ponynstuff320 asked : What are your thoughts on artist being depressed and suicidal that they're artwork is not good?

awdplace:

Everyone should know they’re not alone, everyone has these issues and thoughts of sadness but they shouldn’t give up because they mean something and do something.

People great and small all have a purpose, and as little as they feel they’re doing, they ARE making a difference, even for someone else whether they know it or believe it. If they don’t feel they’re doing something for themselves, they’re at least doing something for someone else, and that’s a terrific feeling. I think people should embrace the idea that perhaps in the bigger picture, we’re not in this just for ourselves, we’re in it for others no matter how small or big of a difference we make. It IS something.

I can’t honestly say for certain I know or understand what people with depression go through, as I do have my own times of depression and sadness as well so I only know my own experiences. but I can only let them know that they are special, especially for themselves, if their heart is in the right place for others. I do what I do because it makes me feel good, and knowing that others enjoy it is even greater to me because I’m making just a small amount of people in the world happy, that’s enough for me. But I like to try and go with that and do more because even though it may not happen like I’d like it to, for better or for worse, I at least made that small amount of people happy. And I just hope that others can also understand that and go on believing that they make a difference.

When it comes to art, I always tell people to EMBRACE their weaknesses and try to do something different, something their not used to. If they get discouraged over that, they should understand that it takes time, patience, practice, and that nothing happens overnight. Because who knows, maybe what they DON’T feel confident about will be their greatest ally in the end. It just takes awhile. It’s OKAY to feel bad about rejection and such, because that’s a factor of life, but keeping in mind that you are trying, you will succeed, even if it takes years.

You may not like what you do now, but just continue to be passionate about what you do, embrace your mistakes, learn from others examples, in a few years, everything you did back then if just a few steps in the evolution of what you want to achieve. NO artist truly ever reaches their goal, but it’s the journey TO that goal is what makes being an artist so fun.

I hope in some way what I said means something.

Don’t hold me to this, but I might, just miiight have WYM01-02 ready by the weekend.

DRAWN TOGETHER

222 artists donate an original drawing to a book in support of traditional 2D animation. This is an incredible compilation of fabulous art - all confirming that if you can ‘think it’ you can ‘draw it’ and if you can ‘draw it’ you can ‘animate it’. A must-have book for artists and 2D fans everywhere!

anitagaughan:

Just reached 7,000 followers! As a little “thanks”, here’s a small piece from my student film. (Sorry about the crappy gif quality…)
You guys rock, THANK YOU! x

anitagaughan:

Just reached 7,000 followers! As a little “thanks”, here’s a small piece from my student film. (Sorry about the crappy gif quality…)

You guys rock, THANK YOU! x

Our “Drawn Together” book crowd-funding launch is now on the march!

So please support us through the art & artist’s funding website, VERKAMI - and get your work on the desk of the top 25 Hollywood executives at the same time! 

Yes, the ‘Drawn Together' printed book is one step nearer to its creation - with its next step to put it on the desks of the top 25 executives in Hollywood. (i.e. To show them what traditional hand-drawn animation can really be all about!) Today we’ve launched the book’s funding appeal on the Verkami crowd-funding site, which is solely dedicated to just art and artists. (We thought this would be far more relevant to what we’re trying to do in support of traditional hand-drawn animation.) So, check out our Verkami site link now and donate what you can to give us - and yourself of course - a great start. And PLEASE don’t forget to share this news with all your family, friends and social network contacts as we really need this to happen if we’re really going to preserve, teach and evolve the artform of 2D animation in this high-tech age. However there are only 40 days to go! So time is of the essence if we are to reach as many people with this appeal as possible - and as soon as possible. Remember… "Its time to draw the line!"

Some “Outcast Hope” related art was published in this book, and I’d really love to see a printed copy of it in my hands - not only to support 2D animation but also to see the wonderful works donated by all kinds of artists and animators.

(Source: tonywhiteanimation.com)

supajackle:

hey. also.

supajackle:

hey. also.

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The “Furry” Problem

peterandcompany:

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Fair warning: there is some slight language in this post.

My name is Jonathan Ponikvar. I’m the creator of Peter & Company and an avid cartoon fan; I have been trying (successfully or not) to draw them since I first discovered the magic of crayons and markers. Like most kids in the 80’s I grew up watching a crazy amount of cartoons. My favorites were the cartoons and films of Warner Brothers, Disney, and Don Bluth, so my earliest and crappiest of doodles always revolved around those characters in some way.

As I grew older and began seriously getting into cartooning, I noticed something odd going on around me: the cartoon animal was quickly becoming an endangered species. The animal designs of the 80’s and 90’s TV cartoons were being seen less and less in modern times within the industries that they helped create.

How could this happen? Are people just no longer interested in funny talking animals?

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grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - SHORTHANDSIt’s crucial to find ways to draw characters clearly and fast when storyboarding. Line mileage alone can become an impossible mountain to climb if you don’t simplify the way you draw characters. Leave all details aside and find the essence of a character. Shorthands are the gesture drawings of storyboarding. Specific characters have specific attributes that make them stand out. Sometimes it’s just the way they stand. Sometimes their hairstyle is unconventional. Find what’s key about a character and get rid of what’s common.Norm

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - SHORTHANDS

It’s crucial to find ways to draw characters clearly and fast when storyboarding. Line mileage alone can become an impossible mountain to climb if you don’t simplify the way you draw characters. Leave all details aside and find the essence of a character. Shorthands are the gesture drawings of storyboarding. Specific characters have specific attributes that make them stand out. Sometimes it’s just the way they stand. Sometimes their hairstyle is unconventional. Find what’s key about a character and get rid of what’s common.

Norm

pokemonrebirth:

Raffle prize for pipedreamno20 - a digital sketch of Seer Akiva Grenier (and his awesome Noctowl, Breacher). These two appear not only in Fleeting Shadow, but Akiva also makes a cameo in one of her fanfics on Pokemon Minami
A version without my corner scribble is available to the winner of the prize.

Just felt like reblogging this here because it’s a sketch I’m pretty dern pleased with.

pokemonrebirth:

Raffle prize for pipedreamno20 - a digital sketch of Seer Akiva Grenier (and his awesome Noctowl, Breacher). These two appear not only in Fleeting Shadow, but Akiva also makes a cameo in one of her fanfics on Pokemon Minami

A version without my corner scribble is available to the winner of the prize.

Just felt like reblogging this here because it’s a sketch I’m pretty dern pleased with.

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zakeno:

Happy 25th, Mother, you fabulous game series, you!

zakeno:

Happy 25th, Mother, you fabulous game series, you!

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