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.
Goddamnit Space Dandy…
I KNEW IT! I FREAKING KNEW IT!!!Yerpppppp.
Eh. Haven’t drawn Mr. Star in a while. A little changes on his design. I made his body more exaggerated. I thought it was more appealing. And before he used to have black hair. Now I made it a dark blue to match the night sky.
Dreams make up for lack of creativity I guess. So yes I had a beautiful dream with these two characters. Too bad I forgot what they were doing. But I’ll probably come up with a story for them. If not, I’ll just throw them in other stories I’m working on.
Well I finished most of my homework today and I had some time to spare. Well this is different. No characters!
The real question is why is he painting in the dark? Yeah it’s suppose to be a funny but not really funny comic.
I’ve been working on this one on and off. An idea that popped up when I was hanging out with friends. It was just going to be a sketch, but I decided to take it further. I’m starting to get into the swing of decent looking comics.
Story: Because of the war against sorcerers, Percilla and Saburith (friend) were torn apart from their families, due to what their families have been practicing for many generations. Because of their good health, they were sent to a laboratory for experimentation. They were literally going to be a human weapon of the war against their own kind.
What the doctors did was inject parts of DNA from different animals into the DNA of the human lab rats. Traumatic as it was, Percilla and Saburith were able to cope by staying with each other. They remained in that lab for 4 years. After the doctors declared the experiment unsuccessful, they gave them a drug, which was almost like amnesia, and threw them into the streets of a small town. Almost a year later, a man takes them in and raises them as his own. And the funny thing is that the man was a pirate.
So several years later, they roamed around the streets and towns stealing things…and because of their appearance, they were called “The Demon Pirates”. Soon, they began to have flashbacks of their traumatic childhood, which begins their epic journey!
So many things happened at MAGFest. Basically Thysto and I stalked the Game Grumps to give them the truffles we made for them, Magic-doogies was MIA with pokemon battles, poor Parchedbat got sick and had to leave early, and Thysto had a beautiful heart to heart conversation with Dan. On the last night of MAGFest we finally got the chance to get autographs from the Game Grumps. I made a small picture for them to sign and they were very impressed, especially Egoraptor. Egoraptor himself asked for my Tumblr/Deviantart username, AND TO THIS DAY MY BRAIN IS STILL FRIED FROM THAT MOMENT. Overall the Game Grumps were really sweet guys, and Dan so flirtatious (why Dan, why). It was definitely the greatest two days of my life.
So here are the autographed pictures! The first one is the original, the one below is the finished piece. I was lucky enough to show the Grumps the photoshopped version, and they liked it! Especially Ross. I know I refuse to post fan art online, but this is an exception, Ross really wants it. I fulfilled my promise Ross! Now enjoy it!
As for Suzy, she didn’t sign any autographs during Egoraptor’s signing. Though I did say hi to her!
OMG!!! I WAS HOPING I’D FIND YOU <3
We where in line together and if it wasn’t for you and your friend I’d never had gotten the courage to ask Danny for a kiss :)
Thank you <3
Oh hi! You’re very welcome…although all we did was goof around, haha! Anyway I’m glad it worked out for you. The picture of Dan kissing you on the cheek is very adorable. :)