I’d like to thank you guys a lot for sticking with me the last year or so. I have posted very little art, and that’s rubbish (I can tell it’s rubbish because I’ve lost about 100 followers. Man cannot live on dog gifs alone…)
But I have a relatively half decent reason for my absence! I’ve been back at university doing a masters and working ridiculous hours. This film is the fruit of that labour.
I was a big part of the preproduction of this, character design, story boarding and concept, as well as rigging and animating the creature. Oh, and I guess that weird lanky guy in the glasses? That’s me too… Everything else was thanks to my outrageously talented colleagues.
I hope you all enjoy it.
- me: here is 300 gold give me your best magic staff
- walmart cashier: sir for the last time
More birds! Been trying to learn how to paint with gouache lately. Its really fun! Gouache has a super nice matte finish to it.
You can buy them in my shop here!
I don’t even understand Shark Week but here’s a shark anyways. Bonus Thresher because they are cuties.
robin williams died today.
here is a list of things that robin williams was:
- and sad.
that’s important, the “and sad,” because sometimes sadness can feel like the only thing we are. it can feel all-encompassing. it can feel like the only thing anyone could possibly see, when they look at you: sad. that person is so, so, sad.
but there is always an “and.” we are never just sad. we are never only. we are always and.
we have all known people who were sad, who are sad; some of us are ourselves sad. being sad does not remove the other parts of us, though it can make them harder for us to see. when you are sad, you don’t necessarily feel like you are also funny, and sharp, and clever, and kind.
but you still are. you don’t have to feel like something to be it.
those things are written on your bones, they are woven into the fabric of your skin. sadness can feel so big, so big and overwhelming and complete, even when it is not a directed sadness. maybe especially when it is not a directed sadness, when it’s a depression that has no direct cause and nothing we can name.
sometimes the sadness is too big. people try to cut it out, or starve it out, or drink it down, or drug it silent. if this is you: i’m sorry. if this is you: you are not alone. if this is you: remember that the solution is never to give up, because you do not live in a vacuum. there are people waiting for you. there are films and songs and books and not-sadness waiting for you. i know that you don’t feel like waiting, but wait anyway.
if you need help, ask for it. here’s a link to crisis centers across the globe. if you live in the U.S., this is the national suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-273-8255.
robin williams died today, but the genie didn’t, and mrs. doubtfire didn’t, and peter pan didn’t. sean maquire didn’t, and professor philip brainard didn’t, and alan parrish didn’t. batty koda didn’t. john keating didn’t. you didn’t.
don’t.i wasn’t going to reblog anymore on this but i read this and i feel like there are probably some folks on here who might need to read it, too.
Suicides go up when a famous person dies after losing their battle with mental illness. If you’re thinking of suicide, call 800-283-8255. (x)
My friend asked me to draw a picture of a sheep riding a tricycle for her dad’s birthday and then this just sort of happened…