;;;; My first tutorial......
Please be nice.....I'm a wordy person and I tried not to rant too much.......and it doesn't really go in depth on how to animate motions but more of the entire process together, okay, I'll be quiet now and let you read, comment, fav, or look away and never come back.....I hope you all learn something from this at least.....<3If there are any questions, don't be afraid to ask
;;;;; Suddenly noticed the things I left out......if you don't mind reading more of my blabber....More Hints/Tips from a Mew
It's not really necessary to be all detailed with your drawing. It's going to be REALLY small when you shrink it to icon size, so making small details won't get noticed in the final playback. Also, the more detail you make your icon, the greater kb your gif will end up. And DA no like that if greater than 15 kb. *insertlazycry*
Along the lines of being a small icon, it means you must make the subject of your icon big enough so people can tell what the subject is and what it's doing. If it's not recognizable, then it's not all that good to use. Which is why in all my icons, the heads are the main focus and take up most of the space.
With the two above hints, they're why I use a chibi style to draw my icons. They're big heads with big eyes; easy to see when the icon's so small. But if you're not good at chibi style or prefer to work in your own style, go ahead! Not all icons are chibis, it's fine!! 8U Just remember to watch out about exceeding details and the size of the subject.
If you're making an icon solely for the action rather than the character, then you have have to make the /action/ recognizable more so than the chara. The icons are make are of my friends' OCs, which is why I have to make them recognizable. Though if you're concentrated on getting an action, making the character recognizable is second thought and it's not that important if the subject is too small and hard to pick out. Usually the action helps people to identify the action and the thing doing the action.
*insertlazycry* Oh, and if the subject of your icon consists of really light colors, a dark background would be most preferred over a light colored one. Sorry, never thought about this point until now.Icons Made
<-"kalebpizazplz" the finished product of the tutorial OAO
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and it's her OC Kaleb that I was making an icon for u_u
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