Cool. I like the palette and the background a lot.
hm. I thought the main goal was to show peace and serenity (seeing as it's escaping chaos)
but anywho, I didn't read through all the replies before me, just wanted to say I like this - it's fresh like you said, but I don't like the animation of the arm - it seems to be in slo-mo, and I don't know.. if it were crisper and more exact it'd look better, imho. The smoke is fine though
I really dont know much about the animations...but that whole picture is animated, not just the guy. I didnt take an animated guy and place him on a still shot...I took each frame the whole thing and started the animation..I think its 30 frames long.
But the thing is, every time it animates for me on my desktop..its fine, but right when I look at it on pixeljoint...there are huge white lines that go down the animation..really slow, and the animation takes at least 5 minutes to finish through.
Like I said, this computer is very slow. I have onboard graphics, and a Pentium 2 processor (and yes ladies and gents, its a card you slide into the board, not even a processor that you clip in like the new fancy 64bits and regular AMD's)
I have 128mb of SD ram...i dont know much else about hte computer, just that it was given to me years ago from my dad. I dont have any reason to upgrade except to maybe see GIF animations smoother
I didnt want to have 1 set of color for lighting. That would defeat the purpouse of a chaotic world if there was order.
He is escaping...GIVE HIM A BREAK! :)
err....=. i keep doing that
i wanted to add make it greenish or blue to fit the lighting on the tree and guy and tree
I could make it better, it would load alot slower though, since its such a long animation..
animations that are simple are easiest to make smooth, but since its a GIF image, the more frames i would put in it, the choppier or slower it would run on peoples computers if they didnt have good machines. I use a horrible computer, and it looks very butchered for me. I just kind of wanted to get the feel of a man casually smoking a blunt.. Not necessarily the super smooth motions.
Thanks for the feedback...ill try to shorten up my animations next time