laurbits

I'm a comic artist w/ a love for excellent stories in the form of movies, TV shows, musicals, manga, and animation.

This is my virtual scrapbook and reblog tumblr. Bits and pieces of the internet and the occasional ramble about stuff I love.

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ktshy:

Check out our talented friend Jason Caffoe’s gorgeous colours for the newest Silly Kingdom comic! SO GOOD!!! To see more of Jason’s work check out his tumblr page and head over to your local book shop or library and read Amulet, and the Explorer/Flight anthologies.

AND did you know Silly Kingdom 2 is available for pre-order?  The “Artist Edition” comes with an original inked sketch of one of the Silly Kingdom characters and a bonus mini print made exclusively for pre-orders (preview coming soon).

http://sillykingdomcomic.bigcartel.com/

coelasquid:

happydorid:

Just a reminder that I have a crazy webcomic about alien mermaids and robots. Coming out of hiatus very soon. You can read the full comic here http://tapastic.com/episode/15316

or check out the tumblr 

Cool stuff!

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debaoki:

ruckawriter:

I rarely use this to just blog. I’m going to just blog now, so you can all just ignore this if it’s not to your liking.

Warning. Contents under pressure.

Read More

Read this. You won’t be sorry.

animationart:

The Long Game-Part 1 [Part 2]

Do you ever have that feeling that everyone else is more successful than you? 
If you think that’s bad - try being Leonardo Da Vinci

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Asker afrofabulous Asks:
Do you think that 28 is too old to try to pursue a career in art on your own terms? I wanted to be a 3D animator for as long as I can remember, but when I got to college I realized that going to college for it wasn't for me. The school and the environment was horrible and I was completely uninspired to continue animation. I went to school for fashion illustration after that and I although my teachers thought my art was truly beautiful, I didn't get to finish because I started a family.
laurbits laurbits Said:

bigbigtruck:

(cont.) I became inspired again recently and I have been drawing and sketching everyday (for the past two years) as well as learning animation on my own. I am heavily influenced by your webcomic, but I just wanted to know if it was too late to pursue my dream without school and by myself at 28?

I started TJ and Amal at 31, with a weak art education and zero experience in comics, so you can probably guess where I stand on the matter!

I wish our culture didn’t place such heavy emphasis on “making it” in your teens and twenties; that the (justifiable!) attention paid to prodigies wouldn’t set “prodigy” as the norm.  This kind of BS does everyone a disservice.

If you have a dream and the resources/ability to pursue it, there’s no reason to sit it out just because “everyone makes it by 25.” Because everyone DOESN’T make it by 25. Some do, some don’t, whatever.
What’s more, age can bring experience that will inform your work — work you couldn’t have made at 20 or 25 without that experience.

Sometimes when I get discouraged about this stuff, it helps to remember an anecdote I read a few years ago—
A retiree mentions to her friend that she’s considering going back to college and finishing her degree.
"What, at 65?" says her friend, "You’ll be at least 40 years older than everyone else in class!"
To which the lady replies, “oh, so you think I should wait till I’m 70?”

There’s no going backwards.

Good luck!

zorobro:

rainbowbarnacle:

hope-for-snow:

At one time, one of Toothless’s animator stuck a ball of duct-tape on his own cat’s tail for reference which ended up perfect for this shot. (actual footage of his cat he used)

AWWWWWW

That’s perfect

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kristineeeezy:

While I was walking around the Forever 21 in Time Square, I heard this remix of Sleepyhead by Passion Pit and I Want You Back by Jackson 5. I automatically took a mental note to search it up once I get back in LA.

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submarinedreams:

redlanternzoom:

content warning: discussion of cissexism/cissexist slurs

SHORT ANSWER: they’re dehumanizing.

MORE IN DEPTH:

genderbender is a term that’s been around for quite a while, and it has a history of being used to fetishize trans* bodies. it assigns…

sleepless-insuburbia:

tastefullyoffensive:

[accordingtodevin]

this isn’t even exaggerated. 

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