In case you missed em, I made 2 animations last December. Go watch them. Or not.
> Snow Go
I've been using Flash for about 4 years now (oh god) and I can, without a doubt, say that I have improved over the years as an animator and as an artist. It was only about a year and a half ago that I got my first tablet and I wish I could have bought one sooner. But I can definitely say that "I do not hate my drawings" anymore.
2013 was a good year for me because I've managed to more than double the animations I make (including the ones not on Newgrounds). I've met new people and made new friends. I got more subscribers on Youtube and more followers on every other social media site and so much more. I also have gotten more awards here on NG; I got my first Weekly Awards and first Daily Features in 2013 and I am quite proud of myself for managing to get those awards I guess.
(This is gonna sound very pretentious) 2013 for NG for me was kind of a quiet year. I mean not much really happened. I've been using NG for roughly 6 years ( almost 3 years on this account and 3 years on another one which I've long forgotten the username and password for ). I mean yeah, a LOT of people still come here but in comparison to what I've experienced over the past years, it almost feels like visiting a ghost town or something. I don't really know, that's just how I feel.
I've heard people complain about how NG is progressively becoming "worse", which I think is completely false. I still think this site's content is pretty much the same with how it used to be, if not better. The internet evolves so quickly. What before was considered good might be mediocre compared to what we have today. Artists also "evolve" quickly and can kind of "adapt" easily. As stuff gets easier and easier to make and computer softwares get more powerful, the production quality of content on the internet began getting higher and higher. And from that, new legends are born. These people become sort of "celebrities" almost here on NG. They make these popular stuff and it kind of hides all the bad stuff out here and it kind of gives the impression that "oh, this is the kind of stuff I can watch on NG" or "man, this guy makes really good stuff, I'm gonna try to be like him", but as soon as they leave, there will be nothing to shadow the not-so-good stuff here. But I'm not saying that most of the content here is bad, I see good stuff here most often (well, not the "under judgement" section). I'm saying that there's nothing to look forward to anymore; There's no one to look up to now on NG. I think there still are fairly popular people here on NG like Harry Partridge and Yotam Perel and guys like them who are still kind of active, but I think a new generation of artists should emerge. Anyway, that was sort of a rant and it was just my opinion and how I feel about all this... So.. yeah, I would like to see NG have a big comeback this year. NG has been a big part of my life as an artist and perhaps to many other people as well; I don't want to see it just die out.
Okay, back to me; I want to make more stuff this year hopefully more than what I made last year. I also have had so much "identity crisis" on my art style but I think I've settled now. I also do the occassional comic-book style so I'll be making stuff like those too. This year I pretty much want to do voice acting. The problem is I haven't a decent microphone and I have this kind of speech impediment where I just screw up what I say, so hopefully I can get that fixed. I really want to voice act because none of the stuff that I made EVER had voices in it ( except some animated podcasts that I made ). And it's a lot harder without voices for me because then I have to give emphasis to the sound effects to make up for the lacking dialogue. I would also like to try out making funny stuff WITH dialogues I think that's my next logical step to this whole animation career thing. I mean I'm only 18, and I've been making actual cartoons for only 2 years so far. I have a pretty long way to go.
TLDR: I like my drawings.
2013 was good and bad but mostly good.
I'll make more stuff this year.
and yo mama is so fat... nevermind.
So yeah, just thought I'd spill that out.I don't care if you don't care, shut up. I think I've made a whole lot of typos but whatever. So Happy New Year and bla bla bla here's a drawing I made with a mouse:
I really like this new text editor.