You are many to ask me how I draw my backgrounds. I don’t have a real answer since I’m always searching while drawing. But here’s the technique I currently use at work to draw rocks. English subs are available by clickng the “CC” icon.

posted 1 week ago || 84 notes

loish:

had an urge to sketch some skies and clouds today.

loish:

had an urge to sketch some skies and clouds today.

posted 2 weeks ago || 3,746 notes

Be Confident in your art!

Something I forget too often. BE CONFIDENT. I often think that my work doesn’t worth anything. I don’t know why. Artist blues you know. But when I read this (and I’ve read it many times since Tom has posted this advice) I feel better. :)

tombancroft1:

I posted to my Taught By A Pro blog a new post about gaining conficence in your art. It even has a GLEN KEANE drawing to go with it, so its worth the click!
http://taughtbyapro.com/drawing-inspiration-4-confident-tom-bancroft/

Glen Keane Ariel drawing for Tom Bancroft

Drawing Inspiration #4 – Be Confident – Tom Bancroft

Be Confident by Tom Bancroft

This is probably the polar opposite of what you feel when you pick up a pencil to create.  I know it was for me when I was as a young artist.  Feeling confident in your drawing, animating, sculpting, painting or anything artistic can be the difference between success and utter failure (depending on how you judge success in your work).  For me, I usually judge a drawing as successful if it communicates my intent to myself or others around me. 

When I was young, success would be judged by my Mom when she came home and I held up a drawing that I did and said, “Look, Mom! What do you think?”  In your professional animation career success will be judged by an invisible audience who turns on the TV, buys a ticket to the movie or plays your video game.  The idea of the effects of confidence on my daily work didn’t fully hit me until I worked at Disney with Glen Keane

Glen Keane was taught by Ollie Johnston who taught him the importance of confidence in his work.  Ollie used to tell a story about his mentor, the legendary Freddie Moore.  Freddie created the popular version of Mickey Mouse that we know and love today.  He, like most artists, struggled with his own demons of not being good enough or talented enough for the challenges before him.  In fact, he was known to have a routine before starting a big scene.  He would go out into the hall outside of his office and ask his friends how much they liked his work.  As if on cue, he would hear them call out in unison, “Freddie, you’re the best!  Freddie, your scenes are the stuff of legend.  No one can animate Mickey better than you!” and so on.  Freddie’s chest would puff up and he would swagger back into his office and attack his scene. 

Whether false or not, once he was filled with confidence Freddie Moore created some of the best animation of all time.  He relied on that confidence to wage war on his doubts and clear the way to a place of connection between himself and his work that created magic. 

When Glen Keane would talk about confidence it was specific to knowing your character.  What it was doing, thinking, or feeling.  Glen was investing himself into his work with the confidence of knowing what he was GOING to create before it came out of his pencil!  He once gave me a drawing of Ariel and instead of some humorous pun like “I’m glad to be A Part of Your World–Glen Keane” he signed it, “Keep Animating From The Heart!”  The only way to imbue life into your animation is to put your WHOLE self into your work.  The only way to truly do that is to erase timidity out of your mind and to replace it with CONFIDENCE!  This lesson comes by way of Freddie Moore to Ollie Johnston to Glen Keane to me and now–to YOU.  Be confident.

(via spikievstheworld)

posted 2 weeks ago || 266 notes

Little tribute to my buddy/neighbour from Italy,  Nicola Sammarco. Here’s a character from his new project, and I can’t wait to hear about ! I’m pretty sure many of you already know his wonderful art. If you don’t, then you know hat to do! : 
http://nicolasammarco.deviantart.com/https://www.facebook.com/ArtOfNicolaSammarcohttp://nicolasammarcoartworks.blogspot.fr/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Katikut/215501041825330

Little tribute to my buddy/neighbour from Italy,  Nicola Sammarco. Here’s a character from his new project, and I can’t wait to hear about ! I’m pretty sure many of you already know his wonderful art. If you don’t, then you know hat to do! :

http://nicolasammarco.deviantart.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ArtOfNicolaSammarco
http://nicolasammarcoartworks.blogspot.fr/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Katikut/215501041825330

posted 2 weeks ago || 21 notes

loish:

long time no post! i went on vacation in june, and upon my return started working on an intensive freelance project with a tight deadline. all other free time was spent watching one of the best shows i’ve ever had the pleasure to watch: battlestar galactica. so i managed to find a few minutes free here and there to draw my three favorite characters from that show :) just started season 4! so sad that i have only this season left :’(
will be posting more starting next week!

loish:

long time no post! i went on vacation in june, and upon my return started working on an intensive freelance project with a tight deadline. all other free time was spent watching one of the best shows i’ve ever had the pleasure to watch: battlestar galactica. so i managed to find a few minutes free here and there to draw my three favorite characters from that show :) just started season 4! so sad that i have only this season left :’(

will be posting more starting next week!

posted 2 weeks ago || 5,085 notes

Quick sketch done today :)

Quick sketch done today :)

posted 1 month ago || 32 notes

thorinthesassmaster:

So today I reached a very huge and kind of unbelievable follower milestone and to celebrate that as well as the release of The Battle of the Five Armies I have decided that it is high time that I do a give away to show you guys how much I love and appreciate you all! I’ve been wanting to do this for the longest time and now I finally have enough money saved up to make this a gooden!

What You Get:

  • Lord of the Rings Extended DVD’s
  • Bag End Door Necklace
  • Hobbit Mole Skin Diary
  • Letter Opener of Your Choice
  • Your Very Own One Ring
  • The Map of Thorin Oakenshield
  • Hobbit Plush of your Choice
  • Copies of Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit Novels
  • Collectors Edition The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition with Bilbo and Gollum Statue!

A few standard rules will apply of course just to keep this as fair as possible!

  1. Seeing as this is a follower giveaway, you must be following me :D
  2. Reblog as much as you want, just don’t spam your poor followers! ;D
  3. No giveaway blogs!
  4. You must be comfortable to give me your address, for obvious reasons.
  5. The winner will be picked completely at random and will have 24 hours to respond before I choose another via a random number generator.

This will stay open until December 1st 2014 and the winner will be contacted December 2nd. Good luck and have fun my pretties!

EDIT: I’m happy to ship anywhere in the world so no worries guys! Enjoy and happy entering! <3

(via scurviesdisneyblog)

posted 1 month ago || 6,097 notes

This is one of the best place in the world to me. There’s a river next to my grand parents’s house, in the garden. I used to go fishing here, swim or canoe all the holidays… A heaven for children. Today I go there sometimes, but I miss this place so much while I’m here in Paris, in the grey buildings >___< Done in Photoshop CS6 with a Cintiq 24HD. I’ve worked first in b&w tones, then added the color over the main shapes before adding the last details.

posted 1 month ago || 222 notes

I&#8217;ve just finished a great trilogy (I know, I&#8217;m late!)

I’ve just finished a great trilogy (I know, I’m late!)

posted 1 month ago || 37 notes

You guys often ask me how I paint my BGs. I sometimes use this technique (this is funny because I also use it to make hair haha!) This person is a genius tu explain easily how to make this nice BG. Enjoy, and check the entire channel!

I don’t encourage people to work with a mouse, but you are many to ask “how to draw with a mouse?” (seriously guys, buy a wacom you won’t regret it! :D You’ll ask yourself how you did all these years without one) and this tutorial actually works for mouse users. :)

posted 1 month ago || 60 notes

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