Marina Idle

Marina Idle

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Title: Marina Idle
Pixel Artist: StevenM  (Level 6 SWAT :: 20523 points)
Posted: 1/15/2021 10:49
Statistics:  0 comments    2 faves    1 avatars

Idle animation for Marina from Mischief Makers. Her original N64 animations were made from downscaled 3D animations, making them much smoother and consistent overall, whereas the frames here are hand-drawn and aesthetically closer to something like Astro Boy Omega Factor on GBA.

I wanted to do something different with Marina's default state since directly copying the 'arms up' neutral pose muddied its readability, and at the same time I didn't want to go for the popular 'move the torso up and down so it looks like the legs are shrinking/expanding on the spot' kind of cheat motion. It was a good excuse to practice subpixelling, which I tend to avoid whenever possible; ditto actual animation. I respect actual animators more and more each time I'm forced to do it myself.

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