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cooltrickscooltricks:

I’ve heard that Harrison Ford hated working with her. She’s pretty dreamy though. Also there is a sweet MC Chris song called bad runner that samples Blade runner, so that is awesome.

Yeah, Sean Young’s gorgeous in Blade Runner, and at one point at least was a great actress, but her career is like some weird train wreck. She was doing so well in the 80s, and then shit hit the fan after she had to be replaced in Batman… it’s kind of fascinating. Here’s a good breakdown of her career, if you’re interested! (There are multiple pages to it, it’s an interesting read.)

cooltrickscooltricks:

I’ve heard that Harrison Ford hated working with her. She’s pretty dreamy though. Also there is a sweet MC Chris song called bad runner that samples Blade runner, so that is awesome.

Yeah, Sean Young’s gorgeous in Blade Runner, and at one point at least was a great actress, but her career is like some weird train wreck. She was doing so well in the 80s, and then shit hit the fan after she had to be replaced in Batman… it’s kind of fascinating. Here’s a good breakdown of her career, if you’re interested! (There are multiple pages to it, it’s an interesting read.)

rheallart:

"Mist-Covered Mountain" - By Heather L. GilbraithPencil and Photoshop CS5.
Another school assignment, but one I’m actually proud of! :) Used a Scottish Gaelic song performed by the Rankin Family entitled "Chì Mi Na Mòrbheanna" for inspiration. It was drawn on Bristol paper with ebony pencil, then brought into Photoshop and coloured. Most of the work happened in Photoshop, to be honest.
The assignment was like this: We had to make an illustration that would serve as an inside spread for a vinyl LP, so 24” x 12”, based or inspired by a song, and using only three different colours. The three colours I chose were purple, orange, and turquoise blue. I’m not sure if there’s enough of a narrative implied, but I’m having fun imagining why this woman is here with her dog and what’s going through her mind.There are a lot of things going on in this image that are new to me, but I enjoyed doing it. I hope you like it, too! And of course, comments and constructive criticism are always welcome. :)

A quick reblog of this, because I’m proud of it. :D

rheallart:

"Mist-Covered Mountain" - By Heather L. Gilbraith
Pencil and Photoshop CS5.

Another school assignment, but one I’m actually proud of! :) Used a Scottish Gaelic song performed by the Rankin Family entitled "Chì Mi Na Mòrbheanna" for inspiration. It was drawn on Bristol paper with ebony pencil, then brought into Photoshop and coloured. Most of the work happened in Photoshop, to be honest.

The assignment was like this: We had to make an illustration that would serve as an inside spread for a vinyl LP, so 24” x 12”, based or inspired by a song, and using only three different colours. The three colours I chose were purple, orange, and turquoise blue. I’m not sure if there’s enough of a narrative implied, but I’m having fun imagining why this woman is here with her dog and what’s going through her mind.

There are a lot of things going on in this image that are new to me, but I enjoyed doing it. I hope you like it, too! And of course, comments and constructive criticism are always welcome. :)

A quick reblog of this, because I’m proud of it. :D

Professional Animation Software offer for Charity!

coelasquid:

umbagog:

anatomicalart:

My animation teachers informed our class of this, and I thought it would be worth sharing.

macheist.com is offering an EXTREMELY good deal on the following software!

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This You get all the above software (including the student version of the professional animation…

Members! Reblogging this for visibility. You can get ToonBoom Studio for cheap today only. $20!! Downloads for Windows and Mac both.

Wow, for real?

Hey all my animator friends, you should totally get in on this. Less than 8 hours left! (When you buy it you get a license code that you redeem at the developer’s website, so you can get a Mac or Windows version, as you please.)

Toon Boom Studio retails for $250, so getting it and a bunch of other software for $20 is amazing, let alone the fact that a portion of the proceeds go to charity too. Yowza.

Apr 9
"Mist-Covered Mountain" - By Heather L. GilbraithPencil and Photoshop CS5.
Another school assignment, but one I’m actually proud of! :) Used a Scottish Gaelic song performed by the Rankin Family entitled "Chì Mi Na Mòrbheanna" for inspiration. It was drawn on Bristol paper with ebony pencil, then brought into Photoshop and coloured. Most of the work happened in Photoshop, to be honest.
The assignment was like this: We had to make an illustration that would serve as an inside spread for a vinyl LP, so 24” x 12”, based or inspired by a song, and using only three different colours. The three colours I chose were purple, orange, and turquoise blue. I’m not sure if there’s enough of a narrative implied, but I’m having fun imagining why this woman is here with her dog and what’s going through her mind.There are a lot of things going on in this image that are new to me, but I enjoyed doing it. I hope you like it, too! And of course, comments and constructive criticism are always welcome. :)

"Mist-Covered Mountain" - By Heather L. Gilbraith
Pencil and Photoshop CS5.

Another school assignment, but one I’m actually proud of! :) Used a Scottish Gaelic song performed by the Rankin Family entitled "Chì Mi Na Mòrbheanna" for inspiration. It was drawn on Bristol paper with ebony pencil, then brought into Photoshop and coloured. Most of the work happened in Photoshop, to be honest.

The assignment was like this: We had to make an illustration that would serve as an inside spread for a vinyl LP, so 24” x 12”, based or inspired by a song, and using only three different colours. The three colours I chose were purple, orange, and turquoise blue. I’m not sure if there’s enough of a narrative implied, but I’m having fun imagining why this woman is here with her dog and what’s going through her mind.

There are a lot of things going on in this image that are new to me, but I enjoyed doing it. I hope you like it, too! And of course, comments and constructive criticism are always welcome. :)

Apr 7

My final storyboard assignment animatic. We had to introduce a character in 16 shots. While this includes some of the worst drawings I’ve ever done, I’m still proud of it; it moves! It’s like a little movie or something! That’s so cool! :D

Hope you like it! Apologies for the lack of sound.

Apr 7
beatonna:

Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008.  It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there.  It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them.  A larger work gets talked about from time to time.  It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories.  Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans.  Thank you for taking the time to read it.
-Kate

My family got its start in Fort Mac, and my sister’s still there now. Lots to think about.

beatonna:

Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008.  It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there.  It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them.  A larger work gets talked about from time to time.  It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories.  Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans.  Thank you for taking the time to read it.

-Kate

My family got its start in Fort Mac, and my sister’s still there now. Lots to think about.

Apr 6

lilylilymine:

Ugh I try to keep this blog mostly professional. but if I may whine a little. I’ve been having really bad body image issues lately, which I always feel stupid about. Laying in bed feeling sad doesn’t help much at all. I know that mostly what I feel isn’t logical, when I’m feeling good I think “I look nice! I look pretty!” but when I’m feeling bad I just feel like I’m offending everyone’s eyes when they look at me.

A big part of it I think is when I was younger and more vulnerable some people I really cared about told me when they looked at me I made them nauseous, or that I was unattractive and no one would want me. Even though my appearance has changed a lot. For a long time I thought whenever someone told me something mean or negative they were telling the absolute truth, and if someone was telling me something nice was someone just being polite. 

I’ll delete this later I just wanted to vent. Today I went outside and jogged and I felt a lot better moving around, I know these bad feelings are temporary, but they get me down sometimes. I hate that I can look at all sorts of different people and think they are so beautiful, I want to practice thinking that about myself.

I struggle with body issues too, but I’m so much better now than I used to be. Especially when I was in high school and just after, I was convinced I was a horrible goblin of a person, and that everyone was just being polite when they said nice things about me, just like you say.

One thing that helped me (and you’re under no obligation to try it or anything but I thought it might be good to share) was I started looking in the mirror at myself more. Like, really looking, spending time looking at myself. It was really hard at first, because I thought I was ugly and horrible, and at first all I could think about was all my flaws. But I would force myself to stand in front of the mirror and find something nice to say about my appearance. Even when I was feeling down on myself, especially then, I would make myself find something nice to say, and realize that I was a good person, and that I didn’t deserve all the bad things I thought about myself. I did this every day, and after a while it got easier, and I found more nice things to say. I think this worked because I spent so much time looking at others, and convincing myself I didn’t look like them and I was ugly, but I never spent any time actually looking at myself and realizing that, hey, I wasn’t a monster. I needed to correct that for myself.

It takes a lot of work, but it’s so worth it, as you know. I have my good days and bad days, but they’re mostly good days now, which is nice. Whatever you find that works best for you, go for it! You totally deserve it. Good luck! *huuugs* I hope you feel better soon.

Apr 6
sadlittleman:

Love is Like an Accidental Death 
Inspired by a song.

sadlittleman:

Love is Like an Accidental Death 

Inspired by a song.

Apr 2
reptangle:

duck dragons
 Some old sketches . Silly.

Oh goodness, what I wouldn’t give for a Windstone Editions duck dragon sculpture. These are excellent, Melody!

reptangle:

duck dragons
Some old sketches . Silly.

Oh goodness, what I wouldn’t give for a Windstone Editions duck dragon sculpture. These are excellent, Melody!

Apr 1

Aaaaand here’s the finished Count Duckula storyboard exercise!

It’s certainly not perfect, and I’d love to spend more time on it if I could, but I gave up my weekend for this thing and I have other homework I need to do so it’s staying the way it is for now.

Still, I’m quite proud of it. :) I like storyboarding a lot. Maybe next time I’ll leave them as sketches instead of inking them, though… that took so much time.

It’s based on this episode: S03E07 (The clip I used starts at 3:08 and goes until 3:54)