I finished a cartoon recently it's on youtube but I've decided to put it here on Newgrounds. This flash is too big to submit in one file. So I chopped it into 3 parts. I realized it needs to be viewed as a whole or I need to make each part better and longer. So technically I'm working on 3 flash animations right now.
I've poured over 200 hours into this thing and probably will pour another 100 over the next few weeks. I'm not sure whether to release them one per week or one per day in a 3 day period.
One thing I learned is if you really want to improve your drawing or painting skills in general, spend over 6 months on one project. Just from making over a dozen detailed backgrounds in photoshop it's sharpened up my painting skills. Frame by frame animation is where it's at. Having to draw something just from your head and making it move in 3 dimensions will test your knowledge and skill. Putting the animation and backgrounds together and making sure they match up in shading and lighting, it's like making thousands of paintings.
I do believe animation is and has been the next step in art. Music, drawing, painting, story telling, and film. It has it all. Entertainment is art too.
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