Our new D&D group has a stoic ex-merc paladin and a Drow necromancer who was cursed into being a baby. They decided he would carry her on his shoulders to give her full movement speed while she chucks spells like a mounted shoulder canon.
Ford Ranchero GT 1972 (5337) por Clay Via Flickr: Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan - U.S.A.
Type: Ranchero Series GT Model 97R
Production time: September 1971 - September 1973
Production outlet: 27,940
Engine: 5766cc Ford Windsor 351W V-8
Power: 153 bhp / 3.800 rpm
Torque: 361 Nm / 2.000 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 163 km/h
Curb weight: 1840 kg
Load capacity: 618 kg
Wheelbase: 118 inch
Chassis: box frame with crossbars (new body-on-frame design) and self-supportin all steel body
Steering: recirculating ball and nut
Gearbox: three-speed manual / all synchromesh /
Clutch: 10 inch single dry plate
Carburettor: Motorcraft 2-barrel
Fuel tank: 76 liter
Electric system: 12 Volts 55 Ah
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: dual hydraulic 10 inch self-adjusting drums
Brakes rear: dual hydraulic 10 inch self-adjusting drums
Suspension front: independent ball joint, upper trapezoidal triangle cross-bar, lower simple cross-bar with elastically mounted tension strut, sway bar, coil springs + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Suspension rear: lower longitudinal links, upper braces, longitudinal leaf springs + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Rear axle: live
Differential: hypoid 3.25:1
Wheels: 15 inch steel discs
Tires: H78 - 15
Options: 250 CID (4096cc) straight-6 engine (power 145/4.000rpm - torque 314Nm/1.600rpm), Ford FMX three-speed Select Shift automatic transmission, differential 2.75:1, front 10.7 inch disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning, bucket seats, AM/FM radio, vinyl top
- The Ranchero, introduced in December 1956, is quite unique Coupé utility vehicle: part car and part pickup truck.
- This principle was “copied” by Chevrolet with its El Camino in 1959.
- The Ford Ranchero was one of the favorite cars of Elvis Presley.
- The 1972 Ford Ranchero Series was available as this 2-door GT, as 2-door 500 Model 97D (49,065 units built) and as 2-door Squire Model 97K (9,070 units built).
- This sixth generation (1972–1976) Ranchero was only assembled in Lorain, Ohio (United States).
Can I request a drawing of Aang and Katara dancing? :)
WHY YES. Honestly, I have drawn this in the past, but I’m not sure I’ve ever posted this on tumblr before. Hold on to your laptops, folks, we’re going to the time period of when I actually had time for personal digital creations…
(my deviantart name is Treesonature777 currently, thus the watermark, however I think I will be getting a new one here soon, feel free to go there for more kataang, but I cannot guarantee the quality of most of my early fanart)
Hello friends! Soap here! Just yesterday I learned that I was accepted into CSSSA this summer for animation! A dream come true!
I also learned yesterday that some amazing artists got rejected, they and myself are confused as to why. Seriously. Amazing artists got rejected. I’m still bummed out.
To help you guys out, I thought that I would analyze my own portfolio, and try to dig out ideas and traits that might help people who were accepted/rejected possibly realize why they were accepted/rejected. Maybe this will even give next years applicants some tips on what to include!
Just to let you know, I just figured out yesterday that I was accepted, so I am no means a CSSSA veteran. I just wanted to possibly help out my fellow friends!
PLEASE. DO NOT COPY OR REPLICATE MY PORTFOLIO. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT CSSSA DOESN’T WANT.
Let’s start with a bit about me…
Name: Madison, but you can call me Soap
I’m a pretty standard applicant. I’m a junior going into my (yikes) senior year, and will be applying to colleges next year! Ahhh! I’ve heard from some people that CSSSA likes to accept people going into their senior year or junior year, so that may or may not have given me a bonus. Really, I think it comes down to skill level. I am from out of state, so I was one of the 20 people who were chosen. CSSSA only accepts up to 20 out of state each year, across all majors.
This year, I’ve heard people say that 260 people applied. CSSSA accepts about 50 into the program each year. Yikes! A 19% acceptance rate!
It’s competitive yes, but I think CSSSA wants to weed out the people who are too terrified to apply. Seriously, GO FOR IT! SHOW YOUR STUFF! YOU ROCK!!!
Let’s get to my portfolio for animation…
With my application, I was largely focused on these two statements
“The applicant is highly encouraged to include submissions that explore a wide range of fine arts styles and ideas other than cartoon art.”
The review committee insists that all work is presented with the utmost care and attention. The artwork / animation you submit should be original and from your own experience and imagination. The committee wants to see YOU reflected in the content and distinctive style of your artwork. Be yourself!
So, I mainly focused on the use of different media, and expressing my own style, staying far away from any other artist’s style. Largely, I wanted to just BE MYSELF. If I love lizards, I LOVE LIZARDS, and CSSSA needs to know that!
This piece is called “The Creator.” I used it for assignment A for the prompt “One drawing or painting that shows what you feel is unique about yourself” This is a digital piece, drawn (err, painted…) in Photoshop.
What I aimed to show here was the following…
-My digital art skill
-My optimism and excitement for creating
With my characters, I wanted to show diversity in them. I tried to make all my characters distinguishable from each other, especially my human characters. I also included my creature characters, which I feel to be original and interesting. When digitally painting them, I was largely focused on their form, and how I could manage to relate it to realism.
I spent a total time of 2 weeks on this piece, and it is still the best digital painting I’ve ever done. I really wanted to show my chops here, and show CSSSA “this is what I can do!” Do this! Really! Apply with your absolute best work! Or knowing the deadline, put something together a few weeks/months in advance that you know you can spend a lot of time on. I painted an environment for myself to be placed in, which is important! Characters in environments is a great thing to include! DO BACKGROUNDS.
I know that many animators are optimistic and fun people, so I wanted to show that here. I heard from an interview from a Sheridan professor of animation that “characters with guns make me nervous.” Make your apps happy and fun! Animation is fun! Animation is imaginative! Yeah! Animation! Yeah! Creating things!!!
Documentation wasn’t a big issue here, because the work was digital.
Now onto assignment B… which is “One drawing or painting of any subject that interests you. You might consider an emotion, memory, song, place or thing. Provide an explanation of the work on a separate sheet of paper, and include the poem, or lyrics if appropriate.”
This is an oil on canvas painting of my bearded dragon lizard Alfredo. I call it “Portrait of Alfredo.” Here, I wanted to change up my medium. I wanted to show that not only did I know how to paint digitally, I know how to paint with oils! That’s important! CSSSA wants to see variety! “Wide range of fine art styles.”
Here’s my prompt for assignment B:
My lizard Alfredo is an essential part of my life. As an only child, he acts in the place of a brother. Alfredo’s actions, expressions, and small adventures always manage to brighten my day. Having him as a pet makes me a more optimistic person. To immortalize my lizard, I set out to paint a portrait of him. For this piece, I stretched a canvas, and then painted Alfredo using oils. My main goal was to make the portrait have historical elements, as well as comedic ones.
History plays a very large role in my work. I draw history both from my own observations, and accounts from textbooks and novels. I’m very interested in the ideas of character relationships and cause and effect. History holds many stories that largely explore these elements. The characters presented in history are all real and unique. I love reading about how historical figures interacted with each other and dealt with the situations at hand. Almost all of my stories contain deep history, or are inspired by a historical period. For example, one of my narratives is largely based off the Gilded Age. Politics also influence my stories, tying right along with history, where the process and the outcome are both very important
I also have a strong interest in reptiles and birds. Many of my characters are based off these animals. I enjoy taking features from reptiles and birds and combining them with other things. These other things may range from inanimate objects to other animals. My creations can either be something serious, like an anthropomorphic businessman eel, or something goofier, such as a strawberry bird. By playing around with combinations, I feel that I open up many possibilities for interesting and unique combinations.
The main topics I focused on were my love for my lizard, history, and hybrid creatures.
I especially wanted to hit on history, because I feel like it relates to story telling, which is an incredibly important part of animation! Personally, I’d put story before artwork any day.
The lizard head is painted from a photo, the fabric and salad bowl are painted from life, and the rest is painted from my imagination.
Documentation was a bit more of an issue with this piece. When taking a picture, my painting would get a nasty glare, as you can see. In Photoshop, I tried to minimize this to the best of my abilities. Try to stay true to the actual color of the work when color correcting! Documentation and display of your work is just as important as the piece itself!
This was my piece for assignment C… “One drawing or painting that you feel demonstrates your technical skills.”
I included a collection of figure drawings! All of them are in a different media, which I felt was important. I have a line drawing, a colored pencil figure, a marker figure, and a watercolor figure. Once again, variety is cool!!! Figure drawing is very important to animation. CSSSA probably wants to see your observational skills with a figure! Go out! Take a figure drawing class! You’ll be glad you did! Sadly, my class can’t do naked models D: I aimed on showing form, and hopefully some movement. Ha ha… our models are really never in dynamic poses D: Yay! Observational life drawings!!!
Don’t worry! Your animation does not have to be a 2 minute ordeal! It can be a simple action! Like, a few seconds. This also doubled as a final for one of my classes, that’s why it’s so long. I spent 2 months working on it, maybe even 3… Yeah, the animation is really choppy, I’ve gotten SO MUCH BETTER since submitting this. This animation does contain (choppy) movement, and a story, and my own personal music! I think possibly the story was the thing CSSSA was probably most interested in? Stories are really important!
These were my other prompts I submitted:
Madison Stubbs E #1
Last year, I applied to Interlochen Arts Academy, a well-known art high school in Traverse City Michigan. For my application, I had to piece together a portfolio out of nothing. I had never taken a formal art class, primarily being self-taught. To combat this, I enrolled in my first art class at my local community college. Throughout the semester I saw major improvement in my work. With new and better art in hand, and after an interview with the visual arts director, I was accepted into Interlochen.
The visual arts director suggested that I’d take on the summer program to push my art further before the fall. I did so, attending the advanced drawing program over the summer at Interlochen. The program was three weeks long, classes being six hours a day. Our class was challenged to create several major drawings in a short time period. I was very proud of what I accomplished, once again seeing a major improvement in my art. Overall, I produced five major pieces, as well as three smaller exercises, which helped me be much more prepared for the school year.
This app focuses on challenges that I experienced with my artwork, and challenges that I faced at a similar summer camp. I wanted to show my dedication to my art, as well as my experience working hard at a 3 week camp with CSSSA’s similar expectations. Write about something that you truly worked hard on, or an experience that made you work really hard. I think if it’s an art experience, that’s a bonus!
My other prompt was..
Madison Stubbs E #2
To me, animation is the ultimate vessel for story telling. It allows for an escape from everyday life, leading to a fantastical adventure. My personal stress relievers are my stories, untangling me from my anxiety. By focusing on the problems and conflicts of my characters, it helps me take my mind off of my own problems, and even helps solve them. By telling stories, I become a much more optimistic person.
Animation is a medium that can definitely affect people’s lives. I aim to tell stories that will have the same effect on audiences as they do on me. Animation is wonderful, due to its ability to depict emotion and movement that ties right along with narratives. I want to tell stories that will impact both young and old audiences. Also, I aim to create characters that stick with people well after a viewing. Hopefully those who view my films will pick up something they can take with them, anything ranging from laughter to a life changing moral.
My love for animation!!! Animation is great! Animation is awesome! Let CSSSA know this! Relate it to yourself, relate it to others! JUST TALK ABOUT HOW PASSIONATE YOU ARE!!!
My letters of rec were from my painting teacher and my digital arts teacher.
I hope this helps some people out who are planning on applying next year! Best of luck to all of you! I apologize if I sounded stuck-up and a know-it-all. (which I probably did, OMG I’m so sorry) Just doing my best to help! If you have any questions, send me an ask!