arcanime:

hey, if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make a gif but doing it traditionally in photoshop is too hard, you should look at this.
gifcam is an app designed to make making gifs easy. all you have to do to record a gif is size the window and hit record. it has a built in editor and it saves with low filesizes and many options.
the best thing about the whole deal is that its completely free. yeah. thats right. you wont pay for anything and you’ll never have to
you can download gifcam here, and if you want, you could reblog to spread the word about this awesome software

06.19.14 @ 17:4792794

arcanime:

hey, if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make a gif but doing it traditionally in photoshop is too hard, you should look at this.

gifcam is an app designed to make making gifs easy. all you have to do to record a gif is size the window and hit record. it has a built in editor and it saves with low filesizes and many options.

the best thing about the whole deal is that its completely free. yeah. thats right. you wont pay for anything and you’ll never have to

you can download gifcam here, and if you want, you could reblog to spread the word about this awesome software

radfordsechrist:

Class is up for enrollment! http://radhowtoschool.com/class-schedule/ 

Also in honor of Dragon 2 coming out, here is some more development stuff for the movie.  Playing around with ideas for the giant dragon and the villain.  

katsallday:

peanutbutterjotunheim:

pudding-dipped-donuts:

nooby-banana:

conquerorwurm:

loveholic198:

bromancer:

look at this and just try and tell me that all three of these women don’t look exactly the same. try and tell me that Disney isn’t lazy when it comes to creating women.

Wow, IT’S ALMOST LIKE THEY’RE ALL RELATED.

It is a little-known fact that all related women are palette-swapped clones of each other. Science is amazing

I’d say that I think they just color-swapped Elsa’s model for their mom, but I REALLY REALLY don’t want to think Disney would be that lazy.


Seriously, guys. They are not palette-swaps. Yes, they look fucking similar, cause guess what. THEY’RE FUCKING RELATED. OH SHIT, WAIT PEOPLE WHO ARE RELATED LOOK THE SAME? WHO EVER KNEW! So yes, they are going to have similarities, but as you can see here, with this diagram my boyfriend and I put together, they have different features. So just shut up and enjoy the movie. Seriously, people never used to bitch this much.

The fact that you had to go this far to find the tiniest minute details in a 3-D model just to prove a point is really something. I have to come out and say, they just look like varying degrees of eye openness and tiny tweaks in the same model. Their genetic makeup is copy and paste. I will not shut up and enjoy whatever is thrown at me. I need to have an opinion. I would rather sit and critique the hell out of something until I’m blue in the face, especially if I want to learn from it. It doesn’t mean I don’t like whatever I’m critiquing but seeing the flaws in anything helps me grow as artist.

I had a well thought out reply in agreement to peanutbutterjotunheim about character design and that it’s okay to critique something you like, but have some examples of Disney/PIXAR characters that are related and aren’t near exact clones of each other, instead:




















And here’s a little exercise with the Frozen ladies I did to show something that’s usually considered more important than minute details when it comes to character design, the silhouette.

05.08.14 @ 19:12145540

katsallday:

peanutbutterjotunheim:

pudding-dipped-donuts:

nooby-banana:

conquerorwurm:

loveholic198:

bromancer:

look at this and just try and tell me that all three of these women don’t look exactly the same. try and tell me that Disney isn’t lazy when it comes to creating women.

Wow, IT’S ALMOST LIKE THEY’RE ALL RELATED.

It is a little-known fact that all related women are palette-swapped clones of each other. Science is amazing

I’d say that I think they just color-swapped Elsa’s model for their mom, but I REALLY REALLY don’t want to think Disney would be that lazy.

Seriously, guys. They are not palette-swaps. Yes, they look fucking similar, cause guess what. THEY’RE FUCKING RELATED. OH SHIT, WAIT PEOPLE WHO ARE RELATED LOOK THE SAME? WHO EVER KNEW! So yes, they are going to have similarities, but as you can see here, with this diagram my boyfriend and I put together, they have different features. So just shut up and enjoy the movie. Seriously, people never used to bitch this much.

The fact that you had to go this far to find the tiniest minute details in a 3-D model just to prove a point is really something. I have to come out and say, they just look like varying degrees of eye openness and tiny tweaks in the same model. Their genetic makeup is copy and paste. I will not shut up and enjoy whatever is thrown at me. I need to have an opinion. I would rather sit and critique the hell out of something until I’m blue in the face, especially if I want to learn from it. It doesn’t mean I don’t like whatever I’m critiquing but seeing the flaws in anything helps me grow as artist.

I had a well thought out reply in agreement to peanutbutterjotunheim about character design and that it’s okay to critique something you like, but have some examples of Disney/PIXAR characters that are related and aren’t near exact clones of each other, instead:

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And here’s a little exercise with the Frozen ladies I did to show something that’s usually considered more important than minute details when it comes to character design, the silhouette.

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animationtidbits:

Understanding Color

keturahariel:

How cute is this!!! Short film: Tamara
Animation is one of the things I want to be able to do eventually. Even if it means going back to school. This is a great story and the background and cgi details are superb.

Thanks E$.

heatherlaforce:

I falsely keep thinking that the more pens and markers that I acquire the more likely I will be able to create a masterpiece. It’s not about what you have, but about what you do with what you have. #drawing #wisdom #lessismore

01.19.14 @ 10:50147

heatherlaforce:

I falsely keep thinking that the more pens and markers that I acquire the more likely I will be able to create a masterpiece. It’s not about what you have, but about what you do with what you have. #drawing #wisdom #lessismore

theinformationdump:

Body Language Cheat Sheet for Writers

As described by Selnick’s article:

Author and doctor of clinical psychology Carolyn Kaufman has released a one-page body language cheat sheet of psychological “tells” (PDF link) fiction writers can use to dress their characters.

iraffiruse:

How markers are tested

xshinolovebugx:

my imagination says yes, but my drawing skills say no

the-fandoms-are-cool:

stop-and-smell-the-dogroseflower:

STOP. SCROLLING. NOWWWWWWWWW.
The eraser on top is the Paper Mate Union Eraser.
I thought it wouldn’t work much, but… It erases ink.
And NOT JUST ballpoint pen ink, India Ink too.
If you make a mistake, this eraser can erase the whole thing and leave no trace AT ALL, although you do need to erase quite vigorously.
It’s only about 1-2 dollars.

The eraser pencil on the bottom is just that. It is an eraser that you can SHARPEN like a regular pencil. The brush on top is so that you don’t smear your art when you try to push off eraser crumbs. You sweep them off with the brush.
Even if you’re not an artist, signal boost please?
It’s a very cheap way to get around life.

WE CAN ALL STOP INVENTING EVERYTHING NOW NO MORE SCIENCE HAS GONE FAR ENOUGH I CAN DIE A HAPPY DEATH WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THIS IS IN EXISTENCE

10.20.13 @ 19:50184223

the-fandoms-are-cool:

stop-and-smell-the-dogroseflower:

STOP. SCROLLING. NOWWWWWWWWW.

The eraser on top is the Paper Mate Union Eraser.

I thought it wouldn’t work much, but… It erases ink.

And NOT JUST ballpoint pen ink, India Ink too.

If you make a mistake, this eraser can erase the whole thing and leave no trace AT ALL, although you do need to erase quite vigorously.

It’s only about 1-2 dollars.

The eraser pencil on the bottom is just that. It is an eraser that you can SHARPEN like a regular pencil. The brush on top is so that you don’t smear your art when you try to push off eraser crumbs. You sweep them off with the brush.

Even if you’re not an artist, signal boost please?

It’s a very cheap way to get around life.

WE CAN ALL STOP INVENTING EVERYTHING NOW NO MORE SCIENCE HAS GONE FAR ENOUGH I CAN DIE A HAPPY DEATH WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THIS IS IN EXISTENCE