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jsac38 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
@03:48Nicely done! I'd like to see more too!
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Sprybug Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
@03:53Thanks, Milo can sure jog! Just kidding, I know what you mean. ;)
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@00:11Why um, thanks?
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@00:44Watch what you call my mom! :P
Yeah, all in good fun.
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Sprybug Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@00:45Hehehe. Thanks for the comment. Did you happen to see Chapter 2?
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oecn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
@03:42cant wait to see more muskrats!
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jmaf Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Student
@03:45Sounds like a lot of work. And to think, it's mostly by yourself. This turned out real well. Good luck with the next chapters! :)
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
@01:52You're not the first person to give me the Redwall parallel. It's funny, cause I tried to read that book and couldn't get through it. I just couldn't take the story seriously with some of the setup, continuity issues, and how the characters reacted to things at times. I really liked the idea and some of the characters were endearing, but everything else kind of ruined it for me unfortunately.
My imagination has mostly involved this time period and anthropomorphic characters, so I thought I'd give it a go and really develop it.

Thanks. :hug:
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Sprybug Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional Filmographer
@03:37Hehe. Of course, what do I do? Make the lead antagonist CUTE. Actually he used to be cuter, but I gave him sharper features than what he had before and took away some of his roundness to try to give him more of an "edge".

Thanks for watching,
Sprybug.
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Tooth & Claw
Chapter 1 - "Sir Milo"
by Chris Spry

Introducing Chapter 1 of Tooth & Claw, "Sir Milo".
Trouble is stirring in the muskrat village of "Greenwater" and its up to 'Sir Milo' to help save a family in peril, but not all is at is seems to be. If you like cartoons involving anthropomorphic animals set in a medeival time period with darker and more serious overtones, then this one's for you. The start of hopefully more to come. Chapter 2 is already in progress.
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fraughtuk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
This is awesome stuff mate! Loving it! :-)
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for checking it out. I got a DD on chapter 2. Once I figured out that I wanted to tell the whole story I started making it into a graphic novel because it never would of gotten finished otherwise.
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fraughtuk Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
LOL... i know what you mean. Really good work though. :-)
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jsac38 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
@03:48Nicely done! I'd like to see more too!
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pedrozanin Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
@03:53Amazing jog.
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Sprybug Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
@03:53Thanks, Milo can sure jog! Just kidding, I know what you mean. ;)
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XxPyra-ChanXx Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011   Digital Artist
@00:11Nice Opening. :P
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@00:11Why um, thanks?
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The-F0X Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my, this is amazing 8D
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Why thanks. Welcome to the show.
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DanoGambler Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This animation of yourse, it really swepped me away! Great flow and interesting story! The music and the timing is fantastic!
I really look forward to the next episode!
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks. Chapter 2 is there too if you want to watch it. They take a very long time to make, so that's why I am switching over to the graphic novel format.
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MikeSouthmoor Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student Filmographer
Interesting animation you've got. I never would've though muskrats would be that entertaining
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Plug in any living creature in that and you may have the same result. Thanks!
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@03:53Awww, this is looking sweet so far!
Seems Sir Milo arrived just in time to save lives - then that kiss-scene was cute... :aww:
But what then? The whole thing was a dream? :O_o:
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@03:53Yes. You feel ripped off? :P
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@03:53I was just a little confused there. Was it a: ...foreshadowing? ...flashback? ...or Big Lipped Alligator Moment? :XD:
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@03:53LOL. You're lucky I know what that means. Straight from All Dogs Go To Heaven, and phrased by the Nostalgia Chick. But yes, it was a dream, and its whole purpose was to not just draw you in, but to give you a feel of the real danger that's really happening outside of his comfy village. It is a bit of foreshadowing because minks and a burned forest are involved. In fact in chapter 2, Flower talks about the trouble since the big forest fire and how dangerous it was out there. Milo's an adolescent and just about an adult, so he's gonna have those kind of dreams, where he's the dude that's gonna come save the day and kiss the hot chick, but then those real life problems stir from his subconscious and plague the end of his dream.
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@03:53Heh, yeah... I've really been watching too much Nostalgia Critic... :giggle:
The "OF COURSE!" line is probably my favourite running gag, when talking of world domination!

And yes, I can see where you're going with this! :)
All looks very exciting - and I'll be interested to see how this comes out in the end.
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RedVioletPanda Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011   Digital Artist
@03:53Good work with this!
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@03:53Thanks. ^5
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RedVioletPanda Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011   Digital Artist
You're welcome =D
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@03:53Thanks. ^5
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FrankHightower Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:44That's not a hoe, it's a pitchfork! :D
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@00:44Watch what you call my mom! :P
Yeah, all in good fun.
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greatveemon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
how long did it takes to finish this? I was doing some camp lazlo animation and it's really consuming my time.
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Any kind of animation is really time consuming, there's really no way around it. Each chapter has taken me around a year to make, but I put a lot of effort into making it really good. If I wanted it to be like any other web animated thing, it would be a fraction of the time, but I want it to stand out.
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greatveemon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
did you also make a storyboard of this or just a script?
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional Filmographer
All of the above. The storyboards are made from the script. They are a bit messy look wise as I made about a hundred panels per chapter and I tried to get through it as quickly as possible more concerned about shot selection, framing, etc, rather than if I was on model with the character or not.
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greatveemon Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
so that means you still using a paper? or just a template from pc? it's really hard to finish the background :P
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I use Flash on a PC and draw everything in it with a Wacom tablet.
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Yudhaikeledai Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Mr. Sprybug, there is one thing that is lacking in this animation... And that is more attention from other deviants! Yes, its that good :)

The graphical aspects are really well done complemented by excellent dynamics (expressiveness, fluidity of movement, variety of angles and perspectives). Characters are interesting, and has a promising plot.

I wonder sir, how long does this took you to make? And at what FPS speed is it?

Great Scott, looking at this, I realise that as an animator, I still have really much to learn :)
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Sprybug Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for all the positive feedback. I'm a big believer in word of mouth if something is good then it'll spread and it'll start getting attention, but it really hasn't, so it's probably only a few people that are actually interested in this sort of thing would actually like. It was a good experience for me making this and chapter 2, but now I think I'll turn it into a graphic novel, if I even do work on it at all.
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YoshiDrawing Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:45I'm REALLY scary with my farmer's hoe and, oh crap, DON'T HURT ME!
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Sprybug Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@00:45Hehehe. Thanks for the comment. Did you happen to see Chapter 2?
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oecn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
@03:42cant wait to see more muskrats!
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WolfN85 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@03:48That was awesome!
I can't wait to see more!
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@03:48Soon, soon. :)
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bakido Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Gosh. I thought that was gonna be boring, but what a concept!
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks. Chapter two will be out soon. Not as much action, but hopefully some pretty stuff to look at with a lot of backstory.
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chocogingerfingers Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Filmographer
@03:53Wow this is really awesome!! :la: All your hard work certainly paid off. I'd love to make a fully fledged animation like this one day. :/
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@03:53It's hard work and takes a lot of dedication. Chapter two was finished just in time for the Melbourne festival. I haven't posted it here yet because I left out the end montage scene. Didn't have time to include it for the festival because it's not finished yet, but it wasn't necessary to move the story along. Once I add that, I'll upload it here and to Youtube.
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jmaf Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Student
Wow, how long does it take you to make one of these?
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jmaf Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Student
@03:45Wow, how long does it take you to make one of these?
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Filmographer
@03:45Too long. Hehe. I had started on the idea a year before and slowly made a script, storyboard, and then designed the characters. Then I had to make all the character builds in Flash, with all the backgrounds and props. I did it mostly all by myself. The animation end took about 4 months, and made new drawings, etc that I needed as I went along. Chapter two is taking longer because I don't have as much time as I did before and I got ambitious in a few places, including a 2 1/2 dimensional background. You'll know when you'll see it when it shows up. I spent months on just that. I plan to be done with it next month and post it! I'm really close.
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jmaf Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Student
@03:45Sounds like a lot of work. And to think, it's mostly by yourself. This turned out real well. Good luck with the next chapters! :)
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annemator-08 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@03:53WOW!! this was really good. i liked watching it, so cant wait till chapter 2 comes :D

ill be watching then...
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
@03:53Thanks much. 2 will be out pretty soon, and I'll be posting it in a lot of groups too, so just keep a look out for it.
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CharlestonSauce Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:53this is too cool!
I can't wait for the next one!
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calistamonkey Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find it insanely...insane that this hasn't had more recognition! It's very well animated and has an intriguing storyline. Definitely of a very high standard indeed! Keep up the awesome work, I would certainly love to see more, and I wish you the best of luck with your project :3
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