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Found out today that bridgioto's got a drawing injury :( I keep telling her to rest, we'll see if she can!Speedy recovery!

A rare reblog, but - Lauren is my hero. I’ve been trying to do too much (as usual) and have started getting persistent wrist and elbow pain. Lauren chided me into getting a doctor’s appointment finally, and it’s a good thing she did x____x Thank you friennnnnd <3

lozza-art:

Found out today that bridgioto's got a drawing injury :( I keep telling her to rest, we'll see if she can!

Speedy recovery!

A rare reblog, but - Lauren is my hero. I’ve been trying to do too much (as usual) and have started getting persistent wrist and elbow pain. Lauren chided me into getting a doctor’s appointment finally, and it’s a good thing she did x____x Thank you friennnnnd <3

Some freelance alien character design work I’ve been doing recently! Process stuff included too, for Fun and Profit :B

You can check out the developing wiki for this project here - which includes a bunch of insanely cool art by Zarnala, who is also contributing o____o

Since I&#8217;m still pretty offline these days, at least I should post some of the stuff that&#8217;s been keeping me busy! These were some freelance character art for a sci-fi RPG - pretty fun stuff, and the sci-fi aspect is definitely out of my comfort zone, which is great practice :D

Since I’m still pretty offline these days, at least I should post some of the stuff that’s been keeping me busy! These were some freelance character art for a sci-fi RPG - pretty fun stuff, and the sci-fi aspect is definitely out of my comfort zone, which is great practice :D

Some portrait assets I’ve been making for the indie game I’m doing character art for!

You can check out more about the game at the Spellcaster Adventure website or on twitter :)

Two different Medusas for sketch_dailies over on twitter! I absolutely do not have time to be goofing off like this but damnit SKETCHING. That stuff is important for staying sane when all the art you do is work art.

Sorry for the redundancy, I know I JUST posted about getting a society6, but it turns out there’s a promo going on! Follow the link for $5 off and free shipping :)

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Oscar nominees Best Animated Feature 2014

Earlier today this article was brought to my attention, in which it becomes clear that some of the Academy voters have little to no respect for the animation industry. They openly admit not having watched the nominated films and/or claiming that animated films are for kids, so they didn’t vote. Even the ones shown in the article that did vote barely motivated their choice.

I find this extremely disrespectful of the animators who poured their heart and soul into making these movies, only to have their work be pushed aside without a second glance by the judges of one of the most prominent and well known film awards out there. As an aspiring animator, I am deeply insulted.

Please note that in this post I am expressing no opinion on whether Frozen should have won or not. I think it’s a wonderful film, just as all the other nominees. I am simply saying that we deserve better.

What they did is disrespectful to the creators of every single one of these films, even Frozen. By barely motivating their choice, they make it look like they voted for Frozen simply because of Disney’s status in the industry. Because it’s Disney, and it made a lot of money, so it had to be at least somewhat good. To me it seems like some of the voters just defaulted to voting for the Disney film, and nobody likes to win by default.

Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of loving Disney simply because it’s Disney, but there is so much more beautiful animation out there and it deserves to be taken into consideration. And if Frozen won, it should have won because the majority of the voters thought it was the best film, not because part of the voters was too lazy to even watch the nominated films.

I very rarely reblog here but this sums up a lot of my feelings about the Oscars this year :(

I want so badly to just educate people in film about the real craft of animation. I think so much of the dismissal simply comes from a place of ignorance. It doesn’t hurt any less, but it gives me hope that spreading knowledge will help bring a change in the condescending attitude so many people have towards animation.

A message from adventureswithhobbits


If you get a code from your school, you can get TVPaint for super cheap. I just purchased my copy today. It's hard to learn, but it's the only animating program my school teaches. They don't like toonboom for some reason. @.@

^ Useful info for anyone still in school! Nab that stuff on the cheap while you caaaan :D

A message from Anonymous


Bridget, what program do you like to animate with? I have both Photoshop CS and Flash but both seem so finnicky to me. Maybe I'm just not used to them yet.

I use ToonBoom, generally! It’s a pretty great program - largely it’s Flash, but with better drawing tools and some additional functions more tailored to drawn animation. Flash is actually a pretty great program for drawn animation in its own right, but like any program it takes some time to learn and set up to suit your needs.

Animating in photoshop just baffles me :P

I hear a lot of amazing things about TV Paint, if you care to check it out. I think the CalArts kids use it, so it’s got to be doing something right :)

Hey guys! As usual, apologies for being so offline lately - this month has been pretty killer busy, more so than usual. I can see light at the end of the tunnel though, and hopefully in a few weeks will be able to get back to some personal work.

In the meantime, I’ve opened a society6 shop! I’ve just got two prints up currently, but if you’ve got interest in seeing a particular piece up for sale just let me know and I’ll see about putting it up :)