Hey guys! A lot of you are asking about my recent textures and how to do them. I’m normally a cardboard-photo-texture-set-to-overlay-on-a-layer-above-your-drawing kinda gal, but lately I’ve been messing around with new grittier stuff.
so here’s my hard pixel airbrush made in photoshop. It’s super fun.
Load the image in photoshop. Select the whole canvas and go to Edit> Define Brush Preset. Select this brush from your brush menu.
Now go to brush settings and use these settings:
I would just upload the brush file itself but I don’t know how to do that. I ain’t a wizard. I don’t know how all the world works! Whatever! Learn how to make brushes yourself!! It’s very useful!
This brush is best used in high resolution (always work in high res!) It looks like soft grit when zoomed out, but when you get up close, you can see all the hard pixels.
penelope staring towards the sky, contemplating existence
- I’ve had the great pleasure of getting to know my professors more, and learn about their professional accomplishments. <3 My Character Animation Basics professor, Debra was (among many things) an in-between for Richard Williams’ magnum opus*, The Thief and the Cobbler. And my rigging instructor, Brian, worked on numerous different jobs, and wore many hats (pre-vis, technical supervisor, 3D animator, etc.) for a little project called The Iron Giant. ;D
- Unfortunately, as awesome as those two factoids are, I’ve gotten sick with my first cold of the school year. T_T I’ve had a scratchy throat for the past 2 1/2 days, and finally it’s gotten to the point where I’m getting congested and a cough. So that means I’m halfway through it, but…ugh. I have too much else to do without worrying about getting worse.
Let me tell you, though: the first time you catch a cold / flu / etc living on your own is a little scary. It’s so relieving to know that I can call my mom at any time, though, and she’ll pick up and walk me through any and all medical questions. Love you, mom. <3
- Finally saw The Secret of Kells all the way through!! Gosh golly, what a great film. <33
* = Depending on the version you see. The Uncobbled version is vastly superior to the Miramax cut, but…ehhhhhh…..
Richard Williams’ The Thief and the Cobbler (also called The Princess and the Cobbler) was first released on September 23rd, 1993. Williams was unable to complete the film on time and it was given to another team to finish. The end result was very different from his original intent. The later made Recobbled Cut is much closer to his original vision for the film. (x)
Fun fact: I just discovered today that my Character Animation Basics professor was an in-betweener on this film!!
One of the best things about SCAD: many of your professors and advisors are from the Animation industry. :D
I love cooking hearty dishes, and warm treats in the Fall and Winter, which is why I also love slow cooker recipes. So here is massive list of recipes that are great for this time of year!
Soups, Stews, and Entrées
Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Popeye”. Get hyped.
(link to the video again, just in case)
I never even really liked Popeye that much growing up, but HOLY CRAP I am getting SO HYPED for this movie. 8DD
So, here’s what’s happened to me in the past week at SCAD:
- Moved into a really great apartment that’s quite lovely! (Not to mention convenient as it’s a five-minute bike ride to the Animation building. :D)
- Successfully cooked for and fed myself - on all occasions (save the one night I cooked Lean Cuisine because I didn’t feel like cooking), everything tasted phenomenal! Managed to pull off my mom’s signature spaghetti, grilled chicken, and beef kabobs! <3
- Met a BUNCH of really amazing students, both graduate and undergraduate! I’ve already made friends with several of the graduate students, and I really feel like we’re going to be a tight bunch. :D
- Got to meet my advisor and professors, two of which are former industry animators! One of them even worked on “The Iron Giant” and parts of “Harry Potter”!!
- Got some awesome assignments that have not only gotten me back into the swing of animation and rigging, but have boosted the confidence I had in my own skill. Granted, it’s just ball bounces and simple rigging, but this time I feel like all I’m learning is sticking in my head with super-permanent glue.
6. I got the chance to meet Zach Parrish and Nathan Engelhardt, SCAD alumni and animation supervisors on Disney’s newest film, Big Hero 6! They were hosting a special meet-and-greet last night, and grad students got to have a personal Q&A with them earlier today. I even got to see clips from the film that no one outside the studio has even seen!
Basically: SCAD IS AMAZING AND I AM SO PSYCHED
Why is Edward growing his hair?
He left his hair until he got to be able to move automail’s arm freely. And it’s a pain to cut his hair, so he leaves his hair after all.
it’s a pain to cut your hair but not a pain to constantly braid it. ok ed.
Why is Hohenheim wearing glasses? He is the philosopher’s stone, so he doesn’t have bad eyesight, does he?
Let’s just say that it’s a disguise not to be mistaken to Father…Sorry, I have never thought the reason
THE HONESTY. AU where father decides to wear glasses to thwart Hoho’s efforts.
Has Al ever thought “It’s a good thing I’m armor?”
When protecting someone. If the blood mark isn’t even broken, he doesn’t feel any pain.
Al says “The inside is wide, so I can place many cats in it.”
Al is considering the important things.
What rude things did Bradley say when he met his wife?
Father didn’t think to make Bradley go through life and marry like a human. After dating, he came to the basement room and said he made her angry and was slapped, then the other Homunculi burst into laughter.Lust tried to explain women to him, and Envy advised him “Praise her body”. Afterwards he praised her body and said unneccesary things, and as a result was slapped again.
Envy secretly followed to see him get slapped.
What was Ross doing in Xing?
She was living with theYao family. Amestris and Xing don’t really have great diplomatic relations, so an Amnestrian living with the Xingese was rare. So the story quickly became known to the Emperor and the Yao family were allowed to meet the Emperor and Ross talked about Amestris. Naturally the other families harbor ill feelings against Yao family, then they plotted an assassination of the Emperor during the meeting and tried to frame the Yao family. But Ross instantaneously found and shot the assassin, then the Emperor upgraded the rank of the Yao family thanks to her.
ALSO NEVER FORGET.
with additional knowledge Xing and Amestris had a shitty relationship I WONDER WHY.
I AM CACKLING SO HARD RIGHT NOW.
ENVY YOU DEVIOUS LITTLE JERK
I WANT TO DRAW THIS INCIDENT
NEVER MIND GUYS I was wrong. Crystal is much better at translating than I am. XDD
((And they have gone well!))
Some harsh but very very true words
When people let me review their portfolios (on career day or open days at my game design school) I explicitly ban them from commenting during the review… …because otherwise they will follow the impulse to downplay everything I see in an attempt at being humble.
"this is an old image…"
"I’m not happy with that one…"
"this is just a sketch…"
"I did this really quickly…"
"there is better stuff on later pages…"
It’s totally understandable to have those impulses. The quality of art is not empirical data and therefore impossible to measure. Good art, bad art, it all comes down to standards. And you don’t want to come off as naive or self-absorbed.
But just don’t do it. Don’t talk yourself down in front of others. In the best case you have someone supportive who now thinks “damn, this person needs to be prepped up all the time. Do I really want to work with somebody like that” or in worst case “now that you say it, yeah, this is kinda lame/rushed/unfinished/lazy, go away.”
You can only submit what you have. If that is not enough, then it’s not enough. Your attitude will not change that. But if it is enough, you can do serious harm by not being confident of who you are now.
This means appreciating what you are able to do right now and have a clear vision of what you want to learn, be confident that you will learn it in time.
This is really important. Eliminate this urge. Eliminate it professionally, when having contact with people in a position to buy your work. Eliminate it socially, when you just share your work for fun. Destroy this urge as thoroughly as you possibly can.
Because when you have done that, you’ll find that you feel at least 25% less shitty about your own work. You lose the urge to do it. You stop reinforcing those negative thoughts, and they retreat. They may never go away completely (although they might!) but this is good practice for ignoring those thoughts flat-out.
Don’t shit-talk yourself. Even if you can’t be SO PROUD, don’t ever try to influence anyone’s opinion toward your work in the negative.
Try to love your work. Try to see what you learned from each piece, even if it’s a failure. If you feel that you learned nothing, appreciate the fact that just spending time on it is honing your skills and giving you valuable practice.
i used to be super not-confident in my own work. When I stopped pointing out the flaws in my own stuff, I felt better about it almost immediately.
THIS! I see so many people post art or stories and say it’s just a drabble or doodle, it probably isn’t any good, people aren’t going to like it.
There are always going to be people who are willing to tear you down. Don’t do their work for them. Even if you can’t say good things, it doesn’t mean you have to say negative things.
I’m so here for this.
She’s gonna be so cute in this and i love Jamie Foxx
I can’t read all of the kanji on the final poster, but the center tag line, to the best of my knowledge, reads: ashita wa, kitto kuru. (Surely, tomorrow will come)
for those who do not know who cybersix is.
I always feel so pained when people don’t know Cybersix.
Cybersix is a forgotten national treasure of Canadian programming — it’s an unexpected collaboration between the Japanese studio TMS Animation and the Canadian animation network Teletoon. It’s a loose adaptation of the Argentine comic of the same name and cancelled only after a 13 episode season run (probably because it was too good to exist) and market distribution thereafter has been limited and obscure at best.
The MC is genderqueer/nonbinary who presents as a male teacher by day and a lady crime fighter by night, has a brother who also happens to be a panther who also fights crime, has a bara love interest who is drawn to both identities, the villains are ex-Nazi SS agents, AMAZING ANIMATION, and so many other great things.
Also the opening is gorgeous.
Cybersix is one of my absolute favorite shows, and Chira just nailed every reason why I love it on the head. If you haven’t seen it yet…get to it.
It will blow your mind and break your heart in all the right ways.
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Victory for Australia’s Sharks!
EPA Shuts Down Shark Cull Program; Agrees Shark Cull is Environmentally Unacceptable
Drum lines will not be deployed off Western Australia (WA) beaches this summer after the state’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) advised against extending the government’s controversial catch-and-kill shark policy.
The regulator’s chairman, Paul Vogel said the available information and evidence do not provide the organization with a high level of confidence.
Premier Colin Barnett said the recommendation meant that drum lines would not be in place off the WA coast this summer.
Sea Shepherd Australia’s WA Shark Campaigner, Natalie Banks stated, “This is a tremendous victory for the people that understand the vital and important role sharks play in the health of our oceans. Finally their voices have been heard all over the globe.”
The WA shark cull caught a total of 172 sharks over the three-month trial, with the majority of these being tiger sharks. 50 tiger sharks of breeding size (mostly female) were shot and dumped out to sea. Tiger sharks only reproduce every few years and only a small number of their pups survive to maturity. The majority of the so-called “alive-released” sharks were in such a poor state that their chances of survival were slim to none. The WA Government had applied for a three-year extension of the cull.
Sea Shepherd Australia is now urging the Honorable Greg Hunt, Federal Environment Minister, to listen to the public and to listen to the science and put forth shark mitigation strategies that protect human safety without killing marine life. source
guys this is such amazing news! it’s terrible that so many innocent and ecologically important lives were lost in the very barbaric and pointless cull but the fact that it won’t continue at this point, is beyond amazing.