For me, we are all a part of an amazing garden, each of us making a part of it And we are all a little seed falling on the ground of being an artist.
The flowers represent our passion and like in a garden, many types exists !
When we know what we love the adventure begins, we meet amazing artists that will inspire us to grow up !
Flowers needs the rain to grow up, so your passion will need some difficulties to grow as well. Après la pluie vient le beau temps- After the rain comes the sun !
And then at your turn you will inspire the young and new flowers to grow as well !
For the talented artists I used the colors of the flowers to show the directions they chose, many went to lots of them while some artists preferred to only chose one (like the lion and the white flowers) since, the flower on the tail is red, that means that choosing one direction can lead you to another one in the futur, who know ? You don’t see it yet :)
I hope this little reminder will help you keeping going !! Always keep it up and KEEP GOING !!
Do you see any difference between these two gifs, other than the colors and the pixels ? Well, one is made with Flipnote Studio on my Nintendo DSi, and the other one is made with TVPaint.
I just wanted to post the same animation but with two different programs, to show you guys that an idea can be expressed and understandable through many mediums ! I could draw this in traditional too if I wanted.
But why am I posting this ?
A few days ago, I received a message from a professional animator, telling me that I was wasting my time animating on “that sh*tty program” and that I will “never find a job or earn money” if I continued working like this. It was brutal, and awfully judgemental, especially coming from someone who shares (or is supposed to, at least) the same passion for animation as me.
He also told me that he will never follow me or like any of my animations because of the program I use. So, well … I just replied that his behavior was beyond childish, and absolutely unprofessional. I said, “You don’t see the potential of the animations I share there with many people, I put all of my love on them, I work hard and I enjoy making them. Yeah I’m not gaining any money from that hard work, so what? Do you think everybody on the internet shares their work only for profit?”
I took some time to think about it. It hurt me a little but then I remembered that so many of you follow me, give me great feedback, and heartwarming comments, even if I don’t draw on the BEST programs ever!
I mean, just because someone draws on Paint Tool SAI instead of Photoshop, it doesn’t mean that their art sucks!
I learned a lot with Flipnote Studio and thats why I still use it to animate, and you can see that I can animate with many colors too (I wanted to show you later as a surprise but well, now you know) and I will be able to teach you things about TVPaint if you want now.
Remember, my friends: an artist is someone who has the capacity to share emotions and messages through the art they are creating; no matter what medium or program you use for it, if it’s understandable you’re doing it right!
I hope this will help some of you who are working on less well-known programs and had some jerk telling them that it was bad. I’m glad to see that young animators, artists & people who are not creators at all saw the hard work in my animations, and pushed me up ! I love you all, and I will continue to work hard for you, to share my huge passion of animation with you and make you smile as always ! Merci tout le monde !
“Cause if you liked it then you should have put a wing on it !”
The first time I heard this song I really heard “put a wing on it” and I imagined a clip about birds or something, or seeing wings …. but not at all xD (when you are french, sometimes you don’t hear the same things …. sometimes ;u; !) )
Then I watched the clip and just seeing the choreography inspired me a lot !
So I watched it many times and learned the movements to recreate them with my little animals =) !
It was an awesome exercice and I shall try this more ! I added the song so it feels more alive now ^^
This song belongs to Béyonce “Single ladies”, or here, birdies !