As everyone knows, University can be really pricey! That is why during my gap year I shall be opening commission slots.
I will take on five at a time and there will be a list showing if I have any slots free.
Details (And what you need to know):
I’ve been pretty busy sewing, these past few days! I made the carry case, the silvery top thing and the bottom outfit.
Two years ago, there was a movie called Paranorman.
It didn’t do so good at the box office, despite it being one of the most important, game changing animated movies since the Disney renaissance. It made its money back, but it wasn’t the smash hit Frozen was.
And this is a fucking tragedy.
People read into Frozen that Elsa was an allegory for many things, one of them being LGBT. That’s cute. Meanwhile, Paranorman had the first ever openly, proudly gay character in an animated movie. ever. There was no allegory, there was no “well if you squint”. HE WAS GAY. HE HAD A BOYFRIEND. And Tumblr didn’t make this movie a smash success. There wasn’t a million mash ups with this and Return of the Guardians and HTTYD and Brave or whatever. There wasn’t long posts reading into Agatha Penderghast and how they handled bullying. This movie had a smallish following and fell off the map.
Now, Laika has a new movie coming out.
People are scared for Dreamworks right now. The news that if HTTYD 2 doesn’t do well, they’re going to lay off a bunch of animators is terrible. Don’t get me wrong. But Laika is a small company doing fantastic things. Everyone loved Coraline. Great, where was your money when it counted? Coraline didn’t do fantastic either. This is a SMALL STUDIO. THEY NEED ALL THE HELP YOU CAN GIVE THEM. All the money you threw at Frozen, a far inferior film, could’ve gone to a movie that mattered.
(just putting it out there, I liked Frozen. But Paranorman was not even in the same ballpark of quality).
what i’m trying to say is, Laika needs to be protected at all costs. It isn’t wrong to love the big three of Disney/Dreamworks/Pixar, but small companies deserve a chance to grow just as big. there is room in the industry for new and beautiful things, and Laika is SO going to be the frontrunner for this. Their movies are, so far, dark and challenging, beautiful and haunting, and innovative. Give them a reason and a means to make more movies.
Go see the Boxtrolls. Good, bad, mediocre, Laika deserves it.
I try not to reblog much onto this blog, but I feel so passionately about this! ParaNorman is probably my favourite film of all time and I absolutely adore Laika. If I were to pick any animation studio to work for it would be them!
Please go and see the Boxtrolls when it comes out, even if you don’t like the story, the sheer amount of work that goes into stop-motion deserves it to be watched. And, if you haven’t seen ParaNorman yet you must, and Coraline too!
Another boring text post! This time I would be really grateful if people filled in this survey for me. It is to pick colour schemes for one of the game characters, you can find it HERE.
So, if any of you have seen all the random ‘Game’ posts I’ve been doing, they are sketches and concepts to the Visual Novel type game I am trying to produce. The development blog is here: arcane1ne-dev.tumblr.com/ It is still a huge work in progress but I believe it is coming along nicely!
More stuff for the game. Now I am officially on my gap year, prepare to see a lot of artwork about it XD
I found a bunch of random tiny things while cleaning my room up, they were the perfect size for Alice! Sorry about the lack of art updates though, been pretty busy recently but I should have a lot more time now ＾ω＾