Moss mimic stick insect (Trychopeplus laciniatus), San Cipriano Forest Reserve, Colombia
photo via Project NOAH: Dan Doucette
A blog subject to my whimsy. Expect a mix of all kinds of things, and perhaps even some of my own artwork.
I reblog things that inspire me and make me laugh.
Gothic, glamorous take on Japanese-inspired style.
I think I’m in love….
stiff square shoulders, obi-esque middle, and pleated fabric, oh my
Some amazing design shape work…
The whole film took me altogether about 5 grueling months (usually 10-12hours a day) to do. I often felt my butt was going to grow into the chair I usually sat at.
Please note that this was simply my way of doing my film to achieve the soft-shaded style I wanted; there are many other ways of doing this and some are a lot faster with different results~! :)
- My film on DeviantArt | My film on Vimeo
- My film gifs on Tumblr
- You can see my storyboard animatic here (although the original had music, but like I mentioned, my placeholder music was by Joe Hisaishi, you know, Miyazaki’s composer, so it’s not really legal to upload it).
This tut differs a bit from my dA version, because tumblr lets me put the combination of gifs and jpegs :D.
Here’s a book that will really help you start animating:
here’s some books that are good for composition, storytelling and colours:
- Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation
- The Art of Pixar: The Complete Color Scripts and Select Art from 25 Years of Animation
- Prepare to Board! Creating Story and Characters for Animated Features and Shorts
I hope these helped
I ask that no one removes the credit or source for this tutorial/guide please. thanks :)
This shot features the highly endangered and very elegant Japanese cranes. To be able to watch their graceful dances in the stunning snow-covered landscape is real privilege I will never get used to.
Manual exposure, spot metered off the snow. by by Marsel van Oosten