Final Rating: 6.24. Finished 12 out of 173 entries.

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Animator: David Hendrix Shovlin

Description: Who's to say what's real and what isn't? A psychiatric professional? Pfft! Hardly!

Experience: Few Years

Time taken: Three weeks


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Carlos Guadarrama:

Fun piece hahaha, the animation needs a bit of polishing though. Great idea!

Adam Sirrelle:

Some really nice stuff in here! I felt that maybe it gets a bit too snappy in places (I get that it's the intended effect, but for some parts I felt it didn't flow too well, like the flashing of characters and object in the last cut). You sometimes get a little floating with the IK arms too, which is one of the reasons I prefer working with FK. You'll see what I mean if you watch the elbows in certain areas when the hand is stock still.
You've got some really nice expressions and poses, keep it up!


haha Great work. The animation needs some cleaning there and there though.

Shark Bait:

too over the top

Andy Cheung:

Interesting idea! Some good timing, posing and cartoony motion.
Those IK arms need work tho, might have been better not to use IK. There are a few frames where the characters switch places...this seems intentional but it's confusing and doesn't really add much to the scene.

William Ramos:

OMG I was wondering what the flicker was so I went thru frame by frame, That was freakin awesome (Characters changing position), but it did not read. Maybe hold those frames a little longer for the eye to read

Neil Brooks:

Think this might work better if the male character was doing the talking and not the dragon/pillow I think this would work better with concept. The animation overall is good.

Rahul Rishikesh:

if i have to make a critic i would say these,too much exaggeration and actions!why did you chose the imaginary character to talk? there is an error in the playblast...actions doesnt match audio in some places...and the animation....AWESOME!

Richard Carrillo:

Hahaha really nice but there are some issues there I'm sure you could fix like some static IK hands and the moment of the transformation dragon-pillow, the girl becomes the guy for a frame which doesn't really make sense and adds noise to the animation.
Very nice job!


good acting but need some improvements

Michal Nowacki:

nice work

Enrico Westley:

AWESOME!!! I love it!!! Very interesting!!! It's a bit jerky, but I'd love to see this piece completely fleshed out!

Aaron McGriff:

Hard to follow across some of the cuts, but nice idea. Refreshing. Great work.

J.K. Riki:

Love this! Such a great concept, great execution, all in all terrific, terrific job. My highest rated so far this month for sure. GREAT posing, and composition. Really, just fantastic. I could see this one at #1 easy, so long as people look past the lack of fancy rendering (hope so!). Keep up the amazing work!

Moy Parra:

This was by far my favorite animation this month. I watched it over and over and how I wish you could have spent another few more days just on polishing. The appeal, story and timing are all there but polishing those finals few frames after each big gesture is where more attention could have helped. A little bit more solid on a couple poses and it would have been a home run. In any case, you have my vote this month ;) BEST OF LUCK!


Ha ha ... like it ... a lot of work here (I guess) a great concept


Hey ! I like your idea and it's a good work ! On this animation, be careful about woman hands ! I think it's a little bit violent at times. You can to give more flexibility in movements.

Matt B.:

I love the major poses! And the in-betweens are very fluid and convey weight near-perfectly. The expression and delivery of "Carrie, you're not yourself" is simple but very effective.

What I feel doesn't work are the very abrupt cuts between 263-266. I think I know what you're trying to go for, but I feel the realization that the dragon is a pillow does enough to make the girl look crazy. Any other narrative this is trying to convey is lost to me.

Excellent entry.