$$ hard cash $$
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.
dipper doodles from a meeting
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!
sketch before bed
"I want my two hundred dollars."
I’m trying to be more conscious of where I put my lines (although it may not look it).
Also nostalgic for Papermoon.
goldfishbrigade asked: You're a really big inspiration to me. I was wondering what your thoughts are on going to SVA for animation - are you happy you made that choice? Would you do anything different, looking back?
I know a lot of people who are gonna hate me for saying this but I find no benefit in being dishonest.
I have a lot of problems with SVA and if I could go back and choose again I probably would have gone somewhere else. The little you learn just isn’t worth the money you’re giving. The teachers WANT to teach but because most of their students are so unmotivated and lazy they have to constantly dumb down their courses and lower their standards to keep from failing half their class. In my experience it just wasn’t a very motivating community. We were even being discouraged from making group films when the beauty of animation comes from COLLABORATION. I felt very much on my own for four years and if it weren’t for my film partner Iker, a few close friends, and one inspiring mentor I would have transferred out much sooner. Most of what I learned about animation and film making came from friends and professionals I knew online.
I mean, everybody will have problems with the schools they’re attending. But usually the energy from your peers will make up for whatever problems you have. Not so much here. Not to mention there are very few ‘industry’ connections to make in NYC and most studios out there regularly underpay their employees.
So if you’re SERIOUS about going into animation and you know that’s what you want to pursue look into these schools: Ringling (for 3D), CalArts, Sheridan, SCAD (there are more, those are just off the top of my head).
If you’re afraid of challenging yourself and have 100k+ to blow then try out SVA.
But this is just my opinion.
(On the other hand SVA has some of the BEST figure drawing classes I’ve ever taken. I miss them already!)