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December 27, 2012
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Melody Breeze by MisterAibo Melody Breeze by MisterAibo
You might ask: "Why do you still record at home?"
Surely I could afford renting - if not owning - a recording room. Of course I could. But there is something about a nice, homey room. The warmth of sun, the soft smell of wood and books, the feeling this is where I belong.
Even though it was a pain to get the acoustics right.

--- Commission
Made for *Night-Ferocity. She wanted a cinmeagraph of her OC Melody Breeze singing in a recording room.

--- Technical
Five iterations, animated since the first (did background the last). Major change to the images composition in the last one.

The mouth proved interesting. I'm working on a script that will help me accelerate mouth-creating process.

--- Links
The original SVG can be found here: [link]
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First of all everything about this picture works really well. You have her in an interesting spot, with a good background. You really did well with the vectors! The animation loops nicely and really adds to the overall feel of the image. The subtle animation of the record (the needle bobbing up and down especially!) really shows your attention to detail. Her hair moving goes along with the body moving, and looks realistic. The frame with the little gold plates adds to it as well, and reminds me of the pictures in Harry Potter.

The only error I see is a little black glitch at the tip of her hair, between the headphones and the base of it.

This is really inventive and innovative, and has become one of my favorite pieces of OC work. GREAT JOB! :D
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Green-Espeon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Starting off, Melody Breeze looks beautiful.  This is so cute, and it's one of my top favorites.

As for a critique, I agree her hair looks like it's hinged on top with the side still kind glued on.  Her wing also looks like its like it's on a floating joint independent of her movement.  I'm not sure, maybe it needs to be readjusted in the loop to about 1/4 of the cycle of the animation.

It's more than I could ever expect to do, and as critical as we could all be it's amazing.  Just amazing.
Green-Espeon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I am now beginning to realize that this is not what you mean by critique, and I look stupid... as usual
MisterAibo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Please don't worry. (And I am sorry for replying so late - I've been inactive lately.)

The animation certainly has its flaws, sure. But there's only so much I'm able - or willing - to do with the given time and technology. I could animate the hair to loop seamlessly, change the shape, and flow, just like a "real" animation would do. I don't, because I can't spare the man-hours necessary for that. I try to convey the feeling, and sure, it's never perfect. Even with the limited scope, the animation could be done better. But I feel it's enough to convey the intended feeling. You can spot stuff that doesn't feel right, but it's not as readily apparent. In short, the picture feels good enough, I think.

I do appreciate the input. :)
Green-Espeon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
First off, there can not be offense for a delayed response.  I don't even make art and I haven't been paying you to do so; please don't feel like you owe me or any other spectator anything.

I understand what you mean with the animation, and I suppose that makes sense.  I'd have to say though that the work you put in really shows as it is far better than a good 98% of any other animation I've seen on DA.  You did a great job and I hope you fun with it because you've made all our days brighter
FabioCapela Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
The only issue I can find with the animation is that the front of her hair seems to be glued to the ponytail; the short part of her hair shouldn't move as much as the long ponytail. Nevertheless, it's a fantastic work.
MisterAibo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
I guess. It didn't look that good if the hair moved less, though.
angelmarilena Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Photographer
can you make me an animation with my poy OC?Only if you want to :D
MisterAibo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
When I'm open for commissions, sure - if you manage to call a spot.
angelmarilena Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Photographer
KarmanDuBois Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Artist
jeez...this must be really hard to animate, vector, layer and everything else you do in order to get this to work :O great job though! :D
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