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@invaderwashere Miami sighting one! #StreetArt #graffiti #8Bit #SpaceInvader   (at Miami Florida)

@invaderwashere Miami sighting one! #StreetArt #graffiti #8Bit #SpaceInvader (at Miami Florida)

Took part in a sweet Art show at #QlixStudioz hosted by #LongBoardHaven tonight. ‘Surface Movement’ was a great event I got to paint a board along with a bunch of other local artist. Goodtimes! #SkateCulture #Art #Painting #Gallery (at Qlix Studioz)

Took part in a sweet Art show at #QlixStudioz hosted by #LongBoardHaven tonight. ‘Surface Movement’ was a great event I got to paint a board along with a bunch of other local artist. Goodtimes! #SkateCulture #Art #Painting #Gallery (at Qlix Studioz)

Here’s the haul from #tcaf, good thing I didn’t go today, I would have spent SO MUCH MORE! 💸💸💸💸 #IndieComics #comics #greatweekend

Here’s the haul from #tcaf, good thing I didn’t go today, I would have spent SO MUCH MORE! 💸💸💸💸 #IndieComics #comics #greatweekend

Got this badass #Dracula sketch from the lovely Ms.@beckycloonan! Thanks κούκλα! Mind blown by your Greek connection! 😜 #TCAF #comics #illustration #AwesomeWeekend (at Toronto Reference Library)

Got this badass #Dracula sketch from the lovely Ms.@beckycloonan! Thanks κούκλα! Mind blown by your Greek connection! 😜 #TCAF #comics #illustration #AwesomeWeekend (at Toronto Reference Library)

Character Designs complete! Get these peoples their food! #PleaseWait #VideoGames #TOJam #AngryPatrons #GameDev #IndieGames #CharacterDesign #TeamClassOf1984
 (at George Brown College School of ESL)

Character Designs complete! Get these peoples their food! #PleaseWait #VideoGames #TOJam #AngryPatrons #GameDev #IndieGames #CharacterDesign #TeamClassOf1984
(at George Brown College School of ESL)

Catching up on the lore! How are you celebrating #HellboyDay? #hellboy20years #comiclegends #inspire #greatartists @artofMignola @DarkHorseComics

Catching up on the lore! How are you celebrating #HellboyDay? #hellboy20years #comiclegends #inspire #greatartists @artofMignola @DarkHorseComics

danaterrace:

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pindaboom:

Oscar nominees Best Animated Feature 2014

Earlier today this article was brought to my attention, in which it becomes clear that some of the Academy voters have little to no respect for the animation industry. They openly admit not having watched the nominated films and/or claiming that animated films are for kids, so they didn’t vote. Even the ones shown in the article that did vote barely motivated their choice.

I find this extremely disrespectful of the animators who poured their heart and soul into making these movies, only to have their work be pushed aside without a second glance by the judges of one of the most prominent and well known film awards out there. As an aspiring animator, I am deeply insulted.

Please note that in this post I am expressing no opinion on whether Frozen should have won or not. I think it’s a wonderful film, just as all the other nominees. I am simply saying that we deserve better.

What they did is disrespectful to the creators of every single one of these films, even Frozen. By barely motivating their choice, they make it look like they voted for Frozen simply because of Disney’s status in the industry. Because it’s Disney, and it made a lot of money, so it had to be at least somewhat good. To me it seems like some of the voters just defaulted to voting for the Disney film, and nobody likes to win by default.

Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of loving Disney simply because it’s Disney, but there is so much more beautiful animation out there and it deserves to be taken into consideration. And if Frozen won, it should have won because the majority of the voters thought it was the best film, not because part of the voters was too lazy to even watch the nominated films.

I very rarely reblog here but this sums up a lot of my feelings about the Oscars this year :(

I want so badly to just educate people in film about the real craft of animation. I think so much of the dismissal simply comes from a place of ignorance. It doesn’t hurt any less, but it gives me hope that spreading knowledge will help bring a change in the condescending attitude so many people have towards animation.

Word.

I wrote a big post about this but Tumblr swallowed it up. I’m gonna reblog again cause everyone needs to be aware of what’s going down.

ghiblijam:

DONE!
Here is my submission to The Ghibli Jam 2014.
San from Princess Mononoke. This was the first Miyazaki film I ever saw and it was love at first sight! Ghibli films top my favourites for animation. Hayao Miyazaki will be missed.
To celebrate, earlier today I went to see "The Wind Rises" and as I type this I’m rocking “Howl’s Moving Castle”!
DARE TO DREAM!
I’ll be posting more drawings, post jam, on my tumblr here kostopolis.tumblr.com

So I got in to the submissions! Rereading my submission comments I make it sound like Miyazaki has passed. I meant he will be missed as a director!!! lol!!! The man is alive and well!

ghiblijam:

DONE!

Here is my submission to The Ghibli Jam 2014.

San from Princess Mononoke. This was the first Miyazaki film I ever saw and it was love at first sight! Ghibli films top my favourites for animation. Hayao Miyazaki will be missed.

To celebrate, earlier today I went to see "The Wind Rises" and as I type this I’m rocking “Howl’s Moving Castle”!

DARE TO DREAM!

I’ll be posting more drawings, post jam, on my tumblr here kostopolis.tumblr.com

So I got in to the submissions! Rereading my submission comments I make it sound like Miyazaki has passed. I meant he will be missed as a director!!! lol!!! The man is alive and well!

Ghibli Jam 2014 submission. 
More to come!

Ghibli Jam 2014 submission.

More to come!