An exercise/practice, and fan animation of the Castlevania animated series opening credits, specifically Alucard :)
I really love how the opening is animated! I have been studying (maybe more just observing) a lot of high energy, dynamic animation with impact frames and all that cool stuff, and I had gotten into Castlevania earlier this year. I really wanted to try applying some of the techniques I saw in the opening to something, so I decided to do more fan art, haha!
Even though it is just a super rough sketch, it was a bit hard for me to do, but I am much more comfortable with at least trying it out now than I was before. I learned a lot from this, and hope I can improve a lot more!
Used: Clip Studio Paint EX, Wacom Intuos Pro, my Totoro plushie for emotional support....
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OKAY I WANT TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE ENDING OF LOST CHORD
First off, this is a final send off to Plastic Beach and I love it.
Second, it shows how much things have changed not only in regards to music but characters.
When the Lighthouse sinks Murdoc is the first to climb up top and if it were old plastic beach days, he’d climb even higher and just hold on as everyone else follows...but he doesn’t do that this time.
Murdoc helps them all up. ALL OF THEM. He supports them and tries to look out for the band. Something that never would have happened during ‘plastic beach’ days. Side note, he supports them all up in reverse of the order he found them. Noodle, Russel and 2D.
Then they all jump through the portal-leaving him behind! And at first we think that’s it. But you know who else thinks that? MURDOC
He isn’t even mad. In fact the way he closes his hand makes me think he thinks he deserves it. As if he was stupid to think that he should have made it out. After all, when plastic beach was under attack he left them all. Left and replaced Noodle in El Mañana, left Russel huge in the ocean and left 2D to get eaten in the whale. All he can do is try to get through it alone-like he always does.
2D comes back for him. The one person who went through so much shit and so much pain through the whole ordeal comes back. And with a smile too. Look how happy and surprised Murdoc is. Of all people to come back, it’s 2D.
This isn’t just a funny thing, 2D throughout the whole video is much calmer and reflective than everyone else. Murdoc is crying, Noodle is shocked and Russel is scared. All of them have to face the trauma they long forgotten/ignored. Especially Murdoc who tried to forget it all.
BUT 2D has already moved on. When he was in the whale and stuck on the beach he reflected on it. When he made The Now Now he reflected on his relationship (platonic) with Murdoc. 2D had long since healed from Plastic Beach and thus is less affected than the group. He can all so do the impossible and perhaps answers the question that Murdoc had wanted answered. That yes-
He is forgiven. They can move on.
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zuko, candid cam
I’ve been really happy that AtLA has finally dropped on Netflix USA - I know a lot of people haven’t seen it before, and I’ve been watching it virtually with some friends who haven’t either. I hope yall can enjoy it! Please see if you haven’t already!
Apart from some episodes from season 1, I’ve only seen it once while it was airing on tv the first time all those years ago, but it had such an impact on my life! And on our culture and western animation especially. I’m pursuing animation now, actually :D For this one I really wanted to practice with acting and facial expressions, and I feel like I’ve learned a lot. I hope you like it ;u;
I feel like I only ever draw fan art of Zuko lol...
Used: Clip Studio Paint, Wacom intuos pro.
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