at about 0:42 seconds in, merida does this cute little nod after elinor looks at her. it’s hard to see on a tiny screen but when you pull it to full-size on the DVD version it’s clearly visible!
this is why i like to watch movies over and over again and never get tired of it, you get to catch little character moments like this and it’s so amazing. just watching background characters interacting and spending at least one viewing watching main characters when the focus isn’t on them in the scene is really fun! i love animated films…..
congrats to all the animated feature nominees! there’s a bit of fuss around brave winning the award, but honestly, look at all these beautiful movies. maybe one day, the academy will spend a little more time celebrating these animated films we all love so much, instead of spending 2 seconds on their categories and “getting them over with” in the first minutes of the awards ceremony.
while painting some film stuff (i hate backgrounds omg), i’ve been keeping brave on as background noise… and when i got too fed up with my film stuff for tonight, i tried to draw some brave stuff!
oh my gosh, you’d think that because the characters from brave are a lot less caricatured and stylized compared to the human characters in say, the incredibles or ratatouille, that they’d be a bit easier to draw? noo way…. i found myself getting frustrated, even while doing silly sketches. elinor is near impossible to draw, i find!
oh, well. i had fun with merida’s hair and eyes. i love minkyu lee (a disney artist, not pixar) so i tried to emulate the way he does his eyes. they’re so intense and round, and cute… but unsettling? in a good way!