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Gallery Folders

Tate Walking Cycle .:WIP:. by Clambiluna
Summer Paradise by Web5teR
Dandelion by Aart-ish
Beaker MEEP! MEEP! MEEP! Animated Badge by Blue-Staple-Studios
2D Pencil n Paper Animation
Dog run cycle animated by Wolfmoss
Hashirama Vs Madara roughs by WillyMutuku
[Animation] 40 Mins? by Beginneratart
First bunny animation. by HowNOTTo-InLife
2D Computer Digital Animation CLOSED
deer gif (click to see it move) by Selsea012
bird gif (click to see it move) by Selsea012
Birds gif by Selsea012
Trespassholes Scene 2 by Blackn-Yellow
2D Computer Digital Animation II CLOSED
Chalk (animation) by CheddarPrince
Don't Stop me Now MV(Ft. Cosmog) by HotRodMario8
Animation Test 2 by HotRodMario8
Kremstoin on stage by Nahemii
2D Computer Digital Animation III
hoodhusky by skaiahART
NoName-Foxycoon by skaiahART
Tyto Animation *Click to see* by TytoTuesday
62117 by PoisonicPen
3D Digital Animation

Mature Content

FIRECRACKER by SlootySlots
Rolling Ball to Glass Wine by Fukushu-Makoto12
Rouge animation cycle render test by animacionespola
Mango Rune by R-no71
Stop Motion and Cutouts Animation
The Silver Queen stop-motion animation *coloured* by MajikkanBeingsUnite
Thomas and Weird Monkey claymation by Wolfmoss
Stop motion Second trial eyelids by Lepixma
Transformation Animation by TheLovelyLandofMary
Interactive Media
Motion Dress up (Dress up + Animation) by CheddarPrince
Geometric Doublehelix by MF99K
Interactive Gun Violence Poster by GreenMangos
Rainbow birb interactive v1.25 by MF99K
Reels and Resumes
Work in Progress Animation
Best Friend (animation wip 2) by Yanguchitzure
Best Friend (animation wip) by Yanguchitzure
Frame by Frame Dance Animation by AhmadMurchad
Story Intro ( Gif ) by Esther-Shen
Storyboards, Animatics and Scripts
Animated Icons and Special FX Animation
Comm: Crispy by JuliaFliess
Concept Art
World Builders Project - Concept 1 by LAriasRhor
Character, Model, Action Sheets
Blaze by MajikkanBeingsUnite
Layout and Backgrounds for Animation
The wind breeze(animation) by Silventer
Tutorials and Stock Resources for Animation
Fish - step by step by bhupendra
Contest - Action Challenge
...   RUN! (CLICK TO SEE ADDED EFFECTS) by marley225










Newest Members


:bulletgreen: Joining Rules:
We here on “theAnimators” group understand that you don’t have to be an animator in order to appreciate the beauty of animation. So if you’re an animator, or have something to do with animation or just love, eat and breathe animation – you are welcome to join us and contribute to our group in any way you can. Membership is basically open to all.
If you do not wish to join and contribute, but still interested in our group and it’s deviations, you can simply watch us instead. ^^

++ TO JOIN ++

:bulletyellow: Click on Join Our Group button.
:bulletyellow: Upon clicking the button, please explain the purpose of joining, what you know about animation (your expertise, if any), and how you would contribute to the group in the comment box. Also, please, if possible, post a link to the animation related work.
:bulletyellow: Wait for ADMINS' decision.
:bulletyellow: If your application is approved, you're in ^_^

:bulletgreen: Submitting Rules:
We want to keep the contents of the gallery strictly related to animation; it can be traditional, digital, pixel, interactive media, stop motion, motion graphics, or visual effects in 2d and/or 3d, and even live footage integrated with animation.

To submit artwork you must be a member of this group. After becoming one go to our main page and click "contribute art", or go to our gallery and click "submit to this gallery". Please submit to the appropriate category. To submit to specific category, click on the plus (+) button next to right of the folder names. Once you submitted your art, an admin will go over your submission and approve or reject it.

Listed here below are what MEMBERS may submit and which submission goes to which folder. Please read carefully before submitting.


:bulletblue: Featured - This category represents the best of this group. Submissions are closed to this category. The best animations will be picked by the admins. We are open for suggestions though, so if you see something special send us a note ^^.

:bulletblue: 2D Pencil n Paper - Any hand drawn animation done frame by frame in the traditional way – Paper, Pencil and Light Table.

:bulletblue: 2D Digital Computer - Any 2D animation created on the computer with any type of software (Including Flash).

:bulletblue: 3D Digital - Any 3D animation created with any type of 3D software.

:bulletblue: Stop Motion and Cutouts - Any Stop Motion animation shot frame by frame with physical materials.

:bulletblue: Animated Icons and Motion Graphics - Animated avatars, icons, and other Motion Graphics.

:bulletblue: Interactive Media - Interactive contents and games that require the users to interact with them (excluding the "Play" button).

:bulletblue: Reels and Resumes - All Reels, Resumes and Portfolios representing you and your skills. Job requests and offers are welcome.

:bulletblue: Work in Progress - Any work from any kind of animation that is still in the process of making and WILL BE finished in the future. Critiques are welcome to take a pick and help the process.

:bulletblue: Storyboards, Animatics and Scripts - Storyboards, Animatics and story or scenario scripts.

:bulletblue: Concept Art - illustrative or visual works representing the Concept Art of an animated movie, in any stage of the process. Only work related to an animation is accepted.

:bulletblue: Characters and Model Sheets - Character Design, Model, Action and Expression Sheets, CG Modeling and other character related work, in any stage of the process.

:bulletblue: Layout and Backgrounds - Layouts and Backgrounds of an animated movie, in any stage of the process. Only work related to an animation is accepted.

:bulletblue: Tutorials - Tutorials and other How-to's that relates to animation.

:bulletblue: Contest - Contest related entries. Old entries will be moved to the appropriate category.

:bulletred: Trailers and Teasers are also acceptable. Just submit them under the correct type of animation.
:bulletred: Critiques are welcome to take a pick at any folder and help members improve their work. If you wish to receive help either mark the “Critique Wanted” (if you’re a premium member) when you submit your art, or simple write “Critique Wanted” in Deviation’s title.
:bulletred: We don’t accept deviations for animations with links to site outside DA, only actual animations submitted to DA.
:bulletred: We don't accept editing of live footage, unless it has at least some animation in it (exclude effects like explosions and such, which are really more automatic effects the software generated then actual animation).
:bulletred: We don't accept screenshots from Animations and basically please refrain from posting still images in the related Animation folders. Still images should only go into Storyboard, Concept, Characters, Backgrounds and Tutorials.
:bulletred: Please note that plagiarism is not tolerated here, and submitting work other than your own may get you banned.

:bulletgreen: Free Animation Software:
Pencil2D (a newer version of Pencil)
Plastic Animation Paper PRO
Animaki (Online)

:bulletgreen: Animation Tutorials and Info:
A huge article about 2D Animation by LPDisney
Pencil Tests Depot
How Do You Animate? by TomBancroft
Wacom Starter's Guide by Fox-Orian
Free Drawing Lessons

:bulletgreen: Animation Sites (outside of DA):
Animation Forum
Animation Mentor
ACME Animations (only for signed up animation classes)
Void (pivot animation related)
Don Bluth Animation
Animation Arena
Big Cartoon Database
Animation Guild

:bulletgreen: Freelancers Helpful Info:
++ Our Job Offers Blog Entry ++
Tips when you are being hired by "UnseenArtists" DA Group
Tips to build a Portfolio
Animation Career Basic Questions by TomBancroft
Amazon Studios for Independent Filmmakers

Animation Supplies and Equipment

FAQ #842: How do I become a submitting member of the film community?
FAQ #830: How do I submit Film?

Recent Journal Entries

Group Info

We are a group dedicated to animation whether it be traditional or digital, stop motion or motion graphics, interactive media or animated icons and other animation related.
Founded 8 Years ago
Dec 14, 2009


Group Focus
Art Creation

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Katsuu Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Student Filmographer
Hey... I submitted a piece yesterday for the button contest, but in the wrong folder. I tried to resubmit it to the contest folder, but it seems I can't submit the same deviation twice to the same group. Would you kindly remove it from the featured gallery so I can resubmit it correctly? :D
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ArcValintine Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
O_O ok i am having troubles with animation i wanna Pan the screen from left to right and then zoom onto the snoozing characters face what can i do to create that from a CS3 premium design package (after effects/ photoshop/flash) The animation itself is all being done in photoshop so far. on a .gif file
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concordexlover Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I have a question..
I want to join, buuut after reading the rules I don't want to annoy by joining if I'm not good enough! I am getting better and trying (I'm working on something right now) so would someone be kind enough to look at the animation folder in my gallery and tell me what you think?
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ArcValintine Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
OadHello there I havesomeflash roughs and photo shop animations I wanna up load but DA won't let me how I upl
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FaerieDanse Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for addingSafyra to your gallery!
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