Comments: 1339 • Responses: 35 • Date: 2015-02-28 15:02:26 UTCsource
Shaikoten196 karma2015-02-28 15:35:58 UTC
Is hair pretty much the best thing to draw ever?
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traceyelle133 karma2015-02-28 15:49:03 UTC
nothing turns me on more
DivideAndConker79 karma2015-02-28 15:06:51 UTC
Solid hook, I'll edit in a headshot in a little but, my question is this:
Judging by the title of the AMA you feel it is important to not only identify as an animator, but a female. Is that significant? Do you feel that it makes a difference in your job/career? Why?
traceyelle102 karma2015-02-28 15:18:21 UTC
I think being a lady is great I'm proud of what my gender can do and it's been a good year for women in animation. Jennifer Lee won an Academy Award for Frozen and Christina Miller is the head of Cartoon Network. The important part of identifying as a women is that it encourages girls with dreams
Streetster76 karma2015-02-28 15:44:12 UTC
Your art is amazing! Have you ever made any watercolor animations? I've heard that animating "ink" is extremely difficult.
traceyelle4 karma2015-02-28 18:09:58 UTC
No but I really like the Princess kaguya movie from Miyazaki and I'd like to try out the style for my next piece if it suits.
benjitudinal49 karma2015-02-28 15:24:43 UTC
How was it making the transition from hand drawn art to computer generated? Or did you learn these skills simultaneously?
Me and this noble creature
traceyelle20 karma2015-02-28 15:41:48 UTC
I think the tools you uses have nothing to do with your skills. If your know you principles you can learn to use any tool
SpoilySwiss49 karma2015-02-28 15:16:40 UTC
This is such a cool idea! First a question I've often wondered about: do you think anyone can learn to draw, or is a person born with a certain amount of talent?
My photo: http://i.imgur.com/dtuNx7g.jpg
traceyelle29 karma2015-02-28 15:22:12 UTC
Thanks spoily swiss I think anyone can learn to do anything and your only as great as you push yourself but talent is when you make what you've learned your own. If you find a skill that is worth doing it's gotta be worth doing it well. The only limit is your head
traceyelle79 karma2015-02-28 17:00:08 UTC
Here you go spoilyswiss SPOILYSWISS !
scrumbly38 karma2015-02-28 16:33:41 UTC
Could you draw me wearing my favorite tiara?
Question: I find drawing frustrating because I can't make what I see in my mind appear on the paper. Do you, as a professional, experience that too?
traceyelle3 karma2015-03-02 03:13:58 UTC
https://twitter.com/traceyelleart/status/572232449922494464 here you go ;) (can't say no to a tiara )
SlightlyEnraged29 karma2015-02-28 15:57:22 UTC
traceyelle3 karma2015-02-28 18:31:57 UTC
I love Haitian food so much but pizza is great too
circa_198428 karma2015-02-28 15:29:27 UTC
What inspired you to do this?
traceyelle50 karma2015-02-28 15:42:20 UTC
I do this for my friends and now I'm doing it for you so now we're friends
doomketu26 karma2015-02-28 16:13:49 UTC
Do I make the cut to be drawn ?
So what made you do determined to draw 50 redditors ?
traceyelle3 karma2015-03-02 05:05:40 UTC
heres your pic !!
budlightkilla26 karma2015-02-28 15:16:02 UTC
What are your favorite subjects to draw? i.e, people, places, inanimate objects?
traceyelle13 karma2015-02-28 15:38:36 UTC
I like drawing dancers. when that sia video came out with maddie I was soooo pumped I drew it in my sketchbook here https://www.facebook.com/animatedesicions/photos/pb.1474465882840239.-2207520000.1425137878./1493699387583555/?type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-xpa1%2Ft31.0-8%2F10661682_1493699387583555_390110733739897958_o.jpg&smallsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-xfa1%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F10433121_1493699387583555_390110733739897958_n.jpg%3Foh%3D7506fedf1c7f7a70668010c9d0adc51c%26oe%3D559126B5&size=1872%2C864&fbid=1493699387583555
traceyelle22 karma2015-02-28 17:59:51 UTC
First one's done! http://i.imgur.com/hcr6jwm.jpg
ToothbrushWilly19 karma2015-02-28 15:32:57 UTC
Your work is fantastic! When and how did you realize you had a talent for animation, or art in general?
traceyelle2 karma2015-02-28 18:02:55 UTC
Thank you! When I didn't know English, I used to use my art as a way to communicate things and my skills developed from there
pdv9018 karma2015-02-28 16:08:37 UTC
If you had a week all expenses paid and a plane ticket, where would you go?
traceyelle15 karma2015-02-28 16:42:19 UTC
saltinado15 karma2015-02-28 15:37:21 UTC
What helped you develop such a distinctive style? Were you inspired by anything, or does it just kind of pour out of your head?
traceyelle9 karma2015-02-28 15:57:34 UTC
I like at ALOT of illustrators (loish, tuna bora, john mahoney etc) and film makers (bad lurhmann, wes anderson, etc)
traceyelle3 karma2015-03-02 04:04:36 UTC
heres your pic
traceyelle15 karma2015-02-28 17:16:44 UTC
Hey guys I have a couple done but I'm having trouble posting a pic anyone know how to post a pic or a link with a preview ?
Digzzy8 karma2015-02-28 15:24:25 UTC
Great idea! How do you get new clients? Do many animators submit ideas and the customer picks the ideas that fit best?
traceyelle20 karma2015-02-28 15:46:35 UTC
Animators in the wild usually work in groups to find food, shelter and freelance jobs , sometimes a leader will emerge in the pack and it make a studio were they work for other larger creatures called ad agencies or production studios. Remember to not give the animator to much sunlight because the outside world confuses them
l_v_r8 karma2015-02-28 15:23:10 UTC
Which is your favourite pair of socks?
traceyelle11 karma2015-02-28 15:42:58 UTC
I got this foot socks with a rabbit on them rabbits are dope
fix-it-up-chappie7 karma2015-02-28 15:31:54 UTC
What specifically motivated you to become an animator in the first place?
traceyelle9 karma2015-02-28 15:47:44 UTC
English wasn't my first language and drawing helped me speak what I couldn't say I drew and I never stopped since
traceyelle7 karma2015-02-28 18:19:15 UTC
I'm working hard on your pictures, guys-- a couple new ones coming up in the next hour. I'm having so much fun, best Saturday ever!!
DapperDodger6 karma2015-02-28 15:44:40 UTC
Me and my fiancee
I am terrible at drawing, what should I do to get better?
traceyelle3 karma2015-02-28 18:08:20 UTC
Draw and draw and draw some more, I made SO many bad drawings in my art career; just look at my deviantart!
The secret is practice. No amount of talent can cover for hard work.
traceyelle5 karma2015-02-28 23:15:18 UTC
HEY GUYS SO SORRY REDDIT SHUT #50headshots DOWN FOR NOW I'M GONNA WORK WITH THEM TO PUT IT BACK UP TILL THEN WE ARE GONNA MOVE THIS TO FB HERE https://www.facebook.com/animatedesicions OR MY TWITTER https://twitter.com/traceyelleart FOLLOW ME I WILL DEFINTELY KEEP POSTING PICS. IF I DON'T DRAW YOU THIS TIME SEND ME A MESSAGE WITH YOUR EMAIL I WILL BE DOING THIS AGAIN IN MARCH PEOPLE ON THE EMAIL LIST WILL GET A HEADS UP THE DAY BEFORE I GO LIVE #50HEADSHOT #TRACEYELLE #TRACEYELLEART
gettingpaidforthis3 karma2015-02-28 23:22:02 UTC
Why did Reddit shut you down??!?!
traceyelle3 karma2015-02-28 23:25:08 UTC
They said I need to show evidence of primary income
traceyelle3 karma2015-02-28 23:27:06 UTC
But i've been doing this for years as a freelancer
Hot_Shot_McGee5 karma2015-02-28 15:45:37 UTC
This is awesome! Here's my buddy Jacob.
What got you started into this style? It's really cool and unique.
traceyelle2 karma2015-02-28 18:07:10 UTC
lots of experimentation and doing bad drawings-- I started looking at what my favorite artists were doing and I mixed and matched what I liked in my own art.
Drastnikov3 karma2015-02-28 15:35:49 UTC
What is your favourite animation?
traceyelle18 karma2015-02-28 15:48:20 UTC
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supercrackers2 karma2015-02-28 15:35:55 UTC
How long do each of these take you? 50 seems like a lot of work!
Here's me, I'd love to be illustrated: http://m.imgur.com/ZiRXat1
traceyelle4 karma2015-02-28 15:48:49 UTC
an hour I will try to fit as many of you as possible hopefully i can do over 50
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