okay... so i was at work one day and randomly thought of this scene from spongebob squarepants. its one of my FAVOURITE scenes from that entire series, i don't know why, it just cracks me up XDDDD so the more i thought about it the more i thought it TOTALLY fit nick and ellis from L4D2. not the voices themselves obviously, but the conversation just seemed to fit them so perfectly, am i right? so i just had to do this.
so this is the project i've been working on, on again-off again, for almost 2 months now. i hope i don't disappoint anyone... you'd think a 2 month project would be a little more exciting XD its just a simple animation. there's honestly not much to it. very little movement;;; BUT it's my first animation with audio and official lip-syncing 8D yay!
but i'm very proud of the style :3 its not cartoony. i tried very hard to stay true to L4D2 and have the characters really look like them and be pretty realistic. keeping that in mind, its really hard to animate more realistic looking characters ._. cartoons are a little easier, and you can play around with the facial expressions and whatnot a lot more. but i still think they look pretty good o3o
to be honest, the pictures of nick and ellis were initially intended for something completely different. but when i tried to animate THAT... lets just say it didn't work out. so i dropped it and the picture of them just sat in my computer collecting dust for several months. then i came up with this idea. so i blew the dust off and started working on this! i'm just glad i was able to figure out something to use the picture on. i was so pleased with how they turned out it seemed a shame to let that go to waste.
now... kinda disregard the background XD the tank burger bg is okay, but the heaven and hell bgs are kinda lame XD mostly the fire. fire is hard to animate and by the time i got to that i didn't really care anymore so i sort of half-assed it. but other than that i tried pretty hard.
spongebob squarepants (c) nickelodeon [link]
L4D2, nick, ellis (c) valve