and in three days, I'll have been on Newgrounds for 8 years!!! wow, woah. what a long time. love you NG!!! New cartoons hopefully in the summer? I'm a lazy piece of shit!!
yea i dunno, my last post was two years ago and I was like "big fuckin plans!!" and then nothing happened lmao.
I have been animating however! Just not proper full cartoons, mostly just practicing techniques and shit.
Hopefully I'll actually do something this year, maybe even this month if I'm lucky!!
So yeah. I'm animating an excerpt from the CoolGames Inc podcast, which is a load of fun and I recommend checking that out, as well as all of the other things that Nick and Griifin get up to at Polygon.com.
This animation probably won't be done just this month however, as I will have to put it on the backburner until the end of this month to keep up with various other boring assignments.
I haven't been able to consistently put a lot of time into it, hence that preview being uploaded in November, but I've done around 2 minutes 40 seconds of a full 5 mintues so far, with probably the total working time being a very small fraction of the time that has passed since I started on it. This means that once my schedule clears up, it'll be done kinda soonish after that. I'm gonna put an ETA on that for maybe next month? Don't hold your breath.
School sucks, not much more to say on that front, lol. Been applying to animation courses at universities, probably won't end up going in September and I'll be taking a gap year instead but we'll see. I got offers from all five of my choices so that's neat. Just don't know if I'm gonna get the grades lol.
Here's my new YouTube, since my last one got demonetised a while ago and Google snatched $100 of ad rev from me. Fuck you guys!!! Haha. No but seriously YouTube should crash and burn and all the bitch ass traitor animators who abandoned NG can finally come back here and start uploading again.
Also if you want like spurts of 10 retweets in your timeline every 5 hours, follow me on Twitter @cartoongrump!
That's all I guess, maybe one day I'll bother going through my whole school art portfolio and scanning that shit to upload to the art portal here cos it's some pretty neat stuff, if I may say so myself.
Don't know how to end this post so here's a .gif I found saved to my desktop of a samurai dancing.
Jump to the bottom for some animation!
- Tried to rush NATA during the lead up to mock exam week and failed miserably, DON'T TRY AND FIND IT, IT SUCKS!!!
- Got a Cintiq 13HD from saving up LOADS and winning £200 from a UK anim. competition and damn, it was £690 at the time! A 12wx was still a goddamn £1000 before they released this!
- Having a Cintiq since July has also improved my animation a lot, YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH DRAWING DIRECTLY ONTO A SCREEN ADVANCES YOUR ABILITY!!!
- I've been learning some simple After Effects on the side too and I finally learnt how to insert keyframes :^)
tl; dr; Animation skills getting better, the next thing I make will look a lot better
Today I turned 15! So yeah, I got money and I'm now allowed into 15-rated movies, so that's cool.
In three days it will be exactly 5 years since I signed up on Newgrounds.com, and it's been a great journey. I've had my ups and downs here for the last few years, and this website has taught me so much I wouldn't have learnt anywhere else. I definitely wouldn't be able to take criticism like I can now and seeing some of the best animation to exist on this website has given me so much to aspire to, and I sure as hell wouldn't be capable of the level of animation I can currently achieve. I couldn't be more grateful for Newgrounds. This site is such a huge part of my life and it hopefully will continue to be for many years to come. Thanks to Tom Fulp and the rest of the crew, and of course the community. Here's to another 5 years!
This is pretty much the best animation I've made to date, and it pretty much blows my other ones away in terms of visuals. I hope you'll be able to tell ;)
I've been on hiatus from animating for about a year now, but hopefully, with holidays having begun now, I can poop a few more things out.
Edit: Now on YouTube!
Edit #2: Front page and Daily 3rd! Awesome!
LIKE THIS FRIDAY OR SOMETHING
Here's a preview
I've been practicing some more frame-by-frame. Tell me what you think!
There's a possibility that I'll fart it out sooner, but with GCSEs and crap like that I barely have any time. Also, one of my GCSEs is Art so when I say I don't have time, I literally mean that out of the 16+ hours I'm awake during weekdays, the majority of this is school work and the rest is dicking around and playing Animal Crossing, watching crap etc etc. With holidays on the rise, I hope to pick up the pace a bit but don't expect much!