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And boy am I glad. lol  I really do enjoy school (especially since the majority of my classes are all subjects I am interested in), but after four months of constant stress it's nice to get it over with.  I have to say though I am super super excited about my final project that I did for two of my classes, and I had to share!  I finally fulfilled my lifelong dream of creating my first ever animated feature (well. . . not completely animated, but it is a story, with the main key frames and music/sound effects  ^v^).  I have dreamed of this moment for years.  I still can't believe I've finally done it.

    As usual, I came up with an insane idea to pitch to my professors as the final project for both my Pro Tools recording class, and my Drawing 1 class. I told them I wanted to do a five minute animated short about a cute little girl who builds a snowman..  Yes, I was that insane, and don't worry. I was questioning my sanity the rest of the semester as I slaved over this massive project and tried to keep up with the rest of my classes. CX  Not only was I doing the pre-production and official artwork (story boarding, background layouts, character design and painting every frame and background in watercolor) for my art class, I was ALSO writing, arranging, and recording the entire soundtrack for said feature in my music class. It was absolute chaos. lol 

    It turned out great though!  Granted, it isn't quite finished even though the semester's over (the music was finished, it was just missing the assembly of a few shots at the end), but it actually turned out for the best because my art class really enjoyed seeing a sample of the animatic underneath the finished product to appreciate the sheer size and time that went into this project.  It was pretty funny when I told them I had also created the music score that they were hearing with the artwork.  They were almost spouting profanities.  It was awesome. lol

    I know it's kinda random for me to disappear for months and come back out of the blue blabbering about a project you haven't even heard about 'til now, but I was just too excited and had to gush somewhere. lol And I promise you will get to see it!  Granted, I don't think it should be posted until the Christmas season, just because it is kind of a Christmas themed story which would be best premiered around, well. . . Christmas. ^^;  But I guarantee it will be posted then.  After all, it's practically finished now.  All I have left after that is posting it. :)

HOWEVER, that being said, you have no idea how much this project has opened up my creative drive and desire to make more shorts like this.  I am on fire, so hopefully if my summer doesn't get too busy and I get a couple more delayed projects off my plate, I am going to be creating more adorable shorts like this one and posting them up for you to enjoy on my youtube channel (that includes finishing that InuYasha Music Video that is long overdue to be finished lol).  Maybe dA will actually accept my application to show it here as a film this time (I attempted to apply once before, never heard back. . . >_>')

    Anywho, I'm sorry for the very lengthy journal and the terribly early teaser for what's to come around Christmas, but like I said, there is hopefully more to come between now and when it debuts. I hope it will be worth the wait.  I know I had a lot of fun creating it. I'll keep you posted with more projects and goings on as they come.  Oh, as well as post some of the artwork I created over the semester that I haven't had time to photograph and post. Good grief, the whole semester was such a blur I don't remember any of the other projects I did that weren't related to the animated monstrosity. . . lol

Thanks as always for all your support of my artwork and all the faves/comments!  You guys are so awesome. :hug: 

:heart: Ani

      P.S.  I haven't forgotten the Brotherly Battle of Ball comic that isn't finished!  I have a terrible predicament that is program related keeping me from finishing it.  My old computer which crashed a year or so ago had the program I used to create it, and I cannot for the life of me find the disc with the serial number to reopen in from the salvaged hard drive.  On top of that, there is no place where you can buy a serial number to open it, and I don't have the money to buy a new copy. ;_;  I'll find that disc eventually though.  I am currently turning my house upside down in preparation to create more art/animation, so it will be found. . . I hope. ^^;
  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Listening to: Awesome big band jazz
  • Reading: my journal
  • Eating: Shoot, I still need to make hubby's Breakfast. . .
Come Back to the Road by Animaker131
Come Back to the Road
It's finally here!  The music video for my single "Come Back to the Road" is finally on youtube and iTunes!! :woohoo:  My English professor wanted us to read a book and do a presentation on it as our final assignment.  However, he said he didn't care what book we read, even if it was a text book, as long as it was a subject we loved.  Soooo, I thought it'd be a fun opportunity to study my book on animation backgrounds and do a music video as my presentation.

I think it took me somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 hours to make give or take. The artwork alone took about half of that.  I'd have to say my favorite part of this whole thing tho was adding a virtual orchestra behind me and my guitar (with my husband's help lol) and it was so fun!!!  I can't wait to do it again (as soon as I find another song that calls for it).  The brass sounds especially cool. 

Anywho, here is the link to it in all it's glory: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDCVlN… .  Hope you like it!
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Pine Forest by Animaker131
Pine Forest
Hey guys!  Yet another random piece from my latest music video "Come Back to the Road".  I really love how this one turned out.  It reminds me of riding my horse up in the mountains back home. :3  My biggest goal with this video was to help me improve my background techniques for animation.  It wasn't nearly as extensive as my current project (more on that one later on ;) ) but it was definitely enough of a challenge to keep me busy.  This has gotta be my favorite background in the whole thing. One of 'em. lol  Only two more days 'til my song and video go live!  So excited!!  I'll be posting a link to it Saturday morning.  
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Fearless Hero by Animaker131
Fearless Hero
Hey guys!  Just another random shot from my latest music video escapade. lol  I needed a good image for the lyric,"once upon a time I was so fearless..." from my song "Come Back to the Road", and had this image of my character pop into my head. lol  After all, we all have those moments where we felt like super heroes.  It's just too bad that it doesn't always last very long and we have to find a way to get back there.  The good news though, is that it IS possible. :3

Anywho, this video is scheduled to be up on youtube next Saturday (I'm sooo excited that it's finally happening!!  'bout time lol), so please check it out! 
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And boy am I glad. lol  I really do enjoy school (especially since the majority of my classes are all subjects I am interested in), but after four months of constant stress it's nice to get it over with.  I have to say though I am super super excited about my final project that I did for two of my classes, and I had to share!  I finally fulfilled my lifelong dream of creating my first ever animated feature (well. . . not completely animated, but it is a story, with the main key frames and music/sound effects  ^v^).  I have dreamed of this moment for years.  I still can't believe I've finally done it.

    As usual, I came up with an insane idea to pitch to my professors as the final project for both my Pro Tools recording class, and my Drawing 1 class. I told them I wanted to do a five minute animated short about a cute little girl who builds a snowman..  Yes, I was that insane, and don't worry. I was questioning my sanity the rest of the semester as I slaved over this massive project and tried to keep up with the rest of my classes. CX  Not only was I doing the pre-production and official artwork (story boarding, background layouts, character design and painting every frame and background in watercolor) for my art class, I was ALSO writing, arranging, and recording the entire soundtrack for said feature in my music class. It was absolute chaos. lol 

    It turned out great though!  Granted, it isn't quite finished even though the semester's over (the music was finished, it was just missing the assembly of a few shots at the end), but it actually turned out for the best because my art class really enjoyed seeing a sample of the animatic underneath the finished product to appreciate the sheer size and time that went into this project.  It was pretty funny when I told them I had also created the music score that they were hearing with the artwork.  They were almost spouting profanities.  It was awesome. lol

    I know it's kinda random for me to disappear for months and come back out of the blue blabbering about a project you haven't even heard about 'til now, but I was just too excited and had to gush somewhere. lol And I promise you will get to see it!  Granted, I don't think it should be posted until the Christmas season, just because it is kind of a Christmas themed story which would be best premiered around, well. . . Christmas. ^^;  But I guarantee it will be posted then.  After all, it's practically finished now.  All I have left after that is posting it. :)

HOWEVER, that being said, you have no idea how much this project has opened up my creative drive and desire to make more shorts like this.  I am on fire, so hopefully if my summer doesn't get too busy and I get a couple more delayed projects off my plate, I am going to be creating more adorable shorts like this one and posting them up for you to enjoy on my youtube channel (that includes finishing that InuYasha Music Video that is long overdue to be finished lol).  Maybe dA will actually accept my application to show it here as a film this time (I attempted to apply once before, never heard back. . . >_>')

    Anywho, I'm sorry for the very lengthy journal and the terribly early teaser for what's to come around Christmas, but like I said, there is hopefully more to come between now and when it debuts. I hope it will be worth the wait.  I know I had a lot of fun creating it. I'll keep you posted with more projects and goings on as they come.  Oh, as well as post some of the artwork I created over the semester that I haven't had time to photograph and post. Good grief, the whole semester was such a blur I don't remember any of the other projects I did that weren't related to the animated monstrosity. . . lol

Thanks as always for all your support of my artwork and all the faves/comments!  You guys are so awesome. :hug: 

:heart: Ani

      P.S.  I haven't forgotten the Brotherly Battle of Ball comic that isn't finished!  I have a terrible predicament that is program related keeping me from finishing it.  My old computer which crashed a year or so ago had the program I used to create it, and I cannot for the life of me find the disc with the serial number to reopen in from the salvaged hard drive.  On top of that, there is no place where you can buy a serial number to open it, and I don't have the money to buy a new copy. ;_;  I'll find that disc eventually though.  I am currently turning my house upside down in preparation to create more art/animation, so it will be found. . . I hope. ^^;
  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Listening to: Awesome big band jazz
  • Reading: my journal
  • Eating: Shoot, I still need to make hubby's Breakfast. . .

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Animaker131
Kristen J. Lloyd
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
I'm a crazy girl who loves anything that involves animation, music and creativity. whether it's writing music, arranging music on my guitar, playing with a story, or sketching anime and InuYasha, my brain is a hundred miles an hour in whatever subject I'm passionate about at the moment. CX Hope you like my Gallery!

Current Residence: USA
Print preference: 11x14
Favourite genre of music: Jazz, Rock, Instrumental... or anything with an interesting melody/Chord Progression/rhythm
Favourite photographer: My brother ^v^
Favourite style of art: Manga & anime
Operating System: Windows XP and Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: ipod touch
Shell of choice: Ninja turtle shell..? XD Leo's preferably
Wallpaper of choice: Anything InuYasha/Yu-Gi-Oh!
Skin of choice: Black
Favourite cartoon character: Sesshomaru (InuYasha), Rinne (Rin-Ne) & Seto Kaiba (Yu-Gi-Oh!) and Zuko (avatar: the last airbender)
Personal Quote: In a perfect world, I could draw AND play guitar at the same time. CX
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Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too
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Thank you!
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happy Valentine's DayEne (Smile) [V7]

and happy birthday!!
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Thank you!  Happy valentine's day to you too!
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Happy Birthday! :cake::party:
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awe, thank you!  Happy valentine's day!
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You're welcome! I hope you had a wonderful day! Happy Valentine's Day to you too! ^_^
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1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday Happy Birthday Grin Omg I gets present Lily Wishing a Happy Birthday Birthday cake  icon  Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!
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Thanks so much! :D
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No problem! Huggle! Heart 
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Happy birthday ^_^
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Thanks!
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Happy birthday~!
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Awe, thank you!
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No problem! I hope you had a good one!
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Happy Birthday!
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Ya welcome.
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