Hi Emmy!! I'm sure you get this question a lot, but I've been struggling lately. How did you maintain your confidence in your artwork while you were still developing your style? I know to not compare my art to others, but I was wondering if you had any unique insight into feeling positively about your art? (Your art is lovely btw! I'm a big fan!!)
Every artist has those days where they compare themselves to others and it just feels like an uphill battle that never ends. That’s ok! Checking out how other people do things is a cool way to learn some new tricks, but what’s NOT great is listening to that voice saying “What’s the point of me even trying? That person can do everything way better.”
There’s always gonna be someone better than you, technically, but no one in the world will ever be YOU. You, with your specific thoughts and emotions. Those are the things that will make your art great. Your choices and tastes are what’s going to make your work different from other peoples, just like their tastes make theirs stand out as well.
Don’t worry about “developing a style”. Draw in LOTS of styles. I try to do this, but I’m still pretty stuck in my artistic comfort zones a lot of the time.
It is tough staying positive sometimes! But you gotta remember that you are you, your voice is unique, and there is room for EVERYONE in the art world. Every skill level, every level of dedication to the die-hard draw-every-dayers to the once-in-a-while-doodlers. Everyone’s art is unique and interesting and worth making.
I’ll never be the best technical artist in the world, but maybe I could be an artist who makes someone barf from laughing too hard someday. Goals, man
Hope everyone enjoyed the Season 2 premiere of Gravity Falls last night!! Be sure to tune into Disney XD on Monday to catch the next episode “Into The Bunker”!!!
Hey uh, emmyc I made you a birthday song.
Cause I know you like ‘em written composed and recorded in 2 hrs or less.
My dearest Emmy I’ve been told
You’re turning 25 Years Old
And your professed preference has me miffed
I know you dislike pageantry
But I feel I’d be an absentee
If I didn’t find for you the world’s most ostentatious gift
I thought about
a watering can
a sputtering van
a poster of a toaster or a catamaran
but I settled on a solid gold statue of Shania Twain
Maybe the Philosopher’s Stone
some awful cologne
a motor boat or motorola mobile phone
but no, I got for you a solid gold Statue of Shania Twain
I know you said you needed a horse
Or a lawyer for your divorce
But I realized that of course
A gilded country singer’s bust is what you meant by that
So I didn’t buy you new kicks
Or a bag of wet ticks
But it won’t be long until you’re turning twenty six
And I can give you a brass figurine of Stevie Nicks
But for now it’s a solid gold statue of Shania Twain
And a stale baguette
And a hug!
BEN I TREASURE YOU. Hahahaha I love it
The Boxtrolls (2014) | Behind the Scenes
via Animation Magazine:
- 1 week; the average amount of time for an animator to complete 3.7 seconds of footage
- 3.5 inches, the cuff-to-cuff measurement of baby Eggs’ sweater (created on an embroidery machine to produce irregular lines, like a hand-knitted garment). His little socks are only ⅝” long
- 4 scenes per week was the goal for each animator
- 14 different fabrics were used in Lord Portley-Rind’s white hat
- 24 kinds of weeds were created for backgrounds by the greens department
- 55 different sculpts of prop cheeses were made; different scale sizes were needed for wide, medium and close shots
The 7th image… oh man..how do they animate water so that the wave lights animate alongside the character animation?? Is that some 3D printed water right there that they switch out over and over??? A light projection thru glass? Dying to know how it works. Everything about how Laika makes movies is real actual magic