In an alternate life, I would have grown up in Mongolia, spending my summers in the grassland in our summer traditional home(a ger). I would wake up to the beautiful clear blue skies of Mongolia and smell the mixture of livestock and fresh grass in the air. The wind blows through my hair and I thank God for creating me in this land. If I didn’t come to America, this would be a possible reality.


First, I recorded several videos. My original idea was to make this short film of me doing “daily tasks” that would be a reality in Mongolia. However, I didn’t anticipate the amount of time it would take me to draw the background and foreground, the quality of the video/my drawing skills, and all the steps it takes to make one ebsynth production. I stuck to one keyframe and one short clip and with some more time (and more keyframes) I could complete my original idea. The final product is very rough because there are sections of the video that couldn’t register the style I drew.

“don’t spend more than 2 hours on this”  a h a h a….. I had trouble working ebsynth. I ran into trouble because I made the keyframe separately on procreate and this messed up the resolution of the keyframe from the rest of the frames. As a result, ebsynth wouldn’t render the output. I figured out how to do this by redrawing the keyframe using the png from procreate. Luckily I separated the layers so this was possible.