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DTA Entry - Rhino by CylaDavenport DTA Entry - Rhino by CylaDavenport
Was won by lalacat2000! This is Rihanna :D





THIS. WAS. AN ADVENTURE! I've never done 2D animation before in my LIFE so this was incredibly difficult, time consuming, but so much fun! It helps that my first time animating ever was with a character I have absolutely fallen in love with and would be more than delighted to name my own, if I were given the honour. She's absolutely beautiful and I think my favourite part of the process was just colouring in all 50+ frames. Overall, this took 53 hours (I recorded when I started working and when I stopped for each day - this was a daily process from the moment I laid eyes on her to right now!) 

A little bit about her? Don't mind if I do. Whilst animating, I had so much time to think about what this beautiful bagbean is like, and I have quite the bio stashed away in my head. For now, however, I'm going to explain the full backstory behind the animation I've done because I feel really personally connected to it (that tends to happen when you spend 50 hours on something haha!)

What I had in mind for this animation is that Ivory here isn't always sad. She's reserved, quiet, perhaps even a little stand-offish at times, but she's not commonly sad. She's quite happy to be on her own, doing her own thing, living her life her own way. However, she returned to the human world rather recently to visit her rhino friends, and discovered that they were in desolate condition. What broke her heart was learning that one of the beautiful male white rhino's, amongst the last 7 of his kind, had passed on. It tore her to pieces to know that these beautiful animals that she had fallen so deeply in love with on her first quest to discover herself were dying out, and she wept for hours at the news. Once she collected herself and managed to make it back into her own world, she spent the time there distancing herself from friends, family, all those who loved her. The lonesome bagbean found herself isolated from others through her own choice, unwilling to talk about how it hurt to know that there was nothing she could do to save her rhinos. In the animation, you can see her walking by herself at night, beneath the stars. She is thinking of her rhino friends, and of the rhino who died, and how unfair it all is. She spends a great deal of time walking by herself these days. When she looks up, she stares at the sky and feels as if all the rhinos who have lived and died are floating in the expanse of black beyond her. She sighs and looks down, when a shooting star flashes by. It makes her think that the white male rhino who died has now joined his brothers and sisters in the night sky, and this wrenches at her heart enough that she dips her head and begins to cry for him once more. 

The situation with the northern white rhinos at the moment breaks my heart ;~; Poachers make me incredibly angry, and the moment I saw this baby looking sad in griffsnuff's original depiction of her, I knew just what I wanted to do for my animation.

ONTO HER BIO!

Name: Ivory
Gender: Female
Likes: Silence, night time, being alone, listening to others talk, the colour blue (it's peaceful and quiet and makes her feel very calm), rushing water, open plains, storms, overcast days, sleeping, swimming, birds, rhinos
Dislikes: Violence, loud noises, bright colours (red, yellow, orange, etc), fire, heat (she's more comfortable when the weather is on the cool side), sunny days, too much activity, being crowded, physical contact (she likes hugs, but too much touching makes her feel uncomfortable and shy)
Personality: Ivory is incredibly sweet, but far too shy to show it most of the time. Unfortunately, as is the case with most who are shy, her lack of ability to make conversation and aversion to meeting new bagbeans and making new friends gives her something of an 'aloof' appearance. Some bagbeans will turn their nose up at her even if she tries her best to befriend them, because they think that she believes herself above them. This is far from the case. As previously mentioned, Ivory is not a sad bagbean, but she is sad more often than most are and thinks herself worth far less than those around her. She is very insecure in herself, and this contributes to her shyness and forces her into a self-induced isolation from surrounding bagbeans. She doesn't know how to talk to others, and when she does talk to them, she will often spend all the time afterwards second-guessing what she said and fretting that she was too rude, said too much, didn't say enough, wasn't interesting, or that something she did was embarrassing. Ivory has an intense fear of embarrassing herself because, whenever she does, she will spend a great deal of time dwelling on the incident and thinking about it even as the weeks go rolling by. She's a bit of a nervous chatterer, and if she does actually start to talk, she might not stop for several minutes because she will babble until no more nervous words fall from her mouth. She is afraid of silences among groups because she fears they are awkward, though on a whole she does love the sweet sound of nothingness and enjoys to lay about listening to not a thing at all. Ivory is most at peace with the world when she is by herself, preferably sitting near some kind of river or stream because the sound and sigh of trickling water does wonders to soothe her nerves. She mostly spends her time in her home, making things for herself and her home. She is kept company by her pets, and is happier around them than she is around others - she doesn't need to talk to them, see, and they love her regardless of what she does. She likes to keep her hands busy, always finding something to make or do, and when she isn't making something pretty she's cooking up a storm. Ivory is resourceful and incredibly independent - she could live on her own for the rest of her days and never once need a thing from another soul, except perhaps someone to share her thoughts with. She has very few friends, but those she does have around her are very near and dear to her heart. They do, however, have to carry a great deal of the conversation because even if she knows you well she often can't find the words to say - and nervous babbling is reserved for when she is surrounded by too many bagbeans and thus, supremely uncomfortable. Others often think that Ivory is sad, her friends included, but she isn't. She likes her quiet life, and the only thing that breaks her heart is hearing about the suffering of her rhino friends. She just has one of those faces that always looks forlorn and withdrawn, and though Ivory wishes she looked happier so her friends wouldn't worry so much, she's also grateful for the fact that her expression often keeps others from thinking about approaching her.

I could honestly write about Ivory forever! There is so much in my brain just buzzing to escape, I feel as if I know her inside and out, and I love every single element of her personality that I imagined. I have so many scenes in my head that I'm just itching to draw to life! She's such a beautiful character, a truly amazing design, and I feel so inspired every time I look at her. :') BUT THAT'S ENOUGH RAMBLING FROM ME ABOUT HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS CHARACTER!


Art © me
Character 
© lalacat2000 
Bagbeans
 © griffsnuff 

WIP:
sta.sh/2gcox3woj93?edit=1
Frames were drawn in Paint Tool Sai, and it was animated in Photoshop ;D
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:iconcjpossum:
CJPossum Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016
This artwork has been used for peanut conversion
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:iconkandy-cube:
Kandy-Cube Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
but really this is so epic i still love it
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CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<333333333 thank you ames
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Kandy-Cube Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
the postest with the mostest
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CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>;O
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:iconvioda:
Vioda Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I hope you winn!!
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CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Vioda! I hope so too! <3
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AutumnInLaurel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016
This is amazing I would enter for her but a winner has already been selected xD
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CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o-o a winner hasn't been selected yet! There is currently voting going on with 4 finalists and you can pick who you think should win her ;D
DTA #6 - Rhino Finalists! votes needed!

BUT THANK YOU! I appreciate it I worked really hard on this ^-^
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:iconautumninlaurel:
AutumnInLaurel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016
Hope ya win you have my vote!
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much Autumn ;~~~~~; 
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:iconautumninlaurel:
AutumnInLaurel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016
Np.yourd was 2 gorgeous to pass up!
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;; You're too kind!
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squidmum Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
this is so fluid j vj and beautiful. 
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much bae <33333
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oCrystal Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is super pretty <3 Nice work!
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CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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TheCrazyCatCow Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!
I Hope you win :D
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! So do I  <33333
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bananashorts Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I cried reading the description ;; I really hope you win this babe, Cyla! She would be a great edition to your family and you truly deserve her <3
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CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw Topaz you're such a sweetie pie <3 ;-; I hope I win her too I love her! and thank you so much <3 I hope I do deserve her 
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bananashorts Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Aa that made my day X3 No problem!
What do you mean you hope >: (
Trust my judgement when I say you do, mk? XD
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I trust youuuuuuuuuuuuu! >;O
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bananashorts Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You should
I have awesome judgement
Trust fall
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyouforvotingforme<3
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bananashorts Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ofc?? I want you to win <333
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3333 at this rate I'm probably not going to but that's the okay! ;D your support means a lot to me anyways 
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Flops backwards 
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:iconbananashorts:
bananashorts Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Shuffles away slowly
I'm not strong >: 0
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GhostBunny-X Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
//clapping really hard//
ahhh!! this is so amazing
and the story thrown together is so heartbreaking...but I still loved it..cause I mean it kept ya intuned??,Idk
hnn, this came out just so amazing..I said amazing again cause that's what it is

I hope you get this bab! omg :'3
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CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my gosh this means so much to me this is the sweetest thing ever! 
AND I KNOW IT"S SO HEART BREAKING but the whole situation with the rhino's makes me so sad D; i wanted that to come through this character
thank you thank you thank you <3 i hope i get her too i'm SO IN LOVE with this baby 
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GhostBunny-X Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah, it's no problem at all!! ;o;

yesss
I hate that people have gone so far to try putting some animals to the brink of extinction...it really upsets me
but I find it just so sweet and moving, to have this character with those characteristics

it's such a good background and everything you have going on for her ovo

I can't wait to hear what other stories you have for her if you do get her ovo
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CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same! It's really awful and so disheartening, always makes me lose faith in humanity ;; 

thank you! I desperately hope I win her, I'm going to be devastated if I don't. This character means a lot to me - I mean, how can you not get attached to something you've drawn 45 times xD <3 but thank you again you're so kind! 
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KiraAndFriends Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aa gasp why must you do this!! now i have close to 0% of a chance <3
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:iconcyladavenport:
CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm sorrry

noOOOOO don't say that D; </3
your entry is REALLY gorgeous btw! such pretty art ;o;
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KiraAndFriends Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shh no it's fine :')
and gasp thank you !! i swear it's really not though ;;
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