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The inspiration blog of Kelso, Queen of the Seven Kingdoms.

New Animation Software 「EmoFuri」 Helps Animate Illustrations Instantly!

krmgn:

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E-mote Free Movie Maker, shortened EmoFuri, is a new Windows software released by M2 that helps artists easily animate photoshop illustrations in a 2D-3D style! EmoFuri uses PSD files of character illustrations to animate them.

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EmoFuri is free for download! Try it out here!

See more EmoFuri animations here!

Tagged: #animation

10000steps:

lumos5000:

b0mbs4w4y:

united steaks of america

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there has never been a more appropriate day to reblog this

I reblogged this exactly one year ago. how time flies.

prokopetz:

rattlecat:

shrineheart:

Okay, decided to whip this up because of the following reasons:

1) I get this question a lot. Apparently there are a ton of folks out there that are really new to paypal and while I don’t mind helping, having a good reference page for folks that shows you exactly what to do will cut down the time I spend explaining it.

2) I’ve had two flags on my account in the past year because no one check the “No Shipping Required” box. So Paypal comes to me and says “Hey you didn’t ship our their thing!!!” but I do digital commissions…there’s nothing to ship! So this step is really important!

3) I often have to give out my Paypal email over and over for this and I figured having it in one spot might help!

There will be a new page on my blog with these images and I’ll try to keep them up to date if Paypal happens to change their format! Hope this helps you guys!

(Interested in commissioning me? Check out this page here!)

Putting this on my art blog ‘fo my folks.

These instructions are fine as far as they go, but if your clients are sending you money in the first place, you’re going about it the wrong way.

Here’s the proper way to do it:

  1. In your own Paypal account, next to the “Send Money” tab, you should see a tab that reads either “Request Money” or “Create an Invoice”, depending on what type of account you have (Personal or Business). Click this tab.
  2. On the following page, you’ll see a pair of large buttons reading “Request Money” and “Create an Invoice”. Click the “Create an Invoice” button.
  3. Fill out the invoice form in full, including your business information (with a logo, if you have one; if you don’t, create one), due date, a detailed line-by-line breakdown of the services rendered (don’t forget to expand the “show customisation options” panel to see if there’s anything relevant there), and the full terms and conditions of your arrangement, including the specific terms of delivery (e.g., digital files, mailed sketches, etc.).
  4. Click “Send”.

Doing things this way has a number of principle benefits:

  • You don’t need to rely upon your client to select the correct options when making their payment. When they receive an invoice, their only choices are to pay it or not pay it.
  • Your client does not need to have a Paypal account themselves in order to pay an invoice. Paypal offers a number of invoice payment options for non-account-holders.
  • Assuming you filled out the terms and conditions field completely and correctly, the terms of your arrangement with the client become a matter of record in Paypal’s system. This gives you a large advantage in any subsequent Paypal-mediated dispute, as your client will be unable to misrepresent exactly what you agreed to deliver.
  • By paying the invoice, your client warrants that they have read, understood, and accepted its terms, which constitutes a legally binding contract in most jurisdictions. This may come in handy if a dispute is escalated by other means.
  • If you’re claiming your commission fees as self-employment income (which you should be!), a printout of a Paypal invoice will qualify as sufficient documentation for tax purposes in most jurisdictions; a printout of an email chain may not.

TL;DR: Never let your clients use Paypal’s “Send Money” feature. You send them an invoice.

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qtsie:

Progress shots of my last drawing!! This one was super simplified (flat colors yay!)
& I hope it’s not going too fast but whateves :D my writing is horrible either way haha

qtsie:

Progress shots of my last drawing!! This one was super simplified (flat colors yay!)

& I hope it’s not going too fast but whateves :D my writing is horrible either way haha

Tagged: #inspiration

thethorleitstein:

House Stark

Tagged: #yes

chromaa:

#e0cdbf | #eeeade | #f2cbcc | #e1888e | #523b35

Tagged: #palette

schweizercomics:

myshrinkingviolet:

Someone requested a hand tutorial, so I rambled. I didn’t even get to everything I would like to, so here is a part!

Thanks.  I’ve been consciously trying to get better at hands for ten years, and I still suck, so I’m always grateful for new tutorials.  Someday, one diagram, one line is gonna click it for me.  This one’s great.

Tagged: #tutorial

Tutorial: Expressions~

the-orator:

First off, I gotta start off with the typical Disclaimer.

*ahem*

This is a tutorial based off of MY knowledge and MY experience. My advice is just that, advice, and is not is anyway, shape or form, absolute. I am still learning and do not consider myself a professional or expert. Look at other sources, look at other materials, expand your inspiration, don’t just look at this tutorial and call it good. And most importantly have fun~

Alright, with that out of the way, before I can get to the actual expressions, we need to discuss an important concept known as “Squash and Stretch.” You’ve probably heard of it before. Squash and Stretch was a method that was invented (I use this term a bit loosely) by Freddie Moore, a Disney animator from the 1930s to 1940s. He was the animator for the Dwarves in Snow White and he gave these characters a spongy flexibility that made them feel more real and gave pliability to the face that made them come more alive.

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Even outside the world of animation, Squash and Stretch is essential and you’re going to squeeze much more life out of your characters if you understand and are willing to push the weight and flexibility of their faces. This also doesn’t only apply to cartoons, look in the mirror and make funny faces and strange expressions and you’ll notice how squishy your face is.

The next concept to be aware of is the Acting Elements of the Face. This is a concept I never really thought about until I read Tom Bancroft’s Character Mentor, a book I have recommended many times. The Acting Elements are the basics of character expression and focuses on breaking down the elements of the face in order of importance to properly communicate an expression to the audience.  These are not set in stone and a lot of times their order can be switched around depending on the expression. This is the default order Bancroft uses in his book:

1)      The eyes

2)      The eyebrows

3)      The mouth

4)      The neck

5)      The nose

I’m not going to go into much detail about this; otherwise this tutorial will run on forever, so DEFINITELY give Character Mentor a look for a better understanding.

Here are some expressions I whipped up, notice the different ways each of the above elements contributes to the overall expression. Try to identify which element is strongest in each one. Also notice how some elements repeat (such as the use of the eyebrows in the bottom two) but they’re still different expressions.

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I personally find that I always build from the eyes out when building an expression. Ever heard the phrase “The eyes are the windows to the soul?” well guess what? THE EYES ARE THE WINDOWS TO THE SOUL!  This is why people look away when their embarrassed, why their gaze shifts when they’re lying, why their eyes grow wide in awe.  It’s what makes a hero seem cold when they hold their gaze at the display of heartless behavior or gives a villain a moment of redemption when they turn away from a cruelty.

Part of the reason why Glen Keane’s characters are so incredible is the way he expresses a character through their eyes. He says “If you’re going to make a mistake, don’t make it in the eyes. Because everybody’s looking at the eyes.” He creates these characters that are filled with passion and before that passion translates into body language or into an expression, if bursts out through the eyes.

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Remember when I brought up that the order of the Acting Elements is flexible? As I said, I tend to start with the eyes when expressing and character but sometimes that just doesn’t “work” with the character. Take a look a Max, from Cats Don’t Dance (if you haven’t seen the film, I highly recommend it, even if just for the animation).  His face is almost ALWAYS in the same position, with the same expression, completely stiff. The only thing that moves is his mouth and it’s animated in a way that is both comical and intimidating! This is a common theme with his character, fluid motion against unmoving bulk.  It contrasts and guess what? Contrast creates interest! <——Remember this phrase, because it applies to everything!

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Next, pushing your expressions. Don’t be afraid to add that extra “umph” to a characters expression. Unless you’re animating, you don’t have the luxury of constant motion and steady frames, so make the most of a scene, make it clear to your audience what your character is feeling. Check out some of these simple examples below.

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Now some of you probably thought the first expression was better than the second. And you know, you may be right! Sometimes a subtler expression speaks volumes more than a more obvious one. It’s important, however, to understand to how to make the most use of your character’s face. But in the end it all boils down to the character. Which leads me to my final segment of this tutorial…

A character should express themselves through their emotions. Just like costumes, colors, body language, etc. expressions are ultimately a tool used describe a character, to visually tell a story about them.  When dealing with different characters, try to avoid “recycling” expressions, ESPECIALLY in the same scene/picture/moment. A good exercise is to draw two or three different characters with the same emotion but give them different expressions.

Or better yet, draw them reacting to the same situation.

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Your goal should be to make each expression true to the character. Their expressions should tell the audience something about them. The same way you might bold a word or phrase to emphasize its meaning, a character should express themselves in ways that emphasize who they are.

Tagged: #tutorial

ikimaru:

..not what I meant to do this evening but look I made a tutorial!

this kinda got out of hand but I was having fun shh

remember to experiment around, there are many different ways to do things! B) it’s up to you finding the one you like!

also gomen for crappy handwriting and some rushed drawings

Tagged: #tutorial