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Animation concept by JonathanDufresne Animation concept by JonathanDufresne
A little change of style, tried to give a animation look. Was inspired by Makoto Shinkai (director of 5 Centimeters Per Second)
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I loved this very much when I first saw it actually. I am only writing this because you requested a critique otherwise I would go "Wow!" and leave it at that.

Vision: The futuristic vibe to the whole picture definitely caught my attention. The prevalence of white and the mist in the background gives it an ethereal look. The building structure was interesting but not overtly unusual. It is a very plausible setting. The whole picture draws me in, especially the way the path is curving around and leading into the city. It is basically suggesting a journey that the couple has to undertake which is very appealing.

Originality: The concept for an anime is interesting because it seems a cross between present day technology (eg. telephone wires) and future architectural design. Again, I think it is the appeal of the cross between fantasy and reality that is very pleasant to look at and very beautiful.


There were only two things I thought could be improved (in my opinion):
1. The formation of the clouds. Clouds never sit in clumps like that, it is kind of an odd way to depict clouds.
2. It is hard to tell what time of day it is from the dark blue sky and the white fluffy clouds. Then again, this could be deliberate.

Impact: Beautiful scenery, great composition, fascinating concept for a movie.
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Fortuneless Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
:love: definitely reminiscent of Makoto Shinkai's work. The distinctly positioned layers convey a sense of journey and vastness. I love the two people peering off at the castle-structure. Breath-taking! :heart:
loveedreams Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
awesome :heart:
i love the atmosphere ^^
ChillaxTF Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
I think that this is a near-perfect piece, if not perfect. I imagine it was created with a "futuristic" setting in mind. I think that this picture captures peace and self-fulfillment very well. The art style makes it feel very light and fragile, like it was crafted with no cares in the world. The mountains on the left side of the picture make the place that the characters are standing feel like a safe haven of sorts. The only thing I could find wrong with this picture, and I'm sure it's entirely subjective, was that the cloud just above the mountains looks a bit too wonky and unnatural. Amazing job, I'll have a great time fooling about with rainmeter on this :)

I'm sorry if my critique (not even sure if this little text deserves to be called a critique) wasn't very helpful, as I'm more of a musician than a visual artist. I hope you understand how awesome this painting makes me feel. It legitimately stirs up emotions in me that I can't even begin to describe, they're so intricate. Thank you.
craniu Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
over the hills and far away.......
aditgomez Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is nice! can you view mine too? [link] :icondaawplz: thanks!
KeinZantezuken Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Reminds me of "Behind the Clouds, The Promised Place". I recommend you to watch it.
JonathanDufresne Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yea i know this movie. This is from the same director that i mentioned in the description :) He is really amazing, all his movie have this kind of look.
Thegamingrobin Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
wow... I would LOVE to see an anime like that ^_^
silverwolvesrain Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh I'd love to live there :)
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