his is so gorgeous! I love the scenery - you can tell you spent a lot of effort on this! I think my favourite bit is at the beginning with the carp swimming through the water lillies- it's so gorgeously drawn and has such lovely colours!
I don't know anyone personally, but I look up to , you probably know about her already, but I basically learned how to animate from her tutorials. If you haven't seen them already, you should check them out.