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Apr 29, 2012 | 7:16 AM EDT
  • Daily 5th Place April 30, 2012

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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 5 / 5 stars April 30, 2012



Rated 5 / 5 stars April 30, 2012

original, moving, and great animation and music. 5 of 5


Rated 5 / 5 stars April 30, 2012

That was an amazing story!!!!!!!
The music fit into it perfectly.
I think it'll be even better if you make it into an actual animation (but that's just my opinion).
One thing, why does it loop?

black-lotus-kitsune responds:

thank you so much!
lol, it loops cuz i don't know yet how to make it not loop/do a preloader XD i am learning though (i am completely new to the whole animation/newgrounds thing) ^^


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars April 30, 2012

i like the story and the musics great but the grephics could maybe be a little better
great job though other than that

black-lotus-kitsune responds:

thank you for the input ^^ they're currently in the sketching phase which is why they aren't to refine, but i definitely plan on making them better :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars April 30, 2012

the music matched perfectly with this flash. the animation is really good. all in all i loved it. btw did u base this animation off the greek mythology?

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black-lotus-kitsune responds:

thank you very much!
while i am a huge mythology lover, this was just done out of my own imagination ^^ dryads ARE greek mythology, but in terms of story i didn't take inspiration from much :)