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Ekami -Asterites Wish -Animated by AuldBlue Ekami -Asterites Wish -Animated by AuldBlue
8’D My entry for the Ecco the dolphin contest. Over at :iconecco-dolphin-club:
Ekami visits the Asterite, the ancient being of knowledge and power.
Granting the Gods wish he is given a song.
LMAO. 7 Tides of Time was too fun to pass up. |D
1 power for every tide? :3

Bah you knew I’d do something like this guys. XD Geeky I’m sad there wasn’t much else to pick from that’s epic. > Brain fart. Anything else seems stupid. OH Hey gaiz Dragonball lol.
It took me 2 days to draw 1 picture then edit it into frames.
I got to about 100 drawn. Total amount is probably 220 though XD
Messing with frames created a look that made Ecco slow down, as if he was listening to what was said <3
OTL Sorry for the size.

It would be incomplete if not animated, I couldn’t achieve what I wanted in just 1 picture. So yeah. x-x By now I am sick of looking at it/working on.
Simple, but 2 days of slavery to have it done <3 Ekami has a basic design.
Okami/Japanese ink style is best suited, and I am pleased it looks very much like the game does, I would enjoy if this were really a game. C: ffffffffff

;o; I REALLY wanted to do more, maybe some clan talking and other places, but it was already huge and I was tired. :’C

Ekami is suited with armor sidepieces, that sorta hold up a levitating crystal diamond-glyph, that acts as a shield?
I can see the sides bending to make wings for a flight form c:

Go here for the Frozen image
And here for the Short animation
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:bulletgreen:GOOD POINTS:
Fluid movement and fun looking, as if it were really a game. 8O
Something animated. And unlike my others large scaled.
Using my comic skills here (bubble for speech) ;D
trying new things

:bulletred:BAD POINTS:
Size D: ow.
;u; I cannot add sounds/music which is a sads.
FIDDLY >8C Murderous layers gave me so much troubles. Ugh then piecing them together. X-x
Epic fail, Asterite doesn’t swirl, but I wasn’t dealing with that. X-x he’s sorta nice just hanging frozen. :I
Cheesy and really crap ‘brush’ effect, the picture turning sepia. XD does its job.
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I do not own Ecco the dolphin or Okami
Art/concept © © Warrior-Oji
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BladedMako Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
The asterite. *sigh*

The asterite is a friggen idiot. Why?

Ok, so his stupid ball is missing. He needs you to get it back. Solution? Go back in time and steal it from his younger self.

...

If you'd just shut up for five freaking seconds and not told me that, your stupid ball wouldn't be missing would it? Ffffff.

No, I can't get past that level. I've tried for HOURS. That first game is too hard. It's almost not fun. I have a better chance of beating I Wanna Be The Guy.

Ugh, the Guardian spoke in riddles that made my head spin but at least he didn't go making time loops like that. Sheesh.
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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:C I like him except in the past he's a nasty old bastard, :I And not so cool in the future being all upgraded-shiny tech lol. I like his concept.

XDDDD I enjoy the twisted time paradoxy.
LOL. :'U Did it as a child, but tried recently and failed for hours too. XD It was kinda half dumb luck. >:U
There is a trick to it though, you need to hit 3-4 globes of the same colour. OTL There's a small shortcut to missing half the level, if you live then yeah... you get to DNA boss.
Oh I know how hard the 1st was, actually flew through it recently in a few hours, up till the asterite in the past. XD Think I only once did the machine as a kid, NEVER AGAIN! *uses cheats because did it once so I don't care* >8C Tides was evil, played it at my PC and almost snapped my wrists to finish. :'C
fffffffff I don't care if it's no fun, I am a dolphin and it's too awesome. LMAO.
I actually prefer DOTF because it's got some calm/play levels and more exploration.

XD Hahah! Love the riddles, and today sort of use that in my stories and writing. ;)
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BladedMako Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
If the sonic attack does not work on him then I am f***ed.
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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL.
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BladedMako Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Ok, beat him finally (I was supposed to go on the left side all along? FFFFFF) But now I'm stuck on Welcome to the Machine. It's complete bullshit! The whole thing! I swear to god, when I die on the final boss I will keep hitting the reset button on the sega and enter in the stupid password 1,000,000 times rather then play through that damn level again.
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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XDDDD You can go anywhere, really. HAVE FUN! XD
IKR. :T It's so cruel, even the Japanese simplified and changed the level. X'D The stomach.
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BladedMako Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Okay, I finally beat it and I got into the boss level...AND THERE WAS AN ALIEN DIRECTLY BELOW ME :iconfffffffplz: SO I DIED IN THREE SECONDS!!! Are you freaking kidding me?! These evil fucking bastards. I dealt with all the b.s. you cooked up, now let me win!

Ugh, I was so mad. Total bullshit.
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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LMFAO!

|D Now you know why it's called hard.
I do think redoing the machine was tad much :1
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ShadowDagger Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow :wow: makes me believe you're working for the Ecco game company :D The quality is awesome-sauce and the animation is so smooth :O and it certainly gives that Okami-ish feel that I miss :stare: poor-poor PS2 why did you have to leave me ;_;

Anywho xD Your hard work is really payed off, this is most impressive. Go supah Oji :D :worship:
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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bahahah! Sadly no :'C
I do love how it looks like a simplistic flash game tho <3

Psh. X'D Its laggy here. And the Quality was grain-dulled by gimp and whatever. /:
;u; I am sorry I made you feels again. hehe.
;n; Ecco did the same.

ARGH! It no pay off for me > bitter. XD
NEVER AGAIN. >8C
:'C TY Praise eases my hatred for this.
I think small is better. XD I love my icon sized things c: n painty style.
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ShadowDagger Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks too awesome for words <3 Don't beat yourself up, how many people have talent enough for something like this XD?

That's okay really X') Okami was really fun, I miss it. All the missions and tasks we had to make No-Bath-Ammy do. Aaah memories x3

Oh yush it did >8D I like how clear and smooth lined it is :)
I've never animated in color before though I want to try it :O. Your painty style is very interesting and different from what we usually see , unique :nod:
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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
X'D I like it, but I prefer to go nuts with lovely paint. :'C Animating that would have been my death. XD Small phinny faces are more my thing.
Many have talents? :'D I don't see it as so hard.
Simple brain workings really how animating works. I just cannot do real movement with animating (lack of equipment sorta and no much practice ), it's more fiddly, keeping it proportions and things, mostly I lack patience. :T

Bahahah! Yeah. But Ecco was my escape when I just wanted to do nothing, flail in the waters. Now I don't really have that. ;n;

X'D I realized fudged the smooth lines, Ekami should have different line stroke length (Like Japanese Kanji/Hirigana in ink.) :I I wasn't gonna fuss over it anymore.
But it's new <3
I thank those stamps for a bit of learning and delving into that.

XD This was cheap colouring, not a proper animation. Animating a few frames (Ekami has 3 on repeat) is nothing. ;T Paint animation has more to it, but I'd rather struggle in that, I know how to edit, it can be hard to move next stage correct though without flopping. It's more ... fulfilling though. And pretty, lol.

Basically I work like I do with my painting, a few layers, (1 for bg and the dolphin alone) ;T Then copy > edit.
Switching them is what I start to get confused on. XD (Ekamies movement sequences)

:'D Paint style <3
Just as is or for animation? Because I see a few with my style.
Animating full paint, nah, those are rare if any. :'C
You should try animashuns <333
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anteatr Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
pretty nice!
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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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VernFeathers Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the coolest thing ever! I love it!!:XD::w00t:

:+fav:
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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FFF <3 YEI. I am glad you think so.
TY.
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AlexRaccoonGlider Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is pretty cool as far as the animation goes, you did a great job here =3
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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Eh, I'm over it because it was more painful than anything. :'C
Thanks! <3
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zavraan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
OH....MY...WOW. :faint:

HOW DID YOU DO THIS!? :iconcannotevenplz: This is simply amazing! no...BEYOND amazing!I can't make something like this if I could! XD
You should be really proud of yourself! <3 You really give that Ecco feeling in your drawings. :'D
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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think it's amazing so much, the animation is basic and fun. lol.
Simple ideas I reuse. Ekami <3
I reuse the same style of animating from my old gifts, repeating is a huge part of it.

:'DDDD It's got half Okami in it, more so I feel. Traditional style art and talk that I love. But it definitely takes from both games nicely, giving nostalgia and things. :love:

X'D I used my art programs, nothing epic. And since practice slight altering, helps.
kinda stay away from large moving ones. >_>; > I've hardly done REAL animation. I like these mini loop creations.
:T Then use the many layers in sequences to make it move, saving the frames. x-x And in order animate them. Fidgeting with the effects only lightly, not genius stuff.
The work comes piecing it together >C And remembering to do it right.

I'm proud of it for the idea, not much else. Animating isn't a strong point I like.
I would be doing it forever if it were easier.

Daw <3 I played Ecco forever, and I try capturing that feeling. It's not so hard to copy the ambiance and things.
:I I'd make games if I had the brains. OTL.

<3
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zavraan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Interisting! ^^
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Mokuoo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cute :P LOL THE ASTERITES IS SO BOSSY, MAYBE HE SHOULD GO GET HIS OWN ORB BALL THINGS BACK!

very cute! love the phins design makes me thing of Okami C':
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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD Why is it cutes?
>:C I played it weeks ago and he refused to let me have his orb. BAW! I raged hard X'D The only part in the game that gave me intense pissy-mode :T The stuff before that was too easy. =-= I didn't pass it. FFFFFUUUUUU!

XD Some of the characters in Okami are very rude, but Asterite isn't so bad. :)
XDDD It's kinda a crossover. There is a contest on right now, in Ecco group. c:
MAY THE POWER BE WITH THEE. <3
TY MUCH.
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Mokuoo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
PSH, SORRY IT'S NOT CUTE GOSH! PSH! XD

LAWL, I haven't played the old games in like forever ._. LOL HE DIDN'T GIVE YOU HIS GLOBES!

Okami, I loved that game for the wii-wii it was the most super duper game eveh XD haha it was okay.

LOl, I'll have to take a look at this here contest! C:

YOUR WELCOME! :D
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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL. Is ok.

>C How dare you not play Eccoes. :I I'd ttly be raping DOTF but my Dreamcast pretends it's not in there. OTL BAW! I haven't eccoes for ages. :'C
:T NOPE. Refused to let me smack him, he'd shock my ass dead.

;u; I have Wii Okami too <3 LOL WII-WII? XDDD It's a fav of mine for the story and stuff. c': And because we so poor we don't get many games to play. So I'm stuck in 2000 with all the old shit

JOIN NAO! >8C <3

<333
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Mokuoo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I know! I should have arms removed D': I HAVE SHAMED ECOO!!!!

LOL you Dreamcast hates you! Mine loves me! it still works and runs and I have DOTF on it also AND IT READS DAT DEM DISKS!

LOL X'D

LOL your poor darling D': Your missing out on all the young whipper snapper sayings |:D

JOIN WHAT!!? WHAT AM I JOINING??
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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>8C SHAME....SHUN JOO.

D': It's only that game! ffff > Someone else complain the same thing so it's a common flaw in the game discs? :'C I was not happy.
GIVE ME YOUR DC >8U FUUUUUU.
XDDD

:'D I try not feel jellies you all so high tech and futuristic. XDDDD Whipper snapper saying? wat. lmfao.

I dunno, the Ecco cult? :I
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Mokuoo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
NO SHAME MEE! ;u;

LAWL NEVEH I WILL KEEP MY DC TILL MY PIGS FLY!


Lol, I'm not THAT futuristic when you sent me MPL or MLP whatever the other day I had to google it I was like..whut ._. LOL I don't know much of the brb's and stuff. XD I've never had a cell phone. don't need one >_> I guess that's the big thing now is texting lawl!

PFFFF, ecco cult! |:P
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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok ;n; :hug:

>:C FUUUUUU! TUT (Jumps to death) ECCO!

X'D Really wat??? Aww, I see. Can teach you the ones I know, am pretty basic myself. ;u;
MLP. <-> KILL IT
>A> I still don't have a cell phoneAnd I dislike with my sore ears I learnt through here and chat/MSN-messenger. XD
JOYOUS DAY! ANOTHER. Let us dance :'D Not often you meet someone who dislikes phones XD

You weird, my other friend was also the same smarts. And your funny attitude. o-o So I played teacher <3 teehee. It's nice fun.

>: B <3 Ecco cult.
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Sparky-Lurkdragon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness that's so cute. And awesome. Instant reblog over at Tumblr, instant fav here. I love your Ekami pieces in general, and this is just spectacular. <3
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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XDDDDD BGYUFYGJGHJ
Uber thank you Sparkz! <3

Naw. ;u; Ekami is really something entertaining to me.
XDDDD I'd have loved to make his design more flash, but I new simple was best. >3> Even though the flashy bits would most likely not animate. XD herpaderp.
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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:T You wait a bit, lol.
I noted it was slow. TUT It fixed itself though. :)
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DangerousBallOfFur Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
kk.....
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