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Singin' in the rain by Synfull Singin' in the rain by Synfull
This is my entry for the May EMTC on the theme of 'rain'.

It's been a long time since I entered and EMTC so earlier this month I thought I'd give it a shot. The theme or rain really interested me as it would challenge me to come up with an effective rain effect to add to the canvas.

About a week ago whilst taking a break from revision I came up with the idea of doing a scene from the film 'Singin' in the rain' and my first thought was the famous shot of the guy on the lamppost.

My first attempt went really badly as I tried adding perspective to the background. However, today I decided to give it another shot. Using the image as a reference I created a scene based on the original (with a few tweaks) and then placed the emote in.

To make sure I stuck at the emote (since the deadline is only hours away) I decided to pixel on join.me and a number of people came to watch. My initial intention was to keep the emote static, but a couple of people mentioned that it would look great animated. Normally I shy away from this sort of thing, but after a few months off proper emotes I decided to challenge myself and give animation a go.

Because of the way I make frames in one program and animate them in a second I generally like to keep animation simple. Normally I make each complete frame as I go along and hope for the best. However today I took a far longer process to give the animate the best chance. I first animated the body, then the hands, followed by the face, umbrella and shadow. Between adding each item I tested the animation and did a large number of tweaks which meant I had to open and re-save 33 frames each time.

I then worked on the rain which I worked out a simple but effect way of looping through 10 frames then went back and added this to all of the frames.

This is the end result. I think it may be one of the most complex but most rewarding animations I've ever done. It proved to me that I can do this style of animation if I try, it just takes a but if motivation and commitment. All in all it took about 4 and a half hours, and thanks to anyone that came to watch to help the time pass :)

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Woke up this morning to find this piece had been given a DD :D Thank you so much to both `catluvr2 and ^stuck-in-suburbia :heart:
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Singin' in the rain by `Synfull is a wonderful tribute to the iconic moment in film. The animation is smooth and adorable. ( Suggested by catluvr2 and Featured by stuck-in-suburbia )
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AK-Outstanding Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Photographer
Singing in the Rain is one of my most favorite movies!! So naturally I adore this emoticon. :squee:
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
:#1:
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:iconak-outstanding:
AK-Outstanding Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Photographer
:)
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:iconseabreeze101:
Seabreeze101 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this is really really good! :iconloveitplz:
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
:aww: thank you
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:iconseabreeze101:
Seabreeze101 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:iconcoolplz:
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:iconmouseshadow01:
mouseshadow01 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I watched this movie in Chorus last year.. Gotta say, though it was kinda confusing at times, it was a really nice musical. 
And so is this emoticon animation thingy! ish adorable! :squee:
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
:aww: thank you
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:iconmouseshadow01:
mouseshadow01 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you're very welcome! :)
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
:iconfeaturedsignplz: This piece has been showcased in Coffee & Features - Vol. 2

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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
:) Thank you
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:iconmerlinlikesunicorns:
merlinlikesunicorns Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gene Kelly!
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Yus :giggle:
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:iconmerlinlikesunicorns:
merlinlikesunicorns Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:laughing: That song is awesome
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:iconjessaminediane:
JessamineDiane Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cute!
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
:icondweebdanceplz:
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:iconfrodo55:
Frodo55 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
As a musical lover, I can proudly say I've seen this movie! =D
By the way, I love this! I may have no experience with pixel art, but I realise how long these things take =)
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Synfull Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Glad you like it :)
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:iconfrodo55:
Frodo55 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
You're welcome =D
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:iconkmbrother:
kmbrother Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Writer
Who doesn't love to sing in the rain. It sounds great.
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
:giggle: yeah
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
:iconcoffeedanceplz: This piece has been featured here.

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Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
:happybounce: Thanks
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:icondasghul:
DasGhul Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012   General Artist
This might be a stupid question but...
How do I USE that emoticon? :confused:
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Sadly it's not really usable except in the chatrooms
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD, Karen! I know it's a bit late, but due to the limitations on the computers I could go on this past week (either they weren't allowed to be on dA or I got hacked a little bit after I logged in on one of them), I had to wait until today to properly congratulate you. I saw it the day it was featured, and I was singing part of that song all day. ;)
:iconsingingintherainplz: Why, pray tell, is THAT NOT an account? ;)
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
:) Thank you for suggesting it
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:iconnora302:
nora302 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
i love that movie:D an this is a great little icon for it! well done
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
:) Thanks
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:iconlizzyluna:
Lizzyluna Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist
Very good, especially the animation which looks so natural.
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
:) Thank you
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:iconjacksonfivecheal:
jacksonfivecheal Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It's very nice. It makes me think of the song "I Have Confidence" you know from that movie. Sorry, can't remember the name; it's been awhile since I've seen it.
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Sadly I don't think I know that
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:iconjacksonfivecheal:
jacksonfivecheal Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Actally I just remember the name of the movie. It's "The Sonud of Music". You know it? It's a pretty old movie.^^;
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Ahh yes. I know which song you mean xD
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:iconjacksonfivecheal:
jacksonfivecheal Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:iconyaayplz:
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:iconsuburbancat:
SuburbanCat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't help but smile! It's adorable!
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
:) Thanks. Glad you like it
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:iconpage-mistress:
Page-Mistress Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
I'm hearing "I'm singing in the rain!" or "Whee!"
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
:giggle:
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:iconbdog375:
BDOG375 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
may i use as icon???
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
This version wont fit as an icon, but there is an avatar version which you can use
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BDOG375 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, where?(in your gallery?)
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
xD It was clearly linked in the comments of this deviation

[link]
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BDOG375 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thnx
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Congraaaaaaaaaaats! :happybounce:
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
:happybounce: thanks
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:iconjugglermoogle:
jugglermoogle Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student General Artist
adorable :iconsmile-plz:
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
:love: thanks
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ICantGiveCredit Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That day when you're just feeling MAW-VUH-LUSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! :iconlikeasirplz:
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