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what the fuck is wrong with ths bird why does it have sexy legs for strutting

well you can tell by the way i use my walk that im a womans man no time to hawk



what the fuck is wrong with ths bird why does it have sexy legs for strutting

well you can tell by the way i use my walk that im a womans man no time to hawk

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#that beegees reference




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Ooh I should make tutorials like dis.

The bone stuff is nice but what’s with all but 2 of these having thigh gaps?? That’s totally cool if you like that stylistically but I’m not sure it’s the best for an anatomically accurate, size-difference based tutorial…haha

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the hobbit behind the scenes, Cate Blanchett (Galadriel)

A lot’s happened to all of us in the last 12 years. And you think, "Have I polished these memories? Have I made them more special than they are?" And when you walk on the set, you think, ”No, it actually is special.” It actually is incredibly special.

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I absolutely love your work!! I was wondering, do you animate on photoshop as well? I know its possible, but I also heard its very difficult. Im trying to find ways to create animations once I am done with school and no longer have access to all dem fancy tools~



Thanks so much! I do animate in photoshop. As a person who knows a billion PS keyboard shortcuts I actually feel like it’s a far easier option, but it all depends. Learning how to do new things in a program is almost always intimidating.

I use a free pluggin called AnimDessin, which gives you a lot of tools you can find in flash (onion skinning, copy frame, new frame.) It requires CS6 or CC. The creator Stephane Baril has tutorial videos on his vimeo which are helpful (and is in general a very cool person.) 

Here are some progress shots of how I do things:
imageWork space (full size)imageRough anim (I tend to do very basic roughs unless it’s something i’m not sure will work.)imageFinished!

If I’m working on a film, anything with sound, or anything longer than 10 seconds I also edit in premiere. I use some other programs for minor things and effects, but those are the main ones.

All said, everyone just has to find what’s right for them. I know animators who just like to go paper/light board/scanner, and some who just have one program they’re really into. I can’t vouch for programs I don’t know well, so all I can really say is give everything a chance, download free trials, and figure out what works for you.

I also know over 10 people who animate in photoshop and I don’t think any of them use the same technique to animate! Lots of ways to do things. My way is a little complicated at first, but very tidy and fast for me. 




Antarctic fur seal pups, Arctocephalus gazella, South Georgia Island (x)

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Hua Mulan was a legendary figure in Chinese history. She lived from 581 to 618 AD during the Sui Dynasty, though other records place her between 386 and 534 AD, during the Northern Wei Dynasty. While the dates may be disputed, her story is unequivocal. Mulan’s father was a soldier and raised her like a boy. She not only learned weaving and embroidery from her mother, but also practiced martial arts, equitation, archery, and fencing with her father. In her spare time she liked to read her father’s manuals on military strategy. When war broke out and the emperor was calling for soldiers, Mulan disguised herself as a man and went in her father’s place. She served for twelve long years, in that time she witnessed traumatic horrors, lost dear friends, and received numerous honours. After the war ended, the emperor wanted to award her an official position, but she declined and asked for a good horse instead as she wished to return home to her family. No other woman in Chinese history has inspired more admiration than Mulan, who is considered an embodiment of loyalty and filial piety.

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