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feathers-ruffled:

feathers-ruffled:

Ok so I’ve been quiet about this for some time now, and I thought I should break that silence and make this public. (Hey other people are posting art PSA’s, this ain’t new)
We are Artists, We are many
Being a artist on Tumblr alone isnt easy. There are millions of other people  doing the exact same thing you’re doing. Amongst all of them you can be overlooked so easily. Now I am familiar with all those PSAs about not worrying about being popular and loving your own art. Thats all well and good, no ones debating that. But we artist want to share our art with the world. We want to show everyone what we can do.
The Wall
When we receive praise and love for our work, thats the best feeling in the world for us. We all have friends, fellow artists or not, that support us. But here on Tumblr, your art might not get pushed out into the crowd. For myself as an example, I get a 1 reblog for every 10 likes on something. And this is only including when I originally post it. When art post is liked, no one else sees it. Likes stay hidden and don’t appear on others dashes. (And yes, some blog themes do show likes, this I am aware)
Likes are good, but Reblogs do a lot more
When someone reblogs your art, a whole new set of people get to see it. Most of them are people who have never seen your stuff before. For example, whenever Carbines Official WIldstar Tumblr reblogs my Wildstar art, I get bombarded with likes, reblogs even follows! But before that, when I post it in the first place, not much happens. Dont get me wrong, I’m grateful I get anything, but feedback and notoriety is what keeps an artist like me going, and many others as well. Now I may understand that sometimes something someone draws isn’t your cup of tea, that’s alright! But even if you show a little interest, a reblog does a world of difference.
Support your friends, Support those who care
I know this is all sounding a little preachy, but it’s something I needed to get off my chest. There are no complaints, there are no orders, just a call out from all us artists. From the big and professional, to the small and unseen. We all want to share our art with the world, and it can all begin with a reblog.
( I dont think I need to say that everyone should reblog this, it goes without saying no?)

reblogging for  awareness

feathers-ruffled:

feathers-ruffled:

Ok so I’ve been quiet about this for some time now, and I thought I should break that silence and make this public. (Hey other people are posting art PSA’s, this ain’t new)

We are Artists, We are many

Being a artist on Tumblr alone isnt easy. There are millions of other people  doing the exact same thing you’re doing. Amongst all of them you can be overlooked so easily. Now I am familiar with all those PSAs about not worrying about being popular and loving your own art. Thats all well and good, no ones debating that. But we artist want to share our art with the world. We want to show everyone what we can do.

The Wall

When we receive praise and love for our work, thats the best feeling in the world for us. We all have friends, fellow artists or not, that support us. But here on Tumblr, your art might not get pushed out into the crowd. For myself as an example, I get a 1 reblog for every 10 likes on something. And this is only including when I originally post it. When art post is liked, no one else sees it. Likes stay hidden and don’t appear on others dashes. (And yes, some blog themes do show likes, this I am aware)

Likes are good, but Reblogs do a lot more

When someone reblogs your art, a whole new set of people get to see it. Most of them are people who have never seen your stuff before. For example, whenever Carbines Official WIldstar Tumblr reblogs my Wildstar art, I get bombarded with likes, reblogs even follows! But before that, when I post it in the first place, not much happens. Dont get me wrong, I’m grateful I get anything, but feedback and notoriety is what keeps an artist like me going, and many others as well. Now I may understand that sometimes something someone draws isn’t your cup of tea, that’s alright! But even if you show a little interest, a reblog does a world of difference.

Support your friends, Support those who care

I know this is all sounding a little preachy, but it’s something I needed to get off my chest. There are no complaints, there are no orders, just a call out from all us artists. From the big and professional, to the small and unseen. We all want to share our art with the world, and it can all begin with a reblog.

( I dont think I need to say that everyone should reblog this, it goes without saying no?)

reblogging for  awareness

When I was in high school and early college I had a story that was more or less a shameful knock off of One Piece. the above is an updated design of the main character from that story… for not real reason mind you. This was a stress doodle. I liked it enough to share. If you want to see more of him I can show some paper sketches I did, just let me know.

When I was in high school and early college I had a story that was more or less a shameful knock off of One Piece. the above is an updated design of the main character from that story… for not real reason mind you. This was a stress doodle. 

I liked it enough to share. If you want to see more of him I can show some paper sketches I did, just let me know.

Student Work

The above is a collection of set if terribly compressed and cropped gifs of some animations that I have received from some talented students.

The top is from Brianna, a very hard working student who has a true passion and drive for frame by frame animation. She struggles a little with technical techniques like puppeted animation or after effects, but her traditional skills will always outshine her technical limitations. Especially that she still push forwards and made the above. 

I’m really happy with how the final product came out, though biased because I helped her develop the spirit world look. Her character design and animation shine brighter, and her visual acting is great. Her voice acting on the other hand… could use some work. P.S. I know she’ll stumble upon this and read that.

Not to give her a big head, but I can’t wait to see what big things come from her.

The second animation is by Zane,another talented and dedicated student. I just wish he would focus more on his story telling and less on Shonen anime action cliche’s.

The above animation is directly inspired by Pokemon with the psychic creature being a psychic type fan Pokemon. He created the glowing rim light taking a demo I did further. I helped him get the shadows on the ground and do some blur techniques, though you can barely see them with them being a frame. 

Sujay is last but not least. The project was to create a rig and apply post production effects to the animation. The left is his original and the right was my critique the week after. I was impressed that he tried to do a handy cam effects instead of leaving the shot static. He tried to do some steam effects with particle world, but in my critique I suggested using stock smoke.

There’s two things that stands out about him is humor… why a bunny… out of his butt? And his character designs! I love his unique design for his characters, you can always recognize his drawings. Though I do have concerns if he can let go of that enough to work on a team with others? 

Speaking of which all three of this students are in my team 2d capstone course next quarter. Guess who’s an adjunct instructor and extremely excited! With these three and another really nice bunch of animators taking the course I think we’re gonna get some nice projects.

Inchworm SketchA student is working on a 3D animated short about a chubby little inchworm, she came to me earlier during my class asking for me to look at her inchworm. I asked if she mind if I kind of did my own take on the design.This is what I came up with. I’m gonna loose all modesty points, but I thought this was waaaay too cute of a sketch not to post on here.I call him D’aw.

Inchworm Sketch

A student is working on a 3D animated short about a chubby little inchworm, she came to me earlier during my class asking for me to look at her inchworm. I asked if she mind if I kind of did my own take on the design.

This is what I came up with. I’m gonna loose all modesty points, but I thought this was waaaay too cute of a sketch not to post on here.

I call him D’aw.