"Are you sure? We've never done a colored image yet. The technology is a bit... wonky."
"I'm sure. And could you frame it?"
"Of course. It was your first big hit, after all. You made the front page if I remember correctly."
"Yeah. It's not every day that somepony steals a statue."
A commission for *sherilyn-holmes
of Mystery Gift
's Ink Cartoon
Apparently, the two are super bast friends forever and all that jazz.
Five iterations, animated since the second. Background from S02E01, obviously. The animation grew more and more complex throughout the process. Added the flags in the third iteration. Used spline calcMode in the fifth to make the movement feel more dynamic.
This image was also created as an experiment into full-color GIF animations. I think it turned out rather well, although I had to reduce the number of gradients to a minimum. Still, there are no gaping
SVG is validated, but only partially commented. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Time taken: ~10 hours
--- Premium download
The original SVG is downloadable in two ways - via sta.sh or as a premium download.
If you like this enough, feel free to purchase the digital copy for points. It helps me a LOT. If you just want to see the animation and its works, download it from sta.sh. Your choice, really.
Sta.sh link: [link]
--- Additional links
The flag in background: [link]
(downloadable as a free/paid resource!)