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Just the Average Superhero

For #EmoticonOpus - Are you...Super? - Super Hero

Well, I haven't entered a contest in a while, actually, so I thought it would be fun to try out my new emote pixel skills is one (those tiny ones, that is). ;P Anyways, some info behind this piece! :D

I kinda just came up with the title as I was finishing it up, I thought it might be kinda cute. :giggle: Gotta love our little superheros! <3
Introducing...my new shading style and overall, emote style! :squee:
Yup! My official new shading style (I thought I had found it, but yesterday and today when I was working on this I developed a new one based off my old one X3). I actually like it, I think! :3 It's a bit of an off of the shiny emote shading style. :D Also, new eye style as well. I didn't copy it off of anyone, but I'm sure someone else uses it. D: Sorry to that person if someone does!
Anyways. This took me probably 4-5 hours, even thought it's a small piece. :lol: I spent about an hour playing around and trying to figure out what I was going to do, about an hour and a half on the super hero, about an hour on the two 'civilians' and around an hour and a half for the background.
I'm pretty happy with the background, not sure about the grass shading, but after three or four tries on that I settled on what you see. XD Not sure about the animation either, but...tried several times on that as well. :3 Oh well? :dummy: I might fix it later.
Since this is a pretty simple little thing, of course, I don't expect to win anything. :giggle: That's for the amazing pieces. ;P
EDIT// Updated the animation so the emote flys across the whole sky. It's kinda wobbly though. :hmm: I think it's because I didn't make the animation going straight the whole time. Ah well. :B -Suggested by *Drache-Lehre-


Since this piece is small, view a bigger version to see more details here - [link]
Old Version (different animation) is here - [link]
Time: Around 4-5 Hours (+30 minutes for animating)
Layers: Around 20
Frames: Only Five (maybe that's why the animation looks bad XD) Now 80 Frames
Color Count: 58 Colors
Program: Photoshop Elements 11
Tools: Mouse, rare use of tablet

I hope yall all like it! :D Thanks, Liz <3
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:iconkrissi001:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I think you did a great job on this one, I am curious what framerate you used, since it looks different in IE and Firefox :noes: (here is a journal about framerates: [link] and some more animation tips [link] )
And I think the Hero looks like that he is crashing into the ground :noes: I think it would be better if the hero comes close to the emotes and then he flies up again, maybe like this: [link] (the framerate is 0,08 and it has 28 frames.)
Then I think that the sky is a bit too saturated and the colour next to the grass is too bright compared to the other blue shades.
It seemed that you used 1 colour for the grass but when I zoomed in I noticed you used 5 colours, the colours are too similar. And maybe it would help if you would look how others created grass, maybe these pieces help [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] I would have done it like this: [link]

I hope this helps :hug:
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the late reply! o3o Was doing stuff. XD

I think the frame rate was like 10 or something...
Oh my! :noes: Yes, I was never happy with the animation, kinda planned to fix it before the contest was over but never got to it. :shifty: But ooh, that's cute! :3 I always love how you fix it. XD
Yeah, I have to agree now that I look at it. For both the grass and the sky, the grass is too plain. But those should help.

And of course it helped! :love: It always does! :giggle:
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Krissi001 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
I don't know enough about Photoshop Elements 11 to say something about the framerates :noes: Have you tried to preview the animation in different browsers before you submit it?
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK. X3 Well, I don't animate in PSE, I don't know how to, I have to use a program. :grump: But no, I actually haven't! :noes:
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Krissi001 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Maybe this helps: [link] , [link] , [link]
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:iconbubbiies:
bubbIies Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eeee thanks Krissi! It did! :D
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ChocolateBarrelRacer Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
looks awesome! :D you've got so much emote skillz... XD
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so very much! :iconsuperheroglompplz:
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ChocolateBarrelRacer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL. you're welcome :)
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Drache-Lehre Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that is a lot of frames!! But I think yes, I think it does look better with actually moving across the screen. :la:
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: Yes, my longest animation so far. :3 It does look better, I think! :la:
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Drache-Lehre Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, much better. You did a great job! =D
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :aww: I hope the judges like it too! :giggle:
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Snowy-Paws Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that animation :D
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :love: I hope the judges like it too! :B
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xpaintedhooves Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i love the new animation ♥
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Katie! :glomp: I just hope Mirz and Ravenswd think the same think. :iconnervousplz:
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xpaintedhooves Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your welcome c:

I am sure they will ♥
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BassMessiah Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've got to say that Drache-Lehre is absolutely right, the eyes look fantastic!
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so very much! ^^
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Drache-Lehre Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have seen a lot of emotes but I do believe this is the first time I've seen the eye-style like this. Really, it is great. I love it!
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you SO very much! :squee: It means a lot. :heart:
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Drache-Lehre Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome. ^^ I do believe the overall image would look nicer if the superhero actually did -fly- across the screen instead of just the cape motion to appear as such. xD
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D I might have to try that...:giggle: I just don't know if I could, do you think it would work if I merged the layers of the superhero, then made it do that? Also animating the cape? :3
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Drache-Lehre Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh sure, merge the cape so it is attached to the emote, then make more layers of the emote, moving each layer a bit more to do the animation. Like you could have the emote moving across and also sorta going up and down (in a wave) as he goes across. Might help enhance. Now I would also make a COPY of your emotes so you can have the original layers still not combined, than have the new layer combined so if you not like or what not you have the original to refer back too. :3

Just a suggestion of course, up to you! <3
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Updated. :B Although it doesn't look very good because I didn't make the animation go the same direction the whole time :facepalm:
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Drache-Lehre Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Non-sense, I think it looks GREAT! =D
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:huggle:
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok! :D Nah, I wanna do it. :3 I'll get started now! :la:
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Drache-Lehre Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:excited:
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Secrets-Kept-Secret Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW BUBBLY!!!!
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
8D :tighthug:
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xAcorn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow!
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3 :D
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xAcorn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
:heart:
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Snowy-Paws Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MAH GOD ITS SO BEAUTIFUL
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Snoweh. :tighthug:
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