So this was a drawing used to practice MANY things. None-Black outlines. Test new style of drawing hair. AND testing some different ways to shade clothing. Along with practicing fabric folds (That bed).
Honestly, I’m not sure what I think O.o I’m usually a fan of black outlines in my own work but this isn’t … horrible O.o I dunno, any opinions? I’d love to hear them lol XD
I do know if I do this again I wanna make the outlines thinner that might help O.o we shall see XD I like the hair and the fabric shading is slowly getting better, it’s just the outlines that I am on the fence about XD

The idea of this is that he’s looking at his mate who just came into the room. You can imagine what they do afterwards yourself LOL XD

Anyway feel free to comment and tell me what you think! I would appreciate it! <3

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anonymous asked:

If someone was really overwhelmed by animating, what would be your advice to them? I was an animation major and finished school, so I technically know everything - but I get so overwhelmed and frustrated before I even begin to animate. What do?

animating can be very frustrating, especially when you are trying to make things with no clear end-goal (like a thesis film or an assignment). There are times when I try to doodle something for an animation and it just comes out awful, and that’s the worst feeling, because you’ve basically wasted however long making a bunch of sketches that don’t look good together. it’s much easier for me to animate something with a pre-designed character (making working on shows and in the pipeline easier) rather than designing something new just for an animation, although you might find the opposite is true for you!

Here’s some tips I have:
1. Get a feel for your character before you animate. Draw some sketches of them doing lots of different stuff.
2. Animate with TOTAL SILENCE!! I in-between and polish stuff with music, but it’s great to animate without sound, so you can really focus on tracking the different aspects of the animation (there’s so many to track! primary and secondary animation, drag, weight, consistent masses, and inertia)
3. If you’re animating digitally, that may be part of the problem. Programs like Flash allow for instant playback of your animations, which is great, but also means that you can get stuck in the small details of things. Make sure you keep it RUFF when you start out, zoom far out if you need to, or even animate on paper (you don’t need a pegboard/lightbox for this! Draw on post-its or a piece of paper and take pics to make an animation!)
4. After you’ve broken your animation into different key poses, focus only on one portion at a time. Turn all the unimportant layers off and focus on just animating the legs first, or just the body, arms, hands, fingers, etc. Use different colors to make sure you don’t get confused!
5. If you’re frustrated with a certain part of the animation, don’t be afraid to put it down and come back to it tomorrow. Work on a different portion or some other part instead. Like with any art, putting distance between you and the problem piece can reveal what’s wonky about it.
6. Don’t be afraid to erase!! Lots of animators get precious with certain frames because they look good by themselves, or are a main focus of the animation, or took a long time to make, when in reality, they just don’t work with the whole movement. They’ll make it worse by adding frames between the problem frames, and it just gets messy. Don’t be afraid to turn off layers or scrap and re-time certain things. You can even duplicate your file if you’re afraid of making something worse.
7. Get inspired!! Watch something that makes you really want to animate, whether that’s old kung-fu fight scenes, puppies rolling around, or a favorite obscure animated film.

If you’re really stuck, you can even try animating a friend’s character or asking someone what they’d like to see animated, just to warm up your muscles and take the effort out of getting inspired. Animation exercises are always a good challenge for this! Don’t give up! I hope this helps!!


“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.”

In another timeline, Spock saved the Enterprise after Khan’s attack at the cost of his life. In this timeline, Kirk saved the Enterprise after Khan’s attack at the cost of his life. Part of what tore at Spock was that his best friend’s sacrifice was perfectly logical. After all,

It’s what he would have done.

Okay, so there’s been plenty of fan speculation about Ford getting mad at Stan for getting his name on the No Fly List. 

But what if, after Ford expresses annoyance over it, Stan laughs and tells him the story of why. Tells him about how once every year Soos’s mood would take a sudden sharp turn downward. About the first time he tried to give Soos a birthday present, (well, have one sent anonymously to his house–can’t be getting a reputation for being sentimental, y’know) and how it only seemed to depress him.

And even though Stan doesn’t say so, (of course he wouldn’t say so) Ford understands completely why that got to Stan so deeply. How it could make him do something crazy and ridiculous like try and get the date removed from calendars as if that would fix everything. Not just because he knows Stan loves the big lug like a son (even if he’s reluctant to admit it) but because Ford knows how hard their shared birthday must have been on Stan. 

Because he remembers what it was like, too. Time may have been more fluid and harder to hold onto on the other side of the portal, but he did make a point of keeping whatever track he could. Every now and then he’d notice another year had passed. Another wrinkle in his forehead or a little grey in his hair. And he’d pull the old photograph out of his coat and stare at it, biting his lip till it bled or until he managed to get his mind out of the past.

And he knows what each birthday meant for Stan, on top of the memories it must have brought up. Ford had given up all hope of going home, but for Stan, each year was another year he’d failed to get him back.

So Ford doesn’t get angry about it. He just laughs at Stan’s story of being dragged off the white house lawn and says it doesn’t matter. Who needs to fly anyway, when you can sail?