I’m about to write the worst essay I’ve ever written in my life!! YAY.
On the bright side once that’s done I can finally do everything that I owe everyone ever.
TAGGED: arielle talks a lot LET'S DO THISSSSS.
/post/69538121155/watching-your-childhood-best-friend-grow-up-to What is it? *v*@jeeviaz
It’s a little sketch from a nameless (for now!) short comic I’m currently working on for my Senior Thesis in Fiction Writing! I don’t want to say too much about it right now, but it’s basically about Paige, a girl with an incredibly mundane life, who has to deal with having a famous magician best friend, Alita. There’s also a cat, a cute boy, and a camera crew involved.
you guys know that “animation error” that’s been going around of elsa and her arm and her hair or something? i’ve legitimately been staring at a gif of that for a good while and I STILL CAN’T SEE THE HAIR PHASE THROUGH THE ARM? I’ve even looked at the “fixed” version comparison and I honestly can’t see the difference. Is there like a … frame by frame thing out there that shows exactly what’s happening?
Not that I think it matters (because that movie had bigger problems in it than that tbh) but I guess I’d just like to see what the big fuss is about haha.
EDIT: oH MY GOD I SEE IT NOW. WHOA.
(though to be honest, seeing it now doesn’t change my opinion of the movie one way or the other. it’s kind of weird to me that of all things THIS is what people are complaining about. :P)
EDIT EDIT: frame by frame thing for those of ya’ll who can’t see it. (thanks grisselle!)
Comparing your final piece to your first wip of it, you have one less character. I understand it was probably already a lot of work, but just wondering who'd you cut?@Anonymous
Yes, I had to redo the composition of the piece when I realized the first one wasn’t working:
Above is the undersketch for the first attempt. Part of the reason why it took me so long to finish was because I spent a good few days working on something I eventually had to scrap. Most of the problems that manifested were that I just wasn’t specific or clear enough and it was really hard to decipher where everything would go. Reyna’s position gave me a lot of difficulty because I didn’t work out how far back she was behind Annabeth. And, even though I knew I wanted the three girls of the Seven to take up one half of the composition, I wasn’t happy with Hazel being waaaay in the back. And in general, the more I worked on it the stiffer and less dynamic it was coming out.
So, It was easier just to redo the composition. Here’s the final undersketch:
I just felt this was more specific and was easier to work from. I re-posed most of them because I felt there needed to be more conviction to what exactly they were doing. And I was trying to direct the eye more towards the center of the piece. I dunno—to me, this one feels more like the girls are actually doing things as opposed to the first composition where it just seems like a lot of clutter. I’m glad I scrapped the first one, but I’m really sad I had to cut out Rachel Dare, who, in the original I had doing some funky oracle stuff. I briefly considered putting her in with her blue hairbrush, but I just couldn’t find a way to put her in without making more problems for myself.
your entry for the PJO fanzine is seriously fantastic: are you going to turn it into a poster, or a print or something? because I would love to put it on my wall@vociferocity
Ahhh! Thank you so much! I figured since I draw PJO related stuff all the time anyway, I should try to do something a little more ambitious for the zine. I’ve been really humbled by the reception that piece has gotten!
Aaaand, I actually did draw it large enough to print it poster size (like around 11 x 17?) in case I wanted to sell it at conventions. But if there’s any more interest online, I’d definitely add it to my shop in the future. (I’d also suggest purchasing the whole zine itself, since it’s really shaped up to be a wonderful collection of art!)
Can you recommend books/shows/movies/stories that you really enjoyed? Like both personally & objectively? bec I really respect your analysis-es(?) & metas & yeahhh@Anonymous
Hey, thanks dude! I’ve listed a few things here that I felt had really solid storytelling, but I can name a couple more/elaborate on a few things I’ve recommended in the past here to start you off:
And listing more stuff under the cut because I don’t want this to get too long.
oooh where can we listen to this?
The cut songs are on the deluxe Frozen soundtrack, along with commentary from the composers of where they were supposed to go in the different drafts of the script! There was talk about a prophecy, and a song that explained it a bit more. And there was a variation of the screenplay that had Anna feeling inferior to Elsa—as the “spare” child instead of the “heir” to the throne. That direction sounds SO interesting, I’m sad to see that didn’t make it in the final cut.
There’s also a song that was supposed to go in the spot where Elsa is captured and Anna is freezing to death that I’m really upset they cut. Even if they didn’t use THAT song in particular, the principle of having a song in that moment is sound.
You can find all of it on Spotify (if you don’t have Spotify you don’t even need to download the program anymore since they have a web player now!)
listening to the cut song demos off of the Frozen soundtrack makes me wonder what kind of movie it could have been if they kept the prophecy in the script.