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.
And now, here are the winning Flipnotes from last week's topic "The Elephant". Well done to everybody who entered.
In our first spectacularly funny winning Weekly Topic Flipnote, by matthieu, an elephant pays a visit to a Kitty Cat friend. However, his continual doorbell ringing goes unheard, as his buddy is busy having fun and listening to music! And when he finally answers the door, our flappy eared protagonist has totally lost patience, and squashes his house completely!
The drawings, animation and sound track are wonderfully done, and we also really enjoyed the animated zoom out at the beginning. What a very nice touch.
The lumbering gait of a walking elephant in motion, is animated beautifully in our next Weekly Topic Winner, by Vickthor.
The character is brilliantly drawn and shaded with several tones of elephant grey and some lovely highlights. Also, the leg positions in the cycle of movement are very well worked out, with good use of shadow to distinguish them from one another.
The old adage that elephants are petrified of mice, is the subject of our next hilarious Winning Weekly Topic entry, by Jake.
This elephant however, isn't going to take this lying down, and decides to launch a pre-emptive attack on the innocent mouse, much to the stunned astonishment of a panel of spectators.
Both the action and animation are super-extreme and wonderfully executed, and we particularly loved the shot of the terrified trumpeting elephant.
What an amazingly cool idea for this topic.
It's time for a spot of elephant comedy, with this splendid Topic Winner by Noah😃.
What happens when an elephant laughs after drinking water?
Watch this Flipnote to find out!
And you can bet it's going to be messy!
Checkout the Kirby inspired elephant character Phan-Phan, in this Winning Topic entry, by jeekies.
We were especially impressed with the movement and energy of the spin attack.
Very nicely done indeed!
A waterfall is an area where water flows over a drop, or a series of drops, in the course of a stream or a river.
Some well know waterfalls are Niagara Falls (in Canada), Victoria Falls (in Zimbabwe), and Iguazu Falls (in Argentina). Check them out on line, they're awesome!
An impressive sight, a waterfall is not only a thing of beauty, but also of danger! A continual flowing wall of water, so vast that rainbows form in its vapor, could also spell the end of the line, to a river boat or a canoer.
Creating the look of the flowing water will be the key to animating a great looking waterfall for your Flipnote.
You could try using both Flipnote tools or imported photographs to create with.
Try using the free draw fine eraser to make wavy lines over the shading brushes for a great flowing watery effect. Used it a less subtle way, this technique could also work for creating foam at the bottom of the waterfall.
Scribble texture can make wonderfully detailed effects, if used carefully.
Pencil #5 could also be very useful for creating flowing water.
Why not experiment to get the best results.
Which ever way you create your waterfalls, we'll be barreled over with excitement to see the results!
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 - Water Falls and the deadline for your entries is April 11th (12pm EST / 4pm GMT).
Also, we would encourage you to add a description to your Flipnotes. This is your opportunity to explain any points of interest and specific details that we could feature in the topic winner reviews.
Keep on Flipnoting and the best of luck with your entries.
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