Warm up drawing done on Monday. This is totally how Superman and Batman greet each other when they meet up.
Anonymous asked you:
Hello! I was wondering if you have seen Frozen yet, and if you have, what did you think of it? Just wondering because I really love reading your opinions/insights on stories!! : )
I actually was avoiding doing a “story thoughts post” about Frozen because I absolutely cannot never not ever look at it objectively because of Personal Reasons, but I got this ask a couple days ago so I want to give it a try!
I am not even going to try to do a Frozen review (in fact I’m putting off seeing it as long as possible*) because of my own Personal Reasons, so I direct you once again to the ever-reliable Arythusa for thoroughly sound thoughts that have had the trouble taken for to be written down. I particularly salute the criticism of Tumblr Culture and prefandom. Amen, sister.
*Unlike Arythusa, a small part of the reason for this is that despite identifying with Elsa (or perhaps because of it) I could quite happily never hear ‘Let it Go’ again, as it was on loop at the studio from about February to the day I left. Aaaaaargh.
Waaaugh. That’s one way to ruin a song. I’d been holding off on listening to any of the music, especially ‘Let it Go’, because I love/have massive girlcrush on Idina Menzel’s voice and I wanted to savor it while watching what I heard was a very well done musical sequence when she sings it.
And then my producer, unaware of my intentions, played the it in our room today. And when I got home, immediately bought it on iTunes listened to it repeatedly.
Honestly, I’m already a bit sick of it. As much of a unique vocal powerhouse Idina Menzel is, the lyrics and the melody are kind of awkward and it just gets more and more obvious as I keep listening to it. Menzel sings the song beautifully and I still do like the song, but what I think I like is not the song itself, but her performance of the song. There’s more to this I could add about having a really great singer singing a sort of meh song and really selling it… but maybe that’s something better discussed in conversation.
Also, I haven’t seen Frozen yet. I’m pretty sure I’m not going to like it as much everyone else seems to, but I still would like to see it. It’s awkward being the one person who’s sort of slow to watch movies when everyone else has seen it already and has to talk about it but doesn’t want to spoil me. (Although that didn’t stop my director walking into the room and announcing huge massively spoiler dramatic moments from Thor 2 and Wind Rises. That jerk.)
Unless that dream is ‘make it to the South Pole first and get home alive.’ Then your chances are only 50/50.
See also starting up a cattle ranch in Alberta in 1909 with no skills or experience with winter.
Or making it over the Sierra Nevada in October 1846.
Or that guy who tried to split an atom on his stovetop.
Basically, this is very easy for someone to say who’s found success (and had a talented accountant brother to pick up after him), but is callously dismissive of those many more people who dreamed (and worked!) really really hard to no avail.
Yeah, what about my secret goal of opening a time-travel tourism agency on the moon? General relativity and lack of oxygen are against me but DREAMS WILL PREVAIL DAMMIT.
I love you guys <3
Sorry I haven’t been posting a lot lately. I got my first ever storyboard gig and while I am super happy, it’s also eating up my entire life, haha! So here’s a quick doodle… inspired by Woodchuck Hard Cider and dancer butts… high art indeed.
I’ve felt this way my whole life, but lately people are telling me the way I dress makes me unapproachable. Can’t win either way.
"Unapproachable"?? Sheesh. That is such a passive-aggressive way of…
Pfft. I like the way you dress, it’s unique and interesting and it suits you. I get that most of the peeps in our biz tend to wear t-shirts and jeans but I don’t think that makes someone more approachable vs. how you dress. Meh. Judging from appearances. *hands*
My painting based on one of my favorite Who episodes, ‘Journey’s End’ for the Doctor Who art show at Meltdown Comics!
Steven Universe Main Title
Storyboard by Rebecca Sugar
Art Direction by Kevin Dart
Background Design by Steven Sugar
Character Color by Tiffany Ford
Background Color by Amanda Winterstein
Overseas Production by Sunmin Image Pictures Co., Ltd
Animation Direction by Nick DeMayo and Ki-Yong Bae
Thanks so much to everyone who made time when there was no time to work on this intro with me! Thanks especially to Jeff for bringing out everything I’d dreamed of for this song, and to Kevin for painting almost all of these backgrounds himself!
I KEEP THROWING MONEY AT MY SCREEN BUT NOTHING IS HAPPENING. PLEASE MAY I HAVE SOME MORE?
Seriously, the color, the design, the way it’s just so quiet and lovely and charming is fantastic. I can’t wait for this show, I hope everyone watches it!
Still talking about weather in Inktober 10. It’s delightfully nippy but I think I better turn the heat on or cover the cat with a blanket.