Today I’m trying out ToonBoom.. I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing. I’m desperately trying to find the equivalents to Flash tools and functions, but so far I’m just confused.
Anonymous asked: Any tips on how to develop your own style? People say to base it off of other styles that you like. I really like your style and Psychicpebbles' style, but I don't want it to seem like I'm just copying. It's driving me crazy, and it's preventing me from starting my animations.
It’s fine to take inspiration from people you admire, that’s just natural. Eventually in your inspiration you will find your own voice, but that will only happen by exploring. Whatever you make initially will strongly resemble stuff you like, so just start animating!
This animation is so action packed, love it!
arisu-tan asked: where are you from? sometimes you have a british-ish accent, sometimes american.
I get this a lot.. I was actually born in Australia. My parents are both from Dublin, so my accent has hints of that. I always got confused as an American even before I left Australia, I think it might have been the mix of Irish and Australian that did it?.. but I live in the US now so my accent has developed quite a few American mannerisms. Which makes it weird for me when I use words Americans generally wouldn’t and have to explain I’m not actually American. My accent can only be described as “international”.
I’m 16 seconds in (of 71) on this Pokemon cartoon I’m making. It is straight up the most fun I’ve had animating in a long while. I know there’s a load of them these days, but darn it if I’m not putting heart and soul into this one. I wouldn’t have made one if I didn’t think I had a funny idea. I hope it’ll give you guys a smile! No ETA.. It’s a big one. Don’t hold your breath. But know it’s my number one priority right now.
It’s voiced by Rice Pirate, Egoraptor and myself.
Anonymous asked: do you read comments and how do you deal with negative comments??
There was a time where I would honestly read nearly every comment on my submissions, but past a point you just get this large disconnect because the comments themselves achieve nothing on a personal level. While I do appreciate all the support, it takes only one very negative comment to put me in a shitty mood. I do have very thick skin, but it’s not worth the frustration. Nearly all my friends here in California are entertainers and content creators and I guarantee you not one of them isn’t irritated by negative sentiment. While I’m fine with constructive criticism, YouTube commenters very rarely go there and instead resort to insults, quoting, or comparisons. I will generally just load a new video and check the like/dislike bar, or reply to friends when I see they have left a comment via my YouTube feed. Beyond that, I’ve got better things to worry about.
marinks asked: Why'd ya name your cute cat "Orph"?
My wife Holly found him at barely a week old abandoned under a dumpster with his sister Pumpkin (Holly’s mother owns Pumpkin). She nursed them both back to health, so they’re really attached cats and never hurt anyone. He was named after Doctor Orpheus from Venture Brothers.. Obviously his sisters name is self explanatory.
Orph is best kitty.