books-turn-muggles-into-wizards:

HTTYD2 clip
Enjoy!
#DayOfDragons

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patrickroppisdead:

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Teaser Trailer

brb, going to fangirl somewhere.

estellecampanella:

HERE’S YUKI AFTER 5I349574 YEARS OF PROCRASTINATING
SLAMS DOWN TABLET PEN TRIUMPHANTLY

estellecampanella:

HERE’S YUKI AFTER 5I349574 YEARS OF PROCRASTINATING

SLAMS DOWN TABLET PEN TRIUMPHANTLY

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consulting-time-detective:


melissaknowsthings:





Can we just for a moment actually look at this from an art/animating view?
I like this gif.  I really do.  I find Jack attractive, and it’s not just because I like teenage boys with white/silvery hair.  But as I’ve been looking at it I’ve been noticing all these little things that make CGI movies so realistic in a way, nowadays.
The strings on his hoodie.  As he turns, they move the way you’d expect them to, they look like they have the right weight or something. They fall the right way.  Someone watched people turning around in hoodies and made sure this was right.  A+ on the physics engine and the lighting system in this movie.  
At the ‘end’ of the loop watch his chest.  He’s breathing.  ”Of course he’s breathing,” you might say.  But he’s breathing.  His chest is expanding, like a real chest, not just from sighing or anything, but from just standing there and being a human.  You don’t even notice it, like you don’t really notice the breathing of yourself, or your friends, or your family, or anyone else.  It’s one of those things that brings subtle life to things and I’m just completely taken over it.
His ear.  ”But Melissa,” you say again, “It’s a fucking ear.”  Yes.  Yes it is.  It is a stylized ear, but look at the lighting.  It looks like it’s glowing red dully, and that’s not because he’s frosty and people get red on their ears when they’re cold.  It’s because light is going through his ear, and showing the blood in it, and so it looks red.  You never really think about it, but ears are pretty thin, and when the right light is on it  you can sort of see through it.  But only a little.  You can see the insides.  You know what I mean.
When he’s turning, his right arm is reasonably loose, and you can see the subtle movements from centrifugal forces or whatever, that his arm moves out and then back in again, and his hand moves with it in a way, and it’s adjusting the staff so that it stays on his shoulder instead of just flinging off into the sunset.   And if you look, the staff is making the proper bobbing for balancing, and it’s just like AJDFKSJAFJSDKAJFDA
His hair.  It moves and bounces just ever so slightly, and it’s so shiny and perfect, and I want it, and ajfDSAJFSAKJFSAJFSajfksxjvkaskreqw /dies
You can’t see it well in this, but throughout the entire movie when there was a particular closeup of Jack’s eyebrows, I was in love.  Sure, from far away they look like they’re just dark, but up close there are silvery white hairs in his eyebrows.  There are actually a lot of them, but they’re mixed in ever so slightly and it’s giving me an art boner.  I recently had to do a lot of work on hairlines and eyebrows, and you don’t really realize how important highlighting a few hairs here and there makes it so much more realistic than just a dark smear for an eyebrow.  As for why they decided to make his eyebrows dark, it’s because white eyebrows on a very pale person looks very strange and uncomfortable.  It doesn’t show up well on screen, for one, and emotions are shown much easier if the brows contrast with the skin.  The same goes for eyelashes.  Light eyelashes look unsettling, because we’re so used to seeing darker lashes break up the white of the skin and the white of the eye.  (I understand this point is moot with people who aren’t pasty white, but Jack is pasty white.)  From what I’ve seen, facial hair is commonly a little darker than head hair on white folks.  Unless you’re a weird ginger.  But getting back to his eyebrows, it’s fantastic that there’s brown and silver-white in there AND THEY HAVE INDIVIDUAL HAIRS ON HIS FACE
Also this son of a bitch has remotely realistic fingernails and I was freaking out because nails are terrifying to me.
The frost details on his hoodie reflect more light than the fabric and it’s SHINY.
And that’s why he feels real.





I think this film definitely deserves a lot more credit for it’s flawless animation.
And aside from Jack Frost, I kind of want to start talking about how Tooth was brilliant. Because seriously, her feathers were God damn realistic as hell and her movements didn’t odd like I expected they would.
Because it irks me when there are those films where there’s a Human/Fairy thing just looks awkward because they’re not really flying, they’re just hanging in the air and looking like they’re dangling from a string. BUT TOOTH WASN’T LIKE THAT. KUDOS TO YOU, ANIMATORS.
And the reason it looks so perfect is because they did a craptonne of tests so that when they animated her, they’d make her fly realistically instead of just thinking something like “U NO WUT SHE CAN FLY COZ MAGIC AND WINGZ LOOK PRETTY SO WE’LL KEEP THEM ANYWAYZ”. No, her wings actually do something. Or at least, they look like they do. 

“… tests based on a very simple hummingbird dragonfly kind of creature, with a little bit more weight because she’s bigger.”

OKAY, RIGHT.
I’m not an animation expert, I don’t study graphic design anymore at all, and physics and I broke up ages ago and it was a very messy end to our relationship, but although I’m stupidly educated in the ways of those important life things, I can still recognise when something moves the way it should. Or maybe I suck and I have no clue.
My favourite thing about the baby tooth fairies has to be the feathers though. 

Their tail feathers fan out, but you don’t really notice it when you’re watching because it’s so quick and you’re not meant to be focusing on that part of the screen. But they’re all animated individually. They’re all doing different things, their tails are fanning at different times to different degrees, it’s just. WHUT. 

HOW

DO YOU

ART AND ANIMATION?!

consulting-time-detective:

melissaknowsthings:

Can we just for a moment actually look at this from an art/animating view?

I like this gif.  I really do.  I find Jack attractive, and it’s not just because I like teenage boys with white/silvery hair.  But as I’ve been looking at it I’ve been noticing all these little things that make CGI movies so realistic in a way, nowadays.

  • The strings on his hoodie.  As he turns, they move the way you’d expect them to, they look like they have the right weight or something. They fall the right way.  Someone watched people turning around in hoodies and made sure this was right.  A+ on the physics engine and the lighting system in this movie.  
  • At the ‘end’ of the loop watch his chest.  He’s breathing.  ”Of course he’s breathing,” you might say.  But he’s breathing.  His chest is expanding, like a real chest, not just from sighing or anything, but from just standing there and being a human.  You don’t even notice it, like you don’t really notice the breathing of yourself, or your friends, or your family, or anyone else.  It’s one of those things that brings subtle life to things and I’m just completely taken over it.
  • His ear.  ”But Melissa,” you say again, “It’s a fucking ear.”  Yes.  Yes it is.  It is a stylized ear, but look at the lighting.  It looks like it’s glowing red dully, and that’s not because he’s frosty and people get red on their ears when they’re cold.  It’s because light is going through his ear, and showing the blood in it, and so it looks red.  You never really think about it, but ears are pretty thin, and when the right light is on it  you can sort of see through it.  But only a little.  You can see the insides.  You know what I mean.
  • When he’s turning, his right arm is reasonably loose, and you can see the subtle movements from centrifugal forces or whatever, that his arm moves out and then back in again, and his hand moves with it in a way, and it’s adjusting the staff so that it stays on his shoulder instead of just flinging off into the sunset.   And if you look, the staff is making the proper bobbing for balancing, and it’s just like AJDFKSJAFJSDKAJFDA
  • His hair.  It moves and bounces just ever so slightly, and it’s so shiny and perfect, and I want it, and ajfDSAJFSAKJFSAJFSajfksxjvkaskreqw /dies
  • You can’t see it well in this, but throughout the entire movie when there was a particular closeup of Jack’s eyebrows, I was in love.  Sure, from far away they look like they’re just dark, but up close there are silvery white hairs in his eyebrows.  There are actually a lot of them, but they’re mixed in ever so slightly and it’s giving me an art boner.  I recently had to do a lot of work on hairlines and eyebrows, and you don’t really realize how important highlighting a few hairs here and there makes it so much more realistic than just a dark smear for an eyebrow.  As for why they decided to make his eyebrows dark, it’s because white eyebrows on a very pale person looks very strange and uncomfortable.  It doesn’t show up well on screen, for one, and emotions are shown much easier if the brows contrast with the skin.  The same goes for eyelashes.  Light eyelashes look unsettling, because we’re so used to seeing darker lashes break up the white of the skin and the white of the eye.  (I understand this point is moot with people who aren’t pasty white, but Jack is pasty white.)  From what I’ve seen, facial hair is commonly a little darker than head hair on white folks.  Unless you’re a weird ginger.  But getting back to his eyebrows, it’s fantastic that there’s brown and silver-white in there AND THEY HAVE INDIVIDUAL HAIRS ON HIS FACE
  • Also this son of a bitch has remotely realistic fingernails and I was freaking out because nails are terrifying to me.
  • The frost details on his hoodie reflect more light than the fabric and it’s SHINY.

And that’s why he feels real.

I think this film definitely deserves a lot more credit for it’s flawless animation.

And aside from Jack Frost, I kind of want to start talking about how Tooth was brilliant. Because seriously, her feathers were God damn realistic as hell and her movements didn’t odd like I expected they would.

Because it irks me when there are those films where there’s a Human/Fairy thing just looks awkward because they’re not really flying, they’re just hanging in the air and looking like they’re dangling from a string. BUT TOOTH WASN’T LIKE THAT. KUDOS TO YOU, ANIMATORS.

And the reason it looks so perfect is because they did a craptonne of tests so that when they animated her, they’d make her fly realistically instead of just thinking something like “U NO WUT SHE CAN FLY COZ MAGIC AND WINGZ LOOK PRETTY SO WE’LL KEEP THEM ANYWAYZ”. No, her wings actually do something. Or at least, they look like they do. 

image

“… tests based on a very simple hummingbird dragonfly kind of creature, with a little bit more weight because she’s bigger.”

image

OKAY, RIGHT.

I’m not an animation expert, I don’t study graphic design anymore at all, and physics and I broke up ages ago and it was a very messy end to our relationship, but although I’m stupidly educated in the ways of those important life things, I can still recognise when something moves the way it should. 
Or maybe I suck and I have no clue.

My favourite thing about the baby tooth fairies has to be the feathers though. 

image

Their tail feathers fan out, but you don’t really notice it when you’re watching because it’s so quick and you’re not meant to be focusing on that part of the screen. But they’re all animated individually. They’re all doing different things, their tails are fanning at different times to different degrees, it’s just. WHUT. 

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HOW

image

DO YOU

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ART AND ANIMATION?!

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missmurrka:

sapphire-raindrop:

Rise of the Brave Tangled Dragons ~ Something Different (by Kayla Kat)

THIS VIDEO.

I think it summed up all of my “Big Four” feels in one video.

So you should definitely watch it right now, because it’s beautiful and it gives me loads of unwanted feels.

XD 

WOW WOW OH MAN 

SOBS

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ghiblitunes:

Flower Garden // Howl’s Moving Castle

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rufftoon:

sketchshark:

A few Dragon doodles from my sketchbook. Stormfly might be my favorite dragon to draw—she’s like a giant, reptilian parrot.

Also, a Toothless sketch that I drew on an old story pad cover some months back and had completely forgotten about till now…

Lovely sketchies (I’m jealous, because I never do colors :( )

(via thespookyfrenchgal)

buckybird:

amporasses:

oh my god hes called stitch because hes what pulls their family together

image

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aileine:

What would you choose?

aileine:

What would you choose?

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broadway-aradia:

the snowstorm - a rise of the guardians/how to train your dragon fansong by lily sevin

oh my gosh, my first hijack (hiccup/jack frost) fansong! i really ship it. so. hard. it’s my life.

this took a really long time to write, mainly because in order to create a song that made sense, i had to essentially write a musical fanfic, and i chose hiccup’s POV. ahh, the piano was so fun.

so basically this song is AU, because jack is in hiccup’s time period and is on berk. also, “jokul frosti” is the norse jack frost! also this song is really corny.

aaaaand… yep! this one goes out to anna and sofia because they totally renewed my obsession with hijack.

amazing coverart by my pal missmurrka!

download here!

song masterlist!

lyrics:

took a walk in the winter woods one night

after a particularly nasty day of training

and that was when out of the corner of my eye

i saw a boy my age sitting by himself in the snow

i almost asked him if he was alright

he was so pale, he really looked like he was freezing

i looked him over, he wore clothes like mine

but where i wore green this boy wore pure white

and his feet were bare

he was pretty cleancut for a town like mine

from where he sat i couldn’t tell if he was breathing

so i picked up the closest stick i could find

and poked him with it to be sure he was alive

i think i spooked him, he looked quite surprised

when he jumped up and snatched away the stick that i was holding

i wondered if this kid has lost his mind

when he took a step towards me and asked if i could see him

and frost bloomed beneath his feet

and i said

of course i see you jokul frosti

winter spirit

my life has made a believer out of me

i remember you from my mother’s stories

you bring the winter

you are jack frost, aren’t you

after that night i often saw him flying

between the treetops and sometimes right beside me

and between sarcastic taunts and pick-up lines

it’s safe to say me and jack got along just fine

i became a bit too interested in his eyes

and his friendly touches would occasionally linger

other than that we were just two normal guys

except for when we kissed that one time

and that other time

it wasn’t until that mid-march night

when he began hinting at the changing of the seasons

he told me he didn’t want the land to die

and i realized that he meant that he was leaving

and i told him i loved him

and he said

i feel just the way you’re feeling

you’re all i ever needed

someone to believe, someone who believes in me

trust me when i tell you i’m not leaving

we will meet again

the other seasons last like 3 months anyway

and then spring came

i enjoyed the warm months while they lasted

it felt like a long time but i passed it 

with my best friend by my side

and one morning a cold wind left me gasping

and my dad said

there was a snowstorm blowing in

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