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Jazza’s Animation Foundation!

Exciting news! I just released a brand new extensive course on animation! It contains over 10+ hours of highly polished tutorial content, and comes with reference files, subtitles, and much more.

Check out my Animation Foundation Course!

I’ve worked extremely hard on this course and am excited to be offering it at a very approachable price for students, intermediate animators, and advanced animators.

Jazza’s Animation Foundation:

Keep creative my friends, and until next time, see ya later!

-Jazza

 

15% OFF EVERYTHING!

I’m having a massive sale in the shop of 15% off for one week to celebrate in anticipation for an extensive course I will be releasing next week on the fundamentals of animation!

If you like the look of some of my current products make sure to take advantage of this sale as they don’t happen often! Otherwise, keep your eyes peeled for next week when I release an exciting course on animation!

ANIMATION COURSE + SHOP SALE!!

‘FEAR’ COTM Winners and Entries

Wow! The last challenge of the month was our biggest yet, with over 780 entries! My mind is blown. Unfortunately there will not be an August challenge of the month, however the challenge will return in September and will be our FIRST EVER ANIMATION challenge! *excitement!*

Until then, here are the brilliant winners and entries to the July challenge of the month! Massive thanks to everyone who has entered and made the monthly challenge so exciting and awesome.

Showcase and Winners :

Entries:

As always, huge thanks to our wonderful sponsors for their contributions!
Sponsors

July 2015 Challenge of the Month

‘Fear’

DEADLINE:

July 28th 2015

THEME:

Draw or paint (traditional OR digital) an illustration depicting the emotion ‘fear’.

IMPORTANT:
To be an eligible submission your piece MAY ONLY use greyscale (black, white and grey) and a single hue of color. You may vary the brightness and saturation of the color you choose but you may not have more than one hue of color.


HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TAG your artwork with the word COTMFEAR
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry, as long as you tag it
with the exact word above, without the quotation marks)

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #COTMFEAR

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– No pornographic material of any kind
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

1st PRIZE receives:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro tablet
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A custom Photoshop brush set by Kyle T. Webster
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com

the Runner-Up will receive:
– A copy of the book ‘21 Draw
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon series wirebound 9×12 sketchboook
– A signed sketch by me (in the first page of your sketchbook)
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com

the Encouragement Award winner will receive:
– The Book ‘Manga Crash Course‘ by Mistiqarts
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon series hardbound 5.5×8.5 sketchboook
– A signed sketch by me (in the first page of your sketchbook)
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

All Finalists will receive:
– An item of my choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop!

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Entry is purely voluntary, all fan depicted images muct be credited to the original owners of the IP and holders of copyright or trademark. Any questionable or illegal entries are solely the fault of the creator/entrant. Jazza Studios will cover the initial postage cost of prizes being sent out, but will not be responsible to pay for any duties or import tax that may result based on the recipients region.

June 2015 Challenge of the Month

‘Age Swap’

DEADLINE:

June 23rd 2015

THEME:

Draw or paint (traditional OR digital) an illustration depicting a character from comic/TV/movies/pop-culter who is normally very *YOUNG, as a much **OLDER version of themselves – OR, someone from comic/TV/movies/pop-culter who is **OLD, portrayed as very *YOUNG.

Be creative, you may use more than one character if you wish, creative ‘scenes’ and interactions are encouraged, it must be visually clear who you are portraying.

*YOUNG, being between the ages of 1-12ish

**OLD being Middle-Aged and older (50s+ recommended)


HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TAG your artwork with the word AGESWAP
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry, as long as you tag it
with the exact word above, without the quotation marks)

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #AGESWAP

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– No pornographic material of any kind
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

1st PRIZE receives:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro tablet
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A custom Photoshop brush set by Kyle T. Webster
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com

the Runner-Up will receive:
– A copy of the book ‘Masters of Anatomy: the human body
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon series wirebound 9×12 sketchboook
– A signed sketch by me (in the first page of your sketchbook)
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com

the Encouragement Award winner will receive:
– A Book by Chris Hart
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon series hardbound 5.5×8.5 sketchboook
– A signed sketch by me (in the first page of your sketchbook)
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

All Finalists will receive:
– An item of my choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop!

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Entry is purely voluntary, all fan depicted images muct be credited to the original owners of the IP and holders of copyright or trademark. Any questionable or illegal entries are solely the fault of the creator/entrant. Jazza Studios will cover the initial postage cost of prizes being sent out, but will not be responsible to pay for any duties or import tax that may result based on the recipients region.

Sponsors

May 2015 Challenge of the Month

‘Ancient Vs Futuristic’

DEADLINE:

May 26th 2015

THEME:

Draw or paint (traditional OR digital) an illustration depicting an ancient person/people/entity in combat with a futuristic person/people/entity. The themes used may be of your own creation or may be fan depictions of existing IP (as long as credit is given to the original creators). This is a good opportunity to challenge yourself and be ambitious!


HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TAG your artwork with ‘OLDVNEW
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry, as long as you tag it
with the exact word above, without the quotation marks)

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #OLDVNEW

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– No pornographic material of any kind
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

1st PRIZE receives:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro tablet
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A custom Photoshop brush set by Kyle T. Webster
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com

the Runner-Up will receive:
– A copy of the book ‘Masters of Anatomy: the human body
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon series wirebound 9×12 sketchboook
– A signed sketch by me (in the first page of your sketchbook)
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com

the Encouragement Award winner will receive:
– A signed Book by Chris Hart
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon series hardbound 5.5×8.5 sketchboook
– A signed sketch by me (in the first page of your sketchbook)
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

All Finalists will receive:
– An item of my choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop!

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

Sponsors

Draw with Jazza – FUN WITH FACES!

I’m excited to announce, that I’ve just launched my new eBook, Draw with Jazza – Fun with Faces! It’s been in the works for a long time now, along with the photo reference pack, which you can get in a bundle for a discount!

Fun with Faces is an eBook that teaches not only how to draw a face, but how to draw one with style! It teaches how to draw all of the features of the face accurately and expressively, explores facial construction and manipulation, and delves into character design, style variation, and more. If you want to draw cartoon and comic book characters, then this is the eBook for you!

Fun with Faces!

Go check them out in the shop!

March 2015 Challenge of the Month

‘Nextflix Down Under’

DEADLINE:

March 23rd 2015

THEME:

Draw or paint (traditional OR digital) an illustration depicting any Netflix Original character(s), with an Australian ‘twist’. The more creative, humorous and ambitious your idea, the better. Make sure to work hard to make it look as good as you can too!

Here are some examples of content that you can work with:

BoJack Horseman
House of Cards
Daredevil and all The Defenders series characters
(aka. Daredevil, Jessica Jone, Iron Fist, Luke Cage)
Marco Polo
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Orange is the New Black
Hemlock Grove
Arrested Development
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II: The Green Legend
Bloodline

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TAG your artwork with NetflixDownUnder
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry, as long as you tag it
with the exact word above, without the quotation marks)

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #NetflixDownUnder
for a change to get a RT or spotlight from our mates over at Netflix!

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 3 entries
– No pornographic material of any kind, or anything too suggestive
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline

PRIZES!

1st PRIZE receives:
– 1 Year of Netflix for free
– An Xbox One! (Provided by Netflix)
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro tablet
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A custom Photoshop brush set by Kyle T. Webster

the Runner-Up will receive:
– 1 Year of Netflix for free
– A copy of the book ‘Masters of Anatomy: the human body
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon series wirebound 9×12 sketchboook
– A signed sketch by me (in the first page of your sketchbook)
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A custom Photoshop brush set by Kyle T. Webster

the Encouragement Award winner will receive:
– 1 Year of Netflix for free
– A signed Book by Chris Hart
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon series hardbound 5.5×8.5 sketchboook
– A signed sketch by me (in the first page of your sketchbook)
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Two additional entrants will receive:
– 1 Year of Netflix for free
These two prizes will be awarded to particularly creative entries!

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

Netflix COTM Sponsors

Welcome to Jazza Studios

LOOK – A NEWS POST!

As you may notice, if you’ve been to Jazza Studios before, the website has had a bit of a face lift. Thanks to my friend Lochie Axon for his help (check out his stuff if you’re looking for a front-end website or Flash developer).

The biggest fanciest part about the new site is the Shop, it’s taken a lot of work to set up, but now all of my content, products, and profile stuff, is all here in one place. So check it out, enjoy, and thanks for visiting!

Built by Jazza Studios and Lochie Axon