Skull in Connemara

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*edit* Frontpage! Thanks Tom, you're a doll! A sexy sexy doll! :3

Brace yourselves good folk of Newgrounds, this is not the sort silly weird cartoon you're used to seeing from me, and it's not the sort of stuff I'm used to creating. It kind of freaked me out having to be serious for the past week.

A few months ago a close friend of mine Justin Stephens told me he was directing the play A Skull in Connemara and asked if I would create an animated introduction for it. I said yes.

This animation was created to be twin projected onto the back wall of theatre before the beginning of the first Act of the play A Skull in Connemara, with the audience looking through the set and a layer of mist to see it. The result was very atmospheric, and I should be able to upload a recording of it in action soon so you can get a better idea of the final result. I've embeded a video of it in the newspost on my userpage so you can get a better idea.

The style was dictated by both the play, the music, and a story outline for this introduction which Justin created and gave me, which is quite a dark black comedy set in rural Ireland, about a man who has the job of digging up the old bones in the local cemetery to make room for the newly dead.

It's about a 60 / 40 split between rotoscoping (drawing over footage of actor Paul Kennedy) and my imagined animation, all created on a wacom cintiq drawing in white then "scratching back" with the eraser to create a scraper board or wood cut sort of look.

I hope you like it, and please leave me a review letting me know what you thought of it.


I liked your style

Your a good artist, you have a good eye for concept & i enjoyed watching this, black & white really standed out with what you were trying to get across. I love dark style animations & comics & you pulled your idea off very well.

However, your frame work could of been a little more smooth but by me saying that I'm just being picky & your time to make this would of taken you quite some time so 9/10 & 5/5 for your effort & artistic ideas of being original.

This reminded me of Shakespear quite a lot.

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TheBoogley responds:

Thanks man, I'm glad you liked it
Shakespeare was a pretty good, but he's no Tarantino! :3


This some horror like style. It was worth watching. The music matched well with the animation.

You are awesome.

TheBoogley responds:


great animation. can you please do a mirror tutori

great animation. can you please do a mirror tutorial

TheBoogley responds:

maybe I will, maybe I will...

Hey, Boogley.

This is really great stuff! It's like a whole new flash artist with a whole new style. I really like this. Very well done. :)

TheBoogley responds:

Cheers mate, it felt really good to try a new style and have it work out well :)

Very well done!

The art style and music provided a great atmosphere a great way to get the audience excited!!!

TheBoogley responds:

exited about killing their wives and then digging them up again? excellent :3

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4.30 / 5.00

Jul 8, 2009
9:12 PM EDT