Aggie: I don’t think I’ll ever understand any of Norman and Neil’s ‘internet’ escapades…
WOOAH FAKE SCREENSHOT TIME
Out of Season 2, “Bad Luck Jimmy” has turned out to unexpectedly be one of my favorite episodes. It was just really fun so I drew this thing here
AKA the episode in which Jimmy almost accidentally kills everyone in Miseryville
I don’t usually reblog stuff like this but
I’ve been saying this about Nook forever.
Everyone is so quick to make him out as some vicious loanshark but the loan he gives you is completely interest-free and there’s no deadline ever, you can basically never pay it back and he won’t even bug you about it
If anything it’s really more like you’re just buying your next house upgrade, not paying off the one you have
Point is Tom Nook is a chill guy and everyone hates him
No wonder he always wears that look of resignation
Tom Nook appreciation club.
Poor guy, hes got four+ empty houses just laying around, and hes willing to literally accept a pittance and some day work in exchange just to make sure someones doing upkeep on the place. And to top it off some crook selling stolen furniture and paintings keeps sneaking around. And all the good he did for mabel and sabel- he carried their goods until they were an established shop all by themselves.
I like Nook, dangit. He buys whatevers in my pockets because someone, somewhere, wants two crickets and a random sea-shell.
I’m a little disappointed with how this turned out but I spend FOREVER on it. I want to go back and try a color version at some point in the future!
A 6 page exploration of Gavin and Clare and my first time finishing a comic longer than a single page.
eyes turn into hearts
i’m gaga for this already
BECAUSE OF THE WITCH’S CURSE I PUT ON IT
CALGARY!!! THIS WEEKEND!!! FRIDAY SATURDASY SAUNDAY AAAAA see you there if you are there! I love you!
New Rayman Legends costumes. Rayman and Barbara are my favorites.
Ubisoft improved with the costumes since Rayman Origins. Im so excited for September
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.
heartwarming zacharie comics
YES FINALLY this scene in slow motion I HAVE WANTED THIS FOR SO LONG
Tumblr needs more of this….whatever this is.
you go doris
NOW MIT SOURCEN
it’s probably somewhere on her tumblr as well but iunno
oh god, I miss her so much…
She’s on tumblr! Right over here!
I have always been meaning to draw out all my characters so I could work on facial variation and stuff, because I know I can get same-facey. I finally accidentally started this during my spare time in class!
This is not all of my characters though, just the humans and human-faced-animal-people. ACTUALLY NO. It isn’t even all of them. I left out quite a few minor or inactive characters, including parents and other family members. I wanted to include them but…I had to put a cap on this or I would never get it posted. SO YES. This is a majority of my humanoid characters then! So many of these ones aren’t even active but I liked their designs enough to throw them in. I might try to throw some color on these in between commissions.
I wanted to write more info about them other than just their names but I didn’t want this to get too cluttered. I tried to keep family members by each other and keep character groups together BUT WOW so many of these weirdos are just floating around in purgatory right now. I really need to get them all organized. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ANYONE feel free to ask!
I’d like to do something like this with body types too, but WHOA NELLY THAT IS A BEAST FOR ANOTHER DAY.
PS sorry how grungy some of these are, they traveled around with me most of the semester.
better version my my hyena gyal