Haven’t posted in a while, just been so busy and, well…blah. Here’s a quick sketch of Ashitaka I started while watching Princess Mononoke recently.
Day of the Dough is my thesis film from Pratt Institute. Even though I finished animating it years ago, it was never really done because it had no music. Doctor Puppet composer Scott Ampleford finally scored it for me! And has done a brilliant job as always. Another Doctor Puppet contributor, Isam Prado, also helped me.
I’m excited to finally share Day of the Dough with you all. It’s a reflection of my love for sci-fi, monster movies, and animation. And of course it paved the way for me to make more ambitious projects like Doctor Puppet.
In case you missed it!
you guys Alisa’s thesis film STILL inspires me today with all the work she put into it and all the technical aspects she explored exhaustively. go watch!
Duet - Glen Keane
Here’s Glen Keane’s short by itself. This is so so beautiful - make your screen as BIG as possible.
Christ on a cracker, Glen. Just when I think I’ve got something good going on, you go and raise the bar a billion miles higher.
Don’t ever stop. <3
Cannot be stressed enough.
reblogging because truth
Takeshi Koike is boss. I love the way he depicted fictional character, track athlete Dan Davis.
ughhhhhh. I think this one was my favorite in terms of dynamic animation in this collective. dat forced perspective.
What!? There’s a Fifth Element Art Book on Kickstarter right now!?
WOW 76 artists paying tribute with comics and illustrations inspired by the film?!
Books are only $35!?
AND I can get other sweet schwag when I back the…
Let’s do dis.
Despite the surge in female protagonists in film and TV, the truth is women made up only 16% of employees on the top 250 films in 2013. Despite the depressing numbers, women are still making their mark.
Carrie Tupper wrote a fantastic two-part article on The Mary Sue called The History of Women in Animation (which you can read here and here) and I illustrated here some of the amazing ladies mentioned there.
Lotte is such a long time inspiration for me and my work I had to reblog.
Thank you Ladies for your amazing work <3
you know despite film and animation being seen as one of those traditionally male dominated industries, I’ve seen so much more support for creators regardless of gender than in other fields. not saying it’s perfect, but it is a pretty rad industry.
warm up sketch for today. now to babysit kitties and then go stick a bunch of pipes together. for science.
Game over, man, game over ! Aliens in Lego by Missing Bricks. More pics here.
OMG. WANT. THESE. PLANS.
Watching The Muppet Show on random loop right now, and this skit just came on. There’s something so sweet about the way the cast gathers around Ethel silently in awe. One of my favorite clips from the show.
I actually really love the hyper-stylized anatomy in Crystal.
I love the giraffe legs. I love the big chunky feet. I love the spindly super-articulated needle-point fingers. I love the sharp corners that their elbows and knees and wrists create.
They look like giants. They look like they could crush mortals under their feet. They aren’t soft, round, childlike moeblobs. They’re here to fuck shit up.
I was younger when I feel in love with Sailor Moon because I saw myself in these goofy YOUNG teenage girls. I loved that they were young and having to deal with being angsty teenager on top of shouldering these BIG scary world saving challenges and I loved seeing them grow from that into stronger ladies and people! I want to see that growth! Its more charming and relatable… these just look like untouchable, un-relateable, long limbed clunky footed weirdo aliens…
:( heart broken </3 still hoping more of that will come through in the anime as we get more glimpses of it but i am just not seeing it so far….
wait a sec wait a sec…is everyone seriously forgetting Naoko Takeuchi’s original artwork for the manga and story? I’m all for symbolic empowerment in characters and seeing good, fun changes in design, but I’m also seriously impressed and tickled that they went further BACK to the creator’s original designs. I recognized it immediately in the new trailer and thought I’d see far more happy rants from people about it. If there’s anything that I love to see in the commercial entertainment business - something so familiar with comfortably making nice things bland - is more props to the creators.