Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Dolphin Walk





The shtick here was

1. A dolphin walking on his tail = funny,
2. Something so weird would be a good challenge.

I'd planned this to be more complex- more characters, and a better background, but I was running out of time. Maybe I'll recycle him in a future 'toon.

7 comments:

Sally said...

okay, you are just flooring me. That is an absolutely darling walk. I don't think you realize how HARD it is to animate a walk with character in the movement. I would say you take to Flash like duck to water, but uh, you are the duck!

Sally said...

And more-- at Lake Balboa I see so many amusing walks, from ducks to challenging geese to the Russian crazy old disco dancer, and think, "if only I could catch that in an animated walk." I never can.

Namowal said...

Thanks, Sally!
I know what you mean about seeing a distinctive walk and wondering how to make a cartoon version of it.
Flash is a cool toy! I still have a lot to learn (75% of my dolphin time was devoted to fixing goofs), but I'm having fun!

walterworld said...

Nice work! Looks like you're really getting the hang of it...

GhostBuild said...

Happy New Year!

Nice work on the dolphin! You're catching the hang of Flash super quick! WTG!

Linda said...

Namowal, I cannot wipe the smile off my face. (I was hoping I would get to see a new movie!) This one is very funny and the way I look at it, you don't need more characters or a complex background. I'm grinning and grinning; Tom just walked in and I had to show him.

Namowal said...

Thanks, Walterworld, Linda and Ghost! I really appreciate the feedback! :D