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Pick up the controller, plz. by rockaaar Pick up the controller, plz. by rockaaar
"... 'Ey. 'Ey bubbie. The game's not gonna finish itself. >8U"

I love it when video game characters start doing stuff when they're idle, even if it's the most trivial thing. If Rhoda were in a 2D game, she'd totally start doing stuff. It's so her.

Oh yes, and if you like bigger pixels, here's the doubled-size version. I wanted to upload this originally, but I think I would've had to upload a preview image (screw that): [link] .

I'm so amateurish at pixel-animating. Hopefully I'll improve if I keep at it. |D

Done in Photoshop CS3
Rhoda & Art (c) =Rocker-Artist
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KlonoaWarrior Jul 20, 2009
I always loved idle poses. They're everywhere.

Klonoa: Empire of Dreams
-Klonoa would either stare at you whilst twirling his cap or fall asleep, making the cutest "snoring" sounds I've ever heard.

Kirby Squeak Squad
-Kirby would become drowsy and fall asleep. A dream bubble with a slice of cake inside would appear above it. In an instant, he'd wake up a inhale it.

Sonic Advance
-Not like you can expect anything much from a character who can't stay still. Sonic would either tap his foot impatiently or take a short nap.
rockaaar Jul 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeaaaah, Sonic games! That's kinda what I thought of the whole time I made this. Even in the earlier games, the foot tapping and the yawning were entertaining. xD
KlonoaWarrior Jul 20, 2009
He still does the impatient foot tap in Brawl. xD
"Hey! Over here! Let's get a move on, huh?"

She is so adorable. Ffff. <3333
I can't think of a more fitting title. Hahah
Nice animation on the gif!
Iris-Zeible Jul 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Adorable gif! Haha <3

Pixel art and animated gif seems easy. Really. But talking about really making them- I totally surrender lol. ; A ;
fox-orian Jul 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
No game ever came close to the sheer quantity and awesomeness of the idle animations for Earthworm Jim.

This is pretty great XD looks like you are getting into pixel art!

I almost want to take your Maia sprite and animate it like a little fighters stance!
rockaaar Jul 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yesssss~ I miss Earthworm Jim for the Sega. Funniest shit everrrr.

And by all means, go ahead! I'd love to see how you pull off the animation. Would you like the actual size of the sprite to work with? > 3>
fox-orian Jul 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah! that would be super awesome :3
Upload it to my public idisk

I had earthworm jim for the SNES
rockaaar Jul 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Uploaded! Have at it, sir~
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