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Detail of Rochefort’s Escape, by Édouard Manet.

(Source: marieantoinete, via wellislike)

No surprise here but andiree is one of my favorite people ever ever ever x100
The drawing is SO BEAUTIFUL in person, I can’t contain my joy at getting this package. I’m embarrassingly ecstatic about the little booklet as well, I’ll treasure all of it!

ranetree:

xanthene:

skypride:

How a blind girl sees the world. Very cute video.

How precious c:

reblogging again because wow cutie

This video does with images what I hope to be able to one day to with words.

(Source: dandy-prince, via minuiko)

marthajefferson:

iamjapanese:

Peter Rotter -Birch Grove, oil on canvas

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choichan:

He told me to keep smiling through tough or painful times, even if I had to force myself to do it, because I’ll probably be able to get through them if I did.

(Source: choisenone, via fullmental)

theartofkenyadanino:

So the only reasonable way I saw fit to calm my feelings about this movie was a simple solution. DRAW ALL THE DRAGONS. Guys go see HTTYD 2, hands down it was probably the best animated film I’ve seen in a while.

doctorcello:

There’s gonna be a new Zelda, you guys!

(via rudy--steiner)

glofii:

some pretty colors 

the second one was my attempt at long exposure 

(via typette)

(via anglelica)

"I’m still learning
how to just
be."
~ (40/365) by (DS)

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Where No One Goes
Jonsi/John Powell
How to Train Your Dragon 2

kudalyn:

In honour of the release of HTTYD2 in theatres!

Enjoy!

Being that you're an industry expert, I was hoping if there were any tips or advice you can give to an aspiring Animation Series creator. Any lessons you've learned from working in the industry from so many years. What advice would you give yourself if you were starting out trying to get you're animation picked up by a major network?

waltzforluma:

ianjq:

Yeah I have a big piece of advice! Stop “aspiring”!!!!! Your aspirations end now!!!!

YES YOU! DON’T WAIT! START NOW! (passionate rambling incoming…)

The freaking coolest thing about living in the year 20XX is that you don’t have to have anyone’s permission to be an Animated Series creator. Grab a trial copy of Flash, or make flipbooks, or your own GIFs, or make some stop motion with your phone. Just start making whatever you want! Don’t save your good ideas for some big-wig executives or networks. Just do them right now! Don’t be precious with your ideas, just put them out there. 

Content that’s on TV or in movies is not “more official” than stuff you make in your home on your spare time to share with friends on the internet. It’s all the same!!!!! As long as you enjoy it, who cares!! And if other people happen to like it also, then BONUS!! 

The experience you get from trying to make something good on your own is so much more important than any future dream of being a big shot. Upload what you do to the internet and get feedback, show it to as many people as you can and listen to critiques. Learn to do stuff all by yourself, and only for your own pleasure.

From what I’ve seen, the people who end up creating a good animated series are the same people who have been creating their own stories, cartoons, comics and music on their own just for fun long before they ever got the shot at the big-time. Read about how your favorite cartoons are made, and try to do the process on your own. You’ll learn what your strengths are and what you’re interested in exploring.

(If you don’t have the facilities to create animation on your own, make something smaller scale- like a script, a comic, or a storyboard!)

OK THEN HERE’S STEP TWO: once you’ve learned to love your work on your own and figured out what you like to draw and what you’re passionate about, you may get a chance to pitch an idea. And thanks to the work you’ve done, you’ll be READY! Instead of some half-finished ideas, you’ll be able to point to all the amazing stuff you’ve created on your own and say “look, I already know what I like, AND I already know how to do it!” —-that’s WAY more impressive than an undeveloped idea with nothing to show for it. PLUS, the bonus of doing good work on your own is that you’ll attract attention and opportunity! I know so many people working in this industry who were discovered from their own silly personal work that was just randomly found online. 

GET TO IT! DON’T WAIT FOR ANYONE’S PERMISSION TO BE THE CREATOR YOU WANT TO BE! START NOW! YOU HAVE TO START NOW! DON’T YOU MAKE ME COME OVER THERE AND FORCE YOU TO DO IT! YOUR “ASPIRATION DAYS” ARE OVER!

Everyone, LISTEN TO PAPA JQ! Even though he’s addressing animation, the same thing applies to all creative fields - even music 

pyawakit:

stephanieratt:

starberry-cupcake:

Despite the surge in female protagonists in film and TV, the truth is women made up only 16% of employees on the top 250 films in 2013. Despite the depressing numbers, women are still making their mark. 

Carrie Tupper wrote a fantastic two-part article on The Mary Sue called The History of Women in Animation (which you can read here and here) and I illustrated here some of the amazing ladies mentioned there. 

Lotte is such a long time inspiration for me and my work I had to reblog.

Thank you Ladies for your amazing work <3

nabbed this last night before the theatre could throw it out, cus it had come off of one of the main posters