“Could [Sauron’s] power be defied by Bombadil alone? I think not. I think that in the end, if all else is conquered, Bombadil will fall, Last as he was First; and then Night will come.” - The Fellowship of the Ring
Exaggerated a little in context, think about what a magnificent image this would be!
Imagine the Last Battle, the Dagor Dagorath; armies lie strewn across the plains of Valinor, smoking and blackened and ruined. Melkor hurls the Sun and Moon from the sky, and into cataclysm they fall, and all that is good in Arda withers, and falls into ruin with them. And before all the ravening hordes of Mordor and Angband and Utumno combined stands only Tom Bombadil, Iarwain Ben-Adar, oldest and fatherless, with his yellow boots and blue coat and a twinkle in his eye. And with a “Hey dol! merry dol! ring a dong dillo!”, watch him slay, until surely too his end must come, and Night devours the world.
Sign me up for the apocalypse movie of the century!
OOTD from yesterday! We went to the city to see an awesome play called Battlefield, a four-actor adaptation of part of the Mahabharata, and then wandered around in Britex. I didn’t buy anything because I made a vow not to buy fabric I don’t already have a project set up for, but it was a close call.
The dress is from Hot Topic (would you believe? It’s technically merch for the Burton Alice movie, but the pattern isn’t too specifically his versions of the characters so I love it anyway) and everything else is second-hand or a gift.
Hi Yufei! I hope you're well c: I actually had a quick question about how to come up with interesting backgrounds... I feel like I'm so uncreative; all I draw is people floating in space and it's so flat and boring. How do you figure out what you're going to add to a drawing to make it so dynamic and interesting? You're so great at that! Even when you just draw characters they're still so fun to look at! I'm always excited for your art ;u;
Hi, Nonie! You are giving me way too much credit! I don’t draw backgrounds very often. I can recommend you to pick your fav movie/TV show/cartoon/anime/etc and when you see an interesting frame, you pause and draw a little thumbnail. The more you practice the better you’ll be at drawing backgrounds and interesting compositions. Also if you didn’t study perspective you probably should do that.
And about characters without backgrounds. Not only facial expressions or outfits can tell character’s personality but also their pose and body language. So before drawing I usually think about the emotion or the idea I want to express through character.
As an example of thumbnail exercise I add this practice page from 2015 :3 I hope this reply will help you in some way!
Everything about Dan is just so beautiful. The way his hair and eyes are both that gorgeous shade of brown- kind of like chocolate. His full lips, the creases he gets around his eyes when he laughs. That little spot around his freckle that turns red when he is nervous or excited. His hands, his thighs, his little tummy. The fact that he generally looks very round and soft. The idea that he has a lot of emotions- he cries during movies and gets way too into the things that he loves. Dan is such a lovely person. I hope he knows how amazing he truly is.
Keying off of movie anon, perhaps not a full movie, but you could try Patreon to get funded to make an Undertale short film. I'm sure everyone would be more than willing to throw money at you, but you'd probably have to get Toby's blessing, which I think he'd actually really love your animations!
Ahhhhh… I‘m not sure… if he would agree… I’m way too scared to ask him… ((^∀^|||)) hehe… but it would be like my dream if I could live from that!! But no matter what I still want to finish my short animation, I’m still very excited to show you my finished work!! (T T) All of those kind messages I get… they are so motivating…
I haven’t had much time to draw lately and at this point I’m not even sure in which of the packed boxes my current sketchbook and tablet are, but here are some recent wips some of which are even still in progress
This is the type of relationship/marriage proposal I need:
I need to start making some smart decisions.
With your career?
With my life.
I don't know. We could get married.
Come on, be serious.
Why? 'Cause I'm a smart decision?
So I'm like a bran muffin.
No, that's not what I'm saying.
No, that's exactly what you're saying. I'm the boring thing you're choosing because I'm good for you.
What does it matter? The point is, I'm choosing you.
It matters a lot. I don't want to be a bran muffin. I wanna be a cinnabon, ya know? A strawberry poptart. Something you're excited about although it could give you diabetes.
Sweetie, you can be any pastry you want.
No, no. It's too late. I'm your bran muffin. Probably fat free and good for your colon.
You know what? Forget it, I should have never brought it up.
You know I want to marry you but you're only doing this because you got fired and you're feeling sorry for yourself.
Okay, it may look that way but getting fired from that movie was the best thing that could have happened to me, okay? I finally realized I don't need to be famous or have some big career to be happy.
So, are you excited for The Last: Naruto the movie? I know some people say it's going to be stupid, and that Kishi is just having the movie made so he wouldn't have had to actually show Naruto and Hinata get together at the end of the manga. (Not me though. I'm so gosh darn excited.)
At first I wasn’t, because most Naruto movies have been pretty disappointing.
The director (for those who don’t know Tsuneo Kobayashi directed Victorian Romance Emma, one of my favourite series) and the way they’ve been handling the advertising gives me hope, though. Animation looks great too.
Besides, a Hyuuga centric story has been my dream since I started reading this manga so yay!
I tried to find my chill after watching that trailer but it did not work in the slightest. I am thrilled with the direction they’re going with this. The way people seemed to be worshiping Clark really peaks my interest. The fact that they’re actually having people look to him as a god, and the fact that he seems to be accepting their worship is such a fascinating route to take this film and totally explains how and why this is a vs movie.
I feel like this is such a phenomenal opportunity to explore aspects of Clark’s character that most DC comics readers tend to shove aside. This man is arrogant. His race is arrogant. This man comes from a planet of people who got themselves destroyed by believing themselves to be above scientific findings. It is in his nature to consider himself above those who are less than him - it’s only his nurture that made him the polite, Kansas farmboy we all know and love. And I do love kind, compassionate, and chivalrous Clark, I do, but I love it when there are arcs and films that explore his darker Kryptonian side. And the fact that they’re exploring this side of him right off the bat as opposed to later, means we’re more likely to have a lighter, more upbeat Justice League movie after Bruce smacks some sense in him.
Ok, so I know the first episode of Sailor moon crystal hasn't even come out yet, but I can't help but hope they do the whole story and maybe even a few movies. Seeing that the trailer has over two million views already, do you think our chances are good if the numbers stay strong during the series? I know I'm thinking way too far ahead but I'm just so freakin excited!!!!
WOW I DIDN’T KNOW THERE WAS OVER 2 MILLION VIEWS IN LIKE 2 DAYS WAY TO GO MOONIES WAY TO SHOW JUST HOW MUCH WE FREAKING WANT THIS :O
Honestly I think it’s highly impressive, it was one of the top 5 videos on youtube today and I think people will really be amazed at just how much people want to see this. I’m a little blown away by that number >.>
Although I’m seeing a lot of justified critical analysis of the character designs for Aunt Cass, Honey Lemon and Gogo Tomago from the upcoming movie Big Hero 6, I want to take a moment to admire the direction Disney is taking character design for a cast including more than one lady-type.
Varying body types!!!! So much yay!
KEEP GOING IN THIS DIRECTION DISNEY PLEASE AND THANK YOU
KEEPIT UP AND KEEP PUSHING YOUR OLD FUNDAMENTALS OUT THE DOOR i mean it would be great if you did this for Cass’s and Honey’s faces too but yaknow
THE WORLD NEEDS MORE AWESOME LADY CHARACTERS
Especially adorable ladies of culture like Gogo Tomago.