Avalanche Falls, Glacier National Park
So, I finally saw the first episode of Steven Universe, and got way inspired by the background art and landscapes! So I decide to try doing a few landscapes of places I’ve seen in my travels with my own take on the style. This is the first one. I’ve got another for Fushimi Inari, Japan in the works.
Shots from during our animation training for the animated short Teleporter Troubles! Completed at the University of Michigan.
'Cause sometimes computer glitches are just too amazing to get rid of!
You can watch the final animation at link !—
I’m so sorry guys!! I thought it was November already, woah this week has been crazy.
But yeah, to make it up ill let you submit until the end of November 1st!
New deadline is Nov. 1st at 11:59pm!!
Ah, well then the little message I added at the end of my submission will make absolutely no sense! I was thinking that I’d missed it! :D
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You want a game full of colourful characters with a thick sense of atmosphere?
You want female heroes who weren’t designed to be sexy fanservice?
You want gay characters with individual personalities that aren’t just a mishmash of tired stereotypes?
You want characters with fantastic supernatural powers working through believable problems with a heavy helping of spooky fantasy on the side?
You want slick, appealing animation from respected independent artists?
Well hey how about you check out this here kickstarter and decide if you like what you see.
Yes to all the above! Major support! <3—
Do you ever feel like you have to wage war against yourself to force yourself to get things done?
This comics essay is part of a book called Brick by Brick, which I am now raising money to self publish on Kickstarter! Please check out the link for more details!
WOW, I really needed to hear this. Like, really. Sometimes I make such elaborate schemes and charts and timers to motivate myself, but the same thing always happens.
And the fact that I can’t imagine myself doing anything else in the world with my life other than art, but sometimes you want to just do to bed because you can’t bear to draw, and it makes you feel like a total asshole. Especially when you see other people pumping out art like machines, and you think you’re the only person why feels like this.
But you’re not the only one, and you’re not an asshole. Sometimes you just have to care for yourself more.
… I think I needed to hear this too.
This is kind of how I work. I try to make it fun… and if I don’t feel like doing it that day and I feel like doing some fan art instead, I do that. If I need to work on my portfolio, but I really feel like messing with zbrush, I let myself. Once i get it out of my system, I can concentrate again.
Don’t forget to give yourself recess. And don’t let yourself feel guilty for doing something purely for the pleasure of it.