Anyway, this blog is probably not important at all to be honest, not even worth following, what are you even doing here? :o
My main/art blog is this way!!
There are Donald Duck themed rooms at the Ambassador Hotel at Tokyo Disneyland…
I’m SO beyond done, I’m past the point of envy…
Been meaning to draw these two for ages.
Yeah I’mma put this one over here too.
These are ancient tea bricks—much like modern-day pu’erh—but pressed using powdered tea leaves instead. These bricks were used as currency for hundreds of years in and around China. When tea or food was in desperate need they could be used as sustenance, or when trading needed to be done, they proved universal tender.
However, this system created market instability, and prior to their banishment in the early Ming Dynasty, the market collapsed due to an influx of extremely low quality brick. The first Ming Emperor, Hongwu, outlawed the making and use of these tea bricks, restoring the economy. Despite this, the tradition continued to evolve into modern day sheng and shou pu’erh, instead using whole leaf tea and aging for many years.
Very interesting look at currency and culture.
THIS IS TOTALLY RANDOM BUT THAT FOURTH ONE LOOKS LIKE THE INSIGNIA OF THE ASSASSINS I JUST……………
Background art from the Samuraï Jack animated series by Scott Wills.
UGH SAMURAI JACK HAS THE BEST BACKGROUNDS EVERRRR
BTW GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY IS COMING TO MY SCHOOL SOMETIME THIS YEAR BE JEALOUS B)
In the past 10 weeks I’ve had the great honor of working with my mentor, the amazing Scott Watanabe, from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Scott has worked as a Visual Development Artist on beautiful films like Tangled, Wreck It Ralph, and Paperman. The mentorship program is called Motivarti Mentorship, and I highly recommend applying; it is one of the greatest learning experiences I’ve ever had in my career!!I can’t express enough how grateful I am to be working with Scott; I’ve been a huge fan of his work for years, and I feel so fortunate he chose to mentor me. He’s an incredible teacher, guiding me with specific, honest and valuable feedback on my portfolio (taking time and care to give me page-by-page feedback, and even sharing his own!) as well as helping me improve my character designs; he would take time to draw over my sketches to show where I can improve my form, solidify or push the character in ways I hadn’t thought of. He’s given me constructive critiques which helped me gain a deeper understanding of the depths of better, more effective design. It made me realize the incredible amount of deliberate thought, design reasoning, and iteration involved with the process—which was more than I could ever have gathered from studying hundreds of making-of books and all of my favorite artists’ works! He also shared his thoughts on the philosophy behind good composition, color, style and other essential foundations. Scott is so, SO kind and patient to work with, and I am still amazed at how extremelygenerous he is when it comes to sharing his process! I always felt so inspired after a session with him!I deeply appreciate all he’s done to help me grow; the mentorship is truly a humbling, motivating, and enormously valuable experience that may come just once-in-a-lifetime!Thank you, Scott and Motivarti Mentorship, for everything!!See you at CTN,
~GenevieveAbove I wanted to share some process work and the final illustration I did, based on the Beatles song, “Octopus’s Garden.” Enjoy! ^__^[Link to blog: http://charicreatures.blogspot.com/2013/11/motivarti-mentorship.html ]
What if KyoAni redid Sailor Moon?
Ah, I think I like the original better… orz
Ok! This is going to be a combo blog thing, I put Vanduobones because I’m trying to switch that to be my official art blog username, and this is my inspiration and chatting blog c:
But! I’ve finally reached my little stretch goal of 500+ followers! I have a few more now, and many plus following my sketch blog, so the combined total is something I wanted to celebrate with everyone!
Thus! I’m going to do a little giveaway! Basically, the rules are simple.
This is a followers giveaway, so that means that you must be following me to be entered! This can be on my main blog here, or my sketch blog, so I’ll be peeking on both.
Reblogs and likes count and obviously the more reblogs, the more chances that you’ll have to win c; I’ll be using a random generator for this.
Here are the prizes *confetti*
1. A full colour half body painting, cleaned up and all pretty of anything that you want.
2. A full colour clean and prim half body cell shading body.
3. A full colour bust up sketch. (the example I have is just monochrome, but I’ll do full colour)
I am completely open for anything that you guys want me to draw, except mechas, I’m not good at those and I would feel terrible.
The giveaway will end around November 26th! That’s when I start a holiday break and I’ll have the quickest turnout time for the prizes for people~
Best of luck you guys~!