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A Modest Day In The Cave by KitLightning A Modest Day In The Cave by KitLightning
Idea taken from Don Martin's "One Fine Day In Prehistoric Times" published in MAD Magazine #217, pp 19.

Awarded by :iconicexdragon: `IceXDragon! :iconladanceplz:

DD thanks to :iconcatluvr2: catluvr2 :salute:

Featured by :iconsparklydest: sparklydest :hug:
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Given 2013-05-27
A Modest Day In The Cave by =KitLightning
The suggester said: "The humor, the animation... I love it. I literally laughed out loud when I saw it." The background is amazing and the story is a adorable. A lovely piece. ( Suggested by catluvr2 and Featured by SparklyDest )
The subject and concept of this is really great, and I love how we can really follow his emotions through the whole thing- just a great idea for a looping animation all around.

Your technique in dealing with the animation of the fire and water is pretty convincing; the water could be a little less drop like at the top, but otherwise quite nice.
I might suggest extending the steaming/smoking bit a little, as it's barely visible (though was a good idea). You could also darken the ground around the fire to show it's wet and fade that out (plenty of frames for it as the girl is walking away).

The texturing in the background here is also pretty good, and I can't complain about your colour choices much. The only thing that really weakens this is that some of the line art in the background is really rough- particularly apparent in the skull and the rocks. You might want to use some references for those. And on the rocks, try making the shadows along the breaks a little more dramatic to show that they're shattered bits of boulders (currently, they look a little like soft round pillows).

Overall, really great job! This tells such a fun little story, which makes it a really charming animation.
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zaccool14 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so nice view
DaynjaDog Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow you are really good!
KitLightning Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
Kind of you to say :D
Lizzyluna Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist
I love the care you put in that background.
KitLightning Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
lots of references ;)
Maclafel7 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing. I love it so much!!
KitLightning Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks :iconmoominhugplz: It was initially what I'd enter for web3ters "Tournament" but alas, I made another :D
GlowCrystal Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Sry, I didn't mean to post twice! :sunnysideup:
KitLightning Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Its ok, thanks for the comment(s) none the less :iconmoominhugplz:
GlowCrystal Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thx 4 the llama! :llama:
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