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I am a novice animator who wants to work for a Professional animation company in the future. Through out my life, I have created many forms of Multi-media works of art. Traditional pencils, Digital images, and 2D/3D animations.

Joseph Calabrese @JoeSketchConcepts-NG

29, Male

two part-time Jobs

orange coast college


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Posted by JoeSketchConcepts-NG - January 11th, 2019

Another year is ahead of us all. ...And this year will be different.


First off. I want to say what I think what the true meaning of New Years is.

For All Hallows Eve, It's about embracing the uncanny.

For Christmas, Its about good will towards other peoples.

For new Years, it's about beginning again. When you miss doing something on a specific time and date, That's it. Time moves in one constant direction and there's no turning back at all. Most of the time you can only be new once. However on New years Eve and new years day, As we switch out calendars, You get that feeling of being new again. As if all the possibilities you've missed out on one year ago can be obtainable again this year. Did your birthday party suck? Do it better this year. Are you too old for Trick R' Treating? Go join an awesome Halloween party this year. Did you get crappy gifts on Christmas morning? Then do better this year. Everybody would like a second chance. New years is that second chance. Begin Again.


The biggest task I have to confront this year is moving out. My family (Me, my brother and both parents.) Are planing to move out of California and into the Los Vegas area. My parents looking for a better and more affordable place to live. My older brother moving out doing his own thing. Which leaves me to figure out and find a supportive job. And I do not know if I will find a suitable job in California or Nevada. I would prefer to live in California. Close around the Los Angeles area because that's where most of the artistic careers are located at. But if something good pops up in Nevada, Then I guess I'll be moving out and about with my family. But not back in with my parents.


In real life. I have spent most of autumn 2018 and winter season working under my truck. (1994 Ford Ranger XLT super cab.) doing everything I can to make sure it won't break down on me when I travel around town. All this Automobile work and talk has made me into a Novice mechanic. I am not a professional, But at least I know most of the basics.


From my last journal entry I have completed most of my To-do list of summer 2018. All except One gift art for a specific Crab person. (God I hate Procrastination.) Because I got carried away with the Holiday drawing challenges. To which turned out pretty good. Keeps me Consistent.


Lastly, While this New year progresses I will be working on a somewhat planed self-education path to better myself as an artist. I will be looking into Drawabox.com for advice. And re-doing the same exercises I learned in college. More or less depending on real life events.


That is all for this moment. The first week of the year. All I can do is Stop procrastinating and get something done everyday. No matter if it is a big task or small task, Just do it already!



Posted by JoeSketchConcepts-NG - May 2nd, 2018

So last month I said that I would pay $25.00 dollars for a full year Newgrounds supporter membership, If My walking kid animation passes judment. It did pass judment. And I did not pay for membership. I just did not feel like doing so. Half of the content offerd to supporters just don't appeal to me.

I still want to get my next animation to look just as good as my last uploaded animation. So I'll wait another month before uploading it. Going back into the collaborator to ask around for a voice actor. And just seeing what kind of help I can get. However I do have some good news! I'm half way done with said project!

Also. I've noticed that Newgrounds.com has changed the look and feel of the whole website. Allowing normal users to further customize their profile pages. I like this a lot! And thus I will work on creating a better web banner for this website and others.


Posted by JoeSketchConcepts-NG - April 2nd, 2018

Not much to say about last month. Becuase nothing realy has changed since last month. But this month however, I plan on doing more. I have started working on this simple animation project. And I'm getting help from the colaborators section of Newgrounds. Not since last year have I tried this. And I ended up becoming a member of ZombieWolf.Net. (Honestly. Nothing much has been going on in that website.)

Also, I have dicided to upload an animation I had been working on since last year. I've only compleated the first scene. So that's all I can upload to show. And if this animation passes judment here the Newgrounds Portal, I will pay $25.00 dollars to become a supporter for one year. Just to get me into Newgrounds.com again.


Posted by JoeSketchConcepts-NG - March 2nd, 2018

Nothing to report. I was working on the Keyframes of my next animated short on Moho Pro, But then got distracted by something I'm doing at Patreon and working long shifts at my day job. ...Story of my Life.

Also, You know about that feeling you get when its the begining of the year and you plan on doing great new goals? I realize that feeling had started to die down on me after my Birthday in February. Like as if this year will be no different than last year.

I don't know what will happen at the end of March, But all I can do is keep on moving forward.

Posted by JoeSketchConcepts-NG - February 2nd, 2018

This year has been a slow start. But as of this date, I have recived in the mail a new Animation program! Simply titled: MOHO Pro 12. Last month I said I would look around for different animation programs to get into. And obviusly I did not do that. I looked around a few times. And when I realized that Smith Micro was doing a %50 off sail on MOHO, (Which is basically Anime Studio renamed.) I just said to myself, "What the hell? I'll go for it!"

Normally I'm very frugal about what to purchase online. But There just so many pros for me to get MOHO pro 12 right now. No pun intended. So with a new animation program to tinker around with, I'll be more motivated to get somthing done this month.

Sheesh. These Journals are mostly about recording myself, rather than letting others know what I'm doing. Whatever. Life goes on.

Posted by JoeSketchConcepts-NG - January 2nd, 2018

So something very retarded happened last month. My one and only 2D animation program (Adobe Flash Professional: Creative Suit 5.5 student edition.) has stopped functioning properly with my desktop drawing tablet! Long story short, I think it has something to do with my Laptop losing power from a drained battery while doing an operating system upgrade. ...I just forgot to plug in the power cable while I was in the shower.

Also, I have not done a damn thing for my account here on Newgrounds in 2017! At the beginning of the year after completing the dancing Canadian crab. I thought that I would definitely come up with another cool animation project to upload. However. After months of inactivity, Doing real life responsibilities, and constantly starting and not finishing any projects for ZombieWolf.net. ...2017 was completely a lost year for me.

So now I'll be looking around and researching another animation program. I could just download a free animation program from an open source website. But experience taught me that such free things would lead me towards spam emails and computer viruses. SO I want to play safe and just spend money on compact disk that won't do any digital harm.
get back to digital animating!

Hopefully I'll find a program that is universal and worth my money. Not to expensive, and not to ineffective, Just right.


Posted by JoeSketchConcepts-NG - December 2nd, 2017

Welp, This is the last month of the year. And unlike last year, I do not have any new Animation to upload on Newgrounds. As a matter of fact. The thought process I've been working with has been about groups. The one project I was assigned to by ZombieWolf about 11 months ago has been an off and on deal all year. Some times I would make a lot of progess, And other times I just stoped working on it to do DeviantArt stuff. And I actually got a bunch of cool stuff done on DA this year! New Watchers, Better images made, And I got a reward or two even! 

But Enough about DA, I had atually been working on my personal Animated project.(I had to look at my own past journals to make sure I am not repeating myself.) It might be wierd to upload a Halloween themed cartoon outside of the season, But SO what!? I'll make sure it still looks good!


Posted by JoeSketchConcepts-NG - November 2nd, 2017

Damn... I have been so non-ative on Newgrounds, That I don't care if my Monthly journal is one day late. I'ts not like anything else matters.

And once again, I made a promis last month about compleating an animation project. Thinking that it would only take one month to do a simple 30 second dancing loop. But instead, I got cought up with so many other things in life. Going to work at two jobs, Doing errands round town, Doing chores around the house, Helping family members, And most of my artistic time got spent on making images for DevaintArt. Not to mention Getting ready for All-Hallows-Eve.

Somewhere in the middle of the month, I did begin to animate the key frames of my next animated project. But then got distracted with DevinantArt art trades. SO... While I was at my job as usaul, I got an idea. Just animate with traditional media! Instead of sitting at a computer and getting distracted by the internet, I could do all the key frames on paper in real life. That's how I get most of my art dutied done for DA.

I gues this year will ge just like last year. working on one animation project that will be uploaded before the year ends. Who knows what will happen.




Posted by JoeSketchConcepts-NG - October 2nd, 2017

Another Month rolled by this year, And nothing happens.

My life has been ocupied with four subjects. Working 2 part-time Jobs, Creating hand drawin images for DeviantArt.com, Doing arrends and chores in real life, And a quarter of the time is spent on lesiurly activities. Doing art for DeviantArt has taken time out of Animation for Newgrounds and ZombieWolf, The Media group I am a part of. ...I want to change that.

I have dicided to begin working on a One minute halloween animation. I won't say what its about...yet. But I will upload it on The day of halloween! The idea is to make this a "Make or break" project. I can eaither really consintrate on making this project look good within a month, OR break it. Just like all the other art projects I had planed but never got made ideas. Also, This Small project will be separet from ZombieWolf. And all on my own. Just like the dancing Crab last year.


Posted by JoeSketchConcepts-NG - September 3rd, 2017

SO last month and this month, I forgot to upload my monthly journal on the first. ...Whatever. Not like I got anything to loss.

Anyway, A while I was animating ealier this week, A thought had accoured to me. "To bring life into animation, You must sacrafice some of your own life. As well."

As we all know, It takes a lot of time and effort and team work to create the best motion pictures ever seen. Only rarly can one person create greate animation by themselves. But the focus here is time and effort. For every second added to an animation, The animator has to sacrafice a lot more time of his/her life into adding that extra second. And as far as how good that extra second looks, The Animator will sacrafice more time of his/her life to make that extra second worth it. Somebody had to do so much mental and physical work into Every line, Every shade, Every color, ...And just about everything else you can think of. To present another reallity on the other side of the screen you are looking at. HECK! You could say that an animators work is similar to child birth! Both artist and mother spend much time and suffering to bring life into this reality we are living in today.

OR maybe I am overexagerating this Journal. You dicide if this is smart or dumb.