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Past vs. Present vs. Future Contest Entry by otohime0394 Past vs. Present vs. Future Contest Entry by otohime0394
:iconreadplz:
It's finally finished!!!!!

This is my entry for `krissi001's Past vs. Present vs. Future emoticon contest.

Despite my efforts to make the concept clearer than it was, I'm still conscious that to others, it may not be entirely clear what's going on here. Cue explanation...

Recently, probably due to the time in my life as well as the time of year, I've been thinking about my future and where I'm heading... and what I've been thinking it is - I HAVE NO IDEA! So, as with any emotion, I put it into art. :giggle: This is a little emote to represent me and (a very, very, very simplified version of) my life. So far.

So, first it's baby emote, doing what babies do best - crying.
Then it grows into what I suppose is toddler/child emote, who is perhaps beginning or learning to do what I do best, which is drawing on the walls in crayon.
After that it moves into the present day. This adolescent emote is supposed to be studying/reading (yes, that's a book), and then happily bounces off, until...
:iconwoooplz: INVISIBLE METAPHORICAL WALL.
This is where the story ends. We just don't know what comes next. After a while a portal appears to transport the emote to the distant and mysterious future - who knows what lies beyond it, but the emote certainly looks happy to see it, so maybe the future is bright. :happycry:

And that's that. :B
Maybe it isn't as clear as I originally intended, but I'm hoping that if you read this you can grasp the general idea. Either way, it was fun to make. Apart from the bit where I had to paste either 'Past' 'Present' or 'Future..?' into each of 245 frames individually. :stare:

Finally, I actually went to great lengths to make this emote represent me, while still trying to keep it relatively subtle:

:bulletgreen: The colour is as close as I could get to my hair colour, which is a mixture of just about everything just to be confusing.
:bulletgreen: Green is my favourite colour, so both the crayon and the book are that colour.
:bulletgreen: I made it left-handed on purpose.
:bulletgreen: Any notice the awkward little nod and blush? Shyness - that's one of mine, too. ;D
:bulletgreen: Then there's the drawing and reading, both of which I love.

Finally, I hope you like it!!!
Any constructive feedback would be welcomed.

:heart:

P.S - I think I included everything I wanted to say here... :shifty: I had it all written out in Sta.sh ready for submission, but when it came to it, everything got deleted. Typical.
So I had to redo it and now I'm paranoid that I've missed something important.
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:iconmirabelleleaf31:
MirabelleLeaf31 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww.... That baby emote. :love:
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emocx Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
really love this, the animation so smooth :clap: :heart:
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Trishii-The-Mutt Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D congrats, you won!
seriously, you did xD
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:iconotohime0394:
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: I know!
Thank you. :la:
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Sylvaur Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
um, you made a typo... "So, first it's baby emote, doing what babies to best - crying."...
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otohime0394 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:paranoid: Thanks for pointing that out! :giggle: All fixed.
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Sylvaur Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's not a problem^^
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:iconotohime0394:
otohime0394 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:woohoo:
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Ikaax Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heyyy what da.... that's a spoiler!! where is the future i wanna know now!! XDDD
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otohime0394 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconwoooplz: It's a mysteryyyy!
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