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Travis-Anderson Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
@00:02Oh man I love the dynamic here!!!! The movement quality is so polished!!! When ever the skinny guy smiles it warms my heart!
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counselorslug Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
@00:25awh cute lol. I love this song, i love your animation, i love ABBA and Mamma Mia too:3
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haffri Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
@00:35thanks :)
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Because it's .mov converted from .avi, quality is... I mean, quality isn't.

AND, you can see it on my new, shiny YouTube channel: [link]
I actually created account because I was unable to submit it here, but somehow finally it worked.

Okay, it's not really well done, but personally, I find this one too hilarious to let it collect digital dust on my hard drive.

Sorry, Laurel, but I'm afraid you have to turn the speakers off ;)

Technical info: Drawn with tablet in GIMP, 12 frames per second; it's movie version of the audio, not original ABBA, I think; and, of course, this song is copyrighted and it's copyrighted to ABBA, I think?

I planned to draw them as a trio, but... well... but.
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Travis-Anderson Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I watched this over and over!
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Travis-Anderson Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
@00:02Oh man I love the dynamic here!!!! The movement quality is so polished!!! When ever the skinny guy smiles it warms my heart!
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counselorslug Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
@00:25awh cute lol. I love this song, i love your animation, i love ABBA and Mamma Mia too:3
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randombubbles4 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:35omg soooo funneh!!!!!!!!!
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haffri Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
@00:35thanks :)
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hammertheshark Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:35this gave me a good lol
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ShadowShadow20 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Bardzo sympatyczne :aww:
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ShadowShadow20 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
@00:34Bardzo sympatyczne, ten mały fajnie się wygina c:
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haffri Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
@00:34hihi. no dzieki :)
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divi-nation Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
@00:34I love this! I cannot stop watching it, it's super hilarious!!!
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solid-snake-587 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
very cool. nice fluid animation.
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Peter-the-Fisherman Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student Artist
@00:35that was gorgeous. you are gorgeous.
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haffri Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
@00:35Ahaha, thank you :D You are gorgeous too :)
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Peter-the-Fisherman Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student Artist
@00:35:iconimhappyplz: daw, you just made my day. My 7 year old sister thought this was cool beans.
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haffri Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
@00:35yay! :iconflowerdanceplz:
Your sister is gorgeous, too, of course.
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Peter-the-Fisherman Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Student Artist
@00:35:D thanks
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haffri Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
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GingerOpal Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
@00:34The people singing aren't ABBA, but the song is, indeed, ABBA's. :D

This is hilarious! I grew up with ABBA music and I always thought it was funny when the men had to sing repetitive little one-liners like this and wondered how tedious it would be to have to sing those parts. Well, thanks to you now I know! The short guy doesn't seem to mind! :giggle:
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haffri Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
@00:34Actually, I think he might be quite enjoying this :)

You're right, it isn't ABBA; I used the "Mamma Mia!" movie soundtrack, so it's probably Meryl Streep.
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chabambou Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
@00:34awweessoommme!
love the characters. each character has a personality, which is the most important thing when designing a character!

this is great. did you make this through traditional or digital animation?
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haffri Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
@00:34Thank you :)

It's hard to say what kind of animation this is; I did it in GIMP with tablet, but I drew every frame by hand... I think it's digital 2D?
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chabambou Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
@00:34yeah maybe. still looks cool though!

i'm keen to learn 2d animation. just don't know where to start lol

how did you start and practice animation? if you don't mind telling lol i could always get some advice from someone experienced in this field :)
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haffri Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
@00:34I don't mind at all, though I don't feel really experienced :)

I'm now on university course (BA), but before going there, I didn't do much animation, to be honest; maybe four or five short random animated sequences, and I didn't really know what I was doing, I based my work on "Iiii think it should be done this waaay... perhaps..." :) I did lots of drawing, though, cartoons and life drawing, I attended some life drawing classes and stuff. And that's what I would advice, do lots of life drawing- long and quick poses, sketching random people, drawing animals and humans, study anathomy and movement; additionally, some cartooning maybe, to practice expressions, and to learn different styles, and illustration or photography as a composition and colour practice, but especially lots of life drawing. As far as I know, some of top Disney animators got job at Disney just because of being really good at life drawing, without actual animation experience (that was quite a few years ago, I'm not sure if this would work nowadays, but I hope you get my point :) ).

And, when applying to the animation course, or actually any art-related course, you will be asked for portfolio, and generally portfolio is expected to show your life drawing skills; and any cartooning, photography, illustration or sculpting works are often used just as supporting material.

Also, it's always good to learn some animation principles by yourself (and practice them, of course), from books like Richard Williams' "Animator's Survival Kit" (fantastic), or Preston Blair's "Cartoon Animation" (or something like that; I heard it's really good, too), books about life drawing, about layout drawing, about character design and, if you are interested, about animation software.

And, I really recommend taking some animation course, since even though you can learn animation on your own, I think course will help you to... um... clean up your knowledge, direct you and allow you to look at things from different point of view; also, it will force you to practice, and should show you the best and most sufficient way to learn.

I don't know if this is what you wanted to know, and I don't know what you already know; you can also check out [link] for schools and generally animation stuff, and forums; and, on [link] there are some short, but really interesting articles-tutorials about animation.

Hope this helps :)
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chabambou Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
in fact haffri, this is what i needed! THANK YOU!!! :)

wow, gotta practice life drawing lol
i've already designed some characters (if u want to see, they're on my page :))

i've also heard of a book called the Illusion of Life: Disney Animation. From what i've heard, this is pretty good too.

Thanks so much for your help! :)
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haffri Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Oh yeah, I forgot about "The Illusion of Life"; yeah, I heard it's really good, too, and I really have to read it someday. Soon.
Actually, there's quite a lot of books about animation, if you look for them. These are just the best, according to what I have heard.

Good luck :)
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rosetzn Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
@00:35hehe :D
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soulfinder90 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
@00:34ahahaha!!!
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haffri Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
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IgorWolski Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
@00:34do teraz cieszy mi się twarz:D bardzo fajne
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haffri Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
@00:34a teraz cieszy sie moja :D dzieki :)
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Victoria-Poloniae Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009   General Artist
@00:34Hm.. rządzisz :o
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haffri Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
@00:34No dzieki.
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Biddiexpress Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009   Filmographer
@00:34HA! brilliant!
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haffri Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
@00:34Thanks :D
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bee7890 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Filmographer
@00:34hehe this is brilliant!!
I love your characters they're allways really appealing
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haffri Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
@00:34Thanks a lot :)
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Shirekat Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:35Adorable and hilarious! I hope there's more coming soon! ;P
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haffri Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
@00:35Thank you, I hope so, too :)
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xMorning Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009   Digital Artist
@00:34It's very good and funny.
I really like it :)
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haffri Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
@00:34Thank you!
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Divination78 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
@00:34Haha! Your animation is hilarious and I can't stop watching it!
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haffri Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
@00:34Haha, thanks :)
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Divination78 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Your welcome.
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Weresquirrel94 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:34Really funny, I liked it a lot :aww:
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haffri Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
@00:34Thank you :)
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skarpety Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
@00:34fajniusie
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haffri Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
@00:34hehe, dzieki :)
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julitka Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
@00:34ZAJEBISTE :D

dlugo ci to zajelo?
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haffri Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
@00:34No dzieki :) Ze trzy dni? Chyba?
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Gingerscoffee Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:34Aha that was great :XD:
The animation was so fluid and is synchronized perfectly~
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