Anime Emotive Artistry Dog
I am a fan of animation films. Upon researching the meaning and history of anime as an art form I discovered that my impression of anime through animation movies (think Disney) was incorrect. Animation movies stress motion. Anime art stresses emotion.
It was interesting to me to learn that anime is actually a non-animated style of art, in the sense that the focus is less on animated movement and more on animation of setting and character proportions. Large emotive eyes are a distinctive characteristic of the anime art form, as well as the head of the character being larger in proportion to the body.
I am definitely not an anime artist but I thought I would have myself a bit of fun by using my graphics program to distort the facial expression of my hound dog Valentino as my attempt at anime artistry.
In keeping with anime's realistic characterization of emotions, I feel my attempt truly reflects Valentino's emotional response to his new surroundings when my shelter dog first arrived here in his forever home. With each new thing Valentino sniffed, his body seemingly shrunk and his facial expression seemingly howled, "What the heck is that!"
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