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You were supposed to stay at homebase.
"And it's a good thing we didn't right."

This started out as an exercise in how fast i could animate something if i threw all premise of trying to get good looking anatomy and colouring out the window. I got all the lineart done in about two afternoons and then i was like "...i should add backgrounds". And then "...i should probably block some flats in". And so it took a little longer than i anticipated :B

This won't make much sense if you're not familiar with my Eid character and its relationship with some of the other #OutcastAcademy characters present :XD:, but to cut a long story short:

:bulletblack: Eid is a species known as a Shade and their main weakness is strong light (hence the laser looking weapons...they're lasers!...and the flamethrowers that get seen in passing lol).

:bulletblack: The hunters are known as Shadow Hunters and their goal is to eradicate all Shades because well...the things Shades can do really are just a little bit creepy.

:bulletblack: Eid is unsure of how it feels that it would do such a thing for others (Shade's are often solitary creatures so they only ever have to look out for themselves), and it's REALLY unsure of how it should feel that others apparently feel the same way :dummy:

This song was actually supposed to be used in a HH short which i never did; it works pretty well in this context though lol.

"Delta team we have a problem. It seems the Shade is not alone."

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:cd: Oh No by DJ Comet

Animation and Eid me [*Darqx]

Katran (and Mu) *Mallory-McAllister
Albel and Bonnie *LostSanityDCS
Koni *Autumn-Equinox
Remara *HeCallsMeHisChild
Cloe *puppylover13
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vsposeto Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really cool, i really like this character.
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Darqx Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconthankyouplz: very much!
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ICreateWolf13 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha the main character, mr color, at the end, hes just like, realy guys?
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Darqx Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It told them to stay away from the trouble and isn't quite sure how to respond to them being there even though they technically saved its life :XD:
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ICreateWolf13 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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ThePandaNamedDee Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
horray!
friendship always wins!
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mineralevia Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
u know what? each time i lose my focus on my project~ i watch these animation of yours and got all motivated again, (tough it's cycling~) it also work on my art block~
i've watch this like the hundred time now~ lol!!!
if only we live nearby each other i'm sure i already make a fanclub~ haha!!
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Darqx Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Well i'm glad that you can get some motivation out of my work! Good luck with your project :shamrock:
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mineralevia Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's a long one tough.. i start it last yar, and it's yet to finish, either cuz of my art block or my laziness...
hey gueas what~ i just realise, each time i want to open DA, i start type 'D' first on the adress bar, and it's like
darqx.deviantart.com *
doubleleaf.deviantart.com/galerry/ *
deviantart.com *
etc... *
(* = bookmark)
on the roll, haha~ since i faved some other artist (and put them into my broswer's book mark) it seems im more often to open your page than the others, even the DA's home page...

PS. just a funny fact i realise, me and my friend are currently laughing about this (LOL):rofl: as i write this comment~ just sharing you the humor~
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Autumn-Equinox Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Commenting again? Why yes, yes I am.

Watching this for the six hundred and ninety fifth time?

...

Maybe. :heart:
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Darqx Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconblushingplz:
BUT LIKE, WHO'S KEEPING COUNT? :XD:
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Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Turned out all right for a quickie :) The rocks! XD
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YunaKasune Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D... *clicks* ....:D? *tries clicking again* :D?? ..... -cliklciklciklciklciklcik* :D ...... *MURDEROUS RAGE* WHY YOU NO PLAY!! *thorws laptop out window*
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Darqx Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You could try right clicking and then pressing play if the play button fails for you for whatever reason lol
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YunaKasune Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*too busy beating up laptop* D8<
-Five Hours Later-
Kay! :D
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Wolfram-2-Zim Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! lookin forward to new flashes
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Darqx Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconthankyouplz:
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AMGKatt Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Cuuuuute I especially love Remara :noes: The way you draw her is adorableee!
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Darqx Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Katt! :meow:
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AMGKatt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student General Artist
tee-hee no problem. :B
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Vampire-Sacrifice Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely as ever!
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Darqx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx very much! ^^
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SteffiQueenOfTheNerd Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's wonderful animation!
Great job! :D
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Darqx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconthankyousignplz:
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doujindork Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa! How did I not see this until now? This is fantastic and I like how you made Katran look nonchalantly badass. It's like OA version of the A-Team. The black, white, and grey really matched the music and the tense energy of the fight scene. More OA animations!
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Darqx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx muchly! Lol OA-Team :lmao: Now that is a scary thought! XDDD
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Zee63 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you need to make some kind of full length animation-thinsg so I don't have to watch the same 20 seconds of awesome over and over again.
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Darqx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well i do have other shorts that are slightly longer if you want to watch them, such as Samhain, If life were a game... and Hedone Steam :)
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KururusLover Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconhellyeahplz::iconhellyeahplz::iconhellyeahplz::iconhellyeahplz::iconhellyeahplz::iconhellyeahplz:
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Darqx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some reason that plz just makes me think of this one |D
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Random mind connections XDD
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KururusLover Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
LOL
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Autumn-Equinox Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconspazattackplz: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH-! :iconexplodelaplz:

Holy shit. HOLY SHIT. Darqx, this is unbelievable! They all look so amazing and Eid is such a freaking badass and KONI and BONNIE and REMARA look at all of them go holy crap they're ANIMATED ASDASDADASDASA :iconexplodeplz:

. . .

*AHEM*

This is so awesome, seriously. Your animating is so smooth! Lololol, Koni and Bonnie throwing rocks, Albel and Katran laying down the badass- it's so perfect. XD

OH HEY- I almost guessed right- it IS all of the people that would be willing to protect Eid! :dummy: I love this so much- watching it on repeat forever now~ :heart:

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Darqx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey hey! You and McAlli better stop spontaneously combusting on my stuff man! :XD: Fire insurance doesn't cover this sort of thing XDD

Thankyou! I'm glad the animating seems smooth, it's kind of hard to tell on my comp at times since it lags a little at points when i playback, and then i overcompensate and it goes too fast on everyone else's machines |D I hope you like Koni's appearances! :dummy:

:iconteheplz: Yes you did, but it would have RUINED IT if i'd said you were right back then =P
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Autumn-Equinox Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pffft- well maybe if you weren't so awesome we wouldn't feel the need to spontaneously combust. All your fault, really. :iconsothereplz:

It definitely looks smooth on my computer- a little fast, but I think that just adds to the tension of the scene. Koni's pop into full-size made me laugh out loud, seriously. Angry little face on the veeeery bottom of the screen, then boom- he's there. XD I might be freaking out to the point of making everyone I know watch this animation now... :lol:

Lololol, I'm sorry I guessed right-? XD *Victory dance*
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Darqx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SURE SURE, BLAME THE PERSON WHO HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR COMBUSTING, SURE :iconimnottrustingyouplz:

Hahah Koni's pop! I literally had to refrain myself from writing "pop" in the transition moment :laughing: Would it make any sense to them? XDD Unless they know the characters i guess lol!

Pfft! :XD:
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Autumn-Equinox Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lololol, that's awesome! It's still making me giggle every time- the 'popping' sound effect when he shifts sizes was supposed to make it more comical, but seeing it animated is killing me, even in such a serious scene. :XD: It might not make sense to them, but that's not gonna stop me~
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HeCallsMeHisChild Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How did I miss that Koni popped to full size on screen??? I missed that the first, like, ten times I watched this, until your comment!! But then I didn't get that Remara was punching out a light until six times watching it over. Pff.
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Darqx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just how many times have you watched this thing anyway? :XD: It seems like a lot lol!
If you like here's a brief synopsis of what was going down in the anim :iconyoyorapplz: 8D

- Eid pulls first guy into ground and then manages to punch second guy in face due to second guy wearing bandit handkerchief over lower part of face. First guy tries to take a potshot at Eid with laser gun but just misses as Eid fades into wall shadow

- Third guy gets pulled into ground

- Eid reappears behind another wall as Hunters and spotlights look for it. It thinks about why it's doing thissssss (SO THAT'S ALLA YOU GUYS! :dummy:) and in that moment of thought a spotlight turns on behind it

- Hunters trap Eid further with a net of LED rope lights. Then two of them get hit in the head with rocks

- Which cues Bonnie and Koni! Koni pops into full size and they both throw rocks again

- Albel and Katran take out two misc hunters before they can attempt to kill Bonnie and Koni

- Remara breaks the spotlight on Eid and Koni pulls of the net lights

- Eid stands and sorta looks at them, before dropping into the shadows and punching the "screen" and then the title screen shows :XD:

Hope that helps!
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Autumn-Equinox Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, if it makes you feel any better, at first I was all- "Why is Koni crouching down-?" And then I remembered that "Oh yeah, he's tiny. Right. Pretty sure I knew that." :iconfacepalmplz:

:XD:
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HeCallsMeHisChild Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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DemondGust Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
I love the characters, and the story looks like it would be amazing! Hope to see more in the future
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Darqx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx very much! :D
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felinefantasy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Artist
Awesome animation c: your a pro at animating aren't you? I hope to be as good as you :iconkawaiidesuplz:
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Darqx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx! :dummy: Aha no, no, far from it actually XD; I just like to pretend that i can actually animate decently, but in reality i still have a lot to learn!
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felinefantasy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Artist
well, your better than me so give some credit to yourself! But i have a question, i have adobe flash cs3 but and i don't think it can make anything transparent so would yours allow that?
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Darqx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well we all got to start somewhere i guess lol :B

I use CS3 as well. You can make things transparent either through changing the alpha on a colour you are using to paint with, or by turning something into a symbol (graphic, button, movieclip) and then changing the alpha settings found in the property tab.
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felinefantasy Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Artist
oh, now i think of how stupid i've been so long XD thanks so much!
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Darqx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol if it's any consolation it took me almost a year before i realised what the onion skin was |D
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pennypigeon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
cool
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Darqx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx :)
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