Changed my mind. I think this can go over here.
Helps if I pick the right blog though.
Woo! Great beginning! Keep it up!
(I copped out and took Bugs Bunny’s cheer.)
Ermigawd L this is the cutest thing ever! Thank you so much! ;.;
I stopped smoking at 1:30pm on Sunday. I ran out and basically made the decision not to buy anymore.
I made it 18 hours, until 7:30am this morning. That’s the longest I’ve been without in… a very long time. I felt noticeably better when I woke up this morning. I was still twitchy and had the whole withdrawal thing going on though, so I caved and bought a pack on my way to work. While at work, I made sure to pay attention to how I felt being on them, and really notice the changes, the bad changes, that were happening because of them. The difference between how I felt this morning and how I feel now is completely tangible. I think I’ve finally gotten back to the mindset where I really, truthfully don’t want to feel like this anymore, and I think I can finally do this again.
I took a dozen out of that pack and crushed them up here about twenty minutes ago, so I’ve got three. I’m three quarters of the way through my Allen Carr book that I’ve let gather dust for a while now, and I’m gonna finish reading that tonight as well as finish off those last three.
I’m on the threshold. I think by this time tomorrow I’m going to be on my way.
The sketches from tonight’s stream + one request done for ratwhiskers c:
The Shaymin there on the bottom was the one I requested. Thanks LDV!
So in the end, it doesn’t really matter where you place the eye shine? x3
A better way to put it is, “It’s a matter of artistic taste and stylistic choices.” If you’re drawing something to look realistic, then it absolutely matters where you put that eye shine. When you’re drawing something more to look pretty and cute (like Sailor Moon) and not necessarily realistic, then it matters less, or not at all.
Saying “It doesn’t really matter” is technically true and something I think most artists understand, but when you can look at something as high profile as Sailor Moon and see that phenomenon of “We’re going to draw it this way even though it makes no sense, we just like how it looks” actually in use helps emphasize that, for realsies, sometimes it really doesn’t matter.
The other day, Tehflah was asking his followers about eye shine placement in relation to shadows used to show the depth of the eye. My basic answer was that I waited until the end of rendering and tried to put the hilights wherever they made sense, which is true, but something still nagged on me about it.
Today I watched the first episode of the Sailor Moon reboot, and when I saw this frame, it reminded me that those hilights are really just a stylistic choice when you’re doing cartoon/anime style artwork.
In that second frame, you can see where I drew lines to show how the artist did the coloring of the shading around Usagi’s eyes, all of which pretty much makes sense given the assumed light direction. You can also see the soft hilighting done in green which also makes sense for the light direction. But then in orange you’ve got these stark, completely white hilights that overlap the shadowing in spots and make no sense at all given the light direction. My assumption is that those hilights were actually drawn in by the inking artist, and the coloring was done by another artist who simply left them as is and then added in their own shading how they thought it’d make the eyes look good.
In fact, now that I look at it, the shading around her eyes makes sense given the light source, but then when you look at her nose, the light source has changed direction.
Point is, stylistic choices like this don’t necessarily have to follow the rules of real physics to look good. It’s something I think we all kind of understand in theory, but seeing it in action in something like a pretty major animated feature like this really punctuates the point.
Well it might be slightly old news now, but if you have not heard the word, Steven Universe has been picked up for a full second season. 52 episodes in total, confirmed by the crew. This news came Friday morning via the San Diego Comic Con, relayed by the Hollywood Reporter. Below is a snippet from the Crewniverse Tumblr, pointing out in total Steven Universe will have 104 episodes total, though to date only 18 have officially aired on Cartoon Network. With the news of a new season also came the news of new episodes, starting August 21st (Thursday) @ 6:30pm et.
104 Episodes total AAAAAAA!
NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America …in just 34 years.
We are killing the Earth
How long are we going to keep closing our eyes to this? What are we going to do?
NEVER SCROLL PAST THIS
Its just going to become this blue and brown planet, children in the future will draw their planet with brown and not green like we used to
This needs to fucking change
WALL-E IS BECOMING REAL LIFE
I wish we could do something about this but what can we do? No one would listen.
That’s a fucking shit attitude.
Guys, I could be wrong.. But I suspect the second photo is not accurate. Since, y’know, I live in Colorado, and last I checked when I drove across the state.. Colorado is not a vast fucking desert.
Also, the North American continent seems to have doubled in size in those 30 years, too. AMAZING.
Yeah, it’s fabricated. The Earth on the left is a “summer time” view of the earth, while the earth on the right is a “winter time” view of the earth. They were taken about 10 years apart, and the “summertime” view was apparently edited to be slightly greener than in reality.
It’s been reblogged and debunked at least three times in the past two years where I’ve seen it on my dashboard, and yet it keeps right on getting reblogged and wracking up notes, even though there’s no source link, and the original source blog is long gone. Tumblr is really, really good at spreading disinformation without verification like that.
Speaking of sources, you can read my source [ right here ].
You’re being way too nice to me, but thank you.
This week does suck though. Boss is away all week. Driver was sick for a couple days. Additional salesman gone Tuesday. Another will be off tomorrow. Customers calling up threatening not to pay $19,000 bills. Vendors too chicken-shit to talk to me and instead just send me to voice mail. And then the gigantic pile of work in the 88 degree, 88% humidity, un-air conditioned warehouse that we only managed to make a dent in on Thursday with a 40 year old forklift we pretty much have to charge ever other day to keep it limping along because division is too cheap to invest in a new one.
Better than no paycheck though.