“Historically speaking, animating female characters are really, really difficult, ’cause they have to go through these range of emotions, but they’re very, very — you have to keep them pretty and they’re very sensitive to — you can get them off a model very quickly. So, having a film with two hero female characters was really tough, and having them both in the scene and look very different if they’re echoing the same expression; that Elsa looking angry looks different from Anna being angry.” — Lino Disalvo on animating Frozen, explaining (essentially) why they removed all the female supporting characters and replaced them with men. [[edited for accuracy]]
Yeah, I call bullshit.
don’t blame women because you’re a shitty animator
so basically what you’re saying is
"it was too harddddddd I didn’t wannaaaaaa."
"i dont care enough about women to animate them like reeeaaal peopleeee"
No. You don’t understand. You’re all ignorant fuckwads. Let me explain you a thing. Female faces? They’re softer. As in regardless of bone structure their faces are SOFT looking. Because of this, light bends differently and catches angles differently and the what not. Its harder to animate/draw/paint the female form, as any artist. It’s the same issue with babies- the SOFTNESS of the figure makes it harder to art them. And now I’m done with this tangent flies into the sun.
As evidenced by all of these guys with soft faces
none of whom are impressed by your sexist bullshit
female skin is NOT different from male skin, biologically
female skin isn’t softer, you’re just trained to think of it that way by media and our societal expectation that women use make-up to MAKE their skin look softer, which has not been done all throughout history and thus doesn’t actually make any sense in a movie set in a historical time period when nobody expected anybody to have flawless skin
the problem isn’t animating women
the problem is animating women to look like an ideal while still keeping them diverse
If animators treated women like humans beings they wouldn’t have this problem
look at all of these soft faces
Don’t even fucking talk to me about Kadaj
This gifset is making you look as sexist as you are, say cheese!
Look at Shrek and Fiona next to each other
It doesn’t matter if they’re humans or ogres
their skin is animated exactly the same
Same for Lem and Neera
OH WOW HER SKIN IS SO MUCH SOFTER AND MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN HIS are you fucking kidding me with this
Basically fuck you
When I tell people I have issues with Frozen, this is one of the things I mean.
French Revolution Frozen
Elsaas young Marie Anotoinette- inspired by this, Annadressed à la paysan, Hans as il Giovin Signore from Parini’s Il Giorno, and Kristoff as the jacobin.
Reblogged for awesomeness. It’s rare to see fanart that’s as literate and clever as it’s well drawn; but here you go! French Revvy Frozen AU folks!
I never cared for Kristoff all that much, since he reminded me too much of Owen Wilson, but Jacobin!Kristoff reminds me of Danton (via a young Gerard Depardieu), and I like him so much better that way.
Also, making Hans a Valmont type seems all too perfect as well.
A close-up of my Prince Hans painting (the original can be seen here). I like how the face turned out; not only am I moving away from Liquitex almost entirely, but I’m using a lot more zinc white to mix up my flesh tones, and it makes for more vivid and less muddy colors.
My first historically accurate Disney villain painting EVER! Woo! Behold Prince Hans of the Southern Isles, aka “Prince Tight Pants.” It was pretty easy to figure his ball/coronation outfit out, with the help of the ever helpful @fripperiesandfobs (who suggested an outfit inspired by Prince Albert’s wedding costume circa 1840, and the white military outfit worn by a young Prince Franz Joseph of Austria). For all my issues with Frozen, for the most part I like the design of Hans; his costumes are a clever blend of Regency and early Victorian styles.
This took surprisingly long to do, but I suppose that’s not surprising given that white is hard to paint and tight breeches are tricky. For the exact fit of the breeches, I referred to various Regency fashion plates, as Victorian plates tended to be much… vaguer, and far more airbrushed… about how men’s clothes fit.
His counterpart Elsa can be found here.
Thanks for the shout-out! I love SJ (even though he’s such a pill).
Happy Valentine’s Day! And I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Valentine’s day than with up-and-coming romance author Lauren Smith, whose debut historical novel League of Rogues: Wicked Designs has just been released from Samhain. This is a collection of illustrations she commissioned back in 2012, featuring Miss Emily Parr, a feisty young lady, and Godric St. Laurent, the Duke of Essex, charter member of the League of Rogues, a club of charming, madcap, devil-may-care aristocrats in the 1820s.
Anyway, I had a lot of fun with this series. I did my best to give it a shoujo manga vibe— I looked at a lot of pieces by Riyoko Ikeda, as well as those of Regency romance cover king Allan Kass. I hope you guys like the paintings, and I hope you check out the book— it’s a fun, sexy romp, and definitely worth a look if you like historical romance!
Historically accurate Disney villains— eventually I’d like to make this a series too. Gotta love those bad boys!
Hades here was actually the first piece of Disney fanart ever— I drew it originally in Feb. 2007, while I did Frollo in March ‘07. Yup, Frollo was my first ‘historically accurate Disney character’ ever! Go figure.
Comics You Need to Be Reading: Namesake
Namesake is the story of Emma Crewe, a woman who discovers she can visit other worlds. She finds out that these are places she already knows – fantasy and fairy lands made famous through the spoken word, literature and cinema. Her power as a Namesake forces her to act as a protagonist in these familiar stories as she figures out how to get home. But as Emma travels, she discovers that those controlling her story have their own selfish goals in mind – and her fate is the key to everyone’s happy ending.