Rehabilitating penguins wearing sweaters
Kim Kelley-Wagner has two daughters who were adopted from China. In everyday life, they have been subjected to horrid statements from people - to their faces, to their mother as they stood by her, etc. In this photo collection, shared on her blog, Kim and her daughters (Lily and Meika) put these ignorant cruelties front and center. [x]
"I have tried to explain to my daughters that people do not say these things to be mean, they say them out of ignorance, which is why I am sharing some of them. Words are powerful, they can become tools or weapons, choose to use them wisely."
I was thinking the other night about possible Steven Universe merchandise, plush in particular. I’m a huge fan and collector of Pokedolls and thought, even though it would never happen, how cute it would be to have Steven Universe characters as plush in that style. So for fun I drew Pokedoll style tags for the SU cast.
Please do not repost these or remove my watermark or signature from them, thank you.
i pretty much cried when grace showed me the sketches for these thEYRE SO CUTE GRACE THEY’RE SO CUTE
I played all three of these games in winter break and finished none…
Smash Bros. played A Link Between Worlds-style ⊟
Nintendo has posted the winners of its recent Art Academy Sketchpad x Zelda drawing Miiverse competition. The bottom entry took home the grand prize, but Zapp’s Silver Medal-winning entry was totally robbed. Via L~A!
If you’re in the LA area come see Steven Universe’s creator, Rebecca Sugar on a panel this Sunday at 7PM at Cinefamily!:
Animation Breakdown: Women in Animation showcase & panel
Presented by WOMEN IN ANIMATION. Co-sponsored by SIX POINT HARNESS and MONDO MEDIA.
Panel/screening followed by backyard patio mixer! For this very special evening celebrating the work of female animation directors, ABD’s partnered with our friends at Women In Animation: the non-profit dedicated to uniting “a global community of professionals to empower and support women in the art, science and business of animation.” First up, an amazing WIA-assembled panel with esteemed directors, and then it’s time for an ABD-curated selection of shorts past and present. Prestigious panelists include Lauren Faust (My Little Pony, The Powerpuff Girls, Wander Over Yonder), Emily Hubley (The Toe Tactic, Hedwig & The Angry Inch, Pigeon Within), Yvette Kaplan (Beavis & Butthead, King of the Hill, Zack & Quack), Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Green Lantern: First Flight), Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe, Adventure Time) andLauren MacMullan (the Oscar-nominated Get A Horse!, The Simpsons). Moderated by director/actor Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens), the discussion covers animation direction across mediums: TV, features, shorts, traditional and digital, inside and out of the studio system!
Films to be screened:
- Pencil Booklings (‘78): Kathy Rose’s seminal scribbles brought to life
- Lord I: The Records Keeper (‘13): the 10-years-in-the-making short by Lori D.
- Set, Set, Spike! (‘02): Emily Hubley’s collage of memory, poetry and volleyball
- Like A Lantern (‘13): Lilli Carre’s haunting, wistful cut-outs
- Two Ghosts (‘14): new World Premiere by Amy Ketchum
- Northern Ice, Golden Sun (‘02): Faith Hubley’s Inuit inspired final film,
- and more!
Tickets: March 9
Favourite animators: Mitsuo Iso (磯光雄) and his work on the End of Evangelion
- Mitsuo Iso is known for his jerky yet detailed animation, full of dense sophisticated motion. He refers to his own style as “full limited" or "full 3-frame". In traditional animation, animation with a drawing count below one drawing every two frames (or "on twos") is considered limited animation. Working on threes and fours, Iso draws every keyframe without passing his work to an in-betweener, allowing him full control to create the most detailed motion possible with the fewest number of drawings, hence the term "full limited". (wikipedia)
- Introduction to Mitsuo Iso’s style
- Sakuga: The Animation of Anime pt.7 - Mitsuo Iso and New Realism
- More scenes animated by Mitsuo Iso: part 1, part 2, the fight from EoE
- List of anime he’s worked on + sakuga wiki
- He also wrote and directed the 2007 anime series “Dennō Coil”
my favorite scene in the entire film