Friday, 21 January 2011

Youtube Partnership & 8-Bit Ted Williams

Just over a year ago I started posting videos on Youtube. I'd had my account for a number of years but never really bothered with it. I would watch a lot of videos but never log in or comment and all of that kind of thing.
Then something changed, I decided I would start making more animations. I mean I was able to do them so why not I thought. I was already making loads of animated gifs so why not put them together and upload them with sound to Youtube. So I did. In December 2009 I posted my first real little short animation I'd done in years. It was called Video message to Mr. Mouse. This is it...

It was made out of animated gifs, with a cat character I'd been working on. Well let's face it, it's Bumble in some cartoon form. He doesn't mind.

Well, over time I started making more an more and one day decided to jazz up my youtube page. I wanted a big logo at the top like some others I'd seen and all the other stuff that made it look nice. I tried and tried but it wasn't working. It took me a while to find out that you had to be a Youtube partner to get all the good options that make your page look nice.
Well this was a setback. Turns out it takes a lot of work to become a Youtube partner.


So I'll cut this really short, I worked all year trying to make videos that people would enjoy and that I would enjoy making. I figured it had to be a good balance, I love to animate and it would be even better to have people watch what I did. And now, just over a year later, a day after I posted my latest video and one month after applying for partnership I got it.


Yesterday was a happy day for me, so for all of you that watch these videos or read this blog, thank you.
I am a happy man :)

here's the latest video by the way, and I have more in the works.

Now all I have to do is sort out my page that I worked so hard to get!

: D

Friday, 14 January 2011

Back to normal and FIRST!

I am over the cold at last.
It hung in there for ages and ages but now at last it has gone away.


Aside from being super busy at the moment, I managed to finish off this animation that has been in the works for a while.

it's called FIRST!

these things take a lot of time and work so I can only manage so much at the moment due to an even bigger project that I and a couple of friends are working on. But I'll have more on that in a while.

I'm just glad I'm not sick anymore.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Ladybug Park

So, all Christmas I've had this nasty cold. I've watched my fair share of movies and eaten a good load of chocolate. All the things I expected to do really, although I couldn't taste anything and I felt tired the whole time.

There was one thing I didn't expect though.

this Ladybug.


I'm convinced ladybugs are both the cutest and dumbest of bugs.
It flies into my face at random moments. Lands on my laptop screen and keyboard. Even lands on my hands and head.

Well, it looked bored , and as I think I made a new friend I got to work with a christmas card, some tape and some string.

I made a see-saw, a swing and a slide.
The next time it landed on my hand I took it to the home made park.
We had some fun there.
just look...

I think I'll make a nice house next. With a pool, why not!
; )

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy new year?

Well, it was a funny 2010 for me. I'm looking forward to a brighter 2011. We may as well enjoy this year as it will probably be our last, or so I've heard.

But to be honest, it hasn't got off to the best start.
It started on Christmas eve.
Everything was going well up to about 5 p.m.

and then it happened.


the sick feeling clogged up my face and I was sneezing and coughing and all kinds of nasty things.


It got worse on Christmas day.
by the time Boxing day was here I was snotty beyond my wildest nightmares and felt like I was coughing up my whole insides.


On the 28th of December, I blew up.


what a mess.

Now, in this brand new year, I still feel ill.
I'm keeping warm and hope it goes away soon.
very soon.


Well, a happy new year to you all.
Hope it's a good one for you too.