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Essex bloke living in Notts trying to create arty stuff when he can. AKA the Gagaman.

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Posted by AnimatedAF - 3 weeks ago


The blue bird site is starting to smell a little musky, so I've set up a Mastodon account just in case things go to hell (or rather get deeper into hell than they already are). I'm on the Socel instance which is a currently pretty small one made for the animation scene. If anyone here would like to join this instance here's a link!


The whole instances thing is a little confusing at first but basically it doesn't really matter which one you join as they can all interact with each other. Not planning to leave Twitter just yet but we'll see how things shake out I guess.


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Posted by AnimatedAF - March 14th, 2022



Thank you for all the awesome feedback for my PNGTuber character so far! It has really spurred me on to create even more poses and expressions for him! In this video I show off a few I created between streams and work on two more as well as show the inspiration for one of the poses!


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Posted by AnimatedAF - March 10th, 2022



Yesterday I experimented with Veadotube Mini to create my very own PNGTuber! Check out the video about for my current progress!


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Posted by AnimatedAF - February 26th, 2022



I have been posting my stupid art on the internet for just over 20 years now, so here is a quick montage of most of those illustrations, animations, doodles and comics in just two minutes, featuring over 1400 images! Blink and you'll miss it! Cherry Terrier is here to present to you the best and easiest way to browse through all the artwork!


Thanks go out to Pcwzrd13 for hosting the Dreamcast browser friendly website!


I would love to see other artists here on YouTube have a crack at their own art datablasts featuring their history of work!


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Posted by AnimatedAF - February 15th, 2022



Here's some freelance animation that kept me busy for a chunk of last month just released!


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Posted by AnimatedAF - December 30th, 2021


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It’s that time of year again, time to look over the last twelve months of creative productivity! This year was a very on-and-off one, with many months of next to nothing and a few months where I was super busy with animation work! Read on for full details on each month (with links to things in bold)!


January:

Started the year mainly keeping myself busy with gaming livestreams on my Twitch channel. Near the end of the month me and the rest of the Lucky Hit crew made the tough decision to retire the YouTube channel so we could focus on our individual Twitch channels. We did come back to the channel for the odd podcast and salt or hype stream throughout the year, along with some backups of gaming streams from Twitch. Lucky Hit was a massive part of my life for the last nine years but we all agreed it was time to move on.

Art wise I was commissioned by PCwrzd to make a set of emotes for his Dreamcastic Channel (7 made in Jan, with an extra 8th in Feb), one of which can even be bought on a t-shirt! I also started on a Dreamcast related experiment...


February:

Most of this month was gobbled up by a fan translation project for the game Bokomu no Tatsujin on the Dreamcast that I on a whim made a start on despite no real knowledge of Japanese! I mostly used translation sites and software to roughly figure how the text then put my own spin on the games quirky script. 

The game also has a lot of big cartoon font work so I decided to re-do these hand drawn! The first (and so far only) release on the project came out in March. This release has pretty much all the in-game text translated, only thing missing is subtitles for the cut scenes which tbh is a task far too big for lil’ ol’ me. Check out his article I wrote on the Dreamcast Junkyard about the process and I also talked about it on a YouTube video in October!

There were also more gaming streams throughout this month, with help from my newly acquired OSSC and GDEMU!


March:

I really got trapped in an artist block for most of this year up to this point. So after another month of mostly streaming games I decided to finally do another art stream and out popped this quick art based on early Fantasy Zone concept art! Soon after I finally did a full-colour illustration of Drillbot ViVi’s little sister ReV, an emote for my Spelunky streams and a Phantasy Star Online commission for PCwzrd!


April:

Despite that rebound into making art in the last week of March I almost immediately fell into another art block for most of this month! I made birthday card art for CherryT, doodled a new OC and did more game streams. That’s about it! Wheels were turning at the end of the month for something BIG, however!


May:

So May and June were quite possibly two of the busiest months in my working life! To start with I worked on an animated project called ‘Annabelle’s Journey’, with characters based on a child’s drawings with a simple scribbly style on top of photos of note paper. While only one out of eight chapters are available to watch publicly, this was the longest piece of animation I have ever worked on, clocking in at 7 minutes and 20 seconds, with only one month to work on it!

To make matters worse at the very same time lockdown ended and I returned to my cinema job with half of our staff quit, meaning I had to somehow juggle the animation and lots of shifts! It was a rough time with very little sleep, but the animated short was really fun and one of my proudest projects!


June:

With the money from the Annabelle project I finally upgraded from my old Wacom Intuos 4 to a XP-Pen 15.6″ Pro....a tablet with a screen on it! I was expecting a steep learning curve but I was surprised how quickly I got used to it, which is just as well as another animation project with a short deadline landed on my lap: an intro to a online variety show called Not On Your Telly! This was a mix of doodly drawn bodies and photo based heads lip synced to lyrics. It’s only 28 seconds but I also had about a week to make it! 

I also made a new animation showreel, because...well *points at the above two months*


July:

Boy did I need a break from drawing after all that! So outside of a Worms commission for PCwzrd I did exactly that and just did game livestreams throughout July!


August:

This month was very, very busy at work so most of my spare time was spent resting off. I made time for a couple game livestreams including a seven hour one about SAGExpo 2021.


September:

A pretty active month when it comes to drawing...for myself for a change! This included five character pieces celebrating the release of the new Wario Ware, a fan art of Amy Rose (been yonks!) and an illustration of ViVi and Rev together. I also spent an absurd amount of time making this page of my website organized. I managed to hit 500 followers on Twitter, so I did an OC art raffle to celebrate! The winner was revealed in...


October:

The result of the Twitter OC art raffle was this illustration of Farnoggin’s character Drex Apex. This was livestreamed and it gave me the idea to do a sped-up timelapse of the whole process, something I haven’t done for years! This made me wanna start uploading semi-regular videos on my AnimatedAF YouTube channel again, using moments from my art livestreams as a basis.

I celebrated my 1 year anniversary on Twitch with a silly doodle, cut together videos about me talking about the times I did work for SEGA and the BBCand reuploaded some videos/streams from Lucky Hit that were not strictly gaming related. Speaking of Lucky Hit, more gaming streams were backed up there including this years Sonic Hacking Contest and 30 Years of Toejam and Earl.

Finally I did another commission for PCwzrd, this time for a parody trading card of Ryo Ha’nuk’i.

November:

A very quiet month for art, with only one fad-chasing illustration to speak of. I also did a bunch of doodling in the game ART SQOOL on stream which I then cut down into a let’s play for my Youtube channel.

December:

Literally the first day of December I came down with the you-know-what and was shut in for ten days. Once I started to recover from that I got back to work on more time-lapse videos of art streams from last year and a couple more reuploads from Lucky Hit, one of which I illustrated a new thumbnail for.

I also made birthday card art for my mum of her Wurlitzer jukebox and a new Christmas illustration featuring my OCs and an elf and toys. It hasn’t been released just yet as of writing but I also made an OC secret santa here on Newgrounds. Oh, and one of those Art vs Artist things if that counts for something.


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Posted by AnimatedAF - December 7th, 2021


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Been suffering an art block like something fierce alongside a bout of the you-know-what. I'll get back to actually creating stuff eventually.


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Posted by AnimatedAF - October 27th, 2021


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My YouTube channel until recently was mostly only used to stick showreels on but lately I've been trying to focus on semi-regular time-lapse and livestream VOD back ups on there, focusing on the animation/art stuff, including a couple highlights from streams where I talked about the Sega Forever Commission and the Embarrassing Bodies animation. I’m also reuploading some Travel Vlogs that are on Lucky Hit there as they weren’t really gaming related.


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If anyone has any suggestions for what else they'd like to see on the channel let me know! I’m thinking maybe some more edited scripted videos about animating/art down the road. Would be lovely to build up a bit of an audience there: 850+ subscribers to date!


Lucky Hit is still being used as the gaming side of what I put on YouTube, including Twitch VOD back ups, at least for now as there are 2.29k subscribers on there that I don’t wanna abandon and a lot of the livestream series I do started life on there.


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Posted by AnimatedAF - October 12th, 2021


Whoa! Thanks to everyone that has followed me here on Newgrounds so far!


Posted by AnimatedAF - September 28th, 2021


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Update: extended the deadline to midnight 6th October!


I have just achieved 500+ followers on Twitter! To celebrate I am holding a OC art raffle! Anyone that follows me on Twitter reply to this tweet with an image of your original character by October 1st for a chance to win a full colour waist-up illustration of your character! New followers are also allowed to enter!


I know 500 followers is probably a insignificant drop in the ocean for a lot of people but I've been on Twitter for about 11 years and slowly building up to this nice round number of legit great people feels like a proper accomplishment. Cheers guys!


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