Some sneak peeks of Luz’s and my thesis film, Moonstruck. I can’t believe the year is over but it’s been so much fun and we’re both so happy with how our film turned out!
Animation by Luz Batista
Backgrounds and production design by Sarah Sloyer
Original music by Amie Doherty
Additional effects animation by Lissi Leuterio
A friend of mine on twitter suggested that I try themed commissions to help me keep my creative juices flowing! So I figured before I took actual commissions I would offer these out as requests first!
How it works: Submit to me a reference of your character/animal/subject and ONE word as the “theme”. You can also request characters that do not belong to you, ie. fanart. A good example of a request: “(A ref picture of Pikachu) Theme word: Apple” or “(Ref picture of your OC) Theme word: Up” Something like that! Get creative, feel free to throw big words at me that I have to look up and get inspired by!
Please note that I will NOT be filling out every request. I will only be doing these on an inspirational basis, so your request might not be drawn! You can request more things if you get more ideas, but I’m strictly doing this request post because I want examples to show once I make an actual commissions post! :)
So let’s see how this goes!! Send me your requests!!
Hey Guys! over at my art blog I am doing requests for themed pictures!! Just to get some examples for a possible commissions post in the future. :) I need more ideas!! Send me whatever you like!
can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal
Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode?
It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.
Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.
Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.
Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.
Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.
The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.
The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.
New Home Is Where The Internet Is! Tumblr’s 10-page limit is keeping me from posting the whole thing, so head on over to the webcomic to read the rest (plus a blog post with Paris photos and doodles).
I’m going to Strasbourg tomorrow!!! I’m so excited. We might take a day trip into Germany and the Black Forest 8-D AHHHHHH. Back soon, love and hugs~
-Your friend Tally
This is beautiful