Thanks for the follow-back! I love your work, it all has so much character and movement—it's something I'm struggling with. Any tips on what to study to get better?

Sorry for the late response! Haha I was going to write up a big tutorial, but it’d be more simple if I just USED MY WORDS.

I’d actually recommend to any artist interested in capturing motion to look at animation. Even try some animation yourself. Animation is literally capturing movement in a series of still pictures, and even though they have thousands and thousands of pictures to do this with, a single frame can still appear very fluid, and with a lot of movement!

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When I was in college, one of the things we covered was the 12 basic principals of animation. Even though some of them apply directly to animation (unless you’re doing a comic, it’s hard to do overlapping action or secondary action in a single frame) a lot of them still carry over to good fluid drawing. Arcs, for instance! A lot of my skeletons start off as noodly-arm arcs.

IN ANY CASE I could go into how to apply animation to still pictures another day, but I didn’t wanna leave this one hanging for too long. D: Also there are people who tell it better than I. Here’s some books and references on animation, and stuff I use.

BOOKS

The Animator’s Survival Kit - Drawn To Life - The Illusion of Life - Action Anatomy - Timing for Animation

TUTORIALS

An article on acting in animation - An entire article (with more words!!) going into some of the principals 

(I can’t find much in the way of good online tutorials of animation so uh here’s a guy who’s freaking awesome at animation for reference).

Anyway sorry this one’s sloppier than some of my other tutorials! D: I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t leaving you hanging. Does this make sense?

EDIT - also becuz I realized it was part of the ask and I forgot to mention it—ur art is really good <3 Keep it up!

ohmygosh what is your theme it's beautiful <3
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It’s Halycon! It’s an awesome theme. I’m beginning to think I should start an FAQ or something, I’m getting this question in particular a lot.

chapelalsoran:

Chapter 02 - Page 30

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If you’re a new reader, you can start from the very beginning here!

now everyone’s barfin’

Daily reblog, for those who missed it yesterday! I’m back. :D

part of the challenge for me in making this page was showing that it was violent, but not making it terrible to look at.

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6chapel also ran, webcomics on tumblr, comics on tumblr, gore, blood, i forgot to tag it last time because i'm a baddie,

Also, I’m basically back from my unannounced week-ish long hiatus! Sorry about that, after cons I basically have to take a break from everything to try to regain myself.

:D In any case! I’m gonna sort through my ask box/follows in the next coming days, as well as get more arts out there. Con was great! It was awesome meeting folks. Probably best con I’ve been to.

also whee new comic.

6palidoozy rambles,

chapelalsoran:

Chapter 02 - Page 30

Website | Better Navigation on Tumblr!

If you’re a new reader, you can start from the very beginning here!

now everyone’s barfin’

AAA this page took me longer than usual.

there was a lot of stuff I had to cover on this one page alone though so I guess it kind of makes sense.

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No CAR this week - 07/16/14

chapelalsoran:

Hey guys!

I’m currently recovering from con-itis, as well as catching up on some work I’ve missed! There will not be an update this week, sadly!

Welcome new readers! For those that I met at the con—you guys are awesome. For those of you also reading that I didn’t meet… you’re still awesome.

In any case! Updates will return to normal next week. Thanks so much for your patience!

-M Flowers

So GaymerX was fun, but I’m exhausted… that, and a combination of doctor appointments and basically a test for a more lead-ish position at work. X_X

Things will be back to normal next week! Sorry for the delay, hopefully I can make it up to you all.

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6palidoozy rambles, chapel also ran,

palidoozy-art:

chapelalsoran:

Chapter 02 - Page 29

Website | Better Navigation on Tumblr!

If you’re a new reader, you can start from the very beginning here!

barf

wanna hear a funny joke: i deliver a page on time.

FUH FUH FUH

anyway this page was a ton of fun. wooOoOOoo its a mystery.

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6reblog, for the morning folks!, chapel also ran, webcomics on tumblr, comics on tumblr, artists on tumblr,

chapelalsoran:

Chapter 02 - Page 29

Website | Better Navigation on Tumblr!

If you’re a new reader, you can start from the very beginning here!

barf

wanna hear a funny joke: i deliver a page on time.

FUH FUH FUH

anyway this page was a ton of fun. wooOoOOoo its a mystery.

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Gosh, I love Chapel's character design. I found you through a character design post, and I'm curious if you have a tale about how you went through the process of designing the dumb nerd?

o no i can talk for hours about character design. i’m so sorry.

I briefly went over the design process on page 3 of this character post thing, but for a more in-depth talk… STRAP IN FOLKS IT’S GONNA BE A (long) RIDE. i’m so so sorry. i promise there will be pictures.

EDIT: OH GOD THIS POST ON MOBILE IS LITERALLY THE WORST IF YOU GUYS WANT I CAN BREAK IT IN TWO.

tldr:

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So I had the awesome Talenthiel ask for a $10 sketch commission a while back. I like blood elves (and their smug elfy faces) so I said yes! It’s a lot of fun to draw other people’s dudes.

I don’t usually watermark sketches, but since it’s a commission I did. With butts.

6lots of butts, sketch commission, talenthiel, blood elf, I STILL OWE PEOPLE STUFF HNNN,

I have a quick question, How does one pronounce Chapel's name? Is it said like the church chapel, or something else?
Anonymous

Exactly like the church chapel. Which probably means in other languages it’d be… whatever word for chapel they have.

The name on chapter 02, page 04 is pronounced ‘ke-shEEn’

kerrigore replied to your post: lols bad picture is bad ANYWAY, Not su…

Are you selling or planning on selling the first chapter of the comic online? As much as I would love to go to the con and get a physical copy, it’s unfortunately on the other side of the country. :(

meketaten-art said: *GASP* HOLY CANNOLI Where can I get the pinrted first chapter of CAR?! Take my money!!

aaa you guys are awesome! ;_;

For the time, the comic is only a local/con exclusive sadly. I couldn’t order that through lulu.com—I had to go to a different comic printer that only really does bulk, not individual orders. Otherwise I’d just link people to them.

HOWEVER, two things:

1) The sketchbook was something I ordered through lulu which, because of the way they handle things, is actually up for purchase online. I didn’t pimp it on here because I don’t feel comfortable pushing stuff for sale, but I had some friends request it so I made the link public. It’s $10 (con price, but you’ll have to pay shipping if you can’t pick it up in person), 38 pages of black-and-white sketchwork. Or you can just look at the stuff online for free!

2) Once I finish chapter 2 I actually want both chapters 1 and 2 of CAR printed on an awesome hardback for my own personal reasons (;_; don’t judge me i like feeling like I accomplish stuff sometimes). When that’s done, I’ll likely order it through lulu… which means that I will be able to make a link available through them. Seeing as it takes not-that-much for me to convert it into paperback at that point, I can likely put up both hardback and paperback versions. I have no idea how much it’ll cost.

again i don’t really feel comfortable selling stuff on my own (becuz magic), but if there’s a demand for stuff I will try to make it available the best I can. ;_; thnx u guys are super cool.

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lols bad picture is bad
ANYWAY, Not sure if I announced this, but I actually have half a table at GaymerX2! I&#8217;ll be peddling my wares, which includes a buttload of prints (both postcard sized and 8.5x11 sized), a sketchbook filled with.. uh, sketches, and the first chapter of CAR all printed out and official! I&#8217;ll also be handing out fliers and hanging out and stuff. Maybe I&#8217;ll do like, sketches. i dunno we&#8217;ll see.
I&#8217;m gonna be located there on the map, at table i28b! if you&#8217;re around come talk to me or whisper sweet nothings in my ear or something**
In other news, I might also be sharing a table at Emerald City ComicCon. I&#8217;ve put in my application with Hannah McGill who draws dinosaurs and is a cool cat. We&#8217;ll see if we get one.
** please do not actually whisper in my ear
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lols bad picture is bad
ANYWAY, Not sure if I announced this, but I actually have half a table at GaymerX2! I&#8217;ll be peddling my wares, which includes a buttload of prints (both postcard sized and 8.5x11 sized), a sketchbook filled with.. uh, sketches, and the first chapter of CAR all printed out and official! I&#8217;ll also be handing out fliers and hanging out and stuff. Maybe I&#8217;ll do like, sketches. i dunno we&#8217;ll see.
I&#8217;m gonna be located there on the map, at table i28b! if you&#8217;re around come talk to me or whisper sweet nothings in my ear or something**
In other news, I might also be sharing a table at Emerald City ComicCon. I&#8217;ve put in my application with Hannah McGill who draws dinosaurs and is a cool cat. We&#8217;ll see if we get one.
** please do not actually whisper in my ear
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lols bad picture is bad
ANYWAY, Not sure if I announced this, but I actually have half a table at GaymerX2! I&#8217;ll be peddling my wares, which includes a buttload of prints (both postcard sized and 8.5x11 sized), a sketchbook filled with.. uh, sketches, and the first chapter of CAR all printed out and official! I&#8217;ll also be handing out fliers and hanging out and stuff. Maybe I&#8217;ll do like, sketches. i dunno we&#8217;ll see.
I&#8217;m gonna be located there on the map, at table i28b! if you&#8217;re around come talk to me or whisper sweet nothings in my ear or something**
In other news, I might also be sharing a table at Emerald City ComicCon. I&#8217;ve put in my application with Hannah McGill who draws dinosaurs and is a cool cat. We&#8217;ll see if we get one.
** please do not actually whisper in my ear
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lols bad picture is bad

ANYWAY, Not sure if I announced this, but I actually have half a table at GaymerX2! I’ll be peddling my wares, which includes a buttload of prints (both postcard sized and 8.5x11 sized), a sketchbook filled with.. uh, sketches, and the first chapter of CAR all printed out and official! I’ll also be handing out fliers and hanging out and stuff. Maybe I’ll do like, sketches. i dunno we’ll see.

I’m gonna be located there on the map, at table i28b! if you’re around come talk to me or whisper sweet nothings in my ear or something**

In other news, I might also be sharing a table at Emerald City ComicCon. I’ve put in my application with Hannah McGill who draws dinosaurs and is a cool cat. We’ll see if we get one.

** please do not actually whisper in my ear

6palidoozy rambles, gaymer x2,

so seeing all those emofuri or whatever stuff actually made me really itching to actually do some traditional animation. or at least attempt. So I taught myself how to animate in photoshop and did an animation exercise with a character turning their head.

i haven’t done 2D character animation like this in about 7 years (despite having a degree in animation lololol). somehow this turned out WAAAAAY better than anything i did in college. not sure how that works but ok sure i’ll take it.

6this doesn't mean this is actually good, it means i was REALLY TERRIBLE IN COLLEGE, 2d animation, gif, animation, my college years were full of misery and embarassment,

cruxia:

I know I said I’d draw Saulia but..Chapel is also good right?! palidoozy-art consistently wrecks my doki doki with her delicious fantasy comic and characters ;-; 

WHY DO I ALWAYS MISS THIS STUFF ;____; omg thank youuuu

(also yes knights are the best)

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