Wow, what an fascinatingly magnificent flash that you made! I really love how you drew Nicholas where he blinks and his pupils constrict, then dilate just a tiny bit, then constricts a tiny bit as well! That is just really mesmerizing! He looks very cool and fantastic! I really love his expression! Really terrific and entertaining! The outlines, the colouring, the shadings and highlights, the effects, the tiny details, the background and the whole flow of the flash itself are just 100% perfect, overwhelming, professional and stunning! I really want to applaud you for your very hard work, dude!
As always, a simple but wonderful animation. One day I'll try a simple animation.
What do you recommend for training? I have Adobe After Effects CS5.5 and basic knowledge of Adobe Flash (because I work with this program), and I'm looking for tutorials to learn how to use this incredible platform. Do you have any suggestions for how to enter the world of animation?
I made this using Sai for the drawing and After Effects for the animation indeed, but I think you can reach to the same result using only Flash (my own icon [link] is made in Flash for example). I think the best is to try several programs and to find the ones which fit with you, and with which you are comfortable. However, all the Adobe programs are very popular in companies, so you're right to take a close look on them. You don't have to do a choice between Flash and After Effects since they are pretty different; the best thing to do is to master both!
I know Flash programming, but still do not know how to insert effects (eg, brightness and smooth movement of the elements), but that is learned over time. After Effects for it looks more professional, since it allows a greater level of detail and special effects such as light and tridimensional perspective. I found a site with 1001 tutorials for After Effects, I will study this platform as much as possible, and perhaps I'll make at least one "eye blinking" for my gallery.
I'm immensely glad you answered me. And sorry my bad english