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kriseasler:

'nuff said. you can tell i have high respect for the magical girl trope…and unicorns. 

um. this. love. 

kriseasler:

'nuff said. you can tell i have high respect for the magical girl trope…and unicorns. 

um. this. love. 

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elioli-art:

From a failed freelance gig we did when we were 16. Good learning experience though! http://elioliart.blogspot.com/2011/09/paradise-collection.html

(Source: elioliart.blogspot.com)

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theeclecticillustrator:

I have always loved Captain America for a whole lot of reasons. He’s my favorite, any day. When #SketchDailies posted #CAPTAINAMERICA as yesterday’s sketch prompt, of course I couldn’t pass it up. I am always so intimidated by the beautiful artwork that comes through my twitter feed for Sketch Dailies, and I’ve never been brave enough to work on a quick sketch for them before. The Cap is just too good to pass up, though. :) ;) 
I hope you all enjoy this little sketch of mine. I’m learning how to color in Photoshop, so it was a great excuse to practice that skill set some more. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. :) 

my sketch for yesterday’s #SketchDailies prompt. love the Cap!!(i’m still learning how to color illustrations in photoshop, so please forgive the learning curve…)

theeclecticillustrator:

I have always loved Captain America for a whole lot of reasons. He’s my favorite, any day. When #SketchDailies posted #CAPTAINAMERICA as yesterday’s sketch prompt, of course I couldn’t pass it up. I am always so intimidated by the beautiful artwork that comes through my twitter feed for Sketch Dailies, and I’ve never been brave enough to work on a quick sketch for them before. The Cap is just too good to pass up, though. :) ;) 

I hope you all enjoy this little sketch of mine. I’m learning how to color in Photoshop, so it was a great excuse to practice that skill set some more. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. :) 

my sketch for yesterday’s #SketchDailies prompt. love the Cap!!
(i’m still learning how to color illustrations in photoshop, so please forgive the learning curve…)

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kriseasler:

gah. I can’t tell you how much of a joy this was to color because the original scan was so nice. It’s not exactly “best in the business,” but I think this scanner and I are going to have a beautiful relationship. In other news - still can’t quite answer the question posed in this. it snowed yesterday. bah. Also, Mollie! It’s an Epson V370 Photo scanner, and it is a gorgeous little thing. :3 

I love, love, love, LOVE this!! seriously, quit being so talented and making it look so easy and showing us all up and everything. but don’t ever stop doing what you’re doing because i love it so much, so i would be very sad. lol. LOVE YOU! :) 
and congrats on the new scanner. i think the only time i will be more excited for you is a. when you move to california or b. when you start work at pixar or c. when you have your first child and i get to be aunt mollie. ;) 

kriseasler:

gah. I can’t tell you how much of a joy this was to color because the original scan was so nice. It’s not exactly “best in the business,” but I think this scanner and I are going to have a beautiful relationship. 

In other news - still can’t quite answer the question posed in this. it snowed yesterday. bah. 

Also, Mollie! It’s an Epson V370 Photo scanner, and it is a gorgeous little thing. :3 

I love, love, love, LOVE this!! seriously, quit being so talented and making it look so easy and showing us all up and everything. but don’t ever stop doing what you’re doing because i love it so much, so i would be very sad. lol. LOVE YOU! :) 

and congrats on the new scanner. i think the only time i will be more excited for you is a. when you move to california or b. when you start work at pixar or c. when you have your first child and i get to be aunt mollie. ;) 

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viviannedubois:

Trees and bushes and little grassy things!

viviannedubois:

Trees and bushes and little grassy things!

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gameraboy:

Mary Blair explaining “it’s a small world” as part of the Disneyland 10th Anniversary Special (1965)

MARY BLAIR!!! 

(via wannabeanimator)

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theeclecticillustrator:

I loved watching the blood moon lunar eclipse last night. My dad and I sat out on my parents’ deck and took photos til 1:30 this morning. It was overcast here in the bay, so most of my shots came out a bit blurry or clouded. This one is my best photo of the night and I’m pretty proud if it!! :) 
Now I can’t wait til the fall for the next lunar eclipse to do a night shoot like this with my dad all over again! 

:) :D 

theeclecticillustrator:

I loved watching the blood moon lunar eclipse last night. My dad and I sat out on my parents’ deck and took photos til 1:30 this morning. It was overcast here in the bay, so most of my shots came out a bit blurry or clouded. This one is my best photo of the night and I’m pretty proud if it!! :) 

Now I can’t wait til the fall for the next lunar eclipse to do a night shoot like this with my dad all over again! 

:) :D 

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grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - Clear SilhouetteSilhouette in character posing is crucial. It will make or break a design, storyboard or animated piece. Have a great Tuesday everyone!Norm*Message me for more suggestions on Tuesday Tips!

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - Clear Silhouette

Silhouette in character posing is crucial. It will make or break a design, storyboard or animated piece. Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Norm

*Message me for more suggestions on Tuesday Tips!

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Spirited Away - Lynn and the Soot Sprites (Susuwatari)

(Source: daysecraze, via sketchinfun)

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giancarlovolpe:

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - Push it!Clarity is probably the most important thing to think about at all time when boarding. Pushing your poses to an undeniable level of clarity will improve the clarity of the storytelling in general. Don’t leave space for uncertainty in posing out your characters. Your audience will be more engaged and entertained by the sequence.This is the last post for the Super Week. I hope you enjoyed it. Back on the regular schedule next week (Every Tuesday).Norm

What a great series.  Thanks for posting these!

giancarlovolpe:

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - Push it!

Clarity is probably the most important thing to think about at all time when boarding. Pushing your poses to an undeniable level of clarity will improve the clarity of the storytelling in general. Don’t leave space for uncertainty in posing out your characters. Your audience will be more engaged and entertained by the sequence.

This is the last post for the Super Week. I hope you enjoyed it. Back on the regular schedule next week (Every Tuesday).

Norm

What a great series.  Thanks for posting these!

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theeclecticillustrator:

Hahaha, this is what happens when I doodle at work and my wonderful #TutorKids discover what I’m doing.

I started drawing elevators on a blank sheet of our check-in book and soon there were 5 Littles crowded around me helping me to design our collective dream hotel. 

Attractions of note: a 2-storey restaurant that boasts not only a high vaulted ceiling, but marvelous chandeliers to light said ceiling; an in-house cinema; a “kids place, which is basically a room for kids to hang out in - it would have a rock-climbing wall and a giant green lego wall with a bazillion legos to play with!!” (my Little’s words); and a library next to the laundry room - that way we can read while we’re waiting for our clothes to dry (my kids know me too well…). There’s also a video arcade (featuring Ataris consoles) in case all the rest of that isn’t interesting enough for you.

And of course, we needed an ice machine, a soda machine, and a snack vendor. (“EVERY hotel has those, Miss Charlie!” *eye roll* from one of the boys.)

Don’t forget - our hotel’s name is “Hotel Snowflake.” (I blame Frozen for that one, hahahaha. (All the written descriptions and annotations were directed by my Littles.)

Have I mentioned that my tutor kids are hilarious, fantastic, and more than welcome to sabotage my sketches any day of the week? :) :D This current job may not be my dream career, but my Littles make it worth every moment. I”m so grateful they’re excited about being creative with me and enjoy my weird little quirks. I mean, really, who else draws on check-in books? :) 

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grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - No Straight LinesCurved lines > Straight lines. That’s it.Norm

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - No Straight Lines

Curved lines > Straight lines. That’s it.

Norm

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grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tip - Beat Boards / StoryboardsIt can be a daunting task to just “start storyboarding”. Because there’s so many things to think about when storyboarding, we all need a roadmap to know where we are going. Beat boards are not even the first step to creating a story, but it’s often the clearest way to pitch an early concept to someone. It’s also very useful to plan out the larger beats of a large physical sequence (action, chase, etc.). This way, you don’t have to go on a limb for a week or two and have to redo it all if it doesn’t work. They’re sort of like your Key Poses in animation, but put on a story scale. Does that make sense? Message me if you have any questions or suggestions about future posts.Norm

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tip - Beat Boards / Storyboards

It can be a daunting task to just “start storyboarding”. Because there’s so many things to think about when storyboarding, we all need a roadmap to know where we are going. Beat boards are not even the first step to creating a story, but it’s often the clearest way to pitch an early concept to someone. It’s also very useful to plan out the larger beats of a large physical sequence (action, chase, etc.). This way, you don’t have to go on a limb for a week or two and have to redo it all if it doesn’t work. They’re sort of like your Key Poses in animation, but put on a story scale. Does that make sense? Message me if you have any questions or suggestions about future posts.

Norm

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cheekboners:

That moment when you realize that David Tennant is one of us.

This is the best thing that has ever happened.

perfect.

(Source: lejazzhot, via doctorwho)

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theeclecticillustrator:

The last two week have been been crazy, so I’m sorry about the lack of posts over the last little while. In the meantime, though, here’s a quick 2am sketch I did early this morning. I was taking a break from a stressful project by listening to some of my favorite tunes, and voila. Out of my fingertips and charcoal onto my sketchbook flowed this peaceful music lover. She’s definitely in her happy place, listening to her best playlist on her massive headphones. :) Yay for finally playing around with my #ArtSnacks box goodies! :) Vine charcoal from April’s box and white charcoal pencil from March.

Gotta love #ArtSnacks. :) I know this isn’t a perfect sketch, but I did draw it at 2am, so… 

theeclecticillustrator:

The last two week have been been crazy, so I’m sorry about the lack of posts over the last little while. In the meantime, though, here’s a quick 2am sketch I did early this morning. I was taking a break from a stressful project by listening to some of my favorite tunes, and voila. Out of my fingertips and charcoal onto my sketchbook flowed this peaceful music lover. She’s definitely in her happy place, listening to her best playlist on her massive headphones. :) 

Yay for finally playing around with my #ArtSnacks box goodies! :) 
Vine charcoal from April’s box and white charcoal pencil from March.

Gotta love #ArtSnacks. :) I know this isn’t a perfect sketch, but I did draw it at 2am, so…