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Chasing a Flame

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rated 3.37 / 5 stars
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Experimental
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Uploaded
May 30, 2016 | 6:26 AM EDT

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Author Comments

My final piece animation made for my art foundation course. We had 9 weeks to complete this one, so really hope y'all like it, it was pretty fun to make! There was also a mini comic I created to go alongside this animation which I've uploaded to my blog.
Thanks to the super talented Ketsa for providing the music for this too, links to his site are below, his stuff is awesome. The song I used was called 'Sorrow the Sun'. :)

Ketsa's music: http://ketsamusic.com/index/

Youtube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bItTo7hDvPE
My blog (where you can find the mini comic): https://diaryofatraineeartist.wordpress.com/

Reviews


ChristovgrigoriChristovgrigori

Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was pretty good and a bit creative. Nice job!


TraineeArtist responds:

Thank you! Glad you liked it :)


C4DNerdC4DNerd

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I won't lie, at the beginning I was getting a little bored and tempted to choose another video. But the atmosphere that came in was really cool and the message in the end made me like it a whole lot more than I did before. Just for the message alone, I appreciate this video!


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TraineeArtist responds:

Thanks! Yeah, as it was an animation for uni, I was mainly focusing on atmosphere and the message (and y'know, finishing it in time...) But yeah, I'll try to work on pacing for future animations. Thanks for your feedback! :)


nerdsman567nerdsman567

Rated 3 / 5 stars

While the animation isn't anything spectacular, its pacing and atmosphere are enticing enough to keep it engaging. I also really liked the moral and how the flame stands as a symbol for inspiration. As an artist, I can definitely relate to that. ;)

Overall, not half bad!


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TraineeArtist responds:

Thanks, yeah I was mainly focusing on timing, atmosphere, and the message for this piece, so glad it hit the right notes. I'll try to work on my style and the animation itself for future animations though, so thanks for the feedback! :)


MaccamuffinMaccamuffin

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Hey that was really nice! The concept was relatable and interesting. You've obviously spent a lot of time on making your straight ahead animation and you used some pretty cool techniques along the way. My main piece of advice is to try avoid using gradients for colouring in background elements i.e your trees and even the barn. Generally, they're not particularly nice aesthetically and I don't think they complemented your style very well. They felt a little out of place. Also maybe try a little bit of shadow on your characters, I reckon it would go a long way to improving your animations' visual style.

Great work! Hope to see more!


TraineeArtist responds:

Thank you! Yeah, most of the shading came down to what was most time effective, as it was a uni project with annoying time restraints, but I'll try and work on improving shading in future animations. Thanks for your feedback! :)