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Many people asked me since when I began animating, the reply is since 2009 :D ! (September 4th to be exact)

Let’s talk a little about me because many of you ask why I love to animate =)

So … I always wanted to animate, since I was a kid I often wandered why my drawings couldn’t move like the cartoons, video games or movies I saw on TV, bringing me to this awesome world =)

I Always dreamt about seeing my drawings alive, I thought it was …. magical !

So I did some flip-books with what I found around me (paper, books …) but only with balls bouncing … not that much and I observed the nature, it inspired me a lot ! Leafs falling from the trees, snow falling from the sky, rivers, clouds, I began to understand things this way and then watching cartoons helped me as well !

I never could animate on a program because no tablet, just a mouse !! And one day, coming from nowhere, Flipnote Studio came on the Nintendo DSi !! When I saw that we could animate with it my heart exploded !! I was so excited !!

So, well I never animated that much before, so I couldn’t make big things, so I tried ……. 6 frames was already too much for me !!!! Then I understood that it would be really hard to make my ideas move how I wanted them to do but I learned a lot drawing the characters I love (Kirby the most !) Doing fanarts really helps

“Copying is the way to learn and progress” Richard Williams =), so don’t be ashamed to draw lots of fanarts, this is actually the best way to advance because you draw what you love, you have a model and you get inspired ! (and you can parody it after ;p) 

I pushed my self more and began to really animated hard back in 2013 :)

Soo well, don’t ask me why I put a “BYE BYE” on the first one I don’t even remember xD I … still love these animations, they are like my children, they were funny and simple … to be honest the style I have right now was this one I thought was too “simple” to be interesting, I was wrong and now I’m happy to enjoy animating little pigeons and animals bouncing like the balls I made in the past ! 

I hope this post will help you to continue your way to progress and love what you are doing !! 

Your ideas are the most important, even if you can’t draw them well for the moment, these are what you have inside ! Just wait and draw them again, you will be happy =) 

So I tried my best english again, I can learn you an awesome word today ! The last animation is a little Platypus, guess how we call them in France ?

ornithorynque ! Got your new awesome french word of the day ^^ !

Keep going and don’t stop !

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Whee, I can finally post this now!

I was invited to submit a piece for the High Scores 2 art show at the Guzu Gallery! This was my first time being able to participate in a public show, so I really wanted to challenge myself and also just allow myself to well, be myself!

The show runs through July so check it out if you’re in the Austin, TX area!

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2001 vs. 2014

(bottom picture by yours truly)

It’s pretty amazing to see how much more developed Nintendo’s characters have become, so I thought a good way to demonstrate this evolution would be to harken back to one of the GameCube’s most treasured titles, Super Smash Bros. Melee!

The decision to replace the late Nana and Popo with Lucas and Villager came from these two reasons:

1) Lucas was meant to debut in the Smash series in Melee (replacing Ness), but Ness returned due to the delay of Mother 3

2) Animal Crossing was first introduced on the GameCube

I figured Pichu was best left as an empty space.

Anyways, enjoy this edit! If you want to use it, I would greatly appreciate credit :)

EDIT 3/8/2016

Good news to those who wanted a high-definition version of this photo! This version can be found here: http://imgur.com/VESyNmP

(Sorry for the watermark, but it’s been going around without any credit and I’m a bit of a credit monster :( )