- It doesn't matter.... Our circus has fired our only clown, and the man-on-plate-on-stick-on-ball-on-rope-ten-meters-high trick won't be done by itself.... Now MAKE ME LAUGH!
Well, that's what I came up with for the weekly challenge. Actually, I instantly saw a jester when I first glanced the bottom-right sprite....
.... And since I liked the experience of (attempting to) make my first animation, I gave it a second shot. Maybe I exaggerated on the number of elements that move here, so I couldn't give proper attention to all of them (and that's why I unfortunately mirrored the arms and balls [?]), but, although I found it veeery difficult to animate, it turned out smoother than I expected, except for the subject's legs, the rope and the little guy there (because I honestly just ran out of patience). Lots of hours of work anyway, it took me all my free time during the whole week. There's a lot to be improved, but I'm really sick of looking at this guy. And I totally forgot the transparency requirement, so I had to improvise. =p
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I hope you like it! Critics really, really welcomed!