We all wear masks...

We all wear masks...

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We all wear masks...

Title: We all wear masks...
Pixel Artist: DexRunner  (Level 7 Sheriff :: 11087 points)
Posted: 4/5/2018 19:43
Palette: 9 colors
Statistics:  10 comments    5 faves    0 avatars

I know there are a tonne of "masks" out there, but this was the first one that came to my mind.  I know, I know, it's obvious.  Maybe too obvious.  But that doesn't dicount the fact that I had a good time working on it.  I took my reference directly from the "Smokin'!" scene from the movie.  I didn't want to get too carried away, but I wanted it to animate smoothly.  I love doing small sprites and detail work, but I haven't given myself the chance lately because I've been wanting to work on bigger pieces.  This was a good practice for sure.  

Studying the frames of the movie as I went back and forth between the tv and the computer was a great incentive to keep using reference material when I can.  Everyone loves to be original but, don't forget, everything you create takes it's inspiration or design from something grounded in our reality.  Don't be afraid to use real life for your extrordinary fantasy worlds.  

I also love animation so I knew, if I was going to get Stanley Ipkiss in all his Loki-ful, cartoonish glory, he needed to move.  I wanted to do a full-on transformation, but 'ain't nobody got time for that'.  The movie was paused at random frames so it may look a little skippy.  That could also be because of the adjustment in milliseconds I concocted.  I would rather have kept each frame as a single millisecond base all the way through the animation, but without the adjusting it looked goofier than it might now.  Hopefully your browser will keep up with how the .gif was created.  

Lastly, I dedicate this one to Skeddles.  He called us all out for being unoriginal before we even got started.  I hope you like it anyway, bon ami.  :P  x)

That's pretty much it!  I hope you like it.  Keep up the great work, guys and gals!  Thanks for stopping by.  :)

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DexRunner (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/12/2018 15:14

Thank you! I thought about backlighting it with a different color than is in the original scene(maybe an orange or purple), but I think the original backlighting was too familiar to leave out.  I had to do some kind of backlighting if I wanted to keep that knobby look to his head.  I was going for a mix of realism yet cartoony.  I hope I got it right.  

romanticpixels (Level 3 Stalker) @ 4/11/2018 18:25

You captured his facial expression very well. Great animation! I love the use of back light in the left side of the face. 

DexRunner (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/9/2018 17:39

Thanks, Faherya! I hope so!  There are a lot of good ones!  Your pleasu doctor's mask is pretty awesome, too.  I was hoping someone would pixel one.  

Faherya (Level 4 Knight) @ 4/9/2018 07:30

Flawless! Thit is the best entry of this week.

DexRunner (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/8/2018 21:21

Thank you!  That's the look I was going for.  

LEMON_YELLOW (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/8/2018 18:34

Such a good humorous look!!

DexRunner (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/6/2018 21:23

Thanks, guys!  This one was fun.  I'm definitely gonna try to do more small detailed work and animation with the good response I usually get with smaller submissions.  

jackhummer (Level 2 Corporal) @ 4/6/2018 00:53

Ooooh yeah! This is one of my favorite movies.  

J0S3PH44 (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/5/2018 22:13

yesssss! hope you win :)

Keppu (Level 2 Corporal) @ 4/5/2018 21:11


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