My cats can’t decide if they like or hate each other, so this is very rare in our house. :)
It’s not done yet but JUNE this is for you!
*sidles up to the edvy tag*
…I’m gonna contribute art to you this weekend.
I’M ON THE WAIT LIST FOR USC’S MFA IN ANIMATION PROGRAM!!!
I’m so happy!! I’ve been feeling kind of anxious about my future and future plans, but this definitely helps!!
Now I just need to hear back from Cal Arts, finish my applications to Ball State and SCAD, and hopefully one of these grad school choices will pan out!!
Yatori Week (March 31 to April 6, 2014) is a 7-day challenge of shipping creativity. Show us why you’re the world’s most devoted shippers by contributing any form of art that is of your own creation (gifs, graphics, picspams, fanarts, fanfics, cosplays, fanvids, etc). For each day of the week, we have created prompts for you to choose from. You can do either one or even both of them, we promise not to charge you 5 Yen for this!
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April 6 Day 7 | Whatever You Like
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I AM IN
I’ve been contemplating this for a while now, but I may spontaneously decide to create a Tumblog reviewing animations around the globe as I find them.
If this spontaneous child is born I’ll post a link for you guys!
Not feeling well? Stay home from school. It’s okay to miss a day and you’ll easily make up the work!
Want some time for yourself? Tell your friend you can’t go out with them tonight. They’ll understand and you can always reschedule.
Too stressed? Finish the paper…
Artist asks GO!
- 1: Take a picture of your workspace.
- 2: Show your pencilcase and what's inside.
- 3: Show a thing you last drew, no matter how small or a "doodle" it is.
- 4: Lineart or coloring?
- 5: Who/what inspires you?
- 7: Draw a same pic with your dominant and non-dominant hand.
- 8: Redraw one favorite piece of art by other (internet/tumblr) artist.
- 9: Do you have any OCs?
- 10: Draw a gijinka of your blog.
- 11: Do you listen to music when you draw? Favorites?
- 12: Favorite thing to draw?
- 13: Least favorite thing to draw?
- 14: Draw a pic of yourself like how you look just now.
- 15. Any weird artist behaviour you admit doing?
Oscar nominees Best Animated Feature 2014
Earlier today this article was brought to my attention, in which it becomes clear that some of the Academy voters have little to no respect for the animation industry. They openly admit not having watched the nominated films and/or claiming that animated films are for kids, so they didn’t vote. Even the ones shown in the article that did vote barely motivated their choice.
I find this extremely disrespectful of the animators who poured their heart and soul into making these movies, only to have their work be pushed aside without a second glance by the judges of one of the most prominent and well known film awards out there. As an aspiring animator, I am deeply insulted.
Please note that in this post I am expressing no opinion on whether Frozen should have won or not. I think it’s a wonderful film, just as all the other nominees. I am simply saying that we deserve better.
What they did is disrespectful to the creators of every single one of these films, even Frozen. By barely motivating their choice, they make it look like they voted for Frozen simply because of Disney’s status in the industry. Because it’s Disney, and it made a lot of money, so it had to be at least somewhat good. To me it seems like some of the voters just defaulted to voting for the Disney film, and nobody likes to win by default.
Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of loving Disney simply because it’s Disney, but there is so much more beautiful animation out there and it deserves to be taken into consideration. And if Frozen won, it should have won because the majority of the voters thought it was the best film, not because part of the voters was too lazy to even watch the nominated films.
YES YES FUCKING YES
the lack of appreciation for animation that has become so apparent lately is awfully upsetting. in my opinion, it’s one of the most beautiful art forms there is.
by taking pencil to paper, by creating joints and textures meticulously on a computer, by putting all your heart into a voice to give life to a drawing, by adding subtle sounds to a scene so it feels complete, you are creating a world where there was nothing before. it’s hard enough to make a film where the people and scenery already exist. it’s nothing short of stunning to make one where all the people, all the world around them, the sounds around them and the movements they make, are all created by human hands. you can craft things that could never happen in live action film, bring fantasies that only ever ran around in peoples minds before to life.
you can give a voice to people who might not have it, make a message in a way that only your mind can see it. everything can be tailored to the creative vision with enough effort and love. and it takes so much effort and so much love. animators, voice actors, riggers, designers, storyboarding, for some films even making sure every single expression there needs to be exists for a stop motion figure. all these people and more work tirelessly to bring these visions to life. it’s so much more than just “children’s things.”
it’s an art form, and i’d very much like to see this realized.
I like how my brain works. I can go from being worked up over the Oscars and being LIVID to doodling rinHaru being cute and nsfw.
So apparently, 4 out of ten people actually saw the movies selected in the best animated picture, and even people who saw a few went so far as to say that they considered it to be childish, minor, or not worthy of their interest (paraphrasing this article). It was then only logical then that the voters would vote for the good ol’ christmas pop-corn that it Frozen.
As animators and directors, we are used to this kind of reactions around us from people who don’t have so much of a passion for cinema. But this is the academy ! These guys make our movies, they are supposed to have enough culture and curiosity to know that animation is not only about children - especially the year with The wind rises and Ernest & Célestine in competition.
Sorry the blame has to fall on Frozen, it’s a good movie and it deserves its best original song award, but in my opinion the best animated picture award is a robbery.
I was going to write a reaction post about this, but this actually just sums up my reaction perfectly.
Let me clarify: I really loved Frozen. I am glad it won its Oscar for Best Animated Film and definitely for Best Original Song, for a number of reasons. I may have wanted The Wind Rises to win more, but I am content that Frozen did win.
But I think it’s ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT that out of ten judges chosen to vote for Best Animated Film, half of those pompous motherfuckers chose not to vote at all while only three cast their votes after only seeing one of the films.
I am not saying they did not choose the right film. All I am saying is that they did not give the other films the courtesy of a fair vote.
If all the judges had cast a vote and Frozen still won, then there would be no problems. But because the vote was such a clusterfuck of apathy towards animation as a whole, Frozen is going to be slammed for the Academy and its dirty asinine politics when it doesn’t deserve to be.
Even my mother agrees that this problem in the Academy is HORRIBLE. The Academy has basically given the biggest middle finger to the animation industry, and that is unforgivable. They have basically said they do not care about the hard work that goes into animation. They. Do. Not. Care.
Screw Hollywood. Screw the Academy. Fuck them for deeming my career as unworthy of their attention. Fuck the judges for deeming animation not worthy of their time. And fuck them for taking what should have been a good victory for the Disney company and tarnishing them with their filthy politics.
And no, I am not uncensoring this because I AM LIVID.
I’m too tired to post a giant reaction to the Oscars, so for now, congrats to all those who won, especially the team of Frozen on their Best Animated Film and Best Original Song awards!!
I’ll post a proper reaction to these two awards and talk about the politics tomorrow. Overall: while I am sad that Miyazaki’s “The Wind Rises” did not win Best Animated Film, I am still happy that Frozen won.
If “Frozen” or “The Wind Rises” wins Best Animated Film, I will be very happy :D
Whichever wins regardless, animation fans: let’s all be civil and celebrate all the films who were nominated and congratulatory to those who win! :)