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Effects are fun!
Still gotta practice and study how the smoke moves.
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:iconljoewing:
Ljoewing Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cool~@@
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   Filmographer
Thank you!
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Seeso2D Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
very nice
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   Filmographer
Thanks!
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ComproEdits Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
great man!. is this in adobe flash?
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:iconjeffreylai:
jeffreylai Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   Filmographer
Thanks! it's Toonboom animate!
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WWWIIWillowIIWWW Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
cool
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:iconjeffreylai:
jeffreylai Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   Filmographer
Thank you!
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Nohealsfoyou Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how many frames is this , i read the elemental magic book volume 2(amazing book imrpoved my art in other areas just by reading it ) and when i try to references from there my explosions look kinda bad like this [link] 24 frames the effect was very rushed , but i feel like when i reference explosion from another anime screen shot picture and do my own thing it looks 10 times better
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:iconjeffreylai:
jeffreylai Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012   Filmographer
I was workin at 12fps on this one. In total there were 31 drawings/frames
(Though i'm starting to experiment with 24fps)
Since you were workin at 24fps, it probably is going to go really fast!
I guess it just depends a lot on your timing skills (it's a very hard thing to grasp, i'm still workin on it!)
I'd say get some anime reference, pause it and go frame by frame. Then you can actually see how and what they animate
to get their desired effect. (oh look at some actual ref of explosions too!)

Hopefully that's of some help!
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Nohealsfoyou Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o nice, i see thanks alot
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Guts-N-Effort Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
i always end up making smoke too detailed in order to show volume, but then again... theres akira....T_T
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner May 27, 2012   Filmographer
I know! I watch anime smoke/explosion effects and i'm all 'IF THEY CAN DO IT, SO CAN I'. I then proceed to throw my computer out the window.
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Guts-N-Effort Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
hahaha, yeah... yoshinari explosion, mitsuo iso explosions.... *power-sad
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner May 28, 2012   Filmographer
damn those guys! *joins in the power-sad
(I also like Hironori Tanaka's effects work)
animation is just so amazing!
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vashperado Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
your blowing me away right now, jus sayin'
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:iconjeffreylai:
jeffreylai Featured By Owner May 3, 2012   Filmographer
haha! gotta get better!
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tsad Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
oh man. i love u man! -and im a dude :XD: what just happened?! last time i checked, u were doing cghub challenges + some mtg stuffs. and now ur in animation too! -im definitely looking forward to more of that. keep it up! :manhug: hahaa
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012   Filmographer
Thanks!
haha I think I finally found what I actually like and want to do.
Just took a while :)
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tsad Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
that's great! good for you :D
i always wanted to be one as well. but my place don't have any real animation school. so i am going this same path like u.
good luck to us! :XD:
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012   Filmographer
yea no animation schools around!
well at least you can focus on what you want to do!
we can do it!
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tsad Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
oh yes we can! hahaa
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Marcotonio-desu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
WOW! I can't do such complicated forms, I just go like this: [link]
Could you recomend any material for studying explosions and this kind of stuff?
Of course I should improve in drawing as well, but the animation part seems a total riddle to me.
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012   Filmographer
This book is pretty good! [link]
also studying explosions on youtube is what I do!
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Marcotonio-desu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ooh, thanks a bunch! :worship:
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darrenrawlings Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!
You might like this book - [link]
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Nohealsfoyou Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for linking that book , i just finished reading it , amazing book for elemental special effect animations , i can totally see where this animation posted here is coming from , i learned alot about drawing period just from that book too , i read volume 2
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012   Filmographer
Thanks!
AH I was just reading that book yesterday!
it's a very good book!
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laurene135 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
By the way, what program are you using?
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:iconjeffreylai:
jeffreylai Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012   Filmographer
I'm usin Toonboom! (but if you have Flash that works just as well)
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laurene135 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. That flash of light thing right before the smoke/shock wave is an excellent touch. And I think you've captured the smoke's movements beautifully.
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012   Filmographer
Thank you! This was heaps of fun to do!
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sweetangel1927 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude– what the fuck. How are you, someone who's self-teaching as a hobby, better than EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN MY ANIMATION CLASS WHO IS ACTUALLY GOING TO SCHOOL FOR THIS SORT OF SHIT?!
God. I am so ashamed of where the animation industry seems to be heading. Too many dipshits who can't actually draw/animate/do shit are trying to wedge themselves in it. :no:
Great job. I think you just earned yourself another watcher.
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   Filmographer
haha Thanks!
hm i'm not really sure how to answer that.
I just really like animation! Totally in awe of it.
I always wanted to do it, so I thought,
stuff it i'll teach myself. (New Zealand has.. 1 animation school?)
Where abouts do you go?
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sweetangel1927 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An Art Institute in the United States. Of course, they don't have portfolio requirements at these schools, so I suppose that has a big part to do with it... I don't know what it'd be like at more prestigious art schools.
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xkustomx Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
dude you rule!
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:iconjeffreylai:
jeffreylai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   Filmographer
lol thanks
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Little-Mongolian Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
One again...

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:iconjeffreylai:
jeffreylai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   Filmographer
lol thanks!
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Kungfuremix Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Where did you learn to draw it so smoothly? Did you need anybooks for this or you learn this in a university or college :D
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:iconjeffreylai:
jeffreylai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   Filmographer
Well I've basically been teaching myself.
books and internet! (well mostly internet)
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NERFCOMMIE Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
I agree with Danny
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   Filmographer
haha XD
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ChristianPearce Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Love this one Jeff!
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:iconjeffreylai:
jeffreylai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   Filmographer
Thanks Christian!
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Che-Crawford Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   General Artist
Awesome job
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:iconjeffreylai:
jeffreylai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   Filmographer
Thanks!
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RedTearRiding Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg: That's awesome! I've always been amazed at how clouds are animated. They're so fickle!!
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   Filmographer
Thanks! yes! they can be, I think if you understand the air currents around them
you understand why they do what they do lol
alota fun tho!
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RedTearRiding Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D I'll bet!
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