Q

ercanbozdogan asked:

Hi Anthony (or do you perfer mr. Holden? ;) ) You've probably been asked this question a gazilion times, but have you, by any chance, made a tutorial on how you do your gif's? Which program you use, how you export etc etc. I made a gif recently, but could'nt upload it here on tumblr. And when I tried to make it smaller, it lost so much quality that you almost could'nt see what was going on. I used a bitmap based program called TVPaint. Hope you can help! Thanks in advance!

A

I’ve been meaning to get my hands on a copy of TV Paint. Do you love it?

Formatting gifs for tumblr is super tricky. There are a couple of things that I have figured out.

1) it likes your gif to be either 500 px or 250 px wide.

2) there’s a bunch of mumbo jumbo about sizes up to 1 or 2 megs, but I try to keep stuff under 500k, and that tends to avoid hiccups

3) it won’t let you post gifs in excess of 110 frames (at least I haven’t had success posting anything longer than that).

I do my exporting from Photoshop where I can get a real-time estimate of the final size of a gif. Lowering the resolution and number of colors in your palette are the two options that seem to have the greatest effect on file size. Of course sometimes this makes your content unrecognizable, which is why you see folks splitting things up into gif sets.

I usually just make gifs in black and white or very few colors. Hope some of this helps!!

Many moons ago when I was doing boards on Mr. Peabody and Sherman, we had a brainstorming session where I tried to throw out some helpful ideas on who in history the duo could visit. I suggested a version of the story where Sherman would have to gather seven magic balls in order to have his time traveling wish granted. But I guess that was just not meant to be.
Oh well. Perhaps (in) another time… Many moons ago when I was doing boards on Mr. Peabody and Sherman, we had a brainstorming session where I tried to throw out some helpful ideas on who in history the duo could visit. I suggested a version of the story where Sherman would have to gather seven magic balls in order to have his time traveling wish granted. But I guess that was just not meant to be.
Oh well. Perhaps (in) another time…

Many moons ago when I was doing boards on Mr. Peabody and Sherman, we had a brainstorming session where I tried to throw out some helpful ideas on who in history the duo could visit. I suggested a version of the story where Sherman would have to gather seven magic balls in order to have his time traveling wish granted. But I guess that was just not meant to be.

Oh well. Perhaps (in) another time…

Dear everyone,
I’ve finally joined the modern age, and bought a twitter bird. Let’s see how long I can ride it until something irreversibly terrible happens.
Come find me on twitter! @nthonyholden Dear everyone,
I’ve finally joined the modern age, and bought a twitter bird. Let’s see how long I can ride it until something irreversibly terrible happens.
Come find me on twitter! @nthonyholden

Dear everyone,

I’ve finally joined the modern age, and bought a twitter bird. Let’s see how long I can ride it until something irreversibly terrible happens.

Come find me on twitter! @nthonyholden

Doodly doodles, because it’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything. Doodly doodles, because it’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything. Doodly doodles, because it’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything.

Doodly doodles, because it’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything.

Hourly Comics Day was February first. I did this year’s comics in marker in a real book, and I finally got around to scanning them.
Hope y’all dudes and dudettes had a great day also! You can see how I spent the day last year here.
As always, you can follow my shenanigans and goings-on on facebook, if you so prefer. Folks keep trying to persuade me to do this twitter thing I’m hearing so much about. Is it time for me to take the plunge? Hourly Comics Day was February first. I did this year’s comics in marker in a real book, and I finally got around to scanning them.
Hope y’all dudes and dudettes had a great day also! You can see how I spent the day last year here.
As always, you can follow my shenanigans and goings-on on facebook, if you so prefer. Folks keep trying to persuade me to do this twitter thing I’m hearing so much about. Is it time for me to take the plunge? Hourly Comics Day was February first. I did this year’s comics in marker in a real book, and I finally got around to scanning them.
Hope y’all dudes and dudettes had a great day also! You can see how I spent the day last year here.
As always, you can follow my shenanigans and goings-on on facebook, if you so prefer. Folks keep trying to persuade me to do this twitter thing I’m hearing so much about. Is it time for me to take the plunge? Hourly Comics Day was February first. I did this year’s comics in marker in a real book, and I finally got around to scanning them.
Hope y’all dudes and dudettes had a great day also! You can see how I spent the day last year here.
As always, you can follow my shenanigans and goings-on on facebook, if you so prefer. Folks keep trying to persuade me to do this twitter thing I’m hearing so much about. Is it time for me to take the plunge? Hourly Comics Day was February first. I did this year’s comics in marker in a real book, and I finally got around to scanning them.
Hope y’all dudes and dudettes had a great day also! You can see how I spent the day last year here.
As always, you can follow my shenanigans and goings-on on facebook, if you so prefer. Folks keep trying to persuade me to do this twitter thing I’m hearing so much about. Is it time for me to take the plunge? Hourly Comics Day was February first. I did this year’s comics in marker in a real book, and I finally got around to scanning them.
Hope y’all dudes and dudettes had a great day also! You can see how I spent the day last year here.
As always, you can follow my shenanigans and goings-on on facebook, if you so prefer. Folks keep trying to persuade me to do this twitter thing I’m hearing so much about. Is it time for me to take the plunge? Hourly Comics Day was February first. I did this year’s comics in marker in a real book, and I finally got around to scanning them.
Hope y’all dudes and dudettes had a great day also! You can see how I spent the day last year here.
As always, you can follow my shenanigans and goings-on on facebook, if you so prefer. Folks keep trying to persuade me to do this twitter thing I’m hearing so much about. Is it time for me to take the plunge? Hourly Comics Day was February first. I did this year’s comics in marker in a real book, and I finally got around to scanning them.
Hope y’all dudes and dudettes had a great day also! You can see how I spent the day last year here.
As always, you can follow my shenanigans and goings-on on facebook, if you so prefer. Folks keep trying to persuade me to do this twitter thing I’m hearing so much about. Is it time for me to take the plunge? Hourly Comics Day was February first. I did this year’s comics in marker in a real book, and I finally got around to scanning them.
Hope y’all dudes and dudettes had a great day also! You can see how I spent the day last year here.
As always, you can follow my shenanigans and goings-on on facebook, if you so prefer. Folks keep trying to persuade me to do this twitter thing I’m hearing so much about. Is it time for me to take the plunge?

Hourly Comics Day was February first. I did this year’s comics in marker in a real book, and I finally got around to scanning them.

Hope y’all dudes and dudettes had a great day also! You can see how I spent the day last year here.

As always, you can follow my shenanigans and goings-on on facebook, if you so prefer. Folks keep trying to persuade me to do this twitter thing I’m hearing so much about. Is it time for me to take the plunge?

Princess Melon, next in a small series of Fruity Cuties.

anthonyholden:

Abracadabra!
If you guys want to see some amazing magic tricks, stop by the Tiny Teepee tumblr and get lost for a while. There is so much wonderful stuff to see by so many talented folks.
If you want to see all manner of other silliness, you can follow me here and here.

EDIT:
You can see a higher res version of this on Vimeo. And if you’re interested in learning from my mistakes, you can download the tangle of source files here (and pick them apart while shaking your head).
Happy Wednesday!

anthonyholden:

Abracadabra!

If you guys want to see some amazing magic tricks, stop by the Tiny Teepee tumblr and get lost for a while. There is so much wonderful stuff to see by so many talented folks.

If you want to see all manner of other silliness, you can follow me here and here.

EDIT:

You can see a higher res version of this on Vimeo. And if you’re interested in learning from my mistakes, you can download the tangle of source files here (and pick them apart while shaking your head).

Happy Wednesday!

Q

murmur-draws asked:

hi there! what is the usual frame rate you would use for an animation like your last one?

A

Usually 24 fps. I’m typically pretty lazy, and animate on 3s (and 4s where I can get away with it), but a lot of that last one is on 1s and 2s.

Abracadabra!
If you guys want to see some amazing magic tricks, stop by the Tiny Teepee tumblr and get lost for a while. There is so much wonderful stuff to see by so many talented folks.
If you want to see all manner of other silliness, you can follow me here and here.

Abracadabra!

If you guys want to see some amazing magic tricks, stop by the Tiny Teepee tumblr and get lost for a while. There is so much wonderful stuff to see by so many talented folks.

If you want to see all manner of other silliness, you can follow me here and here.

The manliest statement in fashion: order yours today! Supplies are theoretically unlimited, but delivery will take up to nine months.
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I think it may finally be time for me to transition out of animation and into fashion design. The manliest statement in fashion: order yours today! Supplies are theoretically unlimited, but delivery will take up to nine months.
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I think it may finally be time for me to transition out of animation and into fashion design. The manliest statement in fashion: order yours today! Supplies are theoretically unlimited, but delivery will take up to nine months.
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I think it may finally be time for me to transition out of animation and into fashion design. The manliest statement in fashion: order yours today! Supplies are theoretically unlimited, but delivery will take up to nine months.
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I think it may finally be time for me to transition out of animation and into fashion design. The manliest statement in fashion: order yours today! Supplies are theoretically unlimited, but delivery will take up to nine months.
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I think it may finally be time for me to transition out of animation and into fashion design. The manliest statement in fashion: order yours today! Supplies are theoretically unlimited, but delivery will take up to nine months.
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I think it may finally be time for me to transition out of animation and into fashion design. The manliest statement in fashion: order yours today! Supplies are theoretically unlimited, but delivery will take up to nine months.
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I think it may finally be time for me to transition out of animation and into fashion design.

The manliest statement in fashion: order yours today! Supplies are theoretically unlimited, but delivery will take up to nine months.

I think it may finally be time for me to transition out of animation and into fashion design.

…in a new spin-off series presented by Masterpiece Theater, coming this fall on BBC.
Or, watch it now on Wizarding Wednesday. …in a new spin-off series presented by Masterpiece Theater, coming this fall on BBC.
Or, watch it now on Wizarding Wednesday.

…in a new spin-off series presented by Masterpiece Theater, coming this fall on BBC.

Or, watch it now on Wizarding Wednesday.

You guys, I can’t hide how thrilled I am with the amount of time I’ve had lately to draw just for fun. I love the holiday season!

If you have enjoyed any of my comics or doodles from this year, you have my family to thank. They are my truest and most constant source of inspiration. I hope this holiday season is a wonderful time spent eating delicious things with family for you too!
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and more comics to come in 2014! If you have enjoyed any of my comics or doodles from this year, you have my family to thank. They are my truest and most constant source of inspiration. I hope this holiday season is a wonderful time spent eating delicious things with family for you too!
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and more comics to come in 2014! If you have enjoyed any of my comics or doodles from this year, you have my family to thank. They are my truest and most constant source of inspiration. I hope this holiday season is a wonderful time spent eating delicious things with family for you too!
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and more comics to come in 2014! If you have enjoyed any of my comics or doodles from this year, you have my family to thank. They are my truest and most constant source of inspiration. I hope this holiday season is a wonderful time spent eating delicious things with family for you too!
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and more comics to come in 2014!

If you have enjoyed any of my comics or doodles from this year, you have my family to thank. They are my truest and most constant source of inspiration. I hope this holiday season is a wonderful time spent eating delicious things with family for you too!

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and more comics to come in 2014!

It was at precisely this moment during his first year that Harry began to regret his decision to enroll at Hogwarts.
For Wizarding Wednesday It was at precisely this moment during his first year that Harry began to regret his decision to enroll at Hogwarts.
For Wizarding Wednesday

It was at precisely this moment during his first year that Harry began to regret his decision to enroll at Hogwarts.

For Wizarding Wednesday

That’s why you’re the keeper, Ron.
Keep yapping. You don’t know how to fly this broom.

With Love, for Wizarding Wednesday. :) That’s why you’re the keeper, Ron.
Keep yapping. You don’t know how to fly this broom.

With Love, for Wizarding Wednesday. :) That’s why you’re the keeper, Ron.
Keep yapping. You don’t know how to fly this broom.

With Love, for Wizarding Wednesday. :) That’s why you’re the keeper, Ron.
Keep yapping. You don’t know how to fly this broom.

With Love, for Wizarding Wednesday. :)

That’s why you’re the keeper, Ron.

Keep yapping. You don’t know how to fly this broom.

With Love, for Wizarding Wednesday. :)