Frustrated Crab

Frustrated Crab

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Frustrated Crab

Title: Frustrated Crab
Pixel Artist: James McCarter  (Level 5 Lieutenant :: 5058 points)
Posted: 6/22/2010 03:55
Palette: 31 colors
Statistics:  13 comments    14 faves    1 avatars

Damn, that worm is just out of reach.  Boo.

Staying with my current underwater mood, I decided to create a rather frustrated - but hopefully cute - crab.

I created a lengthy WIP for this as well which includes a bunch of the animation-in-progress as well.  Somehow I seem to have hit a hotkey which turned on my webcam, so two-thirds through you'll get a lovely peak at my wall.  Hopefully the WIP is useful for demonstrating my techniques.


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Victor Rojo (Level 10 King Ghidorah) @ 7/4/2011 09:43

cool and funny , I like it ^^

BlakMetl (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/18/2011 06:29

i lol'd 

looks really cool to me !

Gonfalon (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 7/27/2010 15:27

I find it so funny...

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 6/25/2010 02:43

Looks really cool, your color choices are good but you could've kept it at 20. Also the worm must be animated.

Rostii (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 6/23/2010 11:21

Thats better :P Maybe you used 44 colors in the process but ended up with just 32

James McCarter (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 6/23/2010 01:43

Rostii: your comment about the colours got me thinking - I certainly didn't set out to use 44 colours, but that's what Photoshop was reporting I had used.  So I brought it into Deluxe Paint and optimised the colours correctly.  Turns out I was really only using 32 colours.  :)

Rostii (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 6/22/2010 21:35

Lots of colors D; but this is really cool.

Clovvach (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 6/22/2010 15:14

 Took my WIP advice eh? This is defiantly pixel art. And good too.

LANDAS (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/22/2010 06:15

 He is a very cute crab. I like this a lot.

Manjaman (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 6/22/2010 05:16

Impressive animation and great scene !

yrizoud (Level 6 Aquamarine) @ 6/22/2010 04:55

The mouth cracks me up. That's a very unusual animation, congrats!

James McCarter (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 6/22/2010 04:31

Manupix: I tried the hook & worm moving, and because of the low resolution, it just looked a little mechanical so I went back to static.  Also, I wanted to keep the frame count low, hence not having too much recoil before and after the jump.  Hopefully this gives it a nice snappy feel, and doesn't feel like it needs those extra frames. :)

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 6/22/2010 04:19


The lower legs might have a little recoil before / after the jump too, and the worm might move. In fact the whole hook+worm might drift back and forth as if in a slow current.

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