JamesLee's News

New cartoon! Welcome to React World™

2016-02-03 01:56:01 by JamesLee

I just submitted my first cartoon in over 2 years. Can't believe the time has gone so fast.

It's a pretty short one this time. It's a bit late for a topical video but the response is pretty good so far.



I just submitted it, check it out!

I'm not sure what to expect submitting it here. It wasn't created for strait up entertainment like my other films, and I haven't seen much work on NG that was created for a cause, so I'm curious and nervous about what the reaction might be! It's also my first serious commissioned work that I've submitted to NG.

I'm gearing up to do another web cartoon soon. It's crazy that it's been 9 months since my last one. I haven't decided what it's going to be yet, but hopefully my time will free up in the next week or two to get started.

I have a couple of illustrations I've finished which I'll be submitting soon. :)

The animation I made for Amnesty International

Made a new painting called 'Cello'. Check it out!

http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/jameslee/cell o

I've been pretty busy with other projects, hence all the painting stuff, which is mostly a creative outlet to actually get some work submitted. I've been back to work on a large scale independent project, which is a collaboration between myself and another Newgrounds author. During the down time on that, I've been completing some freelance work, the latest of which is a documentary-animation which should be online sometime in the next month or so. I'll post here when it's up on the net!

New Art - No One's Business

2013-05-16 11:31:18 by JamesLee

Just submitted some new art titled 'No One's Business'. Click here to check it out

I get very antsy when I'm stuck in the one style for too long, and lately I've been feeling a bit constrained with animation-ey type art. It gets cumbersome drawing a character and constantly having to think about how it all fits together and whether it makes logical sense. Had a lot of fun doing this, just throwing down lines with no real structure, not caring too much about stray details and keeping it very loose. I'm really wanting to take this style further, and hopefully incorporate it in to something animated somehow.

Lately I've been enjoying painting a lot more than animation. Thanks to everyone who waits patiently between my lengthy film updates!

New Art - Delinquent

2013-05-09 10:12:53 by JamesLee

Check it out http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/jameslee/deli nquent

This ended up taking much longer than I thought it would. My painting style is very slow, and it took forever to get the lips right. It's already set to wallpaper size if anyone's interested.

My main inspiration was the photography of Lewis Hine, but I was kind of going for a Shohei Otomo look. I initially wanted the rendering to be much simpler. but my skills aren't quite there yet to be able to reduce it down so much and retain the realism I wanted.

Lineart was done in Sketchbook Pro and Painted in PS

New video! (Freelance gig)

2013-04-24 00:06:22 by JamesLee

About a month ago I had the pleasure of working with one of my favourite bands, 'Johnny Hollow'. They needed some Flash animation for their IndieGoGo crowd sourcing campaign.

It was a huge buzz working with them and one of the most fun projects I've worked on. The video is up online now. My work starts about 30 seconds in, and is spread out through the video.

If you dig their music and want to support their new album, you can help them out on their IndieGoGo campaign http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/johnny-hollow

Robot Drawings!

2013-04-08 06:47:40 by JamesLee

Got some new stuff up on the art portal, check out my latest here:

http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/jameslee/come -home?context=ratings:etm.user:555827.scouted:.o ffset:0

I've been getting more in to illustration the last couple of months. It's a nice break from the usual pace, and I'm enjoying getting at least something up on to the site.

In the last month or so, I've been working on one of the funnest freelance projects I've done. I was able to work with one of my favorite bands to create some animation for their crowd sourcing campaign, and I'm pretty proud with how it turned out. Can't say much else about it until the video is released some time this month. I won't be able to submit it to the portal, but I'll be sure to whack it in a news post :)

Concept art for a Luigi movie.

2013-02-28 10:11:05 by JamesLee

Check it out here:
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/jameslee/more -like-mario

I'm kicking myself for not painting this in a higher resolution. As is the case when I start working on something that I think is going to be some crappy little thumbnail, I end up going a bit overboard.

I wanna do a Mario parody at some point in the future. yeah yeah, we've all seen gritty realistic Mario stuff, I've got a good idea though and think I can do something new with it. I'm too swamped with freelance work to even start in the next couple of months, but I'm hoping this will be my next project. The idea was burning a hole in me, so I had to draw something for it.


New Art!

2013-01-24 07:38:17 by JamesLee

It's been a long time since I've created anything that isn't for a larger scale project. I wanted to get something done that I could knock out in a couple of hours and just chill out to, so I did a painting.

http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/jameslee/frac ture

What do you guys think about signatures in digital art? Personally, I think it makes it look a little more legit.

Batman Hates Bronies

2012-10-06 17:32:50 by JamesLee

The response to Batman Hates Bronies has been awesome! The long hours we put into it really paid off. It's our first video that's gone truly viral since Tarboy.

Getting more movies out over the next 6 months is our first priority, but we're still completing freelance projects as they come. Hania and I have got a few original movies in the pipeline too. We were thinking of doing a kind of 'show' based off some of her more light hearted songs. We want to aim more towards the tone of Roller Coaster Junkie; just something simple and fun. I've designed a character rig based off her, with a really simple design and some easy shapes. I've had a lot of fun bending it around and it's refreshing getting back to simplicity after my last few projects.

This show is going to be primarily for Hania's channel, and you can keep up to date on it via Hania's Facebook Fanpageand My Facebook Fanpage.

We want to get a really simple 'Trailer' for it out soon, like in the next week, but we'll see how we go :)

Batman Hates Bronies