I received my Coolene dakimakura today and I am so happy!
THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY
Zwergwachtel im Gewächshaus des Botanischen Gartens Dresden
[Blue-Breasted (?) Quail in the greenhouse of the botanical garden Dresden]
ROB CANTOR HAS ABSOLUTELY EXCEEDED AND SURPASSED ANY AND ALL EXPECTATIONS WITH HIS NEW VIDEO AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER, HOLY SHIT
i am in awe
Skua for sunquail’s bday!! IT HAS BEEN TOO LONG SINCE I DREW ANY OF YOUR OC’S BUT HERE HE IS \;u;/ hope you had a wonderful day with all the wonderful things!! I love you a whole bunch and you deserve it <33
Ahhh I hope I did this guy justice, he was a good’un to draw and man I wanna steal that hood okay, it looks all warm and cozy *^*
darnit I didn’t forget!! I did this like a couple of weeks in advance and its still up a couple of days late ;u; Buuut anyhoo!
Happy bday little hero prince~
Watanabe sensei mentioned Teshima MAY have a little brother… I am just gonna run with this forever.
(I want him to be quiet like Aoyagi, which might explain why Teshima is so good at reading Aoyagi’s thoughts…; v ; )
Nightwish - I Have To Let You Go (Imaginaerum by Nightwish, The Score)
MIKE ROUSH / The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl / 5:16
I have always been fascinated by wildlife documentaries. As a kid I would take my mom’s camera and try and get as close to the neighborhood animals as I could. Most of the time this would mean long hours sitting motionless on the back deck with bird seed sprinkled on my lap and shoulders. I never got the shot I wanted, so when Chris and Shannon asked me if I wanted to make an animated film for Titmouse, I said yes before they finished asking.
Chris and Shannon Prynoski, Dik Pose, and I Line up a shot in the middle of nowhere. photo by Steve Kellener.
Early thumbnails of the burrowing owl.
"Owl" was animated in Flash. I used a technique where I would animate traditionally very rough, then I would take a second pass cleaning up symbols that I would be able to reuse later. Most of the final animation you see in "Owl" is puppeted symbol animation with hundreds of symbols and a different puppet for each shot. This way I could get the detail and animation quality I wanted.
The Flash break-down on one of the owl puppets. Lots of feathers!
One of my favorite parts of making this film was having to get out of the studio and go on location. I found an amazing place in central California called The Carrizo Plain using google maps. I spent the weekends driving all around taking pictures and exploring. Fun fact: The burrow used in the short was an actual owl burrow. On one of the days I was taking photos of the burrow one hissed at me from inside the burrow with it’s rattlesnake like call. It scared me nearly to death.
This is how I made all the “live action” backgrounds. I drew a storyboard of what I wanted and photo collaged lots of pictures together to make it look like what I drew. Unfortunately these places don’t exist in real life.
Whenever the owl had to touch the flower or fork, I took hundreds of photos, cut them out in photoshop and animated them. Fun.
On location I used a couple stand-in models to get the lighting right and a maquette when animating for inspiration.
I had a great time making this film and when I was done we were lucky enough to show it at festivals around the world. After 4 years the “Owl” showed at more than 40 festivals, in over 25 countries.
Can’t wait to do another one.
Mike Roush’s incredible short film is now online!!! Don’t miss this one, folks! It’ll stick to your ribs likes delicious cartoon BBQ!
It was sunquail's birthday so I drew liver cuddles. (•v•)/ I hope you had a hecking radical day, buddy.
LOOK AT THE
ILU NIXTER THANK YOU SO MUCH <3
you know what I’m just gonna
THANK YOU FRIENDS ;; I’ve had a super good day so far and I’m gonna party all night with birds/bikes/bread etc and pretend I’m much more spry and youthful than I am
smooches u all <3