As I saw it as a thumbnail at first, I was already amazed. But when I opened it, it still has a lot components that comprises it. The animation, the music and the effects blended well.
It's as if Kakashi is really staring at me. Looking thru his eyes I see a lot of emotion. I don't know if it is your intent but I see sadness in those eyes. It's like I'm seeing a history of his life before me, sacrifices he'd gone thru, battles he didn't win, and his colleagues death. But, also in his eyes you see a lot of concern, a look where in he would not let anything bad happen to his comrades anymore. The type where in he will sacrifice his life for the sake of his friends.
To summarize, this piece has really struck me well, as a matter of fact this is my first time to write a critique. I hope this make sense.
I'm overall impressed with this piece. The painting is gorgeous, and the animation is smooth.
Like in all pieces, there were things that I enjoyed more than others.
As I said before, the animation is nice and smooth, which adds a different affect to the piece that otherwise could not be achieved.
The eyes are filled with emotion. Completely and utterly, and as such, the phrase 'the eyes are the windows to the soul' comes to mind. Kakashi looks pained, as if he's been through hardships, but that he will continue on. Not only because he thinks it is right, but because it is the only thing he knows.
The fire is a nice touch. It makes it seem as if he has just left a battlefield and will never be the same.
Just as there are good things, there are also bad. Or at least, things that I question in a piece.
His eyes move a bit from side to side. I'm not sure if this is what you and your partner wanted, but it is something that I noticed nonetheless.
His neck moves up and down, a lot. For breathing, the chest moves in and out, while the shoulders move up slightly. The neck, as far as I can tell, doesn't move much when breathing.
This is an excellent piece, despite the minor flaws.
Is there some way to get a hold of the music you've created along with this animation? I love it, and the animation itself too of course. His hair moves as if it's underwater though but Amazing nonetheless. I can keep listening to the music for quite some time too.