What are studios looking for? How can I get into a good animation school? What should I be studying?
I get a lot of these types of questions now and again, and I never know how to answer them. I can’t be sure of what studios are looking for, I don’t control admissions policies to schools, and I have little idea what makes for a current and relevant curriculum. There are a lot of variables in your bid for a career in animation, and it’s kind of impossible to control most of them. You must be crazy to want this job!
I find it helpful to focus on the things I can control. Among those things are your study habits and how you spend your personal time. It’s good to work hard and have goals—without them we would get nowhere. Study hard and make decisive strides towards achieving your art goals. But in the heat of that pursuit, don’t forget to go out and live your life!
If you spend any amount of time looking at artists online, you’ve probably figured out by now that there are about a million dudes and dudettes in internetville who draw better than you (I relive this realization daily). Once your have done your best to rise to their level, the only tool you have to compete with these crazy talents is your background, your personal character—is you!
Consider developing your whole self with the same raw focus and intensity that you develop a particular skill set. Get focused. Go out, have adventures. Run, jump, skin your knee, fall in love, root loudly for the away team at a baseball game, barely escape a crash of stampeding rhinos, live to see another day. Experience things big and small. Go for a walk. The world is full of wonders.
I know this advice is not particularly animation-specific, but maybe that’s for the best. At any rate, it is something I feel strongly about. Animation is great, and there are few things that I enjoy doing more than drawing and storytelling. But in order to have stories to tell, first you have to live them.
Be good, and see you soon!
PS, if you were looking for advice on draftsmanship you should probably be reading this.
I would be great be the chosen one; the 5 of july it’s my fucking birthday!!
Ok! so I think it’s about time I had a yaoi giveaway in honor of all my amazing followers!
Here’s what you can win:
- Brand new volumes 1-5 of Koisuru Boukun (The Tyrant Falls in Love) in English.
- An 8” Gravitation Ryuichi Plush doll.
- Reblogs only, likes don’t count
- You must be following me. http://ohfuckyaoi.tumblr.com/
- Reblog a max of 5 times.
- Will use a random generator to select winner
- Winner must respond to my message within 48 hours, or it goes to the next person
- Will ship anywhere in the world :)
GIVEAWAY ENDS ON JULY 5TH AT 11:59PM.
(CONTENT WARNING: animal injury/violence against animals)
Some bastard ran over my dog yesterday, the bastard didn’t even try to stop his damned car, not even try to help my dog after ran over him. Gizmo (named after Gizmo from Gremlins♥) is at the vet clinic right now, he needs surgery, that bastard broke his legs. We don’t know how much is it going to cost, but I don’t care, it’s my dog, we’re together since I was 9 years old, I love him, I need to save him.
$15 PENCIL COMMISS:
+$10.00 for character design (if you don’t have reference, so only if it’s necessary).
Want to order?
If you don’t have money but want to help, do it by sharing this!
One day, I will put my masterpiece of art in the fridge, because fictional characters make me believe in myself. ONE DAY
I CAN’T WHY ALL THIS….. UNGHH
Olive and Otis as the Avengers!! Olive is Thor and Otis is Captain America
Happy Halloween everyone! Enjoy these photos of my doggies all dressed up for Halloween!
It has become my tradition to make my dog’s Halloween costumes myself. I find it really fun and it helps me practice my sewing. I am really happy with how their costumes came out this year. :)
PERROS EN DISFRAZ
Es todo…. y son adorables… y su disfraz es mas bueno que el mio….
justice league pugs.
these pugs are stupid
the hulk is an avenger
That pug on the end is Spider-Man.
EOA5 is almost here…………so!!!
I’m giving away all of this. ALL OF IT!!!! Some stuff is missing, like the Tavros and Kanaya pins (b/c i gave them to some friends, haha) and some of the 5x5” mini-prints look funky b/c the printing place screwed up, BUT I HOPE THAT’S OK (I just really wanna get rid of ‘em cuz i have a lot)
I am picking ONE 1st place winner and 5 2nd place winners.
This lucky grub gets:
- EVERYTHING SHOWN ABOVE
- 5x7” Kanaya Paper sculpture/cut-out
- 12 “Katamari-stuck” 5x5” prints
- 10 Troll 1.5” button pins
- 5 4x6” prints - John, Rose, Dave, Jade and Karkat
- 1 5x7” Matriorb “Damacy” print
- Sollux, Karkat, Kanaya, Equius, Gamzee, Eridan and Feferi Alterniabound beadsprites
- And a secret freebie!
5 2nd place winners get:
- 12 “Katamari-stuck” 5x5” prints
- And secret freebies!!
- international is totally cool!!
- have ask box open so i can contact you!!
- ONLY LIKE ONCE AND REBLOG ONCE! multiple reblogs don’t count. i’ll just kick ya out if you violate this rule
- i will announce winners on Nov. 5, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST!! i’ll ship everything out once i receive everyone’s mailing addresses
Extremely happy dogs.
DC Comics Superheroes Nails