My masterwork, if you will- this son of a bitch took me five months to complete, and I finally finished it on December 30th.
Sorry that the second half isn't in color, and I'm also sorry if it confuses you. It's just supposed to make you happy!
Special thanks to, uh... everyone, for pushing me to get it done and letting me steal their characters. n.n
ENG: This is background for login page for the game I have been working on with a friend some time ago (he's on dA too, ). We made few sketches and written some code, but then unfortunately the project died and we haven't touched it for about two years. Today I received from him lost files for the game and opened this animation and I felt so proud I decided to put it here
PL: To jest tło do strony logowania do gierki, którą robiliśmy kiedyś z kumplem (o tym kumplem ). Było kilka szkiców i kilka kawałków kodu i niestety projekt upadł i nie było dotykany przed około dwa lata. Dzisiaj dostałam zaginione wg mnie pliki z tym co nam się wtedy udało zrobić, otworzyłam tę animację i poczułam się tak dumna, że uznałam, że muszę się tym podzielić ze światem
so this was made a while back, i think last fall? maybe summer?
Anyway it's an intro for a game! called immortal souls! and you can buy it/download the demo from [link] --it's pretty fun i played it and you can count of me for determining the fun value it has!
i wasn't actually involved with the in-game animation itself, as that was already covered by the artist and some other background artists i never caught the names of. it was a fun short project to work on.
there's another game intro i made shortly after this one but the game still hasn't been completed and honestly i doubt it ever will be, so i might post that next as well...
TO OPERATE FLIPPING BOOK, DRAG THE RIGHT HAND CORNER OF THE PAGE
Here it is - I'm very, VERY pleased with it, but I feel like I could sit tinkering with it for another month. At some point, though, I really just have to stop. However, you'll nevertheless probably see an improved version of this some time over the summer.
Also, thanks everyone who joined me on Livestream to see me finish!
As this is a very complex entry, I believe it merits a scene by scene description:
OPEN AREA OF THE LABYRINTH
I needed to do at least ONE bit that referenced my favourite movie of all time, so I made sure that this part looked a bit like the beginning of the labyrinth in Jim Hensen's oh so wonderful Labyrinth. The mechanical cuckoos are based on great spotted cuckoos, and are, naturally, a reference to cuckoo clocks.
GIANT CUCKOO CLOCK
For those who can't remember, this is based on Sailor Pluto's gates of time. The little figures are acting out a scene in *marie-berry and *kennasaur's fan mythos or what have you. Also note that the girl in Xena's memories who isn't Pluto is *silver-eyes-blue's Sailor MakeMake. and that the girl with Xena in sillhouette is *oasiswinds's Sailor Earth.
ENCLOSED PORTION OF THE LABYRINTH
I tried to make this look a little like a ship. Note that the mouse has a hook to replace the missing end of it's tail.
First of all, you may not realize that what the wind up Dizzy and Xena are dancing around is an African water clock. The bowl at the top has grooves on the edge which allow the water to slowly drain throughout the day, and time is told by marks on the inside. Also note that the tails of the mermaids are shaped like Victorian clock hands.
They're supposed to be rotating clockwise on the circular gear - hope you can tell!
This particular one should be fairly self explanitory if you remember that Stonehenge was meant to be a calender, and if you've been keeping up with *Valendra's comics.
For the rest...Burton and steampunk and pirates, oh my. Also dragons.