Ya'll can call me Hazes or Hazel or whatevs.
how can you be so flawless
watercolor + ink + charcoal, edited on photoshop
… Oh great, Disney is going to straight up bastardize another Andersen story.
Well, this version of The Snow Queen makes Disney’s The Little Mermaid look like a sincere retelling.
I’m not even upset that she looks like Rapunzel. I don’t give a rat’s ass about the character designs anymore because Disney’s graduated from sipping that Koolaid to straight up swigging bleach when it comes to their characters.
THE AMAZING THING ABOUT THE SNOW QUEEN STORY IS THAT IT IS ABOUT A LITTLE GIRL NAMED GERDA WHO GOES ON AN INCREDIBLY HARROWING ADVENTURE TO RESCUE A LITTLE BOY. AND SHE MAKES THIS DECISION ON HER OWN. AND SHE FIGHTS AWAY THE PEOPLE WHO TRY TO HOLD HER BACK. GERDA IS A KICKASS LITTLE GIRL.
BUT NO. DISNEY CAN’T HAVE THAT. ONLY LITTLE BOYS FILL THEATRE SEATS, WAAAAHHH WAAAAHHH WAAAAAHHHHHH.
Disney is SO averse to having a willful, female hero WITH TOTAL AGENCY, who ISN’T under the thumb of her parent or some idiot GUY, that they’re going to GUT a PERFECTLY GOOD STORY to make the damn thing more marketable. Take a cue from Miyazaki - girl heroes can SELL.
I am 5000% done with Disney.
From the Disney Wiki:
On March 5, 2012, author Eric Eisenburg reported the original details about Frozen: “The story is based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen and is about an evil queen who kidnaps a young boy named Kai. Following his disappearance, a young girl named Gerda goes on an adventure to save him.”
On July 29, 2012, a new story plot was given by The Walt Disney Animation Studios: “When Anna is cursed by her estranged sister, the cold-hearted Snow Queen, Anna’s only hope of reversing the curse is to survive a perilous but thrilling journey across an icy and unforgiving landscape. Joined by a rugged, thrill-seeking outdoorsman, his one-antlered reindeer and a hapless snowman, Anna must race against time, conquer the elements and battle an army of menacing snowmen if she ever hopes to melt her frozen heart.”
What gets me is how blatant the marketing change is for this one.
It’s upsetting that Disney is taking this approach with their present films, because the most celebrated part of Disney’s legacy—the Disney Renaissance—was built on stories about coming-of-age stories about girls with full agency. They were marketted as “family films,” never “princess/girl films.”
Actually, I remember in the Making Of segments of The Little Mermaid (the first of the Disney Renaissance classic films), there was a portion where the studio of animators were told not to get their hopes up, that it was a “girl movie” and “girl movies never do well.” …And, of course, the movie made bank, and the rest is history.
Even knowing this, even knowing it’s what made them the juggernaut they are today, they still feel like if they don’t shallowly appeal to boys they’ll fail? Really?
One of my male cousins adored The Little Mermaid as a child. Honestly, pretty much all of the “princess” films can appeal to everyone. I hate how the male demographic is all that Disney’s worried about nowadays. It drives me mad.
And you know what’s funny? It seems that “girl movies” have almost always saved that particular studio’s ass. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the highest grossing film of all time upon its initial release. Cinderella saved the studio from bankruptcy in 1950. The Little Mermaid brought Disney animation back in full force after the long dry period which resulted after Walt’s death in 1966. “Girl movies always fail”? Bah!
A great addendum I forgot to mention. It’s like Disney needs a lesson on their own history.
I’m not too fond of snakes, but I can’t seem to take the Blunthead Tree Snake seriously.
Glen Keane : April 13, 1954 (59)
Occupation : animator, author and illustrator.
Characters : Ariel - Beast - Aladdin - Pocahontas - John Silver - Tarzan - Rapunzel.
He’s one of the best animators in Disney and worldwide, was one of the first animators to bring Disney into the Renaissances and getting it out of the Dark Ages, also he’s one of the most famous Disney animators and one of the group sometimes referred to as the “Nine New Men”, His impacts on Disney and the movies he was in is undeniable, as he’s the one of the main reasons the movies succeed, his fave feature in animation is the eyes. he left Disney on March 23, 2012.
The amazing Glen Keane and his magnificent contributions to Disney.
Glen is my #1 fav. Andreas Deja is #2 because fucking GASTON <3
:These are so cool to see the processes of. Glen Keane is one of my faves because of the life that’s put into each of the character’s he animates.
10 Ideas to Overcome Creative Block
1. Walk Away for a 20 Minutes
A walk around the park is obviously more inspiring than a blank page.
2. Just Do It
Put the pencil on the paper. Eliminate the question: is this good or bad. When it’s done decide if it’s good or bad. If it’s bad, identify why and then do it again better.
3. Define the Block
What is the critic in your mind saying? Possible answers:
“Nothing you can come up with is going to be great”
“Your work isn’t good anyway, why try?”
“You are a phony”
When you know what’s stopping you, you are already in much better shape to overcome it.
4. Revisit Inspiration Outside Your Creative Field
What movie or album gets you in the creative mood? Do that thing then come back to the drawing board.
5. Make Something Terrible On Purpose
Make terrible terrible terrible things on purpose. This will loosen you up, getting you out of the dark mode and into a lighter more free mode where creativity lives.
6. Talk to Your Coach
You probably have a bunch of coaches in your life you didn’t know were your coaches. Who is the person that when you talk to them they make your problems evaporate? Pick up the phone and call them.
7. Remind Yourself of What’s Really Important
Getting some family or friend time puts life in perspective. When you start to remember what’s really important, it takes the sting away from creative block because it all of a sudden isn’t as life or death as you thought. Dulling the sting is the first step to killing creative block.
You know what to search for on the old youtube. Get that laughter going, and to quote Kramer “you’ll be looser than a goose and ready to roll” in no time!
9. Change Your Setting
An easy one. Go to a coffee shop, your mom’s house or even a park bench. Just get out of there. Setting change can loosen you up almost instantly.
10. Procrastinate if Possible
If you have any time at all to procrastinate, I’m giving you permission. If you’ve tried everything, and you’ve got two days to finish this and you can get it done in one, fight the logic that says spending two days on something is alway better than one. One day of inspired or even just calm work is better than letting aggravated work spill out into both days.
There are many many more ways to kill creative block, so how do you do it?
You don’t see #5 on these lists very often. That’s a tough one for me, despite the fact that it should be almost effortless.
- Dated: 18th - 19th century
- Culture: probably Yemeni
- Measurements: 30 x 5 cm
This jambiya dagger was probably designed for ceremonial/presentation purposes. Its main feature is the crystal handle, which is quite rare since in any jambiya case the most significant part of a the dagger is its hilt. In fact, the price of a jambiya is in most cases determined by its hilt.
The saifani handle is known to be the most famous and is found on the daggers of wealthier citizens and is made of rhinoceros’s horns. Though, different versions of saifani handles can be distinguished by their colour.
Source: © 2013. Lotus Within Gallery
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