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03 March 2006, 10:20 AM

I'm about to start working on a new short,
based on my good old comic Fredo & Pid'Jin. ( (

My characters are two evil pigeons,
on a mission to destroy mankind...
please tell me what you think of them
in terms of expressiveness. -mainly the faces.

I'm going for a 2D animation process,
and before I begin, i need some feedback
as to their "animability" - I've never done 2d before.

Any input is greatly appreciated.


03 March 2006, 04:45 PM
I think the pigeon on the left has excellent expression, and the pigeon on the right is getting there, he just needs to be a tad more melancholy

03 March 2006, 12:34 PM
funny... usually i'm told the other way around, like:
the fat dude is calm&cool, and has sort of charismatic look,
while the skinny pigeon is jus trying too hard.

03 March 2006, 03:01 PM
hehe, well I'd be freaking out too if there was a zen bunny standing in my way on my mission to destroy mankind

03 March 2006, 05:49 PM
Have you given any thought to how you're gonna shade the little bastards ?
Like are they just gonna be clay ? Or are you gonna go for something , erhm , let's say more feathery ? I would advise against cel-shading, cos the last thing you'd wanna see is the same thing you saw in the comic...IMO that is. So if u go for something feathery, you'd have the added bonus , of a fuzzy silhouette.

Best of luck.

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