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Seasons of Life by Mirz123 Seasons of Life by Mirz123
This is my "big" entry for the September EMTC. Theme: Seasons. [link] I have one small one that won't take long I plan to submit right under the buzzer.

=SparklyDest wonders where I get the time to do all of my pixelling. Honestly, most is pretty quick. But, for this one--which took well over 8 hours--I ended up waking up at 3 this morning and working pretty much non-stop on it. :faint: Yes, coffee is my middle name.

As with a lot of my entries, I like to take the theme in a different direction. When I heard "seasons", I thought of the typical 4 weather ones. I also thought of the seasons of our lives. It reminded me of this awesome animation I saw years ago called Circle of Life. If you've never seen it, you should check it out here --> [link] Nevertheless, this piece is heavily inspired by it, but not quite the same. I wanted to do something similar, but touch on some of the traditional "seasons" of an emote's life.

If you're not sure, the seasons in the animation are: Birth/Baby, Childhood, Young Adult/School-Uni, Falling-In Love, Marriage, Watching the Kids Grow-Up & Leave Home, Grandparenthood, Growing Old Together, Loss of Significant Other, and Death.

Honestly, I cried several times while making this emote. Just an emotional little scene. Plus, I guess it doesn't help I keep thinking of my own kids starting to leave the nest in a few years. *sigh* Because of all the fading in and out, I needed a background, so I went with the photo album frame. I wasn't sure about it, but it turned out okay.

I know there are some flaws in the animation, but aside from spending hours on this, I had a terrible time with my animation program and it took *Ravenswd and I two hours fricken around with it and some alternate systems to get it to save right. I went ahead and made some moderate edits. Anything else would mean ripping stuff apart, which I'm not gonna do now.

Monster of an animation at 303 frames
Time 9 hours (2 hours yesterday, 7 today)
Made in PSP7, Animation Shop, and Ulead (when AS wouldn't behave)

*** :aww: As with most of my smileys, you may use this on and off dA, without my permission. The only thing I ask is that you keep the file name in tact and don't remove any credit information. If you do use it for something, it would be nice if you could comment and let me know. It encourages me to make more smileys if I know people are using/enjoying them.

Please note, this piece is NOT available for commercial use.***

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theratih2000 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
sad...:( (Sad) 
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BlueyEmotes Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
So Happy cry (Tears of joy) 
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Seraphsword-Seraphs Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SO CUTE!
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
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Seraphsword-Seraphs Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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LupisandLuna107107 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
that was amazing, i hated the part where they died though
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Yeah, that's a sad part, but it comes around nicely.
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bfreeman0 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that is just amazing
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
:iconthankyouheartsplz:
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TheOwl68 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:happycry: Wow, just moving and incredibly beautiful work!
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
:iconthankyouheartsplz:
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TheOwl68 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :squee:
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Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so wonderful...and so sad too, in a way.:(
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
:iconsadtruthplz:
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Minakie Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The guy shouldn't be the last one to live, females have a longer life-expectancy :giggle:.
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
LOL! Most of the time, but not always. MY great grandfather lived to nearly 100 and way outsurvived his wife. (In fact, same thing for my boss's dad who *did* make it to 100).
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Kukiki-Tanoshii Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:iconhappytearsplz: {THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!)
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
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Kukiki-Tanoshii Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:iconkukiki-tanoshii::iconyouarewelcomeplz:
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Puppiesanddogsrule Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor guy, his wife died. :(
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
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Puppiesanddogsrule Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:(
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JessamineDiane Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SHOULD BE in the top ten. I love this one.
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
I know, but that is the way it goes.
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JessamineDiane Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Grrrrr The way it goes sucks!!!
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zapxfire1 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This amazing emote animation has been featured in my journal: [link]
:huggle:
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
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zapxfire1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :hug:
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zapxfire1 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant work. I felt so sad when his wife passed away.
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Me too, and I created it. *sniff sniff*
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zapxfire1 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately that's the circle of life. Death is not a great though. Especially to happen to someone you love.
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Bluefeatherking Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student Writer
Aww...this is very touching and nicely done. Very, very good job. You should be proud of this.
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I am. It's definitely one of my most personal pieces.
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dark-beam Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student Artist
This is heart touching... I am speechless
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
So very glad you like it. Yes, it's a pretty heavy piece, but it turned out well. :hug:
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rockred12 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
    Amazing
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Thank you. I'm so glad you liked it.
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rockred12 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
    ^^ It is really cool!
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Thanks again. Hey, I love your avatar! So cute.
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rockred12 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
    Thx! But it's not as good as yours!
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi

I just featured your amazing emoticon in my journal [link]
Keep up the good work :icongdjobplz:
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Oh, you are so amazingly sweet. Thank you, dear.
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my pleasure :iconrose-plz:
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InfectedNeon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wonderful!
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Aww, thank you so much for saying so.
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RawNinjaberry Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Aww so sad! ;n; but i love it!
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^^
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