I can’t get enough of this smile. So I re-did this in 500x500.
"Nickelodeon Nostalgia" by NAS Storyboard Artist Aaron Austin
”I’ve been at Nickelodeon for about 3 months now, and I wanted to make something that paid homage to the Nickelodeon cartoons I grew up with. It’s amazing how much a cartoon can mean to you even after so many years. I’m so grateful I have the opportunity to help create shows for today’s kids!” -Aaron
An awesome piece by Aaron!
Some warmup landscapes.
people with the same name as me are cute but they need to remember who is in charge
Thorston twins from HTTYD with Thor :)
"Why don’t you tell me you can do these things you do?!"
I super love Steven Universe, and most of all this amazing scene from Lion 2 The Movie (ep17). It’s such a perfect show on so many levels; from the art style, to the music. This is named after the beautiful soundtrack when this scene plays out.
I want a pink magical lion too!
ref grabs. I guess her sugar coating is her “skin,” she has a nose and everything just painted over unlike the actual skeleton characters.
La Muerte (the character) is based on the Mexican Catrinas used during the Day of the Dead, and many women who dress up as the Catrina draw the nose holes on their noses like that to emulate the skull through make-up along with the colorful markings. The sugar coating on the “skin” is to show that La Muerte is made of candy, which emulates the candy skulls that are made for the festival of the Day of the Dead, and the candy skulls have those colorful markings on them as well. It’s also cool to notice the Cempasúchil flowers on her dress and hat, which are always present during the festival.
These are some of the reasons as to why I have mad respect for the details that are being given to these characters <3
Reblogging for the info, that’s pretty rad.
It is also worth mentioning the subtle hints of the catholic influence on the festivity as represented by the crusader cross and the sacred heart on her forehead.
This holiday, as it is celebrated today took shape from conversion efforts of the catholic missionaries adapting native rituals ans beliefs with catholic elements, rather tham eliminate them. I pointed this out because i found it very interesting she would display these subtle hints. Goes to show the care and research going into her design.
Even her dress’ patterns are telling of this the amalgam of culture and beliefs.