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animation brings art to life by rtil animation brings art to life by rtil
this is a drawing i have created for the book Drawn Together, a collaborative project designed to rekindle interest in 2D animation in the United States.

if you'd like to contribute, you can still submit something you have already made, something new inspired by the project, or even written material until January 5th. Check out the submission page here!

the project is put together by veteran animator Tony White, a good friend of mine who has decades of animation experience under his belt. he's been working hard to preserve and spread 2D animation and this book is only one of his many projects.

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Duper Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What happened with the project? link is dead. :\
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rtil Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
i guess the link changed. here you go: www.2dlib.com/buy-4-2d.html
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Duper Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hrnm. Thanks! I hunted around but didn't get there.  Thanks again!
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AngelSky101 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I lovvveeee thiiisss
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skull-boy666 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...also nice to see that you're still insanely talented.
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Delrian Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Not to be the big bad 3D guy but Guilty Gear Xrd is implementing an experimental art style with 3D models that looks remarkably like the 2D sprites they created for their games prior.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKGPhK…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5pkaW…

Presumably having lower costs while keeping the look and feel of 2D.
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rtil Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
wouldn't be the first time 3D has attempted to recreate the look of 2D. artists don't really concern themselves with cost efficiency, though. producers do. money is important, but it isn't everything.

still, it's easy to tell it is 3D, and 3D will never be able to recreate any particular 2D style with full accuracy.
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solid-alcohol Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This book sounds awesome. Just last night, I was fannying about in Flash and I found it quite depressing how the art of 2D animation is slowly dying. You just can't beat 2D...
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frohman2 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
This is just wonderful. Looks absolutely great, and conveys an excellent message.
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Ahybrten Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Really nice drawing, really looking forward to the release of the book. 2D is highly underrated, sadly
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DivergentFOUNDRY Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student General Artist
looks awesome and i totally want to see 2D make a come back and be preserved as a powerful animation medium!
your work is amazing keep it up!
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MingotheMerciless Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I've always thought that 2D animation has a lot more...charm, for lack of a better word, than CGI, with a very few exceptions.  Kind of like how old spaghetti westerns, wuxia, and chambara films have a lot more balls than modern action movies. 
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rtil Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
i agree. it's because it has a human touch to it that 3d can never have.
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Nyerguds Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Hee, that's so cute :D
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ssseven Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
is that what happens when you get good enough at animating
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tabihito Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
very nice!
Anime is popular in Japan.
However salary of animators in Japan is very low.

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rtil Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
that's too bad, they deserve more. but they are very passionate about their work, and i admire that.
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Falkalore Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, rtil. A lovely work as always. A big part of art is for it to tell a story, and in this piece here I can find a thousand words.
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rtil Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks :D
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mechekin1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist
epic!!
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C-blaze21 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
I could never tire of this.
Can't wait to see what you animate next!!!!!!!!!!
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shimmyshammy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
This is a lovely piece wonderfully shows the love you have for drawing, but also the ambition one has for animation as well, seeing the two together in such a lovely display of talent that really expresses your love but that talent you have as well. The traditional look is very nice and fits well into the visual setting that you've conjured up, from the rough sketches that flutter around the edging, to the centre of the two meeting one another is very explored and express in a natural feeling of romance.  This method of story telling not only homages to animation, but shows us that natural understanding and creative thinking you have when creating a visual narrative in your work.  It fees believable despite being just a illustration and to create that feeling is something that greatly shows the charisma you have for creating stories and en-dazzling us with your direction in narrative through your talents.

Keep it up.
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rtil Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
glad you like how it looks! i was experimenting with a pencil brush set. it feels nice to work with. not quite like the real thing, but close enough!
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shimmyshammy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Please keep up the growing talent, glad you enjoyed the comment.
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fluffbomb Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
You never stop being amazing, keep up the good work. Glory to 2D.
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CU-sketcher Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg, i canīt wait to see another animation from u :heart:

how long does it take for u to make this, do u think?

also, i have decide to make a a plushie of the lighthousegirl, iīll send u a link when itīs done

Tony makes really good animations too, I really like them 
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rtil Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
some of my cartoons only take a few days to make, some others can take months, it depends on how much polish i'm putting on it. a current cartoon i am working on i hope to have done in a month or two. can't wait to see the plushie! :D
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CU-sketcher Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, thatīs a very short time, thought it would take a year XDDDDD

good luck with the animation, then

the plushie wonīt be done until a very long time forward, sad enough. I make them by hand and I have a long list on plushies I have to make for people, but if u want to see how one of my plushies looks like, so here u go cu-sketcher.deviantart.com/art…


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rtil Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
the lighthouse girl is the longest i've ever worked on a cartoon, and it took 8 months. i am sure if i made something longer, it would take a year or more!

cute plushie :D
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CU-sketcher Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
8 months? oh wow, thatīs long, but itīs something i thought it would take to make it. u maybe will make something longer, in the future.

btw, do u have animation and drawing as job or a hobby?   

thank u very much :glomp:


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rtil Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
i do animation and art as a job, but my personal projects i do for fun :D most of the stuff i post here is personal work i don't make any money off of, unless i sell prints or something.
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CU-sketcher Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, all right

i hope i can become as good as u one day
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