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Hello! Mariela here! 18. Aspiring animator/storyteller from Puerto Rico.
I like to draw and reblog things about art and stuff.

I hope you have an awesome day, you son of a gun!

Scripts Suck →



No, seriously. They suck. And I hate them. They’re boring. Technical. And do not represent the final experience audiences have while watching a movie. AT. ALL. Sure, I went to film school. I write screenplays for a living. I understand that sluglines show locations, character names are for who’s…

I love this! Don’t let formula put you between the emotion and the art!

I have a similar issue with traditional storyboards, two panels per page, actions detailed in the notes below. I like skipping traditional storyboarding and going straight to roughing out the animation. It should all exist on a timeline, and be watchable, because that’s how your audience is going to see it, and that’s how you think about it before you board.

— 12 hours ago with 78 notes

Wander over Yonder Episode Asks!

• The Picnic:Mustard or Mayo?
• The Greatest:Do you try to be better than others?
• The Egg:Do you like taking care of children?
• The Fugitives:Do you like to help others?
• The Good Deed:Have you ever had a good deed that went wrong?
• The Pet:Do you have any pets?
• The Prisoner:Do you like to have fun?
• The Bad Guy:Have you ever been someone you're not?
• The Troll:Have you ever let insults (from others) get to you?
• The Box:Do you have a box with valuables in it? If so, what's in it?
• The Hat:Do you prefer having what you want, or having what you need?
• The Little Guy:Have you ever changed because of someone?
• The Ball:Do you face your problems head on?
• The Bounty:Do you do your job, or do you have others do the work for you?
• The Hero:Do you save others, or do you need to be saved?
• The Birthday Boy:What is your favorite/worst birthday memory?
• The Nice Guy:Do you put others in front of yourself?
• The Time Bomb:Do you let the competition get to you?
• The Tourist:Have you ever gotten jealous because of someone?
• The Day and The Night:Are you a day or a night person?
• The Lonely Planet:Do you have something (or someone) you're obsessed with?
• The Brainstorm:Banjo?
• The Toddler:Would you give a child what they want, or would you tell them no?
• The Fancy Party:Have you ever wanted revenge for something that happened to you?
• The Quest of Unfathomable Difficulty:How far will you go to help somebody?
• The Void:Have you ever forgotten about what someone else wanted, only worrying about what you wanted?
• The Party Animal:Do you like to party?
— 2 days ago with 85 notes
#aw!  #wander over yonder  #long post 

Hullabaloo is a 2D hand-drawn animated steampunk film that hopes to help preserve the dying art of 2D animation. We want you to join us in making a short film that will showcase the world of Hullabaloo. In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.

For more information about Hullabaloo, its creators, and how you can help bring this story to life, visit here! Their goal is to reach $80,000 by October 1st, 2014, so every donation helps and help spread the word!

(Source: fairytailwitch, via toodlestracery)

— 2 days ago with 10224 notes

i work at Jib Jab this summer! I’m making a Storybots video and I’m real excited :)


i work at Jib Jab this summer! I’m making a Storybots video and I’m real excited :)

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— 2 days ago with 202 notes



Nick and I in the video on the new Nickelodeon site!


Behind the Seeds!

— 2 days ago with 101 notes
Painting some more floating rocks

Painting some more floating rocks

— 3 days ago with 2 notes


I went on a trip recently!

I don’t know much about watercolors. I would like to take a class for them. Anyone know any good ones in LA? Usually when I do watercolors it’s just with the intent to mess around…scan them in and then like put gaussian blurs in the bg lol 

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— 3 days ago with 1067 notes
elixiroverdose: Some helpful resources for animation students →


For all you other animators out there! Just a tiny listing of blogs that are especially helpful in showing the process of how things work frame by frame; the rough process and such. Mainly demonstrated through the works of professional studio animators.

Helps a lot for…

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— 3 days ago with 94 notes



Just in case any of you haven’t seen this yet, Its a bunch of deleted scenes of how Bill and Dipper met and so on. If you have already watched the dreamscaperers episode then i fully recommend that you watch this as well!

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— 4 days ago with 4384 notes
#gravity falls  #storyboards  #please watch this 


Says own name in horse voice.

(via hodge-podgery)

— 4 days ago with 2886 notes
#ja-hahahames baxterrrrr  #animations 




Spongebob Squarepants; Face Freeze

I really get annoyed with people who don’t like these…Like seriously do they not understand how clever these are? Someone had to think of UGLY faces, and then DREW ugly faces. The detail, the shapes.

I freaking love your work Robert! Keep up the great stuff. My only complain is how the colorised version loose a bit of the charm of the sketches, but that’s the life of the Digital age. 


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— 5 days ago with 1458 notes
#oh my god  #it's like eddie trigueros post its on cartoons  #spongebob squarepants  #body horror ?? yea 


Found some really awesome and REALLY EARLY concept artworks for Rocko’s Modern Life!

Especially interesting in the first image: Early Heffer design, random rhino guy, and originally planned for Rocko’s little sister to be a major character. Also his full name: Rocko Rama!

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— 5 days ago with 5090 notes