Vintage Cartooning Book scans...Classic cartooning lessons from 50's funny-animal cartoonist (and Disney animator) Ken Hultgren!Vintage Cartooning Book scans...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://arglebarglin.blogspot.com/2006/06/ken-hultgren-on-cartooning.html ...and MORE at https://plus.google.com/photos/111048958496681033696/albums/5637290629725169249
Animation Portfolio's and Demo Reels..:iconDemonysh: and I have been talking about things like tutorials, and journal posts about what it's like, or some of the ways to get into the animation industry. She's gone ahead and posted her side with some insight for potential character designers. You can find her journal post over [here].Animation Portfolio's and Demo Reels..3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What I get asked about the most is how one can prepare, or educate themselves for a career as an animator. This is a VERY long winded conversation, with many facets. I don't want to bore everyone with a massive wall of text here, so I will focus on probably the most important part. -- The part about finding a JOB (either after graduating from animation school, or coming in from another position) as an animator.
THE DO'S and DON'TS OF DEMO REELS AND ANIMATOR PORTFOLIOS
-= The pitfalls to avoid, and get you that job (to pay off those phat student loans) =-
3D Render Commissions!(Closed)Make sure to read this all the way! It may help prevent any problems/errors later on!3D Render Commissions!(Closed)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
First, anything that's copyrighted, like Mario, Kirby, Pokemon, Mega Man, Pac-Man, logos, ect. Can NOT be commissioned! I do show them as examples, but they still can not be commissioned.
I will not do anything NSFW, or fetish related.
Animations have to be short & preferably loop-able; we might be able to work something out for anything more, though it depends!
If you want the model, let me know before it's done!
:iconnavyfoxkidIn The Works)
Waiting List(for this it's recommended you pay first, but you do not have to. Note once I'm free for your commission, I won't start until payment is received.):
The Secret is Out! My life as a cartoon characterAs many of you know, I've been working on Disney's Fish Hooks show for the last couple years...but you may not know that I'm also IN the show every week as the pet store owner named "Bud"... http://freshwaterhigh.tumblr.com/post/25857276672/bud-is-real-as-many-of-our-viewers-know-bud-isThe Secret is Out! My life as a cartoon character3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1939 Book -- Popeye Teaches 'How to Draw Cartoons'Popeye's going to be teaching ya how to draw cartoons over at>>> https://www.facebook.com/CartoonTips1939 Book -- Popeye Teaches 'How to Draw Cartoons'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time and (artistic)Greatness, pt. 2If you havent read part one, please do so before reading this. (http://tombancroft.deviantart.com/journal/39360109/)Time and (artistic)Greatness, pt. 24 years ago in Personal More Like This
I mentioned that I believe there are three levels of artists that we look up to: the Good, The Great, and the Legends. We all want to be one of them one day. The thing is, those artists never know when the transition from one level to the next. Its really up to their fans/ fellow artists/ watchers to make that distinction. The artists themselves just keep working and pushing themselves. That leads me to my first thought on how to become GREAT: always be pushing yourself to become better. Even the LEGENDS were rarely happy with their work. Think of Norman Rockwell. Ive read many stories of how he would throw away half painted paintings or redo ones that were already completed. He knew he could do better. The key here is that as they grew as artists, they could SEE more and more flaw
Time and (artistic) greatness, pt. 1Sorry, I'm on vacation this week and feeling a bit introspective so this will be a long one. Also, I just uploaded a bunch of animation drawings I did while I was at Disney some ten years ago and that has gotten me nostalgic also. Then, I went for a run, which jelled it all together to this mess. Here we go:Time and (artistic) greatness, pt. 14 years ago in Personal More Like This
We all want to be a LEGEND. We all want to be the best artists EVER. When I was young, I looked up to the BEST- Frank Frazetta, Walt Kelly, John Byrne, Charles Schulz, Jack Davis, Norman Rockwell and on. Not because I drew like them, but because they had something beyond just being able to draw well, they were LEGENDS. As I matured (okay, got older is more accurate), I started noticing other artists, Great and Good artists. Some were a notch better than me, some were several notches better. But those artists began to be the ones I looked at more often. I st
'A good animator combines all these qualities"Good draftsmanship'A good animator combines all these qualities4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Knowledge of caricature, not only features bu also movement/action
Knowledge and appreciation of acting
Ability to think up gags and (execute) them
Knowledge of story construction and audience values
Knowledge and understanding of all the mechanical and detailed routine involved in their work, in order that they may be able to apply their other abilities without being tied up in a knot by lack of technique along those lines."
- a letter from Walt Disney to a co-worker in the industry, concerning the need for training new animators.
I went to the Disney Family Museum yesterday and it was amazing, I learned a TON and... as you can see, also took notes. C': Thought I'd share this list with you guys, since I know a lot of my watchers aspire to be animators.
I SAY GOOD LUCK TO YOU, MAY YOU ALL GO FAR IN YOUR PURSUIT OF YOUR DREAMS.
Just keep in mind you won't get there without being able to ap
They deserve more feature 41Thank You for all help to collect unappreciated works, these artists deserve more attentionThey deserve more feature 414 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Getting a First Storyboarding GigThis question came in from Twitter today: "How would I go about getting a first storyboarding gig?" I thought I'd put my answer on the blog so others can read it too. Here it is:Getting a First Storyboarding Gig3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I was starting out I had absolutely no idea how to look for work myself. It ends up being different for everybody. The big thing when I was starting out was to make sure LOTS of people saw my work. This was before the Internet got started, so I was working on my college newspaper, making comics and showing them off at conventions. It was meeting a Ren & Stimpy director at a convention that helped me get my start. He liked my comics, and he told me all about how storyboarding for TV works.
The main thing that helped me get started was that I got my work OUT THERE where people could see it. That's a million times easier to do now than ever before; no publishing costs too get your work see by countless people through blogs and Facebook and Twitter, etc.
Here's a crazy story: last year I came across a guy on
WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIMEAdventure Time cosplay at Fantasy Quest 2WHAT TIME IS IT? AAAADVENTURE TIME COSPLAY ...TIME3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A couple of weeks ago, we attended an event called Fantasy Quest 2. (The very first Fantasy Quest was when we cosplayed Harry Potter characters.)
It was a pretty special day for us because four years ago, we had our first shoot and bonding day with Ysabel SavingSunlight at the venue, Fernwood Gardens.
We've been really into Adventure Time, so many months ago we decided we'd do AT cosplay, and that Fantasy Quest would be a fun opportunity to do so. It feels weird how we had been looking forward to this event for ages, and now it's over!
some were taken by me and my friends using my camera
photographer friends on dA :iconjrjs: :iconz3llll: :iconnikocruz: :iconroxwindy:
others were from Facebook friends who tagged me
Disney Animation Internships are open!Hey aspiring/student storyboard artists, animators, and development artists: Disney Feature Animation has openings in their Summer INTERNSHIP program. Hurry application deadline is April 20th! http://storyboardsecrets.com/blog/disney-animation-story-internship-summer-2012/Disney Animation Internships are open!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
SNEAKING IN (part II)**SCHOOLS:SNEAKING IN (part II)7 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've enrolled in (and dropped out of) quite a handful of schools. Calarts blew all of the others away for me, by like a million times. Because it was superspecific to what I wanted to learn.
That is one of the huge plusses of going to a school like calarts. You get a huge percentage of people going into the same field, and you already know who you'd wanna work with... (plus there's a huge ratio of students who will actually work in the industry, and teachers who currently work in the industry, and can hook you up...)
Yes, its expensive. Get student loans. Apply for food stamps. Sleep in your car. Make some sacrifices. It’ll pay off for the rest of your life. ESPECIALLY if you make sacrifices. Because you’ll work harder, with more direction. There are also scholorships (although at calarts, they are stingy your first year, then they g
hey again! (update and possible contest???)xTealTragedyx again!hey again! (update and possible contest???)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
thanking everybody again for all of the submissions
ive dove head first back into my off obsession and this gives me a bunch of stuff to look at hehe uwu
anyways, i cant see it now bc im on a phone, but this group is lacking fanfictions!!! if you have fanfictions pls submit bc i love all of your guys' stuff omg (im sorry if like half the group is fanfics i just cant see it ohmygosh)
theres so many talented people in this group omg omg
also, POSSIBLY GOING TO BE A CONTEST!!!
since darky doesnt admin anymore i can totally do this yes
this contest will be an oc contest!
we will have two categories
1. most creative
2. most disturbing (in a good way of course uvu)
there will be two people in each category
the prizes havent been decided yet but it could possibly have to do with art or fanfictions ;>
im gonna contact darky and see if she can come back to judge, but ye!!!! please enter
theres no deadline yet but dont wait, like, two months to enter
CARTOON SECRETSSSSSSSSSSSSSS (Part One)I get about a million emails a day asking me how to get into animation, and what schools and whatnot. And since I’d hate for amazing artists to end up doing something they hate for the rest of their lives when all they need was a few tips and some secrets and support… I'll try to do those things.CARTOON SECRETSSSSSSSSSSSSSS (Part One)7 years ago in Personal More Like This
My parents drilled into me that artists can't make a decent living. They wanted me to be a bizzzzzznesss maaaan. Really bad. But I would have rather been homeless.! A homeless adventurer...
I hoped to figure out some way to have adventures and do art and scrape by. I spent about six years traveling around hopping trains, exploring jungles in South America and working on fishing boats. Traveling and writing and drawing and painting. I wanted to turn that somehow into illustrated adventure books... but I never finished anything.
I tried to settle down and go back to
STORY TELLIN'...IF YOU WANT TO PITCH A SHOW, IF YOU WANT OT WRITE/STORYBOARD FOR TV AND MOVIES, YOU GOTTA LEARN THIS STUFF. AND HURRY! WE NEED YOU!!!STORY TELLIN'...5 years ago in Personal More Like This
The following is a super basic breakdown of a three act story structure. Of course, this isn't all there is to it, but its enough to get you started. People think that because FLAPJACK (and ADVENTURE TIME) are bananas, we just throw story structure out the window (and that we do lots of drugs). But you need to set up expectations in the audience before you can surprise them, and keep them emotionally invested in the characters so that they stay engaged.
Basic Story Structure:
ACT I – Setup (1/4 of episode)
The first act should answer two questions:
1) Who is the episode about. (the main person in this particular story who’s emotions we’ll track from beginning to end)
2) What happens to their life that has to be resolved.
DON'T DO ART FOR FREE - By Stephen SilverEVERYONE needs to take a moment and read this article, watch the video rant from famed Stephen Silver about how ALL of us need to stop doing art for free. Read it.. Watch it! LEARN..DON'T DO ART FOR FREE - By Stephen Silver2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Click that link... Seriously.. Do yourself and everyone else a favor and heed his words.