April 25th, 2021: Sudomemo Weekly News - Topic:"Rick and Morty"

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 "Rick and Morty". Well done to everybody who entered.

Our Favorite Flipnotes from last weeks Topic "Rick and Morty"

There's a religious theme to our first winning Weekly Topic Flipnote, by Vickthor. It features a huge crowd of Mortys from the infinite multi-verses, along with the anomalous evil genius Morty who later became their president

The character drawing is spot on, and the smooth camera movement works well with the Radio Head musical score, a personal favorite song of this Flipnote's creator.

Napotio has mixed a Rick and Morty character with a SpongeBob SquarePants one, to create this Weekly Topic winner.

In a bizarre cartoon twist, Pickle Rick has ended up as burger filling at the Crusty Krab! And guess what? SpongeBob is taking no prisoners.

Pickle Rick is back, in this winning Weekly Topic Flipnote drawing, by Arthurえ. And this time, he's joined by his fellow friends in garnish, mushroom and broccoli.

They make an impressive looking trio with a dynamic lightening bolt in the background.

This Weeks Topic - "Pixel-Animation"

In computer graphics, video games, digital images, and of course Flipnote animation, the images are made up of many tiny pixels. If you enlarge the image enough, you can see the individual pixels as small squares. Such an enlarged image is said to be pixelated!

This topic is about Flipnotes that are pixelated, or any subject or related idea that involves pixels. You could also make pixels characters, or make your characters out of pixels.

How to Pixelate an Image in Flipnote Studio

1) Draw your image, or import a photo.

2) Reduce the image by tapping Shrink on the Select Tools screen.

3) Re-enlarge the image, by holding down the shoulder button and tapping enlarge.

Your image will now be pixelated!

You can increase the level of pixelation by reducing and enlarging the image more times.

Note: This process can be used to pixelate a full animation at any speed, as well as a still image.

Why not have fun and experiment, using drawings, photos, and different amounts of pixelation to create amazing effects and wacky pixel characters.

There's a movie that we found very inspiring for this topic. It's called 'Pixels, and features computer game characters wreaking havoc in the real world.

Here's a couple of links to clips from the film:

Pixels movie - Centipede scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bMFoX1Jr70

Pixels movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAHprLW48no

However you choose to tackle this topic, we hope you have huge fun playing around with pixels.

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 - Pixel Animation and the deadline for your entries is May 2nd (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.

Upcoming Topics

Topic - Pompous Windbags (May 2nd)

Topic - Metamorphosis / Morphing animation (May 9th)

Topic - Pizza is Yummy (May 16th)

Topic - Earth Quakes (May 23rd)