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everyone you’ve ever loved has said some problematic shit: a novel 

you have also said some problematic shit: the sequel

having said problematic shit does not necessarily make you or anyone else a bad person, just be aware of it, don’t say it again, and don’t make fucking excuses for people who continue to say problematic shit: the thrilling conclusion


no tho srsly

the artists that i follow (and even ones i haven’t found yet.  if you draw or paint or do anything of the sort, let me know, ok?) are so very good at drawing, and watching you learn and grow and do what you enjoy makes me so happy i’m so proud of you guys

keep doing what you love

even if you think it’s shitty, it really isn’t.  it’s a learning exercise and you’re doing so well.  every drawing is a new step and if you keep working at it you’ll just get better and better

it’s like any skill.  focus, try your best, study when you have the time.  just keep going.  your work is beautiful and know that i and no doubt others will and do appreciate it.

i know it’s hard to keep your head up about your work when it seems everything you churn out is shit, but what i’ve learned is that when you think your art is bad?  that means your eye has gone ahead of your hand, so you can see where you’ve gone wrong.  but your hand will catch up soon, so keep working at it.

trust me i am a bug.




i think we all need to talk about the tangled error a more tho bc its a million times more hilarious than those two frozen errors


IT IS NOT AN ERROR TUMBLR OMFG, It’s a classical technique called “Breaking the Joint” invented by Art Babbitt, look it up. It is intentionally done so that the gesture is actually more fluid and appealing than would actually be possible in reality.

Animation is like slight of hand, we do impossible things in it ON PURPOSE, that when played at full speed, will be FELT but not seen. Our entire artform plays tricks on your brain, watching tumblr critique this is like watching a kid proudly pronounce that they know the magician put the ball in his sleeve and didn’t really make it disappear. Well duh he did.

To all the tumblrers posting this kind of stuff: how about you learn your shit before critiquing the works of professionals who have been studying and practicing this artform longer than you’ve been alive?

That frozen post I keep seeing—I can’t know for sure, but I have a strong feeling that it was an intensional choice by the artist to move the hair in a more efficient way, rather than carry it through it’s realistic path. There were a few times in school I was encouraged to make decisions like this, because the instructors felt it cleaned up the motion or silhouette or made an action easier for an audience to read.

I want you guys to know, every time you call an advanced animation technique a “mistake”, Milt Kahl rips an angel’s wings off.