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i don't usually vent art, but when I do I do it with everything I have. Truth is, I'm incredibly depressed as of recent. I honestly feel like my life is going nowhere, I'm being passed by, and that I'm not worth anything. but this serves a note to future Danny looking back at his work in the event he gets in this spot again:

Even though you don't have a degree yet from an amazing school, you are not untalented

Even though you don't have the resources to do 3D animation, you can still animate.

Even though your friends and people you know are getting job offers, interviews, and opportunities to shine, it does not mean you won't get your chance someday.

People still respect you even if you don't draw much fan art anymore.

People still appreciate you even if it seems like you've lost most of your support

You're not worthless.

now only if i could listen to my own words...
I'll be fine, eventually.

Art and animation by me
4 days, PS to AE to Flash
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It's been a while since I've last done a critique, so I'll do my best here.

This animation, how do I put it? The quality is excellent, your way of animating is really smooth, almost like if done by frames. (You did use some bone, right?)

Personally, I find this very intriguing. The ambiance is far beyond the ordinary, especially the leaf with rain drops. Your background is beautifully done, the colors coordinate very well with everything shown here.

Overall, this is an impacting animation well made within a good 4 days, I can see you're extremely dedicated to make this captivating, impacting, and motivational for viewers and animators alike.

(To be honest, this sparked something within me. After watching and reading your description, I felt really moved to start animations of my own. I've had intentions to animate something, even if it was a few seconds, it would be worth it. So if anyone needs some motivation I'd recommend this animation of yours. Hope this critique helped lift your spirits up a bit as well.)
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kmo951 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
danny your amazing at wat you do keep it upp one day youll do somtheing amazing thet the furry comunitty and the world will remember ^w^
dragondragonlang Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
men your inspiring me ...

Keep it up bro
DeceptiBonk Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
may I ask how did you do the animation?
I sort of got really interested in your animations as I've been browsing through (not sure if I've made a comment before)
but the main thing is .....

did you just had to use Flash to add music and add the clickable button? right?

I assume that EVERYTHING about the animation is done with After Effects

even though I am only now looking into maybe getting After Effects for myself
though I have no idea where to begin
no idea how to start
I guess I need tutorials ...
bloodmind12 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
this is a true master skill of the arts

seriusly i love it, i should know i went to an art school =3
WhiteInkRaven Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Youre 24 years old.... fucking impossible...........
DanSyron Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
never impossibru!
kenshinwari Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
i really love this its greatly done and i since i can relate to it, it only becomes easier to have this open for over an hour :)
Oobaneko Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My art is a shit. Bright side: I have colossal perspective for improvement ^,.....,^
Mr-Some-guy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Such strong words.  I hope you're doing alright now
ReviWolfe Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for such inspiring words!
They brought light into my soul.

ARSugarPie Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NeroInu Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow. I'm so amazed by your art as I keep browsing through your gallery, and then I encounter this wonderful piece of animation, and those words you wrote down there...

I sure hope you haven't been feeling like this anytime recently, because, wow. I can say a coup things about this right now.

No, man, no. You don't need a damn degree. I've met with all kinds of talentless bums who graduated from a career in animation, design, visuall effects, what have you and, ohman their art and overall disposition is awful. I'm feeing crushed, stomped right now as I look through your gallery because wow, I do not wish your talent, no, but how I wish I had your amazing will and determination to learn, to seek improvement and to prove yourself through your art. One don't learn none of that in school you know. 
You seem to have quite a passion for what you do, or at least that's what I see from every piece I have seen so far. 

I am dazzled because I don't know in what moment your art started transforming from what I saw on the improvement meme to all this amazing, epic, inspiring and jelausy-inducing work.

And here I am using a tiny netbook with a busted screen, no money for titulation, software or classes, trying to push through.

And here you are. Look at this incredible work. This is yours, and you didn't study in a school for it.

You, sir, are giving me hope.

I don't have to study at school to do this. I don't have to study at a school to do what I love. I don't have to study at a school to tell my stories, or to show the contents of my mind to all of those interested in them. But I can learn to do better, so much better, using the resources I have available.

All I need is your sheer will and desire to advance.
SuzukiSokaime Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
Your words are truly inspiring as well as your work
FireCrand Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist
TAILSADLP Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
your animations are way beyond amazing!
Loreirei Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014   General Artist
This just inspires me too keep going and keep improving...
ToaTom Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student General Artist
So you're studying 3D animation? Which school? I'm studying at Bournemouth University. I hope if you haven't started feeling better already that you will do soon. I can really respect the work you've done here, this is absolutely amazing and to do it in the face of all those negative feelings, I must say, I couldn't do it. I couldn't even do that on a good day! Really really nice work.
DanSyron Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
it was 1 semester at a community college before i ran out of to ability to do it (they pulled the program because i was the only one in it) so I've been teaching myself everything as a result
ToaTom Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student General Artist
ah man that sucks, but good on you for teaching yourself :o you certainly did a good job! :D
DanSyron Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
thanks xD
RetroEULE Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is amazing.
It touched me. And the words you wrote down there could be from me recently-so when it comes to this, I can feel you man. A really amazing work.
Keep it up and hold your head up. One day it shines for you.
Aziria Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Do you think I might get to this point of animating someday?  I'm working on it, but I don't have the right programs :/
raptorkil Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Of coarse, just keep going
apocolips18 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
KallusPony Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Mangostaa Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel so happy that I came across this, I can feel the emotion that is put into the picture and it was just done so perfectly. I wish I can animate like that but I'm still exploring..! This looks absolutely beautiful and to be honest, the scenario reminds me of a dream I had, it was so calming.... good work!!
inviseon25 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
this scenery the music the animation so many feels TT^TT your so great at animating
LastKrystalDragon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
This music, this animation, this words... This's just... woah... ;w;
SuoSon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this and loved it instantly. every time I'm thinking about problems or conserns, I just look at it for a while, watch the animation, hear the music to it and I'm calm again. Thank you, you are awesome.
AshiroKei Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   General Artist
:happybounce:  So beautiful, and sad, i loved, this flash is awesome. I see this work of master  every day. that i can.
I love deviantART! +fav
Sept1st Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
You will get noticed, bro. You will. It might take some time, just don't you ever give up!! If you read about the most successful people around the world, you will notice that they were not always the 'best' at what they did. They were the ones who kept going when the world was not letting up. Don't give up. You're an awesome artist and I love all of your work.
SaracideBunny Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are very talented, it will happen for you someday.
wolfextremist Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How strange this fits my mood after having a hour and a half argument with my boyfriend...
ashlin422 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student General Artist
xXKenshi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Im surprised you haven't been hired yet, you'd be amazing at making animated comics with the way you can move an image like that. [link] like these :heart:
ReducedOspreyStudio Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
im right with you brother my heart goes out and wish i could do something that could make a difference
MelesPrower Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel you, dude! I can totally relate. Stay strong, it'l get better.
ZeppelinTheMonster Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Simply amazing.
AshiroKei Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   General Artist
my god is very impressive :dalove:
InspiringThoughts Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats sooo relaxing and awesome at the same time 83
envyhehhehheh Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
you have a true spirit..and it shines thru your art..your music choices..your words. i feel it like a heartbeat in my ear.............
SoulReaper53 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Artist
I love the movements, so fluid and smooth
Ghost1lover Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
O.O Holy Crap That is awesum!! :D nice details with the animation xD
astroshadow Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
we care about you and you're a wonderful artist and animator!!!!!!!
PikaConst Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work as always, Dan ;w; I hope you feel better.
SLYMaster58 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondragonwant: Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous~~:heart:
I'm sorry I can't say anything reassuring or productive... as I suffer from depression myself... I can only compliment you on your amazing animation and artwork~ :'3
I hope you'll find your happiness in time :huggle:
Xepharon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
You know... many times in life we feel down at the bottom. We fall into a pit that we can't get out of, but only because we aren't looking up. Lord knows I've been in my own depths, as you appear to be now, as well. Many here have written long, heartfelt thoughts, and I'm likely going to be one of them, but I'll try to keep this brief.

So many people here comment on this, and not once have I seen a negative comment. You do have amazing talent. Having been a part of dA for 2 years, and possibly drawing longer, you are quite very impressive, and make me want to draw more so that I can even BEGIN to TRY to aspire to the level at which you have displayed here. I've drawn for 5 years now, and have made what I think is decent improvement, but this... Keep at it though. I would absolutely LOVE to see more from you. I don't really impress easy. But this image. this one image, you've captured something here that makes myself, as well as many others want to go on, and not quit. And I pray heavily that you will hear or read the words of everyone here, and keep at it also. Lastly...

You are NOT worthless.
russellrock Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like tearing up, seeing how you feel like you're worth nothing. That's not true. Maybe that opportunity hasn't came knocking because it's something so wonderful and massive, it needs to wait for the right time. Your a really cool guy (with an awesome talent!) and you have tons of fans and friends who will support you and cheer you on!
This piece of music and art stirs a lot of emotions, and I can't really explain how it does so. I don't know how to put it into words!
lunykstormdragon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Writer
Wow, this is amazing.
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