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Yusuf Iqbal @Yusuf

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Posted by Yusuf - April 27th, 2021

Just belatedly making my ritual annual post commemorating my NG anniversary and birthday, 12th and 22nd respectively. Pretty crazy stuff, huh. Not much going on atm lol just trying to find a job, if anyone needs an animator or knows someone who does, hmu. Love you Newgrounds, ttyl <3


Posted by Yusuf - April 28th, 2020

Was my 11th NG anniversary on the 26th (sorry I'm late!) and my 21st birthday on the 23rd. Quarantine sucks! Currently slacking majorly on working on my final uni project, but it'll probably be fine. I'll be posting it here later this year depending on if it turns out shitty or not, which it probably will but whatever! Just getting it done, that's the goal really. How's everyone else's lives right now, sitting at home?

As far as posting things here, there's a slew of things I have on my computer all in various states of completion (none of them being finished). I hope to return to these things once I finish uni, but looking back on how many things I've said to look forward to that have yet to see the light of day, don't hold your breath!

See you guys again in hopefully less than a year :)))

Almost forgot to mention, but NG is awesome. Thanks for all the years, and here's to many more. I hope this website is somehow online forever, it really means a lot to me. Love this place.


Posted by Yusuf - April 26th, 2019

holy shit! I just turned 20 a few days ago, so I've been on this site for half of my life pretty much. Love you NG!

Hopefully will have something new to post somewhat soon.


Posted by Yusuf - November 4th, 2018

but it's just a demo reel. NO DON'T LEAVE



Normally I would write out my thoughts here, but I already did that in the description of the video and I don't really feel like writing more. So go check it out!!!


Posted by Yusuf - April 26th, 2018

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!


Posted by Yusuf - June 5th, 2017

sup guys B)


Posted by Yusuf - April 23rd, 2017

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!!

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.

You can check out a preview I uploaded months ago right here.

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!

  • 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


Some stuff I've done since getting a Cintiq: this, this, and this (in order of when I did them)

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!