Today was a good day
Second part of this, I guess
Got more characters since then, so I decided to make another photoset of these secondary characters. ^w^
(Prays to God my sister never sees this because that’s her prom dress)
Here it finally is! My second major giveaway just in time for the beginning of summer con season.
- Like & reblog to enter.
- US & Canada only, sorry to other international entrants. I cannot afford to ship worldwide.
- No giveaway blogs. Sideblogs are ok, but blank blogs with just giveaway posts will be skipped.
- Must be willing to provide shipping address.
- You do not have to be following me, but followers get more prizes.
- Winners will be chosen by random number generator.
- Due to the current trend of large giveaway winners being harassed, the winner will be announced by a first name of their choice. No URL will be shown unless the winner gives permission.
- You have 24 hours to claim your prize before I pick a new winner.
- Any one cosplay piece (ex: Troll/kid shirt, SnK jacket or cloak, Free! jacket)
- Any wig under $50 from Arda (or another site if you prefer)
- 1 pallet any color face paint (doesn’t have to be Ben Nye)
- 1 pair contact lenses (from Pinkyparadise, Honeycolor, or Eyesbright)
- A choice of any 2 salon-grade haircare products
- Extra goodies!!! Asian market goods and candy assortment of your choosing
The main winner gets their choice of 4 of the above. Followers choose 5. If you follow me and also like my Facebook Page, you get everything shown.
TWO additional winners will get an assortment of asian market goodies and candy, and if they’re following me they will also be eligible for a $10 gift card to any fast food place or restaurant of their choosing.
Ends Sunday September 7.
FAQ and proof of past winner here.
same, kid, same
Hey there, everyone! I haven’t been active on tumblr for a while…personal issues and stuff…but anyway, I’m not dead…yet.
So, I thought I could upload something here - something traditional. I kinda missed drawing traditional, like, with Copics and colored pencils and stuff…funny, but true: during the process of drawing the sketch lines, I, of course, made the one or another mistake. So, in order to correct it, you need to use your eraser…which turned out to be quite difficult, once you’re too used to simply press a couple buttons.
Josh: *makes a mistake* Damn… *quickly shifts fingers and presses the ‘ctrl+alt+z’ combo from Photoshop*
Josh: *still has his fingers in this position on the paper* …wait a second…something’s wrong here… =x=;
So yeah, all together, it was reall fun and somewhat relaxing to draw this little piece of art - if you ignore the many times of desperation and anxiety, whenever there was the chance to mess it up, haha
Anyways, this picture was a birthday gift for my beloved Rin (it was a belated gift, though) and shows her awesome fantrolls, among the two of us often just referred to as The Group.(Left to right: Viedor Detron, Omiezo Jexley, Pequra Beylov, Yanlen Kitecs, Azulot Cieleb, Reynis Meshri, Fioren Quival, Xerona Nikteo, Zalvos Seraet, Castor Anatin (my fan troll))
I really grew to these characters and I really can’t get enough of hearing about their personalities and circumstances.
Thanks for sharing that with me, Rin! *hug*
Alright, hope you guys enjoy seeing some of my traditional art-skills again and seeing something from me, in general. Also, sorry for this wall of text here, haha
Hey hey, look who has the best big bro ever (it’s me)
"tEAM SCOURGE SISTERS, MORE LIKE, uH, tEAM SORE LOSER,"
"haha that was terrible"
HEY GUYS! I HAVE HAD A BLOG SO LONG AND AM FINALLY HOSTING A LITTLE GIVEAWAY!
It’s very small, but definitely might help in completing a cosplay or maybe if you just want a wig?
MatchWigs was nice enough to sponsor me a $30 website voucher for you guys! That’s roughly one wig of your choice from Matchwigs.com!
They have many different wigs, ALL comparable to Arda Wigs, (I’ve owned several! My Dirk wig is from here and many of you Inquire about it!)
Rules for this giveaway:
-No Giveaway blogs. Y’all don’t think I’ll check but oh I will.
-You DON’T have to be following me, I HATE giveaway followers -.- If you wanna enter just go ahead.
-Only Reblogs count
-NO MULTIPLE ENTRIES. ONLY ONE REBLOG WILL COUNT AS AN ENTRY FOR YOU.
It will be completely fair, so no sucking up please.
This giveaway will end as soon as this post reaches atleast 2,000 UNIQUE notes (from different people. Duplicates don’t count although it’s still okay to signal boost for friends and stuff! Im just saying it might not end until, say, 4k or something, just depending)
If you are chosen I will message you on tumblr asking for an email address, and then I will send you your voucher info there (so that there’s no chance of tumblr eating an important ask!)
If you don’t reply after the initial message and a single follow up fanmail (again, for tumblr mishap safety) within 72 hours, then I will choose someone else!
are you fuckin kiddin me like what kinda people just captions this ‘cake gifs’ and walks away this shit fucking put a spell on me i was unable to look away it was wild start to fucking finish that looks like REAL CAKE it looks like i can reach out and have me some god damn cake. damn son
lmao like the only time i EVER see hard disney fans even mention ghibli and miyazaki in comparison to disney films is in light of disney’s own mistakes and laziness like damn y’all need to calm down
lemme teach you a lil’ somethin’ somethin’ about stylistic choices in animation and sheer laziness
STYLISTIC choices is about having the full capability of creating characters separate from the previous protagonists while at the same time tying them to the studio that produced them.
And that’s not even scratching the surface.
Considering that a good portion of Ghibli’s library consists of LEAD FEMALE PROTAGONISTS who are usually very young, they need to find a set balance between recognizable and unique.
Ghibli was founded on traditional art and the studio still holds many of those values with it. This is of course including hand-drawn animation in which there is no single model, only the same character drawn over and over again. Is this about CGI vs traditional? No, both can and have provided beautiful films and scenes but it’s not about which one deserves more recognition. It’s about the methods used and how the choices for each one vary. I only bring up the animation methods because it’s part of the reason as to WHY these characters are so simplistic in design.
Still though, they need each lead character to stick to the Ghibli/Miyazaki style to a certain extent. They need to share certain qualities to make them fall in line with the rest of Ghibli’s library.
I mean, they have their differences but they’re obviously Ghibli characters so okay they all have relatively small eyebrows (though considering that they are Japanese that ties in with their ethnicity but OKAY moving on), they all have the eye highlight thing going on, and they all have very non-pronounced noses. I suppose yeah those are all the same. They do shift but those characteristics are roughly the same.
Still though, that isn’t a problem nor is it blatant same-facing. All LAIKA characters have skewed noses, all Dreamworks characters have thin noses, and all Aardman characters have bulgy eyes. Does that mean they’re same-facing? No. It means they’re sticking to stylistic choices to keep themselves separate from the competition.
Don Bluth MADE the choice to stick to a style closely resembling Disney. You know what happened? A whole generation grew up thinking that Anastasia and Thumbelina were both DISNEY films, not Bluth and Fox animation.
There’s a reason why studios tend to go for their own set style.
But hey! Want even more evidence that it’s a stylistic choice?
Because THE VERY SAME CHOICES CAN BE SAID FOR THE DUDES
Save for Haku because he’s a fuckin’ dragon.
While gender is never really brought up in Ghibli films, masculinity and femininity are both neutral here, it’s safe to say that their designs and treatment are both equal. Ghibli isn’t out to make exclusively beautiful/handsome characters, they make them as simple as possible to keep them relatable and much more easier to manage.
The difference here is that Disney has always set out to make their MALES different while sticking their females to the same “doe eyed, small nose, thin lips” ideal. Yes, there is a set Disney style and it has always focused on those features and that necessarily isn’t a bad thing. It’s the Disney style. HOWEVER it seems to only apply to their females. Even worse is their marketing of said females.
GOTTA KEEP THEM GURLS PURTY
The Disney style has shifted from time to time and it shows evidence that it CAN include more diverse female designs. Both Kida and Calhoun are wonderful examples of this. It’s not as if Disney hasn’t evolved or changed their views on female characters to a certain extent. Unfortunately, said shifts haven’t always worked out in our favor or headed in the right direction. It wasn’t until Tangled that Disney came out with it’s true “get richer quicker” scheme with their female leads.
watch as i shift into MAXIMUM PUNZEL-DRIVE
As of late it’s Disney’s sheer laziness when it comes to female design and their own avarice that has caused SUUUUCH a dramatic shift in how fans are taking the Disney style now. When Ghibli audiences and fans never look at a new movie and go “oh it’s Chihiro but tiny” or “oh it’s Chihiro but on a broom.” That is the set style, not a lazy copy-paste.
But hey, let’s bring in OTHER females to see how this works out. I mean, the Ghibli style is prevalent to ALL of their characters so surely all the parents look exactly like their children.
Let’s look at these lovely lady leads and compare them to their parents.
Congrats, kids, you’re all adopted!
WEIRDLY ENOUGH all of the characters and their parents (if they have any) share same characteristics while at the same time remaining completely unique to each other. It’s almost as if they also take after their father and/or previous generations of their familly. Haha, genetics!
But okay, let’s be a little more fair with Disney.
Let’s look at two families with two daughters.
Mitosis or go home
There is having stylistic choices and there is being lazy.
There is creating a character with similarities to their parent and there is making a recolor of your lead character.
There is creating simple designs for a traditionally animated film and there is reusing the same model because it worked so well the first time.
There is being a small Tokyo-based studio with 300 employees and there is being a large American animation studio with 800+ employees.
THAT is why no one ever complains about Ghibli’s approach to character design and THAT is why Disney doesn’t even come close to Miyazaki.
Let’s finish this off with some MORE wonderful Ghibli characters (most of which being my personal favorites so they belong on here too.)
Now go watch more Ghibli.