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10 Things... Clever Colloquialisms

by muddy colors // article

I spend a great deal of time with my students dismissing the idiotic sayings they’ve grown accustomed to hearing over and over again. Witty little wordplay that attempts to answer complex thoughts in an easy-to-digest sentence. Easy to remember because it’s catchy, like a tune that won’t stop playing in your head, they can be subsequently regurgitated to make the speaker sound clever. Read more...

Art and Fear: Observation on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

by david bayles and ted orland // book

Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. The book's co-authors, David Bayles and Ted Orland, are themselves both working artists, grappling daily with the problems of making art in the real world. Their insights and observations, drawn from personal experience, provide an incisive view into the world of art as it is expeienced by artmakers themselves.


Jean-Denis Haas: For New Animators: DON'T DO IT

by Jean-Denis Haas // podcast

For New Animators (FNA) is a series of animation tips & tricks for beginners and aspiring character animators. It covers general animation tips in Maya, student advice, tool tips, workflow, animation etc. and more! - Jean-Denis Haas