Sarah Sketches

30 Sep 2014

aruttantasirin:

"Lucky"

One of my unforgettable childhood memories is a story of “Lucky”,  my beloved dog. We raised him since he was a baby. He was a lovely dog. He liked to follow us to the pier, but we didn’t let him get on the ferry. After an unfortunate event, we sadly had to move far away and we couldn’t take him with us.

Years later, I went back to visit my old home. My aunt, who still lived next door, told me about Lucky. She saw him, looking unhealthy, walking to the pier everyday. Until one day, she didn’t see him come back anymore.

I made this short to remember Lucky, loyalty and the nature of how life can take us and our loved ones apart, reminding me to wake up and be good everyday. I played and recorded “River of No Return”, one of my mom’s favorite old songs that I often heard when I was young. If you can remember this song, the lyrics fit really well to Lucky’s story. Especially at the last sentence.

Oh no… the feels! It’s like Jurassic Bark all over again…

29 Sep 2014

jbaxteranimator:

Benedict puts on a sweater, in what apparently has become an ongoing series of CalArts lecture tests featuring animals messing around with clothes! This one was fun to do!

26 Sep 2014

cakemadeofbees:

itscarororo:

danieltflynn:

This dancing corgi has an important message for you all today.

DAN

I love this man so much

25 Sep 2014

paperartichokes:

Long overdue fanart for one of my favorite games of all time, Bastion
Listen,All this takes a lot of gettin’ use to,And you do get used to it… after a whileThere’s three things I’ll always miss thoughOne, not havin’ to watch my step all the timeTwo… Ah… forget about twoAnd three… I miss the songs

LOOKS AMAZING!!!

paperartichokes:

Long overdue fanart for one of my favorite games of all time, Bastion

Listen,
All this takes a lot of gettin’ use to,
And you do get used to it… after a while

There’s three things I’ll always miss though
One, not havin’ to watch my step all the time
Two… Ah… forget about two
And three… I miss the songs

LOOKS AMAZING!!!

25 Sep 2014

foreverindreamlandd:

"Conceal, don’t feel."

25 Sep 2014

captainjamestklrk:

larrrrrrystylinson:

larrrrrrystylinson:

larrrrrrystylinson:

MY BIRD IS SITTING IN THE TOP CORNER OF HER CAGE CALLING MY DOG’S NAME AND ASKING IF HE WANTS A TREAT AND IF HE WANTS TO GO TO OUTSIDE AND HE’S TOO STUPID TO REALIZE IT’S HER SO EVERYTIME SHE SAYS SOMETHING HE LOOKS AT ME LIKE

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SHE LAUGHS EVERYTIME TOO AND NOW HE’S JUMPING ON ME AND BARKING AND GETTING MAD AT ME LIKE OLIVER TURN AROUND AND LOOK IN THAT HUGE ASS CAGE AND BEG HER FOR A FUCKING TREAT OR SOMETHING. 

NOW SHE ASKED IF HE WANTS TO GO FOR A WALK 

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SOMEONE HELP. 

NO OLIVER, IGNORE ECHO. NO ONE IS HERE 

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I PROMISE. 

I’M 1000% DONE.

"OLI GO CAGE." NO OLI 

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DON’T. 

GO. 

CAGE. 

(Source: eragonsshadeslayer)

23 Sep 2014

fictograph:

peppers-pray:

fictograph:

Looking for women illustrators to work from written descriptions of female characters to contribute to high-profile web project (50,000+ subscribers). Should work in a Disney or cartoon style.

Looking for multiple artists to do one piece per artist over the course of one year,…

where is this from? is it legit?

I am a technical artist working on an AAA gaming title in Southern California.   I used to be a technical artist at a feature animation studio.

This is a personal project that a former co-worker from said animation studio.  He received a lot of attention on the internet, and a publisher agreed to give him stronger financial backing.  However, he can’t do everything himself, so he asked me to headhunt artists for him because I have strong ties to the visual development community.  I cannot reveal more online because of non-disclosure agreements.  

Don’t know if that’s enough for you, like, if you want me to pull up my credentials or ask for tumblr-famous artists to back me or something, but I’d say we’re pretty legit. ;)

21 Sep 2014

alexxgrigg:

When I was little I’d draw for hours on old printer paper and the back of ‘how to vote cards’ from when my grandfather ran for town mayor. I’d draw a lot of monsters and sea creatures.
For this month’s Loop Deloop's Childhood theme I asked my parents to send me one of these drawings (I was 4 when I drew these little guys i think) and did my best to animate it. 
Video will be posted above! 

21 Sep 2014

(Source: icachondeo)

21 Sep 2014

alexdraws:

I’ve never tried animating pixel art before, and it turns out it’s got its own challenges unique to it compared to classic animation. First attempt, using our TV show’s main character WordGirl.

alexdraws:

I’ve never tried animating pixel art before, and it turns out it’s got its own challenges unique to it compared to classic animation. First attempt, using our TV show’s main character WordGirl.

20 Sep 2014

pure-plum:

Ha!  He’s finally done!
I’m back in Halifax now and going off of the Dipper and Mabel gifs I did before, I wanted to do one of Bill!  I’ve been working on it off and on for most of this week but it’s been a fun exercise.  Mabel and Dipper’s gifs have been inbetweened now so expect cleaned up/coloured/shaded versions of those up sometime in the future too.

pure-plum:

Ha!  He’s finally done!

I’m back in Halifax now and going off of the Dipper and Mabel gifs I did before, I wanted to do one of Bill!  I’ve been working on it off and on for most of this week but it’s been a fun exercise.  Mabel and Dipper’s gifs have been inbetweened now so expect cleaned up/coloured/shaded versions of those up sometime in the future too.

20 Sep 2014

chocolate-time-machine:

more bear owls

based on my favorite owls <3

20 Sep 2014

thefrogman:

condescendingchristian:



thusmylife:

As a person from California, this is 100% accurate

the-grand-highboob:

As a person from Michigan, this is 100% accurate

-behindbars:

As a person from England I was so confused because I forgot you use the Fahrenheit system 

ohanameansfamily24:

50 degrees in England 

100 degrees in England

thefrogman:

condescendingchristian:

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thusmylife:

As a person from California, this is 100% accurate

the-grand-highboob:

As a person from Michigan, this is 100% accurate

-behindbars:

As a person from England I was so confused because I forgot you use the Fahrenheit system 

ohanameansfamily24:

50 degrees in England 

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100 degrees in England

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(Source: typicalmichiganders)

19 Sep 2014

Artist Profile — Jennifer Coyle

behindbobsburgers:

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Meet Jennifer Coyle—director on “Bob’s Burgers”

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How long have you worked in animation, and can you tell us a little about past shows/projects you’ve worked on?

I started on “Men in Black: The Animated Series” in 1996. Since then, I have worked on lots: “Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot,” “Dilbert,” “The Wild Thornberries Movie,” “Scooby-Doo,” “Tom and Jerry Tales,” “Family Guy,” “Hellboy Animated,” “Slacker Cats,” “King of the Hill,” “The Goode Family,” “The Spectacular Spider-man,” “Monster High,” “G.I. Joe,” “Allen Gregory,” and of course, “Bob’s Burgers.” I actually don’t think that’s all, but certainly the highlights.

As an animation director, you are the person who brings life to the characters. What is your creative process?

Sounds cliche, but I really try to make sure I understand each character’s motivation- it’s like a screen I try to apply to each character. What are they thinking right now, and how are their thoughts different to the others? I also take into account any idiosyncratic behaviors the character might have and body language plays a part as well. It’s logical, but I’m thinking of a very long scene I did recently- there are 21 characters in the shot- it can be quite challenging!

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Did you know animation was the career for you?

I didn’t! I always wanted to do comics! Ha, that’s terrible.. in truth I always loved animation, it makes me cry when it’s done well, but I was still in school and hadn’t quite processed the thought that it might be for me.

Who, or what, inspired you to become an animator?

In college, I met Thomas Perkins, who incidentally is an Emmy award winning character designer at Bento Box for FOX’s new show, “Bordertown.” I introduced him to my sister, who he fell head over heels for. He came to pick her up for a date and had recently landed a job at Sony Animation. He encouraged me to submit a portfolio to Sony. The rest is history, but both of us remain true to our passions, and they have three adorable kids now.

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What do you enjoy most about working on “Bob’s Burgers?”

IT’S FUNNY!! AND SWEET!!

These are sadly rare things in this world, and an even rarer combination. I really appreciate the fact that while “Bob’s Burgers” makes the occasional fart joke—or even a whole fart song—it manages to maintain a tone of underlying kindness. It never resorts to mean spirited cheap shots or demeaning humor. And still, I never leave an animatic without having to fix my mascara from too much laughing!

Adding to that, the creators of the show are a joy to work for, the writers are genius and I’m surrounded by talented, amazing, kind, dedicated people. :)

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Do you do other art, besides animation?

Well, yes!! And here’s my business pitch: Check out my website at www.sugarpants.com. I am an owner/partner/designer of my own lounge-wear company, and my artwork is printed on our garments!!

Once upon a time I did tattoos—from design to skin. Designing for Sugarpants reminds me of those days, but with much less blood! Though it’s a lot of work, it’s good for your brain to switch gears. Doing designs for what is essentially body art is a welcome diversion [for me].

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What advice would you give a young person pursuing a career in animation?

Care!! Try hard! Find something to love about each task in front of you and do it the best you can. And then do it every time, it will set you apart.

Do things that are scary. Learn every new technology you come across. Learning on the job is one of the best perks!

And the other best perk is to be surrounded by people who draw better than you, or have more experience. It’s astounding to look around and see so much talent. Let it inspire you!

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Thank you so much for sharing with us, Jennifer!

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Check out Jennifer’s line of lounge-wear, Sugar Pants, here.

Photos by: Joel Kuwahara

Post by: BentoBoxEnt

I was fortunate enough to intern at Film Roman while Jennifer was there. She was my “Directing” mentor and she’s still a huge inspiration to me. (And she’s fucking awesome and wears FABULOUS shoes.)

18 Sep 2014

ianjq:

indirect teardrop
I did this effects animation for the latest episode of Steven Universe. We wanted this to be a stylized, floaty, less realistic version of a real droplet so it was a little bit of a challenge! 

ianjq:

indirect teardrop

I did this effects animation for the latest episode of Steven Universe. We wanted this to be a stylized, floaty, less realistic version of a real droplet so it was a little bit of a challenge!