Absolutely amazng animation! I don't think I'll ever get this good in my life. -_- Really brought a smile to my face with the subtle facial expressions though!
hehe, verry cute and i really thought it was good.
Hey BOB, do you do any NPA animation? Those tend to be less time consuming and relatively easier to do, and if you're this awesome with pixels I'd love to see what you can do in other mediums.
@TheInquisitor: It took a while. Every day I'd come home from work, I'd work on the animation for about an hour or two during the work days(5 days out of the week). On my two days off, I'd give it a little more love, about 4-6 hours or so. All this over the course of about 2 months, or so. Very time consuming, and not for the socially active, I'll admit. However, if you're a hermit like myself, than have it!
I honestly could not hold my laughter in at the end. The smoothness of the animation, the awesome-ness and the cuteness factor are all through the roof. Kudos my man, kudos.
I must also ask how long this take you. I know you say "on and off", but can you put a rough hour/day estimate on it? I'm doing some attempted animation (non-pixel) myself at the moment, but something like this I fear would take years!
Excellent animation the B.O.B, you brightened up my day :)
Aww, so many old faces posting here. Warms my heart to hear from some of you guys again. Thanks for the warm comments.
@UI, Helm: I agree wholeheartedly that I should be moving away from the Intellectual Property of others, or pre-existing characters/art. However, this was done primarily out of fun, to just hone in on animating what I may have lost over the past couple of months. What started as a doodle, turned into a small loop, and then grew into this. In the future, I do plan to submit more stuff from my own imagination, which may or may not be to the chagrin of the folks who view it. : )
@TheInquisitor: I did do some animating professionally for WayForward, but that was about a year ago. Thanks for the kind words, friend.
@TheElk: Thankies, sir!
@Stoven: humbled to hear praise from you, as always.
@Cyanqmou: the shadows in the crouch were supposed be like those dramatic poses you see in anime-type cartoons where a character has that look before the pounce off screen...or something. I didn't quite get it right unfortunately. It was good practice, though.
To everyone else that commented, again thanks. Whether the comments are back-patting, or constructive, I still appreciate them equally. This old family...I tell ya'... : )
the animation is soooooo smooth!!!...epic.... but the only critic i have is that you should do something with one of your characters, would be even better! :D...
I really really appreciate how good this is. Do you do animation professionally?
This is a really well-done animation. I hope you make more art. If you don't mind me saying without using established IP.
hey bob good to see youre alive :P
animation's beautiful. this looks like you had a lot of fun doing it. it feels like it shows that in the final quality of the subtle stuff. the kawai transition in the end is awesome i love all the character youve given him. animation takes forever so i can appreciate this peice a lot.
Hahaha wow, great!! Love this! I'm thinkin'...the only thing this needs is...SOUND!!
I love the details in the animation, like when he cuts the falling leaf in half : ))) And sure some backrgound could make this piece even better.
During the animation I had to increase the rating I gave it a couple of times!
This is crazy. Great animation. It's got a real Disney feel to it.
This is outstanding! I wish I could pixel something like that.
BOB, your pieces have made me laugh every time. Fantastic animation; the movements, transitions and transformations, and your timing are very well handled. I want a pet doey-eyed version to keep in my pocket.
perfect animation, great expression.
if you draw a background don't use more than one color more, it doesn't hurt that it's empty.
the only thing which I don't really understand is why his arm is casted in shadow if he touches the ground.
Im seriously dropping to my knees in amazement. !i!Wow!i!
that is one long and awesome animation. Really, really well done - I especially like how you did not shy away from animating the WHOLE body instead of moving separated parts (the "usual" technique for doing it the cheap way)
Insane animating skills