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The wind, cold and harsh, slashing my skin, makes me remember once again that I am alive.

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A painting I did to practice more animation! Certainly discovered A LOT OF THINGS while doing this! And I'm pleased with the result! Had the help of the ever amazing :iconmarcotonio-desu: (he's the best!) that accompanied the animation and helped me a lot, especially on the hair!

The music is an edited version of a song called 'Japanese Dream', (which sadly, I don't know the original composer) with some sound FX.

Enjoy Nae moment. :3



Art, Nae, Blade Under Mask © me

PS: I'm still learning all this animation thing, so if you have any critiques to give me, they'd be welcome!



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Critique by TomoHinata Aug 4, 2013, 6:03:19 PM
its hard to say but this has a certain charming essence to it. maybe its the very original female Human-esque insectoid, or the beautiful starry sky, or maybe even the slight breeze that caresses her hair and kimono, whatever it is its very appealing. Although i must say the caption hardly fits the the actual art. If i may? try something along the lines of "The wind, like my ancestors, forever nudging me forward." besides that this is overall, well animated, very interesting and definitely catches the eye. Keep up the good work White mantis, its good stuff.
~Tomo - Chan~
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Very nice the art is brought together with the music very nicely and has a very nice feeling about it, makes me feel calm and at peace. besides the small animation i think the female character needs a little more emotion but other then that its very good. the colour is nice and has a smooth transition from the sky to the character and the light aura is very good creates the allusion of depth and looks like it took alot of work and time, very good effort please keep doing art very nice and the music is very good as well :)
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winx5 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015   Artist
i think thta how I feel when I look up at the stars your artworks are really amazing it almost took my breath away looking at them
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1Creature1 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
This is so beautifully calming and soothing, it makes me want to appreciate the night sky more. 
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TheBurmecianScribe Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
"It's a beautiful night out isn't it?"
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IncompetentEgoist Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This actually gave me a chill, wow!
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:iconnumbsoul:
Numbsoul Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a monster!!!!!!
I think i lost my soul watching that beauty....

Thanks for share with us that amazing gift you have!!!
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Fortuneless Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow, there's such an unimaginable beauty to this animated piece. The tender breeze blowing softly on her hair and lantern and the subtle movement of the chest are all so perfect. Her eyes are beautiful. I also am a fan of the title.
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IamAnAnimefan001 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Holy crap! I have been looking through your art and animations and found this to be one of the best. I personally have no critique because for me there is nothing to critique. It is absolutely perfect in every way! I am going t watch you. If I wasn't a fan before, this is the one that hooked my favorite.
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B-Man100 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
*total Jaw Drop* 
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:iconlord-anwku:
Lord-Anwku Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All I have to say is WOW.
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:iconwhite-mantis:
White-Mantis Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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SoulStormHNS Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats Just BEAUTYFULL :la: choir 
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:iconwhite-mantis:
White-Mantis Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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TerrahIncognito Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
WOW.
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Salem-the-Psychic Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Man the more I watch this the more I noticed how beautiful it is! The ambiance, the animation, the work, truly a gem in this world.
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Salem-the-Psychic Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Ah Asian ambiance.... *relaxs*
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furballofthefullmoon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is, by far, my favorite of your animated pieces. I love the way the stars look, so far away and yet so clear, and how the lantern light brings contrast and illumination from below.

I've been wanting to create animated pieces myself for a while now, and recently managed to get After Effects (the whole adobe suite, actually). Short from letting me steal your friend, were there any online tutorials/resources that helped you out when you were first starting?
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TyhponRevolver Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Ok this is by far the most beautiful and amazing piece of art I have ever seen on this website. Probably the whole net. This is amazing.
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:iconwhite-mantis:
White-Mantis Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Rayloon21 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
OMG!!!! I Love everything on this animation! Nae standing under the stars is so beautiful and the music really captures the moment being placed their! I Love every moment! This is true art!
Plus- As you can tell I am a huge fan to Japanese culture.
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linessa Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This.
We need this as a livewallpaper on mobile phones and tablets :nod::nod::nod::nod:
It's GORGEOUS.  Words don't do justice to your animations of this character.  I'd critique it... but it looks perfect to me :clap:
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Rad-Pax Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa that freaked me out when it moved
beautiful job~
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Paladin-Durian Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
your animations...they give me the shivers they are so smooth and beautifulLove definetely adding this to faves:happybounce: 
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:iconplastic-robot-comic:
PLASTIC-ROBOT-COMIC Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful animation.
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bryzom Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
THat's so beautiful... T_T
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:iconfugimoto:
fugimoto Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
OH MY WOW!! :wow:
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:iconbreathflux:
BreathFlux Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Really Wonderfull... The expression, colours, the deatils like the breath under the moon... Wow.
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Siorah Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Interface Designer
for pete's sake stop hogging all the attention in my favorites lol!
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:iconwhite-mantis:
White-Mantis Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Hahaha, thank you! <3
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Siorah Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Interface Designer
absolutely no problem. it's such an honor you have even replied to me :D
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neko-zawazunesensei Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Photographer
AMAZING......
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White-Mantis Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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TheBolinGirl Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Ugh SOOOOO lovely! I love her design and I'd love to see more of her. She's just insanely gorgeous and the animation is fluid and goes well with the music! Amazing job! :D
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White-Mantis Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! If you wan to see more of her, I have a lot of images featuring her in my gallery, maybe you'd like to take a look!
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TheBolinGirl Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I'll be sure to go look at them! 

This is random but have you ever considered making a character based off of a Ghost Mantis (Phyllocrania Paradoxa)? You may have already but I thought I'd suggest it anyways. They're very regal and have such beautiful browns in them. I made a character based off of one some time ago and would love to see what you could come up with! :D
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GorgoniteGirl21 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
its just so soothing and the music is wonderful thank you for making my night!
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:iconwhite-mantis:
White-Mantis Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much!!
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GorgoniteGirl21 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hug 
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DarkerEve Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
This is gorgeous, magnificent work.
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FaLyn101 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this is just beautiful! I am completely in love with it! may I ask what kind of animation program did you use?
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WhiteWillow13 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Your art is very pretty. This picture is wonderfully done. :) Keep up the fantastic work. 
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Fawkes-Winchester Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Excuse me while I obliterate the :+fav: button.
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modelchan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Jfc this is amazing!
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Phoeberia Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'd love to know what kind of animation this is called lol, I wouldnt mind finding a few tutorials for it though I doubt i'd get far XD lol
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AmbiguouslyAwesome1 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fucking amazing
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huricane887 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014   General Artist
This is a fantastic attention to detail.It must've taken a long time to make this.I like how not just the character moves but so do the stars.
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alexmenndes Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I am delighted with your animation, I really want to learn this technique that makes animation becomes more realistic, could you tell me what program or what methods you used? Thank you and congratulations for the beautiful work *---------* Clap 
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Lorian-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Você...
Você...
Como se atreve a criar uma personagem tão encantadoramente linda quanto esta?
Tu não sabes que beleza demais pode cegar os tolos e enlouquecer os lúcidos?
Perante a beleza... Não somos ninguém.
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Devil-Shu Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
it's so wonderful, great animation, thank you for this beautiful relaxing moment!
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White-Mantis Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! <3
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
what program you used?! :)
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