More people are starting to understand that this is a stock expression that is unfortunately way over-used in mainstream animation, and that it's not just Dreamworks studios that does these sassy looking faces for marketing purposes. (I am exempting Buzz from this since he is supposed to be a consumer product in the movie.) I am also getting pretty tired of listening to people who can't really tell the difference between these two studios other than from this PIXAR VS DREAMWORKS meme image.

Anyways, as John K. would dub them, they are your smartass 'Tude expressions. The kind of lazy stock expression that doesn't need any sort of characterization, and can consequently be slapped onto any ol' character's face. I'm glad he specifically made sure to not make this face in any of his Ren and Stimpy in-betweens, hahahaha.



THIS. These are some acting poses for Vera and Ross in order to get a better grasp of how they look together. I just realized that I've never really drawn two characters acting together very much..


A relaxing dump

I guess as you may have known, I've been growing onto John K's blog. XD Don't know why, but I never really got into it the first time I stumbled onto it. It may have been the highly opinionated posts, like rarararh CG cartoons suck rarararah what happened to all the colorful vintage ones. But then I found out that there are a lot of educational posts in there as well--which is rare, esp. coming from a professional who's worked in the animation industry! *SHAMESHAMESHAME* Anyways, his girls are super cute (even if a little too sexy for me at times).

I also need to stop being lazy and just use a scanner. My camera isn't doing me any good.

These below aren't really anyone in particular.

Christie's blog at paintdump.blogspot.com is really great. I love that she knows how to study energy and styles in anime.. that's how these got started.

Hnnnnnng can't get enough of it--life drawing is really fun and I plan on hiring models for sessions with friends sometime. I contacted one of them named John at AIB and the fee is not that expensive at all if split up. But if you prefer to pay it yourself, that's still affordable too.

lol don't do this. these are a bunch of expressions plastered on cookie cutter facial shapes. I was just bored and doodling during class.


Ink test

Some practicework--John K.'s characters are really curvy so I thought it'd be perfect to work with. It took way too long, and some curves were harder to do than expected... I got so tired of inking it that I skipped a few things and the highlight on the hair. XD =( I'll have to practice more.

This is Sody Pop from George Liquor.



The mysterious cute and bubbly black haired girl from the Peryton clan in "Grune"! For Zack Giallongo. ^____^