Level 5 Sniper) @ 2/25/2016 01:54

Theoden> Thanks for taking some time to post some critics <3
As a matter of style, I've tried to twist it a bit to match my style (gap between eyes, chicks position ..). But i feel your right about the eyebrows.
Regarding the pupils : 1x1 make heur psyko, 2x1 make it snake eyes, so i was forced to make them 2x2... pixel constrainst can sometime damage the design... Maybe with AA i would hve been able to, but i felt like i needed a sharp cartoony style.
About the star / bang flipping : it was kindof  animator joke for me, as the Mikey's ears =] It was also a lazy way to cut the work and flip the 2nd half :P
Thanks for those feedbacks, much appreciated.

Mr_Hk_ (Level 5 Sniper) @ 2/25/2016 01:47

Friend> I was aiming at a childish framing using tangent elements. i guess I should have put Mabel on a 1/3 composition to keep a balance.

Mr_Hk_ (Level 5 Sniper) @ 2/25/2016 01:46

Rav> Funny you say  taht about polaroid, my 300% twitter version is on a polaroid frame  =)

Mr_Hk_ (Level 5 Sniper) @ 2/25/2016 01:44

HarveyDentMustDie> You're very right, all those details and attentions elevate the show from entertainement to a real deep univers.

Mr_Hk_ (Level 5 Sniper) @ 2/25/2016 01:43

Mandrill> You should watch it mate, my 2nd fav TVshow right after Futurama. Watch the Paul robertson featured show as a preview!

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 2/24/2016 09:49

Mr HK, I think you're one of the top animators at PJ. Do you host some sort of blog or something where you provide pointers? 

That animation is super smooth. Great to look at.

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 2/24/2016 04:04

This is pretty amazing. Top notch work as always.

The only thing I would say is that something is off with Mabel's face.

It looks very much like her but I think it is her eye brows and eyes that make her look a little different.

I think the eye brows should be much thinner, the pupils smaller and the eye diameter should be a bit larger and should be touching each other. And maybe the jaw should not extend that much from the face. The original char has a somewhat soft curved jaw.

Like this reference image: mabel.png

And I would suggest not flipping the star graphic and the hair detail when the animation gets vertically flipped to make it less evident.

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 2/23/2016 16:59

really cool.  i find the composition a little confusing though. bits at the side are oddly cut, not sure i get the pig being where he is.  other than that insane animation skills

Erico (Level 4 Deputy) @ 2/23/2016 13:33

Superb animation! Can´t stop looking at her hands.

RAV (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/23/2016 08:39

shake it, sha-, sha-, sha-, shake it. like a polaroid picture.

HarveyDentMustDie (Level 4 Deputy) @ 2/23/2016 07:13

I knew this was your animation from the first glance. Great job once again. :D

Gravity falls is one of the best cartoons I've watched. There's so much care and thought invested in every little detail, which makes it very unique and special.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/23/2016 06:13

I'm not familiar with the show, however, I surely know that this is outstandingly well pixelled!

Cool stuff.

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