To be continued you guys. I got SO many questions. I’m just gonna have to do a few each day til they’re done. But I don’t want to just one-word-answer people’s thoughtful questions. And I’m tired. Night.
dearprofessorcelestia asked: Okay I -have- to ask: Are Garnet's shoulders actually shaped like that, or is she wearing shoulder pads?
I like to take Garnet at face value. I don’t want to assume anything.
Anonymous asked: Can you let me drive my van into your heart?
Someone already has a van parked there, sorry.
A doodle to break the torrent of text posts.
justaguy20 asked: any advice on digital painting for beginners? or even working digitally? any type of advice would do, I'm just a little bit in the dark where to start.
I can’t really paint…but the best advice I can give is to try to treat digital stuff as if it’s not so infinitely undo-able. Try to work on one layer and paint over things you don’t like, rather than just making a new layer and trying to cover them up but keep them anyway. It forces you to make decisions with more confidence.
mindlesstypings asked: Are there any designs from Steven Universe that you didn't get to use? Also, how has your day been going?
Because the show is boarded first, we don’t design anything that we don’t need. But because of the nature of what we’re doing, every episode still has a concepts folder with a few unused roughs. Maybe some of them will show up on the crewninverse blog sometime. There’s also a LOT of unused stuff from when we we’re still trying to find the style of the show. Weird, oddly proportioned Stevens and stuff like that.
Anonymous asked: whats the work environment like at an animation studio? is is laid back or super stressful? hopefully laid back??
That TOTALLY depends on the studio and the specific production. Animation is a stressful medium…so it’s always stressful. But Cartoon Network is a very relaxed, comfortable place to be stressed out.
eliasromanv asked: Hooooolo! Hey, you're amazing! I love your art, and animations! I love the fire golem *w* I made a fanart of he, it's on my tumblr. What was your dream when you were 13? Sorry for my bad english. Goodbye!!!
Thank you so much, Elias! When I was 13 I wanted to be a Disney animator. Which is what I decided when I was 5 and somehow never changed my mind til college.
Anonymous asked: would you ever move from design to storyboarding?
Sure! If the opportunity came up…I’d love to do boards.