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so I sent off my application for the Pixar internship on monday. Yay! But I'm not feeling so optimistic. I got feedback on my portfolio from some Dreamworks story people two weeks before that, and I didn't have time to do anything about their feedback before sending out the portfolio. >_<

But now that I've sent it off, it's practice time! The Dreamworks folks talked about more gesture practice, drawing from films/etc, to build a vocabulary of action poses. So I started doing marker gestures from gynmastics videos the past few days. It's been fun. And then I wanted to do some kind of small animation.

I started doing it in Flash, but the drawing tools in Toon Boom are so much nicer. Almost like photoshop.

Also, when I hear the word "gymnastics" I hear my mom's voice ... she says it with a long drawl on a: gymnaaaastics. I remember watching the olympics on tv with my mom, and she says "Heather, why didn't you stick with gymnaaaaastics? You see, if you had stuck with gymnastics, that could be you!" Oh mom.

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Sam-in-Motion Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Good luck with the application! Id love to apply for a Disney internship by the end of the year . . .
rillani Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Good luck! I wish I had time to fill out a proper application.
BAMillustration Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
I cannot do that. The animation or the gymnastics.
Good luck with the Pixar internship!!!
Farlo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you got feedback from Dreamworks! Pixar is a tough one, rarely do they give out feedback because of numerous applications, but I think if they see the same potential in your work like Dreamworks did you might be getting a call.

Either way I love your work and you should keep practicing practicing practicing!
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
>w< I hope things go well~!
Liketheisland Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Good luck with Pixar! If it doesn't completely work out, maybe at least they'll give you some helpful feedback, too. I like how effortless the twist in the body looks at the beginning. You definitely did justice to the source material. And yeah, I agree about the software; I tried Flash but found that the tools in Harmony are much more user-friendly.
fabianfucci Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You might want to add some floating effect for the quick switch from pose to pose, so something hits the viewer's eye and delivers the feeling of going-through rather than just "pop-in."

Other than that, the poses seem correct.
larkinheather Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I know what you mean. there's some weight and follow through missing. I thought about it, but for a quick exercise, I didn't want to take it too much further.

Also, watching gymnasts, it really seems like they just snap into those poses!
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