HowardWimshurst's News

Hey yall, I am slowly creating a new video series called Sakuga Studies - this is where I deconstruct master Sakuga Animators, the techniques they use and the characteristics of their animations. Hopefully you and I learn something from the whole process!

Unfortunately I cannot bring these videos out very regularly. On average I am aiming for at least one every two months until it is over. I am only picking animators and artists who I feel stand out amongst the other animators around them.

So I suggest that you Subscribe to my channel if you want to stay updated and you will be able to find all of the sakuga studies videos in this Playlist so you can save that playlist and visit it any time.


Sorry that I can't update my newgrounds more often. It takes too long to make these posts for each individual video.

Here are some other links i mentioned in the video


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New Videos Out!!

2016-10-09 10:11:07 by HowardWimshurst

Hey guys,

Just wanted to let you know that over the past few weeks i have kept up with my weekly upload schedule. Here are some of the latest videos I've released. If you like these videos but haven't subscribed yet, please do! that way you can keep up with them.



  And in case you didn't catch it, i made a cool knife throw animation and the source files are now available for download here

I would upload these kind of videos to newgrounds, but they just don't seem like the kind of content that newgrounds likes, so they are just going to be on YouTube for now.

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Book Recommendations!

2016-07-29 11:30:14 by HowardWimshurst

Hey guys, It's been a while since I updated here. Over on my YouTube channel I have been recommending some books to my subscribers. Here are the videos! Click on them to watch!



Herer are links to all of the books I mentioned

For learning animation:

Framed Ink -

Writing Short Films -

Dream Worlds -

Setting the Scene -

Atlas of the Human Anatomy -

Force Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators -

Animator's Survival Kit -

Elemental Magic -

making an Animated Film -

For Inspiration:

Drawings Vol 2 - Jake Parker

A Sky Longing for Memories - Makoto Shinkai

Fantastical - Matt Gaser

Mariachi Samurai - Jose Lopez

Pareidolia - James Jean

Orange - Koji Morimoto

Go Here to see more book and movie recommendations:

See you next week!

Hey guys, sorry I haven't updated in a while on here. I'm making videos over on my YouTube channel. They aren't the kind of videos that I should upload here on the Newgrounds portal. Head over to my channel; and subscribe if you want to see more in the future.

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Action pose Drawing Demo + UPDATE

2016-04-08 06:50:42 by HowardWimshurst

Hey guys, here's a quick update for you on my situation as well as some pose drawing

Here is my Twitch channel if you want to join me:

My website:

Hire me here:

New Tutorials! Stick figures+ Camera movement

2016-02-29 20:15:49 by HowardWimshurst

hey guys, i have kept a fairly consistent upload schedule over these past few months, creating tutorials for my YouTube channel. I would be posting them here on newgrounds but i don't know if the content it suitable for the flash portal. What do you think?

Here's my most recent two.


Hey guys,

Once again I'm going to promote my YouTube Channel where I make animation tutorials. This week I made a tutorial on my aproach to motion blurs. 

Please Subscribe if you want to see more in the future. Please Visit my website to download free source files and watch exclusive tutorials that I don't put out on YouTube.

Merry Christmas

Are you a Flash animator looking for freelance work? I'm expanding my freelance animation business.

Lately, I have been receiving too many freelance offers for me to undertake by myself. Instead of turning away these offers, I have decided to put together a contact list of animators and artists to outsource this extra work to. Think of it as a studio, but with flexible working hours and based completely online. Your skill, reliability and availability will determine how many offers come your way and also how much you are paid per second of animation.

If you're interested, check out the link below. There is more info explaining this concept in detail. Fill in the form and I will get back to you if and when I match you up with a project.

Losing NATA and other ramblings

2015-07-29 14:04:05 by HowardWimshurst

It's time for another update and ramble!

I was very close to getting into the Pro round of NATA with my Submission. My opponent (Amazingspin) gave a really solid entry and we ended up drawing on points.

My submission was unfinished because I only had 2 weeks to make it. I spent the other week on a holiday with my family.

Honestly if I had gone through to the next round I would have dropped out anyway. The last two rounds have been exhausting, and commission requests have been mounting up and I was foolishly turning down money to be in this tournament which is really only designed for high-schoolers in education who don't need to spend their summer making bank. I've got nothing against that, I'm just saying that I no longer fall into that group of people unfortunately.

I'm going to add colour and finish the un-finished parts of my latest NATA entry before uploading it to NG because I know how rediculously pedantic some of you are about animations being finished.

Although I might be able to enter NATA next year as I will actually be in full-time education at Portsmouth University. "Why would you go from freelancing full time as an animator to being a poor uni student with no money?" you might ask. Because I want to! I'm not going to miss out on the experience of taking an animation degree, even though I don't think I need it. Hopefully I will sail my way through the degree course whilst also building up my Animator Guild audience

By the way, I also cut together a new showreel- with the addition of my latest NATA entries. I quite like how it turned out. Although maybe I could have found better music. I think my showreel demonstrates my movement away from character animation with dialogue and into body language, story-telling and aesthetic movement.



In other news, Animator Guilld remains in on-going development. Entering NATA gave me a chance to mass-produce tutorial footage at the same time as animating my entries (this was the other big reason I joined NATA). Now i'm in the process of editing them down and adding commentary to some of them. This is by far the longest and most tedious part of the process. But they are coming out steadily, hopefully once every week from now on.

I recently got to talk to Bepleron Skype. Bepler is an animator who I greatly admire and get inspiration from. We are thinking of joining forces on AnimatorGuild to produce more content together. I'm very excited for that as I find his tutorials to be the best out there for flash animation. He is truly remarkable.

I'm doing a lot of updates to both my commissions website and also  Animator Guild. When they are done I expect to have a lot more commissions coming through, in both animations, graphic design and also in private tuition for beginner animators. I predict that these new customers will be too much for me to handle by myself, as I'm only one guy and right now a single commission can last for months at a time. I'm looking into setting up a network of artists who I can outsource or refer new commissions to. I think by now anyone who was reading this has since clicked off the page, so this is more like a personal journal. But this is the part that i'm most excited about. I want to scale up the size of my one-man business into a larger-scale team of people and it will empower all of the artists and technicians who are a part of it. And the best part about it is I will be on top MWHAHAHAHA. It won't take a day, or a month, or even a year. But I will keep working and I WILL be successful in this barron wasteland of an animation industry!


Hello there friends,

Last year I did a lot of planning for my future on Newgrounds and YouTube. I found that I would never be able to produce regular content purely through animating short films, since full animations take a long time to make. So I have turned part of my attention towards teaching animation in walk throughs, time-lapses and behind-the-scenes style videos whilst creating original content.


I have created a WEBSITE exclusively for teaching animation to animators ranging from BEGINNER to PRO


I know, there are a few organisations that go by similar names. But to me that's not so important.

The important thing is that I'm making top quality video tutorials and downloadable resouces such as Flash source files to all those who subscribe to the mailing list. With the mailing list, I can reach you every few months with updates and new tutorials. To clarify, this is not stuff you will find on Youtube. I am releasing videos on YouTube for publicity, but I keep the good stuff for the Animator Guild website itself. So if you're with me, sign up and let's make some awesome content together! 

 I am also entering NATA's open round. Not only that, but I am documenting the entire process of animating the film. I am going to edit the recordings into easy tutorials which will have valuable insight into the animation process. It is going to have information useful to all skill levels. And it's all for free (at least for now mwhahahaha) and should be ready in about 3 weeks. When I am done editing there will be masses of videos available.


Here's a couple of tutorials which have become quite popular over on the Youtube channel