"Great advice on getting into animation and the art industry on the whole: “Do good work and be nice.”"

- http://dankrall.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/advice-on-getting-into-animation.html

#Guardians of the galaxy

Opening up a PSD that someone else has worked on and there’s hundreds and hundreds of layers. 

Opening up a PSD that someone else has worked on and there’s hundreds and hundreds of layers. 

#studio problems

emberjams asked: I was curious if you would ever consider making your Skillshare class available for a download like what you did with the sequel class on Gumroad. I bought the class and I love to refer back to it as a tool but I feel that it would be a little more convenient to have the videos in my library that I could just pull up and have on hand like your more recent tutorials you've done.

It was something I was hoping to do! Quite a few people have asked about it. Unfortunately, as it stands at the moment I don’t think I’m able to. The class has to stay on Skillshare alone, however if I can find a way around it and can put it on gumroad at some point, I definitely will. 

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bootycap:

marvel actors fangirling over other marvel actors

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A little portrait that I actually remembered to record! Time lapse is available to download.

A little portrait that I actually remembered to record! Time lapse is available to download.

#Charlie Bowater #art #large

aplacetolovedogs:

What is it with yoga and pets? Why do the try interrupt us every time we try and do downward dog? Here are some adorable cats and dogs that don’t want to be left out while their humans are doing yoga!

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Soooo cute!

jmarietee:

lilith-not-eve:

Marrying young is not the end of my freedom. It means I want to travel and see the world, but with her by my side. It means I still like drinking in bars and dancing in clubs, but stumbling home with her at 2am and eating pizza in our underwear. It means I know that I want to kiss those lips every morning, and every night before bed. If you see marriage as the end of your ‘freedom’, you’re doing it wrong.

Well this was just beautiful

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Anonymous asked: Hi there! This is a completely non-art related question, but more dog-related. Random I know, but bear with me! :) I think I might get a dog in a few years time once settled in my new place, but is it ok to leave a dog for the day while at a full-time job? I only ask because I think I remember you and your partner in that situation..?

That’s okay! :) 

My partner and I both work full time, so yes we’re in that situation. Having said that, we do not leave our dog Indi alone all day. Whenever we’re at work she goes off to doggy day care and goes for long walks in various forests and beaches with other dogs. I can’t tell anyone what to do, but I don’t agree with leaving dogs alone for the majority of the day. If I didn’t have the means to make sure she was taken care of whilst I’m at work, I wouldn’t have a dog in the first place. 

They’re such loving social creatures and I personally couldn’t cope with the guilt of her being alone for so long, nor any anxiety issues she might develop as result. Not all dogs are the same, but I can’t help think being left alone all day is just plain cruel. I hope you put lots of consideration into that if you do get a dog. 

dementedninja asked: Hi, I don't really have a question, I just wanted to say that I think your artwork is amazing and I can't wait to see more from you! Hope you're enjoying your summer =)

Thanks dude! 

Anonymous asked: Would you be offended if someone were to get your art tattooed on them?

I’ve yet to go on a rampage due to people having my work tattooed. I prefer it if people ask the tattoo Artist to use it for inspiration rather than straight up copy it (you know, artist to artist) but hey, I can’t stop anyone! And no I’m not offended. 

Hi everyone! You might remember last year I released my Skillshare Character Concept Art class and that went down a storm, over 2000 of you signed up for it and it received 100% positive reviews. The support was overwhelming so thank you to everyone that took the class!
It was my intention to release the follow up on Skillshare.com again, but the site has changed considerably in the time since my first class, and it’s not the most straight forward option this time. 

The new tutorial, which is indeed a direct continuation of my first class, is now available through gumroad instead!

It’s 36 minutes long and gives you a pretty good general overview of my average colour process. I’ve tried my best to explain things as thoroughly as possible for any beginners watching, info on layer ordering, colour choices, layer modes etc. I’m sure most of you will understand what I’m doing and why I’m doing it, but I haven’t assumed that everyone will know by default. So explanations a-plenty! 

The full size PSD is included, with the B&W character from the previous class and the new colour version so you can toggle between the two. My brush pack is also included, which is available all the time regardless (you aren’t paying for it!) but I’ve included it in the pack as well for convenience.

The tutorial is $9 and available to download right now! The only real difference between my previous Skillshare class and this new tutorial - is just that there isn’t a written guide to accompany it, and that’s reflected in the price. 

I’m totally open to releasing more tutorials and there will be freebies along the way, so if you have any specific requests then fire away! I should probably say that the next tutorial I have in mind will be all about painting skin! I’ve talked about it as much I can in this video, but a more in-depth tutorial is certainly on the cards. 
Hi everyone! You might remember last year I released my Skillshare Character Concept Art class and that went down a storm, over 2000 of you signed up for it and it received 100% positive reviews. The support was overwhelming so thank you to everyone that took the class!

It was my intention to release the follow up on Skillshare.com again, but the site has changed considerably in the time since my first class, and it’s not the most straight forward option this time. 
The new tutorial, which is indeed a direct continuation of my first class, is now available through gumroad instead!
It’s 36 minutes long and gives you a pretty good general overview of my average colour process. I’ve tried my best to explain things as thoroughly as possible for any beginners watching, info on layer ordering, colour choices, layer modes etc. I’m sure most of you will understand what I’m doing and why I’m doing it, but I haven’t assumed that everyone will know by default. So explanations a-plenty! 
The full size PSD is included, with the B&W character from the previous class and the new colour version so you can toggle between the two. My brush pack is also included, which is available all the time regardless (you aren’t paying for it!) but I’ve included it in the pack as well for convenience.
The tutorial is $9 and available to download right now! The only real difference between my previous Skillshare class and this new tutorial - is just that there isn’t a written guide to accompany it, and that’s reflected in the price. 
I’m totally open to releasing more tutorials and there will be freebies along the way, so if you have any specific requests then fire away! I should probably say that the next tutorial I have in mind will be all about painting skin! I’ve talked about it as much I can in this video, but a more in-depth tutorial is certainly on the cards. 

#Charlie Bowater #art #large

A Day Job is Not an Art Crime

meshugener:

missmonstermel:

colleendoran:

While I don’t want to be the voice of reason that buzzkills your art dreams, the fact is few people can make a full- time living in this business. Fewer still can sustain a long term career in the creative arts.

It’s hard to know when to let something go. Or when to keep pushing through.


Many…

A full time art job is hard, scary and can be completely fucking heartbreaking at times. For all the people who want to do this for a living and make it their end-all, be-all ultimate goal- it is probably not the fantasy you are envisioning in your head.
I could go on forever on the harsh, terrifying realities of earning an actual sustainable living doing this but i really don’t feel like reminding myself of how tired, isolated and stressed I am most of the time in order to make it work. I love what i do but…. I’m very, very lucky i got this to be a thing.

A day job is not an art crime, guys.

Important for recent grads, and not so recent grads.

When a boy buys you a Totoro, you marry that boy.

When a boy buys you a Totoro, you marry that boy.

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