The Birth of Magic is an Open Animated short now in development by Michael Bartling.

The story takes place in a land where magic is a sideshow, a mere toy for amusing children. Magic tricks are only such, they sparkle and dazzle but have no practical use. Or at least this is what the world once believed.

Concept sketch for "the girl"
Concept sketch for “The Girl”
Early concept sketch for "The Boy"
Early concept sketch for “The Boy”