Adorable Crayon Dragon Comes To Life, Goes On Grand Adventures, Makes Us Misty
Here Be Dragons
Here’s the short version of what happens in this video: 1.) Woman draws dragon. 2.) Dragon comes to life. 3.) You cry tears of joy. Personally, I just love it when something so simple, with no words, can pull out so much emotion from me. Here’s the longer version – The animation, titled Crayon Dragon, was a second-year art project by California Institute of the Arts student Toniko Pantoja. Of course his work wouldn’t be complete without the magical music composed by Denny Schneidemesser, violin by Taryn J. Harbridge, low and tin whistle by Kristin Naigus and sound design by Glenn Harfagre. Pantoja achieved the entire effect by using, “Flash for the character animation, and the coloring for the character animation. Photoshop was used to speed paint the backgrounds, and After Effects to put everything together. Final Cut Pro was used for the final outcome for the video.” You can check out more on Pantoja’s blog.
Sit back (perhaps grab a tissue) and enjoy!