Animation A Day Project: "Eyes are the window to the soul"
Holy nuggets, does Flash hate this file… I had to copy each individual frame as a jpeg, because Flash kept freezing and/or crashing every time I tried to export it… :/
A suspicious backpack was found at Copley in Boston where the bombing was last year. The police got robots in and took away a suspect. No other updates. Story from Boston News here.
WHAT THE HELL, PEOPLE.
Tuesday Tips - Gesture Drawing
As a story artist, I feel like one of the most important technical skill to develop is the ability to draw things things clearly and fast. Practicing gesture drawing is, in my opinion, a good way to get better at it. I think it’s fun, too! Of course, you can draw from life and find unique things people and animals do, but I also think practicing gesture drawing from imagination is truly helpful. For instance, I usually do some gesture drawings of characters I’m about to work with in a sequence. It helps me find a short-hand to start building from. The simpler, the better. Especially early on a project, it really helps to find a quick way to draw a character over and over without repeating yourself all the time.
I remember Life Drawing teachers telling me to “draw from within” and to “feel the weight”. It’s absolutely true, but in terms of storyboarding, other elements came to be as important to the process. Silhouette and a sense of “cartooning” is tremendously helpful to communicate certain things clearly to an audience.
I’m only focusing on character posing right now (and this is just an introduction to the subject). Gesture drawing is very close to thumb-nailing, another ultra-helpful skill. More on that later.
For those who want to spend some money on great books on the subject, I highly recommend you to pick up “Drawn To Life: 20 Golden Years of Master Classes of Disney Master Classes” (Vol. 1 and 2) , from Walt Stanchfield. Do it.
I came across this amazing mashup that combines the original and nZk versions of Blumenkranz and i honestly can’t handle how gorgeous and intense it sounds!!
It’s a little early for this announcement, but I’m pretty excited, and I also know that some people like to plan ahead.
Starting on May 2, a selection of photos from Portraits of Boston will be on display at the Piano Craft Gallery in Boston. The opening reception from 6 to 10pm will mark the…
Congratulations! I hope I get chance to come to the opening! :D
Animation A Day Project: X
This month’s theme suggested by Tankingbear
In the year 2110, beings now dubbed, “The Seiteki” came to Earth with the very purpose with destroying our way of life. Over time, a group known as “An1mat0rs” rose to oppose The Seiteki. An1mat0rs are humanoids with the ability to create powerful beings and are typically young children whose powers manifest during their pre-teen years. As such, An1mat0rs have very short life spans using up all of their life energy to fight and generally don’t live up pass the age of 30.
In the present day of 2237, humans are losing against The Seiteki as more and more young An1mat0rs are virtually signing their death sentence to be able fight. However, a new An1mat0r, Marie D. Anderson may be the missing variable needed to help defeat The Seiteki as well as finding out what they really are.
A luscious fuck-ton of human neck references.
[From various sources]
“You’re the worst friend ever” in a monotone voice
I’m very happy
"I will rip your fucking throat out"
Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - Push it!
Clarity is probably the most important thing to think about at all time when boarding. Pushing your poses to an undeniable level of clarity will improve the clarity of the storytelling in general. Don’t leave space for uncertainty in posing out your characters. Your audience will be more engaged and entertained by the sequence.
This is the last post for the Super Week. I hope you enjoyed it. Back on the regular schedule next week (Every Tuesday).
What a great series. Thanks for posting these!
Some watercolor sketches I started at Anime Boston. I decided finish them up today.
I love this show with all of my love… ♥
Reblogging for the evening crowd. Also, I cleaned up the sketches because there was a lot of weird crap I couldn’t see before since I was on another computer…:/
I hope this makes some of you in a better mood. Because I’m feeling quite over the day. But this helps a bit.
Hey ya’ll! Offering up my first downloadble pack for my online store. I know there are a few people who have expressed interest in possibly having just the lines from my work, so I thought this would be a fun opportunity to put this together. Just a couple of random high-resolution lineart files here and there, which includes some older Sailor Moon screencap redraws from last year.
IT’S PAY WHAT YOU WANT, so that means you can download it absolutely free! But any amount, even just a dollar, really adds up and would be extremely appreciated! Like most artists, it helps towards life stuff such as food, bills, more food, etc. And depending on how this goes, it also helps me to potentially provide more similar download content in the future. Hopefully, this could be the beginning of more art packs to come.
Thank you everyone for your continued support!
Ooh! Ooh! I LOVE Asia’s work! I can’t wait to color some of her goregous lines! ♥