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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
Audio:
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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:iconntora:
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.
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Zreaper62 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
interesting....

i kinda like it...
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MizuCat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This.is.awesome !O:
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saroin420 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
this is really good!~
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XxXSweetAngelXxX Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
amazing...nice work
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LaughingManC111 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
That was good! I have to admit, that is a very unique piece of art. Good job!
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GabrielDeStellano Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Oh That's GOOD!!
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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.
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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 :)
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cyber-satan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Just as i said. Need to watch closely.

Just lovely.
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