art based on music

Happy December 6th Blackout Day!

It is the last #Blackout of our second year and we are so excited!

We want to remind you all that we are moving away from being selfie based and want to see Black Businesses, Art, Music, and Excellence featured. 

Selfies are still welcome but with hundreds of thousands of eyes on our movement and tags, this is an amazing opportunity for self-promotion. Use our tags here on Tumblr and find/follow us on Twitter and Instagram

Can’t wait to see you all!

Stream info/update

Until Picarto gets fixed with the bugs of loading and crashing this month, I’m gonna switch to twitch (heh that rhymed). And also looking forward to learn flash and camera movement. I did look up tutorials but it was just.. confusing.. and got frustrated.. I’m rather a slow computer at first but I do pick things up quickly once I get used to it. But I’d rather have a one on one experience so it’s easier to work with and ask questions if anything and thank heavens to my wonderful amigo will help me out ^^ Though she’s still on vacation so it’s questionable if she has time and I respect that she’s busy but we shall see. :)   

-Jakei Flash Animation School- 

@jakei95 Wizard Art Sensei in the house as I am Wizard Art Student~ Teach me your ways of flash and their secrets *take your art pen wands up*  

Happy AkuRoku Day! ♥ I actually wrote a completed one-shot for you guys this time! All fluff and afterlife feelings, so I hope you enjoy!


They didn’t go out and watch the latest superhero movie. They didn’t make a reservation at that one restaurant they both like, which didn’t always have the best entrees but always had a decent bread basket and that sea salt cheesecake they could never say no to. They didn’t do anything the couples magazines told them to do–flowers, jewelry, scented candles, a new dress and suit, some ludicrously expensive gold-leaf and champagne infused candy from that one store that opened downtown.

They were both thankful for that.

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He calls me Pineapple Princess 

All day

As he plays his ukulele on a hill above the bay

here’s a soft cartoony doodle for a soft cartoony song !! c:

The Principles of Animation: Timing & Spacing

In honor of Walt Disney’s birthday, we thought we’d commemorate with some tips for making your very own animation at home! As it turns out, we’re a little bit enthusiastic about animation here at TED-Ed. 

For an object to appear in motion, it necessarily has to change in position over time. If time passes and no change in position occurs, the object will appear to be still. This relationship between the passage of time and the amount of change that occurs in that time is at the heart of every time-based art form, be it music, dance, or motion pictures. Manipulating the speed and amount of change between the frames is the secret alchemy that gives animation the ability to convey the illusion of life. 

In animation, there are two fundamental principles we use to do this: timing and spacing. To illustrate the relationship between them, we’ll use a timeless example: the bouncing ball. One way to think about timing is that it’s the speed, or tempo, at which an action takes place. We determine the speed of an action by how many pictures, or frames, it takes to happen. The more frames something takes to happen, the more time it spends on screen, so the slower the action will be. The fewer frames something takes to happen, the less screen time it takes, which gives us faster action. 

So, here’s a bouncing ball, bouncing up and down with a simple cycle of drawings. Let’s say it takes about a second to hit the ground and come back up again. This is our timing. Our spacing is where we position the circle in the frames between point A and point B. If we were to move our ball in evenly-spaced increments, we’d get something like the ball on the right. It’s not really telling us anything about itself. Is it a bouncing ball or a circle on an elevator?When a ball bounces in real life, following each impact with the ground, the ball’s upward momentum is eventually overcome by gravity. This happens at the peak of each arc. As things change direction, the motion is slowest. We see here the successive positions of the ball are close together. The ball on the left, then, speeds up as it falls, and is at its fastest when it’s approaching and hitting the ground. We can see here each position is further apart. The change in position between frames is the spacing. The smaller the change, the slower the action will appear. The greater the change, the faster it will appear. For an action to decelerate, each change in position must be less than the change before it. Likewise, for an action to speed up, or accelerate, each successive change must be greater. Simply by adjusting the spacing, we’ve succeeded in suggesting the forces of momentum and gravity at play and achieved a much more realistic motion. Same timing but different spacing gives us vastly different results.

Animation is a time-based art form. It may incorporate the aesthetic elements of other graphic arts, like illustration or painting, but what sets animation apart is that, here, what you see is less important that what you don’t see. An object’s superficial appearance only tells us so much about itself. It’s only when it’s in motion that we really understand its nature.

From the TED-Ed Lesson Animation basics: The art of timing and spacing - TED-Ed

Animation by TED-Ed

Study Moods

I loved @howtomusicmajor‘s posts about study moods, so I decided to make my own!!!! Theses ones are based more off of subjects….

  • History: Epic music mixes and/or RPG Battlefield soundscape from, or classic piano music, strong black tea or espresso, on a large wooden table to make room for all your textbooks, notes, mind maps, flashcards, and laptop.
  • Literature/Art History: Classical music, or music based on the book you may be reading, green tea, Earl Grey, or a cappuccino. In a coffee shop or on your living room floor. Don’t forget the highlighters and sticky notes!
  • Geometry: Soundtracks or music from the Study Music YouTube channel. Latte or Earl Grey tea, at your desk/breakfast nook/dining room table. Do lots of practice problems, and use the Feyman technique. 
    • This was my first study mood ever. Used it for everything.
  • Biology/Science: Nature sounds, like rain or something. Herbal tea, lemon water, or iced coffee. Do outside, or at a sunny spot. 
  • Languages: Soft classical music (especially if it was composed in the country whose language you are studying), or fireplace sounds. Water to clear the throat, and hot cocoa or a drink from the target language country! Wrapped up in a comforter on the carpet.
    • Also nice for just a cozy session.

You can always mix them up, I like to use the literature/art history mood for history sometimes. 



Top Openings of 2014

I chose them based on animation, art and the music. This is only restricted to the anime that I have watched. Of course, this is my opinion and I will not impede and restrict you from expressing yours on this matter. Have fun.


“You want get rid of time? How would you do that?”

“You know how there’s time-based art? Movies, music, plays- it’s all time-based art. There’s a beginning and a middle and an end. and you have to see it from beginning to end. You’re restrained to that time line, that way of experiencing it. But then there’s paintings, no beginning, no middle, no end. You see what you want to see when you want to see it. No restrictions. It’s just there.”

Comet (2014)

You were meant to be mine!

Did some fanart for this awesome musical and plus made my first speedpaint with it! Give it a watch and expect some more art of the other characters from the musical 

I based JD’s design off of Jam Campasta’s design! You should go give them some love since their animatics inspired me