Hey all you Mama Luigis!
I did all the voice work in an animation
Go check out MARIO: IN A JIFF
I've accepted my role in this universe. Though I may dab in other things for fun, the best thing I can contribute to newgrounds is my voice.
If you want a voice actor of huge range, I'm your guy.
Just look at that face, how could you resist?
Been a long ass time since I uploaded or said anything here. I just uploaded a couple of pictures of mine onto the art portal, so check em out.
Dear GOD PUSH STAMPER TO UPLOAD IT!!! D:
Yes... The picture is lame.....
Earlier this week, my friend came to me desperately needing help so he can fulfill his dream of making a comic book. He requested that I draw some characters for him. I told him that I must be given full rights to the characters and he is to tell me when he wants something changed, so that i can redraw the character with his changes in mind.
A few days ago, I drew for him two characters. One he had a rough template to base it on, the other he described for me to do from scratch. I finished one character. I gave him the sketchbook. He took it home and returned the next day. He had taken my original drawing, erased parts of it, and had drawn over them in his own way, for lack of a better word bastardizing it.
As an artist, there is one thing I absolutely hate, and that is when people take editing of someone else's work into their own hands without the permission or advisory of the artist. I take such an action very personally and as an insult to my work.
I am sure many other artists, if not all feel the same way about people taking their creations and making them their own, removing the different pieces and details that embody the true artist's style. Each artist uses what they draw as self expression and to reveal their style to the world. To implement your own choices without talking to the creator is like kidnapping a child, and raising it without the input of the parent.
I make this post as a protest, and a request. I would like to ask all people to respect an artists artwork, because each piece is made with a part of the artist inside of it, and when you take that away, you are taking a part of the artist's soul.
At last, after weeks of work, school, rehearsals, and such, I have finished my Street Fighter Parosy for the collaboration. I think it looks pretty nice, and I am proud to have completed it. After a few times going over it, maybe adding some small tweaks, I will send it in, and try to cram so I can make ANOTHER animation before the deadline!
Well, if things go my way, things will be looking pretty bright for me. Good luck to evryone else who made a submission for the collab. Hope to see some great turnouts! :D
I have been working on a submission and it should be done before this week is over. If i can pull it off well, i plan to make two additional animations for the collab. The hardest part will be drawing the character models with a mouse. So much work, but so gratifying in the end. So far, so good.
Also, I will be buying Street Fighter IV. Gamertag: Slingshot24
Now, enjoy this sketch of Ryu!
Well, I've been working on just practicing fbf and video editing but nothing serious has come yet. also, my mic is broken and lost so my current project is on hold. I have some ideas but they come and go without me getting to write them down all the time. My time in school now goes to me making random drawings or minor animations for fun. I want to make something that i will work on non stop, but i just always get distracted and ignore it. frame by frame is tedious when you have to use a mouse :P. Anyway, Something will come, and it will be shown on Newgrounds first!
Now for the Epic part...
Well, i didnt find this video from Comic-Con until today, but i was happy to find it, reason being the question asked to rubberninja at 2:28.
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Yes, the strangest call... well it was mine! :D
I was amazed that it was the strangest call, i figured he'd gotten at least a few of them! :P
anyway, I was happy to see i was mentioned.
Til next time,
After Reading the post by Negative one explainging his problems with mainstream animation, i thought i would share my view on what i consider the decline of American Cartoons. I actually wrote this and posted it to a blog on 10/22/08, so now im posting a copy of it here for NG.
Something that has always plagued me was the desire for good cartoons. As a very young boy, I was in love with all things cartoony, and respected such titles as Tom & Jerry, The Flintstones, and even Rugrats as very well made and original.
As one looks to the past, back to when animation required much more work, and was even next to completely frame by frame(each frame was drawn in by the artists), one can see that the amount of effort put into it was much greater than that of today. If you compare a "classic" Cartoon Network show, from my youth, to a show from this era, you will find that the standards and requirements for a show have been reduced to those of less quality, and the cartoons themselves are even being replaced by those made in other countries, such as Japan.
I recall always wanting to watch DBZ or Pokemon more than what was made by the American Cartoonist, yet was not displeased when I was watching the American made shows. This opinion has however changed.
A cartoon is a medium to convey or portray a point or story to an audience, like any other art form. Some are for education, others for simple entertainment. I find myself having a better time watching something from the past generation that i may have seen many times before than many shows of this era, and not even for nostalgia. I would even watch the Powder Puff Girls over some of the bunk they play now, because it had enjoyable writing AS WELL AS very good animation and art.
There is a reason Tom & Jerry is played almost daily on cartoon network and that is because the quality is so high that even repeated episodes have the same flair as when they were new. Nowadays, a cartoon themed solely by its comedy quickly grows unwatchable as hearing the same joke over and over does not supply it with the same rush as before, killing its comedic value upon watching it even just once before.
In fact, that is what most shows nowadays try to depend upon- Their writing- expecting it to completely carry the whole show alone, with mediocre qualities in every other department.
I recall a moment as a young boy when i said to myself "Dexter's Lab is getting a little boring lately. I'm tired of seeing the same show over and over!"
I find myself thinking i was somewhat right, yet i found myself later regretting it and wishing it would be re-aired instead of the shows that followed its cancellation.
Nickelodeon has cancelled seemingly all cartoons but Spongebob, and airs a few episodes of Failr Odd Parents. In what appears to be an attempt to save the mainstream cartoons, the station holds a show called U-Pick where online votes pick a cartoon to be aired. There is also Nick Toon, the channel available for those with advanced television channels.
Apparently, Cartoon Network does recognize the need for nostalgia and offers the channel Boomerang, which airs classic shows.
That makes me wonder. What will become of American cartoons in the future?
Whenever I watch a cartoon, I make sure to evaluate it as if I were a judge. While I pay attention to what is going on in the plot, I am also evaluating the specific things the animators and artists put into each figure. I examine the smoothness of the animations. I mentally pick apart each character and item on screen that moves to see how they made it, and when it comes to the American Cartoon, i see most of the work went solely devoted to lip synching and audio, leaving much else to be desired.
Another thing to think about- Cartoon Network used to hold a voting show where the viewers would watch the pilot episode of a few shows and would phone in their choice for which was their favorite. This method brought out some interesting and original concepts such as "Codename: Kids Next Door". Now, the cartoons that make the cut are solely chosen by the network and are generally out of nowhere.
As one sided as this argument has been, I do want to point out that there are in fact some very good and original shows available that focus on writing, and Artwork on equal terms such as Chowder, but they are outnumbered by shows of lower quality.
As I am probably ranting a bit too much, I will leave you with this thought-
Weren't those good old cartoons you used to watch better than the shows of today?
Alright, so my submission didnt make the cut, so i decided to submit it by itself. Apparently, people find it amusing, and enjoyable.
Anyway, what I'm trying to say is check it out, write a review, give me tips, and so on.
also, snake on the loading screen has a few things to say, so give him a quick look at!