aidosaur:

Gumi.  photoshop.
A long while back, Magnolia got me into Vocaloids music via osmosis.  I like a bunch of Gumi’s songs but don’t really care much for her canon outfit and Mags has been trying to get me to give a shot at dressing her up.  Dunno if I hit what I was going for, maybe I’ll give it another shot later!

aidosaur:

Gumi.  photoshop.

A long while back, Magnolia got me into Vocaloids music via osmosis.  I like a bunch of Gumi’s songs but don’t really care much for her canon outfit and Mags has been trying to get me to give a shot at dressing her up.  Dunno if I hit what I was going for, maybe I’ll give it another shot later!


It’s weird, it seems that when you run up against a problem, you always think it’s because “oh I’m not good enough”. But- it’s not that, it’s just that you’ve kind of hit the limit of your knowledge, and you’ve got to go out and observe and get and find and discover and nothing more. Those are really great, those are the best times- when you feel like you stink and you can’t get it- that’s like, man, now the world is open and you’re ready to learn something new and you gotta go, you gotta take advantage of that.
Glen Keane, “The Animation Podcast” (via archenjol)

(via artofglenkeane)


lotusninja24:

Tightened up a month-or-two-old sketch for warm-up this morning, professional work attire and everything

lotusninja24:

Tightened up a month-or-two-old sketch for warm-up this morning, professional work attire and everything


A quick sketch of Jackie Chan.

A quick sketch of Jackie Chan.


skunkandburningtires:

Glen Keane’s 7 Animation Essentials
1. Make a Positive Statement
Do not be ambiguous in your approach.
Thumbnail until you have that clear approach and conviction.
Be bold and decisive.
2. Animate From the Heart
Feel your drawings.
Let your action be an extension of how you believe the character feels.
Put yourself in the place of the character your animating- associate.
3. Make Expressions and Attitudes Real and Living
Focus on the eyes and eyebrows, mouth and cheeks.
Always lead with the eyes.
Be sure the eyes are solid and placed securely in the head.
Study your own attitudes. Ask yourself, “Does this drawing feel the way my face feels?”
4. Draw As If You Were Sculpting
Describe the forms in dimension.
Understand the character design in 3D.
5. Animate the Forces
Allow the momentum of and already animated movement to suggest the next drawing.
Draw the leading edge of forces.
6. Visualize and Feel Dialogue
Be sure you are truly capturing the inflection, volume and tone of the dialog with proper mouth shapes.
7. Simplicity
What is the essence of your scene, your action, your expression — what is indispensable in communicating your thought?

skunkandburningtires:

Glen Keane’s 7 Animation Essentials

1. Make a Positive Statement

  • Do not be ambiguous in your approach.
  • Thumbnail until you have that clear approach and conviction.
  • Be bold and decisive.

2. Animate From the Heart

  • Feel your drawings.
  • Let your action be an extension of how you believe the character feels.
  • Put yourself in the place of the character your animating- associate.

3. Make Expressions and Attitudes Real and Living

  • Focus on the eyes and eyebrows, mouth and cheeks.
  • Always lead with the eyes.
  • Be sure the eyes are solid and placed securely in the head.
  • Study your own attitudes. Ask yourself, “Does this drawing feel the way my face feels?”

4. Draw As If You Were Sculpting

  • Describe the forms in dimension.
  • Understand the character design in 3D.

5. Animate the Forces

  • Allow the momentum of and already animated movement to suggest the next drawing.
  • Draw the leading edge of forces.

6. Visualize and Feel Dialogue

  • Be sure you are truly capturing the inflection, volume and tone of the dialog with proper mouth shapes.

7. Simplicity

  • What is the essence of your scene, your action, your expression — what is indispensable in communicating your thought?

(via artofglenkeane)


Q
I was just surprised at how smoothly your sprites are animated. You can barely tell it's pixel art since it has such motion and detail. Most pixel artists' work is stiff and tries too hard to be "retro", which can get in the way of actual originality.
A

michafrar:

:’] Thanks. You describe it in such a kind way <3. With art and crafts, you often need to work around the limitations! Thanks again for the nice words!


ianjq:

SU is coming back at a new night and time— Don’t miss out!


So excited.

ianjq:

SU is coming back at a new night and time— Don’t miss out!

So excited.

(via rebeccasugar)


Full Josh sketch.

Full Josh sketch.


One more goofy grin to finish out the day.

One more goofy grin to finish out the day.


Some design sketches of Josh.

Some design sketches of Josh.