This was the animation project I was working on for Gallery 37 over the summer. This was hell to produce. we had a 6 week deadline which is already asking for a lot when compared with animation. But then! it was cut to a 4 week deadline. So we had to come up with a story, draw up the character sheets, storyboard it, keyframe it, animate it. And on top of that! We did something different where we added in backgrounds and color. So we then took all the frames of animation and colored them, then cut each frame out and taped it to a peg bar paper so you could see the backgrounds. No let me say, animating a scene is hard cause it takes up a few days to do, inking a scene takes an additional amount of time to do, but coloring and cutting out is almost ridiculous because it takes so much freakin time its crazy! We did this in 4 weeks! And by we, I mean myself and one other person. It was painful, I stayed up nights to work on some of it at home, also I got really irritable. But in any case we finished it. AND! It was okay. Hard to understand the plot I know, it was a huge mistake on my part that I wish I could have fixed. But here's the gist of it.
Mark Holly, a professor of underwater archaeology at Northwestern Michigan University, discovered in 2007 a stonehenge like structure under Lake Michigan. How could something like this come to be? I not sure. I merely gave an idea based on my love for a certain show starting with S and a certain character in it starting with G. That was my influence, but essentially these two beings, Blue Chert and Carnelian (which are stones commonly found in lake Michigan) come together to form a new being that rises sea levels to create Lake Michigan itself. And the stonehenge structure is where they were formed. Hard to believe, I don't blame you. Believe it or not, this was the best animation I've ever worked on. I did this one this summer because last summer's project was a disaster. It was a rotoscope dance sequence I worked on with a group of friends. But frames got messed up and things were less then quality when the time came. I left Gallery 37 that year to try and improve my skills. I'd say it worked. But you can be the judge of that.
Never the less, I worked a lot on this project. (don't tell anyone this but I did a good chunk of the the animation as well as all the editing, I don't want to hog all the credit as my partner Alfred Banks was amazing. He did the inbetweening which is usually the most work. But I did have to go back and smoothen out a few frames to make them really good. The part when Blue Chert comes out of the stone was so effing flawless I was so happy.) But maybe thats why this project felt so hard. I think I must have been a bit of a control freak as the director. We did all this complicated stuff because I wanted to. Then i get mad over it. I really just wanted to make it the best I could for my last year since I'm off to college on the 19th.
In any case. I hope you all enjoy my project! Stones. I hope to do more of it in the future! And be sure to let me know what you guys think.
It's important I mention this because in order to go through this episode in particular you need to know who Amethyst is. And why here She goes too Far. In this episode entitled Maximum Capacity she speaks to Steven's father (Greg Universe) after he tries to leave their binge watching of their former favorite show Little Butler, to meet up with Steven at the beach for the Forth of July celebration. Amethyst is unhappy about this, she continues to try to keep Greg staying. Greg-being a responsible father-refuses to stay as he's already gone back on his promise to Steven, he's late and it's already been a day. This is where it starts to go too far. Amethyst tries to make it seem like Steven is less important than the show. Greg continues to say he can't stay, Amethyst then mocks him by shapeshifting to make her look like Greg, she insults him for being sensitive. He refuses to let this get to him though. This is when she snaps. She blames him for separating her from Rose (Steven's mother who is no longer with them) and says he'd do whatever she'd want. But This... This is where She went TOO FAR, Over the limit, Just Wrong. She morphs into to Rose to upset Greg, he turns away to prevent himself from seeing this as her can't handle seeing the image of the woman he loved. She goes on to egg him on, not stopping. And all this while Steven is watching. Skipping ahead she somewhat redeems herself by fixing a broken picture frame which had the image of Greg with Rose.
So here's my problem with this episode. I understand that Amethyst is complicated, she's been through so much and has managed to come out of it as a stronger person, as a Gem. But This???!!! This was the first time I saw myself disliking Amethyst, almost hating her. She's toying with the emotions of not just Greg, but Steven too. And she doesn't care about how they feel, only that it messes with them. That it hurts, that's all. Then instead of answering for such and insulting and disrespectful act, she runs off. Refusing to settle the issue at hand. It's important to mention their clearing out Greg's storage unit of all it's stuff, as it's growing out of control. This is used to show that there is a lot of memories Greg has of his past, good and bad. Amethyst's room is full of junk as well which she keeps. At the end they clean out the storage unit as Amethyst decides to keep some of his junk in her room instead. Metaphorically meaning she still carries some of those painful memories no matter what. This is one problem as yes it helps Greg, sorta making the weight on his shoulders ease but it keeps Amethyst in this state of never letting go. Not in the sense of forgetting the good times, in the sense of not letting the pain leave her. The good part of her decides to do the good deeds of helping Greg, but the bad side won't allow her to solve the problem for sure. She can't really open herself to others yet because... She doesn't love herself anymore. She did when Rose was there as Rose really helped her get through her insecurities, but with Rose gone, there's no help. No one to teach her to love her. And you can't truly love others... if you don't first love yourself. Amethyst is like a child in some respects as she doesn't always use restraints in conversations. She'll go out of line because like a child, she in some ways doesn't know any better. Rose was her mother too, Amethyst relied on Rose to protect her and teach her how to be a Gem. With her gone, Amethyst is reeling from it. She was a happy as a kid when Rose was alive, but now she's become much older than any human. So without Rose she's not happy, therefor she refuses to in the sense "grow up" as growing up means forgetting Rose and what she loved. Though this isn't the case. Amethyst only thinks this is what it means. Because of this Amethyst is showing what happens when you refuse to wisen up and act like an adult, you have no self control and no limit to what's wrong or right. You only see your way and anyone else who sees it differently is wrong or bad. I love Amethyst, even when she was still new she was still full of wonder. I thought myself to be one of the few people who loved her for who she is, and I still love her. But this was too much for me. She didn't just get into a physical attack like with Garnet or Pearl. She struck a Low Blow mentally and emotionally. It was the only time she'd ever done it. And it hurt. She had no right, no reason, and she did it. And no amount of cleaning or frames can make Me Forget what she did. She went Too Far in my opinion. I understand she fears being alone and she is by far not without some merit. But you can't do something like this and not feel ashamed. She did show remorse, because at the end of the day she still has a heart full of love. And I pray she learns from this and becomes much stronger in the end (which I'm sure she will). But right now, I can't honestly forgive her. Not yet at least, someday... just not today.
I love you Amethyst. be strong... But be kind. Rose wants you to, and so do I
~with love, Sandino.
P.S. It's late, I need to go to bed so I can't gloss over any spelling errors I made right now. Sorry.
With love, rest in peace, Monty Oum
I'm sorry for the lack of... everything. It's not been easy these last few months. Schools been crazy and college preparations are like UHG!!!! It's been hard to want to draw and upload stuff here. I've for sure made big improvements with my art but I'm still working on it. If I get the chance I can upload this one pic I did recently.
But aside from that I one second place in the Urbance contest, that made my life.
OH AND DUDES, I GOTTA WRITE THIS TAG THING.
tagged me so I'd like to do it for her. She's super cool. I'm strapped for time though so I'm just gonna have to reuse her questions and not list the rules. Sorry gal, you know I love you.
1. Whats your Name? (optional, dont want to be invasive)
Sandino David Sanchez Palumbo. I'm latino so saying the whole thing is kinda my deal.
2. Where would you go if you could go anywhere?
Seoul Korea. Lot's of animation tips there.
3. Fav giant monster? *distant footsteps*
"YO RAISE UP! It's Staypuff, I stay fluff and stay tough. Blaze chumps and flip ladies butter side up!"
4. preferred method of drawing? (Give me tips please I need them)
Hand drawn pencil. Note me bra!
5. your wearing green right now, did I get it right?
No... too low...
6. If you could throw a book at anyone's head right now who would it be?
I throw a instant draw book at myself.
7. Oh look it's Godzilla. *snaps picture*
Mame I'm afraid you can't be doing that come on. :3
8. Your mother smells of elderberries.
Dick. I fart in your general direction, and it's your mother was a hampster and your father smelt of elderberries. Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time.
9. if you could pick any canceled cartoon to come back which would you pick?
Samurai Jack of course.
10: Alright I am done, so I am going to hug you now,
Awwww, your so sweet... I'm gonna hug you too
So now I'm gonna tag the last ten people to watch me! Also thanks for those of you who have been watching me, mucho amo!
Alright that's it for now, love yas
Thanks so much, best wishes, Sandino.
FACEBOOK LIKES!!!! DA DA DAAAAA!!!
So here's what ya do, go to my Facebook at www.facebook.com/sandino.sanch… and like the image for the Urbance Kickstarter and share it with as many people as possible. And if you can donate to the Urbance Kickstarter even Better! Heres the link www.kickstarter.com/projects/2… You get some cool prizes and help an amazing show. I'll do any requests or confirmations of friend requests and likes and stuff in return. So to everyone, HELP ME OUT, but More Importantly, HELP URBANCE!!!!!!!
I just received this message from Joel Dos Reis Viegas! Also known as , And the creator of Urbance. For my picture Gender Wars End In Hugs, the picture I made him for his Birthday.
ooooh thank you thousand times Sandino! What a gift man, wow! Too much man, always there for you, you know that, peace.
So that made me to crazy, I mean the first time this guy replied to me was on my Birthday and he was really awesome with what he said, so I still hang on to that comment because it means so much coming from my hero. But, if that wasn't enough, he did this... m.facebook.com/urbancetv/photo…
He printed out my picture, and put it on his wall, His Wall! Keep in mind, this wall is filled with the artworks of the many talented and hardworking artist working at Steambot studio. People who have more experience and know more on how to perfect a drawing more than me. People who are professionals and do professional work. He probable has tons of designs he can put on his wall that are much better than what I did. Yet he still does it. He prints my picture and puts it on his wall. It's... It's more than an honor to me, it's more than a privilege. It's... Well... I had to look up words that were better than honor, so here's what I found...
...account, adoration, adulation, aggrandizement, apotheosis, approbation, attention, canonization, celebration, confidence, consideration, credit, deference, deification, dignity, distinction, elevation, esteem, exaltation, faith, fame, fealty, glorification, glory, greatness, high standing, homage, immortalization, laud, laurel, lionization, notice, obeisance, popularity, praise, prestige, rank, recognition, renown, reputation, repute, reverence, tribute, trust, veneration, worship, and wreath.
Some of these I'm not sure if they completely express how grateful I am to him.
So to Joel
Mes remerciements et appréciation n'est vraiment pas suffisant. Mots ne peuvent exprimer le niveau de reconnaissance que j'ai pour ce faire, sauf ceux que je viens d'énumérer là-haut. Honnêtement j'ai jamais pensé que vous seriez cette grande personne à quelques amateurs de 17 ans, de Chicago. Je t'appelle mon héros pour votre travail acharné et l'impact sur moi, mais après cela, j'ai une encore plus grande raison pour dire qu'il et le savoir. Alors je dis merci au fond sans fin plus profond de mon cœur, Désolé si c'est des sons un peu bizarres, je vais tout simplement s'asseoir dans le coin pour cela. Retour au point, Merci n'est pas assez fort Joel, mais elle est assez ferme, donc tous mes remerciements mon ami. Espérons que rien mais le meilleur pour vous et rien que le meilleur pour votre spectacle
Votre fan fidèle, dévoué et un ami Sandino.
Also if the grammar is off I'm very sorry, I used a translator to write this cause I thought French would be easier to read, If it isn't I'm sorry.
Now to anyone/everyone else reading this I need a favor from you. I don't have a Facebook, so if anyone out there has one I'd really appreciate it if you can go to the Urbance Facebook page and send this to him. Thanks if anyone can help.
Now onto , I found her while looking through the DA main page. I saw her work and I was like so I watched her and left a comment saying how much I loved her works. At this time I thought she was one of these "so talented they can't respond to a comment", not that she would by mean, just that she wouldn't do it often... I think... This is giving the wrong idea. Anyway the point is I didn't expect her to respond to me. Then she did, and it was awesome, it's like all over again, still can't believe watched me. She was so thankful, she even gave me a watch, something I really didn't expect, again keep that in mind. We became friends and I adored her, I still do to this day. But one of the greatest things she ever did for me was this. At one time I was going through the "I'm not good at art and will never" be phase of an artist, in some respects I still am. But she did this, she told me why she watched me, and why she thought I was worth such an honor.
" Oh! Well, where to start....
-I love all the details from your art and how much effort is put and shown in each piece
-I just adore your styles! It's so comic/badass like and I lurv it >u<
- I really like your pencil work! It's so awesome and the lines are usually so clean, meanwhile mine can occasionally be all sketch
- I just plain love your art. I mean, I listed the main reasons, but honestly, your stuff is waaaay to epic for words Please just take another look at your drawings and you'll see what I mean ^^"
That really helped me. I couldn't believe someone could say something so nice to me. Usually I'm the one who says stuff like that to the people I watch, but to have it said to you is truly amazing. She's the truest of friends, having me as one of the people on her main page was just icing on the cake. So I thank her, and I thank Johnny. And now to bring it all together, I thank each and every one of you for the milestone of 50 watchers. I'm surprised I got this far. While I know it's still not much it just means a lot to me that people care. So to reiterate, Happy Birthday to Maggie and Johnny. And thank you all. Much love - Sandino.
1. You must choose only ONE of your OCs. Do it again if you wanna use another OC.
2. Your OC must answer every question as truthfully as possible.
3. Title the journal as "OC's Quiz"
4. When you're done, tag as many people as you want.
5. Have fun!!!
So I was lucky enough to have my friend Scarlett at offer me this quiz for a friend (OC) of mine to take. So I tried it with Bandit first but he left everything blank (which begs the question I know he's mute but he can still write right?). So I couldn't get him unfortunately. Talon was out of town and Hannibal and Daggers are in jail (ironically not for criminal activities but for freakin speeding. Quite strange). I'd do it but I think you guys are bored with all the facts I've already told. So I'm sorry guy but I guess...
Kari: Yo kid.
Sandino: *GASP* KARI OF COURSE!! You can do it!
Kari: Woh hang on a sec I just got here Kay. What's up first of all.
Sandino: Can you take a quiz for me?
Kari: Quiz? What quiz.
Sandino: it's a character quiz.
Kari: hmmmm... Ight whateves.
*glomps Kari and kisses her cheek*
*Kari smiles and blushes*
Sandino: I'll leave you some privacy while you do it.
Kari: Kay then.
Sandino: Alright have fun I love you! *as said in a cute voice*
Kari: Alright then... Lets see what we've got...
1: Hi! What's your real name and nickname?
Kari, just Kari. or at the very most Kari Roos because of my dad's first name. We don't have last names. Ironic that I'm dating a guy with two last names. I don't have a good nicknames. As suppose to the ones people have called me in the past, like B#tch, fatso, and black eyes.
2: What's your gender?
Female. P*$$¥ and everything.
3: Interesting... what's your current age?
22, two years older then Sandy.
4: Uh huh. What's your favorite food?
Pizza with anchovies.
5: And your favorite drink?
It's an energy drink who's name escapes me.
6: Confession time! Who's your crush/lover?
This little dude named Sandino. He's been the only guy besides my dad who I've ever liked as a person in general.
7: Aww! Have you two kissed yet?
Tons baby, some better then others.
8: Classic question! What's your favorite color?
Yellow, or anything not dark.
9: Who's your favorite author?
I don't read novels, just factual based books or current articles.
10: Now what's your biggest fear?
If I lost Sandino or my Dad because of my own faults.
11: *stifles a giggle* I'm not laughing *bursts out laughing* Sorry. Have an embarrassing experience in your past?
I'll tell you right now you laugh at me like that again I Will bust a lip open. But as for the question yes, I have had a very embarrassing moment in my life. I was in love. First time I met Sandino it was as awkward as anyone in the world will ever get. I tried playing my usual cool and tough girl persona but he was too much I guess. I ended up feeling like a thirteen year old going through the "he's so hot" phase and it was so embarrassing to feel that way in front of him.
12: Any Siblings?
Nope. A cousin or two though. I think.
13: Almost, it's only twenty questions. Who's your hero?
My Dad Roos. No question. There's no one like him, not many at least with a soul of pure love and happiness like him.
14: Okay, who is your worst enemy?
Aside from say three people... I'd say everyone.
15: What would you do if your hero and your worst enemy got together?
I'm sure my Dad would make friends with all of them.
16: Interesting... what would you do if you met your creator?
Depends. If it was my Mom then I'd spend all the time I could have with her. If it was say... A 17 year old who created me I'm sure he and I would get along.
17: Okay, I'll contact them right now. Done! WAT Now, what do you want to be when you grow up?
A painter, and coffee shop employe.
18: What's your worst nightmare?
Let me say this, there is next to nothing that has and ever will scare me enough to be my worst nightmare. There is only one, and I don't want to have the thought in my head.
19: What's your lifelong dream?
Settle down with my fam and just be happy.
20: What would you do if your lifelong dream came true?
I'd relax and love.
21: Okay, where's your favorite place to relax?
22: Favorite music?
Dub step or reggae, but I'll usually listen to a anything.
23: Do you have any friends?
A total of 4. My Dad, my old dog, my hair, and Sandino.
24: Last question! What do you spend most of your time doing?
Working out, in a lot of ways.
25: We're done! Now tag whoever you want. DO IT!
I don't have friends here so I can't do that. Sorry guys.
Kari: well that finally done. Just one more thing to type.
Get to bed y'all, Kari out!
1) You must post these rules.
Next, 10 more facts on me
1. My older brother calls me his little Munchkin.
2. My sister is in France.
3. Step 1, get money... Step 2, repeat step 1.
4. Steven Universe is my Shizzzz!
5. Many friends of mine are better artists then me.
6. I use to play video games a lot more, now I don't at all.
7. I listen to a ton of music.
8. I enjoy movie critics.
9. Love strong female characters, while I do have trouble making characters like that.
10. I'm supposed to draw more in order to improve but I barely have the time.
This might help www.youtube.com/watch?v=apCztM…
I'LL HUG YOU!!!!
I wish I could tag people, no one would do it.
Also as posted in the previous journal I still have the Amazon card if anyone can help my friend, come on, just one PayPal payment of $25. It means a lot. If not then just spread the word as much as you can.
Well thank you to anyone who can help... Well... Eithe of us. I really need this.
1. Do you like waffles?
Yeah I like Waffles
2. What do you like to do in your spare time?
Procrasturbate... I suck. That or actually do stuff like art or fart around on the computer.
3. What's your fav. current fandom?(it can be any show/anime/movie/game)
SHIRT!! I don't know, I guess furry/brony.
4. What do you think of my art? ;v;
You should know this by now. Let me explain it to you. The reason I think you such a great artist is cause there's a sort knowingness to it. Like you know what face to draw, what reaction to have, what the body will do, etc. You know how to make the body work together with the faces and it all works wonderfully. The only other person I know who is like this is my friend Dashaun and I think it's a talent I envy.
SH*T!!!!!!! EAT THE DRUGS!
6. Do you wanna build a snowman?~
I'm not sure if I caaaaaaan...
I've only done it once before, But I'm not sure...
I can't even make a castle in the saaaaaaaaand...
I'm not sure if I'm able, or if I'm even right
So I don't know what to dooooo...
Can I really build a snowmaaaaan...
You'd like to build a snowmaaaaaan...
*look at megan, and her innocent face*
Fine... Just for yoooooooou...
7. What's your fav song?(liiiiinnnkkkk)
Well if I was about to die like a boss and a song played while I lay there it would be this www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbrqtY… cause I'm called Dino.
8. Fav. movie from last year?
Honestly, Turbo. Even seeing Frozen wasn't that good. But Turbo was a bit underrated, I really liked it. That or the Croods, towards the end was really good. (dat Nicolas Cage X3).
9. ..So, you come here often?~
Oh, I see where this is going... I don't blame ya... you can squeek...
10. What do you think of me? Am I too weird, mean, what?
I think of you as one of the kindest and most talented people I know, you are fine how you are and I wish I was on your level of greatness. I know one day others will see what I see, and you'll change the idea's of art and inspire young artist just like me. Much love.
Sorry these weren't the most creative questions.
But in any case I hope you liked this. Thanks for reading