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 !
You will listen to me! Listen! The Brethren will still be looking here, to us, to the Black Pearl, to lead. And what will they see? Frightened bilge rats aboard a derelict ship? No. No, they will see free men and freedom! And what the enemy will see is the flash of our cannons. They will hear the ring of our swords, and they will know what we can do. By the sweat of our brows and the strength of our backs, and the courage of our hearts. Gentlemen. Hoist the colors!
Sooooo I’ve tried Clip Studio Paint/Manga Studio (whatever the name is!) and as much as I want to say how good it is, there is a slight issue.
Why are the lines so perfectly clean?!? XDDDD
Truth be told I’m accustomed to Photoshop and for odd reasons, I love seeing a bit of shaky lines from myself. This however, is a completely new level. I’m sure I’ll get used to it, but oh boy, I’m so not used to seeing my lineart so clean, precise, and tiny. x.x
Is there anyway you could do a tutorial on how to animate your drawings? Like the pidge 153 ticks to midnight drawing? With the shooting star and laptop blinking ?
ok! this will sort of cover how I approach animating anything.
before I start I just want to mention two things:
- I highly highly recommend Photoshop CC for this, programs like SAI or GIMP will give you a hard time- Photoshop snuck in some premiere/flash things into it which will make it so much easier.
- I’m self taught in terms of animation, so I can’t go into the traditional technical aspects of animating, but I’ll be going over some things I’ve encountered.
now to how I animate!
photoshop’s workspace menu in the top right has a built in set up for animating called ‘motion’, you’ll want to switch to that. I use the essentials for drawing and only switch over after having everything done and I’ll explain why in a second.
you could also just add the timeline window but this will save time. this isn’t the same document- don’t worry everything you’ll’ve done will be kept this is just changing the interface.
I do recommend saving a copy of what you’re doing before your animating if you aren’t completely comfortable.
this menu here is where you create your animation and it’s where you got to think about what you’re doing, and I’ll explain what each does, entering either of these modes will bump up the file size and put a little more strain on your computer.
I’ll cut it here because it’s kind of long and image heavy, but I explain the different types of animation in photoshop, give some examples, and some general tips for animating things (from experience)
Your gifs are all so beautiful! What software/app do you use in making them? I'm new to creating gifs but my gifs are always grainy and I don't know the reason why. I also have a hard time because of tumblr's size limit on gifs. It's so hard to keep up with the 3mb limit. How do you that? ><
i use photoshop for gif making but i use video editing (maybe not exactly that, idk how to call it; video processing?) software to crop and sharpen my videos.
i can only guess about the grain in your gifs– it can be caused by a lot of colours in the frame. like, it your gif is very colourful and has blues, reds, greens in it, it will turn out grainy because there’s only this much colour a gif can maintain. for example:
Work in progress. coloring is hard. I think I’ll just have to deal with with dragon looking rather flat.
I started to do this in Photoshop, but then I remembered Mudbox is an Autodesk product and I don’t know how to use it yet, so I did some work in there…except my school only has Mudbox 2016 and it won’t open the file I was working in (which was made in Mudbox 2017.) AUTODESK WHY
How did you decide what you were going to do when you were in there? I
didn’t! I just responded to what he was giving. You know it’s funny
because you’re being observed and you’re also observing and then
suddenly you’re trying to block everything out. He has such a strong
connection with language that it’s hard to focus on anything else. And
part of why he’s so good is because he’s so vulnerable. So when someone
is giving you that much vulnerability, it’s a very brave, very bold.
It was kind of a competition there of who was going to crack first. Yeah, I think he won.
Is there one word you would use to describe Jay Z? That’s
almost impossible because he’s so good. I would say perseverance—no,
that’s terrible. Sounds like a drink in a 7-Eleven. It’s impossible!
can you make a tutorial how to put round glasses on james potter in gifs? you are so good with photoshop :)
Alright so I TRIED. I’m awful with tutorials and I feel like this is so hard to follow and you’ve gotta have at least some knowledge of photoshop to have any hope here. So if you get lost/have questions please feel free to ask and I’ll help you the best I can
Step 1) I draw the line art on a grey canvas ( that way you can see if you have some random white colours hiding somewhere. (In the case of painting with multiple layers, a grey canvas is superior to a white one).
Step 2) Create a layer beneath the line art and fill in colours. With this style of colouring in, you don’t have to be specific. This is where i recommend you to not use colours with strong saturation as it is only the base colours but if you were to use strong colours, that’s fine as well.
I then shade in the usual facial structure - the nose, the eyebrows, etc. based on an imaginary light source.
Step 3) I smooth out the contours of the face with a smooth smudge brush. Afterwards, I change my brush settings from normal >> Lighten,hardness >> 100 to 0% and then choose hot pink (which is the primary colour palette in this drawing) and run it over the side of her face for a more obvious light source.
I then change brushes (one with hardness 100%) and then change the setting from lighten >>> linear dodge add and then colour over the edge of her face, where the light source is coming from. I use a thin brush because I’m only covering the hard light.
I then add eyelashes and refine her eyes. I use the smoothing smudge brush again to make the lines and iris of her eyes softer before adding light with a brush using the linear dodge add setting.
Step 4) I smooth out the lighting of her face and then add a softer shade of light using a brush with 0-20% hardness and on the linear dodge add setting.
Step 5) Added a new, third eye and stuff. But yeah, I repeat the process and smooth out anything that looks crep / out of place
Step 6) I used photoshop effects such as Selective Colour and Sharpen More, however I DO NOT RECOMMEND YOU TO DO THATuntil you have finished the WHOLE image. i only did it because this tutorial is only covering the face so why not.
And there you have it, a transition from line art to coloured work.
I’ll post the hair / clothes / armor tutorials afterwards! If you have any questions, you can ask n stuff and i’ll see if i can answer
so i finally decided to make a post dedicated to advice for coloring and shading! hopefully this is will help some people with their coloring because i know this is most people’s weak points in drawing. but don’t worry!! limlim is here to help!!!!!
i let people on twitter suggest what i should cover, so some things might be a bit random. here’s the topics covered (in order):
Choosing colors for shading and highlighting
Use of different layer settings (overlay/multiply) and adjustments
Color choices for red/blood
How to color a kappa (kinda goes over my drawing process too)
Shading hair sorta
this only covers some of the things people asked since i got kinda tired of talking about colors. hopefully, i’ll make a second post in the future
i should point out that just reading this won’t make you better at coloring or anything unless you put these things into practice. experiment helps a lot, too. maybe you don’t like what i’m doing, so you can tweak what i do a bit to achieve what YOU want in coloring. these aren’t set rules or anything, just what i think and do when coloring.
also, this is pretty tl;dr so make sure you read this when you’re not tired or sleepy!!! (i’m serious. i don’t think i would want to read something this long either)
OH MY GOD JENNA GETS US
So that’s why I came up with other signs you’re obsessed with SVU (I do some of these :P)
-If you see your ship you’ve squashed their names together and just start shouting BENSLER BENSLER GAHHH
-You’re alarm tone is actually the theme song
-You’ve changed you’re tumblr/twitter/etc url to something related to SVU
-You got excited when you signed up to Netflix and you could watch episodes NON STOP.
-You’ve written fanfiction
-After months of not using photoshop you do again to create shit because you feel your ship too hard
-You follow the actors on instagram and you get over excited when they post something even if it’s a picture of puddle or some shit idk
-You basically want to be Olivia Benson
-GREEN DRINK. THAT IS ALL.
-When Munch left you go ridiculously upset and started watching series 1 again
You can complete this sentence and hear the announcers voice in your head:
“IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, SEXUALLY BASED OFFENSES ARE…”
I was asked to make a tutorial thingy so uhhh I tried?? I use Paint Tool SAI, but this should work in Photoshop as well.
My art is super inconsistent and I’m still learning (obviously), so it’s a bit hard to make a detailed tutorial about my art, as I’m always doing something a bit differently :D
Then again I really wanted to draw Cole so why not take some screencaps of the progress and try to explain what’s going on.. it isn’t the best art I’ve ever done but hopefully this is somehow helpful?? The explanations are in captions. Sorry if they’re a bit bumbling, the character limit really restricted me :I
So as you all may or may not know Demi took to Twitter yesterday to announce she’s done with social media (Twitter and Insta) and then went on to talk about how people always focus on the negative. She liked negative tweets about herself and I just wanna express how deeply annoyed I actually am.
I respect Demi and if she needs to quit then so be it, I’m not annoyed with her but I do hope she just takes a break. Anyway I’m annoyed at the millions of people who feel the need to consistently hate on her. If you don’t like her, pay no attention to her, there is no need to attack her for every little thing sh does. The girl can’t even post a picture of herself without people telling her she’s ugly or fat. Every little thing she does is met with backlash and it’s getting out of hand.
Did you all see Demi’s comment about Mariah? In which she “shaded” and I use that word lightly before going on to call her a legend. And yet I seen arguments spreading all across my TL on twitter with people making absolutely disgusting jokes. We live in an age where people think it’s okay to make fun of someones mental health. They tell her she should go back to rehab they make fun of the fact she used to cut and have an ED which is not okay. It’ll never be okay. You have certain people who follow her around whenever they can just to verbally abuse her which is insane. People making diss tracks which is just tragic (You can listen to here: x but it’s awful so I wouldn’t) You have people who dedicate their time photoshopping pictures just to make her look bad. They discredit every thing she does. And my question is why? Why do people hate her so much? What has she physically done except inspire millions of people each and every day? Write music to share with us all? Start her own damn charity just to help people with mental health issues get help even if they can’t afford it? She helps so many people and all she gets in return is millions of people telling her to die. I know she has fans who love her and try so hard to show that to her. I know she has people who worship the very ground she walks on but it’s so hard for her to see that and believe that when the first replies under everything she posts online just body shame her. And sure lots of celebrities get hate but you have to admit Demi is one of the seemingly most hated FOR NO GOOD REASON???? like remember when she wore that shirt to support the transgender community and people told her she was just being annoying and they don’t want her supporting them like what is wrong with people?? I DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS HATRED FOR SUCH A SWEET PERSON WHO IS JUST USING HER VOICE TO HELP PEOPLE. Yes she can be impulsive and sometimes she says dumb stuff but so does everyone, she’s only human. She’s not perfect, she can be petty and sly but so what? Get over it.
Should we look at fandom hate now? Because I think we should. Lovatics aren’t the nicest of people sometimes, I will admit that. As a fandom we can actually be so mean to each other so I’m not saying were perfect. But omg Selenators, Swifties and I would say Harmonizers are some of the worst for hating on Demi. Selenators are probably top of that list. The disgusting, unnecessary pleas for attention by hating on someone is actually amazing. How can people be so low? They constantly compare everything as well. So what if Demi’s album sales aren’t as good as others. Sales doesn’t equal talent in any way and Demi is insanely talented. Oh and btw Selena did not give Demi a career and if I see one more selenator say that I will actually go crazy. Swifties need to stop acting like Taylor is an angel, Demi didn’t even come for her the shoe just fit really, really well. And 5h stans idek y’all are just messy for no reason. Plus they all bandwagon together like when Demi spoke out about barbie dolls at the same time Zendaya brought out a doll and everyone turned against her. They were asking people to be vocal so Demi tweeted there was no need for people to turn on her like they did. Stop fighting and go focus on your own faves okay? Let the poor girl live, stop acting like she’s Satan or something.
Now I bet you’re thinking this has all been said before but I don’t even care. I hardly ever take the time to just say what I feel about this and I also don’t care if you all read it or not but come on. How can people not see how out of hand this has all gotten. Even the media does it, they are so quick to write slander about her. She is a human being for heavens sake and everyone needs to start respecting that instead of just seeing her as a thing who sings. And sings AMAZINGLY at that, have you heard her vocals because I have many, many times and yet people still claim she screams or can’t sing smh. Well shame on everyone. If you hate her fine that’s your business but leave her alone. I don’t like Ariana grande but I would NEVER tweet her or verbally abuse her on the street because I’m a decent human being. I don’t know what it is about stan twitter, or insta stans or tumblr stans but some of y’all have no hearts anymore and It’s pathetic. Grow up. Now If you have a genuine reason why you hate her feel free to tell me so I can understand your hatred pls, it’ll be much appreciated.
This was longer than expected, I got carried away so please enjoy my favourite gif of Demi in existence because she is an adorable little cupcake, who deserves to be protected at all costs. I mean honestly how could anyone hate her? She inspires me so much and I honestly would be a lot worse off than I already am if it weren’t for her. 💕
Okay it’s the first time I try to do something like this, but I reached 3k followers and this is a big thing for me! I never thought that I’d go this far when I started this blog (less than a year ago).
So I feel like making a follow forever to thank everyone of you for appreciating my blog ♥ Here’s the blogs who make my dash a lovely place! (I apologize if I forgot someone)