Another stupid what-if situation with West Coast characters.
It started when I saw that Yusuke has higher strength points compared to Andrew and I jokingly talked about how he could win an arm wrestle and upset Andrew. Amber(his player/owner) told me that he would take this way too seriously cause he HATES losing. And may use something that would boost his power to take Yusuke down.
Now, Andrew at that time had a cursed weapon that he can produce from the blood of his arm, and when he wields it, all his stats grow to the highest level. He also loses morality points and will become the most merciless bloodlusting kinda guy(which is hilarious cause he’s a man who worked for the law)
So here we are.
Rest in fucking pieces Kaneda.
8: I had my own gallery once, a few years ago actually. Filled with my own art, from wall to wall, and the whole thing visited not one, not two, but three gallery rooms over the course of a year or so. It was honestly the greatest honor I was ever presented with, and the feedback was tear jerkingly sweet. The visitors were mostly kindergarteners, or primary schoolers, and when such young people tell you that you’ve inspired them to follow your path… probably that was when I was the proudest I’ve ever been.
11: I have a hard time remembering my dreams, but there’s a reoccuring one where I’m flying through clouds, over an ocean, towards a grand-canyon like scenery. The mere feeling of flight is a precious one, and brought me one of the best good night’s rests through the joy and excitement of the dream.
14: I’m on one right now, to be honest, but it’s pretty eventless so far. There was that one time though, when me and my parents got together with 3 other families, and travelled to the mountains of Sappada, Italy, to have a skiing vacation. I finally learned how to go fast while doing the slalom, drank numerous amounts of Bombardino on the top of the ski lift (eggnog-ish drink, heated up and mixed with cream and rum. Brings the heat to any frozen face in a second), and generally had a great time. The sights were breathtaking, especially when the sun went down a bit.
24: Many of my friends in Hungary told me that I’ve somehow managed to bring more colour and fun in their lives everyday. While this sounds cliché’, it means a lot to me, because we’re all from a very dull place. The Northern regions of Hungary may have their hills and valleys, but the cities are generally boring, and worn down through the ages. Not a hopeful place to grow up in. So when they said I made them forget about this soul-dulling environment on a daily basis, it made me feel real good about myself.
32: Before our family moved to a house, we lived in a flat at the end of a hilltop street. It was a huge building, with lots of tiny flats, but with a pretty decent backstreet park. On the edge of this park, there was a Sandstone hill, where our childhood gang dug out holes in the wall, and made a little shelter. With chairs and stick decorations and flowers, everything. It was a sweet spot to gather in.
1: Well this is a tough one right off the bat, because I can’t really pinpoint my favourite movie. I watch a lot of movies (A LOT) but the one I can clearly remember watching for the first time is “A Bug’s Life”. It was a rollercoaster of emotions, but the sheer terror the grasshoppers struck in my heart is unforgettable. I loved the movie nontheless though, and dropped my jaw in awe every second scene or so.
2: It was… awkward actually. We were both attending violin classes after school, and knew each other for quiet some time by then, and while we were waiting, she basically asked if we could step it up a notch, ascending from friendship to “romantic relationship”. I didn’t really know what to do, so I asked her to close her eyes, and stole a kiss.
Doodles from several weeks ago. Promised to post ‘em over here.
What if these guys were more badass? I think it’d be pretty rad. I might finish one of these later on. Who knows.
This sounds really fucking awesome.
Guys make headcanons about me.
IF SOMEONE DOES THIS I WILL BE SO HAPPY
Stat sheet complete, rough design uploaded and shared, background story thought through and ready to be told to the GMs, application note sent, getting ready for the nerve breaking rollercoaster of the tutorial…
When in doubt, which I’ll be a lot, punching things is always a suitable option.
Still reading through the rules, still deciding about his attributes, but I’m about 95% sure this guy will be my character for the Cardians if I ever make it in.
Wilbur Toofer, lumberjack-experienced muscle for hire, occasional bouncer, undisputed barfight champ. Butterhearted poppa bear for his daughter Amelie, ruthless punch-machine to her boyfriend(s), and any possible adversaries that risks his precious angel’s safety…
Well, anything humanly possible…
Sadly, we couldn’t make too many photos bc me being an idiot forgot to charge up the batteries of my camera lol, but yeah hey, cosplay photos for ya! I’m pretty sure I’ll Snufkin again next time. Or not. We will see.
Quickest way to improvement? Practice. It’s a simple bit of advice that rings with absolute truth. Articles, tips, mentors, and study will never get you as far as rolling up your sleeves and getting down to work, be it animation or any other skill. Today we’ve compiled a list of exercises, like animation push-ups, that will get your art skills buff and toned.
Maybe you still need convinced of how important the “Art of Doing” is? Look no further than the early days of animation, especially at the Disney studio. Here were a group of animators (before being an animator was even a thing) who HAD no books to read, or websites to visit, or even experienced animators to ask. They learned via the age old art of hands-on training, experimenting and discovering as they went. And some would argue they created some of the greatest animation to ever be seen. Masterpieces like the dwarfs dancing in Snow White or the terror of the Monstro scene in Pinocchio. So be like them! Get out there and do animation!
Some of these exercises you may have done or seen before; some maybe not. Consider doing each of them, even if you did once previously, because returning to an old exercise to see how much you’ve progressed is a very valuable experience.
Level 1 Exercises
(Do not discount their simplicity! Here you have the principals of animation, which all other animation is built on. They are worth your time and effort.)
- Ball Bouncing in place, no decay (loop)
- Ball Bouncing across the screen
- Brick falling from a shelf onto the ground
- Simple character head turn
- Character head turn with anticipation
- Character blinking
- Character thinking [tougher than it sounds!]
- Flour Sack waving (loop)
- Flour Sack jumping
- Flour Sack falling (loop or hitting the ground)
- Flour Sack kicking a ball
Level 2 Exercises
- Change in Character emotion (happy to sad, sad to angry, etc.)
- Character jumping over a gap
- Standing up (from a chair)
- Walk Cycle [oldie but goodie!]
- Character on a pogo stick (loop)
- Reaching for an object on a shelf overhead
- Quick motion smear/blur
- Taking a deep breath [also tougher than it sounds!]
- A tree falling
- Character being hit by something simple (ball, brick, book)
- Run Cycle
Level 3 Exercises
- Close up of open hand closing into fist
- Close up of hand picking up a small object
- Character lifting a heavy object (with purpose!)
- Overlapping action (puffy hair, floppy ears, tail)
- Character painting
- Hammering a nail
- Stirring a soup pot and tasting from a spoon
- Character blowing up a balloon
- Character juggling (loop)
- Scared character peering around a corner
- Zipping up a jacket
- Licking and sealing an envelope
- Standing up (from the ground)
- Pressing an elevator button and waiting for it
- Starting to say something but unsure of how
Level 4 Exercises
- Character eating a cupcake
- Object falling into a body of water
- Two characters playing tug-of-war
- Character dealing a deck of cards out
- The full process of brushing one’s teeth
- A single piece of paper dropping through the air
- Run across screen with change in direction
- Sleeping character startled by alarm then returning to sleepy state
- Opening a cupboard and removing something inside
- Putting on a pair of pants
- Opening the “world’s best gift” and reacting
- Any of the above exercises using a very heavy character/object next to a very light character/object. Enhance the differences the weight change makes!
Things to keep in mind:
- Reading these exercises will do as much for you as reading about push-ups would do for your physical muscles: NOTHING. If you want the benefit, you must animate them. Take a deep breath and just do it.
- Do not forget the famous words of Ollie Johnston: “You’re not supposed to animate drawings [3D models]. You’re supposed to animate feelings.” If a character isn’t thinking, they aren’t alive, and the animation has failed.
- Keep it simple! There is no reason to over complicate any of these exercises. Going back to push-ups, would push-ups be harder if while doing them you also recited the Gettysburg Address? Yes. Would they be any more beneficial? No. Keep things nice and simple and clear.
- Do your best. There is no reason to do these exercises poorly. Give it your all. You don’t have to show anyone, these are for you. You owe it to yourself to try your very best. Something not quite right? Take the time to fix it.
- As always, have fun. Push ups are not fun. Animation is supposed to be. Be joyful in your work!
Have any questions about the exercises above? Leave a comment below and we’ll answer them the best we can! Someone else may be wondering the exact same thing, so you’ll help them too. Likewise if someone is looking for possible exercises, why not share a link to these and give them a hand?