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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 5 / 5 stars

This was very beautiful, very deserving of the NG front page. Please make more like this in the future


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Yes and no throughout on this one. The blinking pictures was kinda lame, even if it the artwork was usually good. But I will admit that you told your story and your panels were great. I think the best thing here was the smooth shading and coloring, and pretty acuarte layout. Your anatomy could be stronger man and so will the poses. try pushing for a smoother transitioning movie if you continue to animation with illustrations, and stronger character designs. Good work here though!

black-lotus-kitsune responds:

thank you for the crit and kind comments ^^ i agree with the blinking - once i finish this,it will be much smoother.
lol, i can thankfully say that my anatomy is much better than this XD but for the sake of storyboarding, these are just quick sketches to get an idea of what i want the poses/actions to be :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This was brave exciting and deeply heart wrenching i loved every moment. shows pure compassion and makes you think deep loved the artistic side as well, but the song made this plentiful and wholesome nothing could beat this emotionally. Bravo well done you are a shooting star.

black-lotus-kitsune responds:

^^ thank you very much! :)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Fantastic concept!
An updated version with a higher framerate would be welcome and appreciated.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

wow its nice