Alex and I really are twins guys. Look.
“…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. When people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.” - John Green
FOR USE OF
ADVICE & ASSISTANCE OBTAINABLE IMMEDIATELY
HOVER TO OPEN
I love how much we all love everything about Harry Potter.
Like this is a gif of Harry untying his shoe, and we’re all like FUCK YEAH HARRY UNTYING HIS SHOE CHECK OUT HIS SHOE-TAKING-OFF SKILLZ YOU GO BOY!
it has literally gotten to the point that this fandom needs new material so bad that we are all reblogging a picture of harry untying his shoe
he’s not even using magic or anything
We’ve done it, we’ve reached the pinnacle of human evolution
We are all stories in the end, just make it a good one.
so the Steven Universe (an upcoming Cartoon Network animated series helmed by Rebecca Sugar) pilot hit the web today and I just really love the look of these ladies, like a lot!
A sample from a presentation I am giving in an hour.
how much old could an old sport sport if an old sport could sport old
the Gatsby jokes are getting really weird
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.
Oh wifi within viewing distance of Seattle U, don’t ever change.
“Cardboard Castles is about making what you can out of what you have available to you, and that’s what I believe in. I believe you can get to where you want using what you have in you, and using what you have around you.” (x)
How to Scramble Eggs with Gordon Ramsay
1. he seems like a chill mofo to hang with
2. what the hell have i been eating my entire life
He’s tripping on acid
light rain (◡‿◡✿)
heavy rain (◕‿◕✿)