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Born in 1991, Andrea is (generally) 81kg and is unhealthily obsessed with the colour yellow. He reads books that contain more pictures than words. TL;DR: Graphic Designer, Animator, Illustrator; and passionate about pretty much anything design-related

Andrea Meli @BoMbLu

27, Male

Graphic Designer

MCAST Institute of Art & Desig

Malta

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Posted by BoMbLu - 2 weeks ago


1359059_154930198792_ng-teaser1.pngWell, the process is slow AF but that's my fault entirely, adult life and responsibilityies sort of screw up wth the best laid plans of mice and men (Ba Dum Tss!).

After the first round of feedback and knee-jerk reactions I tightened up the re-design idea a little more based on the points and concerns the comments raised. Though I have one burning question: What is the purpose of Newgrounds in 2019? I'm not questioning it's relevance, as I think the platform is now almsot more relevant than it had been in the last few years (but do correct me if i'm wrong!) Should NG move with the times? Are there any issues with NG at all?

 

Sidenote: I shit you not, I inclueded Salad Fingers and Starbarians ep3, ironically, back in the time of my first post on December 6th and look at us now. Maybe I can summon animations into existence. If yes, I'd like to order 'The ultimate showdown of ultimate destiny 2' please :)

 

Well, so here's what my idea of the NEWGROUNDS redesign's looking like at the moment. Not super keen on the way the image containers look like at the moment, I'll probably be revising these sometime soon. Other than that...

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Here's another look at what the full page is looking like.

 

I have one main theme going on which I think might be an interesting element to look at, even if it gets implemented in the site at the moment; and that is: Different aspect ratios for covers in different mediums. So, the idea is to have all the MOVIE have a 16:9 cover image (similar to movie posters outside a theatre, for example). On the other hand, GAMES will have artwork that's more reminiscent to Video Game cases (so more portrair 3:4 like) whereas AUDIO will have 1:1 artworks that will look and feel more like music/tracks.

Slightly better look here:

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In the long run, the idea would be to have more collaboration between creators, so say if i'm releasing a new music track, I might want to get in touch with some static 2D artists to create (or borrow) artwork to serve as art for my track. Same thing with games, etc, etc.

 

Thoughts? Love ya <3


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Posted by BoMbLu - December 6th, 2018


In three year's time I'll probably find myself reading this very post, kicking my self in the ass for not getting this project done after so much time. (End of Prelude)

 

I called NEWGROUNDS my home for most of my adolescence. Long story short, I owe it to this website for getting me into animation, which lead me into taking desgin seriously and turning it int my career. So, hey, thanks NG! The rise of youtube unfortunately pulled me away from NG and, even though I did frequent it occasionally, I sort of put this site aside for a few years. However, in the last couple of years I found myself frequenting the site on a more regular basis. Maybe the rise in unnecessary censorship was making this inevitable. Plus, the whole Tumbr thing. Enough is beeing said about this and I don't really have much to add to the conversation at the moment.

(Sidenote; i sound like an old fart. If you've gotten this far, cheers babe!)

Around four months ago I dreamt of taking on a new personal side-project: Redesign NEWGROUNDS. Turn it (visually) into a media-consumption-and-contribution powerhouse.

I'm in relatively early stages of the whole design project but I'm tempted to use these posts to documentt this side project, hopefully get feedback and, eventually, finish this silly sideproject already.

 

Below is what I plan to use as the main NEWGROUNDS icon, a relatively tightened-up Tank Man Head. Thoughts?


i removed that annoying yellow flash - sorry about that

 

 


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Posted by BoMbLu - April 1st, 2015


 

Super Excited! After a year and a half in the making, my first indie game is coming to Xbox! And the greatest part? It'll be out on April 21st for Xbox One and Windows Phone.

Check the game out on the xbox store at http://bit.ly/1GLTXoH

KiwiHorse™ Escape from Shangri-La is an arcade side scroller contains 35 levels of pure insanity, in 4 unique environments, full of puzzles, traps, horses, kiwis and manta-rays.

Go to the Xbox Store now and use the code AprLFlz01 and pre-order the game. Using this code will also give you 10% off (RRP £9.99)


Posted by BoMbLu - May 11th, 2014


Once again, new project in the works! Will it see the light of day on completion? #WhoTheFkKnows :D


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Posted by BoMbLu - October 13th, 2013


Quick update on my animation project, Posh Pansy got a haircut! Currently lip-synching the character, hopefully the scene will be ready some time today!

Haircuts Lip Synching


Posted by BoMbLu - October 8th, 2013


Early illustration work-in-progress for the (chronologically, first) scene in my project!

Posh Pansies


Posted by BoMbLu - October 7th, 2013


This is turning out to be a pretty fun project to work on. Worked on some fbf light effects that surround Nugget today, i think they turned out pretty well in the animated version (no sneak peeks). Still not sure if i should use the "photograph" in the background to simulate space or if i should create the stars etc manually, i'll probably determine this once i work on the next scene and see how these scenes tie into each other.

Floating in the Void


Posted by BoMbLu - October 6th, 2013


Inspired by a particular NG users' Voice Demo Reel, I have embarked upon a new animation project. Still not sure where i'm going with this, all I know is that - if complete - it'll be pretty random. On the other hand, I'm trying out a new work-flow for flash animations - Illustrate in Illustrator, import into Flash to lip-synch, import into After Effects to animate - does anyone else work this way?!

Of Nuggets and New Things


Posted by BoMbLu - October 1st, 2013


Another quicky! ლಠ益ಠ)ლ

Another Gif!


Posted by BoMbLu - September 30th, 2013


Back to flash after an unintentionally long hiatus!

Reawakening