A little storyboard/storybook-esque thing for some practice

I’m a sucker for emotional/cheesy endings so I decided to try a leg it x) 

Mangrove island adventure :)

Mangrove island adventure :)

breigrace:

Black to color to animation. 

(girly) Zedilair poking and blinking. (its really for my DA page to direct viewers to my art files). 

anyways, copyright of the Kingdom project. Do not repost on other sites and credit artist. BreiGrace

Yass, very nice! I love the movement of his eyelids <3

Dinner time with seagulls :)

Dinner time with seagulls :)

Hi Tom!! I'm a digital animation student and I was wondering if you have any tips for getting a job at Disney. That's kind of one of my lifetime goals. I would absolutely love to hear back from you! --Shey

tombancroft1:

Hey Shey.  Sorry for this late reply, I just saw I had messages.  I get this question a lot.  ”Do you have a TIP on how I get into Disney as an animator/character designer/concept artist- its my dream”.  

I’m answering you, but posting this for all to see.  

(NOTE: Shey, ignore any snarky-ness in my tone, you don’t deserve it and seem like a very nice person.  This is a global answer since I’m posting it and not necessarily directed toward you.   I just get this question A LOT and, hopefully unlike yourself, by people that just want to dream it; not work for it.)  

First of all, when you ask someone that question, you really should have your portfolio in your hand and have JUST SHOWN that person it.  Without that, I truly am just giving you the most general of answers.  That said, you just want a “tip” on how to do it?  The easy answer is to Google search it and most likely you’ll end up at Disney animation’s website where I assume (I’ve never looked) they probably have some instructions on how to submit your portfolio online and (hopefully) an idea of what they want you to have in it.  That’s a tip.  

But here’s the honest answer and its a bit more than a tip.  The real question you should be asking is, “What do i need to do to make it as a professional artist at one of the biggest/oldest/ most respected/ competitive animation studios in the world?”  I’ll be even more direct: by not even knowing what you are REALLY asking, it tells me you’re not ready.  The person asking how to become what took me 25 years and looking for a “tip” for an answer has a long way to go to understand the competitive effort and strong work ethic needed to make it at a major animation studio, much less get that first entry level job as an artist.  First, take an honest look at your work and compare it to PROs.  Not your peers.  Not your Deviant Art followers, your parents, siblings, or high school friends- but compare it to the people’s work who’s JOB you want to take away.  Sounds tough, right?  At many studios, that’s what it comes down to: Someone has to leave for a job to be open, so there’s some truth to it.  But that mentality of  looking at your ARTISTIC HEROES as your competition will give you a good sense to what you are up against.  The best of the best.  Yes, there are entry-level positions at most of the studios, but you don’t want that.  You want to jump past that and be an animator, character designer, concept artist.  Not a storyboard revisionist.  Not an intern.  Maybe you’ll take those positions to get your foot in the door?  Good, because that’s all you’re gonna get offered to you.  Even if you draw like the teen version of Glen Keane (if you don’t know who he is then you’re also showing how “not ready” you are) you still don’t have that precious commodity that producers put equal weight on: Experience.   So, buckle down remember you’re young still (unlike me) and do the work needed and expect an entry level position for all that hard work.  It’s fact.  How long you stay in that entry level position is where you’re ability will pay off though.  Some climb high and fast.  Others, their whole career is a struggle.  Hard work can make a difference, but I believe there is a mysterious “A” gene that is a bit bigger in some people’s DNA than most.  And that “A” stands for “Ability”.  

I can shorten it to a TIP though: DRAW EVERY DAY.  

I know I sound like a crodgity-old man (and part of me is) but know that I am answering this question not for you, but for ALL the people that have asked it.  BUT- even more importantly- know that I’m ALSO not answering this just for me but for all the other artist pros that have been asked it.  Listen to these words:  Wake up.  Quite dreaming and start WORKING.

You’ll have my job in no time. :) 

blue-eyed-hanji:

snorlaxlovesme:

I FOUND OUT WHAT THE NEW BOX REMINDS ME OF

shit

 - Armin's English Scream
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thisinsaneartist:

blue-eyed-hanji:

domofudgie:

arminthewhore:

empressofsnow:

I was just randomly searching the net and I found a leaked version of episode 5.  Here’s Armin’s scream.

Armin wants off this wild ride.

… Also… Given I took this out of context… It kinda sounds like Eren stabbed Armin or something…

OKAY IM SORRY BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE EREN THREW A SPIDER AT ARMIN AND IM C RY ING

So apparently, my good friend amberawrnerd and her fiance  are close friends with the English voice actor for Armin, Josh Grelle. When they heard this clip, they broke down laughing. Why?

Because when Armin shouts out “Eren!” he sounds like Armin…. But when Josh starts screaming, apparently it sounded like Josh’s real voice… And the last time they heard that scream was when he was being pushed really fast in a shopping cart.

i can’t decide which is funnier: the spider or the shopping cart

Ahaha IM DEAS

it isn&#8217;t easy being the mailman 

it isn’t easy being the mailman 

A seagull-mailman-man :&#8217;)

A seagull-mailman-man :’)

a farm boy and his crime fighting cow..
i think more sleep is in order&#8230;xD;;

a farm boy and his crime fighting cow..

i think more sleep is in order…xD;;