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Travis Riley @LeTravino

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2014 - A Year of.. well, not much.

Posted by LeTravino - December 11th, 2014


It's uh.. it's been a year. A lot of personal problems involving finances, school and work. I won't go too crazy into it, but it's all almost over! The light at the end of the tunnel is close, and I'll hopefully be able to focus again!

It's not that I haven't been working on artwork or cartoons or anything. I've actually been tweaking my styles a bit, and I've been posting a few things here and there, but, honestly, I've just neglected to post them here. They kind of get ignored anywhere I put them, but it's all good. I do it for me!

I'll be mass-posting some artwork today and tomorrow. I think I have like 10 or 15 pieces to toss up here. A few cute pieces, a few detailed ones, and some sketches I really love and consider complete enough to post. 

It's been a rough year in a lot of ways, but way I see it, it can only get better!


As for cartoons, I still have a bunch in the works. Since releasing my MEGAMAN cartoon [teehee], I've started work on three more. I like to have multiple projects going because I can come back to each one with a fresh eye time after time, rather than getting bored of the jokes and learnign to hate my work. The process is longer, sure, but if things go well this winter break, I should be able to release all three with little issue. All three are video game related, and I have ideas for a fourth and fifth as well, but I won't start those until I get these current three out. I won't let them past the basic writing and storyboarding phases.

The first one I'll likely release is a Smash Bros cartoon with penis jokes. The only thing I haven't figured out for it is a title.

The second one is a Zelda one, one that I've written, rewritten, scrapped, wrote a third time, storyboarded twice and redesigned the characters and styles a few times, then finally came up with a moody, tween-heavy look rather than the traditional frame-by-frame I'm used to doing. We'll see how it turns out! I'd give the title out, but, it actually kind of ruins the mystique as to what the video's about, and I'd rather it be a surprise for now.

The third is a Pokemon one that I started well over a year ago and thought I lost the files for, but happened upon them in a weird corner of my External HD. The title of it is 'If Pokemon Were Real'. Doesn't quite give away the joke I have going on but the plot's definitely in there.

As for the two ideas I have written down, one's a weird Captain Planet one I randomly thought of just hours before writing this post, that I thought would be funny. The second is a second Zelda cartoon that's more whimsical and fun, but I can't seem to think of a good ending for it. Also.. Not too sure if I want to do another Zelda cartoon, without it being some form of sequel to the first one I'm doing. Totally separate idea, characters, everything.

I might also try to go through the old files of my old scrapped works to see if I can't make something of those as well. I dunno. There's a lot there, like a few Game Grumps and Stream Train Animeted Toons, an Animal Crossing one, and the old Castlevania cartoon that I still have yet to figure out, but it's the one I want to do the most.

Maybe when the time is right. I do want to make it more action-packed, so it'll require a lot of technical skill and even more practice.


Other endeavors!

I've been obsessed witht his documentary that popped up on my Netflix feed, called 'I Know That Voice'. It's about voice actors,a nd how tey got their starts, who their inspirations are, and how things work in the business. And, well, I fucking loved it.

So, I'm gonna try to put together a voice reel, and see if I can't find some projects to voice here on Newgrounds!

I really want to get back to working hard on this stuff. Battling anxieties, depression, financial problems, all really hindered me, and I got lost in video games for a while, like I tend to do when I'm down. But I'm finding how much happier drawing and creating makes me. It's a process I go through from time to time, every few years. I wind up having to take a break and rekindling that love of creation. I have some plans to do just that too, with maybe selling my artwork at a local, monthly art expo called Art Walk. I'll showcase some cartoons and have prints for sale or something, as well.


This was a long one. I know I've made and broken a lot of promises as a creator, but I'm doing my best to get back on track. I've been down, I've been broke, and I've been lazy because of it. But, better times are coming!

I'm gonna go upload some artwork now.

Later days, my friends. Thanks for sticking around!

Take care of yourselves, and each other. You never know how life's gonna flip on you.




Comments (1)

Welcome back ya hunk

I missed you bb <3

It's good to be back. I keep neglecting this place and I really shouldn't.