Hey guys. I just thought I would post a little update on this new project I am working on (and run my mouth a bit).
I guess the most important thing about it is the fact that there will be no sprites. No, I haven't quit spriting for good, but I could definitely use a break. I am really looking forward to using the Paint Brush tool again :D, and the satisfaction of creating something from nothing is absolutely unrivaled.
Animation has always been a great hobby for me, but nothing more. However, I do love to prove that I actually have some artistic ability, especially since I'm positive that the majority of people around here only credit me for making silly Mario parodies. It's a bit ironic, but I strongly believe that at least some my spriting prowess, if there is such a thing, derives from having an artistic eye. People frequently discredit spriting as a "no talent" business. Yet, while I certainly acknowledge that it is very easy, I know that a fair bit of skill is required to effectively manipulate the sprites. My first projects were all drawn, non-sprite movies, and I feel that they were a springboard to "mastering" sprite animation. Throughout my time here on NG, I have revisited drawn animation, and I view it as a means of fine tuning my skills in both departments, while reminding myself just how difficult it is to actually drawn and animate your own, original characters.
Anyway, back to the project! So I was chillin' back with a pen and a pad, and for some reason, I began to sketch out some turtles and turtle shells. Maybe I was subconsciously thinking about murdering some Koopas, but either way, the doodles actually came out pretty well. Quickly, I popped open Flash and transferred my drawings into the program with some vibrant-ass colors. And just like good ol' Joe Ska, I developed my doodles into an infantile flash video.
"Funky Turtles." They are muthafuckin' funkyass reptilian badasses with a knack for coppin' some sweetass pwin. I guess it's just gonna be a bunch of turtles messing around with the world in music video format. Expect headbobs and mustaches. I have a good feeling about it, and every time I work on it, I feel more committed to getting it done.
- Jeremy AKA "Bigfoot"