New Video Series - Sakuga Studies!!

2017-03-05 08:37:30 by HowardWimshurst

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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Video courses:

Prepare for my next TUTORIAL COURSE - follow me on gumroad!


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2017-08-06 11:46:57

What kind of drawing tablet do you use?

HowardWimshurst responds:

I have a Cintiq 12wx and a recently I got a Cintiq companion 2 to use as I travel


2017-08-06 11:48:04

Just watched that Mitsuo Iso video, you just earned a subscriber. The End of Evangelion is my favourite movie and that scene has always really impressed me, I think it's the best fight in the series and probably the best mecha fight ever. Even in the Rebuild movies with ridiculously gorgeous animation they've totally lost what made that EoE scene so good, the feeling of weight is almost completely absent and only got worse as it went on. Suddenly these two-hundred foot tanks can move with more feathery agility than a six foot human ever could.

Great scene, great video. Eva is largely what got me interested in art and animation in the first place, though I'm still not remotely good at either.

HowardWimshurst responds:

Hey thanks man! yeah i found that some of the animators (like Iso) were really able to capture the colossal weight of the evas and others just approached it with the same posing method as any other fight scene. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


2017-08-06 11:54:28

Oh also if you still can't go frame by frame, my favourite program for video playback is MPC-HC. It's free, open source, lightweight and very versatile with a lot of tools and shortcuts built in. You can go frame by frame of course, you can even toggle the menu bars off so only the video itself is visible for your videos.

If you install the CCCP codec pack as well it'll play any type of video format you throw at it.

HowardWimshurst responds:

Ah yes, when i made this quicktime player was crashing quite a lot so I foolishly used wmp but now quicktime seems to be working better - I think I installed an update - so i will be using that from now on, but I'll keep mpc-hc in mind if it starts to play up again. Thank you!