I don’t think there’s enough hand drawn films being done now. I’d love to see more.
Brad Bird (director/writer, The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille)
I admit that there are too much complaining on tumblr sometimes…so, I created a nice image to respond to that.
Feel free to use it when you are compelled to want someone to get a grip as well. lol…..for all you extreme feminists out there. 8D I kid I kid…

I admit that there are too much complaining on tumblr sometimes…so, I created a nice image to respond to that.

Feel free to use it when you are compelled to want someone to get a grip as well. lol…..for all you extreme feminists out there. 8D I kid I kid…

projectendo:

I love the Lego Movie so much, and I connected with Unikitty’s thinly-veiled anger issues on a spiritual level, so I figured I’d make an animation out of the (clearly) most important character.

One of the best characters in the whole film!  8D LOL

projectendo:

I love the Lego Movie so much, and I connected with Unikitty’s thinly-veiled anger issues on a spiritual level, so I figured I’d make an animation out of the (clearly) most important character.

One of the best characters in the whole film!  8D LOL

Change Your Passwords ASAP

Some have heard of this, some may have not. But there’s a recent issue that is harming a lot of people right now, and you can be one of them.

The Heartbleed Bug is sharing your username and password to sites like Facebook, Gmail, YouTube, Yahoo, and even Tumblr! And that’s not all of the list of sites that are affected. Even Netflix!

CNET has given a list of other sites you can take a look and see if you are in need of changing your password (scroll to the bottom, and see if actions are necessary for the website).

Please do this - I’ve been exposed with my account before (Yahoo) and it is very frustrating to lose your profile to someone else. It really is.

Let others know about this if you can.  

It is really sad that you cannot go a day at school without a possibility of an attack or a violent act to harm others…school should be for learning…not a graveyard.
My thoughts after hearing the recent incident at Franklin Regional Senior High School in Pennsylvania.

Anonymous asked: I'm 16 now and ever since I was 10 years old I've wanted to be an animator and create my very own 2D animated web series. How did you get to where you are today? Did you go to an art school or just teach yourself?

animationdesk:

edskudder:

Hey! That’s really cool you have a passion this early in the game. I wanted to be an animator since around 10 as well actually. I never went to art school though, I actually went to USC’s School of Cinematic Arts for film production but left after 3 years because of a job offer to be an animator.

But in terms of animation I was self taught. I wanted to learn really badly, so I would watch Disney movies in slow motion on the VCR and study all the behind the scenes and making of shorts that would come on the tapes and DVDs and bought books on how it was all done. I tried figuring out stop motion and flipbooks and traditional 2D, all filmed on an old analogue video camera before I finally got my hands on some software and then just kept going and going and just absorbing as much animation as I could for inspiration.

Almost all of my friends in the industry went to an art school, but an overwhelming number of them have said it wasn’t a deciding factor in getting them a job. Personally, I think if you can develop your skills on your own and create a good body of work to prove your talent then you don’t need an art school. I would still recommend college just for the social and broad-learning aspects of it, but I don’t think it’s completely necessary to become an animator at all, or any profession for that matter.

Sorry for the novel, hope that’s helpful haha, and best of luck!!

From Dick Figures co-creator Ed Skudder on his journey becoming an animator, and his thoughts of getting into animation.

Hope it inspires you!

Puttin’ this on my own tumblr. For animators and other artists as well. :)

cookiefication:

jacobybm:

cookiefication:

Wingull! …Mostly ‘cause I needed a simple bird.
I took Contro’s advice from the last post and and tried to slow down one of the flaps a bit. Hopefully that made it more clear.
Don’t have much more to say about it… Just some fun practice since I haven’t done that much recently.
Made in ToonBoom Animate.

What is creating the explosions? Maybe including the stars from Swift or Bullet Seed would add another layer of dimension.

I don’t think I really put much thought on that. Using a specific move certainly would have added some dimension, and probably would have been more fun to animate.
…Yeah, stuff like context, settings, and staging (and… well, basic planning) are definitely things I need to work on.

First off, seeing this excites me more bro! The timing for the last swoop is so much better now. I understand for it to be fast in front of the screen, but allow it to be visible and readable by the audience. Which you did here man, nothing really to be done differently or better unless you feel the need. :)
Second, in regards to jacobybm’s question, I don’t think it’s something that needs to be addressed at the moment as far as what’s creating the explosions, especially for this shot. I think that could be done for the scene before and/or after this spot right here, and it’ll allow the audiences to know what’s going on. Plus, I feel this is more of a layout stage to get the timing right, and how it relates to the story…so I wouldn’t feel like it’s that necessary for this spot where it is right now. 
Still cookiefication, your animations for special effects are really great to watch. Keep it up!  :)

cookiefication:

jacobybm:

cookiefication:

Wingull! …Mostly ‘cause I needed a simple bird.

I took Contro’s advice from the last post and and tried to slow down one of the flaps a bit. Hopefully that made it more clear.

Don’t have much more to say about it… Just some fun practice since I haven’t done that much recently.

Made in ToonBoom Animate.

What is creating the explosions? Maybe including the stars from Swift or Bullet Seed would add another layer of dimension.

I don’t think I really put much thought on that. Using a specific move certainly would have added some dimension, and probably would have been more fun to animate.

…Yeah, stuff like context, settings, and staging (and… well, basic planning) are definitely things I need to work on.

First off, seeing this excites me more bro! The timing for the last swoop is so much better now. I understand for it to be fast in front of the screen, but allow it to be visible and readable by the audience. Which you did here man, nothing really to be done differently or better unless you feel the need. :)

Second, in regards to jacobybm’s question, I don’t think it’s something that needs to be addressed at the moment as far as what’s creating the explosions, especially for this shot. I think that could be done for the scene before and/or after this spot right here, and it’ll allow the audiences to know what’s going on. Plus, I feel this is more of a layout stage to get the timing right, and how it relates to the story…so I wouldn’t feel like it’s that necessary for this spot where it is right now. 

Still cookiefication, your animations for special effects are really great to watch. Keep it up!  :)

Pixar Froze Over

You know what’s really sad? I really don’t see a Pixar sequel outperforming Frozen’s box office earnings…the closet I could see would be The Incredibles 2…but that’s it. Unless they do a Toy Story 4.

chrislamart:

Backfire Foxie - A fun, short animation that took way too long to finish. Drawn in Flash and cleaned in Photoshop with 100% love.

Saw this on Cold Hard Flash, and man, this is a REAL treat!  LOL

27 seconds, gets to the point, and I think this would be interesting if it was made into a series…even if it’s just for the web. Thanks for the share and creativity Chris, awesome stuff! 

In the Meantime…

Thanks for the well wishes recently, I appreciate it. :)

While I make time to get some art together, I do have some other tumblrs for you to check out, could be beneficial for you:

Referecin’ - Whether you need a place to find tutorials or walk throughs for anatomy, animation, character design, or drawing and painting, this is the place! The posts are tagged appropriately, so that if you want to see more of the topic at hand, you are able to! 

Filmly Animated - Animated shorts by wonderful animators! Whether it is a short film, or a animated project, you will see them posted here. We’re open for suggestions as well, so long as it is fully rendered and it’s more than 30 seconds. Stop on by!

Animation Desk - Want to see more posts on being in animation? Here you go! Whether it’s tips, tutorials, or even behind the scenes to an amazing project, this is your place! (I’ve been slow on this one for a while, but I will try to get more posted there soon)

Cartoon Intros - Remember when animated shows had intros?! Me too! And this is your place to relive some of your favorites, as well as seeing new ones! All categorize as well, so you can find certain ones, and discover!

I hope you enjoy these, and that it will be a help to you!  :) 

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