Technically the anniversary was yesterday, but whatever. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!
Hey everyone! I'm Mayhem,( also go by shoe) the newest co-founder for the group and I'm happy to be here
Summer is coming to a close soon, and I'm pretty sure school has started for alot of you guys. And with school comes homework, and with homework comes productivity, and with productivity comes energy and with that comes less energy you could be using to MAKE MOVING IMAGES!
So combat this problem, I thought I'd post some Animation resources to help you all out with your animation process and to make it less daunting.
If you are a fledgling animator who is really looking to start somewhere, but don't have many resources to do so, look no further. Like Deviantart, Newgrounds is a breeding ground for creativity and collaboration. Before Youtube was around, Newgrounds was where up-and commers as well as seasoned professional artists got to show their work for a like-minded community. Newgrounds isn't just for flash animators either. Digital artists, Sound artists, Musicians, Game designers, Voice actors, are a very big part of the Newgrounds community. Notable members such as Egoraptor, psychicpebbles, OneyNG, Harry Partriage, Eddsworld, iwillpress( Foamy the squirrel fame), Kirbopher (T.O.M.E fame), all made a name for themselves in the early years of NG. Tom Fulp founder of Newgrounds and notable game company; the Behemoth, created Newgrounds back in 1995 and since then has been a continuing source of inspiration, collaboration, and artistic exploration. It's literally Everything by Everyone.
Newgrounds also has a resource page for animators and artists, which goes into more detail about how to publish your videos or games, what software is on the market, and includes references to various artist guides. (www.newgrounds.com/wiki/creato…)
2) AlbinoBlacksheep Like Newgrounds, ABS was around before the days of YouTube. Founded in 1996 ABS had a big impact on early internet culture. (One of the first sites I used to frequent) It was and still is a great community for online artists. Some of their notable members include veteran animator R.Wappin , veteran Andrew Kepple (Spy and pyro fame), Lazymuffin, Neil Cicierega(Potter puppet Pals fame/Lemon Demon),Altf4 (Ultimate Showdown fame) Zeurel ( That one bulging eye cartoon you saw yesterday)
ABS hosts a flash tournament every year since 2007 for animators to test their skills called the Tournament of Flash Artists or T.O.F.A for short.
3) Youtube..yeah..obvious one. (thebest404pageever.com/swf/tim…)
psychicpebbles made a playlist of some Flash tutorials that really helped me in the past. Hopefully they can do the same for you all
If you all have any more animation resource websites you'd like to share, feel free to comment