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kaitlyn-shepley:

If you’ve ever really wanted a funny picture of you and your friends, cherished characters, your pokemon party, a cute animated avatar, or anything that is regularly scary or really serious made to look hilarious and adorable, I AM YOUR GAL!

It’s my first time opening commissions, so if I could get help giving this post a signal boost I would be really grateful :)

Thank you so much!

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beatonna:

Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008.  It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there.  It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them.  A larger work gets talked about from time to time.  It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories.  Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans.  Thank you for taking the time to read it.
-Kate

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becja:

beatonna:

Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008.  It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there.  It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them.  A larger work gets talked about from time to time.  It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories.  Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans.  Thank you for taking the time to read it.

-Kate

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When I see them, so vibrant and alive… they help me feel… as though I can still keep going.

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cliobablio:

Magical fighting girls (& cats) this Saturday night at Qpopshop.

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fuckyeahexistentialism:

If I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love.

          -Hayao Miyazaki (x)

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leseanthomas:

King Gainer Overman image board & Eureka Seven sketches by one of my favorite Bones Studio animators/designers/directors, Studio Ghibli alumni, Kenichi Yoshida.

Check out the artist’s blog!!

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leseanthomas:

More King Gainer Overman image boards & Eureka Seven sketches/art from Bones Studio animator/director Kenichi Yoshida

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ernestandcelestine:

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Before we start putting colors in the background, Zazyk - the background designers - make a Color Script. The Color Script is composed of rough colored backgrounds that give us an idea of what the main colors of the film will be.

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Those rough paintings are quite close the final…

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A little something about the song “Hikoukigumo”

saotome-michi:

So as some of you might know, I went to Japan a week ago and got to watch the new Studio Ghibli movie, Kaze Tachinu. While it was a great movie, what really touched me was the theme song, “Hikoukigumo” sang by Yuming. My mother and I were lucky enough to watch an interview where one of the producers of Kaze Tachinu talked about how Yuming reacted to Miyazaki wanting to use her song in the movie. She was delighted- but probably not for the reason you think.  

In case you didn’t know, “Hikoukigumo” was not written for Kaze Tachinu, as most Ghibli movie theme songs are. Yuming wrote it when she was 16. When Miyazaki heard it he chose it, saying that it was perfect for the movie. 

Yuming wrote “Hikoukigumo” because of a very close friend she had since Elementary school. Her friend had a weak constitution and was constantly ill. At the early age of 14, Yuming started her singing career and traveled around, taking voice lessons and performing. When she returned to her home town and visited her friend’s house, she was greeted by a shrine and the news of her friend’s death. 

In her sadness, Yuming wrote “Hikoukigumo” and recorded it, however it was never a success compared to her other songs. So when Miyazaki contacted her and told her he wanted to use it in his film, she was overjoyed. 

I wanted to pass this on, because “Hikoukigumo” is already such a lovely song, but when you know the background behind it it becomes even more touching. Now my mother and I can’t listen to it without tearing up! This song is the most popular song in Japan right now, you hear it practically everywhere (something that I’m sure Yuming is happy about). If you have the time, I recommend you to listen to it with the lyrics at hand. 

(English Translation of the Lyrics below, since I couldn’t find one on the Internet. A warning though, that I’m not very fluent in Japanese) 

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Let’s see how we can do the Layout of this scene. It is a scene that takes place early in the film. After she meets Ernest, Celestine returns to her city, which lies underground. She waits for her turn to get on the mechanical elevator. Here is the rough version of the film in the…