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Fond of scary things? And beautiful concept art?

Journal Entry: Sat May 10, 2014, 8:16 AM


If so (for the first part "scary things"), then please check out my animatic right here in my journal, yo! Right below! C: 
Story behind it: we had to choose a random scene from a story we made for our Visual Development course at Ringling, and so my story "The Mimic" is about an explorer coming back from a long expedition in Antarctica to visit his little sister and her fiance. But there is something pretty uncool about him that they can't put a finger on.
Till it's too late, of course. c:



Speaking of this animatic...
Do you guys love concept art? Do you guys love beautiful art in general? Animation and cartoons and exaggerated styles of varying kinds? Do you guys love the inspiration it fills you with, all the way to the very top o' your artloving soul? 

PLEASE PLEDGE TO OUR CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT BOOK DESIGN UNSCRIPTED ON IT'S KICKSTARTER PAGE!

Every $1 counts! If you wish not to pledge much, just $1 will help us out! If not, then please spread the word!

link --> www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…
link --> www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…
link --> www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…

"DESIGN UNSCRIPTED"!



Dang straight! We visual development artists (well over 25 of us!) are putting together a book TEEMING with concept art and general gorgeousness! (My work included as well, in case you're curious; and it's stuff I never showed you guys before)! :D

THERE WILL EVEN BE DIGITAL COPIES OF ANIMATICS WE MADE.

We are so close to our goal, too! WE ONLY HAVE 6 DAYS TO //AT LEAST// REACH THE STRETCH GOAL.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!
PLEDGE MONEY IF YOU GOT IT!
Help us make this a reality, guys. It'd mean a lot to me. c: We only have a few days left.

:heart: kck.st/1hKkDdF

Andi, over n' out!

Skin by CalamityChemist
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: my air conditioner being stubborn.
  • Reading: More like "viewing". The Art of Brom
  • Watching: The MLP Season Finale
  • Playing: Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
  • Eating: cheese pastry
  • Drinking: lemonade
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:iconstrudel-monster:
Strudel-Monster Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that animatic, that storyline, the expressions, the GASP! the throwing up of the black tar stuff of doom!
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Artgrrl23 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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TheAspieBaker Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD! GET ON FUCKING KICKSTARTER RIGHT NOW, YOUNG LADY AND FUND THE EVER LOVING FUCK OUT OF THAT STORY TO MAKE A MOVIE!!!! D8
FREEKIN STUDIO GHIBLI AND DISNEY GOT NOTHIN ON WHAT POTENTIAL I JUST WITNESSED! GOD! DAMN! :iconepicclapplz: I cannot, Andi! I cannot! 

Awesome. Just bloody awesome, luv. Kay, bye. Gonna watch that again.
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frisca-freak Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Okay, so I got a message from Fuzzy exclaiming that I should log on immediately on deviantart and check your journal- she was practically screaming in glee :'D

I went over and I saw your thing AND NOW I CAN SEE WHY

HOLY FRIG- first of all, CONGRATULATIONS ON THE GLORIOUS ANIMATIC. 

Second of all dear lord- you know, even though you draw and write quite the gruesome scenes, it's very odd to see a first and foremost horror story from you, somehow? I know you have quite some horror stories, but this felt different somehow, but in a REALLY good way too! I love how you still have some of your zanyness in there, especially your expressions, BUT HOLY COW THAT WAS TERRIFYING.

It's not easy to pull off horror when it's animated, because you need to know just the right amount of timing that will really drive the effect through. And I think you nailed the timing perfectly. You know how fast an action needs to be, and when it should take its time. .u. 

But not just actions, but also the storytelling! I love how you've managed to establish the characters' personalities without giving us a whole exposition speech, and I really like how while we get the general idea, there's still a few details you can catch on a second view:  Like the things happening in the background while Margie is ranting, the shadows, the voices...

Also your camera angles. Just the camera angles.

ALSO YOU GOTTA TELL RYAN AND STEPH THAT THEY DID A FANTASTIC JOB. I LOVED THE VOICES SO MUCH. Especially Margie oh my gosh, I love her to bits. :'D

And the choice of sound effects is delightfully horrifying, so kudos on those too. ;u;

...I think basically I love everything about the animatic but I figured I should let you know what I loved exactly. >u>"

Anyhoo, congrats, hope to see the whole thing soon, it looks brilliant! ;u;
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Secretsister16 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Artist
That's okay. Sleep is overrated :heart:
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chibipanda95 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I screamed out loud "ohhh myyy gooood!" before pressing play, good lord Andi I am as enamored with your work as ever
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WhispersBetteNoir Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
I love the movements and expression of the characters, and the lighting for the fire is just gorgeous. 
And I love the sister, I can't wait to see what she looks like in the final product. 

I thought the voice actors for the sister and brother were really spot on, though I do think that Dave's voice actor was a little flat with the performance.
It's fantastic, though, and I can't wait to see the finished product. Although this animatic is a beautiful piece of artwork in and of itself! 
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:iconstrudel-monster:
Strudel-Monster Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOLY FUCKNUGGETS THATWAS AMAZING RAININGS!!!!
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Karda4124 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks beautiful.
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:iconkayly101:
kayly101 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...WHY am I just finding out about this now?! 
Heehehee!! Such gorgeous skills!
Scary and yet stunning in its own way <3 <3
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ahtnamaseed Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
Nice job dude! I don't know why I was surprised by how creepy that was XD
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
It was a good plug, but you're going to need some sophisticated GCI automation or a whole bunch of 'tweeners to get it moving smoothly. Obvious I [Mr a*] almost just about alone in our family when it comes to The Dark Side. I've had to keep a separate folder for it. Mrs a* does appear therein as Lady Macbeth and about four different Poe heroines and three Iain M. Banks ones as well. Apart from the 'over 18' only section the strongest thing in there is probably this After Taking The White Powder by aegiandyad !
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CountANDRA Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Artist
It is an animatic, not an animation. Animatics are moving storyboards done for visual development purposes - specially when it comes to storytelling in entertainment media.
And I am sorry, but self-promoting yourself on other people's pieces and personal works is a pretty awkward move. It's a nice piece, but not my cup o' tea.
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
The last guy called it 'advertising' when I compared his work [favourably] to that of well known artists outside dA whose work is not for sale [he should be lucky enough to get a chance to buy any!]. I decided that I had been insulted, insulted him back and was promptly blocked. Why not cut out the middle man and block me now?
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:iconcountandra:
CountANDRA Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Artist
Whether or not you are insulted, that is all on you. I don't care. Just putting in my two cents.
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
And I likewise. I haven't insulted you yet. I have free speech too.
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:iconcountandra:
CountANDRA Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Artist
Alrighty. Then just a word of advise: folks tend to not enjoy having their works compared to others, specifically in a self-promotional kind of way on their personal posts and works. I highly suggest sending messages through the note system and whatnot.
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:iconaegiandyad:
aegiandyad Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
People have been free to admonish me and give me advice without being blocked and usually without a trace of acrimony. I simply report as spam all comments to which I cannot reply because I've just been blocked. Blocking people who have tried to engage you in a debate is cowardice.
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:iconcountandra:
CountANDRA Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Artist
Mmhm.
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:iconindigo-moon-shadow:
Indigo-Moon-Shadow Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That was cool~ I can't wait until it's finished!
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:iconcanttel:
canttel Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:) nice
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:iconemilytheneko:
EmilytheNeko Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>Screams< Your animation is beautiful~! 
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ScarletteRoseDEzZean Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This...........................was...........................................friggin'...............................



AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I absolutely in love with creepy and horror stuff an this is just the thing I need ! :D :D :D
Magnificent indeed ! I love how the music got intense and the freakin' smile went up there ...! ohhhhh I love it xD 

Bloody hell ,I was friggin' smiling the first time I saw it xD 
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Penguinity Featured By Owner May 11, 2014   General Artist
Such an awesome animatic! I got scared. :o (Eek) quite a lot actually, I'm not too proud to say. Run Away 
I looooved little sis chattering :happybounce:  and the whole story is just awesome. 
If I had any money I pledge it for the Ringling project right now, but unfortunately I'm a completely broke jobless person living with her parents. Sweating a little... 
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RadiantGloom Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Also, that book seems really cool, I'm interested in seeing how it turns out
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:iconinkdrawndreamer:
InkDrawnDreamer Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Very, very well-done.
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:iconradiantgloom:
RadiantGloom Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student General Artist
That was awesome!! I kinda wish there were more, but the way it ended was just so cool and ominous that I wouldn't want to ruin it, you know? This is really cool
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:icondeath--flower:
Death--Flower Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
That is fucking bad ass I love it !!!! 
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:iconhonounokage:
HonouNoKage Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy cheese, that was epic xD  Good music too ^^
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Ohthehumanityplz Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder if this could be done in stop motion. It'd add more of that uncanny valley and jilted motions. Well done with the animatic. Love the music at the end.
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PurpleSkyRabbitEars Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That was literally the coolest video I have seen in a VERY long time. Like I have a hard time being scared by horror stuff because I've become sort of jaded to it from watching horror movies all of the time, but THAT- that freaked the hell out of me and I thank you for it! It was brilliantly done and you should feel very very proud of yourself! Gah I gotta watch it a hundred more times I absolutely love it! <333333
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:iconkimmybro:
KimmyBro Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student General Artist
okay your video literally made me jump a couple times. holy crap that was genius andi.
your improvement is just WOW i mean you have grown so much since I first found you and every day you continue to blow my mind with your 
brilliant creations and your unique style and e u g h just absolutely fantastic 
*sheds a tear* 
you are growin up so fast ; u ; 

also i see you reading the art of brom over there ehuhue brom is so fucking fantastic
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:iconlamiaeblackstone:
LamiaeBlackstone Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Writer
that was amazing! I like how he waved at the end that was funny.
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carnifex125 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
well done ^_^
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:iconblacksnowwonderland:
BlackSnowWonderland Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that is so freaking cool!
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:iconkrissalina:
Krissalina Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student
AHHHHH "The Mimic" IS AMAZING THAT WOMAN'S LITTLE SOUTHERN ACCENT WAS PERFECT.
I'll be sure to advertise the Kickstarter to everyone I can for the last 5 days!  I'll chip in too if I can!
Good luck, friend!
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Fuchi-Conejo Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
HOLYCRAPDUDE- that animatic was just freaking lovely! I loved how intense, yet hilariously expressive it was! :la:
I applaud you, dearie!!! <3
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:iconaveloka:
Aveloka Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG the mimic that was totallyamazingiswearigotgoosebumpsallovermegoddamnGREATJOB!!
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KumoSama Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I've gone in here QUITE a few times today, just... Rewatching that.
Andi, that little animatic is horrifying, expressive, a beautiful preview of a project I sure would hope to see in a completed state one day. But man- that was... God it's just so YOU, the characters and their personalities we just got a brief preview of are just so from YOU, I love spunky little Margie and oh man oh man!! I'm sorry I'm being rather incoherent but I'm so excited, it was so thrilling to watch and THE POSES AND VISUALS OF THE SHADOW IN THE BACKGROUND SPOKE SO LOUD
The music, voice acting and sound effects are so very well made, so a REAL big round of applause to your voice actors.

Man, man, I'm just... I'm blown away. Seeing the fruits of your work after you entered Ringling has been a treat each and every time but man, this is the pinnacle so far.
ALSO IF I CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO PAY I could maybe donate to the book, I've just always been horribly confused with stuff like this (also with me still being HOPELESS with paypal)

... Man I've gotta watch your animatic again.
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Halloweennut Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
christ on a cracker that was stuff of horror terrors. that was beautiful.  :wow:

props to the voice actors, too! they were great!
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0-CLAM-0 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the animation omg it was great and I love his sister. 
Also I seriously thought your last name was Spyral until now. XD
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:iconcountandra:
CountANDRA Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Artist
It is Spyral. My art name. c:
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0-CLAM-0 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I meant like legally. XD It's cool though.
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:iconcountandra:
CountANDRA Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Artist
Ah, gotcha. C: I tend to not like my legal name being shown. But alas! School work and whatnot. XD
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0-CLAM-0 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha
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Kya-Shadowstar Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh that was gorgeous! The voice acting was humorous to not make the whole concept too disturbing, but it was still pretty scary! The black was a bit hard to follow, but hey, shadows aren't the easiest things to depict various things out of, so I'm not complaining.
I'd love to see more of your little animatics! :D
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marielyn-chan Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Omg The Mimic was amazing, I loved the seen were he coughs up the glasses and the sisters expression is just like realizing something is seriously wrong. 
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Yosephyne Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
"The Mimic" is awesome, I love the creepy atmosphere and the shadows are great! :wow:
And I would also really like this book.
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shayahna Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy jesus Andi these are beautiful oh my lordy the mimic though!
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grassa48 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"The Mimic" is extremely entertaining.
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