julewinters asked: Hello Dana I have been wondering for so long about how certain positions are assigned. Like storyboard artists and revisionists. Do they ask you what you prefer or do they just hire you and put you somewhere. Im not really sure what I want to do if I ever get to that point but I still have time to think since im still in highschool. Also you dont have to answer this cause its kinda stalker like but how early do you wake up to go to work?
Hello! It’s pretty common sense stuff, actually..
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I’ve been watching House of Cards lately. That shit is off the hooook!
if we see you again we’ll fucking cut you
therapeutic midnight snacking
tresofian asked: Hi Dana, first of all I have to say that I love your work, I have been following it for quite a while and I still like it. I want to ask you a question related to your experience as an artist . When did you know it was the right time to expose your work online? I'm still in first year of college, I have some work I think as being decent, but a lot of doubt about the majority of it. Also, I worry that exposing my work will afect my progress, influencing me to do things just to please people.
Ooo that’s a tough question. I’ve been posting my crap online since I was 12. I didn’t have any friends at school who were into drawing so the only way I could get my fix and talk to people like me were in art forums.
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formidablefoes asked: Hi Dana! You're a huge inspiration and I was curious; what's it like working as a storyboard revisionist? Will you eventually become a story artist or are there other areas you'd like to specialise in? I'll be graduating soon but still haven't found my niche area, I enjoy it all but can't decide... Do you have any set goals as an artist? (studio you'd like to work at, projects you'd like to make within the next 5-10 years) I can't wait to see where you go next. :) Thanks so much & good luck!
Hello hello and thank you thank you! I’m actually a story artist now haha but being a revisionist was a blaaasst. More after the bump ~~
pivotbash asked: Shh... Woops, that last one wasnt finished whatsoever... I accidentally clicked 'Ask' cause ive got cold hands. Long story short, i draw almost never, but i think about art alot, and most of my favorite songs ive thought up animations for. Im stuck for what to do in order to start practicing again and feel motivated. Ive tried asking myself why i dont draw, all i come up with is 'I dont feel like it' and thats been for around 2 years. Any advice that can help me?
If you don’t feel like drawing, then don’t draw. But don’t feel guilty about it afterwards. Maybe you just enjoy art more than creating it, there’s nothing wrong with that (I actually really envy that kind of attitude haha).
[EDIT] - This isn’t actually an OC guys.
No but really it’s just another shitty doodle before bed.
rrcastelli asked: Hi! So, I've been following your art through deviantart, tumblr and blogspot for some time, but I couldn't find your thoughts on improvement. Do you have any thoughts on it? Like, are anatomy books[loomis, hogarth...] that helpful? Having a drawing/sketching routine? Don't draw "cartoon" until you know how to draw "real" stuff? Or, maybe, the-most-valueable-piece-of-advice-ever? I find you very inspiring and would love to hear some thoughts from you (: Wish you all the best!
Thank you kind stranger!
Agh, I’m actually having trouble writing about this because I’m going through a strange mental recalibration on how I think about and approach art. But I’ll try my best to answer!
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