i can’t believe it
i can’t believe fraps works and i can start making shitty minecraft videos
i’m serious, my favourite masseffect to play as is the volus even though i’m not good at it because it means i get to see them fall down ramps and stairs a lot
i also like playing volus because my engineer has the best colour scheme, in game he looks more like his namesake (sherbert) but when i draw him he looks like a fucking 80s roller rink which is still ok
i just wanted everyone to know about this volus
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.
This is great. Especially with the currently huge cost of college that kids out of high school can’t really comprehend the consequences of, I say take a few years to grow up and experience the real world before you bet your entire financial future on a school. Get your own place, or just bum around the country, or join the peace corps. There are limitless possibilities out of high school that become impossibilities when you have 100k student loan debt. Rack up a 5k credit card having fun before college and as you struggle to pay it back you’ll probably realize a cheaper college would be a better idea.
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i’m so glad the giant puffball is an edible fungus i want to eat it so bad
apparently when cooked it tastes like tofu or melted cheese
you need to eat it while it’s still immature (it will be white rather than yellow or brown) but eating it when it’s not immature can just cause digestive upset (and also make sure you don’t mistake another fungus for it)
what a good and cute fungus
#SkullGirls Filia’s new Scanty color to compliment Parasoul’s Kneesocks color is giving me LIFE. God bless the demon sisters from #PantyAndStocking.
My favorite Pixar quote :)