The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter + Scenery
One By One directed by Pixote Hunt
Whoa, I’ve never seen this before? This is lovely! I had to go fact check it, because I had a hard time believing it was really Disney! BUT—
One by One is a traditionally animated short film directed by Pixote Hunt and released by Walt Disney Pictures on August 31, 2004, as an extra feature on the DVD release of The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride Special Edition. The short intended to be one of the segments for the proposed but never completed Fantasia 2006.
So uh, how, then, do I.. give this all of my money…?
Sometimes I am worried that I’m completely inept and will never grow as a doodler, and so I don’t draw for an extended period of time, thereby guaranteeing that my growth will completely halt. So for an extended period of total stagnation, it’s more comfortable to be right about my own inadequacies immediately than it is to be wrong about them eventually with a little time, dedication, and work.
SNAP OUT OF IT AND MAKE A THING.
galaxseeds asked: When/how did you get into drawing/illustrating?
just like everyone else, as a kid! I never really stopped & became obsessed with it. Once i had figured out that if I drew a bunny I could have as many bunny pictures as I wanted!!!! Imagine a small child with that kind of power!
Nowadays the princesses all know kung fu, and yet they’re still the same princesses. They’re still love interests, still the one girl in a team of five boys, and they’re all kind of the same. They march on screen, punch someone to show how they don’t take no shit, throw around a couple of one-liners or forcibly kiss someone because getting consent is for wimps, and then with ladylike discretion they back out of the narrative’s way.
On the posters they’re posed way in the back of the shot behind the men, in the trailers they may pout or smile or kick things, but they remain silent. Their strength lets them, briefly, dominate bystanders but never dominate the plot. It’s an anodyne, a sop, a Trojan Horse - it’s there to distract and confuse you, so you forget to ask for more.
Magical Girl Risuka (魔法少女りすか) covers by Kinu Nishimura
Third narrative piece for thesis-
This story is from Russia and it is called “The Firebird and the Horse of Power.” I realized the firebird is a recurring element in much of Russian folklore, the most famous being Ivan and the Firebird.
This story however revolves around the Tsar’s servant/ personal archer discovering a firebird feather in the forest, leading to an epic adventure. Although the horse of power warns that great strife will come from retrieving the feather, the man does not listen. Although he experiences great strife to get there, he eventually becomes the new Tsar and is married to a magical princess from the edge of the earth!
Prints will be available here shortly.
funkination said: o_o what’s your commute? most of the roads were clear enough today.
I travel from Coon Rapids to Richfield and back during both rush hours, so it’s always a little slow, but it usually never takes me more than an hour. Three hours to work is a little yucky.