wings-tainted-in-ink sent: Howdy , I wanted to asked if learning animation through online or at a school setting is better. Just like a opinion on it, because I would love to learn but I'll be in Alaska soon and I'm considering online but I would love to hear your opinion

There are lots of good online schools nowadays actually ! I think as long as you have teachers that have worked in the industry , and you do your research..see the demo reels and the grads of that program , and ask for their experiences, then you’re good !  If you choose to go the online route just really set aside time each day to do your work - make a schedule for yourself and follow it. Sometimes it hard to get into the ‘work ’ mindset when you’re in the same place you relax in.

Online seems to be working for a lot of people and some amazing artists are teaching online. I can see anything wrong with it as long as its got good cred :) there are lots of shitty things online just like irl so just really look into your options and weigh them. Good luck !

The Mabel one is my favorite!
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( p.s - pats my friend - he knows what hes doing lol. )

sure, hes just in the intro for a second - but you can sense the smoulder.

sure, hes just in the intro for a second - but you can sense the smoulder.

nekoama:

I purchased a Batman onesie. This is the most comfortable I’ve ever been

There aint no party like a onesie party cuz a onesie party dont stop.

nekoama:

I purchased a Batman onesie. This is the most comfortable I’ve ever been

There aint no party like a onesie party cuz a onesie party dont stop.

maybeiwasserious:

littledigits:

random doodles of gals. I caught a cold and i have so much work to do. I think im going to take the weekend off anyway to rest. So tired and braindead

The Mabel one is just precious.

Thanks ! although - there actually is no mabel drawn. Just kind of random gals :)

maybeiwasserious:

littledigits:

random doodles of gals. I caught a cold and i have so much work to do. I think im going to take the weekend off anyway to rest. So tired and braindead

The Mabel one is just precious.

Thanks ! although - there actually is no mabel drawn. Just kind of random gals :)

random doodles of gals. I caught a cold and i have so much work to do. I think im going to take the weekend off anyway to rest. So tired and braindead

random doodles of gals. I caught a cold and i have so much work to do. I think im going to take the weekend off anyway to rest. So tired and braindead

cecameron:

My half of a trade with littledigits ! Your character is so cute!

oh my godddd 
THIS ADORABLE PICTURE
THIS KILLS THE DIGITS

thank you so much for doing the trade with me !!! I adore this AHHHH.

cecameron:

My half of a trade with littledigits ! Your character is so cute!

oh my godddd 

THIS ADORABLE PICTURE

THIS KILLS THE DIGITS

thank you so much for doing the trade with me !!! I adore this AHHHH.

Jo for cecameron :D !

Sketch of Veil for saetje. I’ve had the rough sketch in my sketchbook for ages and I finally finished it.

Sketch of Veil for saetje. I’ve had the rough sketch in my sketchbook for ages and I finally finished it.

That’s so sweet that it’s almost like a family business! But did it ever put pressure on you to be as good as her?
stupid reply not posting BOO.
I never had any pressure at all. She painted a lot in highschool and stopped after me and my brother were born. By the time she got back into it , I had started picking up the hobby as well so it was something we did together a lot. She would always give me great feedback and encouragement but she saw herself as learning as well so we liked to discover things together. It was more like something we shared as friends then a student/teacher kind of thing. I was amazed at the stuff she did and she always seemed amazed at the stuff I did so even though ..skill wise of course she was WAY ABOVE ME I never felt like we were on different levels.
ask-ickle-mod sent: So Megs, you've probably been asked this question before, but...what made you decide you wanted to be an animator? Did you have another job in the arts you were interested in and animation was simply the job you were hired for? Or was animation your end-all-be-all dream job?

Its funny cuz I didnt actually want to be an animator until I had gotten some experience in the job.

Thats not to say I didn’t love animation, but it was very hard for me to do and wrap my brain around. When I did it in school and the first bit of my job I was just kind of doing what I thought I was suppose to without really understanding anything behind it - it was hard to adapt in new situations and new scenes so it was a frustrating process for me. I wanted to be a character designer or a storyboard artist ( yeah , same with everyone else ) because making characters came more naturally to me. I figured I would break my way into that after I had gotten my feet wet in the industry…and I would still love to try those things - but now i REALLY love to animate so I’m very content where I am even if I dont get those opportunities. I did go to school for animation though , its possible to get a job in animation without the schooling but…its pretty tough. I did do some freelance illustration in my second year of school though. 

As far as getting the idea in my head..well , I’ve always been fascinated with animation but I didnt consider it as an actual career path until my mother started going to school for 3d animation. She had worked in a small gaming company doing artwork for a doomstyle first person online game, but fantasy based. It was all pixel art and I was a beta tester when i was like , 12 or something lol. The company got bought out by ElectronicArts and they hired everyone on and paid to put my mom through school ! It was really neat to see her characters run around on the screen and she was always so excited about it. That really put me on the path :)

startrees sent: i am laughing so damn hard at that commentary added to your post. just wow

some people just really hold text formatting in a high regard I guess

canvaswolfdoll:

littledigits:

canvaswolfdoll:

littledigits:

doing some REALLLY rough concept sketches of a boy who managed to kind of gank magical powers from a classmate who was SUPPOSE to get them. His wand transforms into a bat with nails in it.

this is essentially the premise for Shezow.

whispers into the wind

" magical boys were drawn before shezow "

-vanishes in a swirl of rosepetals -

it is the first major representative of a boy taking on a magical girl mantle that i am aware of in western markets, and the principle character did get powers meant for his sister. admittedly not the exact same as a random classmate, but the concept is nearly the same thing.

further, i wasn’t criticizing you, merely drawing comparisons to a property i already knew of utilizing the same concept. the history of creative works is just a series of creators seeing others works, and taking and using the bits they like. sometimes creators, completely independent of one another, decided to play with the same tropes in the same way, there is no shame is borrowing and taking inspiration from others.

what i do take exception to is the whole ‘whispers into the wind’ and ‘-vanishes in a swirl of rosepetals-’ thing. firstly, it’s such a peculiar and irratating form of passive aggression that tumblr as developed. do you honestly believe that slipping into roleplay makes you immune to criticism? it’s ridiculous. but fine, whatever makes you comfortable, i guess.

secondly, and most importantly, do away with those stupid dashes. you established your dialogue would be in quotes, and action out of quotes. the use of dashes around “-vanishes in a swirl of rosepetals -” is redundant and breaks the formatting of your piece. for the love of erato, punctuate responsibly and consistently. either put dialogue in quotes, or punctuate action, not both.

reblogging so people know the importance of getting rid of dashes

Everyone else gets cool feline companions and he gets stuck with someone as prickly as him. The magical girl association had to send someone post haste….hedgehog ended up pulling the short straw. har.

Everyone else gets cool feline companions and he gets stuck with someone as prickly as him. The magical girl association had to send someone post haste….hedgehog ended up pulling the short straw. har.