Newsblog for November 3rd, 2021 -

Greetings to our Breathtaking Believers!

Here’s another weekly update! This newsblog is full of what you’ve come to expect with some glimpses of what we’re working on currently, some cool stuff we’ve seen, and some other stuff that we hope will be a bright spot for you in your day! We really hope you guys enjoy this edition of our newsletter and we can’t wait to share more with you over the coming weeks.


1) More Work on Our Christmas Story -

From the Character Creation Division

Here’s another backstage pass for you, our lovely fans, into the world of illustration. If you’re an illustrator in the art world, you are in the business of design. Whether you’re designing props, characters, landscapes, any of the other myriads of things that may make up a story, there’s a lot of different iterations that your work goes through before the final product. A lot of that tends to be redrawing the same things over in over, sometimes in new poses, to see how well things will look within a scene or story overall. One of these design elements is something called a turn-around. Usually, turn-arounds are done for the potential characters in a story and are finished up when you’ve really solidified the look of the character. The idea is that you want to draw the character at a bunch of different angles to make sure that you can draw the character consistently in any scene and in any perspective. So, we thought it would be cool to show you the turn-around for one of the Barrow boys, Bryson. We think he’s super cute and hope that, maybe someday, he can be a real character in a fully backed children’s book if our Christmas book dummy gets approved by a publisher. In the meantime, we thought it’d be cool to show you some more of our work as we continue to put this dummy together. Be sure to check in weekly for more glimpses at what’s happening here at Bear & Pixie Art Studio!


2) New My Hero Academia Movie Still Inspiring Us to Go Beyond, Plus Ultra! –

From the Department of Animated Storytelling

This last week, Pixie and I were able to go see the brand-new My Hero Academia: Worlds Heroes’ Mission movie that was released in theaters recently. Let me tell you, this movie was stunning! The animation, the story, and the character development of this film was well-written and executed. The pacing of the film was tight, and its story was solidly designed. If you’re looking for a movie to go watch with your older teen children and would love to score some extra points with them at the same time, then this is the movie for you. Regardless, if you love movies with lots of action, amazing animation, and great dialogue, you might want to check this out. In any case if you’re a My Hero fan this is something you must see. Our official Bear & Pixie rating puts this film at a solid 9 out of 10. It is an exceptional adventure film that pushes the boundaries of animation and storytelling. If you feel so inclined, please go check it out in theaters or when it becomes available on-demand. [WE ARE NOT SPONSORED BY ANY COMPANY. We are only giving you a genuine, un-sponsored recommendation.]


3) Artist Shout-Out -

From the Department of Artist Relations

This week, our artist shoutout goes to an artist who goes by the name of Cait on Instagram. Cait does a lot of character, prop, and other illustration work that absolutely leaps off the screen. Her use of color, line, and knack for design just exudes from every piece that she creates. All her work has an amazing energy and life that jumps out at you through every image. We really wanted to let more people know about her work as Cait’s art has really been standing out to us recently! Please make sure you give her a follow on her Instagram and check out her website for more of her art. [We are not sponsored by Cait. We are only fans and genuinely wanted to give a shoutout.]

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4) How Important it is to be Able to Pivot -

From the Office of Motivational Messaging

“Famous pivot stories are often failures, but you don’t need to fail before you pivot. All a pivot is is a change in strategy without a change in vision. Whenever entrepreneurs see a new way to achieve their vision – a way to be more successful – they have to remain nimble enough to take it.” – Eric Ries

One of the things that I have been reminded of, in multiple different aspects of my life, is the importance of being able to pivot when you need to. Recently, in both our Christmas story and within my own personal scholastic journey, Pixie and I have had to pivot in our strategies and plans in how to move forward. For our Christmas story, we knew what kind of story we wanted to tell, we knew our vision, but we didn’t know how to get there. So, we decided to take another look at the story and rework it, with the same vision in mind, to tell the story in a new and more purposeful way. For my scholastic career, I had to do this as well when it came to my choice in colleges to go to as well. I recently just started school with a community college in my area and found out that it really wasn’t the right fit for me. However, I still had this vision of completing a degree in Information Technology. Through this new degree option at a different university, I have now found a way to finish out the term with my current school and transition into a different scholastic path. One of the things I hope to communicate with all of you is that no matter what, it’s important to be able to pivot when you need to. Don’t lose sight of your vision and your dreams, but be open to how you can accomplish those things in your life. This is something I have had to re-learn as of late and I’m hoping this little message can help you all in your own personal journeys. It may seem impossible, but know that life will always throw in challenges and obstacles. We hope, through this section of our newsblog, that you all know that you can pivot too and find success. All you must do is trust in yourself and be open to new opportunities. Thank you so much for reading and we hope this little message helped you out this week.


5) Some Awesome Fan Art of DC Comics Superheroes! –

From the Department of Character Iteration

For this week’s awesome fanart, I came across these amazing pieces of art where artists took tentpole characters of the DC Comics sphere and reimagined them in modern settings. In these images, artists took our favorite heroes and designed them in how they would look in normal, everyday attire. I thought this was a cool idea that combines awesome fashion ideas and depicts our favorite superheroes as people like us in everyday life. I think it is a cool thing to see popular heroes and characters depicted in this way as it allows you to connect with them on an even deeper level than you would have thought before. Please check out the article (linked below) as it has a lot of great art there and shows off all the artist’s Instagram handles. Please go check out them all and give them a follow as they are incredible at what they do. [We are not sponsored by Dakota Alexander or anyone else. We are only fans and genuinely wanted to give a shoutout.]

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Warm hugs and happy wishes,

- Bear & Pixie

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