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Collaboration with delicious flash ninja :iconvectortrance: who did the animation and sound effects to bring this painting to life.

Render time: 24 hours
Original specs: 1080p HD Video
Software used: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash
Original sonic creation based on a few samples and loops collected from all over the place, then mixed in Sony Acid Pro 6.0

Painting by itself is at:
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This will be a bit of a harsh critique but just keep in mind that the purpose is not to make you sad or lessen your efforts but to give you an idea on how you can improve and make your future efforts even better. So here it comes: The timing missing in this is that your main subject, the woman figure, is in a posture of stopped motion meaning you d expect her to keep moving. She is in the midst of a step and the next thing you visually anticipate is for her to complete. So any animation you have added just makes a still image shake. It does not make it into a "story". On the animation part it was very strong and powerful. The only thing I did not like was the overall shake of the frame that made me feel I am looking at through an approaching vehicle rather than the earth shaking effect I would imagine you went for.
I hope my critique helps more than hurts; it is all in the best of intentions.
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The animation on its own is cool and the hair gives me a ghostly ring/grudge/dark water kinda feeling. The painting is awesome ofcourse like usual. Both on its own are great together they are clashing a bit like ntora said about the shaking.. But i feel that the character is showing a too normal pose to have such a heavy effects even tho the scene (surroundings) allows it, it looks weird to look at a female with a non powerful pose and see the effects around her. Maybe if you do the shaking to a minimum i think it will be less aggressive and give it the same calm feeling as the female itself. Adding mist will also give the animation some unity with the background.
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Demented-Chicken-Guy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow has there ever been anything more: Pointless, wrong, and just plain stupid, as a naked chick with psionic power? actually yes, but thats beside the point.
Zreaper62 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010

i kinda like it...
MizuCat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist !O:
saroin420 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
this is really good!~
XxXSweetAngelXxX Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
amazing...nice work
LaughingManC111 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
That was good! I have to admit, that is a very unique piece of art. Good job!
GabrielDeStellano Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Oh That's GOOD!!
mirrorofmystics Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
That was an awesome animation.

I agree with one of the critiques though..

It's should end with the climax
like..say... the woman turned back and look at the camera. Something liek that.

It's really good though. :]
Like REALLY good.
acidninjacake2 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
I like this too, however I think there are a little 'too' much animation going on. If you just stuck with the blowing hair and the shards of blue glass stuff that rises from the woman, then you wouldn't need to have those pulasting blue orbs of light. Less is more :)
cyber-satan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Just as i said. Need to watch closely.

Just lovely.
Akiterra Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
OH WOW...I saw the original about a year ago and this looks amazing. I agree with
*draco-samhain that the camera could have less movement. Perhaps just a still camera with all of the effects and hair movement? Just a thought really. :P

I'd like to see a bit of experimentation with the tiniest bit of cloud movement as well <(^.^)>

But overall, freaking amazing!!
McCloy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
greath job ^^
graphitemetallic Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
oh my GOD! you work is fantastic! I teach these adobe programs, but i cant teach this!!!
wytherwing Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
hey that's very cool! :thumbsup:
mitchblahman Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
it is amazing but there are some things missing on the flash
i like the picture better
its still awesome
BlueWingxx31 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
well yea it is animated with some effects but it really took some time to see that the hair was moving. and just to note, there was little movement which is highly unlikely with all the explosions or something going on around her

an animation- well technically it IS just a couple of pictures that are actually creating an illusion that something is moving, but i think you could, like what the other critiques have said, more climax, and even a bit of the story. quoting my teachers, "yes i can see that its moving, so what?". If we are to only see the beauty of your artwork, then u could have just submitted the art as it is. for Animation, its not Just about beautiful images that are moving, and lovely effects that go with it, but also it has to have a story, or in this case, perhaps a consequence or what happens after the girl stands there and her hair flies and there are explosions around her.

oh darn. school has infected my brain with all these stuff >< i better try to keep my mouth zipped from now on
Astarlen Featured By Owner May 15, 2009   Photographer
whoa, incredible... great collab
Ailayah-Adjavonne Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Student Photographer
absolutely beautiful!
EnergyArtClub Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
I think your original picture had just as much effect by itself.
wolverinegurl Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Good b8ut it was a little pixtally and blurry but other than that i liked it
Ysidro Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Student General Artist
whow, that's interesting. Fits pretty good together. Sound, picture, movement. Is there any way to make the water ripple/vibrate, too?
ClearNightSkies Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
I really liked it, but I did find it could use a bit more, pizaz. I agree with draco-s that it should be more windy with that choice of music. I know it's demanding for the animator, but it felt like more should be happening, at least with the camera angle. This is really sick none the less. It would be awesome to see more of these.
plastikmaniac Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Student General Artist
MOAR of this shinyness!!
Ryugexu Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
pazma Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Very cool.
Rivenor Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Immidiatly thought of the Xenogears opener when I saw it. Very nice animation and sounds :D score one for the ninja!
RiONX Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Nice work, reminds me a bit of a commercial on one of those old cd-rom games from the 90's, really great work.
RiONX Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
It needs some captions though... something like: In a world where magyc is punishable by death...their worst nightmare...may be their only chance for salvation. LOL.
Nawar0069 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
cooool!!!!! that is awesome:iconwowplz:
I love it=)=)=)
Felixita Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Wow, very cool.
I wish I like to see what happend after lool
very cool work!
God-CaringFilth Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
I don't like the shaking. It makes it apocalyptic. I am sure that's what you meant, but I would prefer it to be semi-serene. The magic emitted looks like light. This piece would be much better as a basic "drawing"/image.
Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
ebed Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Student
I was thinking the same thing as soon as I saw the thumbnail, and sure enough...

No offense, but I think this painting deserves more than the outcome of some AE tutorial.
DarkPhoenix1 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
Nicely done! :D i think i know how he made the after effects bits :) He ever had a look at
toiletbear Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
looks like displacement map hair , and video copilot tutorials ;-)
cyberfluff Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
EPIC! keep it up alexiuss ^_^
soul-rose Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
This is so amazing!!!
Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
I can't make a critique, since I'm too stunned by this piece of art to do that, so, I'll just keep it short and say "WOOOOW".


:wave: Great work!
SlizenDize Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
I think it's very cool but I got two points I'd like to make to whoever used AfterFX.

1. It screams I suggest that when doing this, try to experiment more, the tuts are not to be used as is, they are meant to give you the tools required to make your own magic :)

2. The effect cuts off rather abrupt when it gets larger, this is due to the particles hitting the edge of your particle box, to fix it just make the box larger :)

Hope I helped somewhat, must say it's an awesome idea for an image, I'd love to see some larger scale work on something similar to create some really cool effect with a nice ending as well.
Pathea Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist
That's so awesome! I love the colors!
Inuko913 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
That was pretty sweet!Took my breath away, great job.
zippedcube Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009   General Artist
video co-pilot!! haha :dance:
Odoms-Spire Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright that is really cool! Love it! :D
herryC Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG, very kool!!!
I like the painting
ryu3180 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
JuanX Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic work! I must say it is a brilliant idea! :)
PanoramaGeek Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Dude if i was as good in drawing as you i would create unbelievable good drawing-plus-3d-animations xD
KasaiYoukai Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I swear your stuff just gets more amazing...
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