Edit: Wow! This has gotten more of a response than anything else I’ve posted! Thanks, everyone!
GO JI RA
Godzilla bearing down on the Golden Gate Bridge.
Godzilla is fascinating in that it is giving a face and a body to our fear of annihilation. In its 1954 incarnation, that annihilation came in the guise of atomic weapons, instruments of mankind’s insane mastery over the world. In the 2014 Godzilla, annihilation is the recognition that we in the human race are ultimately insignificant.
Whereas “Pacific Rim” was a humanist monster film wherein humanity triumphed through the rejection of ego and embracing teamwork, Godzilla’s latest outing is profoundly anti-humanist (not to be confused with misanthropic, which it isn’t), wherein the human race cannot save itself, and the grimmer forces of the universe are wholly unaware of our existence.
Hey Tumblr! I’m Alex Hirsch, creator of the animated TV series Gravity Falls. For ages now I have lurked in anonymity, hiding in the shadows of the internet, watching as you’ve GIF’ed our shows jokes and shipped our shows characters and done unspeakable things to my dear Pines Twins. You…you’ve got some issues Tumblr. We’re all worried about you.
Pressing on! I have decided to finally emerge from beyond the fourth wall to share with you that I myself have a shameful secret. That secret is that despite my success as a cartoon show creator, I can barely hold a pencil. My understanding of the word “anatomy” just means adding abs to everything. I once mistook a kneaded eraser for a piece of gum and chewed on it until someone told me to stop. The point is, without a team of incredible layout artists, background painters, character designers, prop designers, storyboard artists and colorists, Gravity Falls would look like this:
Thats why I’ve created Gravi-Team falls, a place where we will be uploading artwork, cut scenes, and other strange goodies from the amazing crew that brings this show to life. I’m inspired every day by these amazing geniuses, and now I want to pass that inspiration on to you. If you like Gravity Falls, amazing art, and procrastinating, than this is the Tumblr you’ve been Tumbling for! Ladies and Gentlemen…GRAVI-TEAM FALLS!
All opinions, rants, swears and typos do not represent the opinions of the Disney Company or any of the individual Jonas Brothers.
A little something for you GF fans out there to follow… ;)
Imagine if I had published Rekira the Super Monster in Japan in tankobon (trade paperback) form in the late 1960s! It’d look something like the following illustration, which I started yesterday (July 14) and finished tonight (July 15) on tablet in FireAlpaca. :)
Did another illustration of my Moonlight Mask/Gekko Kamen-inspired Batman! Notice a slight change in Batman’s design, more to my liking! I also did my own version of Batman’s most popular nemesis, the Joker (inspired after one of Moonlight Mask’s own popular adversaries, the jester-like Satan no Tsume/Claw of Satan)! Did this one this morning on tablet in FireAlpaca.
Sailor Moon: Modern Guardians
With the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon happening, I decided to redesign the five main Sailor Scouts and give their outfits/uniforms and tailor them to fit each character a little more/be less dated. I replaced their tiaras for high-tech visors that vary slightly for each scout.
Originally, I was going to wait to post these rough pieces once I finished the actual piece for an upcoming Sailor Moon art show I was doing but my twin brother wscottforbes wanted to post his version of it (I’ll link his once it goes up), so here are mine! A rather weird style for me to draw in… I drew most of these a few months ago. Expect a better piece to be posted later in the month/August.
Here’s a little something I drew on July 4th (this past Friday); two big reptiles at the Hollywood box-office! :)
Done on tablet in FireAlpaca.
Whilst working on another project lately, I’ve been able to whip out this hand-drawn pencil sketch of the new Godzilla, finished on May 30, and colored tonight with tablet in Photoshop.
It’s a new video with concept art and new clips and ADRIEN and sdfkhlekhfqcdqiunefkwc
I’ll post some screens in another post.
Having seen early pics from last year (as well as the prior hand-drawn anime), I’m really impressed!
(Above image from COMICPALOOZA last weekend - super great time!)
So we all know by now that Edwards is returning for GODZILLA 2. I’m GENERALLY pleased, but not without some trepidation. Edwards has very specific imagery and storytelling techniques he likes to use, but I fear that if he falls…
As some of you are aware, I loved the new movie! Matt’s suggestions (if you read the whole thing) are more along the lines of what I would suggest. :)
Technically, Godzilla is already out in theaters, as tonight was an early-bird screening, and among the people seeing it was my big brother Peter! I’m sure he’ll enjoy it, as will I tomorrow afternoon in 3D-IMAX.