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Greetings, and welcome to my Newgrounds page! I do art and I'm the Writer, Director, and Animator of Beyond the Fog. Current Project: Beyond the Fog: Episode 3 [Late 2019].
Contact E-mail: 9hammeranims@gmail.com

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Posted by 9Hammer - 12 days ago


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Hey folks. After taking about a week break from animating, I'm glad to say that production of Beyond the Fog's third installment has started! I'm genuinely happy that folks enjoyed and gave constructive criticism on the previous episode, and my goal is to make this series the best it can possibly be. I'll definitely be taking all of them into consideration.


At the moment, there isn't a definite date on when Episode 3 will be released, but gauging how may scenes there are with this upcoming episode, sometime around the end of this year (or the beginning of 2020) would be it's release time. Though, only time will tell how the production will go, but I hope for the best. To tide you over, I'll be showing off some WIPs/previews of some of the scenes within the episode once I get going with the key animation phase! (That'll be sometime this month after the storyboarding is finished)


Anyways, thanks for reading. It's a small update post, but the feedback, positive/negative, motivates me even more to continue with this story. It's a major passion project of mine that I want to bring into fruition, and I'm glad that folks are tuned in with it!


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Posted by 9Hammer - July 5th, 2019


Greetings, folks! Figured I check in with you guys and update on how projects are going. I've been extremely busy with backgrounds, animations, and contract work as of late, which is kind of why the time intervals between art pieces is quite large. Despite that, after I make a lot of progress on these sorts of projects, I'll return to art a bit! Anyways, here are the updates!


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[Beyond the Fog: Episode 2] - If you've been following my Twitter account, I've been making stellar and efficient progress with episode 2 of Beyond the Fog. The light at the end of the tunnel is visible, and I just have a handful of cel animations to complete before heading into post production.


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The plan is to release this animation by July 26th to both NewGrounds, then to YouTube! Don't want to spoil too much about it, but this next episode should be a huge step up from Episode 1 (Thanks to the critiques given). New faces will show up in addition to new voice actors! Additionally, the amount of background work in this episode was massive considering the surroundings. Here's a look at it:


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Once the episode is released, more context will be given and this will all make sense. Regardless, I hope that you're interested in where the series is progressing!


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(Also, 8bitbeetle did a nice render of Sen! Check it out!)


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[Solace - A Film by Nine] - I've been keeping this one on the down-low for a bit with updates, but story boarding is in full effect with this project! The bunny dude Hex will have quite a big animation encompassing him later in the upcoming year, and I'm just making sure things are prepared and in order before even considering animating. Best to have a quality product than a rushed one!


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Regardless, here are a few story board frames. The rigorous background work from BtF will help immensely with this film and techniques will get better with time and execution.


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I'll also show off some concept art in the upcoming future, but rest assured that this project is making steady progress.


(Also, Hex got a bit of fan art from some very generous folks. Check it out!)


"Hex Chillin' on a Branch" by JKSSN


https://twitter.com/8BITbeetle/status/1108805582587351046

(8bitbeetle's take on Hex!)


https://twitter.com/Lunatunny/status/1124776739400560642

(Lunatunny's take on Hex!)


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And that's basically it for the main projects! Of course, I'll still do animation studies as you've likely already seen with Sherlock Hound and Cappy from Mario Odyssey whenever I have the free-time. Art should also resume as normal once the second episode of Beyond the Fog is out to the public as well. Anyways, thank you for reading, and I hope to keep you engaged for the near future!


-Nine (9Hammer)


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Posted by 9Hammer - April 7th, 2019


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Greetings. For those familiar with Beyond the Fog, the story-boarding for episode 2 is finalized and ready to be keyed/animated! Took quite a bit, but now comes the fun part. in this new episode, you'll see some new faces, music, and settings. Additionally, I've taken account the previous critiques of the first episode here, so hopefully when this releases, it'll be a noticeable step up from it's predecessor! I'm expecting to release the next episode sometime in the summer if all things go according to plan and I'll be showing off some WIP shots of the episodes (devoid of spoilers).


Here's the first episode if you're interested: https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/719391


(Hey, if I have the time, there may be a secret animation that gets released around that time too.)


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Thanks for reading this brief update, and I hope to interest you in the series! There's more to come!


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Posted by 9Hammer - February 15th, 2019


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Hello! I'm currently open for commissions in my current style of digital painting! The base price is $45 (USD) and the max slots are 5. If you're interested, you can email me at "9hammeranims@gmail.com"!


More info & clarifications: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11YuocuHKB41NByB3Zx6TIcfAh1IO3JTGcCkebpQwBCY/edit?usp=sharing


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Posted by 9Hammer - February 7th, 2019


I'm a little late to this, but I'm back from my hiatus! I've been working on my crafts of animations during that time while also understanding the style of digital painting (Examples of such are down below). Hopefully, I can expand on this style a bit more in the near future!


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Additionally, I'm still developing Beyond the Fog's 2nd episode. Down below is a WIP! I aim to have that finished in a couple of months, and I will be posting some WIP shots occasionally here and on twitter. If you're interested in the series, you can check out the first episode here: https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/719391 (AUDIO REMASTER: https://youtu.be/flZ7xd7HIac ).


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I hope some of these have peaked your interest. If not, that's fine too. Thanks for reading!


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Posted by 9Hammer - January 26th, 2019


Greetings. Might be a bit abrupt, but I need a break from social media platforms for about a week or two. This is only to focus my attention on projects like Beyond the Fog and Project 2020. Also, I'll be reworking my brand as well (More info to come later).

See you in February!


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Posted by 9Hammer - January 12th, 2019


I took the time to remaster the audio of the first episode of Beyond the Fog (an animated web series I'm developing). I hope by taking the critiques from NG users, this remaster would serve as a palette cleanser from it's original. Thank you for the critiques if you did give them, and I hope you enjoy!4393862_154730677091_RemasterBeyondtheFogBGEP1THUMBNAILlast.png

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flZ7xd7HIac

[Episode 2 is currently in production and won't have as many audio issues as the first one]


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Posted by 9Hammer - November 1st, 2018


The philosophy I follow is that accepting and recognizing your own flaws is an integral step to improving your craft, so all of the critiques given on Beyond the Fog's first episode are greatly appreciated. As I progress with this story, I'll definitely take into consideration the things mentioned and work towards improving the animation and tie up some loose ends. Thank you very much!


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Posted by 9Hammer - October 31st, 2018


I'm absolutely ecstatic to share that the series I've been working on, "Beyond the Fog", has begun! Production for the next episodes will be a lot shorter than this one to be sure. If you've been sticking around since 2016-17, thank you for your patience and I hope to keep you interested! 

You can watch the first episode "A Rude Awakening" here: https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/719391


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Posted by 9Hammer - October 26th, 2018


The first episode of Beyond the Fog is almost completed and is set to release on Halloween [10.31.18]. Just adding the final touches and cleaning things up beforehand! 4393862_154060611272_SenValAnimationCompleted.png