- Age / Gender:
- 23, Male
- Riverside, CA
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The name's Travino. I'm a newbie animator/voice actor, and I love me some gaming.
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Level 5 Animator
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Hello, Newgrounds! It's been a while!
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME BIG NEWS? READY FOR A CARTOON RELEASE AND NOT ANOTHER CONVOLUTED BLOG POST ABOUT HOW I'VE BEEN IN A CREATIVE SLUMP?
Well, TOO BAD.
While my creative slump has all but passed, this post doesn't see a new cartoon release date or information yet. But, I do have some personal news I'd like to share.
First things first, I got engaged! I asked my lovely girlfriend of 7 years to marry me at Disneyland a couple days before Christmas. It's something I've been planning for a while - until I found her ring and she suggested going to Disneyland out of the blue within the span of a week. It all worked out great, and, on top of everything else, I'm planning a wedding with her now! I'm beyond stoked - I couldn't have found a better partner.
Second, I finally finished working on my personal website. Well.. technically, it's a Wordpress account, but it looks more professional than anything I've done so far. I'm gonna be posting art there as well, to sort of use as a portfolio for my digital work. I'm still experimenting with a few things [like trying to put video thumbnails on the sidebar rather than archive links], but if you'd like, feel free to check it out HERE!
Third, I've been experimenting with Vine. I recently stumbled upon a little community called WeDraw. The premise is, every Sunday, they put up a theme in the form of a hashtag, and if you draw or animate something related to the theme, and tag both WeDraw's channel and the hashtag for the theme and they enjoy it, they revine it. I submitted my first drawing [which I'll post here just after I finish typing this], under the theme 'Monsters With Phobias', and they revined it, which caused my phone to damn near explode from the number of notifications I was getting. It's decent exposure, really.
Fourth, I've been working in my sketchbook more lately, just trying to sharpen my skills. Partially because it's easier to take a sketchpad on a bus to work, but mostly because I went a long period without my laptop. I had to send it in to get some repairs done before my warranty expired, and it was on the verge of dying. But, now, it's back!
Fifth, and the news that you'd actually care about. Of course, I have projects in the works, and of course, I'm not saying what, nor when, because.. hey. This is a labor of love. I can only do it during free time, and I still have to go to school and work to pay the bills. I'm working on an unofficial video for a Starbomb song, and a few other little toons I'm toying around with. I've finally realized that a monthly, even bi-monthly, release schedule is nigh impossible for me to abide by, so I'm knocking it off, and WOW IT FEELS GOOD. I'll worry about deadlines when my bills are paid and can be paid by my making cartoons and artwork.
So, there's that! I'm gonna post a few drawings here, then pretty much disappear into the abyss for a while again. As always, take care of yourselves, and I'll see you all soon!
**EDIT** ...OKAY, FINE, I am working on a short. Just a short short, not a big short. Screencap below - BET YA CAN'T GUESS WHO IT'S ABOUT
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