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Virgil #2 The Phoenix

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Jan 18, 2003 | 9:27 PM EST
  • Daily 3rd Place January 19, 2003

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The second Virgil flash. Based loosely on the myth of the Phoenix.



Rated 4 / 5 stars


A completely different tone than Virgil one, but still in keeping with the similar visual style so as to keep the two animations connected yet unique, I really dug the way the music fit the animation so well, they really gave it a great sense of whimsy.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

(I hate summaries)

It was short but still really cool. The story was "touching" in a small way. I like hearing about the Phoenix. I liked the music because it sounded like Final Fantasy music. Is it from a Final Fantasy game, did you create it, or did you just find it somewhere?


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

as always, brilliant

I just reviewed one of your other movies, "The Creator" and i only realised who you were when i'd finished writing the review. If id known it was you, the flash artist i have at number 3 (i think) of my favourite flash artists i probably wuld have added a smily face or sumthing else thought to be obsecure and pointless. Anyway great movie, the colouring technique reminds me of Magnolia, where the main colours are red and blue (of the american flag i assume). Very good make more :)

Virgilcomic responds:

I'm working on it.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

ah, Mr. Thomas

Ah, Mr. Thomas your animation never ceases to amaze me yet it exceeds my expectations. Interesting what you chose to colour, if their a particular reason that the flower and fire are coloured as opposed to the moon? I have no quarell just curious...

Virgilcomic responds:

The flower symbolizes hope and the fire symbolizes rebirth. I wanted to highlight these two aspects and thought the coloring helped to do that.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


I can tell that this must of taken awhile. I also noticed that you greatly changed the look of Virgil. Was the for the better? Maybe not, in my opinion. But, he still looks good. I liked the idea, the Phoenix looked really nice and majestic. Keep on with the good stuff...


Virgilcomic responds:

The slow metamorphosizing change of Virgil has been an unconsious one. I was never one to use character model sheets as I always preferred the sketchy look; I always thought it added more power to the drawing- and if that meant that the characters were often out of proportion: so be it.

As you said, I'm not sure if it was for the better or not, but I just wanted to explain why he changed a bit, although I don't think the change was really noticable.