From sketches, vectors in Illustrator to polygons:
Some before and after "mugshots" below - tweaked them a little bit in 3D.
🖥️ Motion Designer
Joined on 2/7/19
Posted by fraserntukula - April 24th, 2019
Just finished Resting Bitch Face - another micro film that'll be first shown at Overlap, an animation social show and tell in Birmingham UK, next week. It was a bit of a spontaneous project (again) to answer the 'faces' brief for the event.
I tried to do paper cutouts with stop motion aesthetics, a little bit like South Park, building upon my paper shader experiments from before. Can't wait to share on Newgrounds soon!
Posted by fraserntukula - March 3rd, 2019
Oh hi there, please allow Vegeta to blast you into oblivion.
Been a little quiet around here, and that's because I'm working on something but not ready to talk about it just yet.
In the mean time, I thought I'd share the above animation real quick - it was a little R&D I did last year trying to simulate the old school traditional anime look digitally. It was inspired by the original illustration from the manga.
As usual it was done in-between jobs, so I gave myself only four days to work on this. I started with my go to Animate (Flash), but switched to a trial version of Toon Boom for its really fast colouring tools. Then After Effects took in the passes for compositing. The outlines, colours, shadows and effects had to be exported separately to allow for chromatic aberration, smudges, noise and other effects to be applied.
You can watch a breakdown of the passes here. While I enjoyed making this, the amount of work for only 5 seconds was immense. Can you guys imagine doing a feature length animation like that solo?
Posted by fraserntukula - February 9th, 2019
Hi I'm Fraser Ntukula an animator, illustrator, designer and all-round generalist creative type.
Been a long time Newgrounds user under the screename thefjk.
I contributed a skit to the famous MGS: Flash Collab DISC 01 and loading background for DISC 02. I've chosen to go under my real name this time, hence the new account (only realised I could change the user name after signing up and uploading MIGHTIER, doh!)
Gonna become a Newgrounds supporter very soon though, because I grew up here and Flash was my first real exposure to animation. In 2009, I graduated in Visual Communication at Birmingham City University in Birmingham United Kingdom. My graduation film is still on the site.
After fumbling around for a few years I luckily landed a job at a corporate film/design agency. That's where I cut my teeth on some Cinema 4D and After Effects for five years and built a career in internal communications and corporate film making through motion graphics.
In the middle of all that, I became internet famous for like a month, after Google used my illustration on their Google I/O 2011 Day One Keynote. I then swiftly vanished not long after that to continue to develop myself as an animator and pursue a freelance career that has allowed me some more free time versus full time employment.
Check out my showreel. That's what I've been doing since.
I'm now trying to make my own films and become an artist in own right with MIGHTIER being the first successful (ie. completed) film from a long list of ideas and concepts that I'm hoping to share with y'all over time.
Thanks for reading.