Anonymous: What comic pointers were you taking about? And would you be able to share them? Thanks :) TIME TO RUMMMBBLE!

Oh, by comic pointers I mean I sent Isa what will be now Tuesday’s update and she was like “you’re missing a page” and drew me a thumbnail and that’s how I drew todays update in two hours.

AKA get a person you trust to read your comic and tap you on the head when you’re being dumb/confusing/going too fast/not explaining things clearly.

LET’S GET READY TO RUMMMBBBLLLEEEEE. 
Blindsprings page fifty two update can be read HERE!
New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!

LET’S GET READY TO RUMMMBBBLLLEEEEE. 

Blindsprings page fifty two update can be read HERE!

New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!

dandyelise: Don't worry about your characters constantly changing! 9/10 of the webcomics I read have changed a ton in style throughout the story-line. Questionable content is a VERY good example of the way his art style has changed while drawing the comic. He's been working at the QC comic for about 8 or more years now.

Thank you!!!! I’m pretty much guaranteeing that by the time I hit year eight, Blindsprings is going to look hella different.  Right now I’m just trying to get my general skills up but the goal is to paint all the bgs in future and have the whole thing look like animation production stills.

I’M EXCITED ABOUT GROWING AND CHANGING!!!!

❀ 58 Blindsprings Icons [Chapter 1/2] ❀

tamauragotchi:

Icons from the 1st & (some of) the 2nd chapters of Blindsprings

✧ Characters include: Tamaura, Harris, Imogen, Street, etc.

✦ No credit is needed, but do not claim as your own

✦ Like/ reblog if used please!

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Blindsprings: A study on how I change character models page to page whoops.

Anonymous: I tried your linear burn technique and I had no luck. Is there something I'm doing wrong? I picked a grey-purple and even tried blue but when I set the lineart to linear burn it was just a darker black even after I topped colors on it. I had a gray background though. Could that be the problem? Do you need to have white?

Ok!  So this is what I mean— hopeully this explains it!!!  Pretty much what you want to do is draw your lineart as normal (I use a pastelly/greyish bg using my usual lineart colour + linear burn just so I’m seeing what I’m ending up with/it’s less harsh than inking in black) and setting up your FLATS is the important bit.  You want your lines to be on linear burn so you can see what stuff looks like— unlike normal basing, you want the colours to go all the way under the line.  With blacks or lines that you colour yourself, you can use the opaqueness of the lines to hide your messy basing. With this method you want to be pretty precise, or you will miss little bits, and it will look messy.  Unless you are me and that is what you’re going for, lol.

If you’re someone who likes control over their images, this is not the technique for you, this is like JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL lineart mode.  I like having the control with opaque lineart I colour myself but it takes a thousand years, so this is the method i refer to.  I have linear burn on 100% right now, but past pages were 85% or lower.  Just depends on how strong you want it to look.  You can do a lot with this TBH! and it’s a fun way to do coloured sketches that look good quickly— I drew this in like 5 mins.

tamauragotchi: Just how long is Tammy's hair (as in a rough measurement)?

About 3 and a half feet dry (in curls) and 4 and a half feet wet.  It’s just under her height with some shrinkage.

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tamauragotchi: Would it be alright to create a batch of Blindsprings icons?

Of course!!! Go crazy!!!!

blindsprings:

Blindsprings page fifty one update can be read HERE!
New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!
Magic is HAPPENINGGGGG.

Morning Reblog!

blindsprings:

Blindsprings page fifty one update can be read HERE!

New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!

Magic is HAPPENINGGGGG.

Morning Reblog!

Do you seriously hand draw every one of those paving stones because good god almighty. Also YSSSSS the magics.

YEPPPPPPP soon i will be as good as Pierre Alary and just draw every gosh dang dustmite it’s gonna be greatttttt.

Blindsprings page fifty one update can be read HERE!
New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!
Magic is HAPPENINGGGGG.

Blindsprings page fifty one update can be read HERE!

New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!

Magic is HAPPENINGGGGG.

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blindsprings:

deventalks:

marraphy:

i still don’t really understand the difference between 1’s and 2’s in animation tbh

i think “on 1’s” is like EVERY frame has a drawing whereas “on 2’s” is 1 drawing every 2 frames? When I animate in photoshop though this doesn’t seem to matter much since you can hold a frame for as…

Eh, just gonna chime in and say that Disney traditional animation is actually generally on twos. An example of someone who always works on ones is Richard Williams, (Roger Rabbit, Thief and the Cobbler).

By dint of animation’s nature, however, I can’t say hand-drawn Disney is EXCLUSIVELY on twos - it’s more accurate to say they work MAINLY on twos, and use ones sparingly. Background pans, for instance, need to be animated on ones or else they’ll jitter. Ones are added strategically in an animation that’s otherwise on twos for things like quick actions, smooth transitions, smears, and emphasis. Animating on top of real footage (a la Roger Rabbit) also needs to be on ones to not jitter.

The main reason Disney doesn’t animate everything on ones is because it takes about 900 years. Thief and the Cobbler is famously unfinished for a number of reasons, but the fact that it required double the number of drawings is probably a contributing factor.

Personally, I prefer the look of twos. Ones look floaty and unnaturally smooth to me, and anything higher than three looks a bit too jumpy. But it’s really down to personal preference/how much time you have to draw how many frames.

They did a weird thing in Tarzan where individual characters were on 2s but they were off by one frame so there was actually animation on every frame.  IDK why they decided that one or if it happens in any other film, I just went thru a few scenes frame by frame when working on an animation for Jane when I was in school and noticed it.

I think this is just something that happens when one character goes on an odd number of ones for whatever reason so the twos syncopate with the other character’s twos.  If I were to approximate an x-sheet, like this:

LAYER 1       LAYER 2

1   (2s)          1   (2s)
                  
3   (1s)          3

5                   5
6  (2s)
                     7
8
                     9

etc.  Because characters are going from ones to twos all the time depending on their respective actions, the twos can go in and out of sync with each other.  I don’t think it makes any perceptible difference to the smoothness of the animation whether they’re offset or not, and I doubt it’s usually intentional, because often a different animator is working on each character.

I will take your word for it!!!  You are the expert on the topic!  It was funny because it seemed to happen constantly, but I must have just happened on an offset scene!

Anonymous: I remember seeing where the animation team visited a French animation studio and worked with them a little during the making of Tarzan- could that have anything to do with the slightly different system in that movie? (Sorry I don't know much- but animation fascinates me and I want to study it. You pointing that out about the frames is super rad and now i'm curious.)

Yeah that was during the time glen keane had moved to paris.  I don’t really know if there are any other movies where this is the case, or if this is the odd one out! 

deventalks:

marraphy:

i still don’t really understand the difference between 1’s and 2’s in animation tbh

i think “on 1’s” is like EVERY frame has a drawing whereas “on 2’s” is 1 drawing every 2 frames? When I animate in photoshop though this doesn’t seem to matter much since you can hold a frame for as…

Eh, just gonna chime in and say that Disney traditional animation is actually generally on twos. An example of someone who always works on ones is Richard Williams, (Roger Rabbit, Thief and the Cobbler).

By dint of animation’s nature, however, I can’t say hand-drawn Disney is EXCLUSIVELY on twos - it’s more accurate to say they work MAINLY on twos, and use ones sparingly. Background pans, for instance, need to be animated on ones or else they’ll jitter. Ones are added strategically in an animation that’s otherwise on twos for things like quick actions, smooth transitions, smears, and emphasis. Animating on top of real footage (a la Roger Rabbit) also needs to be on ones to not jitter.

The main reason Disney doesn’t animate everything on ones is because it takes about 900 years. Thief and the Cobbler is famously unfinished for a number of reasons, but the fact that it required double the number of drawings is probably a contributing factor.

Personally, I prefer the look of twos. Ones look floaty and unnaturally smooth to me, and anything higher than three looks a bit too jumpy. But it’s really down to personal preference/how much time you have to draw how many frames.

They did a weird thing in Tarzan where individual characters were on 2s but they were off by one frame so there was actually animation on every frame.  IDK why they decided that one or if it happens in any other film, I just went thru a few scenes frame by frame when working on an animation for Jane when I was in school and noticed it.

as-warm-as-choco:

DENNOU COIL illustration by animator SUEZAWA KEI ( KA for : KILL la KILL, Silver Spoon, Magi : The Labyrinth of Magic, Road to Ninja : Naruto the Movie) 

Animation Staff Doujinshi : Dennō Coil (7/17)


When people assume it was FMA that i was inspired by I need to throw them at Dennou Coil because this show was amazing and I guess the circles really stuck with me even after never finishing the show and watching it as it broadcasted in 2007.

as-warm-as-choco:

DENNOU COIL illustration by animator SUEZAWA KEI ( KA for : KILL la KILL, Silver Spoon, Magi : The Labyrinth of Magic, Road to Ninja : Naruto the Movie) 

Animation Staff Doujinshi : Dennō Coil (7/17)

When people assume it was FMA that i was inspired by I need to throw them at Dennou Coil because this show was amazing and I guess the circles really stuck with me even after never finishing the show and watching it as it broadcasted in 2007.