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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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:iconthemediocrebard:
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.
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:iconotohime0394:
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
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Slushy-Pye Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So charming. :)
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0Shortie0 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Artisan Crafter
That is awesome and I love it. He's adorable!
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theBlondeBoss Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
i love it! so cute & loved reading your story behind it! :)
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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:
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:iconotohime0394:
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:
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:iconeternalxrequiem:
EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've featured this in my recent feature journal. :D
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:iconotohime0394:
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. :happycry:
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:iconeternalxrequiem:
EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome.
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GreenPuffball Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured Here :iconkissmeeplz: [link]
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:iconotohime0394:
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconawwwplz: Thank you, I really appreciate it.
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:iconlitecrush:
litecrush Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is adorable. :love:
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:iconotohime0394:
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! :dummy:
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:iconlitecrush:
litecrush Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem. :happybounce:
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:icongreenpuffball:
GreenPuffball Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my, i can't stop watching her knit :giggle: so adorable :aww:
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:iconotohime0394:
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:thanks: Aw, thank you!
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm impressed by the pulling animation .

I featured it in my page as a 2days feature .
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:iconotohime0394:
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, I appreciate that, thank you! :huggle:
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:iconspring-sky:
spring-sky Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondontmentionplz:
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:iconsilverhammer:
silverhammer Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute, I like that :aww:
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:iconotohime0394:
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:thanks: Thanks!
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:iconquolia:
Quolia Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's adorable :iconlovesqueeplz:
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:iconotohime0394:
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:happybounce: Thank yooou!
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admx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
love it!! :la:
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:iconotohime0394:
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :huggle:
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:iconmj-magic:
mj-magic Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is sooo adorable!! :heart: wonderful job! :giggle: I'm so glad your mom approves!!

the new Keane video is amazing!!!! I bet you're sooo excited!!! I am too!! :dance:
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:iconotohime0394:
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! :squee:
And yes, I saw it! I'm very very very excited. :3
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:iconmj-magic:
mj-magic Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: :la: Keane!!!! woohoo
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:iconotohime0394:
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconboogiesplz:
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:iconmj-magic:
mj-magic Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle:
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seapuppy Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks wonderful! i might have to make a crochet counterpart. :giggle:
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:iconotohime0394:
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :dummy:
Oooh, do it! That would be awesome. :>
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Amaing pixelling.
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:iconotohime0394:
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. :blushes:
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:iconrickyrico:
rickyrico Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:love:
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:iconotohime0394:
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconimhappyplz:
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stuck-in-suburbia Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a little hard to see the face there. I would increase the contrast by using a darker colour for his features.
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:iconotohime0394:
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the feedback! :huggle:
I made the eyes darker as well as the highlights underneath them a little lighter - does that look better, d'you think? :meow:
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:iconstuck-in-suburbia:
stuck-in-suburbia Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's good, I think. :nod:
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:iconotohime0394:
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank yoou! :happybounce:
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:iconstuck-in-suburbia:
stuck-in-suburbia Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem.
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The animation on this is so cute! I love it!

Also, lol at your mom thinking you were making big static squares of faces. :giggle:
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otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank yooou! :glomp:
Heehee, I know. :'D
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:iconeternalxrequiem:
EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :huggle:

=p
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is SOOOOOOOOO me. :lol: ;) :+fav:
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:iconotohime0394:
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: Awesome!
Thank you. :tighthug:
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TheSaltyMonster Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
This is soooo cute >w< Haha I wanna do this.
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:iconotohime0394:
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thankya! :huggle:
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Sylvaur Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol that's meXD
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