December 11th: Sudomemo Weekly News - Topic: "Crumpled"

Hey there everyone, DeepRising here with the Weekly Newsletter and Weekly Topic competition.

We had a great response to last week's topic “Crumpled”, and a selection of our favorite winning entries are coming up.

You can view all of the submissions for this topic on its Weekly Topic channel by clicking this link Weekly Topic - Crumpled

If you're thinking about making a topic Flipnote, don't forget to check out next week's topic theme and description, with ideas and inspiration to get you started, as well as the upcoming Topics listed at the end of the Newsletter.

And now, here are the winning Flipnotes from last week's topic "Crumpled".

Well done to everyone who entered.

Our Favorite Flipnotes from last weeks Topic "Crumpled"

Our first Topic winning selection this week, by Masséna tells a tale of unrequited love and a letter that should never have been delivered.

Complete with two vicious crumples and some of the most expressive character animation we’ve ever seen, the mix of drawing styles and emotional effects totally blew us away.

We particularly like the astonished eye flicking, that says so much about what the character is thinking when they receive the love letter, as well as the playful presentation of it, thoroughly crumpled, as the story ends and the topic theme is revealed.

In our next topic winner, by BeefJerkey, a brave dragon slayer’s quest ends with an hilarious epic fail when the dragon in question crushes his shield like a piece of tin foil.

With superb animation and comedy voice acting, this inspired Topic-Crush is brought to life all the more with a sound effect made by the creator using a plastic bottle.

A great combination of both sound and visuals!

This winning Weekly Topic Flipnote by Phiko is a beautifully fluid crumple and throw away.

Crinkling and shrinking both the words and the paper outline works brilliantly to create a lively crumpling effect.

We were also impressed with the well timed anticipation and pause before the throw.

Very nicely done!

steven has chosen their profile character as a crumpling subject for this topic winner.

By first folding in its stick limbs, followed, like an envelope, by the rest of the body, the whole figure crumples in on itself beautifully.

But relax, he’s OK. And look, he even still has his crown!

In this topic winning entry by Josémiguel Kirby finds a crumpled piece of paper and then flings it into a Galaxy Nova!

We very much enjoyed the shading and hi-lighting of the colorful character, as well as the excellent Kirby posing done on the throwing action.

Employing an almost Voodoo like crumpling tactic, a stick man disposes of an advisory with a devastating ‘Crumple Attack’ in this topic winning Flipnote by DIO

Ooooooo! That’s gonna hurt in the morning!

Mixing photo import backgrounds and creative effects with hand drawn animation, a stick figure crumples and throws away his attempted meme drawing in this topic winning entry by アハヘノ.

That could be the first Meme to achieve actual earth orbit! “Giggle!”

This Weeks Topic - "Inbetweening For Smooth Animation"

This week’s topic is all about making smooth animation!

To achieve this, use lots of inbetweens (many drawings), and a high play speed (6 or 7 are both good) to create your animated movements. The trace function will also help a great deal with placing your lines.

Your Flipnotes can be about absolutely anything at all, action drama, abstract, Stick men, OCs, or the very process of tweening in animation itself.

If you feel pushed for time, just make a short animation focussing on only one action, or keep your subject simple and quick to draw.

Top Tip

To make your animation smooth, movements should continue along their path until they pause or change direction. Any movement against the flow will create a jitter in the animation and the smoothness will be lost.

. Whatever you decide to animate for this topic, why not start tweening a super-smooth Flipnote today!

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 - Inbetweening For Smooth Animation and the deadline for your entries is December the 18th (12pm EST / 4pm GMT).

We would also 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.

And don't forget, if you want a cool thumbnail picture on your Flipnote, whichever frame you save the Flipnote on, that will become the thumbnail. So choose your favorite frame for this, or add in a cool title page at the end, and save on that.

Keep on Flipnoting and the best of luck with your entries.

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