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

gravi-teamfalls:

Hey Tumblr! I’m Alex Hirsch, creator of the animated TV series Gravity Falls. For ages now I have lurked in anonymity, hiding in the shadows of the internet, watching as you’ve GIF’ed our shows jokes and shipped our shows characters and done unspeakable things to my dear Pines Twins. You…you’ve got some issues Tumblr. We’re all worried about you.
Pressing on! I have decided to finally emerge from beyond the fourth wall to share with you that I myself have a shameful secret.  That secret is that despite my success as a cartoon show creator, I can barely hold a pencil. My understanding of the word “anatomy” just means adding abs to everything. I once mistook a kneaded eraser for a piece of gum and chewed on it until someone told me to stop. The point is, without a team of incredible layout artists, background painters, character designers, prop designers, storyboard artists and colorists, Gravity Falls would look like this:

Thats why I’ve created Gravi-Team falls, a place where we will be uploading artwork, cut scenes, and other strange goodies from the amazing crew that brings this show to life. I’m inspired every day by these amazing geniuses, and now I want to pass that inspiration on to you. If you like Gravity Falls, amazing art, and procrastinating, than this is the Tumblr you’ve been Tumbling for! Ladies and Gentlemen…GRAVI-TEAM FALLS! 
 All opinions, rants, swears and typos do not represent the opinions of the Disney Company or any of the individual Jonas Brothers.

YEAAAHHHHHH

gravi-teamfalls:

Hey Tumblr! I’m Alex Hirsch, creator of the animated TV series Gravity Falls. For ages now I have lurked in anonymity, hiding in the shadows of the internet, watching as you’ve GIF’ed our shows jokes and shipped our shows characters and done unspeakable things to my dear Pines Twins. You…you’ve got some issues Tumblr. We’re all worried about you.

Pressing on! I have decided to finally emerge from beyond the fourth wall to share with you that I myself have a shameful secret.  That secret is that despite my success as a cartoon show creator, I can barely hold a pencil. My understanding of the word “anatomy” just means adding abs to everything. I once mistook a kneaded eraser for a piece of gum and chewed on it until someone told me to stop. The point is, without a team of incredible layout artists, background painters, character designers, prop designers, storyboard artists and colorists, Gravity Falls would look like this:

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Thats why I’ve created Gravi-Team falls, a place where we will be uploading artwork, cut scenes, and other strange goodies from the amazing crew that brings this show to life. I’m inspired every day by these amazing geniuses, and now I want to pass that inspiration on to you. If you like Gravity Falls, amazing art, and procrastinating, than this is the Tumblr you’ve been Tumbling for! Ladies and Gentlemen…GRAVI-TEAM FALLS! 

All opinions, rants, swears and typos do not represent the opinions of the Disney Company or any of the individual Jonas Brothers.

YEAAAHHHHHH

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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”!!!

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”!!!

Ben Kling - Emmy's Birthday Gift
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benkling:

Hey uh, emmyc I made you a birthday song.

This afternoon.

Cause I know you like ‘em written composed and recorded in 2 hrs or less.

Lyrics:

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

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It sounds like this:

moonanimate:

Enjoy. :)

(edit) - Missing Credits: Chloe Buse, Diana D’Arcee

This is incredible!!

wannabeanimator:

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