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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 Featured By Owner 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.
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thank you. It seems ridiculous that something so small takes so long but it really does take me forever to get the details in there. Glad you liked it! :D
Slushy-Pye Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So charming. :)
0Shortie0 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Artisan Crafter
That is awesome and I love it. He's adorable!
theBlondeBoss Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
i love it! so cute & loved reading your story behind it! :)
SparklyDest Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've featured this in my recent feature journal. :D
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. :happycry:
EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome.
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