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ImKevin
I am Kevin / 25 / ✝ / Philippians 4:13 / Joshua 1:9

Kevin @ImKevin

Age 25

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ImKevin's News

Posted by ImKevin - 1 month ago


So, it's been a pretty insane two years in this community. Only been really active here for what feels like little amount of time yet so much has happened. Personally as someone who only really does illustrations and barely delved into animations, not a lot has happened. I don't even do music nor games, so I have really nothing for that. HOWEVER, I think this year has got to be the better year than my previous one and I am so SO thankful for the NG community for the opportunities they've given to me and how I was able to show off a lot of fun art I make. I also see you people calling my art the "One Piece" style in the comment section and I take all that as compliments since I really do enjoy that series a lot. Lol.


The Big Ones:

During the month of July, the Summer Lovin' Animation Jam was announced. During the period, I created two entries for this event. I never saw myself winning a place or anything as I just do a lot of these events for fun, so I wasn't nervous or anxious, but I wanted give my own shot at making a short animation loop of my characters for this jam. I do thank my friend, BrandyBuizel, for even showing this opportunity as it gave me a good look to what's like with making an animation loop as this is something I really wanted to be part of this.


These weren't winners but I was so thrilled to see my second entry be put into Endless Summer Lovin' [COLLAB] movie! And not only on the NG website, but I also ON THE NEWGROUNDS YOUTUBE CHANNEL, WHICH WAS A HUGE SURPRISE FOR ME. (I did cry irl btw when I saw this :'} ) iu_853576_6967610.webp


Back in October, I was given an opportunity, by Dungeonation, to create two faces for the 10 year anniversary of Faces of NG collab. It was small, but really happy to show more of my art in this little quiz game of more recent Newgrounders that were present. Much thanks to Dungeonation for crafting up this game!


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Now for more the most recent event in NG, Tankmas ADVENTure 2022 was very huge for me. Probably my biggest project yet. BrandyBuizel, has yet again, given me an opportunity to create an actual comic for Tankmas! Now, this was my first time creating a small story where I actually had to make my own characters interact with each other. I don't have any knowledge really when it comes to creating stories, but this was still a fun way to get the idea of what's like to create a story of sorts. Personally, I was never really thrilled with how the dialog came out. It did felt kinda weird for me making this, but it is my first time. I got told there were grammar errors, but overall the feedback was very positive and i'm hoping to keep improving in comic making! Also HUGE thanks to immadametal for the help with making the story for this event!


If you're wondering why the full pages in the art portal version are different than the cut up versions in the Tankmas game is because due to the size of the dialog and art, the resolution was really low quality and unreadable. BrandyBuizel gave me the idea, however, to cut up the panels since they were just rectangle and squares. It was not a fun process as it took WAY too long to go through each page and cut it up. But in the end, everything did worked out. I am so thankful for the Tankmas crew in what they done. Seeing all the artwork made by the other artists too was a phenomenal time.


What I'm Hoping For This 2023:

This is already obvious for some, but I am in the very slow process of creating and learning comic making. I just don't wanna draw characters but make a story out of it. It's a stressful process as i'm putting my foot into something huge that i've never done before. My goal is to create probably two arcs for my story with something simple that introduces the characters. I've always wanted to create a fun story that anyone can enjoy, and God willing, I would love to keep learning and still draw what I enjoy doing. It's been a huge blessing seeing others express their love for the illustrations I create. Even getting special guests randomly discovering my works too. So, if possible, I wanna keep working hard on my project.


Smaller goal, but, still keep on creating colorspread like illustrations. These pieces take a WHILE to make BUT these pieces help out a lot when I wanna make something with backgrounds. So depending on events, holidays, or just random ideas in my mind, expect more art like this in 2023 too. :}


Juggling Work and other IRL stuff with Art making:

I'm still a human being who has to get that bread for bills and other necessities for the family and myself. I also go through struggles like any other human being. I'm a broken man. Work can be insufferable and really discouraging to me since I feel like I can do so much more outside of work. I have the talents and skills i'm learning and I always wish I can just walk out. However, it's not that simple. Heck, I even get so stressed and angered that I don't feel like even making art. I, however thank a God that i've looked up to for three years already. I'm gonna through so much suffering, storms, trials, etc. in my life. Work is part of that process as I learn what's like to work under stress, with people, having to finish things in limited time. All that. Obstacles like this, even stuff happening outside of work, is what makes our character grow. In the end of all this, I put God first in everything I do and follow what's priority by doing the will He wants me to do. I don't know what my future will be. It's all foggy. But, I do know who knows. I shouldn't have to worry what lies ahead as I focus on what is in front me now. I don't even know if art making will be the thing I do in my life forever. Everyday though, I give thanks and praise for everything He has done for me. And once I eventually start going through trials and storms, I do it with a smile on my face because I know it what's produces the steadfastness and perseverance I need to be stronger and more courageous in life. :)


I have learned through the work i've done and through the NG community as a whole. I've really learned a lot of what it's like to be humble. To work for the goal. Other social media sites never give that lesson at all. Everyone just feels so desperate and so mean. Everyone stepping over each other just to get something that's temporary. But Newgrounds just hits different. I am so so blessed with this community. I love learning what I need to do step by step just to slowly get there. I enjoy the process more than having to just claw at something. I've always said this a lot to everyone, but popularity is a curse. I'm happy to be in a smaller circle than in a huge circle. Lol.


From the deepest of my heart, thank you to my friends, peers, and NG for giving the most have I had as an artist. God bless all of you and have a great New Years.


Philippians 4:13/Joshua 1:9/Hebrews 10:35-36



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Posted by ImKevin - September 17th, 2022


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Posted by ImKevin - May 12th, 2022


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Hallo


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Posted by ImKevin - December 25th, 2021


First off, Merry Christmas and God bless you guys. Hope your day is fun today! Second, this was my first year where I started becoming more active on NG thanks to a certain rhythm beep boop game everyone in their mother knows about. As much as i've seen this game plastered everywhere on the internet, if it wasn't for that game, I wouldn't really be active on NG in the first place, so shout out to the FNF devs for the kickstart to use NG. I actually joined in 2018 back during the Tumblr purge and NG advertised there for all types of creators. I didn't really know how to communicate and never interactive cuz of it. Thanks to the Art Office ad back last year in the NG Podcast server, I started actually talking to NGders who also too have the same energy wanting to create. It kind of just went on from there. Hell, Im about to reach 1400 fans on NG's already! I was only like what? 300 last year? This has definitely been a huge step. Thanks guys!


I made a lot of progress because of NG in just one year too!


My art featured on the wall art

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Participating in collabs and cover art for other peeps(Games, Movies, NGSF, receiving my first trophies, Tankmas):


I think this year was probably the best time for me as an artist, and can't help just being grateful for the NG community being so passionate about their works. I thank God for what he has done and how far He has taken me. 2022 will hopefully be a even bigger step towards improving on my craft and joining in on more collab opportunities with a lot of new friends i've made and people to talk. I met people I did not even think I would meet, but here I am. God willing, I can hopefully work hard on my own craft with my characters. Wanting to make my own NG series is a huge goal, so im praying to work hard on what I have in mind.


Thanks again to NG community for making my time here such a huge welcome. :)


Everything by Everyone.


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Posted by ImKevin - July 21st, 2021


Just want to give my heartfelt thanks to the Newgrounds community for this huge milestone. I remember starting a newgrounds account back in 2018 during the whole tumblr purge. I never really knew what to do on this site nor really used it a lot at all. I mostly used this as an archive account for my finished works. Ever since a certain web game based rhythm game, it really has inspired me to look further into NG's and see what im missing out on. So shout out to ninjamuffin99 and the rest of the funkin crew for their inspirations. I was still new to the Newgrounds scene. I was and still learning a lot about different stuff that goes on in this community, and learning about all these NG's characters. I remember still going into the Newgrounds Podcast discord server for the first time and met so many awesome peeps over there, and learning even more Newgrounds culture. Listening to the podcast and hearing about all these creator's ambitions, and dreams on what they loved doing. What really got hooked to this site more than any other social media site was the sheer positive, and energetic attitude everyone on this community had. Everyone is always ready to work together and collab to create what they envision. The fact I gotten so many oppurtunities to participate in these collabs is huge. I created a piece for the NG's Summer Festival, I got my artwork featured on the wall art for the site, and now i've helped out with other people to help out and participate in animation collabs for the Summer Animation Jam. It's been awesome!


I really do thank God for leading me throughout this journey. I've been very blessed to have improved and expanded on how I used my gift of creativity go further with my skills. If it wasnt for Him, I wouldnt gotten so far in the first place. His guidance has always helped me. I pray everyday for any direction on what the next step through my journey. Little by little. Inch by inch. Even if I days where I go through trial after trial, I will always thank God for what He has given me. And one day, God willing, I want go further on this site create my own Newgrounds series with my characters with the envision I have. Maybe it was His intention for me to join this community. Who knows. But what ever happens. He will lead me.


I really do thank you guys in this community for inspiring as a creator to go further on. This will always be the best community of creators I've ever joined. Everything by everyone.


“Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay." -Habakkuk 2: 2-3


"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11


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Posted by ImKevin - May 25th, 2021


Fellas today is my birthday! I am now 24 and have survived another yet. Wanna say thanks for the support so far! Ive reached 700 fans and it feels very surreal to get this far on NG's. I met a lot of very ambitious people here and it's been a blast. I'm going to keep doing my best out there and keep on creating. :}


God bless you guys and heres to another year.


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Posted by ImKevin - May 15th, 2021


Thank you for the amount of love for the recent summer festival 2021 piece i've created. Took me 2 days to finish that whole thing up and a lot of people are enjoying it so far! Also already almost to 700 fans! That's insane! For new fans who started following me, definitely check out my other works i've done. I also do OC art that i'm also trying to get out there as well!


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Posted by ImKevin - May 1st, 2021


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Posted by ImKevin - April 22nd, 2021


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Just wanted to thank for the 500 milestone from today! Thanks for the love so far with my pico drawing. If you came from the pico drawing alone, definitely do check out my other works as well. Got some more treats for ya. c:


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Posted by ImKevin - January 12th, 2021


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But really guys, thnx so much for the follows!


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