jekunchocobo:

So I saw this Cecil generator thing, and drew a few!

(There are captions, you should read them yep.)

Stop wearing wooly vests in the desert, Cecil. You’re going to overheat.

(Source: jekunchocobo)

I'm Glasses: Disney's Pool of Light and Background Theory →

notzilon:

Something I’ve been reading up on recently in my quest to provide backgrounds for my drawings is Disney’s focus on pools of light in backgrounds, the idea being that backgrounds, while important and containing valuable information, are set pieces. A background on its own isn’t really complete - it’s a stage without actors. The pool of light refers to the area that is supposed to catch the viewer’s attention, it’s where most of the action in the scene will take place and where the majority of the important information for the viewer is located. Essentially, to continue the theater stage metaphor, it’s the spotlight of your composition.

Cinderella has some really, really excellent examples of this in its background paintings:

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These are some more blatant examples, but will work for what I wish to talk about, in that this theory comes down to two things: color and shape.

COLOR

The pool of light deals not just with making an area in the scene brighter or lighter than another, it focuses on contrasts. While dark/light is part of this, there’s also the contrasts of tone, hue, and saturation. In Cinderella’s palette, this is consistently different warm grays used as the light, while dark blues are used as the shadow. When viewed on a color wheel, the colors are often near-complementary, but not exactly:

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What’s important to take away from this is that these colors blend into every object, which allows the whole composition to appear consistent. 

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Of course, the shadows/hilights don’t have to be the traditional warm light/cool shadows. This is just what the example uses.

SHAPE

Secondly, and just as important, is the shape of the light itself - because it shows exactly where the character will be moving, and what we should be focusing on. Even when not in animation, this is surprisingly effective. For example, look at the two screenshots of the stairs - would you expect Cinderella to go down the stairs, or across towards the rafters? Would she bring the breakfast up the stairs, or across the hall?

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What’s fascinating is that this is absolutely everywhere in old Disney movies and shorts. Literally every background uses this concept. It’s not something you really think about while viewing the film, but as an artist, the ideas employed by these movies are incredibly useful.

(All screencaps used in this post are from disneyscreencaps, which is also a great place to research this further.)

fishingboatproceeds:

devildoll:

are you fucking kidding me

This was created by the brilliant Judith Ann Braunn. Those of you lucky enough to live in or near Indianapolis can see an original (and definitionally temporary*) fingerprint graphite work created by Braunn at the Indianapolis Museum of Art as part of GRAPHITE, a show curated by none other than my wife.

It’s really encouraging to see good contemporary art getting >100,000 notes on tumblr, particularly because everyone is always telling me that no one is interested in contemporary art.

the-fandoms-are-cool:

thegirlofeternalbalance:

my-future-is-bulletproof:

Art is the Weapon

I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST CRAYONS BUT THEN IT WASN’T

IT’S A WEAPON OF MASS CREATION

the-fandoms-are-cool:

thegirlofeternalbalance:

my-future-is-bulletproof:

Art is the Weapon

I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST CRAYONS BUT THEN IT WASN’T

IT’S A WEAPON OF MASS CREATION

(via specspectacle)

emmyc:

Stumbled across this video and loved it. It’s a step-by-step look at Andrew Loomis’s head construction technique, which is my FAVORITE way to construct realistic head proportions at any angle.

Looking at reference for realism is always a must, but every artist should know the basics of constructing a head from memory! It’ll enhance your realism AND cartoony styles a hundred-fold, trust me! Same goes for body construction, which I hope this youtuber will touch upon at some point! YAY LOOMIS

Wow, this is a super simple way of looking at heads and facial proportions that I did not know about! Useful stuff.

jekunchocobo:

Dumps the rest in a set.

Oh wow tumblr please stop awkwardly resizing things this is why I usually just make text posts with image inserts instead of photosets.

Psi, your cheekbones may be endangering Suf there.

jekunchocobo:

Let’s say this a nod to the ladyfest going on that I haven’t done any pinch hits for because they’re all super writey and and and

Nod.

<3

jekunchocobo:

Stand by for spam of two fifths of the pictures I drew on the one day I was staying with my grandparents.

you guys have no idea how hard I ship the cahootsprits
no
idea

jekunchocobo:

Stand by for spam of two fifths of the pictures I drew on the one day I was staying with my grandparents.

you guys have no idea how hard I ship the cahootsprits

no

idea

jekunchocobo:

Eggshells are not an ingredient in dough.

squeaks happily
forever

jekunchocobo:

Eggshells are not an ingredient in dough.

squeaks happily

forever