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I know my blog's been fairly dead for a little while, but I've got big plans for 2014, the first of which involves giving you a shiny new doodle every day of this shiny new year.
This first one's my personal depiction of tonight's impending return of Sherlock.
What're everyone else's New Year's resolutions, then?
Hello again, Newgrounds!
After posting up my unsubmitted entry into A Liar's Autobiography's Animate Chapman competition earlier this year (which has since garnered over 12,000 views, 4.25 stars and a Daily 5th Place, for which I thank you all), I went a bit quiet on the animation front...
Until now! I recently completed a (very) short piece for UK television channel E4's E Stings competition 2013, in which they invite creators to submit their own E4-branded ten second stings, after which a selection of the best ones are played out regularly on air.
Since ten seconds seemed a touch too short for inclusion on Newgrounds (though correct me if I'm wrong, folks), I thought I would at the very least post up a GIF-based breakdown of my animation process on the art portal, to give y'all a taster of it here.
The full ten second animation can then be found below, via my YouTube channel. Let me know what you think, help spread the word about the competition, and go ahead and follow me here or subscribe there for some longer-form things in the future (hopefully).
What are you you waiting for? Society6 are offering free shipping worldwide today, so get on over to my shop for T-shirts, hoodies, phone cases, iPad cases, art prints, tote bags and more! I promise they're totally worth it.
In the spirit of Follow Friday, I'll be tweeting mini doodles to anyone and everyone who follows my Twitter feed @mushonastick over the course of today, as well as quite possibly following you back (if you're cool enough).
At long last, here's my Flash animated competition entry for Animate Chapman which was unfortunately never submitted due to exporting issues at the time. Now, thanks to a full day of troubleshooting and Newgrounds' recent SWF to video converter Swivel, it's finally online!
What time is it? That's right, it's shameless plug time! Just a little shout out to let y'all know that as well as taking an arty dump both here and on Tumblr, I'm also all over those Facebook and Twitter things like a rash.
You can like the former at facebook.com/mushonastick.com, and follow the latter at twitter.com/mushonastick, for more frequent updates, stuff I like from around the web and little sneaky peeks at various works in progress. T'would be very super awesome if you went and checked those out.
New Year was near but now it's here, you hear? So, over the past few months I've been making my transition from hobbyist to actual genuine freelance artist and designer - the first fruits of which I'll hopefully be able to post up soon. In the mean time however, here's me first update of 2013...
Firstly, I've been busy producing logos, letterheads, Facebook and Twitter page designs, T-shirt graphics and business cards for various clients, with more in the pipeline; so if you want something doing, get in touch!
On the downside, I've also been working on-and-off on an animation for the Animate Chapman competition from the recent film, A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman. I know - where's the downer there, right?
Well, the combination of my crappy little laptop and Adobe Flash's less than adequate exporting capabilities meant that I couldn't successfully submit it via YouTube. Still, I got a lovely lot of animation experience under my belt, and I'm sure it'll turn up in a showreel of some kind one day.
What's in store for 2013, then? Besides more freelance jobs, a very silly new illustration of mine is getting printed in the upcoming debut issue of FORGE art magazine sometime soon, and I'll hopefully be releasing a few more products on Redbubble and Society6, as well as a new animation or two later in the year. Plus there's also some illustrations from an as yet unpublished children's book on their way.
Finally, if you're one of those crazy people who enjoys my nonsense, go ahead and like me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter for more regular updates on my work. In fact, make that your New Year's resolution, yeah?
Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat, please put a penny in the young artist's hat... and get some stuff, too!
Visit my Society6 store and receive a $5 discount (that's just over £3) on each of my products (and that's not $5 overall, but $5 per product) any time between now and Sunday 11th November.
There's still my five old Threadless submissions up there in many forms, plus those new Doctor Who and Judge Dredd inspired art prints - get 'em here while they're still hot.
Getting your Christmas shopping in early? Or just fancy splashing out on yourself? Either way, you can once again get free shipping worldwide on all my products over at Society6 - T-shirts, tote bags and even the new iPhone 5 cases - from now through Sunday 14th October. Just click right here.
Good news, everyone! For a limited time only, you can get free shipping worldwide on all my products over at Society6 from now through 16th September. There are art prints, iPhone cases, T-shirts and heaps more - get your orders in quick by clicking right here any time before Sunday.