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Posted by AnimatedAF - December 29th, 2020


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2020 was utter hot stinking garbage for everyone, but on the bright side for me all that lockdown time led to this becoming one of my most productive years for art, animation and livestreams in ages! I also got featured on the front page of Newgrounds 7 times!! Let’s deep dive into what I got up to this year! (All the bold text will link you to what I’m talking about)


January

I was pretty lax in the art department for the last few months of 2019 so late into Jan I focused on getting back into the swing of things with pretty simple illustrations of my OCs ViVi and BomOink and some pretty speedy game fan arts. I also did two livestreams on Lucky Hit.


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It’s always nice when a fan art is seen and loved by the characters creators!


February

To keep my arty farty juices flowing I had a go at a couple of re-draws of old art which came out rather nice! I managed to keep the momentum going with fan art of Marza’s ghostly mascots which did rather well on Twitter when they shared it! I did CherryT a Valentines card and this toonme thing, but no livestreams this month.


March

My illustrating ramped up as soon as the UK lockdown hit including a re-draw of art from my childhood, a Twinbee fan art that was shared by the creator of the characters, some 80′s yogurt nostalgia and a DTIYS reminding everyone to Wash their drills hands! I also did 4 livestreams on Lucky Hit.


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Lucky Hit was the most active it has EVER been this year!


April

With lockdown in full force we decided to finally do Lucky Hit Podcasts via discord which was such a fun way to keep in contact with each other we did one almost every week of the rest of the year! I also started some new livestream shows on there including eShop Car Booty and Spelunky: To Hell with it!

Artwork slowed down a bit, mainly joining in on the #SixFanArts trend with two sets of charactersbirthday card for CherryTquick vector job for Dreamcastic channel and I started working on a Spelunky sprite of myself for the livestreams.


May

Another slew of illustrations this month including one for Mermay, another childhood redraw, taking part is a very popular DTIYS, and the first of many touch ups of older art. May was also our busiest month on Lucky Hit ever with new shows like Make It Double


June

June kicked off with two illustration commissions in a row, followed by ViVi for an art style challenge, some more fan art and a couple more touch ups of old art. There was also plenty more livestreams and podcasts.


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I think it was this tweet that caught the attention of a certain community manager!


July

This month was mostly spent on two animation projects: one freelance for a client and the other a shot for Frontier Psychiatrist Reanimated! Outside of yet more livestreams and podcasts, I also got an email about what would become my biggest illustration commission ever...


August

...a massive 11-character group pic for SEGA Forever! This was what I was working on most of this month, along with finishing off the animations I started in July. I returned to work after the lockdown but also continued with weekly podcasts and livestreams including a new series focused on Amiga games. 


September

Mostly spent still beavering away on the SEGA illustration between work. I also put out a re-draw of some art from my teen years and kept the livestream train chugging along including one for the Sonic Fan Game Expo.


October

I re-designed my logo from what was always just a head and hands to a full bodied character called Gaga Kun followed by a short animated loop of him for the credits sequence of FP reanimated, which was steamed on my newly opened Twitch channel!


November

I finally finished a ViVi in another art style piece, did two more commissions and started another freelance animation. Frontier Psychiatrist Reanimated launched on my Birthday! Oh and Mr.Chips.


December

Non stop month! The first half of this month was spent finishing off a Christmas animation for a client, followed by Birthday art for my friend Murry Curry, an OC Illustration for a Newgrounds Secret Santa and a ViVi Christmas artwork. I also hit affiliate on Twitch, did a Lucky Hit podcast that aired on Radio Sega and the Sega Forever commission finally released! A redraw of some Puyo Tetris art also did super well on Twitter!


Previous years: 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016


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Posted by AnimatedAF - December 25th, 2020


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Truly honoured to have been commissioned by SEGA Forever on this massive artwork fulla childhood favourites in celebration of the Mega Drive/Genesis collection in the Steam Winter sale! Check out the full image on SegaForever's Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! If you can like and share these posts about that would be greatly appreciated!


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Posted by AnimatedAF - November 30th, 2020



Frontier Psychiatrist Reanimated is live for all to see! I'm super proud to be part of this (criminally) insane project! It was the first I've ever taken part in but was so super well organised by Hrabbit and is literally bursting with incredible animators! Congrats to everyone who took part and to everyone about to watch it....enjoy!


UPDATE: Is now live on Newgrounds!


A making of of my shot is here:


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Posted by AnimatedAF - October 20th, 2020


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I just set up a Twitch channel! I will be using this to stream myself animating, drawing and playing video games on a semi regular basis so if you wanna see that please consider giving me a follow there!


Currently I'm in the process of animating Gaga Kun doing a wee dance or something for a reanimated project!


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Posted by AnimatedAF - September 30th, 2020



Here’s my contribution to the Frontier Psychiatrist Reanimated, which is coming soon! This was a lot of fun and I couldn’t resist the cameo of Tangy Mustard by Aaron Long!

Some concept art of the character:


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Posted by AnimatedAF - August 3rd, 2020


Thanks for checking out my stuff! Sorry I've been a bit quiet the last month, I have been super busy with some animation work including a scene for the first reanimated I've ever taken part of! Look forward to that in the near future!


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Posted by AnimatedAF - December 26th, 2019



So here’s a video I started making in early 2018 (filmed during the beat of the east) but never got around to finishing until now. It’s two years late but I’m still pretty pleased with how this came out. There’s even a tiny bit of stop-mo cut out animation in there!


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Posted by AnimatedAF - October 13th, 2019


Tomorrow from 6pm GMT we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Sega Dreamcast's launch on our little island with many hours of live 128-bit gaming! 



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Posted by AnimatedAF - October 3rd, 2019



Tonight from 6PM (UK time)! I will be playing games from this years Sonic Amateur Games Expo live! There’s a lot of original indie games this year as well as fan games for Megaman, Kirby and even Rodea the Sky Solider! Of course there are plenty of Sonic fan games too of the 2D and 3D variety!


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Posted by AnimatedAF - September 2nd, 2019


It's been a couple months but I'm finally getting back into the swing of livestreaming, starting tonight with a marathon of random Sega Mega Drive/Genesis games! Will start at 7PM UK Time! Join us, won't you?



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