Oscar nominees Best Animated Feature 2014
Earlier today this article was brought to my attention, in which it becomes clear that some of the Academy voters have little to no respect for the animation industry. They openly admit not having watched the nominated films and/or claiming that animated films are for kids, so they didn’t vote. Even the ones shown in the article that did vote barely motivated their choice.
I find this extremely disrespectful of the animators who poured their heart and soul into making these movies, only to have their work be pushed aside without a second glance by the judges of one of the most prominent and well known film awards out there. As an aspiring animator, I am deeply insulted.
Please note that in this post I am expressing no opinion on whether Frozen should have won or not. I think it’s a wonderful film, just as all the other nominees. I am simply saying that we deserve better.
What they did is disrespectful to the creators of every single one of these films, even Frozen. By barely motivating their choice, they make it look like they voted for Frozen simply because of Disney’s status in the industry. Because it’s Disney, and it made a lot of money, so it had to be at least somewhat good. To me it seems like some of the voters just defaulted to voting for the Disney film, and nobody likes to win by default.
Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of loving Disney simply because it’s Disney, but there is so much more beautiful animation out there and it deserves to be taken into consideration. And if Frozen won, it should have won because the majority of the voters thought it was the best film, not because part of the voters was too lazy to even watch the nominated films.
One day I’m going to put together a timeline of all the incarnations of Bubblegum I’ve drawn since freshman year.
"Skinny Girl Problems"
Client: The Globe & Mail
In a culture obsessed with weight, there’s a downside to being skinny. I had so much fun drawing these sexy curvy ladies! Read the full article here!
Due to requests, I’ve made this and a curvy-girls-only version available as prints in my Society6 shop! There also happens to be a promotion on right now, so use >this link< for free shipping on this or any other piece in my store until January 12!
Seriously almost sobbed because that article. I feel it. So much.
Send a number and I’ll draw my OC:
- In what they normally wear
- In what I’m currently wearing
- In a school uniform
- In swimwear
- In underwear
- With no clothes on
- In winter clothes
- In fancy clothes
- Making 3 different expressions
- Standing on…
Weh I still haven’t gotten any I should just do them all over break for myself.
A crash course on non-disney films and studios (sequels not included; list is not exhaustive)