Backgrounds are forevermore the bane of my existence |D;;
Perspective is super important, especially when drawing the interior of a room…!!!
The next Gravity Off picture is definitely coming, but taking its sweet time being figured out XD; I’m dodging flashbacks of designing Baby Herman’s room (school assignment) and the interior of that wonky house and adjusting perspective lines and aaaaaaaugh!
(At least the characters themselves are cooperating… Background, why can’t you behave like them??)
Thank you for all the likes and reblogs! See you when the picture’s done! :3
This here is nothing short of amazing
Now this is solidarity.
What’s beautiful about this, too, is the image that a monk presents. Plenty of people are able to vilify black people enough to not care if they see violence against them and due to their ignorance and racism they see a crowd of them as something violent or criminal. But image of monks getting hurt and dying are often something most people recoil against when they see them in news about like the situation in Tibet.
By standing with them, they bring that image of peace with them to show that the people they are standing with are just as peaceful as them, and if there were to be any further violence against them, it’d be terrible press for the cops: images of police shooting tear gas and rubber bullets at monks.
This was a good thing they did, especially when there’s so much slant in the press to make black people look like thugs.
You might not know his face- but if you’re a fan of Gravity Falls you know his work. Art Director Ian Worrel (http://enworrel.blogspot.com) just won an Emmy for individual achievement in art direction, and the team here at GF couldn’t be more proud. Ian himself is a pretty humble and reserved guy, so this is the perfect place to brag about him and totally embarrass the guy. Deal with it, Ian!
If Gravity Falls was a real town, Ian Worrel would be its true founder, landscaper and architect. Every gnarled tree, cluster of moss, sweeping vista, creepy cave and foggy forest, not to mention the Mystery Shack itself- were conceived, drawn, and painted under his expert guidance. The guy is a legit genius, a natural talent, and of the most hardworking, warm, and genuinely smart people in the industry.
When I was in my 3rd year in college, I had the absurd good fortune to be Ian’s room-mate. We were basically the Goofus and Gallant of CalArts. He would get up every morning at the crack of dawn to work diligently on his film, following his schedule and improving his craft with a level of seriousness and focus that became campus legend. I on the other hand would wake up at noon, forget to shower, chase ducks around and almost get arrested by campus security for riding a miniature motorcycle throughout he halls. Imagine my surprise that this guy would agree to work with me then- and continue to do so all these years. I’m lucky to call him a collaborator, but even luckier to call him a friend.
And now that Ian is suitably embarrassed, I will share with you a never before known piece of Gravity Falls trivia. You know that stamp in the theme song title card? Does it resemble anyone to you?
There is no Gravity Falls without Ian Worrel. Congrats buddy on this latest achievement! We’re all so proud to work alongside you.
More Flash build experimentation. I actually got a solid walk cycle going. This is my own original character “Unilunis ©”. Or better known as Earth.
It’s a flash cartoon I’m working on where all the planets come to life and gain minds of their own. I’ll be posting more conceptual stuff about the cartoon as I go. :)