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BG: Stonethedral [Establishing Shot]

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Because of DA's film policy, I'm going to link to the animated video: youtu.be/RPAVVkPcAzk

It's been a long moment since I've posted anything on deviantArt. A long, long moment. Here's to a happy return, I'd like to keep this up-to-date at least. 

I’ve been wanting to work on some backgrounds so I can update my portfolio. I haven’t touched it in 5 years, and I had to pull it offline because it no longer reflected my skill level remotely. Time for some legit content! I'll be doing a series in this locale before moving to a new one. 

All my PSDs for the animations and backgrounds are up on my Patreon for free, so check those out if you want a little extra. 
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FlyingCarpets's avatar
This is gorgeous, I want to be there <3
Out of curiosity - what is dA's film policy that deters you from posting the animated version? No copyrighted music?
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Only premium members can upload videos, which is garbooo. I have a version without music thats just the animation, but dA is cruel to me. ; 0 ; 
<3 Thank you! 
FlyingCarpets's avatar
Holy shit, that is so garbage of them, I had no idea because I always keep my subscription going =u= Next time I gather enough points from adopts I'll buy you at least a month of Core so that you can submit stuff! Anyway, glad to see you on here again, I spend most of my time on dA because... there ain't nobody interested in adopts on tumblr at all X'D

ps. Zlu asks if you tried submitting a gif instead? (but I personally hate gifs and their size problems and quality loss so I understand if you want it to be a film)
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Bah <3 You don't need to worry about that. I have so few animations to throw on here right now. But I really appreciate it. <3 And hey, yea that makes a lot of sense! Each platform has it's own crowd, I'm glad the adopt-crowd here is active! It's been so long since I've really maintained on deviantart that I'm not really sure what the fan-bases here are about anymore. 

And as far as the gifs go, I totally would! But they have been crashing my photoshop/computer, I think because Windows 10 is stopping supporting PS CS5. It's been acting up like crazy (SO I'll probably be moving to clipstudio in super real way if it continues cause wtf). 
FlyingCarpets's avatar
Yeah I also don't know what fanbases are about since I never really had any fan-related following on dA, just occasional person finding something once a year XD But I find it to be the most active / responsive art platform nonetheless. Hm, I must warn you that CSP in its Pro version only lets you do up to 24 frames of animations (probably not a problem for these but a bit of pain in the ass if you want something more complex). EX version doesn't have that limit. I generally find that the PRO version has literally everything I need (and so much more), except that one thing, so still an amazing deal especially seeing how I got it for 25 CAD for a lifetime licence XD

Since you already have that animation in youtube format / mp4 or whatever, why not convert online to a gif? This is a pretty reliable website; ezgif.com/video-to-gif
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Oh that's a good idea! That didn't even occur to me! Thanks for linking it, I'll definitely look into that for the next bits, absolutely! 

I think I have the Pro version also, I paid 25 dollars for it at least. I haven't found the animation features yet, I'll need to dig in and find that! I really want to find a good, free or cheap program to animate the planes of the backgrounds more easily, but I haven't had time to look into it yet. 

You know, I don't think I've ever known the dA fanbases either, really. I think for a long time it was cat girls and LoL art, but I never did much of either of those. xDDDD Though I think I've long since abandoned my shameless pandering phase. <3 
It's inspire me to the history i'm making!! For me this the old palace of a dwarf colony
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Ooo that's a really cool thought. I can see it! Is it a history for a story you are making? Or something you came up with from the drawing?
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AyaelShay's avatar
Oh I really like the perspective in there ! working on the visual novel, I had to do a lot of research in backgrounds, yours is stunning!
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Thank you very much! Which visual novel? 
AyaelShay's avatar
The name is "Anoldor" it's a medieval fantasy otome with a lot of romance and political choice ^^ We are hoping for releasing a demo in the end of the month :p
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Oh my it looks gorgeous. Will it only be available in French?
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Oh, I am really glade ! Coming from an amazing artist like you, it really please me... and we didn't post the CG yet ahah ! The artists working with me are fabulous ! And it will also be available in english, the website is just not totally done yet, it misses several page and traduction (I don't know if you found this or the french tumblr but we plan to do one in english too when the demo is released !)
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I found the tumblr I think! Let me know when it's released, I'd love to play it. <3 
AyaelShay's avatar
As promised, here is the english website : www.anoldor.fr/en/index.php I thought about what you said on the tumblr and we decide to make them english and french from now on ! I hope you will like it ♥
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Oh! This is exciting! Thanks for linking me! I can't wait til it comes out!!

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AyaelShay's avatar
With pleasure !
songofamazon's avatar
Gorgeous concept and execution!
Paperwick's avatar
Thank you very much! <3 :D
Fotoref's avatar
so very awesome :D
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