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Animation... Tips?

Someone asked about this a little while ago (on a tumblr msg), and I’ve been chewing on it.  I want to say first that I’m not an instructor, and I’m not super good at explaining things.  If you want some really good animation resources I highly recommend these two books:

Cartoon Animation - Preston Blair
The Animator’s Survival Kit - Richard Williams

They are both very good (and they’re on amazon for way less than I bought them for!) , but if you can only get one, and you have no animation experience, I suggest the second. It’s absolutely huge and has a very detailed explanations and diagrams for basically everything you could think of, starting from the very basic of animation principles.  

Soooo animation tips? I guess the first and most important thing I learned when I went to school, is that more drawings don’t necessarily make better animations.  I always thought that was basically it.  The difference between beautiful feature films, and not so great Saturday morning cartoons? More drawings.  Right? That might be part of it, that’s what makes it smoother, but it’s not the secret.  The most important parts of making an animation look good are:

1. poses.
2. timing.

In other words, what you draw and how you get there: They should be interesting! Spending time on that is more important than spending time on making lots of frames. 

Now…. I started writing up a bunch of stuff about keyframes, breakdowns, squash and stretch…. and it’s just this giant rabbit hole of explanations.  And I’m sure there are a lot of YouTube videos that already exist and are great for all of those things.  So… short version:  are you making short silly GIFs?  Then you want to see how few frames you can get away with and still have it look okay.  If you put your poses too far apart, they will look like your character is teleporting. If you make them too similar and / or close together, it will be boring.

This is 5 frames:

lil unicorn guy: 5 frames is the minimum for a “boiling line” that looks good (the kind of line style that you see in Ed, Edd n Eddy, for example). The heart and the eye are wobbling around just enough to be interesting, and the tail is the one piece that’s really moving.  If the whole drawing was done with a boiling line, it would probably look better, but that is so much more work and this looks okay!

This is 2 frames:

cutiefly toot toot: the body moves a little bit (but doesn’t change), the wings move a bit more, and the feet don’t move at all, they’re like an anchor.  it’s only two frames! but it looks okay too.

This is 27 frames (but don’t freak out):

hugs wolves: so the bodies don’t move. pink tail: 8 frames.  purple tail: 9 frames. heart: 5 frames.  the moving parts all move a little bit differently in terms of distance and frame count. They don’t start and stop exactly the same time. That variation makes it interesting. But when you break it down, there aren’t actually that many different drawings to it.

TL;DR: Don’t move everything the same amount. Variety is interesting! See how few drawings you can get away with. Or not! If you don’t want to. And most importantly, just make stuff, even if you don’t think it looks good.


allison says to protect trans kids so i guess we have to do it. listen i don’t make the rules i just enforce them


Super quick doodles! Sorry they took so long to post! Ended up having a few things to do before I could start drawing. I think I’ll do a few more of these later to make up for it.

i was very tempted to just draw joey for all of them but i decided i should try some characters i don’t usually draw so here u go

I hope you’re having an absolutely splendid day! Remember that people love and care about you!!!

anonymous asked:

Mind me requesting Fatgum with a really sweet Fem S/o who really is mom material like when ever she sees him with his sidekicks she will baby those teens, and she'd tend to bring Fatgum lunch everyday and basically be the sweetest person ever. Sorry I wanted some fluff with Fatgum, Tamaki, and Kirishima. If you don't mind of course!

Awww! This is so cute im ded

“Ooh, hey, Tamaki-san, it’s Fat’s gf!” Kirishima exclaims, drawing both Fatgum and Tamaki’s attention towards a small bargain store across the street. Sure enough, it actually was her, inspecting a dish set and smiling. “Man Fat, you’re such a lucky man, I wish she was my girlfriend…” Kirishima laughs as Fatgum knocks him against the head. The rowdiness of the pro hero and his apprentices catches her attention, and she sets down the dish set to run over excitedly.

“Hi you guys! Out patrolling again today??” She asks, smiling like the sun, bright and blinding. Tamaki feels like he’s going to explode. Fatgum feels like he’s fallen in love all over again. “Oh– Kirshima-kun, Amajiki-kun! I bought you guys some candy at the sweets store! I was looking at these, and thought that you’d both like them!” She digs through her purse to pull out a few handfuls of candies, wrapped in the sweetest little bows.

“Wow, Thanks ___-san!” Kirishima bows, and Tamaki follows. She giggles, and ruffles their hair up. 

“No need to thank me! I just wanna see you guys happy, is all. Gummy, you forgot your lunch on the kitchen counter so I was gonna drop by and leave it at the office for you. I’m glad I ran into you here, though!” She hands Fatgum a paper bag, and Fatgum wants to turn back and pop Kirishima again– hearing him crack up over his nickname.

“Thanks, hon. I was going to die in a moment if I didn’t have food!” He thanks her, leaning down to press a kiss to her cheek. She squealed in delight. Tamaki wants to walk away, this was gross.

“Oh, and you forgot to feed the cat before you left!! I’m not too happy about that, Gummy– you know it’s your job!!” She scolds, pouting cutely. Fat laughs sheepishly, rubbing at the back of his head while she knocks at his chest.

Kirishima and Tamaki end up following behind the couple as they go through their romantic banter. They feel like Fat’s girlfriend is their mom. Every time she spots them, she has a new gift to give them. With her being a secretary at Best Jeanist’s agency, she’s close enough to visit them at the office nearly every day. She takes care of them, giving them advice, and just listening. They’ve basically made a best friend out of her. And it was plain to see why Fat liked her so much. She was basically an angel on the face of the earth.

Kirishima and Tamaki end up sulking over the fact that they’ll probably never find a lover as cute as her. Fat’s super lucky. 

anonymous asked:

So Bakugou and Todoroki's hero names didn't get decided early on I think because they're each gonna get their own little mini arcs that get em to decide them, but I kinda wanted to know your opinion on what they might end up being? 'Course they'll probably be derived from future plot that we don't know right now, but I wanted to ask anyway!

!!!! I’ve never really thought about Todoroki’s, tbh? So I have no clue, honest, but as far as Bakugou goes I’ll keep on holding onto Ground Zero until Horikoshi officially and unequivocally tells me he 100% definitely scrapped it, my friend - it’s such a cool name??? I read it and I nearly cried when I realized that probably it’s not gonna be his actual hero name rip

Anon said: You need to draw Bok.uro more (i love them so much,(you to of course)

I’m sure you didn’t mean anything bad by this ask anon, but as I’ve said more than once I really, really don’t like the word need. I don’t need to do anything, no one’s paying me for this. When I’ll want to draw more bokro it’ll for sure happen, so don’t worry about that~

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ap-d00dler  asked:

Don't be discouraged with your art! Just take it slow and feed yourself positive thoughts! Your art is astounding and beyond amazing! I hope you feel better soon about your art ;;; (you're a very inspirational artist and I would hate to see you down about your art pieces!)

thank you so much for the nice message! i’m trying not to be discouraged, it just sucks when i actually want to draw and have things i want to draw (both unfinished drawings and pics i haven’t even started yet) but it’s just not working out for some reason :< i’m trying to stay positive and give myself a break but it’s hard.

anonymous asked:

HELLO HI i have a question.... i rly like to draw but i don't have time to actually learn stuff and have a bit of a problem with hair and i really liked the ones u just posted so, if u wouldn't mind and had the time, could you please post like pictures with the steps of how you do it? THNK YOU LOVE YOU

Hi Anonnie!!
I am really really sorry this took so long! ;u; But life is busy you know

I made this little thing on how I personally approach drawing hair, this is by no means a full tutorial or anythying but I hope these pointers will help you a little bit :)

sadly I don’t have time to do a full tutorial atm (not that I am in any way shape or form an expert lol)

about the part of you saying you don’t have time to learn stuff: 

you can learn ALOT by just observing and carrying a sketchbook around with you and draw stuff/ do quick sketches and studies of the things you see around you. By actually LOOKING at real life examples or reference pictures and drawing what you want to improve in over and over again, progress will eventually come around.

I hope this is helped you a little bit!
keep drawing :D


(do not repost) old halloween comic from last year! this actually happened to me when I was a kid and it was probably the last time I went trick or treating….

rhoderunnerandco  asked:

So how did you come to join the Crystal Gems? Ya don't just wear the stars for the look, right?

i wear these stars because i respect this planet and plan to protect it from homeworld when the time comes. as to how i ended up defying homeworld and joining the crystal gems cause…it’s a bit of a long story…

anonymous asked:

Back when you didn't draw Sabezra I could say that your art was really good. But now you draw that hellish ship your art is awful. You should go back to not shipping them to make your followers actually happy again (Anon because I don't want backlash)

I hope you anons realise that no matter how much hate I get about me drawing Sabezra… I’m not gonna stop.

anonymous asked:

I remember in elementary school I ripped up and threw away all my art because I was upset it wasn't "good enough". Through middle school and high school I was hyper critical of my art and myself in general. And nwt I can't bring myself to draw because I can't stand how different it looks to what I wanted. I don't remember having anyone be critical of me when I was younger or even as I grew up. Could this be because of ADHD/RSD?

Perfectionism can result in this kind of behaviour, and it’s one of those things that tends to happen in response to praise instead of criticism. When people constantly praise you for things you do well, you start to avoid doing things that you are bad at (or that you think you’re bad at). It’s a common thing with gifted people, actually. I don’t think it’s RSD specifically, but it is really similar. (OMG, imagine being a gifted ADHDer. We’re hooped no matter what.)


anonymous asked:

What info do we actually have about the boys' families? If you don't mind me asking

Hi anon.
From what I know is

Jungkook’s brother is named Jung Hyun, is in the army, wants to play an instrument or draw when he gets out and taught kookie how to draw. His parents apparently knew he would do well no matter what happens.

Taehyung’s brother and sister are quite a bit younger than he is. He seems to be raised a lot by his grandmother and it seems his family struggled financially for a bit. His grandfather was also a professional namer so that’s how he got his name (Taehyung means to prosper in hard times). His fathers name is similar.

Jimin’s brother is the same age as Kookie and his parents used to own the Alice Cafe in Busan where they used to cover the walls with BTS and Jimin stuff. He was always supported in being a singer.

Rap Monster’s sister used to tease him a lot until he debuted then she stopped. His parents were first unsupportive because he was so gifted. That caused him to leave and be an underground rapper. Now they are happy and supportive.

Jhope’s sister is named Ji Woo who is 4 years older than Hobi and those two seem to be very close. His parents were both teachers so they disapproved greatly of his dream which caused jhope to leave. But now they are happy and supportive.

Suga’s brother is unknown completely, no clue about him. His parents were very unsupportive a which caused him to do music is secret. His family wasn’t the richest also and he seemed to have had a shaky relationship with his father (In an interview he mentions this). They are good and supportive now.

Jin’s brother used to get all the attention and was known as the better looking one but that changed after he debuted. His parents were hardworking and conservative. He learned his cooking from them.

That’s all I know! :))

anonymous asked:

How is gender bent transphobic? I'm genuinely curious and I never really understood but I want too, because if it's something transphobic I don't wanna support it but I've seen more supporting it than against it so could you kindly explain please?

genderbending is typically a drawing of a stereotypical cis girl bearing little to no resemblance to the original character, possibly in a “girl” version of the original characters outfit, titled something like “x genderswap!” 

and when i say “stereotypical cis girl”, i mean a big chest, skinny waist, and wide hips. this is regardless of how fat/muscular/skinny the character actually is. all original distinguishable character traits are scrapped in favor of the “stereotypical cis girl” model

its also annoying cause im always like draw [male character] in a dress and makeup you cowards but its all genderswap. psa- boys can wear dresses

(i dont recall ever seeing male genderbends, but they would probably follow similar guidelines) 

i also mentioned more here if you still dont understand

anonymous asked:

Hi! I ADORE your work and I'm actually thinking about making an art blog myself but I don't know what to call it? Any tips on naming an art blog or running an art blog? Thank you and sorry for my crappy english :)

Thank you so much! :D Mate! Making up the title for my drawing takes me half an hour! And you want me to help you with your blog name!?!?!?!?! -_- I am not going to hurt you like this. My tips for running an art blog:
⁎ post beautiful art (full of life, full of you)
⁎ draw some fanart (yep, sorry, dangling a carrot’s nice when you want to lure more people into the dark world of your OCs ʘ‿⊙)
⁎ or just post irresistible art
⁎ be consistent with what you’re offering (at least at the beginning)
⁎ or post mind blowing masterpieces
⁎ do projects (nothing’s better than a series)
⁎ interact with people (that’s the scary part but yeah)
⁎ don’t try to please everyone (it’s impossible)
⁎ if you like what you do people can see it and they’ll like it too
⁎ post art
⁎ have fun :)

anonymous asked:

Ummm, it's not like I'm against Sabriel, but you've gotta admit, Gabriel wasn't very nice to Sam in Changing Channels, Tall Tales, and Mystery Spot, and Lucifer tortures him in the cage... I'm just interested, I swear, I don't criticize you, ship whatever you want :)

Heya anon!

1st of all, thanks for being nice about this - too many people have been really shitty about what other people ship so I really appreciate it when people are nice about approaching other people with politely phrased questions. 

So, about sabriel. 

The first thing I want to make clear is that you have to draw a line between fandom and the actual show. The actual show is what we consider as canon. The fandom is ‘headcanons’, fanfiction, meta, and so on. What I’m basically saying is that EVERYTHING we ship that isn’t canon, or everything we believe in that isn’t canon, is not true and we cannot possibly hold the writers responsible for not fulfilling our wishes. This is actually what is currently corrupting the Sherlock fandom. 

So what I’m basically saying is that in the actual show, Sam obviously hated Gabriel - or at least felt some sort of antipathy towards him. I actually feel like they had a similar relationship to Crowley and Dean’s. 

But what I think we sabriel shippers enjoy is the fact that these two people are on completely opposite sides of the ‘monster/human’ spectrum, and yet they are incredibly similar… and yet, each of them has a very strong character and personality. They both feel like ‘the odd one out’ of the family; the outsider and somehow they find each other. 

Another thing I love about the pairing is that the two characters don’t share a lot of screen-time leaving the fans a lot of room to write fanfiction, theorise and re-watch the episodes again and again to spot the small ‘sabriel’ moments like things that could be interpreted like flirting. 

I also like the ship much more than Destiel. While destiel is a perfectly valid ship and it’s good; to me, however it’s just too obvious which makes it boring (to me!). i can only read so much fanfiction before I just get bored… Meanwhile with Sabriel - it’s uncommon, and you can really create incredible back-stories for the characters that involve less cliches. 

Also, there’s the height difference. 

@archangel-with-a-shotgun @lacqueluster @mrsgabrieltrickster @ohmygoshwirt anything to add (I’m pretty sure there is more, but I’m listening to Jason Mann’s live concert so…..)??

anonymous asked:

Hey Sai! I was just wondering, I kind of struggle with art and I suppose drawing in a slow pace has sort of been my problem but occasionally when I don't think about it too much, I finish things really quickly! You post a lot of art and I wanted to ask you how much time do you use on per drawing and whether you plan on ahead/do detailed sketches before drawing it all out? Sorry for the lengthy ask! Love your MHA - art & you seem like a super sweet person! Much love ♥♥♥

UHHH WELL most of my doodles take me a few hours because i actually go through several sketch layers to get the poses and such right

here’s a mini process of one of my completed pieces

i always start out with a really, really rough sketch to get my basic idea down. and then i do another sketch on top of that to clean it up. after that, i focus on adding another layer to get details (like detail in hair or clothes, etc), and finally i do the final image.

my doodle pics have a fairly similar process, and i usually go through one or two layers of sketches before i’m happy with the image and i go in for the lineart/shading

the thing is tho, i try not to focus so much on the details when i start drawing. i try to just get the basic figures down first, and then i go in and add the details/specifics. 

otherwise, i’d spend forever just focusing on the details that i’d get really frustrated with myself. i did this for a long time, and i got much, much better at drawing when i just… stopped trying so hard, and just let the lines flow instead of forcing details and specifics. 

i can focus on the details after i get the rough sketches down. for me, the picture won’t come together well until i have those rough sketches to work off of; kind of like a skeleton. 

(of course, the process is different for everyone, but this is what works for me, haha)

AH, to answer your question on how long it takes to finish these sketches, it’s usually about 45 minutes to an hour for each, from the rough sketch, to clean up, to lineart, to shading. sometimes more or less, depending, but that’s generally about the time it takes. full color images take longer, of course, about one to two days, sometimes up to a week.

i hope that answered your ask!!!!

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anonymous asked:

Would you mind explaining what hanahaki disease is? Im curious about it but I really don't want to look it up because there'll be pictures most likely and I'm very squeamish, please don't include any pictures if you answer this, thanks!

as far as i can tell its just an aesthetic thing!! all the google results are just drawings of characters with flowers coming out of their mouths, u dnt have anything to be worried abt

edit: i actually didnt read the definition but

‘The Hanahaki Disease is an illness where the patient throws up and coughs of flower petals when they suffer from one-sided love.’

anonymous asked:

This is an adorable blog!! I gotta ask, though, is Jack okay??? Seeing him crying on the background makes me want to comfort him because he (and Jackson) don't deserve hurt

Don’t worry he’s fine

I didn’t have the effort making something new for the theme back when I made this blog so I used [this old piece] I drew bc recycling is good for the environment 

Maybe one day I’ll actually get my lazy ass to draw something proper to replace it lmao