Super Funky Sushi Monkey!
themysteryofgravityfalls:

Be on the lookout for this kid in the next episode. In case you forgot, this is one of the Make-a-Wish recipients who got to appear in and voice his character in an episode. 

themysteryofgravityfalls:

Be on the lookout for this kid in the next episode. In case you forgot, this is one of the Make-a-Wish recipients who got to appear in and voice his character in an episode. 

ianjq:

betty boop and bimbo

ianjq:

betty boop and bimbo

It's one year from now, and Rebecca and co. have all fallen in tragic, soap opera-esq comas and/or developed amnesia. You are the only one left capable of carrying on with Steven Universe. You have complete control and final cut. Name the episodes you produce.
Anonymous

mc-burnett:

Okay, from first episode to last.

  1. "Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies" - Steven, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl go on a mission to a cave and the ceiling collapses on them, putting them all in tragic, soap opera-esque comas.
  2. "Keep Beach City Weird" - Show is officially renamed Keep Beach City Weird, Ronaldo Fryman is now the lead, explores his world looking for proof of the paranormal.
  3. "Bigfoot Fetish" - Ronaldo brings a camera into the woods, and is ambushed by an amorous Sasquatch.  He somehow manages to catch the makeout session on camera, but would showing the world photographic proof of Bigfoot also violate his "a gentleman never kisses and tells" code?
  4. "The Reckoning" - Ronaldo has had enough of his biggest online detractor disrupting the comment sections of his videos and tracks down the infamous SuckDragon37x for a showdown.  Spoilers: SuckDragon37x is his grandma!
  5. "I Dunno, Wassadarkmatta’ Wit’ You?" - Ronaldo attempts to make contact with a dimension beyond his own using a spell he found from a screengrab of Bette Midler’s spellbook from the movie Hocus Pocus.
  6. "DelmarvaCon 2014" - If time travelers from the future were walking among us, there is one place they’d go to remind themselves of home: the rave at an anime convention.  Ronaldo goes in search of proof, but only finds Pocky.
  7. "Bring Back Swat Kats" - Convinced a conspiracy to ruin his childhood is afoot, Ronaldo storms Cartoon Network Headquarters with a sword he won at the Renaissance Faire.  [NOTE: FINAL EPISODE, SHOW IS IMMEDIATELY CANCELLED]
I'm not entirely sure if you have the answer to this question considering that you've said before that you guys don't have much of an influence as to how CN decides to air episodes, but after the Mirror and Ocean gem episodes, how are they going to air the next episodes (or season 1B i guess) after that? Is there going to be another hiatus? The way the season is kinda split up has me curious about when and how they're going to go about airing them. I'm super excited about the next half tho!
Anonymous

mc-burnett:

We’ll most likely be alternating several weeks of new episodes with several weeks of hiatus.  All the CN shows are alternating like this.  RS, AT and Clarence had a run of new episodes earlier this summer, and now they are on a break while SU, UG, Gumball and Teen Titans are premiering new episodes.  The goal is to always have something new on Thursdays, and it’s working so far - everyone’s ratings are great!

NOTE: The holidays period (late November, December, early January) usually puts everyone on hiatus.  TV networks avoid airing normal new episodes of stuff during that time, as people are busy with family, travel, holidays or watching Home Alone on repeat, as we do in my house.

gravi-teamfalls:

alidanesh:

Hey!
Here are some designs I did for Gravity Falls. Sock Opera is one of my favorite episodes in 2nd season. Also Cory helped me on these designs earlier on the show!
I upload more stuff soon!

From character designer/puppetmaster Ali Danesh! 

gravi-teamfalls:

alidanesh:

Hey!

Here are some designs I did for Gravity Falls. Sock Opera is one of my favorite episodes in 2nd season. Also Cory helped me on these designs earlier on the show!

I upload more stuff soon!

From character designer/puppetmaster Ali Danesh! 

russewi:

we, are the COOL KIDS

Whoa! This is the most on-style piece of ‘Steven Universe’ fanart I’ve ever seen! I was almost fooled into thinking this was actually from the show!

russewi:

we, are the COOL KIDS

Whoa! This is the most on-style piece of ‘Steven Universe’ fanart I’ve ever seen! I was almost fooled into thinking this was actually from the show!

Any tips for an amateur animator

robertryancory:

I’ve written quite a bit of tips on drawing. Here are some that I could quickly cut and paste.

"So to all the people who ask for tips… it boils down to this.

Deliberate practice (replicating specific art that teaches you a skill you don’t have): 1 hr in the morning, 1 hr at night in a sketchbook to see your improvement. You’ll know it’s working if it exhausts you and hurts your brain.

Analyze your favorite artist and then study their strengths, improve their weaknesses.

Analyze your art, then be a magician by putting your strengths forward while you improve your weaknesses when no one is looking.

Draw through every shape. If you complete your shapes you’ll get a fundamental understanding of construction, shape vocabulary, and problem solving in art.

Solve your problems in small scale and your final larger piece will only be better.

Art is math.I wish I could explain how it all breaks down for you, but it would take weeks to type it all up, but staying interested in geometry and fractions will improve your skills.

If you’re not learning or having fun, why bother. A lot of artist go through the motions drawing things they are comfortable with, or things they think an artist should be doing (coffee shop sketching) but if you are not learning from it, then you should move on to studying other artist and skills you don’t have. I personally pick 3 art goals every year to improve. I work on them everyday cycling through them on a monthly basis. This year has been fabric, forced perspective (4 point), and color… I set up studies for each of those skills by analyzing artist who succeed in those areas. For example, for fabric I picked Leyendecker, Bernini, Cole. Then I selected works from them and organized them from easiest to duplicate to hardest. then I thoroughly study them… finding my own solutions… art theory is useless unless you completely understand the subject….so you will need to do the heavy lifting. No one became a better artist from listening…you have to draw through your problems.”
-June 2011

"There are paths in animation and what you ultimately want to do in animation should determine where you try to break-in.

Path 1:storyboard revisionist > storyboard > storyboard writer > having your own  show. Path 2: clean-up>prop design > character designer > art directer or colorist>bg painter> art director (it’s more common for bg painters to get the art
director position). Path 3: bg layout > forever (the true heroes of animation).  Get to know people in animation without annoying them. The animation community is full of super nice people who are always eager to discover new talent. Be genuine, listen to their advice and REALLY apply their criticisms to your work… only bother them again when you’ve done so. You will need to learn patience because animation moves slow. If someone tells you they’ll let you know about a test or job in a month…go ahead and double that time… it’s closer to reality. I always try to show people how eager I am to work with them and gear my portfolio towards the job because people have trouble trusting that you can handle the job until you directly show them. It is exhausting and daunting to have to test and do free work for a job that is not guaranteed…but that’s the reality of the industry. If you think you’re really good and deserve a job… you have a difficult road ahead of you and will be humbled soon. Don’t put life-drawing or studies in your portfolio…that’s like a musician playing scales to get a record contract. Good Luck, and I hope you’ll consider me for design when you finally sell your own show.”
-July 2011

I have a series of lecture notes from Calarts floating around if you google it. I just gave another lecture at Six-Point Harness last week, so I have an updated version I will be sharing soon.

Hope that helps. It basically breaks down to, don’t care about doing it quickly, care about doing it well. The rest figures itself out for you.


gravi-teamfalls:

robertryancory:

Gravity Falls; Sock Opera Rough Designs

Sorry for the delay, back from vacation.
Somebody figured out that Bipper in the Reverend outfit was inspired by Robert Mitchum in Night of the Hunter. That’s my favorite movie and a big influence on many artist I know. There are other secrets hidden in the designs though…

Bill pays Dipper a visit- Original special poses and designs by master of nightmares Robert Ryan Cory!

Bipper’s outfit inspired by this dashing gent: 

http://theredlist.com/media/database/settings/cinema/1950-1960/the-night-of-the-hunter/006-the-night-of-the-hunter-theredlist.jpg

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aureateparalian:

Every time Bob Belcher says “oh my god”

thebluebear27:

Heres a page of the various background characters on My Life as a Teenage Robot. Source