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From concept to finished design; here are a few images from the production of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (2001). You can get a nice look at the work put into a single production background image starting with a sketch, a full colored and detailed comp; which is then eventually drawn and painted again as the final image used for the film.

Considering that the average film has over 1,000 different shots; you can start to appreciate the work that goes into hundreds of fully painted backgrounds for an animated film. And these images aren’t even showing the work that goes into scouting locations, finding references, or even the initial thumbnail sketches and comps for one single background image!

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Link to Homestuck Design Contest Page

E-Mail What Pumpkin Link

What Pumpkin on twitter

Sources: [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]

Hot Topic is known amongst artist groups as one of the worst offenders of art theft in U.S. retailers. I know artists are important to What Pumpkin, and I’d imagine multiple cases of art theft would be a very big deal. The most well-known of the cases were stolen fan art from independent artists, which is the same demographic the Design Contest was aimed to.  I’m an artist myself and I wouldn’t want to support a store that steals from my peers.

The people running Hot Topic have zero respect to artists and to copyright law. They’ve been ripping-off independent artists’ storefronts, and continue do so. The whole company really should have been shut down long ago.

If you support artists, independent, fan artist, or any kind, you should oppose Hot Topic and MSPA’s association with them!

Tell What Pumpkin to kick Hot Topic out of the Design contest RIGHT NOW.

We have so little time left to stop this please tell them that it is completely unacceptable to do any sort of business with petty art thieves.

Even if you don’t know what to say, or if you think it would compromise the contestants; It won’t. Just please voice your thoughts in anyway you can put them. Don’t let Hot Topic get a dime out of Homestuck.

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