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Summer Time by Soulnova Summer Time by Soulnova
It took me until 3.30am to finish this, spent the whole Sunday working on it to make the deadline. DONE!

Made as contest entry at ee-motes -> ee-motes.deviantart.com/journa…

Frame count: 165
Used layers: 288
Unused layers (dropped ideas):
43
Time spent: ~20-25 hours?

Was definitely fun to try out animating waves and practice angles with the mechanical arm.

Also needed quite some time to get the sand done the way I wanted to. A few things might need a bit more polish, but I think for the time I had it turned out pretty great. =P
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Given 2014-09-04
With stunning, fluid, animation utilizing all three dimensions, Summer Time by Soulnova is something that you'll have to watch multiple times to find all the little details scattered throughout that make this such an awesome piece.

Also suggested by Synfull. ( Suggested by Krissi001 and Featured by Waluigi-Prower )
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SillySpeedpaints Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank for llama badge :excited: 
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:iconsoulnova:
Soulnova Featured By Owner 3 days ago
You're very welcome. =P
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:iconcreativechick614:
CreativeChick614 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student
"Summertime Loving , Loving in the summertime" - Regular Show
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:iconsoulnova:
Soulnova Featured By Owner 3 days ago
With the ridiculously high temperatues we had some days ago (and now it's around 20°C or less), I prefer when it's colder. =P
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:iconcreativechick614:
CreativeChick614 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student
Yes, the heat is unbearable!!
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:iconcrazyminer2602:
crazyminer2602 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Student Filmographer
HOW!?!?!? PLWEASE TELL MEH ,-,
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:iconsoulnova:
Soulnova Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Photoshop CS5 and a shitload of time, namely Saturday evening and the WHOLE Sunday. Approx. 25 hours total. =P
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:iconcrazyminer2602:
crazyminer2602 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Student Filmographer
Well fuck this im just gonna download gifcam and draw screw this!
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:iconstuarts-pixel-games:
stuarts-pixel-games Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That is really cool!
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:iconsoulnova:
Soulnova Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Thanks, I'm happy you like it! :happybounce:
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:iconmlpfop:
MLPFOP Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the animation and emoticons so much!
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:iconsoulnova:
Soulnova Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Thanks, I'm happy you like it! :happybounce:
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:iconfixitmyoc:
Fixitmyoc Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  New Deviant Student Artisan Crafter
Awesome
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:iconsoulnova:
Soulnova Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Thanks, I'm happy you like it! :happybounce:
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:iconmanatello:
manatello Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
soooo cool!:nosebleed: 
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:iconsoulnova:
Soulnova Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
Thank you very much, I'm happy you like it! :la:
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:iconapplejuiiced:
AppleJuiiced Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
this is amazing
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:iconsoulnova:
Soulnova Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Thank you, I'm happy you like it! :happybounce:
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:iconfazpuppetguard:
Fazpuppetguard Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Student Artist
This is pretty cool:happybounce: 
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:iconsoulnova:
Soulnova Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Thank you, I'm happy you like it! :happybounce:
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:iconglasshouse-1:
GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
Awesome work.
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:iconsoulnova:
Soulnova Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Thank you, I'm happy you like it! :happybounce:
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:iconglasshouse-1:
GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
Welcome. :iconmyheartplz:
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:iconzomzomtehspringtrap:
ZomZomtehSpringtrap Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
how

how can you be this good

this is fucking AWESOME
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:iconsoulnova:
Soulnova Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
By taking your time, and spending a lot of time, and then some more of that! :la:
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:iconzomzomtehspringtrap:
ZomZomtehSpringtrap Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
I was able to draw a small park scene in paint before receiving this, thanks for the advice! :)
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yosachun Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha I can't stop seeing this gif Llama Emoji-01 (Laughing) [V1]  it's funny!! 
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:iconsoulnova:
Soulnova Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Thank you very much, I'm happy you're enjoying it! :happybounce:
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:iconyosachun:
yosachun Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome Llama Emoji 32 (Mah Burger) [V2] 
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ThePirateArtist Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome. :)
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:iconsoulnova:
Soulnova Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Thank you very much! :happybounce:
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:iconiboopyournose:
iBoopYourNose Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which program do you use?
its so good btw... I play volleyball and its rly cute :)
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:iconsoulnova:
Soulnova Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Photoshop CS6 currently. I made the very first emoticons with Photoshop CS2 and ImageReady (for animating it, which is integrated into Photoshop since CS5). :)
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iBoopYourNose Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool! :D
I wish i could be as good as you someday :(
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:iconsoulnova:
Soulnova Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
I don't keep to this rule myself anymore, which sadly blocks my progress, but: Just give it a try, even when you're not satisfied with the result. Scrap it, post it, do what you want, but keep trying out new stuff and you will learn and improve sooner than you expect! :eager:
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:iconart-master-2000:
Art-Master-2000 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
this is so cool!
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:iconsoulnova:
Soulnova Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Thank you, I'm happy you like it! :happybounce:
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:iconart-master-2000:
Art-Master-2000 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
welcome!!
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dreamsofjelly2001 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
So cute and amazing!
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:iconsoulnova:
Soulnova Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Thank you very much, I'm happy you like it! :happybounce:
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dreamsofjelly2001 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
You're welcome! :hug:2 rvmp 
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:iconcloudjumperlove:
Cloudjumperlove Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's what I do in Ocean City Marlin every year♥
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:iconsoulnova:
Soulnova Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Looks like a chill place, by a quick google search. :giggle:
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:iconcloudjumperlove:
Cloudjumperlove Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I love going there♥ my mom and me like to bike on the board walk a lot XD then swim in the ocean, and are favorite place to eat there is Secrets^^
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EmberEyeWolf Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student General Artist
... Nick fury....
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:iconsoulnova:
Soulnova Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
You people want to annoy me, it's not Nick Fury dammit. XD
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EmberEyeWolf Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student General Artist
X3 sorry it kinda does though c: <3 the quality of your work btw.
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:iconschizmatic:
schizmatic Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Love the ball speed control. And the automated feeder is amazingly animated. :D
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:iconsoulnova:
Soulnova Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Pretty much every corner was me trying out something new! :dummy:

Yeah, I'm proud of that one. :giggle: Getting the claw look good angle-wise on such a small scale (about 6x6 pixel I think) is tough! But as we know, learning is the most fun part, even more when the result turns out as wanted! :happybounce:
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schizmatic Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
The tiny details look exquisitely difficult. Quantum emoticons!
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