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Because today is a Monday and the First day of the month, I'll be copy and pasting 90% of the Journal I just made in DevaintArt.com. And this might apply for me this whole month. Though I hope not!
I am one of those people who makes a living by doing manual, outdoor jobs. Basically I want to text about something every artist can relate to. Thinking about creating new art, While actively performing your duties at your job.
In my case.
I work around several large parking lots. At a local Fair grounds event center. Almost everyday I have to be fully aware of every moving vehicle my eyes can see, I make small talk with hundreds of visitors each day about what's what. And the only comfortable thing about the my job is whatever I can fit into my sling-bag. (2-3 three books, 2 water bottles, my Moleskin book with pencils/eraser, and a tall candle for warmth.) Now. There have been some days of the month where I work 8 to10-hour-shifts a day. Which can feel like a full weekend when your out under the sun all day with no reliable shade around except a large straw hat on your head.
For five days I've kept on thinking to myself...
"I should be working on my Portfolio on DeviantArt.com."
"I must finish this Animation I'm doing for ZombieWolf.net."
"I need to put together a friend package for a Deviant named Timmy."
"I must finish the other art projects I had started too long ago!"
"I have my Moleskin booklet in my pocket, I Should be fucking drawing right now!"
And then when I did get some free time after coming home in the evening, I felt too Jaded to work on my "art homework's" And just played Fallout: New Vegas on Xbox 360.
I can't be the only artist who feels jaded after working a job all day. Sometimes we artists need to put are works of art on hold when real life calls with responsibilities.
Now that I got some free time this month, ( I think I do?) I plan on communicating more in artistic media sites to try and get back into things.
....Or I'll just play Fallout: New Vegas for another three hours.
Oh! I forgot to mention that I have become a Level 23 Animator. Which means that I get to have a Halberd as my level icon! Does that sound cool? I think that's cool.
Just now, I remembered that today is April Fools day. And I do not care. Besides Halloween, I'm not much into holidays. Not even my own birthday.
Anywho, I had just recently thought of something I should have expanded upon while I was an arts student in college.
When you take a class in cartoons, The professor will teach you about basic body shapes. A sexy woman's body has an hourglass shape, Because of boobies and ass cheeks. A fat mans body has a round-ball shape, Because of his big gut and pudgy limbs. And a bad-guy would have a solid square body shape. Because he is very intimidating.
Later on. When you take a life drawing class, The professor will teach you a lesson about using many different shapes to define how the human body is constructed. Cylinders are used for limbs. A coat-hanger is used as collar bones and neck. A food bowl is used to define the pelvis. And then you use normal circles to define the joints of the body.
NOW here is the point of it all. After you mastered how to use basic object shapes to create a base-line human body, You are supposed to create more smaller shapes that are in and around the big shapes that make up the human body! For Examples: When you create two cylinders for the left arm of a character, Your also supposed to add in small oval shapes to indicate where muscles would be. When you create the back side of a character, Your supposed to add in more lines to indicate where he/she/or it bends back there. And when you create the characters head as a circle with two lines (One vertical and one Horizontal) Your also supposed to add two ovals and a protrusion that represents two ears and a nose.
Later on, I will apply this drawing Idea to my future works. Gotta keep evolving to get better!
Same as last month, I am still working on Animating the first scene of the project given to me by ZombieWolf.net. And I am hounestly almost done with it.
Last week, I have figured out an important fact about animating a character while the camera is moving. Something I had learned after it was too late! When I first animated a character walking towards the camera, I had animated the background separete from the character. I made the background reduce in size over time to indicate the camera is moving away from what the viewer is seeing. And then I animated a character not only walking towards the camera, but also increase in size. becaouse everything grows and shinks as they move closer and away from view. It wosent until this time that I realized, I should have animated both characters and backgrounds on one layer. NOT on two layers!
It's now bad that the first scene in my next animation will look a little off. But it is good that I have learned how to animate a moving character while the camera is also moving. You animate the background WITH the character!
In other news, Not only did I become a level 22 Animator, But also I have asscented to the rank of Police Captain! I may not be appart of the Newgrounds millitary branch . . .Yet, But in the mean time I am one of the highest ranking civilians of Newgrounds. So having the tital of Captrain is still cool!
For the past month, I have been juggling my free time online between uploading images for DeviantArt and Working on an animation assignment for ZombieWolf.net.
In my last Newgrounds journal I had texted about working on a collaboration with Manx1. But before I could begin doing any work for Manx1, I was contacted twice by an online group called, ZombieWolf.net. So I ended up never starting doing any work for Manx1's ideas. So everything between me and him are just on hold. I have become an unpaid intern and have begun working on my first assignment given to me by ZombieWolf's Owner. The story-script and recorded-voice-acting was made by other members of the group. So the next animation I create will be owned by ZombieWolf.net and will more entertaining than anything I have done by myself. And I am planning on getting this all done before February ends.
In other news, I plan on voting in the Newgrounds portal every day until I reach level 22. which should be about 2 to 3 weeks from now. And as far as setting up my Profile's and online portfolios. I honestly have not done anything . . . Yet.
I feel good right now!
After about three months of animating (1 month of lollygagging, honestly) I had FINALLY uploaded that dancing crab cartoon before the year 2016 ends! And while I was uploading and putting in information about said cartoon, I had discovered this web-page called "Collabinate" here at Newgrounds. After four days of sending/receiving messages, I have found one other Newground-er, Who is named Manx1, who wants' me to collaborate with him on making a cartoon series! (Or at least one pilot episode.) He and I have never collaborated before, So we are both on the same level.
The first step I am going to make, Is creating a rough storyboard. It will be about the rough script and character ideas I got from one of his messages. And I will get it done by Friday the 6th! This is a deadline I have set up for myself because every project must have deadlines. Or else said project will never get done!
Overall, I am going to be busy this month with Newgrounds, DeviantArt, and updating my portfolios. As I set up some new portfolios, I can only hope that sooner or later, I will get into the animation industry. Someday.
So yesterday on the 30th of November, I totally forgot to post a Journal for my Newgrounds account. I had originally planned to upload these Journals on Wednesdays. But now I realize I should just upload a new Journal on the First of each month, regardless of what I'm doing on DeviantArt.
I have also been making good progress with this one animation I have been working off and on again during the fall seasons. There is only 4 weeks left in the year 2016. And I plan on using that time to submit a second animated movie here on Newgrounds. this will give me more confidence to work on more than two movies in 2017.
In other news, I have decided to use my Newgrounds account as a dumping ground for all the drawings I create that are too sexual for DeviantArt to accept. I am never allowed to show a woman getting fucked in the pussy by a penis on DeviantArt.com. However, That would totally be alright to show on Newgrounds.com. So long as it's not anyway related to pedophilia, That's wrong no matter what.
Another month has come and gone. And I'm still working on this one dancing animation from September. Apperantly I'm trying to make it look really good before finally uploading it. THAT'S WHY!
While I'm animating, I begin to think about what I should work on next? I have thought about Doing really short looping animations of my daily life. Like wiping down tables at my weekend job. OR switching out a ton of family photographs as I am scanning them all into degital space. OR maybe even just porno video of a big breasted female moving up and down while having sex! I don't know at this point. But I do know that I wont ever work on Animated pornography. Because I would end up working on something that's really good looking AND I would feel embarassed if somebody in my real life saw it. No thank you!
Oh. and I'v been busy with working on other visual projects for DevaintArt.com Espesially carving out this Giant pumpkin during Halloween weekend. You can see the result at DeviantArt.com. And Tumblr.com later on. Bassicly I have two words to discribe Tumblr. "Back up DeviantArt." Everything I do at DeviantArt on Friday, is then copied and pasted towards Tumblr on Tuesday the next week. I do this just so I can attract the most audiance from as much areas around the world wide web. Somewhat simple.
Overall, I'm just living life one season at a time. Like I always do.
Once agian, I have broken a promise to myself. Last month I said I would upload a new animation video by the end of september. And I did start off on an animated project that would show off a dancing giant Lobster man. No big story, No time consuming techniques, Just a simple animation that is fun to watch. But alas, I did not deliver on time. But then agian, Nobady asked for it. So why am I complaining abou it? What I can do now is to use this month of October to to make last months animation even better! Because I have more time now.
At the same time, I will need to re-animate my personal Swastika Logo to be only 3-to-5 seconds long. 11 seconds is WAY to long for any logo animation. I only made it so long just to show off how it was created in my mind. For the shorter version, I could show it crawing on screen like a spider. Or have it spin in place like a Frisbee. Or even fold out like a flower. Any of these short ideas will make it look more like somthing original and not somthing asociated with World War 2. ( If you know what I mean.)
So possibly I can make up for last months no-show with a double feature on Halloween night! Who knows?
For now on, Strarting from the autumn of 2016. I am going to create a once-a-month Journal on my Newgrounds account.
These journal entries will be similar to the ones I make at DeviantArt.com. The differance being that DeviantArt.com is something I participate in once every week. Everyweek I submit new images on Fridays. And on Mondays I upload new Journals for that website.
As for Newgrounds.com, Animations is a time-consuming processe that requres drawing a hell lot more than just working on one image. So once every month, I will upload one new animation to demonstrate my animation creating abilities. Prafurable at the end of each month. AND on the first wednessday of every month, I will upload a new entry that will be about whatever I feel like texting about.
Also, My Newgrounds journals will be different from my DeviantArt journals. Both in name and context.
And that's about it for now. Peace.
From uploading my chess-tank animation, I have now learned to use Youtube.com as a middle man to upload animations that are not of Flash file format. I know this makes two of my submissions not true newgrounds quality becouse they did not go through the Blam/Protect Pollicy. I do not know how to reconfigur a MOV. video file into a Flash. video file. So deal with it.
This Animation of a campfire scene was made with the Adobe After Effects CC Program. This was during a spring college class and I was learning to use the programs tools for the first time.
This also shows my new year's resolution. Upload new art images for My Deviantart account every friday no matter what. And then Upload an Animation project on Newgrounds at the end of every month, No matter what!
That is all for now.