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Tetsuko vs the Walls 011 - cel 01 (NEW VERSION) by DavidCMatthews Tetsuko vs the Walls 011 - cel 01 (NEW VERSION) by DavidCMatthews
I swear, I'm obsessed with this animation, Tetsuko vs the Walls 011 - Pencil Test 1. I'm up to about 10 inked cels (just about the point where the walls have reached Tetsuko's hands), and I colored the first cel to get an idea of what the finished animation might look like.

So here's an almost* finished cel so you can see what it might look like as well.

*I say "almost" because I haven't decided yet whether to add shading to it. The flat color makes it look sort of Hanna-Barbera-ish; shading might make it look cooler, but add that much more work (even cel shading).

UPDATE: Here's a new version of the cel. This first difference you'll see right away is that I've made the decision to add cel shading. I'm keeping it simple - only one darker shade for each color, plus white highlights for the hair - but it was a decision I made because I wanted to show the shadows of her arms on the walls; as they inch closer, the shadows would move up the walls until hands, walls, and shadows all touch. I thought it'd be weird looking if only the walls had shadows, so...

The other difference you might notice is that her arms are much more symmetrical. That's because I just discovered a tool in Clip Studio Paint that I wish I'd been using all along: a symmetry ruler. Set up the ruler on the canvas (in this case, vertically though the center) and every line you draw on one half of the canvas is perfectly mirrored on the other half! So I could literally ink both of her arms at the same time, for example. It means I'll have to redraw practically every cel (aaaargh!), but the finished cels will be much better looking.

(I also discovered I could import video into an animation in CSP for rotoscoping! Meaning I can use the original rough animation I created in Animation Desk on my iPad for inking after all! The things I learn after doing stuff the hard way...)
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dinaminzer Featured By Owner Edited Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
:squee: :love: :faint:
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SolGravionMegazord Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
cant wait to seeall the storie, i see the script, hey qestion, if there are nine generators adding power, i imagine must be also quite warm in there
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DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I suppose that she'll be sweating from the heat as well as her exertions...
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
nice, hey question tetsuko and that guy have alredy a pass encounter, because he said he wanted to create a machine to beat her or i think wassomething like that
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DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Well, even though I've only now introduced Klebold into the comic, I'm already positioning him in my head as Tetsuko's most dangerous foe. Yes, she'll have future run-ins with Slade (because she's sworn to destroy his organization), but Klebold will be more of a threat to Tetsuko. Slade is simply a crime boss; he pursues money and power, and doesn't care if a few laws are broken in the process. Klebold, by contrast, is a psychopath who is obsessed with torture and death, and bears a personal grudge against Tetsuko for defeating him (oops, spoiler alert) in their first encounter. So while I haven't plotted out exactly what Klebold is referring to in the storyboards, it will be part of an ongoing effort Klebold is engaged in to kill Tetsuko.
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
Well, you could do as a suggestion made when you finish this work a storie about their first encounter, as a suggestion
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DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
The story of their first encounter is in progress right now; "Shopping Nightmare! The Klebold Project". I'm only up to page 9 on it, but more is coming.
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
Looks amaizing, so far, can you keep me inform for the rest or when you continue with she against the wall
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too22202 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Colours look nice and vibrant. I feel like you could get away with just having the cels look like this if you wanted. As you say, shading might look cooler, but it still looks pretty cool like this either way!
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Chwen-Hoou Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Looks very promising. Excellent job.
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Phoenix3dart Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great start...looking good David
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nighthawk81 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
I think it's well executed ... but then again, I'm biased.  I think Tet-chan is blindingly attractive; it affects my judgment.  :giggle:
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WickedBust Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well good, if it lights your fire :D
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Dark-1-75 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
EXCELLENT!!!
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Someguy1997 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
How's she gonna get out of this one?
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phraught Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking great!   Really looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
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diegomolina Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
super like
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JimmyDimples Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Coral red.  I was accustomed to her light purple/magenta from her home page.
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LustMonster Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
For an animation, I think this level of shading is perfectly fine!
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