#figuredrawing

tenaflyviper:

The Innovations of Fleischer Studios  

Besides changing the face of animation by bringing the world the invention of the Rotoscope, as well as the concept and animation technique of "Follow the Bouncing Ball" sing-alongs, Max Fleischer and his studio also pioneered a revolutionary technique in animation, known as the “Stereoptical Process”.

In this process, a circular, 3-D model of a background - a diorama - is built to the scale of the animation cells.  It allowed for a spectacular sense of depth and dimension, long before Ub Iwerks came up with the Multiplane.   Within the model setup, the animation cells could be placed at varying levels from the scenery, and even between objects, so that foreground elements could pass in front of them, adding to the dimensional effect.  It was an effective method for panning and tracking shots, which would require a turn of the table with each photographed cell of animation.

The process was used in many of the studio’s cartoons, particularly in their longer, “two-reel” shorts, such as Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936), Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba’s Forty Thieves (1937), and Betty Boop in Poor Cinderella (1934) - the only color (albeit in two-strip Cinecolor), theatrical cartoon ever made starring the iconic animated songstress, which features her as a redhead!

(Reblogged from sushigrade)

itscarororo:

iguanamouth:

M Y T H O L O G Y W E E K

based on the greek monster campe, who was a woman with the lower half of a dragon, an enormous scorpion tail, and the heads of fifty creatures bubbling about her waist

this one stays up all night eating leftover pizza and setting up fake okcupid profiles

WOAH

(Reblogged from sarkos)
(Reblogged from zoetica)

I hope everyone’s week has a nice end. #figuredrawing

Every minute of this #figuredrawing was a struggle. (that’s not about sex or the relative attractiveness of the model, more about my own struggle with getting my hands to render what’s in front of me.)

what-a-nice-blog:

CAN I JUST SAY TO ANYONE SUFFERING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS YOU ARE ONE BADASS MOTHER FRICKER BECAUSE NOTHING IS MORE TERRIFYING THAN BATTLING WITH YOUR OWN MIND EVERY SINGLE DAY

(Reblogged from strangedayshavefoundme666)

I wish being too sick to my stomach to go anywhere also gave me the divine urge to clean the apartment. I guess I’ll have to do it eventually anyway. Here’s a #figuredrawing from last night.