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Watch Workshop by otohime0394 Watch Workshop by otohime0394


This is my entry for `SparklyDest's January EMTC!

This month the theme was 'Time'.

This is pretty much all I've done all weekend. Apart from cook dinner, make a couple of sandwiches, sketch and read for a bit. I left it very, very late, as I refused to let myself do anything like this until my exams were over. They finished on Friday. :dummy: So obviously... I was super short of time!

I was worried that I wouldn't get it in on time, but I stayed up last night to get the separate components drawn out (seriously, that clock. Oh my god.), and in my free lessons today I did the assembling and animating. :D I even got so into it that I lost track of time and had to rush to school in the afternoon so I wouldn't be late for Biology.

I really, really enjoyed making this. I had no major setbacks, which was pleasant, and everything just kind of gelled!

So the other day I was reading something on the internet about the concept of time being man-made - I can pretty much sum it up in a quote I found: 'Time doesn't exist... clocks exist!'.

Anyway, that led me to thinking about the creation of time, and then I thought it might be cool to make emotes building a clock! Although they're not really doing much building...
Tch. Poor employees right there. :no: Maybe the green unhappy-looking guy is the boss, and he's not impressed with the work ethic he's seeing. :XD:

I used a reference picture of the mechanisms inside a watch, though I had to simplify it a little. And since I couldn't find a video, the way the cogs work is completely made up. :giggle: So, any clock experts out there - I know it doesn't really work like this!

I'd reeeeeeally appreciate feedback on this. I'm actually very proud of it, but as always am open to constructive criticism. Maybe you could even drop me a critique? I'd love to hear what you think!!

Good luck to everyone else in the contest, there are some fantastic entries this month. ;u;


Time taken: Roughly 10 hours
40 frames of 50ms

The wheels move exactly every second, because I'm finicky like that. :'D

:iconhappehdanceplz: Edit: Gosh, thank you so much for the Daily Deviation!!!! :iconhappehdanceplz:
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-11-10
Watch Workshop by =otohime0394 ( Suggested by Mirz123 and Featured by ChaosEmeraldHunter )
The moment I saw it, I instantly fell in love. The fluid animation, the eye-catching colors, the individual emotions that reflect off each emote. Every detail in it is absolutely marvelous. I (as am sure many others as well) could watch it demonstrate locomotion time and time again, each time finding something 'new' I like about it. The time invested into it shows exceptional skill by the artist as the outcome captures the attention and the heart of it's peers. I take my hat off in admiration of every bit of effort put into this amazing and lovable piece of art.
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66 out of 74 deviants thought this was fair.

I'll just start by saying, Amazing.
You can also thank =hanketsu1717 for featuring this in "Spreading the dA Love: Volume 10" ~ [link]
That's how i found this.

:bulletgreen: Vision: Looks amazing, Fits in with the "Time" theme Perfectly.

:bulletgreen: Originality: Something new, I haven't really seen anything like this before to be honest. It's a great idea come to life.

:bulletgreen: Technique: So I was reading the description, and apparently you didn't have much time to make it? Yet, you still manage to create something amazing like this.

:bulletgreen: Impact: The animation is very well done, I see the wheels move exactly every second, That's a very nice touch.

Overall, I would say its very good, you should be proud of it, I couldn't imagine making something like that, especially in the amount of time you had.
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TheStoreClerk Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
tie-dye-flag Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cute!
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :D
Effervescentish Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow, its no wonder you won a DD for this 
its so shiny and clockworky and :squee: revamp 
I love it so much
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, 'clockworky'. ;)

Thanks so much! Really glad you like it. :hug:
Effervescentish Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweat Drop revamp that's me, making up words as I go :giggle: rvmp
You're welcome~
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your thinking. :happybounce:
TeaTimeAndMe Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You deserve to be proud! This is wonderful, and it made me smile ^^ Thank you for making this! Definitely adding to my faves :)
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much. :D Always glad to bring a smile.
Kaelhiar Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing! :heart:
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