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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:
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 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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:iconkrissi001:
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 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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:iconkrissi001:
Maybe this helps: [link] , [link] , [link]
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bubbIies Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eeee thanks Krissi! It did! :D
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ChocolateBarrelRacer Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
looks awesome! :D you've got so much emote skillz... XD
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bubbIies Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so very much! :iconsuperheroglompplz:
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ChocolateBarrelRacer Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL. you're welcome :)
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Drache-Lehre 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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