This blog is full of reblogs, replies and non-art stuff.
i still can’t believe glassesworth is canon… my dreams..
5000. DANG. I’m kind of stunned that 5000 people think my art is worth looking at and are also willing to put up with whatever other dumb shit I post. You’re all awesome, and being lucky enough to have such a wonderful and supportive audience encourages me to keep moving forward and and doing what I do! MACARONS FOR EVERYONE. <3
Quillery’s art pleases my eyeballs, EVERYONE GO LOOK AT IT
Also she has the cutest kitten in the world
“Fiction, or, Why I’m A Cartoonist, and/or Why It’s So Hard For Me To Make Friends”, a story I’ve been meaning to tell for a long time.
Since only 10 images are allowed in a photoset, here’s the cover (bigger image here):
What are studios looking for? How can I get into a good animation school? What should I be studying?
I get a lot of these types of questions now and again, and I never know how to answer them. I can’t be sure of what studios are looking for, I don’t control admissions policies to schools, and I have little idea what makes for a current and relevant curriculum. There are a lot of variables in your bid for a career in animation, and it’s kind of impossible to control most of them. You must be crazy to want this job!
I find it helpful to focus on the things I can control. Among those things are your study habits and how you spend your personal time. It’s good to work hard and have goals—without them we would get nowhere. Study hard and make decisive strides towards achieving your art goals. But in the heat of that pursuit, don’t forget to go out and live your life!
If you spend any amount of time looking at artists online, you’ve probably figured out by now that there are about a million dudes and dudettes in internetville who draw better than you (I relive this realization daily). Once your have done your best to rise to their level, the only tool you have to compete with these crazy talents is your background, your personal character—is you!
Consider developing your whole self with the same raw focus and intensity that you develop a particular skill set. Get focused. Go out, have adventures. Run, jump, skin your knee, fall in love, root loudly for the away team at a baseball game, barely escape a crash of stampeding rhinos, live to see another day. Experience things big and small. Go for a walk. The world is full of wonders.
I know this advice is not particularly animation-specific, but maybe that’s for the best. At any rate, it is something I feel strongly about. Animation is great, and there are few things that I enjoy doing more than drawing and storytelling. But in order to have stories to tell, first you have to live them.
Be good, and see you soon!
PS, if you were looking for advice on draftsmanship you should probably be reading this.
Some of you have seen Strip Search, some of you haven’t. Either way, I drew this comic on the show and then I redrew it at home because people wanted to buy it and I can’t let them put my art on their wall if I didn’t at least TRY TO MAKE IT LOOK NICE.
What a difference references and peer critiques make! This is what the original looked like.
This comic is my life.
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box - Belle Classic Tea
Since moving to the UK several years ago the amount of tea I drink on a daily basis has drastically increased. I can only imagine this tea increase will eventually allow me to genuinely become British, as is only the way one gains citizenship. Professor Hershel Layton, along with other intelligent folk such as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, understand the importance of a good cup of tea. While not a traditional English Breakfast or Darjeeling, Layton’s favourite tea is a cup of Belle Classic, a bitter drink comprised of Oasis Leaf, Brisk Berry and Belle Tart Seed. Tea, like a puzzle, is a delicate process that requires both time and patience.
Click ‘Read More’ for the full recipe!
This reminds me of a puzzle!
What was a rumor no longer is. Miles Edgeworth and Trucy Wright join the fight in Dual Destinies.
Aah!! EDGEY!!! You’re wearing a long coat!
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