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Posted by Emanhattan - 1 month ago


iu_144852_1534014.jpgHEY!!! ive returned! So happy to see this place again- I have been away from newgrounds since 2014 but ive returned to make my home here again.


I just Posted a NEW ANIMATION - A Music video/Animated loop that I made during the quarantine- I hope you enjoy it!


Ill be posting art and animation regularly! :D


MY art in other social media:

https://www.instagram.com/carlosortegaart/

https://www.facebook.com/CarlosOrtegaArt/


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Posted by Emanhattan - December 28th, 2010


These vacations have been really good for me. Got to sell some arts, hang out with buddies and got to see my family. Aditionally, ive been drawing a lot and WRITING a lot wich is weird because I think im really bad at making up a story, characters, and whatnot.

Recently I had this idea for a cartoon that I think a lot of people could enjoy. It is a Cyberpunk-Noir inspired story about 2 guys who are paranormal investigators, and live in a city where it is always nighttime. Aditionally, they live together in an abandoned, haunted appartment. They are Pox & Floo, who are almost never working, and actually spend more time doing acts of vandalism than fighting the many paranormal phenomena that ocurrs in the city.

Pox secretly escaped from the mental assylum. He got in there in the first place because he likes to start fires and has commited acts of cannibalism. He does not like relationships of any kind and mistreats his best friend, Floo. He is always provoking people, but always manages to annoy them without getting his ass kicked. He is also the love interest of a fat valkyrie that lives in town.

Floo is his sidekick, he thinks Pox is the coolest person around and will always assist him in anything, even if such activity involves hurting himself, or other people. Floo is not aware of Pox´s malice and thinks that they are just playing a game, even when they are commiting acts of crime together.
There is no police in the city, so they never get busted.

Originally I wanted to make a comic out of this premise but I think animation suits the humor style of the story more. What I want is to make a cartoon in wich all of the characters are horrible, but people keep identifying themselves with them.

I will now proceed to eat delicios spagetthiez

P.S. i went to see megamind 2 days ago it was ok 7/10

The Pox & Floo Show


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Posted by Emanhattan - November 24th, 2010


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-Eman


Posted by Emanhattan - November 12th, 2010


Que tal mis camaradas!

I feel a bit guilty for not making as many flash cartoons as I hope I could these days. I have a lot of ideas in my mind but I dont have the skill and time to make them. I do believe I have improved the quality of my artwork over the past year, and it is a shame I dont have the time to apply what I have learned in more cartoons.

It ocurred to me that one of the main reasons why I never finish anything is because with most of the projects I´d like to take on, I plan to make them about 2 or 3 minutes long. (It takes me about an hour to finish half a second of animation, but it´s the planning of it all that I spend most time on.)
I think if I tried to go for shorter cartoons, I could be able to produce more stuff. But I like cartoons that are slightly long. Specially now that I have a weakness for music videos...

I realized recently that my most "sucessful" cartoon is a shitty winnie the pooh parody (?) wich I made in 2 hours while being drunk. On the other hand, a different project in wich I spent a lot of tought and effort on wasnt nearly as successful (and it was also shit, but it was shit I cared about).

So my big question is, what do you guys prefer to see? Personally, and this is not intended to offend anyone, I dont like most of the animations I see in the newgrounds frontpage. Ocasionally I do find something that keeps me entertained for a few minutes but Id like to at least be able to contribute the site with a cartoon like the one I would like to see even If I wasnt a flash animator. And that at the same time produce something that can please that niche of people who also don´t like what they are seeing right now.

Right now I want to make something that can get more viewer´s attention, but without sacrificing my artistic freedom. In other words, I dont want to make "successful" shit cartoons just to get some attention. I want to make something that both the community can enjoy and that I can enjoy, both making and watching.

So what would you guys like to see? let me tell you what I would like to see, I am really into music, specially jazz and electronica, and recently it ocurred to me it would kick ass to see an animated video for Breakbot´s awesome remix of Yuskek´s Extraball. Wich will most probably be my next cartoon. It´s already in "the works" wich is mostly a pile of swf scraps testing stuff I want to apply in it. Right now Im trying to learn all of the stuff I can so that I can make this cartoon look and play exactly like I want to.

Stay tuned lads

Also wat do you guys think about

What are YOU looking for in a flash cartoon?


Posted by Emanhattan - October 18th, 2010


Ive recieved quite a few messages from people asking me about that last negative review I got deleted in YOU KNOW WHAT
im putting this here because maybe that will solve a few of your questions about my positions towards hulalaoos cartoons all at once. I do not plan to talk about this or write another review for his cartoons again cause it is obvious he will never improve or listen.

that being said, enjoy.

This message is to inform you that the following review, which you left for Madness Confliction on 9/23/10 at 10:44:35 PM, has been deleted:

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Score: 2 / 10
Summary: Animation
Review: is not about movement
its about life!!!! its about acting!!
It doesnt matter if its a cat, a man, or a limbless gray dude who uses a gun and a sword to fight a clown with magical powers and shit, its still important that you focus on the PERFORMANCE.
animation means giving anima, a soul, a personality, to our characters, and then use our drawing to give that performance. A performance that our audience will believe and enjoy so much that they will actually believe we are seeing living characters, and forget theyre just drawings. And the only way to translate this "life" into our animation, is by the use and knowledge of 2 concepts: "weight" and "force".
when a sword contacts a heavy object like the clowns staff moving moving at a relativelly fast speed. it does not magically create a random splat of filtered "light" over it. then magically teleport nearby.
When a character does a "BIG JUMP" and lands on the ground he doesnt just contact the floor like a ballerina, with a controlled and stiff recoil.
STOP LYING
STOP LYING TO YOURSELF AS AN ANIMATOR
STOP LYING TO THE AUDIENCE
STOP TRYING TO CONVINCE ME THAT THIS IS HOW THINGS LOOK
STOP PRETENDING THAT BULLETS COME OUT OF GRAY RECTANGLES WITH NO RESEMBLANCE OF A REAL GUN
THERE IS a reason why animators take so much time drawing and practicing poses and acting out their animations. its because this way they can give out a performance that feels real no matter how insane the fantasy world they want us to believe in is.
This is precissely the thing I dont like about all of your animations so far. they are too damn focused on style over substance, they are not believable. this isnt necessarily a bad thing but your style is not based on any sort of real action. its a charicature of other cartoons you have seen. youre trying to imitate life from other imitations of life. And it honestly looks like crap.

LOOK AT THE REAL WORLD
GO OUT
ACT OUT YOUR ANIMATION
STOP TRYING TO TELL ME THAT LIGHT BOUNCES MAGICALLY OVER SWORDS AND GLASSES BECAUSE I LIVE IN PLANET EARTH AND I KNOW LIGHT DOESNT WORK LIKE THIS

An animator can take a lot of liberties with fast action (but I do think you were more reserved with fast action this time than usual, and im pretty sure you are aware that your slower motions are lacking, probably because you are suffering burnout for doing too much fast action) but still, try to keep an eye on your masses instead of just randomly drawing them because you think you can away with it because "the action is fast"

all that being said

for the love of god arent you bored of this????
every single one of your cartoons looks and plays exactly the same
its the same "no storyline" scenes with boring ass characters, uninteresting poses and overall a bad presentation. They look rushed. and the pencil tool aint helpin either.
if you tried to put up a demo reel out of all the cartoons youve done you would realize you have abused and exhausted every trick in your hat.

The only good thing I can say of about this is that it at least tells a story. yeah hank kills the clown with a weird mutant arm woo! some of your effects with filters actually look decent when used in lasers. but ive seen you use filters to accentuate how light bounces in certain objects before. Dont do that.

Do yourself a big favor: get a sketchbook and draw stuff you see in your life.
draw draw draw until your eyeballs fall down and then draw some more!
this anime shit is not going to help you out if you want to reach out for a serious carreer in animation.

this..".anime"... is your cartoon rabbit formula

"...this formula for drawing cartoon rabbits payed off, so in the end he couldnt change the tragic habits this cartoon rabbits formula made"

good luck

p.s. and this has nothing to do with your bad animation/drawing/filmaking habits. quit making shitty cartoons every time you can get some money out of it from a newgrounds holiday.
I suspect thats the only reason you make cartoons at all.


Posted by Emanhattan - October 2nd, 2010


man I miss fuckin mexicans. I miss going to drink with my homies and dancing with the ladies and partyn all night long. I miss a 18 yr old drinking age!
dont get me wrong americans are very very very chill and nice and everyone has been really cool to me BUT there is little to no partyin in the northwest.

I feel kinda sad about it really :<

what do you people do for fun thats not going into the internet and playing games? I AM A MAN WHO LIKES HIS DRINKS COLD HIS BITCHES HOT AND HIS NIGHTS LONG I CANT JUST PLAY TF2 FOREVER I NEED SOMETHING HARD COUR YA HEARD
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ok.

Now.

A lot of people sent me angry PMS over a (now deleted) review I made in hulalaoos horrible madness movie (btw I still think it should not had won! but Im still not suprised it did). People calling me out with the usual "id like you see do BETTAR" or "well he knows flash u dont" (not realizing Ive actually done quite a few flash animations). But most people seemed to emphasise one thing: apparently I hate all flash cartoons in this site!
most of you guys call me out because I bitch a lot about people I dont like and because I write negative critique on bad cartoons, However, if you pay close attention to my reviews youll probably notice I like a lot of the stuff I see in Ng.

niga plez

Homesick+ Do I hate everything?


Posted by Emanhattan - September 19th, 2010



Posted by Emanhattan - September 11th, 2010


During my first week of living here I was having a blast. I feel like i fit a lot in this environment, and me and my roomies get along very nicelly. One of them is like my best bud around here. And my artwork has been getting a lot more better, and FUN. and I can work a lot more in a space that gives me a lot of freedom, time, and quiet.

But I cant help but feeling upset. And its not exactly that Im feeling homesick.

What I have come to realize lately is that I never truly valued the time I spent with some people back home and now that Im here I realized that a lot of friendships will end and there are a lot of people that I like that Im never going to see again.
I have always felt like a jerk for being unable to emotionally relate myself to people and for being a bit too careless about people who I love. I am a nice guy and I dont think im socially akward, but Im not a social butterfly. For me, hangin out with a few select people I TRULY care about is more important than having a bunch of friends who you can drink and party with.
But I like to experiment new things to get along with more people, specially now that Im out of Mexico and I feel like I have to be extra open minded about other peoples life habits.

I have been living out of my hometown for nearly 2 years now, moving from place to place, basically changing lives, styles, groups of friends, and clothing. Now, in adition to those things, I am changing my language.

I feel....terribly upset about not having someone to speak spanish with (outside of the internet). I had never tought this would be a problem but It actually is something I miss a lot. I think its because it sort of disconnects me a bit more from my roots than I want to.
I think im subconciously trying not to appear "mexican" to other people, in a way. Im not talking about denying the stereotype, but I fear people will reject and fear me because I was raised in a different cultural environment. I dont want to deny this part of myself to fit in better with people. EVEN TOUGH I AM AN EXPERT IN DOING THESE KIND OF CHANGES to fit in wherever I go.

I dont know where I belong anymore. Everyone in the world that I know of, knows a different me


Posted by Emanhattan - August 30th, 2010


Hey Ng crew n folks whats up

about a week ago I moved to Seattle, Washington (im living with a friend). Decided to drop out of ITESM (btw ill bitch and whine about why I quit that school in one of my future posts. I dont want other aspiring mexican artists to fall for it). I got accepted in a school called digipen in redmond wich charges me about the same ammount I was being charged for at ITESM, except im convinced the education is nfinitelly superior. Luckily enough I got a scholarship that can allow me to do this move at this time (I hope the economy doesnt fuck up even more later on). It was a very hard decision for me but I think eventually Ill be pretty happy with what I did. Even though its kinda hard to say goodbye to family and good friends, I still feel that this move will help me achieve my goals. But I am glad to say americans in this zone are pretty chill with mexicans :) theres a lot of cultural diversity in this part of the united states, and from the 3 times Ive been here Ive never felt... "different" or "offended" so to speak.

Quoting my bud rtil"Hey man this aint arizona we love our illegals here!" lmao rtil

But GOD

I hate when people pay some "special attention" to me, in both a good or bad way. A very nice lady on a bus was talking to me not too long ago and asked me if we had spongebob in Mexico :/
Idk people take some special interest in me because I was raised in a different community.
When I tell most people I was born in mexico they wonder why am I not wearing a sombrero and ask themselves where in my clothes am I hiding my machete.

(Speaking about machetes... Im kinda excited about Rob Rodrigues´upcoming movie "Machete".If you liked Grindhouse (grindhouse being Death proof + Planet terror) youll probably also enjoy this.)

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but back on topic...

I think that my art has been significanly more productive/better/more fun since I moved. You know sometimes you just need a quiet place to work! and My house in Mexico is reallycrowdy and noisy and the phones dont stop ringing. Its bad for art and bad for my nerves and its just ffff so as you can imagine im kinda in my place of ZEN right now.
Ive been working a lot on my sketchbooks doing as many cartoon designs and life drawings as possible. I think art-wise this has been a pretty great summer for me cuz I havent stopped drawing for months, as opossed to my last december vacations. But yeah Im drawing a LOT and Im trying to truly create the habit of drawing daily as a necessity, just like breathing air.

I havent really done a lot of stuff in flash. Once again, im trying to put animation aside until I truly feel in control of my drawing. But there are a few things ive been doing.
Hell I think ill show you some....

this is kinda gay
http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/c8 136714b6fd388dccff630a26332692

fanart of my favourite quentin tarantino movie
http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/47 b8dd3eb39572d24e9e4320d15ef264

Eventually I will try to post some of my sketches/traditional art. unfortunatelly I didnt bring a camera with me and I dont have a scanner here :/

wish me luck at my new school/life!

THEY JUST FUCKED WITH THE WRONG MEXICAN