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Hey NG and fans!
Long time no post XD. Really want to take the time and thank everyone who has followed me and continue to look for more updates as to how my animation is going. I'm going full steam ahead...seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Been a LONG 2 years and have learned a lot. After the animation is finished, I'm heading straight to my man Mattashi for possible audio work. Have an amazing voice actress as well, Anairis Quinones and Badkill, check em out her stuff. I update daily on Twitter and stream occasionally on Twitch. Here's to me releasing a trailer and the next episode to Nami!
Much love to the NG fam,
Long time no see fans. It's almost blasphemous having no posts for nearly two months, but I'm still alive! I've made a lot of progress since the 1st episode! Been learning a lot of new things lately, and been making software changes (using Krita and GIMP, slowly integrating over to OpenToonz). I posted a sheet below on where I'm at concerning everything visual-wise. Green = Done, Yellow = In Progress, Red = Not Even Close
The biggest change is me cutting the animation down from 60 scenes to 40 scenes, in order to post an animation up here quicker. I'm going to start posting finished GIFs up here soon, from episode 1 to the latest one I'm working on, within news posts and/or the art portal. Here's a snippet (1/4 of 1 scene) of what I've been working on :D
I've also recently joined Twitch in order to fill in for all of the time that I'm offline, so give "Crab TV" some love! I'm all setup on the Twitch side and been using it comfortably. My twitch audience have been experiencing some viewing difficulties, so I lowered the bitrate to 2300 in consideration for mobile users. I can't wait to collaborate again with musicians here on the site.
Thanks all and peace,
Hi fans and the whole NG bunch!
Going live soon at 10:45 AM EST! I've been postponing work on this episode, but now it's time to get back into high gear!!!
Hey NG fans!
The title is the description XD
Will be animating for several hours, probably til midnight who knows! Got a couple minutes then stop by ;)
Testing out Twitch! Animating for the masses oh yeah
Sup guys, CrabbWalker here with yet another entry!
I thought I'd post some of my updates to where I'm at with the 2nd episode. It's looking pretty good. As of now, I've reached scene 28, and all the scenes beforehand range between finished to still in an animatic state. I have about 60+ scenes altogether (ooh fun) so in order to not kill off what little presence I have, I'll post more speed paintings, practice animation GIFs, and try to stay updated here at least monthly. Thanks much guys, and again, if you haven't seen the first episode of Nami (NG) or here (YT), check it out! Peace and love NG.
Hey NG and fans!
Although I have been active on NG commenting on people's awesome work, I haven't been as active with updating you guys on anything, so um...here's a sneek peek from me to you guys XD
The 2nd episode of Nami has been quite a weary process, and underestimated how long it is going to take. Luckily, I do everything in moderation, so it is always progressing. I decided to dress up a keyframe and add some effects as to how this particular scene would be portrayed!
I've been collaborating locally in my town as well with authors, and got a couple new pics I'm going to post here shortly! Possibly a trailer animation for one of my clients as well :D
I tweet daily, so if you feel the need to stalk my every move, I won't stop ya XD
If you haven't seen the first episode of Nami, then hurry up and watch it lol. Got it posted here and on my YouTube channel.
Will try to update a little more regularly, thanks NG'ers!
Screenshot of the 2nd episode, and it's lookin' good. Can't wait to release a short teaser, got some cool VO's, better insight on my web series, and generally an amazing vibe with the level of talent I'm working with. Share this with everyone else, and if you want, support me through any of my social media links on the left! Also, watch the first episode there if you haven't already!
Secondly, I will be uploading some work I've created for a novelist and branch from this back breaking animation, so continue to look for more art updates!
I've been working pretty quickly, but I'm thinking that the 2nd episode will come out sometime next spring or summer.
Thanks Newgrounds, I will drop a teaser on YT and a GIF on here soon :D
A friend and I recently went to the OGDE (gaming dev expo) in Columbus and had a blast! I met A LOT of people and a lot of talent there. There was a good blend of 2D and 3D, software engineers to digital artists. One person in particular I connected with just had a wayyy too cool game. I urge you to check out Adventure Lamp.
Animation Update Episode 2:
Lots of things been happening in my life. I've got a few interviews lined up for a web designer position, so I'm crossing all fingers! I'm also finishing up a new website for dwilproductions.com, so stay tuned :D Now that school is done, I can jump on board full steam ahead with my project. That way, the progress bars won't look like this anymore:
The entire animation could extend out to easily be 6 minutes, which is why progress looks so stifled. The script and the storyboard are pretty synonymous since I've completely fleshed out the script from a descriptive standpoint, so drawing the rest of the storyboard is a piece of cake, since all of the designs for characters and backgrounds are complete...except a particular city I had in mind, called Medit. I have ideas, but I've been putting it off because architecture isn't my strongpoint. Maybe this could open up for some possible collab work? I would need a 3D low-poly view (perhaps greegle-like) of a city. I might implement my drawings on top of these structures via Deep Canvas. My friend might help me with this, but he's got interviews of his own, so I am extending this out to the public as a failsafe. It would be based off of Jerusalem topography with pre-modern Jerusalem architecture, with a mix of Gothic towers and Crockets. Possibly some archivolts as well. PM me if it just sounds interesting to work on lol. This might take a bit of setup, so it could potentially be paid work. Let me know what you think.
Thirdly, I have some art commissions I'm working on. I might be able to post some up once they are done :D
Tanks again Newground; some really awesome stuff been posting up on this site, and I frequent daily, so keep it up :)
So, it's been about a month without any updates to the art portal or my news feed, since my new schedule puts me at around 12-14 hours of work a day. 3.5 hours for programming, 6-7 hours for work, then I'm putting in 1- 3.5 hours a day into animation during the week. On the weekends, I'm catching up on my animation, working 3-5 hours (or at least try XD) on Saturday and Sunday, plus any updates I might have. Thought I'd share what I'm working on so far...
Right now, I'm learning how to access and set up projects through the terminal (command prompt) with Github, and the programming languages Ruby and Python. Their module for how Ruby works is a bit complicated, but nothing too fancy. Currently building a responsive website from scratch from what I'm learning in class. With gaining more knowledge on different languages, I hope to integrate this into structuring a better animation site for my web series.
In regards to my animation, I'm still going strong! Due to the pointers, praises, and criticisms I've read in the comments from Episode 1, I took a slight nose dive into altering my script. NOW, I think it feels solid in terms of progression, plot, and motives. I've also took the initiative and wrote the ending for my series as well (DUN DUN DUNN) In regards to originality, I just tried to keep calm and...let ideas just flow to my head lol. The amount of animation I have planned for this is quite huge, and even more challenging than what I've expected. I'm currently working on some challenging scenes that has stifled my progress, but that's good for me because that means I'm learning. I'm afraid the darn thing might take me a year to do...but I'd rather have quality over quantity ;) On a side note, my background work has improved dramatically, and the atmosphere I'm developing for Nami will be unique. I'm excited for what may come in the future! I'll keep everyone updated. See ya, Newgrounders, and don't forget to share my first episode with everyone, and if you want, support my patreon, even if it's just a dollar.