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tealin:

Sometimes I wonder if I like the News Quiz too much.

While I bank up some new stuff, I’m going to reblog some of the stuff I ported over to Tumblr back when I had only a handful of followers, for the benefit of people who’ve just joined.
This is a good one to start with as Andy Hamilton rejoined the News Quiz panel after a long absence, this past series. Just like old times!

tealin:

Sometimes I wonder if I like the News Quiz too much.

While I bank up some new stuff, I’m going to reblog some of the stuff I ported over to Tumblr back when I had only a handful of followers, for the benefit of people who’ve just joined.

This is a good one to start with as Andy Hamilton rejoined the News Quiz panel after a long absence, this past series. Just like old times!

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There was a bootcamp group doing their thing in the park on the day of our first life drawing club.  One of the guys in fatigues took some of the most incongruously feminine poses, I could have drawn him all day.

I’ll draw something out of my head again, one of these days, I just have to sneak up on it from behind so it doesn’t get startled and run off.

Filed under drawing sketchbook sketches ink brush bootcamp observatoin

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Anonymous asked: Hi! Sorry to bother you, but I may be starting my first year of animation soon. I know my art has a lot of flaws but one of my biggest problems is that I'm a slow worker. I was just wondering if this is going to be a big issue and if you had any tips for speeding up? Again, sorry and thank you!

If your school is worth its salt, it’ll beat that out of you!  I ditched my slowness pretty quickly in the face of 60 1-minute poses and not being allowed to use an eraser in animation class.  Drawing in ink is good, it forces you to think before you mark and commit to what you’ve done.  The best thing for speeding up is having way more to do than time to do it; you are forced to find your own ways to economise.

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wherelieththerain asked: I'm an aspiring animator and I just a question about life-drawing, How do you manage to draw your subjects so quickly? whenever i try to draw passers by they always move away before can get more than their profile, thanks for your answer and I really like your drawings.

I talk a little about what I call the ‘Bradbury Snapshot’ here, but I’m pretty sure Walt Stanchfield has a lot more, and clearer, things to say in Drawn To Life (I don’t know which volume, I’m afraid).  If you’re an aspiring animator I’d put those books at the top of your list.

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A very keen young animator in London, frustrated with the lack of drop-in animation-friendly life drawing on offer, has set up a life drawing club – the price for 3+ hours good solid gesture drawing is taking your turn to go up and pose (clothed).  It’s a good time!  And the more people turn up, the less you have to pose, so if you’re in town, please come play …

Filed under drawing life drawing london animation getsure sketch

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Market Research

I am very belatedly looking to get into the whole ‘monetizing of online art’ thing, but haven’t a clue how to go about it, so am looking for any advice anyone may have, whether as an artist, a consumer, or a hapless bystander.  More information and specific questions are at the link (above).  Please please comment there, for preference, or reply to this post/send an ask if you don’t wish to leave Tumblr.

Thank you for your feedback!  Information is precious!

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Simon's Cat in 'Off to the Vet'

Do you like the internet?

Do you like animation?

Do you like CATS? (Not the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, the actual furry creatures which the internet has proven it loves)

The handful of people who make the Simon’s Cat web videos subsist mainly on YouTube ad revenue – one short’s returns pay for the next, and so on – but they want to expand and make a really nice longer film in colour, so are raising funds to cover the difference in production costs.  Happily they’ve hit their Indiegogo target, but any extra funds they can raise will help them breathe a little easier and cover contingency plans should the production hit any snags (and productions always hit snags). The extra cool thing about this is they’re doing this all themselves and not depending on the studio system.  Please support some bold and talented animation ninjas!

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