Hey there everyone, DeepRising here with the Weekly News Letter and Weekly Topic competition. Don't forget to check out next week's topic theme and it's description, as well as the subsequent Upcoming Topics at the end of the News Letter. Also, don't miss the links in the topic description for inspiration and further information on the theme (Access these links through the Sudomemo Theatre online site).
And now, here are the winning Flipnotes from last week's topic "Tortoises and Turtles". Well done to everybody who entered.
Our first winning Flipnote this week, by Jake, features the forever classic story of the Tortoise and the Hare. This version however, plays out in the most unexpected, and spectacularly wild and zany way imaginable!
From the crowd in the stands, to the race itself, there's so much action, movement, crazy characters, and hilarious ideas, that it grabbed our attention from the very first to the last of its Rip-Roaring frames!
Go Tortoises! Go!
And why not take the hare along with you while your about it. (Giggle)
A cross between a turtle and a squirrel! It's a Squirtle!
Not only were we astonished that such a creature exists, but that this one also explodes if you step on it! And if that wasn't enough, the victims of this adorable creature happen to be a trio of close harmony singers.
What a seriously creative mix of ideas this is, for this fantastic entry by naiadskol♥.
The more we watched, the more we chuckled! As a tortoises and a turtle engage in, what is to them, a truly epic argument, in this beautifully drawn, winning entry by Bubble.
The tortoise makes a pretty good case, but we can sympathize with the turtle too.
Listen carefully, and see if you can choose which side of the disagreement you come out on.
danil has selected a magnificent Pokemon tortoise character to animate for this topic.
Fully coloured and shaded, with re-draw animation, and perfect lip-synch, Blastoise has never looked so good!
Quick, let's give him some lettuce, before he blasts us with his arsenal.
The action of a turtle dragging itself across dry land is splendidly animated, in this winning entry by omar.
Look at him go! He'll be back in the ocean in no time.
＼(^o^)／ has created a delightful night and day Flipnote picture, featuring the Earth Turtle, for our next winning Flipnote.
A mythological creature of Epic proportions, the Earth Turtle is said to carry the entire world upon its back. And the details in the picture illustrate this wonderfully.
Check out these rowdy turtles down at the pond. They certainly seem to be getting a bit unruly, in this highly amusing entry by Sqwidgirly.
Sprite Cranberry, anyone?
This week's topic focuses on anything that drips.
From paint on a wall or rain on a window, to droplets of sweat, drool from a dog's mouth, or even slimy goo from some monstrous thing. Dripping things can be seen everywhere, and in many different forms.
Why not think of an idea that encompasses a lot of dripping in it. It could be as outlandish, weird and wonderful as you like.
Here's a quick idea if your stuck. How about a celebrity sliming! They're very popular. Simply pick a celebrity, and slime them with Flipnote animation. That could be really satisfying!
Check out this You Tube Celebrity Sliming video for inspiration:
Our favorite one was Will Smith and Justin Bieber! Ha ha ha!
Animation techniques to think about for this topic:
The consistency of dripping substances could be an interesting factor to consider when animating it, and will effect it's speed and movement considerably.
A thin liquid like water drips quickly and in distinctive droplets. Where as a thick liquid like custard or gravy will drip down much more slowly as blobs and gloopy sploshes.
Why not try mixing thin and thick together, for a really yucky dripping animation.
What ever you decide, we're simply dripping with anticipation to see what you come up with.
We really love the way you're all so creative with these topics and look forward to seeing the Flipnotes you create for them.
Make sure to post your entries to the Weekly Topic channel Weekly Topic - Dripping and the deadline for your entries is February 21st (12pm EST / 4pm GMT).
Also, we would encourage you to add a Flipnote description to your entry. This is your opportunity to explain any points of interest and specific details that we could feature in our reviews.
Keep on Flipnoting and the best of luck with your entries.
Topic - Skiing (February 21st)
Topic - Numbers (February 28th)
Topic - Detectives & Private Eyes (March 7th)
Topic - Star Trek (March 14th)