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Fingrprints Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist
@02:30No that's quite alright XD but the dancing hermit crabs make this absolutely adorable! And you are so welcome! I think you did an amazing job :)
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
@00:58:blush: Gawww glad you like it! Part of me wishes I could redo it now since I've hopefully improved since school? BUT there are other new projects to explore!! ONWARD I SAY!

Thanks so much for the comment!
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M1m7 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
@01:17NP. It's wonderful.
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ChiviNyoko Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Hahaha you are welcome!

And that's so hilarious! I will have to watch it again and see... That's awesome. :)

And I will definitely check out fish hooks as soon as possible! Plug away- you're allowed. :D

<3
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
@01:54:heart: thank you! thanks for watching!
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justonorblu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
haha thanks so much, yeah im learning animation too, ill let you know if i by some miracle make anything cool lol, i definetly know what you mean about getting overly ambitious, ive been guilty of that once or twice, thanks for taking the time to talk to me though ^_^
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PhantomTheifNight Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
@01:52you shouldn't hate it!!!!!!!! it's REALLY good!!!!

my friend LITERALLY watches it MILLIONS of times at one go!!! she loves it SSOOO much, but as do i!!!
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shmoo-raccoon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yup! your welcome! :D
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shmoo-raccoon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@00:54awesome
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
@01:47Hahahaha, thank you!! Good ol' swinging crabs! Very good for scene transitions! :XD:

Thanx for watching!
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
@01:22Thank you! :blush: I am thrilled you enjoyed it!!
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Long long long hours in the studio, giving up weekends, and very very very supportive friends. :heart: OH and coffee... LOOOOOTTTSSS of coffee and a pinch of OCD. Yup, I think that is pretty much the recipe I used. ;)
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Michellex0x Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:01Haha, love it. xD
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
:boogie: :boogie: DANCE MAGIC DANCE! :boogie: :boogie:

I am so happy you liked the film! :blush: Yes, we all could use musical crabs! The world would be a happier place!! :XD:

Thanx for watching and for the nice comment!!
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
..... ummmmmmmm........... :whistle: ........ MAGIC!!!!! :giggle:

Hermit crabs are magically little buggers! :XD:

I am so glad you liked it! Yeah my music guy ROCKED!! I was so lucky to have worked with him!!
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Hahaha, don't worry about not knowing spanish! I tried to make it so even if you didn't understand the language, you could still understand what was going on. Like basically the kids were curious, then grossed out, then weird little girl was all excited! TADA! :giggle:

HAHAHA I know! Actually, I kinda always had the idea of that character being Asian... but I guess I didn't think about it too much. Maybe she has Mayan in her or something? :shrug: She was probably inspired by my Asian friend from Jamaica I went to school with. YEAH nationalities!! :XD:

Thanx so much for watching, and for the great comment!
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
:blush: Thank you!! I have a hard time with perspective, and I tried very hard. So your comment makes me smile :)
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Thanx!
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budyn-waniliowy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
heh, your welcome. ;) i'm so happy to watch your film XD

regards
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Hamstertastic Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
XDD Of course!
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oOquaaktacularOo Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
lol no. they live by me (not in Puerto Rico) xP
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ProdigyPompeii Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
lol no problem :giggle:
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Sushimitzu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
@00:31Hahaha :iconwinsignplz:
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Thank you! :heart:
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
HAHAHAHAHA OMG THAT EMOTE ROCKS MY SOCKS!!! :rofl:

Thanx so much!
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roxxihearts Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
@01:31Well, she tried .__.
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
:w00t!: YOU GOT THE JOKE!!! :XD: I am so happy!
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Alondra-chui Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
You're very welcome :aww:
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aneolus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Pues sí, parece que el español se está convirtiendo en una lengua importante allí.


De nada. El film es divertido. :)
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Thank you so much! :blush:
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Ombreon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome.
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
:blush: Thank you!
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Here it FINALLY is: My 4th year film!! I was hesitant about putting it up on YouTube because, well, YouTube as we all know is not that well protected. I'm so happy Deviant Art has this professional film submitting option now! ^_^

The only parts of this film I DIDN'T do was the dancing crab clean-up, and 2 of the voices and obviously the music.

Enjoy!

(c) SilverSkye aka Trisha Hartnett 2008
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2008 Out Of Your Shell by ~SilverSkyeCute student short made with love! Watch all those beautiful background and those attaching characters. :) ( Featured by feawen )
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Aalsth--Uku Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!
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Aalsth--Uku Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My budgie went crazy when he heard the birds twittering in the forest!
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
hahahah! oopsie!!  Hopefully you got him calmed down again haha!

:blush: thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed my film!  Thanks for the comments and stopping by!
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Aalsth--Uku Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No preob!
I just have to play my flute that alwahs calms him down :D
And no prob!
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Fingrprints Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist
@02:30Nothing better than some adorable dancing Hermit Crabs X3 So cute!
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
@02:30Awe thanks so much!! Basically when making this film, I knew I wasn't by any means the strongest animator, storyteller, drawer etc. so I was like "How do I make my film memorable if not for a certain type of talent??" and somehow I came up with dancing hermit crabs!! :giggle:

Glad you enjoyed it!! Thanks for your comment! (and sorry for my late reply! ^_^*)
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Fingrprints Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist
@02:30No that's quite alright XD but the dancing hermit crabs make this absolutely adorable! And you are so welcome! I think you did an amazing job :)
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lp-cooldude Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
@00:58god. so. cute.
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
@00:58:blush: Gawww glad you like it! Part of me wishes I could redo it now since I've hopefully improved since school? BUT there are other new projects to explore!! ONWARD I SAY!

Thanks so much for the comment!
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M1m7 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
@01:17SO Cute and I love how you made the hermit crab sound like.
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
@01:17Thanks! Actually hermit crabs do make a sound similar to this believe it or not! Although it doesn't come from their mouths, but from their inner legs rubbing their shell (kinda like a cricket, but sounds like... well... a less intonationed version of what I did here haha)

Thanks for the comment!
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M1m7 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
@01:17NP. It's wonderful.
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute, little, jamming hermit crabs! I love it! :iconmonkeycuteplz: This is such an adorable idea, and it rightly deserved the DD it got. :iconcongratsplz:
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
:blush: You are too nice! I really wanted the film to be fun, since I knew I wasn't one of the best animators in my class... I'm glad it worked! :)

Thanks for watching!
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome. :hug:
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RachelNoelDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
very cute.
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ChiviNyoko Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Wow, this is a gorgeous little film!! From the characters to the colors, to the style, to the music, to the narrative... I love it!! :D

I also really love that it's about hermit crabs, because that helps me see a piece of you in it!

So so so cute... And very very well done, I think!! :)
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ChiviNyoko Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
(Sorry; I didn't think the first comment sent, so I had to type it again! Lol...)
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ChiviNyoko Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
@02:46Oh my gosh, this is a gorgeous little film... :) From the characters to the style to the colors to the music... I love it!! :D And I love that it's about hermit crabs, because I see personal bits in it like that that remind me it's yours.

So so so cute!! Well done, and it certainly is memorable. :D
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
AWEEE thanx so much Chivi! hahaha omg I am so sick of it now but I am glad you can see it with fresh eyes!

ANOTHER FUN FACT: the crowd of kids? They are power rangers (the red one has the diamonds on his shirt) b/c that is just how cool I am. ^_^

For a much better show, check out FISH HOOKS - that is what I am working on now! It's silly fun!! (obvious plug) ^_^*

Thanx again!!!!!!! :heart:
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ChiviNyoko Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Hahaha you are welcome!

And that's so hilarious! I will have to watch it again and see... That's awesome. :)

And I will definitely check out fish hooks as soon as possible! Plug away- you're allowed. :D

<3
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ladykiller12 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
@01:54cute
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
@01:54:heart: thank you! thanks for watching!
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justonorblu Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
@00:37wonderful short film, i especially love the animation of the hermit crab
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
@00:37Thank you so much!! I was recently asked where I got the idea for this film, and I was like "WELLL...." hahaha! Lots of randomness basically!

Glad you liked the dancing crabs! Thanx so much for taking the time to watch, and for the comment! :heart:
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justonorblu Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
hey theres nothing wrong with randomness, if you dont mind me asking how long did it take, from like beginning to first pencil test?
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
Not a problem at all! :)

Hm... well it depends on what you mean by 'begining.' The school year started in September, and I'd minus a week for getting settled in and all that...

Then there was thinking up the story, character, layout, and color design, storyboarding it out...

I started animating in January of '08.

So I'd say from the start of pre-production to the first pencil test... :: counts on fingers:: probably a little over 4 months? (I'm thinking about 16 or more weeks?) And I only had 1 class each semester so really, I was working on this the whole time! (even weekends! :faint: )

Looking back, I can't believe I did that! :dizzy:

Then I was animating (along with scanning, coloring, cleanup, compiling, painting the layouts) from January until April. And after that... I slept a VERY VERY LONG TIME! :XD:
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justonorblu Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
its really impressive, kudos for doing it in only 4 months, any tips for a beginner trying to do such an impossible task? lol
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Well, it was a bit unreasonable (aka NOT like real, more sane life :giggle: ) how I did it in 4 months... I mean, like I said I only had 1 class a week really and I spent like EVERY MOMENT I was awake working on it! So like... for someone with an actual LIFE and not so OCD it would have taken longer... but been much more healthy! :D

You are going to make a film too?? AWESOME!! Hm... tips...

I guess, definatly set a time limit for yourself. I saw a lot of people get really excited in the begining, and really motivated to do a 5+ minute film!! But I think that is too long to hold your attention to in order to complete, because it gets a lot tougher as your getting into production and you see what a crazy amount of work that would be!! Then you'll just end up feeling bummed when your motivation and/or time runs out to finish it...

Start with a reasonable time... like 1 - 2 and a half minutes; it might seem like a drag (or hard to fit a story into such a short time!) but such limitation can often yield better stories and films since you have to work hard in the begining to make your story clear and concise, ya know? AND you have more of a chance of finishing it (whether fully or line animation) and you'll feel a lot happier in the end! ^_^

Also, in my opinion you don't want to get too epic with the story line right away... again, for motivation purposes. And it's hard to tell a really complicated story that the audience will understand in such a short time. There were a few of my classmates too, that tried this and it just ended up confusing...

But often people have very involved stories in their minds, and they think "but I love this story!! How can I explain it all?" If you really look at it, you can pic a part of that long epic story that would stand GREAT on it's own! And you may know that Sally is Josie's cousin, whose sister stole Sally's boyfriend in an alternate universe... but are such details REALLY important to what you are trying to say? Often times you can have Sally and Josie relate as they would with this situation in mind, but NOT have to let the viewer know! Having such background information on characters is AWESOME and makes the character all the more rich! But don't get too carried away trying to EXPLAIN everything, ya know?

:blahblah: GAH! I am rambling... (shouldn't drink coffee before coming on DA) ^^; Anyways, I wish you the best of luck and feel free to talk to me anytime during the process!! Most importantly: ENJOY MAKING THE FILM!!!! If you don't enjoy it... why make it? ya know? :D
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justonorblu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
haha thanks so much, yeah im learning animation too, ill let you know if i by some miracle make anything cool lol, i definetly know what you mean about getting overly ambitious, ive been guilty of that once or twice, thanks for taking the time to talk to me though ^_^
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Lily-Chi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009   Interface Designer
@02:45Adorable! I love the use of crabs! and the style you chose to do the piece in.

<3 Keep it up!
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
@02:45:heart: Thank you so much! I must say I have been feeling discouraged again with my art and your words lift my spirits! :heart:
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PhantomTheifNight Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
@02:46lols... my friends is OBSESSED about this video... GOOD JOB~

she ha 9 hermit crabs~
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
@02:46HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA really?????? :blushing: OMG I feel so... giddy!

9 hermies??? Wow!! I have 3 right now, but usually I try to keep 4 at a time. :D They croak in my room at night sometimes.

Thanx so much for all your comments!! They are so hyper and happy!
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PhantomTheifNight Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
@01:52OMG THIS IS SSSUUUCCCHHHHH A CUTE MOVIE!!! EXCELLENT JOB~!
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
@01:52:blush: GAHHHHH you are making me SO RED!!! Seriously!!! I am so happy when people like this so much!! By the end of making it, I was really hating it... hahahaha!

THE PAIN WAS WORTH IT FOR YOUR NICE WORDS!!!
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PhantomTheifNight Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
@01:52you shouldn't hate it!!!!!!!! it's REALLY good!!!!

my friend LITERALLY watches it MILLIONS of times at one go!!! she loves it SSOOO much, but as do i!!!
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shmoo-raccoon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@01:10'it's a giant! hide!' lol this is cool
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
@01:10Hee hee!! I'm glad you got the joke! I was not responsible for that idea, it was a good friend of mine. He was cracking himself up when he thought of it. KUDOS TO :iconred-dilopho: :XD:

Thanx for the comments!
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shmoo-raccoon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yup! your welcome! :D
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shmoo-raccoon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@00:54awesome
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ashirwad Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
this is really really really awesome!
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
GAHHH :blush: Thank you so much!! I am currently working on another story and I'm feeling bummed about my story telling skills... but your happy comment gives me :singing: the streeeength to caarrryyyy ooooooooon!!!

^^; hee!
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JelloJellie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
@01:47lol I love the swinging crab!
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
@01:47Hahahaha, thank you!! Good ol' swinging crabs! Very good for scene transitions! :XD:

Thanx for watching!
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Professordemetri Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@02:44that was fantastic ^_^
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Professordemetri Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@01:22omg, that was so cute ^_^
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
@01:22Thank you! :blush: I am thrilled you enjoyed it!!
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eliogabalus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
Dude, this is one of the BEST short animated films I've seen. I'd most definitively love to see more of this. When I saw the lil' crabs in their piramids I felt great to see them there, in their own pre-hispanic world untouched by any nastyness.

Although I loved the mayan references, my gut -my mexican heritage I mean- tells me that they're inacurate in use of colours and glyphs but then I think "oh, what the heck, this is fun and sends a loving message so why not just drop it". So as a mexican with deep native roots I tell you: this is great, don't listen if anyone b*tches about it not being true or too colorful or stuff like that.

And keep 'em coming!
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
GAHHH you are too nice!! :blush: I am so touched by your words!! Especially from one with a Mexican Heritage!!

Hahaha, yeah... I kinda... well, no not kinda... REALLY took liberties with the Mayan reference. ^^; I actually got the colors from a trip I took down to the Yucatan, from the people selling cloth and objects at Chichen Itza. :D I wanted it to be a crazy over the top color world, so I kinda just went nutso with it. :D

Did you catch the main crab's shell pattern? I decided to do that based on the Mayan symbol for 'shell' :XD: Probably the only actual correct reference :XD:

Thanx so much for watching, and leaving such an honest and heartfelt comment!! I am so happy you enjoyed it, and thanx for the encouragment!!
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