This amazingly talented young lady is having a phenomenal giveaway. Though you should probably be watching her stuff, even without bribery. ;)

zimmay:

!!-ILLUSTRATION GIVEAWAY TIME-!!

I have recently hit 2,000+ followers! Thank you so much!! While this may seem like a small amount to some of my peers, this is huge for me, and I want to say a huge thank you to all of my followers new and old. So I’m holding my very first illustration giveaway! Please read everything below if you want in!

DISCLAIMER: this giveaway is completely and responsibly hosted by me and is not endorsed by or affiliated with Tumblr in any way.

THE PRIZE!

A fully colored character illustration by me! Any character of your choice, existing, fan-made, or original, with up to 2 characters total. You can request a specific style, (like art nouveau or super cartoony) or I can work in mine! This is basically a $200 illustration commission from me, but free for you! All of my commission rules as to what I will and will not draw apply, (tl;dr - just keep your requests clean and tasteful).

HOW TO ENTER!

  • You must be 18+ years old to enter.
  • Have your ask box turned on.
  • You must be following me. The purpose of this giveaway is to thank you, my followers!
  • Reblog this post to your main account for +1 entry. I will not be counting likes, and will not count reblogs made to side blogs.
  • Reblog to your main as many times as you like for more entries, but please be courteous to your followers.

And since I am not physically mailing anything for this giveaway, it’s open to anyone internationally. As long as you can tell me what you want me to draw and have an e-mail address that can accept big files, you’re good!

You have until Thursday May 1st, 2014 at 9:00pm PST to enter! I will choose one winner at random using random.org and will immediately contact the winner through their ask box. If no response is received within 48 hours, that person automatically forfeits the prize and I will choose another winner by repeating the process.

Before I say good luck, I just want to say thank you so, so much for all your support. Thank you for every follow, for every like, for allowing me to occupy a little space on your dashboard and for spreading my work. The art road is a tough one to follow and I rely on every follower to keep plowing through the difficult days. Thanks again, and… GOOD LUCK!!

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Artist Nathan Pyle's gif guide to NYC street etiquette is handy for any city. Take it to the streets!

I WANT TO IMPLANT THIS IN THE BRAINS OF EVERY FUCKING NYC TOURIST AND NEWCOMER. 

This is London too omg

This is probably every major city but New Yorkers are famous for the invisible sidewalk lanes.

IF YOU EVER PLAN ON VISITING NYC, PLEASE READ THIS, THIS IS SO IMPORTANT.

most of the dumb idiots in Boston need to take note of this

SO IMPORTANT in Philly, too.

Can we just say this applies to everyone in any city?

(via fanboy30)

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"The Seventh Sage"
Based on Mucha’s “Salome.”
Available at Teepublic, Redbubble, and Society6.

"The Seventh Sage"

Based on Mucha’s “Salome.”

Available at Teepublic, Redbubble, and Society6.

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"Endor Time"
Part of We Love Fine’s “Star Wars” design contest, and up for rating for just one more day!

See it here: https://contest.welovefine.com/vote.php?id_contest=72#/id_submit=27285

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Sameface Syndrome and other stories

turbomun:

In October of 2012, I was enrolled in one of my first serious animation classes, with a professor who I rather admired. I admired him so much, in fact, that I caught him outside of class time and asked him to review a few of my personal character designs. I was a very mediocre artist at that point (as opposed to now, where I’m a slightly less mediocre artist) and upon presenting my teacher with my designs, which were all intended to be different characters with different stories and different appearances, he barely had to scrutinize them before he delivered his verdict: “They all have the same face.”

And, I was dismayed to discover, he was right.

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Since then, I have studied long and hard, so that my female characters may no longer have the Exact Same Face. Huh…female characters. Funny how that works, isn’t it?

A few months after this incident, the official character designs for Disney’s Frozen were leaked.

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Up until then, all we had seen was concept art, which was so far removed from these that a lot of people thought they were faked, me among them. I seriously believed that someone with too much time on their hands had photomanipulated some screenshots of Rapunzel and tried to pass them off as the official Frozen designs. After all, there was no way that a major animation studio like Disney would knowingly, willfully produce three princesses with the Exact Same Face.

And again…princesses. Female characters. Exact Same Face. Something is amiss here.

Unfortunately, I overestimated Disney, and it was revealed that these were the real character designs indeed. Even though I will concede that, yes, there are some slight differences between the Frozen girls and Rapunzel, there are zero changes in the faces of Anna and Elsa. Zero. They have the same facial structure, the same eyes eyes, the same nose, the same mouth…and while we’re at it, the same body too, with the exception of Elsa being a little taller. The only differences are in skin tone and surface details, such as freckles and makeup (which, as I’ll cover in a moment, don’t fulfill even the most rudimentary basics of good character design — but we’ll get to that). So, how did this happen? How did a design mistake that would get you called out in a beginning animation class end up in a major Disney release?

In my opinion, the answer isn’t necessarily limited time, which was certainly a factor in Frozen, or laziness, or the fact that they’re all CG characters (sorry, 2D animation advocates, but lots of 3D girls do not look identical). To me, this speaks to a disturbing trend in Disney’s general approach towards designing female characters.

But first, some context…

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Disney goes the anime route. (Not in the good, Miyazaki way.)

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She really would rather kiss a wookie… . :)

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