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.
I might make all my Ghibli prints [ read: 3 ] reversible.
IDK if I want to go back and touch up the kerning on the text but alas I am
tired at this point
will be available at AN!
Scottish basket-hilted Broadsword
- Dated: circa 1780
- Measurements: Blade 90.8 cm. Overall length 106 cm
With an earlier forged blade, probably late 17th or early 18th century, of broad robust form, it is cut with a central fuller running over most of its length on both sides.
The blade is flanked by a slightly shorter pair of fullers, cut with additional short fullers at the ricasso, and inscribed “Andrea Ferara” in stamped letters framed within a series of decorative marks on both sides at the forte.
The sword has an iron basket-guard of Glasgow type formed of symmetrical oval bars carrying pierced linear-engraved panels. It also features a fluted hemispherical pommel capped by a prominent button.
Source: © Hermann Historica
It’s been a year and I’m making my grad film public!
A broken lighthouse is all Cara has when her Father goes missing at sea. A glowing Sun Dog holds promise for Cara, but only if she can get him to follow her.
Directed by Tegan Thomas
Music by Kristopher Fulton
Sound by Matt Stephanson
Additional animation by Andrea Rose and Leira Zamfirescu
Colourists Brittany Roy, Andrea Rose, Arthur Chen and Shelley Welch
Produced in Vancouver, BC at Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Hi, there! I’m back with an extremely short guide to kimono!
Disclaimer: I do not pretend to know everything there is to know about kimono and this guide only covers the smallest fraction of information. What is in this guide comes purely from my own knowledge and research, and I am very sorry if I made any mistakes. Let me know if I did and I’ll fix it asap :). I’m also sorry for the terrible drawing of the girl on page 4(rilly rilly bad) :T
Lastly, these pics are massive! Forgive me! m(__)m
(All of these will be in Japanese. There are lots of pictures so it’s okay if you can’t read it!)
1) Kimono (this is the page I referenced for my drawing on page 4. It is a wonderful breakdown of kimono structure and the artist shows much more detail than I did. Check this link out for sure!)
5) Moar obi!1!
7) Google Japan image search results for ‘obi musubikata’ (obi how to tie)
And that’s all! I hope this was useful for anyone wanting to draw kimono but perhaps having a little trouble with the details :)