Monday, October 23, 2006


How nerdy is this, I'm celebrating my blogs birthday! Well, what's NOT lame is all you people out there who've made this so much fun to do! The funny thing about this blog is that i started it so flipantly that i never expected or intended to do much with it. I though it'd be a convient way to show potential employers some work i've done. Well, nearly 50,000 hits later it has been a big teaching venue, as well as showing off a little bit of what i've done.
The most enjoyable part has truly been hearing from people like yourself that visit every now and again! I love sharing animation and what i've learned about it, and it's been a blast to hear that some many people enjoy reading about it too! Also, the other great thing about this new blogland we have found ourselves in is all the AMAZING artwork out there! It's scary, but inspiring too! If there's any 2D guys out there with blogs, post more pencil tests man! There are only a couple i know of that do, i think it'd be really fun to see more of that out there!
This next year i'd like to finish that tutorial of course, ya know, on how to approach a scene. I still have to finish all the tie stuff. by the way, that bear shot is nearly complete, about 85 percent done man! but i want to post more on my short film-- maybe some designs, even though i suck at it, maybe some boards, and definately more animation.
So thanks to all the amazing artists out there who have made this such a fun experience and here's to another year at the Hand Drawn Nomad!


Victor Ens said...

Haha I'm 1st 1st. Yuhuuuu !!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to or your Blog.
God bless the Internet, because without it I would have never got to know you and your wonderful work , man !!
The best wishes from Germany
Vic :o)

willborough said...

Congratulations from an animation student in far away Belgium who digs your lessons very much!


Lee said...

Congrads! Love your posts, please keep it up!
Brooklyn, NY

Halya said...

Happy Birthday!

kr said...

Happy One year of blogging!

Ninja Dodo said...

Hi Matt, one of your many silent readers. If you want to see more linetests, I've got a couple on my blog ( I'm not strictly speaking a 2D animator (as I've only done 3D professionally) but I enjoy doing it.

Anyway, keep up the teaching and happy blogday! :)



Miyuki Kanno said...

Happy Birthday! Even though I don't make many comments, I enjoy your blog very very much. I am still a student, so I've learned from your blogs and also you gave us so many inspiration!

Ali said...

Happy 1st year old sport. And many happy returns.

Julián höek said...

happy blog's birthday!! yours is one of my favourites. i drop buy to check if you uploaded something new every every day! it's inspiring and makes me want to work harder on my craft. i'm an inbetweener from argentina and in the studio i work they're letting me start doing asistance time to time so all your tips are allways usefull and very much apreciated!!
keep it up!

Matt Williames said...

thanks so much everyone! It's all you people who make this so much fun for me! Here's to another year in blogland, and ihave a feeling it will be a VERY interesting one as the state of the industry is concerned!

T Bruno Jr said...

'Nother fan here. Props to you sir, and your inspirational blog! Keep it going. Cheers!

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