Animation - Shira novice combo

Animation - Shira novice combo

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Animation - Shira novice combo

Title: Animation - Shira novice combo
Pixel Artist: Orkimides  (Level 1 Rookie :: 2379 points)
Posted: 9/2/2006 06:41
Frames: 71
Statistics:  56 comments    284 faves    0 avatars

She is one of that characters that everybody create on a moment of his life, Shira the Thief

Top Pixel Art - September 2006 (#3)Top Pixel Art - September 2006 (#3)


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syedahumna56 (Level 2 CGA) @ 6/3/2022 22:35


StevenM (Level 7 SNES) @ 1/19/2021 22:27

Going to have to download and parse this whole .gif. On top of keeping on top of general consistency from frame to frame in an animation, I also have trouble with the timing of things like anticipating an action, staggering and losing/gaining control of balance, getting the 'right' length of pause from one pose to another, so I'll study this .gif for that. It's also a little difficult to read a lot of the animation itself - the skintone and hair colour being the same (and their outline colour) means the head, hair and arms all sort of blend together in some of the poses, even with the gloves adding darker values to convey where the hands are during the poses. Also the arms are hard to read during the pre-stab idle motion (they're partially obscured by the jacket), I can only really make out the gloves a little.

The whole 'trying to pull the knife back out' part of the animation has a lot of Dreamcast/GBA RPG energy to it, though they usually have a more abstract hit spark accompanying the motion than splashes of pixel blood.

PixelMart (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/31/2018 04:23

i'm sure i saw this one before.

but it's great to see it here again.

i totally love the end animation XD

TheAlmightyOne (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/9/2016 06:07

wow, thats really impressive!

HuaHero (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/16/2015 02:59

cool animation!!!

King of Spades (Level 1 Gangster) @ 10/20/2014 04:28

Franuka (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 3/4/2012 17:26

 Reminds me of Yggdra (Yggdra Union) <3

Papermoon (Level 4 Button Man) @ 2/27/2012 12:13

so charming~!

cowgirl7930 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/25/2011 01:36

nice seems she has a sexy sword...

nandobang (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/11/2010 09:36

 Just love the animation's fluidness! 5x

hhyloc (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/18/2010 05:32

I love this! Good work!

slym (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 7/7/2009 12:32

Your animations are always so amazing. 

matthewcosta (Level 5 Captain) @ 11/3/2008 06:32
the animation for this one is really awesome.

keroraina (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/25/2008 21:03
Is very perfect, what program use??? for animation??? please reponde

animex12 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 9/7/2008 03:14
15/10 thumbs up, very nice animation its almost like art

banane4joy (Level 5 Detective) @ 8/28/2008 06:57
Absolut animation! I love this piece! 7/6 xD

Titanium (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/29/2008 20:39
You are FLIPPING AMAZING!!!!!  The detail in this is great but consistent.  You've given life to that character.  It would be a shame if she weren't put into a game :P  I can help you with that if you ever asked.

Antago (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/26/2008 17:24
is very well done

The Eight-Headed (Level 1 Seaman) @ 11/27/2007 11:35
LOOL! Amazing animation (and cool idea! XD).

hoangxiao (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/6/2007 23:21

Stan20 (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/15/2007 14:36
realistic animation

5/5 + favorites + in my phone XD

pain (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/31/2007 10:55
great job ...

sausage (Level 5 Sniper) @ 3/14/2007 13:04
This certinately deserved the 3rd place trophy,   Very nice work!

cerealkiller54 (Level 6 Made) @ 3/4/2007 21:25
How do you do it!? This is amazing work!

Luca (Level 5 Trash) @ 1/7/2007 06:56
how you do so cool animation,ehh??!!fav

Vertigo-Zero (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 12/20/2006 11:48
Wow nice animation :)
Definetly scores 5!

Shikamaster (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/17/2006 16:13
The boots look weird while they move.

Jason_c_o (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/16/2006 22:48
I love the insult to injury:
"I'm just gonna kick you in the gut as leverage to get my knife out before I stab you again"
I'm sorry, we all have different perspectives and that's what I got from this piece. I love it!

ahayweh (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/16/2006 16:17
Awesome. Very fluid animation. This definitely belongs in a game!

Shikamaster (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/4/2006 15:36
I'd love to see a game like this, sorta like chaos gate.

rabidbaboy (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 9/9/2006 21:17
There's something about it I don't quite like...
The face maybe, ut IDK.4/5

brena (Level 1 Gangster) @ 9/8/2006 02:09
this is so cute :3

milkyjon (Level 4 Murderer) @ 9/6/2006 08:31
How much would I love to see all of your characters in this style (ogre, zombie, lizard-man) in a sidescrolling beatemup (golden axe/guardian heros esque). There jus........jus......awsome, im speachless.....gasp. You deserve a medal.

THE KAPPTIN (Level 5 Captain) @ 9/5/2006 15:32
aaargh pieces like this always make me think if I try, maybe I can do something that is as good, and I am always let down. Maybe time to try... I'll do something this eventually... if i'm lucky.

Micek (Level 2 Corporal) @ 9/5/2006 03:04
wow...its a realy amazing...nice work

Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 9/4/2006 14:46
This is a fabulous piece of work! The animation is so interesting and exciting! Great job!

Heartless (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/3/2006 15:34

jeje muy buena me necanta , quiezas lo unico que le veo es en la parte que parece que este en stand seve demasiado rapido pero de todas formas se ve bien n_n

a ver si te pillo un dia por el messenger

PKT (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/3/2006 14:14
dang... that must have taken AGES! Thats some awsome work, character design, animation, everything is really really well made.

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 9/3/2006 11:12
Great animation, and lovely amusing take on it. <3

Beaker (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 9/3/2006 05:58
Awesome animation here, even more ambitious than your others.  I everything comes together superbly, and I can tell that you even make the inbetweens look great.  I think the animation is great like it is, but I have noticed a few imperfections in it:

In the last sword attack before it gets stuck in the wall, her right arm has a few frames where there is a transparency pixel right in the middle of arm.  Would be nice to fix this.

In the idle stance there seems to be a few frames where the hair over left eye goes down in a straight line for a bit, then goes down to the right by one pixel, and then back down to the left and goes straight down again.  I think the line should be straight as it seems to stand out as being a bit glicthy in the animation.

Finally, I think the left boot in the idle stance shows too much sudden movement when the highlight colour moves one pixel to the left for a single frame.  I would suggest to increase the number of frames it is over there to two (or maybe three since the animation is pretty fast) so it doesn't look like she is "flicking" her boot.  There's also that one pixel in the bottom right part of her left boot in one of the idle animation that is there for only a single frame.  Since that boot isn't moving much you can afford to either get rid of it, or extend it over a few frames so it isn't just suddenly appearing and disappearing.

With that said, this is so faved.

TheChaindog (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 9/3/2006 05:41

I think I once saw concept art of this character. Really nicely done. You have a way with animations.
The anim is very varied and stays interesting to look the entire time. The only real comment I have is that the idle stance might move a little too fast. It makes her look very hyperactive.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/2/2006 22:11
Its abosolutely perfect and is faved fo sho.
I will nitpick only so that you have some input that is not all positive. She could blink her eyes once or twice in this long an animation. The other thing is the 2 greys and the black of the gloves. Its the only possible flaw on this. Even if the theory is the top side of the gloves are grey and the underside black it still looks odd when zoomed.

Dark Rogue (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 9/2/2006 17:11
Wow, this is nice. The character style vaguely reminds me of Sword of Mana. All of your animations are great, 6/6 + fav.

MaseK (Level 1 Gangster) @ 9/2/2006 16:03
Hahahaha!! On the first part she looks like dancing xD. But I love the way she take out the knife. I think the boots are out of the palette (ni  idea de como expresar eso en inglés xDDD).
The animation is soo sooo sooooo smooth and love the movements. AMAZING!!!

PD: Sólo con comentarios buenos no llegamos a ningún lado (o al menos eso pienso yo...) Saludos, cuídate  ;D

Shawn (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 9/2/2006 14:33
I love how this looks so much. It's just so perfect. :'D

halfDemon (Level 6 Hitman) @ 9/2/2006 12:30
Sweet and smooth. This is one of the best animations I've seen. Definite fav.

space2 (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 9/2/2006 12:28
Perfect! Smoooth, nice animation!

spiderbunny (Level 1 Hired Gun) @ 9/2/2006 12:14

She is beautiful!

ZZZkodi (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 9/2/2006 11:11

Sweet! Relly, i like this animation! Fav!  7/7

Tremulant (Level 1 Gangster) @ 9/2/2006 09:59

The animation is smooth, and very cool (the knife stick is brilliant ), but the swings for the most part seem to lack force (they all kind of cut short, or seem to lack the natural followthrough of a forceful swipe or something). Maybe I'm way off, though... someone back me up (or refute it)!.

That said, you're an incredibly talented animator. Keep the pics coming!

ZoSo (Level 3 Chief) @ 9/2/2006 09:12
Wow, you realy know how to animate good :D. I love your work :)

Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 9/2/2006 08:28
that is sweet.  i love how the knife sticks XD

ManningKrull (Level 9 Executioner) @ 9/2/2006 08:16
Oh man, this animation is freaking amazingly brilliant. So expressive and energetic. It's my new Favorite.

buloght (Level 6 Centaur) @ 9/2/2006 07:36
That is an amazing animation. Everything is so fluent, I love how she pulls out the sword. Who is Skira the thief, from what game? I know of Kid from Chrono Cross.

REO THE FOX (Level 8 Shodan) @ 9/2/2006 07:18
Lovly i love your smooth and soft animations!

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