So after many failed attempts and a lot of swearing I finally found a way to make a template that works! Feel free to use it you should be able to adjust it fairly easily. The dots are all 1 inch apart.
• I made the paper myself by laying it over my handy cutting board which has a grid on it each line is exactly an inch apart. My first couple of tries I was drawing the full line onto my paper but that was very confusing and hard to sort out so I just marked the 1 inch intervals wih dots which worked a lot better. You can also do this using a ruler it just might not be as precise but that’s ok.
•I highly recommend you make a paper mock up tape it together and try that on to make sure it’s going to fit you before you cut into your materials.
• I used EVA foam to make my armour. I was able to get a huge roll of the stuff at canadian tire in their carpet and rug section. When cutting EVA foam if you mess up a line don’t try recutting it just sand it down with a bit of sandpaper otherwise it ends up looking choppy and really rough around the edges. I used contact cement to glue everything together.
• I had to put elastic on the back edge of the side panels to attach it to the back panel so I could fit it over my shoulders without ripping it. This seems to work pretty well so far.
If you have any questions let me know I’ll be happy to help you out if I can! Good luck
Insect girl I recently made on stream ‘ v’ She was one of the first enemies I made, so I updated her art and made new animations for her since then I’ve switched from Spriter to Spine. (Also apparantly tumblr doesn’t allow for 60 FPS, so her wings look a bit choppy :B)
alright okay i’m definetely not the first person to post any sort of proof of this but lookie look i wanted to compile it all together for everyone!!
i’ll start with this post from markwing-davey! their gifset is honestly self explanitory, in addition, he’s shown to be nonverbal in the episode until he gets introduced to the group properly, which i think’s worth noting. when i watched this episode, marvin actually reminded me a lot of how i was when i was younger, it was super similar aha
and, i think that’s all other people have posted on tumblr? i’ve seen other people draw marvin stimming but as in content from the show directly i think that’s all that’s been posted? so i’ll share what i gif’d the other night! i was just working with two episodes, also, so there could be lots more stuff i could gif and share on here. perhaps in a few weeks or so i’ll rewatch duck dodgers and gif more stuff! i also need to watch more than just duck dodgers in terms of looney tunes content, so i’m gonna keep my eyes open!
i posted him doing the raptor arms a lil while ago, and the other gif i made of him doing so in the episode gifset i did!
it’s right at the end of the gif since i wasn’t focusing on it with the gif itself? also sorry it’s a bit choppy looking i was trying to remove any background frames with dr maniac (? i think that’s his name)
then also, i was gonna post a gifset but i only made gifs from the steamroom scene, since i got a bit tired by this point, but!!
now i would have shrugged it off if he did it for maybe a few moments, but he did it for a good long while. like. i use gyazo as a start while making gifs (then crop and optimize and adjust in ezgif) and that has a time limit which actually iirc cut off before he was finished. so. im gonna go ahead and say that the boy is indeed as suspected stimming.
i worded that super weirdly i kinda forgot what i was typing i had to optimize the gif since tumblr has a 3mb size limit with gifs and it was 12+mb ack
Some of the clips that have been released look a bit choppy. Is the editing really like that in the movie?
No, it’s because if language. I noticed the meeting between Mitchbae and Keaton was real choppy, but in the film there’s just a lot of cursing, lol. During that scene at least. There’s profanity throughout but not as much as I thought. Dylan is so effortless when he curses you barely even hear it.
Fantastic Costuming Choices and How Much I Loved Them
(…Look. The joke had to be made. It’s not my fault this movie has such a malleable title.)
So I finally got around to seeing Fantastic Beasts yesterday, and it’s absolutely excellent and I plan on going again. All of the characters are wonderful and establish themselves well; no one feels superfluous. I especially liked Tina as a character; as far as I’m concerned, if we can start off a year of female leads with Judy Hopps and end it with Tina Goldstein, we’re not doing too bad, media-wise.
But I don’t know if I’ve just read too much HP movie meta or I’m thinking too hard after the class I took on visual storytelling or what, but I was paying a lot of attention to the costuming cues of the characters, and one of the first things I noticed visually about Tina is how her appearance actually aligns with her character.
Which, like…no brainer, you’d think? Except a lot of times, when a woman who is career-minded and goal-oriented and ostensibly doesn’t care what the world thinks of her appears in a story, she’s got like, this full face of runway makeup and eyeshadow like a factory smokestack and lipstick that’s like, as red as the blood of her enemies or whatever, and her hair flows long like a silken river and blah blah blah.
But Tina doesn’t look like that. She isn’t wearing any noticeable eye makeup, no lipstick, no rouge, because who’s got time for that when you’re trying to get reinstated as a wizard cop? And you get the feeling—or at least I do—that her hair is cut short not just because it’s the fashion of the time, but because it’s just more convenient that way. It’s not really styled the way Queenie’s is, and in a way it looks a bit choppy, like she was saying finally, it’s acceptable to wear my hair like this and just cut it off with a Severing Charm. She dresses sensibly, even severely. Even the flapper outfit isn’t sexualized; I didn’t see a hint of cleavage even though the dress is low-cut, and she doesn’t don any makeup as part of the disguise. There’s no top-of-the-staircase moment in that or any other scene where suddenly Newt starts staring and gawping at her because *~she cleans up nicely~*; as much as I can remember, no one comments on how the main heroine looks. Her story really is about her character and personality.
In other words, she looks like the character the film was trying to portray. She doesn’t look like the woman who is smart and competent and wow she can look traditionally feminine too isn’t that something? Because hey, nothing wrong with looking traditionally feminine—I personally love wearing makeup and styling my hair—but we’ve seen that character type a million times before. Usually, even when women are portrayed as competent people in their own right, someone has to draw attention to how they look, and there’s a kind of unspoken “whole package” for women that includes rigid attention to physical beauty and all female leads have to fit into it.
But instead, Tina looks like someone who doesn’t have time for those things, who would consider them frivolous. The director and production designer and whoever else was involved chose to have her look like that, to not have her look so made-up whether the character would have chosen to look that way or not. It makes the character look and feel more believable, and it visually makes good on a message that filmmakers often end up flubbing with their design choices—that no, it really doesn’t matter how you look, there’s not one uniform way to look, and if you choose not to walk around with a full face of makeup, that really is okay because it’s more important who you are on the inside.
Tina Goldstein is an amazing character as a whole and I will probably be blogging a lot more about her and the rest of this amazing movie, but a film’s visual design and costuming choices are vital to the artistry and character development, and this one was a wonderful breath of fresh air.
hey amazing writer!!!!!! ^^ don't know if you're still doing this but if so: "uh, Natsu, pray tell me. Why does the magic council have me written down as your WIFE?"
“Uh, Natsu, pray tell me. Why does the magic council have me written down as your wife?”
I froze at this. This wasn’t going like how I had thought it would. Nothing was, my plan was an utter failure and everything was about to get a thousand times worse. How did I know?
By the fuming blonde glaring daggers at me right now.
Okay quick Natsu think, how do I get out of this one? What were my options? Taking the mere second I needed to think over that, I found my movepool was pretty limited. Thus, Lucy being here in the first place I suppose…
She perked her eyebrows up like how she did when she was losing her patience and I scrambled to think of something to say.
“I needed insurance!”
Lucy was an understanding girl right? She would totally get what I was trying to do here.
“Insurance?” she repeated back, as if the word itself was disgusting. “Natsu don’t you dare tell me you planned to do this!”
I scratched my nose. “Well…do you want the truth or..what you just said? Cause I can–”
“Natsu!” she hissed. Slapping her hand to her forehead, I coiled back as that tick in her expression formed. The one she usually got right before she kicked me into the wall.
Lucy calmed herself though as several pairs of eyes switched towards her way, and lowered her voice. “What the hell do you mean insurance?”
I grew a sloppy smile then, hoping to ease up some of her rigidity. “Well c’mon,” she didn’t seem pleased at the look in my eye.
Made this from stills I took at a farm. Looks a bit choppy because I had to limit the amount of frames due to the size limitation on tumblr. Also shot these in full sun, which is the worst for photos. Hard light=yuck, so definitely not my best work, lol.
So how do you go about your lil traditional animated doodle things? Do you have a light desk? :)
I bought an amazing light box last month (an Artograph Revolution which is AMAZING and EXPENSIVE) but generally I just work on thin paper and trace them off between two pages. I doodle them in free moments on a small pad which I carry around with me, I’ve used the light box for a few of them but generally I’m away from my desk at the time.
I drew the one I just uploaded on a long car trip (with a blue pencil before inking it terribly while bouncing around in the car). It looked a bit choppy with only eight frames so I doubled them and reworked it using highlighters on a big sheet of bond paper once the car had stopped and I could get to a desk.