anonymous asked:

Hello, I was wondering if you could make a post about learning to draw for animation and gesture drawing again. I remember you had a very informative post on your old blog and I feel like that post was pretty influential for me when deciding to attend art school, to be honest though I started with Proko videos and didn't really get to the other parts. Thank you very much for your inspiring and awesome work.

Hi anon! I don’t really remember what I wrote in that post, I’m probably going to miss something (sorry ^^“)
-about gesture, line of action and stuff
Besides Proko, some other good inspirational people I’d suggest:
Mike Mattesi
Tom Gately
Paul Richards
Massimo Asaro
Mattia Surroz
Andrea Freccero

“would be better with a real model, but  what if there’s nobody nearby—” compilation
some yt channels/vids for gestures, good acting studies (potentially everything can be studied, and yt is a huge gesture database, but I’m going to link some of my favs):
Yotobi (youtuber who also does stand up comedy)
Aldo, Giovanni e Giacomo (lovely trio, their channel gathers their sketches/shows/movie clips)
Camera Cafe (i don’t really know if there’s an english version since it’s a pretty famous format here mhmmm)
Paolo Bonolis & Luca Laurenti doing random stuff in Ciao Darwin aka the essence of italian trash: here and here
((probably you’re going to miss the context since these are in italian, but maybe they can help you anyway if you want to do some random gesture studies idk))

and other good stuff I found:



other sites about gesture:

-about animation
Some amazing animators I like:
Felix Sputnik
Tahsin Özgür
Seddiki Mourad
Matt Williames
Victor Ens
Maxime Delalande
Toniko Pantoja
Jeremy Polgar
Jorge A. Capote
Kyle Kenworthy
Antoine Antin
Sébastien Rouxel
James Lopez
Pablo Navarro
Jenn Strickland
Alvise Zennaro
Andrea Simonti
Bj Crawford
Carlos Luzzi
Mike Nguyen

hope this helps!

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Along with her two sisters, she was trained in chess from a very early age, the result being that all three became exceptional chess players. She first defeated an International Master and a Grandmaster at the ages of 10 and 11 respectively, and before age 12 she was ranked as one of the best players in the world. She rarely participated in women’s-only events, arguing that female players are just as capable of greatness as men, and has defeated eleven current or former world champions.


Former Titmouser / Motorcity animation All-Start Jeremy Polgar has just released the trailer for his animated TV pitch “ANALOG ON”  He’s been working on it for more than a year now and it’s pretty damn amazing.  You should all watch it a million times then signal boost the hell out of it.

If you want to see some of Jeremy’s other work you can check it out his Tumblr here!

Chess legend Jodit Polgar just owned her sexist haters

Chess master Nigel Short thinks we should simply accept that men’s brains may be wired better for chess than women’s. As he told New in Chess magazine, “Rather than fretting about inequality, perhaps we should just gracefully accept it as a fact.”

The only problem? A woman, Jodit Polgar, has dominated that game for 20 years — and her full quote reveals the truth the boys don’t want to hear.

Thanks Amanda for having all that dope 2D equipment for me to do some pencil animation with! I miss the feeling of traditional hand drawn. This was such a treat after 10 years of only making digital animation. There’s plenty I would like to fix in this, but good enough for a fun rough :) Here’s a still of my original rough layout I worked from:


I’m not so sure why I got so much positive traffic these past couple of weeks, but I’m happy to have it :)  So I spent a part of yesterday making this piece as a way to celebrate and welcome my new followers with a fresh doodle.  I just made up this character but she’s clearly an amalgamation of several 80s, anime, female protagonists. I grabbed the background image from something else I’m working on in my spare time. It was designed by the insanely talented, Brandon Cuellar