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Anyone who's been following me for a while (or even scrolls a bit through my gallery) knows that I struggle a lot with being very indecisive when it comes to my personal drawing style, though TBH I never thought it was necessarily a bad thing, it just means I'm versatile.

But I've come to realize that all the stuff I've been drawing for the past year or so was in a way that I felt was the best to get a job... I really tried hard to draw in a way that's appealing to feature film studios, and ironically that made my style go stale in a way that's just kinda generic and unappealing to anybody, including those same studios. But above all, I think a lot of that was driven by a lack of self-confidence and a need to feel validated by getting an internship at a studio or something.

But as I put together my portfolio this year, I found myself hating it and hating the process. I fought every step of the way and I realized that deep down, I never wanted to work for feature films or really any big studios at all--I wanted the validation and pride that came with having my name attached to a brand name. I let ego and vanity get in the way of what I really wanted as an artist, which was to just.. express myself, as cheesy and artsy-fartsy as that sounds. But isn't that what all artists want?

I think the way my style was going around later high school and my freshman year of college is the closest to where I really wanted it to be, and I think I'll try exploring that direction again. I'm beginning to wrap up pre-production on my senior film too, so starting next semester I won't have to draw for school anymore (just work in maya) and I think that'll actually give me a lot of freedom to draw however I want to without having to worry about whether or not I could put it in a portfolio or not, or whether it'd be useful to a studio or not.

Today my teacher mentioned that when he went to school here, everybody else around him wanted to work for Pixar and thought that was the pinnacle of animation, even though the world of art and animation is so much broader than that. But he said that it was empowering to know what he wanted, and to not have to hold himself to others' standards... And I'm starting to feel that way too. Without the pressure I used to put on myself to "prove" that I was an artist worth respecting (which is kind of abstract in itself), I feel kind of really liberated and like I can just be myself again.

So... expect some changes in my art again. But isn't that what you guys are used to seeing from me? ;]

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Timidemerald
Timi/Lucy
Artist | Student | Film & Animation
United States
Hi. I'm Timi. You may call me Lucy if you want.

I tend to change styles a lot because I'm still looking for the right one. Though personally, I think that all my artwork is in "my" style. ^^ I am currently a Junior studying Computer Animation at Ringling College of Art and Design! :]

Thanks for stopping by my page!

If you ever want to contact me via e-mail, my account is timidemerald@gmail.com.

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Midnight-Lies Featured By Owner Edited May 22, 2015  Hobbyist
hope you have a great birthday!!! :iconrainbowtearplz:
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RepublicEmpire Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
Happy Early Birthday, I hope you have a great day.
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Sethard Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday Week! I hope you get everything ya want! :D
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RepublicEmpire Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Hi, can I ask you something for a moment? Can you review of my stop-motion film? Here's the link to take a look: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnIgPR…
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Timidemerald Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student Filmographer
sorry for the late response! I've been busy lately. I took a look, what's the context behind it? Were you using a pre-written script? Overall I feel like some parts just end up being too slow, but if you have to stick to set dialogue that can obviously be a challenge!

Also, it's really ambitious to have the number of frames that you do. It'd be cool if you could get a little more lipsyncing, so maybe having a different shape for "o" or "oo" sounds, etc. Also, you might want to check your quality settings because when you have the frames with drawn on mouths show up the quality of the image itself suddenly decreases and makes it a little distracting.

Again, I'm not sure exactly what the context behind the film was but I think it runs a little long, too. Maybe you could cut down some moments a little shorter. I know it's hard, especially if you're given dialogue, especially with a medium that lends itself a little better to more body mechanics and less talking. But it's cool that you went through so much effort to make a project like this! nice job :D
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RepublicEmpire Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Well, it was for History of Theatre class. The script was a shot for shot kind based on Bronson Howard's Script of the third act of the part with some parts are cut out. The hard parts was the movements of the figures and how I used Adobe for the lip sync which I do to improve it. The editing software was Final Cut Pro.

The style of the play was a romantic era of theatre where the acting was different. Thanks for the review. I hope I can use this knowledge for my future stopmotion projects.
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WolvezByte Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Knock Knock!
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Timidemerald Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Filmographer
who's there? 0:
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WolvezByte Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Owls Go-
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Timidemerald Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student Filmographer
owls go WHO!!
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RepublicEmpire Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Hi

I show your tumblr post. Just saying. That's all I have to say.
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ElizabethxYouichi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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scarletfame Featured By Owner May 22, 2014   Digital Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
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Timidemerald Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
LATE THANK YOU!! <3
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kittenz77 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Happy birthday you lovely artist! <3
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