reina-illustrates · 2 years ago
Completely overhauling my Senior Animation called Keep Flying because it’s complete garbage and I hate it.  I had some good segments, but overall it’s a dumpster fire.
So I just finished the redesign of the character earlier today.  I’m super happy with it.  Working on facial expressions for him.  (I still need to design him as a tween (12) and an older teenager (16-17).  I’m getting 20-21 year old from his redesign.)
I’m gonna focus a lot on higher quality background design, storytelling through character acting and framing as well as more interesting/dynamic shots.
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I’m also adding a kind of secondary character (a bird) to kind of give this character a bit more of a reason as to why he’s doing what he’s doing.
Only close friends will get to see any of the animation work in progress / animatic and expression / acting tests since most of them are animators as well and can give me feedback.  Especially one of my friends who’s an absolutely amazing animator.  His stuff is just so freaking smooth it’s ridiculous.
But yeah, that’s what I’ve decided to do since quarantine is killing me and I’m going cabin crazy.
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Drew myself in the Night In The Woods style.
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reina-illustrates · 2 years ago
people say the animorphs covers are *creepy* but the actual in book transformations are all like ‘then her face cracked in two, her organs melted, her bones all snapped and reformed backwards, and her fingers and toes fused together. she couldnt cry because her tear ducts didnt fucking exist anymore. everyone looked at the ground so they wouldnt throw up looking at this’
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Still working on this but I’ve spent ~11 hours so far on it.  A bit of a combination of art styles here.  But I got inspired by the game Solatorobo for the DS.
Just been messing around with various art styles.
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reina-illustrates · 2 years ago
Having to do some quick rough sketches because my backlog of artwork is dwindling for my Instagram.  Being an artist is haaaaarrrrddddd.  ;~;
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Drew myself as a Pokémon trainer cause I’ve been replaying all the games that I have.  Also tried to draw in the style of Pokemon.
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So I have this little comic that I do when something funny or ridiculous happens to me called Days of Reina.  Or just little events that I feel like sharing with people.
Here’s a little lineup of a few outfits I wear from day to day (colors can change but the outfit in general won’t).  As well as what my hair looks like when it’s freshly cut and I haven’t let it grow out for several months.  (I’m lazy when it comes to getting it cut.)
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reina-illustrates · 2 years ago
Why is this tiny little idle skateboard animation giving me such a difficult time?
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Animation World Network
Animation Backgrounds
Animation Magazine
Animation & CGI
Animator Island
Anime News Network
Cartoon Brew
Character Design References
On Animation
Reference! Reference! (free database for animation)
11 Second Club (monthly character animation competition)
tumblr blogs:
disney-moments-sketches (Allen Ostergar’s blog, animator at Walt Disney)
Animation schools: 1 / 2 (Top 50 USA) / 3 (Top 100 international)
Which animation school is right for you? (Ringling vs. CalArts)
Don’t want to/ can’t afford art school? you’ve got other options.
Animation Mentor: The online animation school
Art school exercises!!
51 Great Animation exercises
20 things you can expect as a traditional (2D) animation student that they never tell you
A Survivor’s Guide to Life Inside an Animation Studio
Animation basics: The art of timing and spacing
Animation Notes From Ollie Johnston
Animated chart of the basic principles of animation
10 Second tip: Always Anticipate
book: Animation: Learn How to Draw Animated Cartoons by Preston Blair
book: A System for Planning and Timing Animation by Glen Keane
book: Timing for animation by Harold Whitaker and John Halas
book: Gesture Drawing for animation by Walt Stanchfield
Basic 3D Animation Terminology
Digital pencil test!!
Keys to Emotion in Animation
Lessons from Disney’s Zootopia
Model Sheets central
The importance of Acting in Animation by Segio Pablos
Printable exposure/dope sheet
Phoneme Chart
Recommended reading for animation students and enthusiasts
The 5 Types of Animation
The Know-How of Cartooning 
The Unofficial Truth about The Animation Industry
Why Disney Sends Its Animators To Life Drawing Classes
Walk/Run Cycles reference
What is Pixar looking for in Animators? (scroll down)
Portfolio Advice for The Disney Animation Internship
What is Rigging?
3D Rigging Terminology
3D Modeling Terminology
Animation for Beginners: Where do I start
Animation Physics (Video tutorials on physics for animation artists)
Animation tutorial part. 1 AKA “the secret of animation”
Appealing Poses in Animation
Background & Movement in TV
Blinking tips
Breakdown tutorial (middle frame between to keys)
Drawing & Composition for visual storytelling
Drawing for Animation
Drawing a Likeness
Animation fundamentals + tutorials
Filmmaking: Composition and Framing
Getting Shape Change
How to animate using photoshop
How to animate Characters in Perspective
How to Animate Head Turns
How to Draw Gesture
OpeenToonz tutorials masterpost
Overlapping Action and Drag
Portfolio tips / Making A Successful Portfolio
Lyp Sync tutorial
Line of action
Basics of good cartooning 1-12 by Sherm Cohen
Squash & Stretch tutorial
Squash and Stretch 2
Storyboarding tutorials by Sherm Cohen
The Illusion of Life: 12 Principles of Animation
Tilt, Flow & Rhythm
Underlying Structure When Animating Expressions
TVPaint tutorial: Uploading and Coloring Scanned Animation
supplies (traditional animation):
10 Essential Art Supplies for the Traditional Animator
How to Use a Light Table for Animation
Making a Simple Animation Lightbox
Peg bars, Animation Disk & Desk
Blender (3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline: modeling, rigging, animation,etc)
Emofuri (animate using .psd files)
Google Sketchup (
Live2D ( animation/drawing software
OpenToonz (Studio Ghibli’s open source animation software)
Pencil2D (create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics)
Renderman (Pixar’s free 3D rendering software)
Sculptris (Free digital sculpting tool by the makers of Zbrush
SculptGL (Online modelling program)
Synfig (2d animation using a vector and bitmap artwork)
Zbrush (digital sculpting sw by Pixologic)
Mudbox (digital sculpting sw by Autodesk)
Cinema 4D (digital sculpting sw by Maxon)
TVPaint  (2d animation)
animation studios:
Aardman (Bristol, UK)
Blue Sky Studios (Greenwich, USA)
Dreamworks (Glendale, USA)
Fox Animation (USA)
Imagination Studios/CN (Burbank, USA)
Industrial Light & Magic (San Francisco, USA)
Laika (Hillsboro, USA)
Luma Pictures (USA / Melbourne, Australia)
Nickelodeon Animation (Burbank, USA)
Pixar (Emeryville, CA)
Rise FX (Berlin, Germany)
Studio Ghibli (Tokyo, Japan)
Sony Picture Imageworks (Vancouver, Canada)
Sony Pictures Animation (Culver City, CA)
Walt Disney Animation (Burbank, CA)
Weta Digital (Wellington, New Zealand)
inspiration: worth watching short films
Coda by and maps and plans
Contre Temps by the Contre Temps Team
Duet by Glen Keane
DOG ENVY by Olivia Huynh
Fallin Floyd by  il Luster
French Roast
Gravity by Ailin Liu
In Between by Gobelins
Jinxy Jenkins and Lucky Lou by Michael Bidinger and Michelle Kwon
My Big Brother by Jason Rayner
Night Light by Qing Han
Nephtali by Glen Keane
Nocturne by Kari Casady
Historia de un Oso by Gabriel Osorio
Home Sweet Home  by home sweet home the film
One Bright Dot by  Clément Morin
Stickboy by Giant Ant
SOAR by Alyce Tzue
Tsunami by The Animation Workshop
Thought of You by Ryan Woodward
Vagabond by  The Animation Workshop
5 Gobelins Shorts That Pay Tribute To Women Animation Pioneers
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reina-illustrates · 2 years ago
tutorial for drawing a cat's hind legs?
so the first thing you should know is that, in essence, a cat’s haunches are a trapezoid
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a mistake i see a lot of young artists do is making the infamous “circle” haunches, with the heel being way too high. cats have very low heels and the hind leg will never be straight down like that
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another mistake i see a lot is what i like to call the “dinosaur leg”, where the leg will be in 3 distinct parts. going off of a cat skeleton you might think that this is correct, but cats have very large and strong muscles in their hind legs which allow them to jump and run and climb and do cat things
 cats have butts!! and butt muscles!! draw them!!
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there are different ways to draw the legs too! i’ve used the “joint” method before where you draw the joints and then draw the rest of the leg, similar to the way they teach you in school
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Character sheet for Arkadia.  Took me a week to do all of this because I was experimenting with how to do eyes.  Not to mention I’m working with angles and sharper lines.  So yeah.  Also conveying personality through poses can be tricky.
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I quess it is the first time I’ve animated the background a little! -I am going to open COMMISSIONS this week!  The most detailed information about commissions appears in my journal on DeviantArt https://www.deviantart.com/ostinlein/journal/   Commission for https://www.deviantart.com/aurelianazure
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Animating is too hard….. X(
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My finished gemanimate shot I never posted!
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Headshot of Arkadia.  Been working on her character sheet for the past week.  Having far too much fun with designing her sweatshirts.
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