Thanks so much to everyone who has helped share my “secret origin” story. I’m still being flooded with messages from people who have just learned they can put down their invisible guns. By sharing this, you’re helping me shine the signal. Thanks, Commissioners. <3
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From the creators of Mega Man, their independent spiritual successor:
See more on their Kickstarter page!!
GUYS, STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND FUND THIS
MEGAMAN IS DEAD, BUT HIS SPIRIT LIVES ON
Future so bright, I gotta wear shades.
IT’S FUCKIN NOT-MEGAMAN
HE’S STICKIN IT TO EM! KEIJI YOU BEAUTIFUL MOTHERFUCKER
like straight up this is the best shit ever im so happy
I rarely reblog kickstarters that aren’t friends’ comics but AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH~<3
On that day, humanity received a grim reminder.
Really listen to what Ralph is saying, now replace it with what the 2D animation medium is going through on a theatrical level and you’ll see how it really hits home.
Like Ralph, 2D has become this typecast element of production, it is in the hindsight (when done for CGI preps) and is often overlooked in mass compared to other animated theatrical releases. Like Ralph, it has a lot to offer when allowed the chance to be versatile and exploited by talented people with good stories and sensibilities about them.
It’s sad to see 2D as such a rare medium in today’s animation, at least from a theatrical sense, but there will always be an audience for it. Hopefully, studios will come to understand that as well as acknowledge that 2D animation is just another visual tool for telling a story, and that it is no better or worse than any other.
this is a fantastic animation! I love seeing these kinds of rough pencil-ly animations. This one has such fluid motions and wide range of facial expressions that I just love!
You guys should really read the story behind this bit of animation.
"It has been several weeks since my last Animator page posting. As you’re probably all well aware by now, I no longer work for The Walt Disney Company. June 10th was my last day. In October of this year, it would have been 25 years. Disney was my home for the last quarter century and I’ll always be grateful for the people I worked with and the experience I gained there. The last couple of years have been the most difficult of my career. At times I was filled with hope that my skills would be utilized in a new hand-drawn film. At other times, I doubted that a hand-drawn feature – hybrid or otherwise – would be produced at all. We were pretty much kept in the dark for over 2 years and once the word did come out that no more hand-drawn features would be produced, it was only a matter of days before we were “given our notices”. I’m not so much sad that I was let go as I am sad that they gave up on a medium that, if given the right treatment, could be a viable product once again. You may wonder, what will I be doing now. I can’t tell you that because I don’t know. It is said that when God closes one door, He opens another. I pray that He will guide me to the right door and that I’ll open it with confidence. Not in myself but in Him who guides my path.
As a parting reminder of my last years at Disney, here is my last hand-drawn test for a Disney production. I was asked to animate the character of Ralph from “Wreck-it Ralph”, as a guide for the animation of the character in the film. It took me 2 months to animate this scene because,
1. I had to adjust the look of the character as it changed, which meant redoing some of it and
2. I basically did all the drawings myself. Most animators don’t do every drawing in a scene, but I wanted it fully animated and since I didn’t have any inbetweeners, I had to draw everything.
Wreck It Ralph: Street Fighter Edition - by Dan LuVisi
Full-Length “Batman: Arkham Origins” Trailer
-Start out slow.
-Learn the basics.
-Practice every day.
-Love what you’re doing.
-This is not an over night process.
Took all weekend but my hand painted X-ray and Vav shoes are all done!!
I love these.