Diary of an Aspiring Animator

Second installation in the Little Luvables series!
James the Giraffe
Age: 8
Favorite Color: green
Favorite Food: acacia leaves
Pastimes: chasing his older brothers around the savannah, meeting friends down by the watering hole, sitting in the shade on a hot afternoon
Jan 27

Second installation in the Little Luvables series!

James the Giraffe

Age: 8

Favorite Color: green

Favorite Food: acacia leaves

Pastimes: chasing his older brothers around the savannah, meeting friends down by the watering hole, sitting in the shade on a hot afternoon

This is the first is a series of posts I’ve deemed Little Luvables. Each week I’ll release a new character and his or her profile. This week’s selection is…
Bettyna the Bunny
Age: 2
Favorite Color: pink
Favorite Food: apples
Pastimes: lying in the sun, being petted, making new friends, finding bows that complement her beautiful lavender complexion
Jan 20

This is the first is a series of posts I’ve deemed Little Luvables. Each week I’ll release a new character and his or her profile. This week’s selection is…

Bettyna the Bunny

Age: 2

Favorite Color: pink

Favorite Food: apples

Pastimes: lying in the sun, being petted, making new friends, finding bows that complement her beautiful lavender complexion

samhiti:

STOP!
Nothing is worse than finding a great work of art on here and not knowing who is responsible for it.  Please credit the artist, or don’t retumblr it.
www.samhiti.com

omg YESSSS. Whenever I find something totally amazing but I have no idea where it came from, I die a little inside.
Nov 22

samhiti:

STOP!

Nothing is worse than finding a great work of art on here and not knowing who is responsible for it.  Please credit the artist, or don’t retumblr it.

www.samhiti.com

omg YESSSS. Whenever I find something totally amazing but I have no idea where it came from, I die a little inside.

(via kia-jarmonthe2nd)

kia-jarmon asked: What made you want to become an animator?

Well, I’ve always loved art (like, from the time I was 3) and then when I started getting a little older I got into computers as well because my dad’s a computer programmer. Then when I was in middle school I watched the behind-the-scenes footage of Finding Nemo and I realized that animation combines BOTH those things to create something that is visually astounding and emotionally impactful. After that, I was sold; I’ve been pursuing a career in animation ever since.

Nov 22

pestofresco:

kahttalene13:

I want you to look at your latest piece of art. okay? got it up?

Now think back a few years. If you were to see that piece of art back then how would you have reacted?

Now think back many years, as many as you want. How would you have reacted then?

you are the artist you wanted to be, right now

Stop hating on yourself, and have fun.

i realized this few days ago and it changed me

So true. Progress is progress; you are better today than you were yesterday and you will be even better tomorrow if you just keep working.

(Source: rookofspades, via adrianalikestea)

Aug 1
LOOK AT YOUR LAST PIECE OF ART
Today I picked up my business cards for SIGGRAPH. I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE I’M GOING TO SIGGRAPH! IN TWO DAYS! I REFUSE TO STOP FREAKING OUT.
Jul 17

Today I picked up my business cards for SIGGRAPH. I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE I’M GOING TO SIGGRAPH! IN TWO DAYS! I REFUSE TO STOP FREAKING OUT.

my tumblr, Diary of an Aspiring Animator, turned 2 today! hopefully the next year is even better and more productive than the first two =D
Jun 12

my tumblr, Diary of an Aspiring Animator, turned 2 today! hopefully the next year is even better and more productive than the first two =D

(Source: assets)

Jun 9

I made a art! Fantastic art assignment for an online class, graphite and colored pencil.

Jun 6

MOAR FIGURE DRAWING

May 31

figure drawing fun! such good warm-ups.

May 27

first figure drawing i’ve done in weeks and i don’t hate it! i’ll count that as an accomplishment =D

VERY rough sketches of the beginnings of a series I’m doing called Little Luvables- adorably unusual and unusually adorable.
May 9

VERY rough sketches of the beginnings of a series I’m doing called Little Luvables- adorably unusual and unusually adorable.

Today the writer of the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels, Bryan Lee O’Malley, posted this…

The Scott Pilgrim movie was as pirated as Inception but Inception made a billion dollars and SP made negative dollars so idk what it means”

This is an issue I’ve thought a lot about recently, so I thought I’d post about it. I’ve never actively pirated a film, but I know tons of people who do and I’ve watched them plenty of times figuring what harm will it do. But truly and honestly pirating movies is the worst thing an aspiring animator or any person who wants to work in the film industry can do. Not only are we wrecking havoc on the economics of the entertainment industry, but we are literally eliminating the jobs we hope to have in the future. As such, I have committed to stop watching pirated films and put aside a specific amount of my income to go and see movies in the theaters when I can and rent or Redbox them when I can’t. It is so important to pay for the artistic talent and hours of work that dedicated artists put into these films. We, of all people, should be able to appreciate that.

May 9
Piracy [the movie kind, not the treasure kind]

I cannot even explain how sick I am of creating mediocre work. During the semester, time constraints forced me to work on something, get to a decent level of quality, and quit. But I never had the opportunity to put in enough work to be proud of the project. And now that I’m home, my mother is insisting that I do drawing for this person and that person, with very little time available, so today I did a horribly horrible marker drawing of Hello Kitty and a little girl’s name in shaky, uninventive script and it literally made me ill to look at it. 

I’ve decided that this summer, I am going to make incredible work. I am going to come up with ideas for projects that I am passionate about and really want to complete, and I’m going to put all of my effort into them. If I get tired of it, I’ll take a break, but I will not stop until I am proud of the work I do instead of embarrassed to share it with others.

#determined

May 7
So tired of settling- My Summer Manifesto
Dammit Disney!
People complained about Pixar’s first female lead character, in both directions. Some said she was too abrasive and boyish, others criticized the inability to stray from the traditional princess motif. Honestly I thought she was a wee bit obnoxious but otherwise loved her free spirit and independence. But then you had to go and PRINCESSIFY her? I was surprised and skeptical when I heard that Merida would be included in the Disney Princess brand, but I never expected THIS. They literally changed EVERYTHING about her, clearly to make her fit into the Disney Princess canon better. But that’s the POINT of her character- she doesn’t. They’ve done everything possible to morph her into the typical, girly expectation of what a princess “should” be, and in the process created an entirely different character. She’s wearing make-up for god’s sake. *shakes head in shame*
May 7

Dammit Disney!

People complained about Pixar’s first female lead character, in both directions. Some said she was too abrasive and boyish, others criticized the inability to stray from the traditional princess motif. Honestly I thought she was a wee bit obnoxious but otherwise loved her free spirit and independence. But then you had to go and PRINCESSIFY her? I was surprised and skeptical when I heard that Merida would be included in the Disney Princess brand, but I never expected THIS. They literally changed EVERYTHING about her, clearly to make her fit into the Disney Princess canon better. But that’s the POINT of her character- she doesn’t. They’ve done everything possible to morph her into the typical, girly expectation of what a princess “should” be, and in the process created an entirely different character. She’s wearing make-up for god’s sake. *shakes head in shame*