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Apr 29, 2012 | 7:16 AM EDT
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THANK YOU ALL FOR THE INPUT ON THIS ANIMATION! I have another (not good) animation that needs some desperate critique (lol, not all my animations can be like this one), and I would love any constructive crit on that one - ANYTHING helps, and negative is encouraged :)

Remember - any good input in that video helps me continue with this one ;)

ALSO, I WILL be adding a preloader and make it not loop, but it will have to wait until finals are over in a few weeks. Thank you for the suggestion on that!


This was created for my Advanced Drawing class. I was given the task to simply tell a story. I decided to take it further than just a few images and created the backbone to an animation: a storyboard. That being said, this is the reason the drawings are so simple/messy. I needed to get them all done in only a month, so I only had time to do the sketches. Hopefully in the future it will become a full animation ^^ And yes - this is my first attempt at this :)

Throughout the whole process I learned new things, which can be seen in the images themselves (the quality basically changes from image to image). But the top 3 important things I learned were these:

1. Don't edit a video in one night/for 12 hours straight (even though the sunrise was pretty).
2. If you're going to save your layers, then DON'T FLATTEN THE IMAGE YOU IDIOT!
3. Running sequences need to die.

Over the summer I plan on doing some more storyboards set to the music of Florence and the Machine, specifically "My Boy Builds Coffins".

Time taken: 150 hours (including illustrations not here)
Total frames: 304
Special thanks to: Karen-Monster and SultanaOfStars

OFFICIAL ART: ove-287241136

Thank you for viewing! Enjoy!



Rated 4 / 5 stars

very beautiful plot, and it went perfect with the song, very touching. good drawings, and color. though i rather did not enjoy the frame by frame animation, though it did go along with the song quite well and gave it a bit more emphasis. I also don't like the constant replay. this is a flash i could only watch would be a bit more touching if the animation was more constant. Very well done though on your part, I give you credit for making something so beautiful with such creativity using the perfect melody and such a great meaning behind it. truly does touch ones heart in a way.....though i know you can do better :D

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black-lotus-kitsune responds:

thank you! the frame by frame can be quite daunting and annoying, but as a storyboard i only wanted to put so many details ^^ the next step will have more images, so hopefully it'll be more easily view-able :)
and yes - i'll be adding both a preloader and make it not loop, but it'll have to wait until finals are over :D


Rated 5 / 5 stars

To those who thought this who was porn ,,l,, ,_, ,,l,,


Rated 3 / 5 stars

Its amazing for what it is. This piece definitely shows that you have potential.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Wish I could see all of it but its been so slow to load.. Great storytelling though, with the song as the background. Really liked it :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was a really cute tale.. Not well animated like the majority of stuff you see here, but to me, that wasn't the factor.. You still told a beatiful tale and put a smile on my face. Good luck on future projects =D