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Laitma Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist
@00:44Hahahahhah, thank you very much!!  :blowkiss:
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CraftMaster71020 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student General Artist
@00:31omg it just got real
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
@03:42Ahahahahah n-nope, just pulled randomly outta my head! I'm actually really embarrassed by the city, I gotta draw a better one. xD;;
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Laitma Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
@02:23Ahhhhhhhhh, th-th-thank you!!! ;-; Holy crap no stop, don't watch it so much ahahahh, it makes me so embarrassed... ;-; But, I do love the idea, and I do really really wanna polish this up someday-!! Gyahhh thank youuuuuuuuuuuu, your comments make me feel amazing~ ;-; :heart:
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Laitma Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
@02:19A-Ah, thank you so much for the super-kind comment, and for the +watch as well, I'm honored! :blush:
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Laitma Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
@00:53Ahahahahah, that took me a-freakin'-forever to do, but I'm glad that it paid off, thank you!!!
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silverwolf-song Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:11WOow!Srfng
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Laitma Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
@02:42A-Ah, thank you! :blush:
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Laitma Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student General Artist
@02:45Ahhh, thank you so much for the super-kind comment, dear! I'll definitely work toward finishing this someday!
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Laitma Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
@02:03Ahahahah awwwww, thank you! Pfah this is gonna sound ridiculous, but I actually looked up a scene from Fifth Element while working on that parking garage scene... broke up all my seriousness having to re-watch that scene again and again, lmao...
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Laitma Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
@01:19Oh gosh, thank you so much!! Hahah, that was the third time I animated that scene, it took me that many tries to get it right, and I'm glad that it paid off! x)
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Laqualassiel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@03:49your welcome! I also like how it is in more of a sketch format.
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Laitma Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
@01:44Oh gosh, thank YOU for the super-flattering comment and the +watch, I'm honored!! I do hope to one day be able to finish/re-do this animation into a fully polished thing, I do love it... and your support is so encouraging, thank you! ♥
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Laitma Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
@03:39Ahhhh, thank you so much for the super-kind comment!! I definitely do want to be able to fully render/polish up the whole animation someday, but I need to re-do a lot of the scenes to make them better... mainly that mush in the middle, hahahah!
But gosh, thank you so much! That the concept/story could be touching/emotional to the audience is the greatest praise I could receive! ♥
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Laitma Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
@01:47Ahahahahahah, I just love drawing Obizuth that much, she's just scampered into all my doodles! Hope you don't mind!! xD

And ahhhhhhhh but you studied animation!! You know how much work I still need to do with depth and all that... but, gosh, still so glad you liked this, praise from someone who did animation for a while is the highest of all hahahah! ♥
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polqify Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@01:57You're welcome :)
sorry for being late with reply -.-
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Laitma Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student General Artist
@03:34Gyohohohoh, how I've imagined all the options!!! *_* Hang-gliding is something I promised myself to do before I die, hahahahah!
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Final project from my Intro to 2D Animation class last semester--yeah, way back in May. Took me that long just to build up the courage/get enough distance from my own embarrassment to put this up here. In a way I'm still kind of proud of it: just seeing what I managed to do in, oh, 6 weeks or so? in a class I "took" just because I wanted to learn animation... but obviously, I bit off way more than I could chew, and realized just how far I still am from becoming anything close to an animator.

Please don't critique this for the animation or concept or composition; I know it's poor, rushed, cheesy and disconcerting. Most of it makes me wince. I know I really, really need to practice depth.
But, well... I guess, I just really wanted to show you this roughest version of the animation I WANTED to make. I did this for my final project because this is what I dreamed of every time I listened to this song. This is Ian's song, and Ian's beginning. I'm not even sure if I want to keep this idea--it's cheesy as hell, I know, but for now it's what I'm running with until I can come up with something better. The concept's gonna stay the same either way, because this has always been a story of the fall. For those of you who've been following Angel Dust (bless you guys, seriously), maybe this'll help illuminate something? I hope it adds a little to the story.

The song is "One Day You Will Teach Me To Let Go Of My Fears," by sleepmakeswaves, used with their permission in this animation. You can listen to the unedited version here, and even download it if you like! Thanks again to this band for letting me use their music; it's the whole reason this animation even exists.


For anyone who spotted the cameos, they are: ~shark-bomb's Tudor, =theblackbutterfly's Obizuth, and of course a Cris from AD. And yes, I did look up Treasure Planet's intro scene a million times, but no, this was not actually inspired by it. This is the beginning to my own story, Angel Dust: [link]

Put together with Photoshop CS5 and Toon Boom Animate Pro. Also available on Vimeo, here

Thank you everyone for the support, you guys are the best!!! ♥
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casualartist89 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student Artist
this is amazing
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Laitma Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the comment, and the +watch as well, I'm honored!!  :blowkiss:
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casualartist89 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student Artist
no prob
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carrot-cat17 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that was beautiful!
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Laitma Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much, I'm glad that you like it!  :blowkiss:
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CraftMaster71020 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student General Artist
@00:44I like where this is going...GASP, YAY. 
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Laitma Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist
@00:44Hahahahhah, thank you very much!!  :blowkiss:
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CraftMaster71020 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student General Artist
@00:31omg it just got real
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! Very you. :)
Ach this is wonderful, especially for a beginning animator. You're incredible. :)
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Pahahah, ohgosh thank you so much!!!  This looser, kinda sketchy way of animating felt great, I really gotta pick myself up and get myself to do more of this stuff, hah!
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's a lot of work, but the way you put it together really paid off. Ach that scene where all the buildings were moving along with the characters...I bet that took forever, but it looks wonderful!
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Pahahahah yeah, I really had to plan this out in advance 'cuz I knew I was being really ambitious... xD  
So glad all of my hard work paid off!  :heart:
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
It did! You must be a good planner! I can never finish any of my projects. XD
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Pahahahah, I only finished it 'cuz of motivation (and copious quantities of help from the professor) that helped me finish this animation!  
I've started the storyboard/plotting of a second animation, but I haven't found the motivation to animate it yet, I need another class it seems... xD
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ah yes, I know that feeling. I'm supposed to be completing a project this summer from last class but...but summer.
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I was gonna reply to this comment earlier but.... summ e r .... . .

xDDD

(But yeah ohman I know the feeling so much, all I wanna do is sleeeepp.... =_= )
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DiableHaven Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the crazy late reply on this amazing animation but i'd just like to let you know that it was really well done for something that you, metaphorically, pulled out of your ass! I especially enjoyed the close up scenes of their faces while they're falling. Well done, and thank you for the inspiration!
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh gosh not at all, man thank YOU for the super-flattering comment, it totally made my day!  : D  
I'm glad that this could even serve as inspiration--that's the best kind of praise I could hear!  Thanks!  :heart:
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DiableHaven Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. I've decided to start doing some skateboarders/airboarders posing just for practice because of this! Sometimes i wonder why i'm taking engineering instead of art... Haha, probably because it's hard to make money as an artist unless you're amazing.
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Aaaaaaahhhhhhhahahahah, you're speaking to someone who got a BS in Engineering... and is now running off to get a BFA in Art... soooo I, uh, don't wanna set any bad examples here... 

But yeah, I'm glad that it's helped!  Eureka 7 is an anime with good examples of airboarding/hoverboarding too, if you need refs~ C:
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DiableHaven Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAaaaayz!! Someone i can sympathize with. haha! I'm going to see how this engineering thing plays out and maybe do the same thing that you're doing if it doesn't.

I knew there was an anime that had airboarding/hoverboarding in it, i just couldn't remember which one it was. I really enjoyed Eureka 7, especially their high quality animating skills!
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeeeeah, it's good to go in keeping your options open, I went in with a dog-headed determination to get me a degree that just turned out to be a waste of time and money... u_u  
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DiableHaven Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It certainly does suck up money. I'm hoping it won't be too much of a waste of time though haha. I do love math ;)
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahhhhhh, that's good, then-!  I thought I liked math in high school, but college math courses really made me realize I hate math xD
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ScaryIsDead Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Looking thru ur gallery again. I realized I skipped this! Omgerd. It's fking amazing!!
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh, ohmygosh I-I'm glad that you like!! ;-;
Now you know what Ian was like before he turned into an emo brat xD
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ScaryIsDead Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Aww, nooo. Ian...was so different!! Lol
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, he was a haughty lil brat HAHAHAHAH!
I really like to draw both versions of him actually, arrogant asshole and irritable junkie... u_u
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ThatSurferGirl Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
it's fucking amazing, this is so incredible... :)
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahhhhhhhhh, thank you so much, I'm really happy to hear that! :blush:
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Pirate-Jenny Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't remember whether I've commented on this before, but I just re-watched and just...oh my god. It is so, so beautiful. Whatever horrible things you have to say about it in the description, I love it. And I do hope you finish it one day.
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Laitma Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, my gosh, and I just had this comment sitting around in my inbox all day cuz every time I scrolled past it'd make me smile. Thanks so much for making my day, it's just--such a kind thing for you to say, thank you! Comments like yours have really made me re-assess this piece, and I can feel kind of almost proud of it--thank you.
I really, really do hope to be able to finish this up one day-! :heart:
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Pirate-Jenny Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hooray! Keep being awesome! :)
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Laitma Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! :blush:
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GrayRosesDayly Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT. WAS. SO. AMAZING. i felt like i was really there flying with him ! i love the way it sketched i could just complement on this video all day its amazing!
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Laitma Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahhhhhhhh my gosh, thank you so so much for the super-kind comment!! :iconblushplz:
The sketchiness is just a sign of how rushed I was on completing this, but still, I'm glad that you enjoyed it so much, gosh! :heart:
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SketchySei Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY CRAP LAITMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :icony-u-noplz:

This was ka-reh-zey!! D: As for a course you just 'took' to learn animation, your project was sooooo goooooood :iconiswydtplz:. I can't see how you can say that it was poor, cheesy, or disconcerting. Rushed though, probably xD. But you did a fine job at it lady!! D: UGH. UGH... UGHHHHHHHHhhhhhhh..... :iconhavemercyplz:

The music was so fitting too... and that feather, knitted everything together so nicely- from beginning to end xD. If you do have the time to clean up it up, I WANT TO WATCH IIIIIIIIIIIT D:::::::::::.

I know that even though it's a short 3 minute video, it took you months to complete D:. But, MAN, if you could do like, little mini-series of this, how friggin' awesome would that be HUH?? :iconwthplz:

You make me want to learn animation too ;A;. Is that program easier than Flash? Because I tried learning Flash and that just... took too long for me xD *shot.

Keep doing what you're doing!! OHMANTHATWASSOGOOD!!!D::::
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Laitma Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student General Artist
U-U-UWAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
homg Aki
Aki why you so nice to meeeeeeeeeeeeee ;A; ;A; ;A;
And, and, I do promise, someday I'll re-do/finish this animation up, I will! I really do wanna be able to complete this piece, ahh~ :heart:

And, mmmm, yes, I found that Toon Boom was a lot easier than Flash! ...Flash drives me positively nuts, too... that and it kept crashing on my computer. 8D (But then again I just hate Adobe interfaces hahahaha.)

But seriously, GWAH! Thank you SO MUCH for your super-kind comment!! I'll keep it with me and have it warm my heart these cold February days. ;-; :heart:
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Duplicitious Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
@03:42whaiouhsoifdhasoi oh my goodness the entire feather falling scene and him falling down and it's so beautiful *w* it's so fluid and my goodness, please finish this my mind is just waiting for the colors,
I love the feel of it and the music is perfect! I can almost feel the wind and harsh sun on me kekekekke
fantastic job darling!!!!
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
@03:42Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh oh holy crap thank you so muchhhhhh~ *-*
Th-thank you for the insanely kind comment, hahahah I swear, 90% of this is made by that damn perfect music, mm~ :heart:

I do really hope to be able to finish this one day-!
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Duplicitious Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
@03:42!!!!! jgiosajdoiz, i just the concept and everything, was it based off of a city that you'd been to?
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
@03:42Ahahahahah n-nope, just pulled randomly outta my head! I'm actually really embarrassed by the city, I gotta draw a better one. xD;;
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flareblitz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness, this is really good! I really love how your sketches, even while lose, capture the movement and the idea of the poses so well. The music builds the atmosphere up very well, too! I expect the polished version (if you ever do one) will blow me away (again, seeing as I have already been blown away once by this)!
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahhhhhhh, awman thanks so much for the +favs and the comment, I missed youu~ ;-;

I swear, it's the music that makes this animation, totally. xD I really do hope to be able to complete this someday, though-!!! 8C
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flareblitz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And thank you for introducing another band to me! :> You always have such good music!

I'm sure you'll do that someday -- I'm looking forward to it, but no pressure!
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Puufuuuuuuu, shucks, thank you!! ...D-Don't get me started though, I'll be throwing all my playlists at you soon. 8'(
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flareblitz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Huhuhu COME AT ME BRO

-- I mean, I like finding new music! And you have great music taste!
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
SQUEAK

THIS WILL BE THE END OF YOU, I SWEAR
soon you'll be overwhelmed-!!

...Also what have I rec'd before?? Just in case I get repetitive??

Years of Rice & Salt - Service Bell is still one of my all-time favs, and, umm...

Recently, my friend pointed me to Emancipator!! They have some really sweet stuff:
[link]
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flareblitz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
CHALLENGE

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ACCEPTED


I found Whale Fall through you, and it still remains high on my favourites list! Thanks for the links -- I'll definitely check them out 8DD
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP

R-R-RUMI'S NATION, MAN

I JUST
I love that song more than words can say ;-; ;-; ;-;
A-And I'm really flattered that you enjoyed that album~!! :heart:
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