That Was The Opportune Moment

nonis:

I need to let that petting horse scene out of my system

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ilyone:

I had this mental picture of Nico summoning ink-like shadows and disappearing  into them, so I made this really short animation to give it a try ! 

The shadows were created from this free footage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71NVwY1J2ws&feature=c4-overview&list=UULxBCkZTCrdxw4qh1iz6F5Q . The video is web compressed so the quality isn’t so good, sorry about that. 

I guess one could say I’m slightly Nico-obssessed at the moment ;P

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cheese3d:

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anyone please ask your crush out like this

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The thrilling answer

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and the awkward stupidity continues

baseball dude emails ghost boy to study together in the library

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bored with airplanes

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Anonymous asked: i was wondering, what do you do in university? the cartoon-realistic style you post here, or realism, or...?

viria:

It’s realism! we don’t really have the option to study concept art or caroon-realism, any of it, which is really sad sometimes. We can choose to do decorative style, but only for composition (which is more of a personal project) than our usual works.

if you’re curious..I kind of posted some stuff I did for the uni on instagram and I guess I could post some of them here too

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some of them weren’t exactly finished at the point when I made photos but…haha you’d get the idea on what we do usually in the uni.__.

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - Gesture DrawingAs a story artist, I feel like one of the most important technical skill to develop is the ability to draw things things clearly and fast. Practicing gesture drawing is, in my opinion, a good way to get better at it. I think it’s fun, too! Of course, you can draw from life and find unique things people and animals do, but I also think practicing gesture drawing from imagination is truly helpful. For instance, I usually do some gesture drawings of characters I’m about to work with in a sequence. It helps me find a short-hand to start building from. The simpler, the better. Especially early on a project, it really helps to find a quick way to draw a character over and over without repeating yourself all the time.I remember Life Drawing teachers telling me to “draw from within” and to “feel the weight”. It’s absolutely true, but in terms of storyboarding, other elements came to be as important to the process. Silhouette and a sense of “cartooning” is tremendously helpful to communicate certain things clearly to an audience.I’m only focusing on character posing right now (and this is just an introduction to the subject). Gesture drawing is very close to thumb-nailing, another ultra-helpful skill. More on that later.For those who want to spend some money on great books on the subject, I highly recommend you to pick up “Drawn To Life: 20 Golden Years of Master Classes of Disney Master Classes” (Vol. 1 and 2) , from Walt Stanchfield. Do it.Norm

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - Gesture Drawing

As a story artist, I feel like one of the most important technical skill to develop is the ability to draw things things clearly and fast. Practicing 
gesture drawing is, in my opinion, a good way to get better at it. I think it’s fun, too! Of course, you can draw from life and find unique things people and animals do, but I also think practicing gesture drawing from imagination is truly helpful. For instance, I usually do some gesture drawings of characters I’m about to work with in a sequence. It helps me find a short-hand to start building from. The simpler, the better. Especially early on a project, it really helps to find a quick way to draw a character over and over without repeating yourself all the time.

I remember Life Drawing teachers telling me to “draw from within” and to “feel the weight”. It’s absolutely true, but in terms of storyboarding, other elements came to be as important to the process. Silhouette and a sense of “cartooning” is tremendously helpful to communicate certain things clearly to an audience.

I’m only focusing on character posing right now (and this is just an introduction to the subject). Gesture drawing is very close to thumb-nailing, another ultra-helpful skill. More on that later.

For those who want to spend some money on great books on the subject, I highly recommend you to pick up “Drawn To Life: 20 Golden Years of Master Classes of Disney Master Classes” (Vol. 1 and 2) , from Walt Stanchfield. Do it.

Norm

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sixpenceee:

Déjà Vu

Déjà vu is the experience of being certain that you have experienced or seen a new situation previously – you feel as though the event has already happened or is repeating itself.

The experience is usually accompanied by a strong sense of familiarity and a sense of eeriness, strangeness, or weirdness. The “previous” experience is usually attributed to a dream, but sometimes there is a firm sense that it has truly occurred in the past.

Déjà Vécu

Déjà vécu is what most people are experiencing when they think they are experiencing deja vu.

Déjà vu is the sense of having seen something before, whereas déjà vécu is the experience of having seen an event before, but in great detail – such as recognizing smells and sounds. 

Déjà Visité

Déjà visité is a less common experience and it involves an uncanny knowledge of a new place. For example, you may know your way around a a new town or a landscape despite having never been there, and knowing that it is impossible for you to have this knowledge. 

Déjà Senti

Déjà senti is the phenomenon of having “already felt” something. This is exclusively a mental phenomenon and seldom remains in your memory afterwards.

You could think of it as the feeling of having just spoken, but realizing that you, in fact, didn’t utter a word.

Jamais Vu

Jamais vu (never seen) describes a familiar situation which is not recognized. It is often considered to be the opposite of déjà vu and it involves a sense of eeriness. The observer does not recognize the situation despite knowing rationally that they have been there before.

Chris Moulin, of Leeds University, asked 92 volunteers to write out “door” 30 times in 60 seconds. He reported that 68% of the precipitants showed symptoms of jamais vu, such as beginning to doubt that “door” was a real word. This has lead him to believe that jamais vu may be a symptom of brain fatigue.

Presque Vu

Presque vu is very similar to the “tip of the tongue” sensation – it is the strong feeling that you are about to experience an epiphany – though the epiphany seldom comes. 

L’esprit de l’Escalier

L’esprit de l’escalier (stairway wit) is the sense of thinking of a clever comeback when it is too late. 

Capgras Delusion

Capgras delusion is the phenomenon in which a person believes that a close friend or family member has been replaced by an identical looking impostor. This could be tied in to the old belief that babies were stolen and replaced by changelings in medieval folklore, as well as the modern idea of aliens taking over the bodies of people on earth to live amongst us for reasons unknown. This delusion is most common in people with schizophrenia but it can occur in other disorders.

Fregoli Delusion

Fregoli delusion is a rare brain phenomenon in which a person holds the belief that different people are, in fact, the same person in a variety of disguises. It is often associated with paranoia and the belief that the person in disguise is trying to persecute them.

It was first reported in 1927 in the case study of a 27-year-old woman who believed she was being persecuted by two actors whom she often went to see at the theatre. She believed that these people “pursued her closely, taking the form of people she knows or meets”.

Prosopagnosia

Prosopagnosia is a phenomenon in which a person is unable to recognize faces of people or objects that they should know. People experiencing this disorder are usually able to use their other senses to recognize people – such as a person’s perfume, the shape or style of their hair, the sound of their voice, or even their gait. A classic case of this disorder was presented in the 1998 book (and later Opera by Michael Nyman) called “The man who mistook his wife for a hat”.

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Free! Names and Meanings

viria:

Free! Names and Meanings

yannychigi:

the-flower-maiden:

Guys! I was researching Japanese names are their meanings and look what I found:

Haruka: far off, distant

Rin: dignified, severe, cold

Makoto: sincerity

Nagisa: Seashore

Rei: lovely

No like I believe this is basically what the show is trying to fix within it’s characters

Haru who was distant…

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was taught to reach out to the people he cared about

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Rin who was too dignified and cold

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learned to acknowledge and amend for his mistakes 

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Makoto who is always ever so self sacrificing, always trying to be strong to the point of hiding everything if it meant the happiness of others or simply avoid any trouble just because of his ‘selfishness’

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learned that it’s ok to be weak, to be TRUE TO ONES SELF, to stop pretending and actually say what he truely feels

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Rei who only saw the beauty in for what it looked like

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saw BEAUTY for what it felt like. That there are other things that make sports beautiful: Camaraderie, teamwork, trust…Friendship

and last but not the least

Nagisa…

which translates to seashore… 

Nagisa who is always so bubbly and cheerful actually has this insecure side. 

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At first glance, the seashore would look like the boundery between land and sea. But when you look at it in a different angle, it is actually ‘where the land and the sea meet’

Despite the age gap and his inner insecurities, Nagisa was able to prove to himself that he can do what others can if he puts his mind to it. That his age or anything else is no handicap but more of a bigger driving force for him to do his best.

This show is more than just muscles and torsos and fangasms

Free! taught me how to actually make myself a better person

teaforwhales:

Every Haikyuu!! volume have these really cute little pictures of some character under the covers, so I scanned and cleaned them.

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radycat:

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annabeth and her giant tree best friend thalia because this is totally how it went shut up my word is law

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marauders-fanfilm:

We Need Your Help to Bring the Marauders To Life!
The Gathering Storm: A Marauders Fan FIlm is in the final days of its Kickstarter campaign, and while we’re doing well, we still have a ways to go if we want to make this film a reality. 
It’s absolutely doable, but not without your help. We need to reach our minimum by Monday, or we won’t be able to make a film. So donate what you can, and help us spread the word! We’ve got six days, and we’ll take all the support we can get. 
Help us Keep the Magic Alive!
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marauders-fanfilm:

We Need Your Help to Bring the Marauders To Life!

The Gathering Storm: A Marauders Fan FIlm is in the final days of its Kickstarter campaign, and while we’re doing well, we still have a ways to go if we want to make this film a reality. 

It’s absolutely doable, but not without your help. We need to reach our minimum by Monday, or we won’t be able to make a film. So donate what you can, and help us spread the word! We’ve got six days, and we’ll take all the support we can get. 

Help us Keep the Magic Alive!

Kickstarter | Tumblr | Facebook 

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