NeppyNeptune - Dasha Forden
Digital Painter | Digital Animator | Comic Artist | Story Writer
Gender: Genderfluid Nonbinary
Age: 16 (Birthday is July 2nd)
Aesthetic: Punk Rock Color-Junkie
They/Them/Their/Themself or Xe/Xem/Xyr/Xemself
Hey, sup dude, I'm a ginger who goes on the internet a lot. Currently obsessed with rock bands and all that shit, and i wear my leather with punk pride. I used to be on an animating site called Hatena, where I posted Flipnote animations there. I've been on there for about 2 years. I came here shortly after I quit Hatena, and I'm currently waiting to rejoin when Flipnote 3d comes out for America. Well, if it ever comes out.
I identify as Nonbinary, so please use my pronouns. I'm not a boy or girl, I'm a non binary gender.
My inspiration for my art comes from a variety of artists, mostly my favorite bands and artist friends. Animators play a big role too. You'll see a lot of fan art on here!!
Fandoms that I'm in
- All Nintendo franchises
- Several other Retro games
- Gravity Falls
- Attack On Titan
- Space Fandom (Tumblr thing)
- Blackout by Shiny Eevee
- OFF the game
- Neon Genesis Evangelion
- Dangan Ronpa
- Kill La Kill
- My Chemical Romance
- Billy Talent
- Fall Out Boy
- Mindless Self Indulgence
- The Offspring
- Twenty One Pilots
- Blink 182
- Daft Punk
- Hunger Games
- Game Grumps
- Orange is the New Black
So, just as I stated before, I animate. I did it with Flipnote a lot, even though it's definitely not the best animating program out there, it's really frustrating to use it. But at least it's simple. I also tried out Inchworm, but I don't really like it. I eventually got Adobe Flash Professional CS6 for my desktop computer and laptop. I currently use that to animate, but I'm also waiting for the sequel to Flipnote, Flipnote 3D for the 3ds. I'll animate on there shortly after it comes out. The best Animation I've ever made is my Na Na Na AMV. I've worked on it for half a year, heres a link to the video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDw0J7…
Basically ever since I've been given a pencil and eraser, I've began my long and epic journey to become a pro artist. I mostly use crayons to draw my traditional art, because I got used to it real quick since I used them a lot as a young ling. Later on, when I got into using a computer, I would use MS paint to draw pixel art. But it was really boring because paint sucks. Then I got a DSi, so I started to use Flipnote for a lot of the art. And lastly, when I got a tablet (A huge Wacom tablet, it costed 800 dallas, man. ), things got real serious. At first I used Photoshop for drawing with it, but I rage quitted and switched over to Gimp because it was super laggy and dumb. I started to improve in drawing real fast, you could easily see for yourself. And then my friends and Tumblr got me into Paint Tool SAI, and things escalated from there. I still currently only use Paint Tool SAI for drawing. I sometimes use Photoshop for filters, though.
Oh my goodness. Video games have probably made the biggest impact on my life. I started out with them at a shocking early age, around 2, with my brother's and I's Nintendo 64. It really good me good into this. Ever since, I've either had or knew the Nintendo games very well, and I would play them non-stop. Later on, when I gained access to the internet, I ran into Sonic the hedgehog around the late years of elementary school. I got a Genesis and the Sonic Adventure games, so I easily hooked onto them. These days, I'm all about the 90s, 80, and early 2000's games, and some mainstream ones too. I just really like the nostalgia.
Currently, I'm working on coming up with some ideas for a couple of series I plan to create. The one I'm working on mostly is Nepventures, it's about all my Chao characters going on a huge adventure to protect the planet Xenden from harm. I'll also be working on side stories with other Chao, if people are interested. I'm also working on a Movie called Doomsday In Delphinae (DID for short), I'll I'll delve into that later. It's too early in production to give a real solid explanation. A Homestuck Fanadventure; Strifebound, is also in the works, it's the first story you'll ever see me create on here.
As mentioned, my art is fueled by my inspirations and music. You'll see bits and pieces of my art that are inspired by my friends and other favorite artists. My favorite animators are Nerogeist, Egoraptor, Andrew Hussie, Rubber Ninja, and several other Flash users. Countless cartoons also add to the passion. Comic artists like Gerard Way and Andrew Hussie keep me interested in making comics of my own!!
And of course, music. It's what really lights my creativity on fire. From my favorite rock bands to electronic music producers, each and every artist takes a big toll on my work. Specifically, my favorite artists/bands are My Chemical Romance, Billy Talent, Anamanaguchi, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, Green day, Daft Punk, Skrillex, Marina And The Diamonds, Muse, and Homestuck music!! Countless other Punk Rock bands aren't listed.
Are you self taught?
Yes I am self taught. I learn drawing art by using pictures and character references. I learned how to animate on my own too, except how to use the application itself, then I used Youtube for that.
What programs do you use for your art?
I use Paint Tool Sai Mostly, even for the filters now that I don't have Photoshop anymore. Hopefully I can get the CS6 version sometime soon. I use Adobe Flash CS6 for my animations.
What type of Tablet do you use?
I use a Wacom Bamboo Capture tablet with no extra extensions.
What do you want as future career?
I guess I would either be sometime of Digital artist or animator for a company. I'd prefer to run my own studio, though.
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What tool do you use in Digital Paintings to outline?
I use the Pen tool in Paint Tool SAI.
Out of all of the flash animations you've done, which ones are your favorites and why?
I think the ones I spend the most time and effort on are my favorite ones! I slowly grow up with them and it's really satisfying to see that completion meter rise slowly but surely. So my Na Na Na Flash AMV and my Loco, Thriller, and 2000 fans AMV Flipnotes are my favorite.
I'm really proud of all four of them. It's like they're my children metaphorically.
I am trying to do lineless art, could you give me a few tips?
There is an option in Paint Tool SAI called clipping group, it really helps because it removes all the outside shading away from the coloring. Also, remember to make several specific layers of shading. Learn how texture affects shading, which is really important.
How do you know Flash so well, and can you teach me?
I'm not exactly a master of Flash, because I'm still learning about it. But I do have a manual, However. And no, I'm a bad teacher.... I'm literally the worst at explaining things. Youtube is useful, though.
But I can try telling you some stuff (idk if it'll be helpful or not for you)
Basically what you gotta know is that Flash isn't as hard and complicated as you think it is, so you'll be able to learn it. I recommend you try out a new thing each time slowly, so I would just start out by just simply drawing in Flash, and then figuring out how to make frames. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube and all over the internet which are useful, and that's what I did when I first started out.
Which operating system are you using?
I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate (because windows 8 sucks), 64 bit. My processor is Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU, with 4 GBs of RAM.
Are you characters based off Sonic?
Yes, they are. They are based off the original Chao from the Adventure games, but I put my own evolutionary twist on them.
My Pansexuality means that I like girls, non binaries(people who don't wit in the gender binary, like me) and men. I'm excluding boys because 99% of them are stupid and immature. I'm also Genderfluid, and I can bend my gender in anyway as I please.
Currently I am Non Binary, so please use pronouns stated above.
What were the steps for the making of Na Na Na?
There were a lot of steps for Na Na Na, I'll list them in order!
- Fixing up the audio so its not as long
- Sketching the animation (I didn't storyboard)
- Doing the line art
- Fixing up the line art
- Outlining the line art
- Fur details (For an example, Neptune's white streaks)
- Sometimes shading
- Background??? ?
- Mouth syncing
- A LOT OF TIME
- Playing the amv over and over obsessively
- Putting it in Sony Vegas
- Struggling with Sony Vegas
- Sony Vegas crashing
- Exporting out of Sony Vegas for 2372873 hours
- Finding out that it didn't export correctly
- Uploading to Youtube