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Dream Shepherd. Rounds’em up with his spirit doge.

Dream Shepherd. Rounds’em up with his spirit doge.

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fengalicious:

5-Second Day 2014- Whalegene

Want to see a whale explode?

Here’s our short we did for Titmouse’s 5-second day! The team was awesome to say the least!

Sung Jin storyboarded, animated, composited and did the layouts.

Sherwin did the BG and color styling. Fresh styles!

Jeff Lai animated the explosion and dear lord did it explode.

I animated some guts, composited and slapped it together at the end. 

Eugene is the whale.

Animationnnnnnnnn! Our 5 second Day short!

darqv:

5 SECOND NIGHT!! COME COME COME!!

Go Go Go~

darqv:

5 SECOND NIGHT!! COME COME COME!!

Go Go Go~

totorororo sent: Hi! I love the amount of movement in your animations. I was wondering if you would be willing to post more frames of your animatics? I get that you have to focus on the animatic as a whole, but I've always felt that observing frames helps me figure out how to navigate around movement.

Hi Totorororo!

Hm I could, I’ve actually done that before. Check my DA account: http://jeffreylai.deviantart.com/ it’s just when you have so many frames it takes a while to compile it all together~ Maybe when I have some more time on my hands!

jakewyattriot:

So Jeff Lai (artist and animator extraordinaire) has been doodling these really kinetic Third Swords and I can’t get over how beautiful they are. 

There are whisperings and rumors that he might grace us with some Necropolis fanimation, which would probably kill me, and which the book could never possibly live up to, but whatever. I still want to see it. I’ve lived a good life.
Does everyone follow Jeff? Everyone should follow Jeff.

Jake is being too nice!It might take a while (bit busy at the moment) but I’ll get it done I swear!I really think everybody should be following Jake.. because he is kind of awesome and I need more Necropolis.

jakewyattriot:

So Jeff Lai (artist and animator extraordinaire) has been doodling these really kinetic Third Swords and I can’t get over how beautiful they are. 

There are whisperings and rumors that he might grace us with some Necropolis fanimation, which would probably kill me, and which the book could never possibly live up to, but whatever. I still want to see it. I’ve lived a good life.

Does everyone follow Jeff? Everyone should follow Jeff.

Jake is being too nice!
It might take a while (bit busy at the moment) but I’ll get it done I swear!
I really think everybody should be following Jake.. because he is kind of awesome and I need more Necropolis.

wackyswacky sent: Do you ever Livestream while you work, I would love to see your process.

Hmm I haven’t really done a Livestream before, my computer is somewhat of a dinosaur. Maybe I’ll do one in the future~

I guess if you wanted to know about my process, you can ask me questions about it if you like.

ctchrysler sent: Have you seen Tokyo Godfathers? Anything by Satsoshi Kon is worth watching especially for the animation

I have! I really love his movies~ Aw Satoshi Kon <3

traversingthetransmundane sent: What's your process for creating a piece like "Goblin Hero" ?

Hm I would have taken screenshots if you’d asked me earlier haha
Sometimes I post wips on my instagram account http://instagram.com/jefflai so I’ll just steal those photos and use them to explain how I do things.

Usually I have a sketch done first and I take it into Photoshop.
I put it on a new layer and set the layer setting to ‘Multiply’ That way I can keep the sketch on top and add a new layer underneath and give everything a base bg colour.

After I’ve done that, I make a new layer on top and start building everything up (shape form/lighting direction/colour) 

You can kinda see it happening here.
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My painting style is abit THROW COLOURS EVERYWHERE but erm probably best if you do what suits you haha

and it just continues from there.
Sometimes I don’t like the sketch and just change it completely.

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I’m not even sure if that was very helpful but that’s the way I do things!

A Painting! Ahh! Goblin Hero~

A Painting! Ahh! Goblin Hero~

(Source: jeffreylai.deviantart.com)

onlybreonte sent: I really admire your all of your art, I could spend loads of time looking at your animation, paintings and drawings! Do you have any advice towards drawing/animating?

Hi Onlybreonte!
Aw that’s very kind of you to say, I’m happy you like my things~

I’ve gotten similar questions like these in the past (and your question is so broad because there’s so many things that I could talk about haha)
but i’ll link you to the answers I’ve given. These answers are just from my experience and I’m sure there are plenty of other ways people go about things.

Animation has quite a lot to take in, so I’d suggest focusing on one thing at a time and keep building up the skill.

I hope it is of some help!

http://jeffreylai.tumblr.com/post/63219632599/hi-im-learning-animation-u-but-im-not-good-at-it-orz 

http://jeffreylai.tumblr.com/post/63680603520/how-long-do-you-usually-spend-on-a-frame-for-your

http://jeffreylai.tumblr.com/post/62195052181/looooooove-your-stuff-man

http://jeffreylai.tumblr.com/post/60023526793/any-quick-tips-on-animating-fight-scenes

http://jeffreylai.tumblr.com/post/56840077453/oh-wow-didnt-realize-you-answered-haha-i-meant-to-say

http://jeffreylai.tumblr.com/post/50474697220/hey-i-have-a-little-question-i-dont-know-if-you-do

http://jeffreylai.tumblr.com/post/49976535949/any-advice-for-practicing-animation-anything-at-all

http://jeffreylai.tumblr.com/post/49217214613/im-floored-at-your-recent-animations-its-incredible

http://jeffreylai.tumblr.com/post/47598018859/hi-im-a-interactive-media-student-and-i-have-a-lot

Kurapika had to join in too..

Kurapika had to join in too..

flowing-along sent: <3 u a gazillion times more for mushishi and beboppppp

haha! I love them much <3
Anyone have any recommendations? I’m always open to watching more great animation and stories!

cyfix sent: Hey Jeffrey, random question : what are your fav animes and movies?

Oh gosh hmm hmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Tekkon Kinkreet, Dennou Coil, FLCL, Eureka Seven, Satoshi Kon’s work, Fullmetal Alchemist, Mahou Shoujo tai Alice, Evangelion, Mononoke (TV), Spirited away, The Cat returns (Maybe just all Ghibli stuff) The girl who leapt through time (all of Mamoru Hosoda’s stuff too) Baccano!, Mushishi, Redline, Noein

I’m just trying to think of stuff off the top of my head and there’s probably more but I can’t express how much joy I have for all of theseee ahh

I’m freaking out just thinking about them. I’ll have to rewatch’em all!

Animation ;_;

Had to draw Killua too..

Had to draw Killua too..

HunterxHunter!

HunterxHunter!