I'm done writing. I'm done scripting. I'm done recording. And in the process? I've got material for three separate projects.
First of all, I'd like to make official mention - my next cartoon is a Castlevania parody. It's gonna be a short mockumentary on the life of Simon Belmont on his quest to defeat Dracula, and there's a neat twist that I'm not even gonna come CLOSE to hinting to. That's all you get. I believe it's gonna run at about 2 and a half minutes, so, we'll have to wait and see. It's gonna be my most intricate project, with me learning tricks for fluid animation [not to mention 'studying' much higher quality works - I can't tell you how many times I've watched each episode from DonkeysBazooka's series, Villainy], so it's.. gonna take a long time to animate.
Secondly, there was a scrapped idea that I just couldn't fit in to the main video, so there's going to be a small short derived from that. Imagine like this being released to DVD, with bonus features. This short's gonna be that bonus feature. Just something I couldn't fit in to the main story, but I really want to animate.
Thirdly, I admit, I am succumbing to another Game Grumps animation. Partially because it's from an episode of Jon's Castlevania 3 playthrough and goes with my Castlevania theme, and partially because it'll take just a couple days to animate [I already have the audio ready to go], and it's just a little idea I liked, and it made me laugh.However, I am hesitant to post it to Newgrounds. Far as I can tell, there's not a lot of love for the Grumps around here. I really do look up to them a lot, so I like to honor it with things like that, but.. I dunno. We'll see, I guess.
Anyways, lastly, I have my first commissioned piece, and I'll post it as I finish it up. It's for an online buddy who's working on a movie project, I believe for a theatre class or something, and he asked me to make a simple poster for it. It's a neat idea, so, I'm jumping on that pretty soon!
Things are still going slowly on any grounds, but as some big tests I've had coming in my classes are finally over, I have a little free time to devote to my art, and I'm gonna make sure I don't waste it.
I also promised a little bit of concept art my previous post, so - here's Simon Belmont. I was going to go with a similar character design to ketchup Pump, but ultimately decided I can do better. So, the left is the original, but the right is the more current version, though I have made a few small changes. I'll throw a current concept drawing up when I finish it on Photoshop!
Take care of yourselves, as always! I'll be around soon with new material!