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A short made for Albino Blacksheep's Tournament of Flash Artists (TOFA 2012).

Round 4 Theme - Character Origins

Challenges:
- Protagonist must have characteristic strengths and weaknesses
- Characters used in the short must be newly designed (no characters made before the date of September 8, 2012)


Opponent this round:
:iconpatrick-94:


Thoughts:
"For the final round of TOFA, I needed to do something really special. I took a huge risk in the previous round, and I got the feeling that the judges thought I was playing it too safe or plateauing. That perhaps they thought I would be relying heavily on the voice talent to carry my cartoons.

I took that as a challenge. I needed to surprise the judges.

I jossed a few ideas around, such as the concept of silly superhero, Salt Lick (has a super tongue, is weakened by deer). Partway through writing the script I realized it wasn't going to work; it was still too dialogue heavy, and predictably silly.

I threw it out, after 5 days of sitting on the idea, leaving me with only 16 days to make a cartoon from scratch.

I decided to do a story with no dialogue, feeling that if I wanted to make it as an animator and really wow the judges, I'd need to convey a story with emphasis on visual storytelling. Something emotional; simple but profound.

This is the result. I hope it surprises some of you.

Enjoy."


I'd like to give a shout-out to these guys for sticking with me while I worked on this, and who gave me the support to make one last cartoon:

:iconnuclearmime::iconinkyfirefly::iconsupercleaveland64:



Also, I may have forgotten to mention that this cartoon won me the championship.
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:iconnamicat101:
Namicat101 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
You have given me a reason to hoard paper and never throw it away.
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malowbowman12 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
What program did you use for the animation? Also great story
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Atrox-C Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Flash. Thanks!
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:iconmalowbowman12:
malowbowman12 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
How do I work with flash? Can you please tell me what I need to do to use it.
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Atrox-C Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Nope! Good luck!
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fluffycakeX Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what happened to her sis?
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:iconatrox-c:
Atrox-C Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Did you watch it all?
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:iconfluffycakex:
fluffycakeX Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
um yes
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Atrox-C Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
That's her at the end.
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fluffycakeX Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh such a heart warming story!
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