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November 17, 2003 - Disney has shut down production on the animated movie “A Few Good Ghosts” for creative reasons.
“A Few Good Ghosts,” which mixed traditional and computer-generated animation, had already gone through a number of title changes — including “My Peoples” and “Angel and Her No Good Sister” — and was being directed by Barry Cook, one of the directors of 1998’s “Mulan.” Set to a bluegrass score, it revolved around a group of ghosts inhabiting folk-art dolls. Its voice cast included Hal Holbrook, Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin.
:( oh no this looked cool, I wish I knew more
hoping against hope that this goes the way of The Little Mermaid or Beauty and the Beast and gets picked up again sometime down the road..
don’t step on my dreams okay :’)
What might have been.
Saying that people of color cannot show any visible blushing is a big fat myth that only proves how little people actually know about skin tones.
I have seen a lot of skin-tone palettes that includes dark skin, but it is very rarely put in use as examples. And many times I’ve found them to only appear monochrome, while darker skin tones are just as rich in tone variation as fair skin.
And just to be extra nice, I even added the basic colors I used in these two examples. A big protip is to start with the darkest tone as a base and then work to light tones. Use the highlights sparingly, they should not be large but more like small spots. Dark skin is more “reflective”, meaning small highlights pop out more than on lighter skin tones.
I made this set mainly for all the anime artists out there who probably would love to color more poc characters but don’t really know if it’d work out as kawaii as their usual stuff.
News flash: it’s drop-dead super kawaii in all skin tones<3
While I’ve never seen an actual black person blush, here’s some good info for artists.
yeah I was just thinking that too
in my entire life I’ve never seen a black person blush
To be honest I haven’t either. Even in very light-skinned people just one little drop of melanin makes it so their faces aren’t that vulnerable to changing color just because some blood is rushing up there.
Since the tutorial seems to be for the anime artist crowd then having a way to show blushing on various skin-tones is good to know. Blushing is a big trope in that genre.
“I haven’t seen a thing IRL so that means it doesn’t exist”
Excuse you but this post was actually made for ppl like you. But I guess I’ll have to show you some better examples:
(The picture above is of the Turkana tribe in Africa, one of the people with the darkest skin in the world. And as you can see, they clearly have some blush on their faces)
Using your personal experience as an argument doesn’t really work in all cases, especially if you maybe are white (like me, Swedish and all).
Some people blush more than others, some people rarely blush at all - both for white and black people. (and let’s not forget how makeup can affect this)
Before assuming things about people, do some research next time. trust me it’s always worth it.
My illustration might be in kawaii anime style, but it’s based on research and studies I’ve done on darker skin tones from the resources I’ve found.
Have a nice day.
people asked for butts/crotches/hips/etc so here are they
Okay so I followed this video about foreshortening and…
Sycra. I love you so much for making this video.
Just a few basic tips for drawing fabric and clothing.
Long story short, I would just draw boys everyday. Practice makes boys.
I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE HDR EFFECT WAS HARD BUT IT’S ACTUALLY LIKE A 5 STEP THING BESIDES DUPLICATING AND FLATTENING SHIT HOLY FUCK I CAN DO IT. I’M SO EXCITED WOW THAT’S LOVELY and I have to share because no one every taught me this.
- Open your picture.
- Duplicate layer (Ctrl+J)
- Overlay that shit 50%
- Flatten image (Ctrl+E)
- Duplicate that one layer that you have now (Ctrl+J)
- Desaturate (Shift+Ctrl+U)
- Invert (Ctrl+I)
- Gaussian Blur it to 40
- Now overlay that B&W Blurred image
- Duplicate and sharpen if necessary
- AMAZEMENT WOW HOLY SHIT
I found this nice tutorial/anatomy advice spread created by meghanhetrickof deviant art.
She gave me permission to post it up here to share so go make sure to visit her and look at her other creations of goodness!
Recently I got a message about a person struggling on how to develop their characters, as they normally wrote about already created characters—also about how to make them interesting and make the people reading your story actually want to continue reading it.
I’d say this is one of the main differences between fanfiction and original work. Writing fanfiction you already rely on the fact people know the characters—how they look (or are supposed to look), personalities, and backgrounds… unless you’re writing an AU. There’s people that already like the characters and would (probably) be willing to read your story. Now, you focus on a good plot to interest them.
But then we are back on our original stories, our novels, anything we write. We have to create our characters from scratch—interesting characters that can fit and make our story flow. Because good characters can handle a poor plot, yet a good plot can’t handle poor characters. I guess this is all we do here, right? this is the bane of our existence as writers.
Truth is, there’s no right way to write a story. And there’s no right way to develop a character! I tested this by asking you guys how you do to create and flesh out your characters. Every response was personal and different.
Sometimes it starts with the spark of an word, an archetype, a color, a trait, a flaw, a song lyric, a painting, someone you know in real life—then you go from there.
Here are some basic steps on developing a character, yet, you can do it as you see fit:
- You start with the personality. Once that’s done it’s relatively easier to know how they look like. You sculpt and pick virtues and vices, flaws and qualities—perfect characters are not interesting. When it comes to protagonists and antagonists, they’re neither 100% good nor 100% bad, because there is not fully good or bad people. Get what I’m saying? Round characters are the thing we’re going for. Take details from people in real life, if you want: funny habits, mannerisms, what makes people human.
- Work on the appearance of your character. What’s their body type, their eye color, skin color, hair color, shape of their face/nose, if they have birthmarks or scars somewhere…
- Pick a name as you see fit. This can be the first step depending on how you work. Is there a meaning behind it? does it show somehow their character’s personality? remember sometimes they are relevant to the setting/genre.
- Flesh. ‘Em. Out. Think of hobbies and background. How’s the relationship with their family and friends, how they act around authority, what kinds of clothes they like to wear…
- Always remember: character development is an ongoing thing. You never “finish” developing your character, just like we, as people, don’t stay the same.
That being said, be creative with it! Don’t imitate the way your favorite authors develop their characters- create your own way! your characters are all yours! Make playlists about songs that remind you of your characters, keep a journal for them- sky’s the limit.
Good links for you:
- Fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment: a blog just about character development. Seriously, if you are not following this blog, you are in nothing.
- Our character descriptions and characters tags, along with body and mind and personality.
- Create fictional characters from scratch
- 13 ways to create compelling characters
- Moral Alignments and Jung Personality Theory: both good resources by the same person. They’re a different way to add dimension and understand better your characters. Even if you aren’t using them, they’re still a pretty good read.
- Get to know your characters interesting questions require interesting answers.
Second part of my Tutorial, have fun~
Part 1 of 3 of my hair tutorial, the other ones will be much better T^T
hello yes i do get this question often but my method has changed since last time i posted anything about it, by which i mean i don’t really have a method beyond “draw a shape for the body of the hand and then add stuff”
sometimes it is a circle and sometimes it is a square, it is not very enthralling
i drew the reference above a few months ago, it’s a few things i try to keep in mind, maybe it will help someone
also i just now drew this in like 30 seconds, my drawings are messy & i knew i was gonna be posting this so i had drawing-related performance anxiety while it was happening, but maybe it also will help someone
wait can i take a second to mention gesture and body language? you can have the most immaculately drawn hands in the world and they can still look dead and useless unless you really think about what your figure is doing/trying to convey
check out this thing i drew like a long dang time ago: the hands, they are not well drawn. they are sort of claw-like doodle hand wannabes, it’s nasty. but shit who cares, they are adding to the story, not just hanging there like weird turnips taped to wrists. i just want to say that gesture is sort of more important than cool stylish style ok good night
some nice programs to draw
- mtPaint: free source tool designed to make pixel art. for Linux or Windows.
- character maker: it’s to make charsets for rpgmaker but you can use it for whatever you want. it’s in both english and spanish.
- scribblertoo: really nice website to draw with.
- sekka: free source tool to draw things like these:
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