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Process for the little gif thing from the last Captain Luna update:
because why not ehehehehehe

1. Super rough sketch of cloud shapes, thinking about my focal points and how to guide the viewer to them (pardon my doodle scrawl):

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2. A couple ink doodles—still thinking about using the pointed shapes of the clouds, the sweeping curve of the most distant cloud, and value contrast to draw the eye to what’s important (starting with Luna’s airship and then guiding it to the dirigibles):

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3. Animated sketch (was trying to decide if this project was a good idea or a a stupid one that would suck up time):

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4. Figure out how to draw my silly, complex ship from the odd angle I wanted:

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5. Ink and paint the elements to be used in the scene (airships, clouds, ground layer, etc.):

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6. Animate in flash (YAY motion parallax, totally a one-trick pony here):

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7. Redacted rendered my flash clip into a gif, and then Jade squeezed the final optimization into the file to bring it down to tumblr’s absurd .gif limit:

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I guess the main point of this is don’t skip out on the early sketching and development stage, ugly and frustrating as it may be! Thanks for watching :3

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  2. sokolas said: I’m just amazed at how much thinking you do for every picture you draw…
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  9. barhandar said: Which basically means I am slightly warmed by it, like a gentle breeze!
  10. notterriblyclever said: just wanted to say this was an awesome, dynamic update <3
  11. askterry said: This is incredible.
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  13. barhandar reblogged this from not-reality and added:
    Great, Jade, now I want Borealis pen.