I'd like to write a long wall of text about how much this site means to me, but I'm kinda tired now. Maybe on my 10th anniversary.
Love you forever Newgrounds!
When I'm not screwing around I'm drawing/animating. I use a Wacom Cintiq13HD and Adobe Flash CS6. I started in 2007 using MS Paint and WMM, before moving onto Serif Drawplus and finally Adobe Flash in 2009. I hope to animate professionally when I'm older.
Joined on 4/26/09
Posted by Yusuf - March 3rd, 2017
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.
Posted by Yusuf - January 25th, 2015
Jump to the bottom for some animation!
tl; dr; Animation skills getting better, the next thing I make will look a lot better
Posted by Yusuf - April 23rd, 2014
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!
Posted by Yusuf - March 29th, 2014
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!