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In My Arms Collab

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Mar 5, 2009 | 6:55 PM EST
  • Frontpaged March 6, 2009
  • Daily 2nd Place March 6, 2009
  • Weekly 4th Place March 11, 2009

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Welcome to the "In My Arms Collab." This collaboration was an effort created by Sean Ruediger, as he grouped up his favorite artists from the Aura-Core, and also got help from a few other known artists on

This collab is a beautiful piece, and expresses the more serious side of collabs, rather than 2-hour time trials, or just gibberish. This suppose to show the purpose of bringing out the more serious side of artists on Newgrounds, rather than comedy bits involving Super Mario, or anything of that sort.

Our goal was to complete a piece with one color scheme, and adapt it using various art techniques to apply shade, and texture to our artwork and animation. This challenge was faced by using cross-hatch and other art techniques, which made this collab rather unique in it's own way.

It's a very personal, and heart-filled collaboration, as I created it dedicated to someone dear to me. Mogly has also put his heart and soul into his piece as well. We are inspired to make more meaningful collaborations on the site, and hope to do so sometime in the near future.

Taking about 3 months, this collab has been concluded and faced it's time in the portal. I hope you enjoy the outcome of this. We faced a few problems, which included surgery, pain, and waiting on people to finish their work -- but the outcome is quite beautiful, and I'm proud to work with the artists I have with this collab.

Thank you everyone for taking part in this collab. Thank you the whole crew, but mostly, Thank you the Aura-Core for making this possible; Tarienn for special FX and intro, GatekeeperGirl for her amazing animation skills, as well as Jeinu for his two submissions he entered in this as well, which were beautiful. Also, I can't forget Theo-Art's for his amazing work as well!

It's such an honor to release such a serious piece, I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

People who took part;
Andy-Parker, AtomicNoodle, KartuneHustla, Jeinu, Tarienn, Tystarr, Theo-Art, Gate-Keeper-Girl, KartMan, Five-Iron, Mogly, NathanielMilburn and Osuka.

Thank you Winterwind-NS for the intro music as well.

///Thank you for Front Page, and Daily 2nd! :)



Rated 5 / 5 stars

I...I love this movie. The song, the visuals, it all just shows the heart and soul put into it. The images, while in different styles, merge into each other with no awkward moments. Even the wackier ones seemed in place, and it is so refreshing to see a more serious submission, and an actual piece of art as apposed to another damn sprite parody.

My hats off to you, All my 5's are belong to this.

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Rudy responds:

Honestly, I was just as stunned about the outcome of this collab -- You're right, the more serious side of Newgrounds is pretty refreshing to see, and I'm hoping to bring that more often to the site. Yes, I do have my comedy bits, but it's refreshing to see animations like this.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Jeinu's part in particular was absolutely stunning!
Great collab Rudy.

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Rudy responds:

Thanks Will, I really appreciate your review -- Yes Jeinu is a wonderful animator, I agree.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Oh wow

That was simply fantastic, guys! Great job. I was just touched by the whole thing. Beautiful song, too. I'm definatly going to go find it. Beautiful beautiful beautiful work. :)

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Rudy responds:

Yes, the song is by Jon Foreman. He's the lead singer of Switchfoot actually (:


Rated 5 / 5 stars


AMAZING artwork and animation. You guys should be really proud of this work. Keep it up, you make NG awesome!

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Rudy responds:

I am quite proud of the outcome of this collab, and I'm honestly glad you enjoyed it. :) Thank you for your kind review.