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Is also an artist. Its a struggle.

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Posted by KarlSia - October 19th, 2020

I say annual, but my last status update was posted in May last year. It's now October, so I'm late by 5 months.

Speaking of October, its now been a year since my last upload- The Pumpkin Boy and the Snow Girl, which was also for Halloween. (I've just seen the new video player too, really liking it so far.)

Sadly I haven't made anything new ever since due to various reasons.

The main one is that I've been spending majority of my time working on animated commissions/freelancing. Ever since I tweeted an animation reel of mine with my rates plastered at the side, I've received a good number of people wanting to make use of my services, so I'm lucky to have a long line of work for the coming months. This covid thing is grilling some people out of their jobs, so I'm also lucky that I'm privileged enough to be able to work from home.

Though I'm still not quite satisfied with what I'm capable of making, I still have a whole lot to learn (and constantly try not to forget since more often than not, I forget how to draw something if I take a long break from drawing for awhile), but man's gotta eat! So I had to push forward with the commissions despite my conflicting thoughts. At least, from what I observe at the moment, is that what I can currently create is good enough for interested people to want to pay for it, which I'm grateful for.

I'm currently working a big project, and I figure I shouldn't say anything more than that due to contractual reasons, but when it drops I hope it can get me more people to commission me!

Ever since I've started working, I decided to switch animating from Photoshop over to clip paint studio since it seemed to have better features for animation. It took a long while to adjust myself into it, but now I can't imagine going back to Photoshop when these quality-of-life changes are available on Clip paint. Also learned about some 3rd-party plugins for After Effects that used when compositing anime, so having these will definitely help.

While majority of my time is spent on freelancing, the bits of free time I get is spent on consuming media like any other human. For the past few months, I've been on a visual novel reading spree. As of recent I've just read the Utawarerumono trilogy, the Muv-Luv Trilogy, and now I'm in the middle of reading the first of the Grisaia trilogy. In terms of games, I'm currently hooked on Genshin Impact. I haven't watched any series or movies in a long while now, but I did discover Worthikid's Bigtop Burger mini animated series on youtube. I live for this type of over-the-top yet dry, witty humor, the characters have so much personality packed in a few seconds of interaction, and the theme song is a banger.

Well I suppose that's all for now. I'll leave you with some w.i.p. art among the many ones whose existence I've shamefully forgotten. Till next year! (or sooner!)



Posted by KarlSia - May 14th, 2019

Hey there. Its been awhile, so figured I should make a status update so I wouldn't be considered AWOL. heh.

All I've been doing now is studying anatomy, working on the rare commission whenever, and fiddling with my second-hand PS vita. And occasionally hanging out with buddies too, so I wouldn't go bonkers from the lack of human interaction.

No new content yet, but I plan on working on my final entry for last year's Summer Animation Jam before uploading any new animations.

So, about my self studies. I've been wanting to improve what I know about the intricacies of the human body since I'm sure I'll be using this knowledge till the day I die. Before I started to actively study it in depth, I've only had an ample know-how of what looks good from an angle, but not from why it does so. I want to understand and be able to draw from imagination the details of how a body looks and moves so I could better apply to my animations and illustrations. At the side, I'm also trying to improve my understanding of colors and light and how it can affect certain objects.

I hope after all this hermiting I'd have improved my skills to make better-looking characters.

If you didn't know, I have a patreon! I'm using it for uploading projects files I'm willing to share with the interested few. Although, I'm still finding time to arrange my project files of the animations I did from last year's Summer Animation Jam into compressed zip files for my Patreon. Until now, I'm still stuck with uploading DRMCTCHR39XX. Its a little tedious trying to group files worth 17GB into separate 200mb folders.

So that's that for now. I'm also trying to save up money for an air conditioner. Earth is on fire and I'd prefer not to burn when at home.

By the way, that's a sweet looking new background Newgrounds!

Oh and congrats for the successful Pico Day @IvanAlmighty! Wish I could've gone to it, can't wait to see the pics!



Posted by KarlSia - January 15th, 2019

If you're interested in getting your character animated, then I'm offering my services to you!

I can animate:

  • Original Characters
  • Fanart

I can't animate:

  • Animals
  • Non-humanoid Creatures (negotiable)
  • Mechs (negotiable)
  • NSFW (negotiable)




  • Only single scenes with 5 second max. (flexible) of animation (animated gifs) can be commissioned at a time.
  • Only payment via Paypal in USD is accepted.
  • Full payments or an initial downpayment must be received before work on the commission has begun. 
  • Refunds are not applicable once a 1st draft is sent to the commissioner (you) for review.
  • Commission may be rejected if a higher skill level seems necessary, or for other various reasons.
  • Listed prices below are the absolute minimum, and are likely to fluctuate higher depending on the complexity of animation.

If you understand and willingly comply with these terms, then hey, no problems! 

If you any have other concerns, or other commission proposals aside from what I'm offering, please feel free to ask!


Send me a message and I'll get to you as soon as I can.

Also, please include the following:

  • Commission details (refer to rates)
  • Character details
  • Links to references (pictures, videos, etc.)
  • Animation details (pose, action, framing, storyboard etc.)



Rough/Sketched Animation: 60 USD/second

Lineart/Clean-up: +60 USD/second

Colors and Shading: +60 USD/second

Backgrounds/ Animated Special FX: +60 USD

*Simple backgrounds can be done with no added charge



I can also do some storyboarding on the side as well.

5 USD per Black/White Panel

I'll try to do my best to satisfy!



Posted by KarlSia - October 9th, 2018


After all those months of struggling to keeping up with the rounds, we finally reached the end of it and came out on top! 

Thank you very much for this win! 

Someone once told me that no matter how good someone is in whatever he does, he can't get too far without people to support an believe in him. So to everyone and especially to the voters and judges, thanks for your support!

I wanted to submit an entry for the last round, even if it was something simple. I already started working on it and even had @AnnieQuinn 's help for the VO (thank you!), but September was a rather trying month for me so I couldn't find time to finish. 

But I'm better now, so I'll upload it anyways as soon as its done even if the summer jams are over.


Posted by KarlSia - July 16th, 2018


I made a patreon account last year, but I was never sure what to do with it, until now.

(sudden attempt to sound like a salesman incoming)

By becoming my patron for as low as a 1$ a month, not only will you be supporting me and I being eternally grateful, you will also have access to the project files of Prison of the Clairvoyant, and other upcoming animations. The download includes PSD., AEP., and PRPROJ. files and others. You will also be able to see future works-in-progress before the animation's public release.


Honestly I've never been one to be completely active on all my online accounts, (this animation jam is probably my most active online time yet) but nevertheless I'll do my best to keep them updated!

If you decide not to be a patron, I'd still be happy if you would still follow me through my other sites. Thanks ahead!


Posted by KarlSia - June 28th, 2018


My entry for the Bad Dream Jam won first place for daily feature! Hope this won't be the last time, so I'll try to my best to keep on making high quality animations worth noticing!

If you haven't seen my entry, you can check it here! https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/713225

And if your curious enough, please check out my few other animations too!


Posted by KarlSia - November 15th, 2015

This is like, a huge deal for me to finally have one of my animations listed in the Featured Movies on NG. I feel like a child seeing Santa Claus for the first time in real life.

Yeah. Santa Claus. Oh, why Santa Claus? Probably because December is close by. Its as good as Christmas where I am when the -ber months start rolling in. 


Posted by KarlSia - September 8th, 2015

When I was a little kid, naive and innocent, I got my hands on a WACOM penpartner, and Macromedia Flash 5 and started making flash animations on the get-go. After learning about the existence of xiaoxiao and newgrounds, I couldn't contain my excitement when I uploaded my stick fight animation for the world to see. 


It got blammed tho.


But I didn't take it to heart, and laughed after realizing how horribly bad it actually was, and the fact the I experienced getting blammed, which to me became a somewhat silly achievement. (I kept that file with me as a trophy Hah)

Flash forward to the present (see what I did there?) and here I am now, making a come back in newgrounds and trying to make a name for myself. 

Hope you guys watch my artsy stuff  ヽ(´ー`)ノ