anyway. was just merrily scrolling through the artists confessions tumblr and brosef srsly, the amount of people upset that ‘rinkydink45 iz gettin so many views but her art is awful’ (i’m sorry if your dA name is actually rinkydink45 i just chose an example from my head)
that is not art loving guys. art is not about how many views you get compared to whoevs.devart.net or whatevs, how much money someone pays you, and ESPECIALLY not about slamming other artists for being terrible. i admit, i look at many artist on dA and think ‘you are awful, how did you get so many views?’ but honestly, it is all just a matter of taste. if you can see it is bad art, you clearly have some measure of artistic talent or skill. and if you KNOW you are better than them, who cares how many views they’ve got. in the end, dA is not the be all and end all in the art industry is it? no. just draw and make art for yourself. sure, post it on the internet if you want to share, thank God for every view and comment you get. Because no one owes you anything my little sunshine bellflower. they took time out of their day to like/reblog/comment on/simply view your art, and you should appreciate that.
and remember, there is something that YOU can bring to the art world that no one else can.
on a little sidenote (which is frickin’ awesome yo) after abandoning pottermore after a bit of beta testing, i came back today to realise i have the same make of wand as voldemort, which, you know, was pretty damn exciting. harry potter wiki told me 'What is certain is that the yew wand never chooses either a mediocre or a timid owner.' pretty exciting, made my day, etc.
also, my fam is now split housewise. mum and bro in gryff, me and father in ravenclaw. best rare house of beautiful rare creatures jk
followers, i love you guys. thank you so much for viewing and following. sorry for ranting, but i want people to love themselves and love their art, and you can’t do that until you respect other artists and appreciate the views man, srsly.
LOVE FOOD. LOVE ART. LOVE LIFE. (and for some of you) LOVE JESUS. yes mayte
“Coco was created by a little girl who was shipwrecked on a deserted island after a plane crash. Creator Craig McCracken describes Coco as having the head of a palm tree, as the child ate coconuts. The beak is a deflated raft as that was the means of transportation onto the deserted island, with the body of an airplane marking the plane she was on and the human feet that were sunburned as the only thing that child saw.”
Using only two colors, purple and yellow, is very difficult. Because of this, I had to create different patterns and foliage to differentiate one plant from another, and to not make it look boring and plain.
As the pencil makes its first mark, a magical transformation occurs. The animals paper becomes a window and I entire into another world. The Princess I draw is alive and breathing. She tells me what she wants to do. My pencil does its best to keep up. With all the skill I have at my disposal I try to serve her wishes. She turns in space, so I must draw her head moving away in perspective, her hands rising as she gestures. “Oh, I wish I drew hands better than this. She deserves beautiful hands!”
I feel her heart longing. The melody is in my mind, and I wrestle with my artistic limitations to do justice to such emotion.
I remember the words of Eric Larson, my old animation mentor: “The secret of Disney animation is sincerity.”
“Sincerity?” I wondered. “How do you draw with sincerity? Do I press harder on my pencil?” Eventually I learned he was speaking not about some technical secret but about one of the heart. He was speaking about believing in what you animate. “If you don’t believe in your character,” he said, “how do you expect the audience to believe in her?”
especially the part about characters never leaving you. i know i haven’t been alive and drawing nearly as long as glen keane has, but there are definitely characters that i’ve had in my mind and on paper that have been here for years, and they will never leave me. they may change, but they will never leave.
ugh, i need to work with this man. one day, i will work with this man. just need to work work work work and love my characters all day every day.
“Animators are cast to a character like actors are. For this film, I’ve been cast as a huge eagle. I’ve been a little tiny mouse, I’ve been a dragon, last film I was a mermaid. And this one, I get to fly.”—Glen Keane, The Making of The Rescuers Down Under (via oswald-ears)