DC Comics: Titans

STARFIRE + hair ;;

Here are the ten things you need to know.
1. Your hair matters far, far less than you think.
2. In fact, the way you look matters far less than you think.
3. “Can I ask a dumb question?” is never a good thing to say.
4. In fact, asking permission to speak is never a good idea at all.
5. While we’re on the subject, don’t speak too fast because you’re afraid of wasting your listener’s time. Listening to what you have to say is the highest and best use of anyone’s time. Even if your hair looks terrible.
6. And don’t edit what you say before you say it. That would be you, getting in the way of truth, and, worse, of your heart.
7. You are already working approximately 25 percent harder than you have to to get the result you want. Chillax.
8. Don’t hang out with anyone who doesn’t understand why you’re so wonderful, or who needs to be told, or who doesn’t tell you at regular intervals or when you forget.
9. That little voice you keep ignoring is the only one you should ever listen to.
10. Love.
Lisa Scottoline in What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self (via kuwazaidi)

escaped-ocelot:

Kori in Red Hood and the Outlaws #33

storyshots:

Drawing from films

Drawing from films is a ridiculously useful exercise. It’s not enough to watch films; it’s not enough to look at someone else’s drawings from films. If you want to be in story, there’s no excuse for not doing this.

The way this works: you draw tons of tiny little panels, tiny enough that you won’t be tempted to fuss about drawing details. You put on a movie - I recommend Raiders, E.T., or Jaws… but honestly if there’s some other movie you love enough to freeze frame the shit out of, do what works for you. It’s good to do this with a movie you already know by heart.

Hit play. Every time there’s a cut, you hit pause, draw the frame, and hit play til it cuts again. If there’s a pan or camera move, draw the first and last frames.

Note on movies: Spielberg is great for this because he’s both evocative and efficient. Michael Bay is good at what he does, but part of what he does is cut so often that you will be sorry you picked his movie to draw from. Haneke is magnificent at what he does, but cuts so little that you will wind up with three drawings of a chair. Peter Jackson… he’s great, but not efficient. If you love a Spielberg movie enough to spend a month with it, do yourself a favor and use Spielberg.

What to look for:

  • Foreground, middle ground, background: where is the character? What is the point of the shot? What is it showing? What’s being used as a framing device? How does that help tie this shot into the geography of the scene? Is the background flat, or a location that lends itself to depth?
  • Composition: How is the frame divided? What takes up most of the space? How are the angles and lines in the shot leading your eye?
  • Reusing setups, economy: Does the film keep coming back to the same shot? The way liveaction works, that means they set up the camera and filmed one long take from that angle. Sometimes this includes a camera move, recomposing one long take into what look like separate shots. If you pay attention, you can catch them.
  • Camera position, angle, height: Is the camera fixed at shoulder height? Eye height? Sitting on the floor? Angled up? Down? Is it shooting straight on towards a wall, or at an angle? Does it favor the floor or the ceiling?
  • Lenses: wide-angle lens or long lens? Basic rule of thumb: If the character is large in frame and you can still see plenty of their surroundings, the lens is wide and the character is very close to camera. If the character’s surroundings seem to dwarf them, the lens is long (zoomed in).
  • Lighting: Notice it, but don’t draw it. What in the scene is lit? How is this directing your eye? How many lights? Do they make sense in the scene, or do they just FEEL right?

This seems like a lot to keep in mind, and honestly, don’t worry about any of that. Draw 100 thumbnails at a time, pat yourself on the back, and you will start to notice these things as you go.


Don’t worry about the drawings, either. You can see from my drawings that these aren’t for show. They’re notes to yourself. They’re strictly for learning. 

Now get out there and do a set! Tweet me at @lawnrocket and I’ll give you extra backpats for actually following through on it. Just be aware - your friends will look at you super weird when you start going off about how that one shot in Raiders was a pickup - it HAD to be - because it doesn’t make sense except for to string these other two shots together…

canabian:

fahbulus:

northwesternprep:

metephor:

GUESS WHO CAME BACK FROM THE DOCTOR CANCER FREE TODAY :))))))

Reblogged this 193773 times I don’t care

PUPPY GON LIVE

Bless this dog :’)

i’m proud of you baby

canabian:

fahbulus:

northwesternprep:

metephor:

GUESS WHO CAME BACK FROM THE DOCTOR CANCER FREE TODAY :))))))

Reblogged this 193773 times I don’t care

PUPPY GON LIVE

Bless this dog :’)

i’m proud of you baby

I thought you didn't like beast boy/raven?
Anonymous

Of course I like it! but I like BBxTerra too 

Will you still be drawing the raven and beast boy one? Just want to know so I don't get my hopes up. Huge fan by the way :)
Anonymous

Aww, don’t worry I will finish it :) promise 

You're so talented and beautiful and just utterly awesome! Thank you for sharing your art with the world! You're very inspiring! <3
Anonymous

Omg you’re most welcome! <3 <3 Thank you!

I told you, Star. Just a few inches more!
http://scriptorsapiens.tumblr.com/ &#8216;s headcanon of Beast Boy growing really tall and broad-shouldered. I had to stop drawing the Raven one and do this

I told you, Star. Just a few inches more!

http://scriptorsapiens.tumblr.com/ ‘s headcanon of Beast Boy growing really tall and broad-shouldered. I had to stop drawing the Raven one and do this

iraffiruse:

Some people might feel sorry for themselves in this situation
Puppy don’t care
Puppy’s got stuff to do
Puppy’s got places to be
Puppy’s got people to bark at and things to sniff.

iraffiruse:

Some people might feel sorry for themselves in this situation

Puppy don’t care

Puppy’s got stuff to do

Puppy’s got places to be

Puppy’s got people to bark at and things to sniff.

trappedinsanity:

"As long as we’re together, we’ll be okay."

trappedinsanity:

"As long as we’re together, we’ll be okay."

diepod-stuff:

mindofkimbo:

green-satan:

'I love your drawings your art is really good!!!'

image

'can you draw me :)'

image

I’ve never related to something so hard.

highschool

All the effort in the world won’t matter if you’re not inspired.
Chuck Palahniuk, Diary (via observando)