Crayon Dragon

A girl is commissioned to paint over an old concrete illustration, in which to her surprise, sinks into.
She befriends a painted dragon who has a wing missing.

This is my 2nd year film at calarts.

Music composed by Denny Schneidemesser
Violinist – Taryn J. Harbridge
Low and Tin Whistle – Kristin Naigus

Sound Design by Glenn Harfagre

5 comments on “Crayon Dragon
  1. Avatar of Andy Ainsworth

    Love your art, people. It’s amazing how little shorts like this can move us more than feature length films—like the first eight minutes of Up. *cries*

  2. Avatar of Caleb Moore

    All I can say is Wow. This skill it must have taken to bring to life is amazing enough, but the wonderful story really makes this outstanding!

  3. Avatar of Cameron Bock

    This may be nitpicky, but it bothers me when a character mouths words in animations that have no dialogue. If the body language is right, helped further by the accompanying music, the we don’t need the girl to mouth something like “Where am I?” when she first enters the world; her confused facial expression and unsure way of walking makes it super obvious she doesn’t know where she is. The addition of mouthed words makes me concentrate on the character’s mouth and what he/she MIGHT be saying instead of just watching the scene and naturally understanding the feelings and emotions by what the character DOES.

    Of course, this is all just my opinion.

    Every single other thing about this film, though, is incredible. I wish I could draw half this well even HALF THE TIME.

    • Avatar of O'Ryan McEntire

      Agreed. Probably unnecessary, but at the same time it’s probably realistically what would happen. Well, I’m sure I would say something slightly different but…

      Totally understand where you’re coming from though, in a cartoon of this style and without spoken dialogue, they could have definitely just let her gasp or something instead of mouthing words.

  4. Avatar of Margaret Zimmerman

    God that had a great feel! It was just so enjoyable to watch. I know first hadn how much work that is. Well done Toniko!

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