March 10 2014, 12am
Collab piece done by my teammates and I for Fairy Fest on Deviantart!
Our collab project for the first week of Fairy Fest!! Was a lot of fun!!!
March 4 2014, 7pm
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.
So I wanted to make this particular blog only for my art stuff and anything relating to it from here on out, but I think this is relevant to that, so I’m putting it here.
It makes me REALLY sad that something like this happened. I watched only two of these movies so far (Frozen and the Croods), but I plan on watching the other three as well. I figured Frozen would win, though I assumed that The Wind Rises would be it’s closest contender but I have yet to see it.
It was great that they finally made separate categories for animated films, but to brush them aside now is just so unfair. So much more love, originality, and heart goes into these films than many of the live action movies produced. Just because something is a cartoon doesn’t mean it’s not just as, if not more, amazing than some politically driven drama.
March 3 2014, 10pm
Hey! Announcement! I’ve joined a contest over on dA with three other talented artists/writers! It’ll be running through March, so please help support us in our contests by voting. I’ll be posting links here when the time comes for polls to be opened.
Our team is Sassy Chimera, and the above is my
crappydesign for a ‘guild mark’ based entirely on the conversation that lead to that team name. It involved snapping talons, stilettos and living the sugoi life. The forked tongue is supposed to signify the snapping talons, but ahaha, my style is absolutely not conducive to guild marks apparently and I fail.
For reference, here’s a pic of how I wanted to drawing the talons in my style, lol.
Anyway! Team members-