Oscar nominees Best Animated Feature 2014
Earlier today this article was brought to my attention, in which it becomes clear that some of the Academy voters have little to no respect for the animation industry. They openly admit not having watched the nominated films and/or claiming that animated films are for kids, so they didn’t vote. Even the ones shown in the article that did vote barely motivated their choice.
I find this extremely disrespectful of the animators who poured their heart and soul into making these movies, only to have their work be pushed aside without a second glance by the judges of one of the most prominent and well known film awards out there. As an aspiring animator, I am deeply insulted.
Please note that in this post I am expressing no opinion on whether Frozen should have won or not. I think it’s a wonderful film, just as all the other nominees. I am simply saying that we deserve better.
What they did is disrespectful to the creators of every single one of these films, even Frozen. By barely motivating their choice, they make it look like they voted for Frozen simply because of Disney’s status in the industry. Because it’s Disney, and it made a lot of money, so it had to be at least somewhat good. To me it seems like some of the voters just defaulted to voting for the Disney film, and nobody likes to win by default.
Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of loving Disney simply because it’s Disney, but there is so much more beautiful animation out there and it deserves to be taken into consideration. And if Frozen won, it should have won because the majority of the voters thought it was the best film, not because part of the voters was too lazy to even watch the nominated films.
#long post of sketches done while listening to today’s crit
I really need to work more on doing more gestured sketches in my sketchbooks and focusing on character designs and whatnot uvu;;;
I meant to do this awhile ago but I just hit another big interval of followers, so it was the perfect time to have a giveaway! This will be a relatively small and simple giveaway since I don’t have anything cool to give, but I wanted to thank my followers nonetheless.
WHAT YOU COULD WIN:
- (1) one $25 online gift card to either Amazon or JetPens
- (1) one free, full-body, full-color commission of any character/person/etc. you choose (no full backgrounds. Examples: 1 2)
- You must be following me.
- Please do not follow for the giveaway and then unfollow after it’s over. This is meant for my followers.
- No giveaway blogs.
- You can reblog however many times you want, just don’t spam your followers
- Likes do not count.
- If you win, you must be willing to give me your email to receive the gift card.
- I will be using a random number generator to choose the winner.
- Ends March 22nd, 2014 at 10:00 PM Central Time.
Good luck and thank you, followers!
…technically a lot of these are ‘half hoofed thing half person’ creature types but ‘centaur’ is easier, let’s not argue the semantics
That post uh… really took off. Wow. Hi, new followers! Thanks for all the messages! Here’s some better sized pics and captions detailing the breeds/species for anyone who’s curious. Also a bonus moose-lady who’s prolly eyeing up a moose-guy’s sweet rack.
here are the drawings for the “Draw Youself Series”
- ouran host club
- dangan ronpa
I have things to do but I’m doing that useless floppy thing where I keep going between gmail, facebook, twitter and tumblr despite there never being anything new on any of them, like a rat going back to its food bowl over and over again on the off chance some new food has arrived.
I’ve made Male!Astrid yeeee! he’s a juggernaut LOL
I love this
so muCH wanting
The GREATEST SHOWDOWN HITS of 2013
Hello, everyone! Well, there goes 2013. What an interesting year. Some ups and downs for everyone!
Let us celebrate by looking back upon the MOST POPULAR of the showdowns from last year, shall we? Let us do this right now! (pictured above. so i suppose you already have.)
Thank you for supporting and enjoying the Great Showdowns for so long! I love you guys.
Oh! AND TAKE NOTE: the next Great Showdowns Exhibition shall be in July of 2014 at Gallery 1988. So mark that month on your calendars. I will not let you forget though. don’t worry.
Ok, thank you thank you!
In a sincere fashion, SCOTT C.