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Journal Entry: Mon Apr 15, 2013, 11:26 AM
It was suggested I try .gifs to show my art dolls off better! A fantastic idea, tricky to implement! However I present to you a sneak peek gif of an upcoming commission with a ball-and-socket sculpted bone tail.



Quality isn't so great! It definitely needs some work :) But it's a start!

You can keep up with this stuff as it happens over on my tumblr! But it has lots of other junk like me ranting about my ongoing battle with a mysterious anon neighbour who keeps complaining to the council about my cockerel, and stories about my other pets. It's a very loosey juicy goosey place that I relax in, like a comfy sofa. It's my comfy sofa blog. :love:

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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner May 29, 2013   General Artist
Very cool :D
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MysticWolvesHowl Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Its amusing that i am currently working on a project to make one of these dolls to use in stop motion. You happen to be one of the artists that i am using in my research ^^;
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Magweno Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe that's awesome! Stop motion is so time consuming :| But it looks pretty cool. I'm more into animatronics though - but little stop motion gifs are definitely useful in my line of work!
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MysticWolvesHowl Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
yeah, im doing it for my last project of college and because i want to be an animator
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Magweno Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Good luck, any type of animation at uni level is an EXTREMELY tough course, not to mention the actual job! Better start your coffee IV drip now!!
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MysticWolvesHowl Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha, i really don't like coffee, its tea for me. Btw, Could you possibly answer this to help with my college work? Its very short [link]
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Magweno Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sure, which company are you aiming for btw?
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MysticWolvesHowl Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
i think im aiming for a 3d animation company like pixar or dreamworks in the long run but i really want to experiment with different places in the industry. thankyou :)
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AmaterasuShiranui Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Wow!

The idea is great, and for the first time is the gif very good, too! o__o
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Magweno Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha thanks!
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
WOW I love it! I got some ball sockets from cr crafts recently, I have so much wire saved up though I haven't done anything with it yet though lol =)
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Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Her tail is sculpted B&S joints, the B&S armature from CR's is waaaay too big for something like this! She measured about 7" tall ^_^
Yeah I have loads of wire too... I keep buying B&S armature from different places though to find the cheapest and fastest so I have something like 75 ft of that too lol!
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I was pleasantly surprised with how strong it is, I'm hoping it helps my bipedal dolls stand a bit better, they're been pretty sad to date lol ^_^; happy crafting!
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Ucaliptic Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow you can make whole movies with these dolls,cool!
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Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah you could!
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Ucaliptic Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed! would be cool!
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DragonTygress Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That tail is so cool! The poseability (is that how you spell it? ss that even a word?) is a great addition.
Plus that commission looks really interesting, and kinda cute in a creepy way as well. :3
The gif idea is quite clever! I'm all for it. It's faster and easier than opening a Youtube link, at least.
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Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ha yeah poseability, I have no idea.. I think the closests in the English language is probably articulation XD

Yeah I gotta agree! Gifs are easy to look at. Ironically they take a while to make but I much prefer it to making videos >_<
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BeeZee-Art Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh my gosh he's so... cute!
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Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
NOOOO hahaha yeah I suppose he is. I can't help it :D
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013   General Artist
Very cool :D Worth the effort. He does look alive :D
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Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It turned out really cool, I think I definitely need to do something animated for each doll.
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013   General Artist
Excellent. By the way, instead of stop frame animating it, you could also take a short movie clip, and use Super media converter (freeware) to convert it to a gif. Might save you a bit of time, and you can do a full 360 around the doll.
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Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great idea :D I have an app on my phone that has a speed burst setting and I can set the interval between burst photos, so I did a few turnarounds that way on my turntable but they were pretty dry! Wagging tails and twitching ears are a lot more alive, but if I took a film of that then you'd have my hands in constantly :D My SLR has a stop motion setting too though, and it will consolidate all the selected photos into a .gif of certain quality and FPS... so I plan to use that next. much better quality than an iphone haha
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013   General Artist
Cool. Can't wait to see it :D
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Nindeanwa Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is fantastic, he looks alive! welllll as alive as a skeleton pup can get ;D
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Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha boney malone
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edoseck Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
The gif looks great! Tamsin looks even cooler in motion than the picture!! I am so excited to see her in person :D
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Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh great I'm glad you got my email!! I didn't hear back from you so went ahead and added the ears and left the tuft, I'll get proper pics tomorrow :)
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this on tumblr earlier and squeed. :D
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Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Someone said it looked like it was from a Tim Burton film and that just really made me one happy camper
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, it really does! :D
You should definitely do some stopmotion with them... ;)
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omfgitsbutter Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
that is so awesome lol
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Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love:
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Maetria Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
ah lovely
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Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
hehe thanks :love:
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JadeRavenwing Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
You could totally do animated shorts with these.
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Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe shorts in name but not in practice!! It took me a good 45 mins to get this 2 sec gif. i'm not an animator, but I would DEARLY love to see someone take one of my pieces and make a short with it. :D
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JadeRavenwing Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
If I could afford to buy one I'd totally do it. xD
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jaywalkings Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   Digital Artist
aaaaa man that's so cool, you're essentially doing stopmotion *w*-- that's an interesting thought, making stopmotion animations out of your dolls *m*...
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Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah! If I had the time I would! :D I did a stop motion of Uisge ages ago (here: [link])
What I make are essentially stop motion dolls, the mechanics behind them are standard in low budget productions... :>
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