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:knitting: by otohime0394 :knitting: by otohime0394
Yesterday I showed my mum some of the animated emotes I've made over the past few months - it turns out that all this time she thought I'd been making odd static faces out of big squares (having only ever seen me laboriously working on zoomed-in emotes) which she'd secretly thought was, and I quote, 'a bit naff'. :XD:
Anyway, while she called me a huge geek, she was also quite impressed and asked if I'd be able to make a knitting emote. :giggle: So I did.

I wanted something more than a simple 2-frame animation for the movement of the hands and needles, so I added a bit of detail with the yarn growing taut and then being pulled to give more slack again and make a nice little loop. ouo I even made the ball of yarn spin when he tugs it. Working on the little details of animation is so much fun. :happybounce:

I guess he runs out of yarn a bit quick (after four stitches... :paranoid:) but if you don't look too closely I don't think it matters.
He also knits forever and ever, but never does his ball of yarn grow smaller, or his knitting grow bigger.
Magic. :iconwoooplz:

Hope you like it! :heart:
Also, ever noticed that I almost exclusively refer to emotes as 'he's? Odd. o_o

Frames: 31
Time: 2-3 hours (I'm slow.. >>;)

Edit: Increased contrast of features as recommended by ^stuck-in-suburbia.
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TheMediocreBard Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The little story about your mom is so cute! And hilarious. :) The details are spectacular, too, and I can see why it took you so long to make this.
Slushy-Pye Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So charming. :)
0Shortie0 Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is awesome and I love it. He's adorable!
i love it! so cute & loved reading your story behind it! :)
SparklyDest Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am very impressed with the details you captured here. :nod: As a crafter, and one who has attempted knitting, the way the yarn grows taut is perfect. The gap is the fabric, pure win. I have considered doing a crochet emote for ages now, but I feared I would fail on the tinier points. You have done amazing with this and it is just epic. :nod:
otohime0394 May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thank you so much for your feedback! :huggle:
I really did want to capture as much detail as I could, so I'm really pleased. Thank you! c:
You should totally try a crochet emote, I'd love to see it! :la:
EternalxRequiem Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've featured this in my recent feature journal. :D
otohime0394 Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. :happycry:
EternalxRequiem Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome.
GreenPuffball Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured Here :iconkissmeeplz: [link]
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