gif from our IA Music Video project. (this gif is a mix of many animators including me)
Directed by Takuya Hosogane
りょーちもRyo-Timo♦ ヨツベ♦ Bahi JD ♦ Rapparu♦山下清悟Shingo Yamashita♦中川英樹
First sketch on new computer! So weird to just have the brushes do what I want when I want lol. I can’t wait to work super high res. :3
Been doing a lot of green stuff lately (I love green!) so tried to switch it up.
I just don’t even wanna deal any more sob
I think I might take a break from tumblr for a while, or at least only pop up to post art and then leave. I get too focused on reblogs and watchers and numbers and it’s just depressing.
what is the real world even
honayyy, just do the art, don worry about the rest.
and eat good food. and take breaks. that is my advice.
Hey everyone! I haven’t uploaded for awhile because I’ve been getting adjusted to college and I’ve also been teaching myself rigging and animating! So here’s a quick sketch that Mad did awhile ago that I low poly modeled out and rigged.
aww yesss low poly love
warmups i do at work when i feel like my drawings aren’t weird enough
5 Ways to Loosen Up as a Creative
Written by Sophie Miller
Stuck? Bored? Overworked? Uninspired?
We have all felt tired when it comes to our creative work.
Perhaps your designs have become a little bit cliche or maybe you have been working through the same exact creative process for years now?
Even the most successful of creatives need to loosen up every so often.
1. Why did you get into this in the first place?
Look back on initial influences, rifle through old sketchbooks and consider what kind of work gets you ‘excited’.
Perhaps you got lost somewhere along the way. I began creating cluttered and time-intensive fine art- two kids later and any creative work has become quick, practical and fun. All it takes is a good dose of reflection for that fire I had at Art School to be re-ignited.
I believe that all artists get better with age and it is always encouraging to review and reminisce.
2. Change your media!
You may be notorious for your pencil drawings or your black and white photography but what happens if you do something different? You don’t have to learn a whole new technique but you could try either starting somewhere new or ending with a new outcome.
For example- try to experiment with collage before you design your next pattern or follow your usual process but paint on a teacup rather than a canvas. Either way it will get you thinking differently and creating differently.
3. Get back to primary research.
I always dreaded primary research. Awkwardly drawing out in public, forcing yourself to find inspiration in the outside world when you wanted to make this one thing that you have in your head already.
BUT… it works!
It is surprising what begins to happen when you wander around with a disposable camera or what you notice when you look at your hometown with a sketchbook in hand. You find unique, personal inspiration and themes, style, colors and even entire projects are found.
When people ask you about your work you will feel confident about how you found your idea.
When your research is primary, your work is genuine.
4. Set up some creative exercises.
These are ideas I give our 4 year old to keep her busy, but they can be effective for anyone who needs to loosen up and have some fun. Try limiting yourself to using one shape or one color, draw something with one continuous line or with your eyes closed.
If you are a photographer- what happens if you only photograph from ground level? What happens if you only photograph shadows or reflections of things you would normally photograph?
Limitations can create raw and interesting results that help you to strip back. You may hate or love what happens- but at least it is new.
If possible, a good collaborative project can do us all some good. Perhaps you work with a huge variety of clients and collaborating ideas is something you do all day, every day- if not, working alongside someone else can be really challenging and rewarding.
You usually cannot create a selfish outcome when someone else has 50% input. Compromising, negotiating and discussing may bring forward some interesting results and your work may even reach a new audience.
In general, loosening up often leads to a fresh approach, improved practice and a much-needed mental boost. Don’t just take a break and go back to the same old, change something! I bet something exciting will happen…
Sophie Miller is a Textile Artist from the UK and my wife. As a creative couple we have struggled through many of the issues discussed on ‘Art Directions’- many ideas that I have posted about are inspired by things she has shouted at me over the years. She is currently taking a break from work to raise our 2 kids, Dot and Hugo.
This is my third year film at CalArts and the one I’m most proud of! Just postin’ this so the tumblrs can see more of what I’ve done!
Check out more at https://vimeo.com/user1178915
Ah, I love this every time I watch it!
Long time no see! Good old Wilhelm and Vito. By Reward animator Ole Løkken :)
this is all I accomplished yesterday.
Boil eggs, crack the shell, then reboil in colored water.
DRAGON EGGS!!! btw found this on Facebook
Look at the ‘Commissions Info’ page on my blog for more examples of my work, as well as whether there are open spots available. How many commissions I take depends on how many people respond at any given time.
Hello followers! My friend is starting up commissions! Get em while they’re hot!