Alisa Christopher

Concept Cookie  has had some fun looking exercises that I’ve been meaning to try, and hey Candies!
I had the hardest time with the sucker - trying to get the texture of the sugar strands.  The red vine was the quickest.

Now I’m hungry.

Concept Cookie has had some fun looking exercises that I’ve been meaning to try, and hey Candies!
I had the hardest time with the sucker - trying to get the texture of the sugar strands. The red vine was the quickest.

Now I’m hungry.

big hero 6, frozen and rapunzel have gotten a lot of attention for disney reusing lead female character designs, but I feel like pointing out that they’ve  been doing it for years.  I think with the three most recent examples, being 3d and back to back releases just makes the copy pasta more obvious.  
They do  manage to pull out some more interesting designs every now and then, which I’ve made sure to include some in this too.  And while most of the characters that do deviate from the mold are the ones of ethnicity other than caucasian, there are two that stand out to me.  Megara, despite being European, breaks the mold a bit,  and Tiana, despite being African, fits the mold almost perfectly, other than the width of her nose.
I’d rather people not get angry over something like this, but instead be inspired to do better in their own work.  Strive to tell stories with real people in them - people that are diverse, not just in what they look like, but how they act, and what they do.

big hero 6, frozen and rapunzel have gotten a lot of attention for disney reusing lead female character designs, but I feel like pointing out that they’ve  been doing it for years.  I think with the three most recent examples, being 3d and back to back releases just makes the copy pasta more obvious.  

They do  manage to pull out some more interesting designs every now and then, which I’ve made sure to include some in this too.  And while most of the characters that do deviate from the mold are the ones of ethnicity other than caucasian, there are two that stand out to me.  Megara, despite being European, breaks the mold a bit,  and Tiana, despite being African, fits the mold almost perfectly, other than the width of her nose.

I’d rather people not get angry over something like this, but instead be inspired to do better in their own work.  Strive to tell stories with real people in them - people that are diverse, not just in what they look like, but how they act, and what they do.

So, Nick.com STILL hasnt posted the premiere of book 3.  I’ve unfollowed Korranation here on tumblr, and I will unfollow anyone who posts gifs, images or other spoilers before the nick.com uploads each week.

I don’t know if I’ll keep these up or not, but hey, book 3 was when I did them for the original series, yeah?
The way I see it, book 3 is either gonna be awesome, or jump the shark so hard that the show won’t be able to redeem itself.  
I’m convinced that had books 1 and 2 been given full 26 episode arcs, they would have been so much better.  So For this year’s Nanowrimo, I may work on what I’ll call Korra Bridged (ya know, like  the opposite of abridged) as at least an outline if not a script.
A brief note, previously on these I used a term for the Avatar fandom that was based on a slur, and while it was a word we ourselves embraced, I’ve stopped using it.  And since nothing rolls off the tongue quite as well, Imma just call all the fans Avatars.  OK?

I don’t know if I’ll keep these up or not, but hey, book 3 was when I did them for the original series, yeah?

The way I see it, book 3 is either gonna be awesome, or jump the shark so hard that the show won’t be able to redeem itself.  

I’m convinced that had books 1 and 2 been given full 26 episode arcs, they would have been so much better.  So For this year’s Nanowrimo, I may work on what I’ll call Korra Bridged (ya know, like  the opposite of abridged) as at least an outline if not a script.

A brief note, previously on these I used a term for the Avatar fandom that was based on a slur, and while it was a word we ourselves embraced, I’ve stopped using it.  And since nothing rolls off the tongue quite as well, Imma just call all the fans Avatars.  OK?

Anonymous said: Batman, with no8

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fallenzephyrart:

If 18 or 20 palettes wasn’t enough, I present to you: my 100 Palette Challenge! This is a collection of some of my favourite palettes from color-palettes and Adobe Kuler and I thought it would be really fun to have a huge variety of palettes to chose from


So, like Frozenzephyr, I found the number of palettes a little on the low side.  I got two requests that use palettes that had already been suggested.  So I’ll do Batman and Wan Shi Tan from this larger selection.  I’m also going to redo the McNinja and Princess ones (probably still in their original palettes, but I feel as if I didnt give those two the same attention I’ve given the others.
Feel free to suggest characters for these palettes.

fallenzephyrart:

If 18 or 20 palettes wasn’t enough, I present to you: my 100 Palette Challenge! This is a collection of some of my favourite palettes from color-palettes and Adobe Kuler and I thought it would be really fun to have a huge variety of palettes to chose from

So, like Frozenzephyr, I found the number of palettes a little on the low side.  I got two requests that use palettes that had already been suggested.  So I’ll do Batman and Wan Shi Tan from this larger selection.  I’m also going to redo the McNinja and Princess ones (probably still in their original palettes, but I feel as if I didnt give those two the same attention I’ve given the others.

Feel free to suggest characters for these palettes.

Started working on this again.  I realized not having the background and bending effects done was making working on the characters feel like I wasn’t accomplishing enough.  I’m still working on the water and air effects, but it feels like I’ll actually finish now.

Started working on this again.  I realized not having the background and bending effects done was making working on the characters feel like I wasn’t accomplishing enough.  I’m still working on the water and air effects, but it feels like I’ll actually finish now.

Anonymous said: 1 with you're favorite LoL champ

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Anonymous said: E. Honda from Street Fighter. No.2

I was reading an article about the misuse (or misunderstanding) of strong female characters in media, and realized something about the princess game concept I’ve been working on.  If the Bechdel test were reversed - that is, having two male characters that talk to each other about something other than the female characters - my current concept wouldn’t pass.  

My initial thought is, “Well, there’s nothing wrong with that.”  

There’s a handful of shoujou manga and anime wouldn’t pass that test either. I might be mistaken on these, but Sailor Moon (at least the first season) and Cardcaptor Sakura spring to mind.  Mamoru, Umino and Motoki don’t talk to each other, and Usagi’s brother and father talk almost exclusively about Usagi.  And I don’t remember Syaoran ever talking to Toya or Yukito, and I can’t really recall a conversation between Toya and Yukito that wasn’t about Sakura.

I’m positive there’s quite a few American shows aimed specifically at girls that wouldn’t having a qualifying male cast either.  And that’s where my pause comes in.  Those shows have a predominately female fan base, almost exclusively so - male audiences are mostly absent from these. 

But is that the only factor that alienates male audiences?  Will I alienate any potential male players with a game that has only two male cast members who never even meet?

I realize, that if I set out with the goal to make a solid story with dynamic, living, breathing characters, it shouldn’t matter what gender players are for them to be able to relate.  But it’s still something I want to keep in mind as I work.