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Sabrina @Sabtastic

Age 33, Female


University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Joined on 7/3/09

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Sabtastic's News

Posted by Sabtastic - August 2nd, 2013

EDIT: Moderators found! No more volunteers needed at this time.

Looking for THREE VOLUNTEERSto help me moderate the new Twitter page for the Newgrounds Art Portal...! I literally just created the page, so it needs a little TLC.

So far for moderators (aside from myself) we have:
Zombiemonkey / @ZombieMonkeyNG
EthanAlways / @EthanAlways
TheInnerScience / @Science_The
GentlemanTrooper / @GentTrooper

PM or tweet me if you're interested and provide a brief explanation of what you'll do as a moderator. Non-Newgrounds members will NOT be considered. I basically want three people to help keep up regular posts, sort through feature requests, and actively search for other Newgrounds artist posts on Twitter or elsewhere.

Feel free to follow us there: @NG_Artists!
This is your chance to get more familiar with the art community here on Newgrounds and follow your favourite artists! :)

Follow the Art Portal on Twitter! Helpers Wanted!

Posted by Sabtastic - July 21st, 2013

Alright so about two weeks ago, I posted six very misleading thumbnails to my art gallery for a kind of half-assed survey. The prank was by no means a serious survey, but it was made to narrow down what kind of female artwork the NG art portal appreciates more. In total there was a thumbnail of: 1. naked boobs, 2. a panty shot, 3. a suggestive mouth, 4. a bikini bottom shot, 5. a colourful eye, and 6. a woman's face. None of the artwork involved male subjects, so unfortunately I'm only going to be focusing on pinup art involving women. The whole thing was also meant to shed a little bit of light on how to get the most views possible without necessarily being the best artist ever. After two weeks, I stopped recording stats, so that's what the image below will reflect.

All in all, I'm really happy with the results LegolaSS and I gathered from this survey. Big thanks to him by the way, he volunteered to track views and scores for two weeks straight! The artwork created this HUGE dialogue between myself and the people who found it, and a lot of you offered your opinions and perspectives that I hadn't considered before, so thanks a lot for taking part and giving me the chance to get to know you all better! ...

ALSO I'M REALLY SORRY if I just pissed you off by tricking you over and over. 3:>
I PROMISE that the next pieces of art I post will be real! haha



+ Most of you probably already know how to crop your artwork strategically, but anything that looks like nudity, cleavage, a camel-toe, or a butt is guaranteed a few extra clicks.
Apparently on Newgrounds, according to this study; boobs are preferred.

+ An 'A' for Adult rating doesn't hurt your chances for getting more views, either.
The 'A' rated art submissions got at least 2-5 THOUSAND more views than the 'E' and 'M' rated thumbnails in this series.

+ In general, fan art that involves popular characters from games, movies, or tv shows will attract people from outside your webpage via keyword searches. Try creating content based on a fandom you enjoy.
In this case, Princess Zelda and Sailor Moon were the top contenders. They earned an average of 4.5 THOUSAND more views than the no-name characters.

+ Put a lot of effort into making your thumbnail look visually appealing and don't make it too vague. It's one of the key things that draw in your viewer (on Newgrounds, at least). Think ahead about where and what exactly you want to put in your thumbnail, and spend a little more time fine-tuning it.

- As predicted, the two thumbnails that only featured a face or an eye did the worst in terms of views (compared to the more adult ones).

- The two thumbnails that did the worst were also no-name, made-up characters. The popular characters from tv shows and games did much better.


Sooooo... That's pretty much it! Hopefully all of this wasn't just completely obvious and useless to you. The picture below should be the most helpful.

Certain thumbnails got featured/front-paged and some did not
Followers / Fans who have me favourited could have viewed the images without seeing the thumbnails at all.
The images were not all given the same maturity rating.
Some viewers may have looked for the rest of the fake thumbnails on purpose or viewed / voted multiple times.
Results could have been less skewed if I posted from a fake / new account.

Lemme just say that views aren't everything. Quality artwork will find its way to the top regardless of content, and you really shouldn't just pander to a specific audience because all you want is page views. Focus on your interests and talents, and cultivate the things you're really passionate about. If that happens to involve boobs and butts, then power to you! This was all just for fun and just a satirical, sociological observation, so I don't wanna hear about anybody's panties getting in a bunch because I'm subliminally calling certain types of art unpopular.

How to Get More Views: Results from my little Joke Survey.

Posted by Sabtastic - July 3rd, 2013

So about a month ago I finished this super intensive art class for University, and I've posted a few of the art pieces from it!

We did a bunch of life drawing with nude models, some self portrait studies, still life, and tried out a couple of unfamiliar mediums like Ink and Gouache. Most of the artwork was drawn in charcoal, since it was a drawing-focused class, so you'll notice it's all pretty rough and un-polished. We had really strict time constraints for a lot of the artwork, too. The class was only five weeks long. Hope you like those...! :3

AAANYWAY, all of that's a little further back in my gallery.

The art I have posted NOW is a Newgrounds exclusive that you won't see posted anywhere else, so go have a peek! ;)


Let me know what you think! I wasted a ton of time on it for no good reason, so hopefully everybody doesn't rip me a new one.

BELOW: A little doodle of another work in progress. Kind of an art nouveau rip-off for practice.

TONS of NEW ART! Come see!

Posted by Sabtastic - May 22nd, 2013

So I finally mustered up the courage to animate something super short for practice in Flash CS3...!

I've got a really good teacher this time around, so hopefully it won't turn out to be complete garbage. lol
The whole animation is only going to be about 25 seconds long, featuring Pokemon (Haunter and Gengar).

I really like how easy the characters are to manipulate in a cartoony style (as opposed to drawing convincing human characters). The whole thing should HOPEFULLY be done when my spring classes are over in MID JUNE. I've even got a few more Pokemon team commissions in the works, so my gallery's just going to be FULL of 'MONS next month.

IN OTHER NEWS, I'm taking a really cool drawing course right now and it's super intensive!
Just out of curiosity, would any of you like to see the final work once my course is over? ... It's more charcoal and graphite studies, and I never really got the vibe that Newgrounds cares about that stuff. Should I spam the portal with it anyway, or just post a journal entry with all of them linked elsewhere?


Posted by Sabtastic - April 2nd, 2013

Hey! Just a heads up that I'll be heading out to the NG Headquarters in Philly again this year! Hope to see you there!

I'll be there Monday April 29th - Sunday May 5th, so that means I won't be able to make it for the Pico Day meetup! :( If any of you decide to stay a little longer, though, I'm sure I'll seeya around the office or at Stamper's--where I'll be staying.

Be sure to drop me a line if you're gonna hang around in Philly! I'd love to hang out. This time around I'm planning to go on adventures and see the sights, so you'd be more than welcome to recklessly meander around PA with me while I do that.

P.S. The reason I'm being lame and not going to Pico Day on time is because my 23rd birthday is on the same weekend and I missed visiting with family/friends last year. Couldn't talk my way out of work either. </3
P.P.S: BIG THANKS TO JakBaronKing FOR THE EARLY BIRTHDAY PRESENT! <3 He gifted me the points to download a copy of Battleblock Theater!!
P.P.P.S: Check out my sweet new shades! Vnzi made 'em! Ask her nice and I bet she'll make you some, too!

Pico Day Meetup 2013

Posted by Sabtastic - February 27th, 2013

Here are a bunch'a things I've been up to lately. Feels like I'm due for an 'update' journal post.

I have a ton of side-projects going on now that I'm taking a break from doing commissions! ... It's kind of a relief to work on personal projects at this point. I feel like I'm finally getting the opportunity to TEACH MYSELF things that I actually want to learn. Never seem to get the time to do that anymore. It's always artwork FOR someTHING or someONE lately. :\
Anyway here they are if you're curious:

a. Inspiring Friends/Artists/People (Tribute Pic) (some NG people included)
b. Sketches from my latest Art Book (mostly pinups)
c. Indigo-Go's Drawing from Majora's Mask (obligatory Zelda fan art)
d. Valentine Pinup (kind of NSFW)
e. Some silly caricature practice.

My (other)younger sister joined Newgrounds! Check out her work here. She goes by pwneropwnage. Both of my sisters are artistically inclined, and frankly, I'm glad they are, because we all kind of work off of each others talent. (in case you aren't sure, the other one is Mel/Pickletoez) PwneroPwnage mostly works with Paint Tool Sai and a Bamboo Fun graphics tablet, but I'm personally making it my mission to convert her to Photoshop. Some of the subject matter she likes to draw relates to: Minecraft, Endermen, Original Characters, and Homestuck!
Drop by some time and give her a nice Newgrounds welcome!

I recently got interviewed! TheInterviewer/The-Great-One kindly asked that I answer some questions, SO IF YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE REAL, DEEP, MEANINGFUL, INNER WORKINGS that is Sabtastic you'll find it right over here. haha
But in all seriousness I'm a very boring person, so sorry in advance about being so lame.

Still working on publishing my silly little pigeon poo game to Newgrounds. MSGHero and I are working out the bugs and adding in some fancy bells and whistles so it's not such a 'bare bones' game. You guys are gonna like it... (I hope)! c:
Actually while we're on that topic, PM me if you're interested in beta testing. There isn't much to add at this point, but we're still nit-picking, so it never hurts to get another opinion.

And lastly; here's some sweet fan art from my good friend Art-Calavera on DeviantaART.
He's awesome and you should go look at his stuff.

Update: New Art and Other Fun Stuff

Posted by Sabtastic - February 24th, 2013

EDIT: All done now!! Sketches are in the forums. There were 4 pages of doodles all together! You can find them all [here].

Oh and here's the thread:

Took Free Sketch Requests for 4 Hours

Posted by Sabtastic - February 14th, 2013

... And I'm never programming anything ever again.

http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/Sabtastic/310523 8

Note: Gotta poop on the car 5 times to win

(Music was all borrowed from Newgrounds!)

I Made a 'CRAPPY' Game. HAH.

Posted by Sabtastic - February 12th, 2013

Learn how to use artistic style to express character and emotion effectively
in this short 15 minute tutorial recorded, narrated and drawn by yours truly! :3

Check it out!

The whole thing got recorded because of a University class, so if it seems overly formal, that's why.
Hope you guys like it!

Let me know what you think!! :D

Posted by Sabtastic - January 30th, 2013

I haven't updated in ages so I thought I'd take the time to feature some amazingly talented and dedicated users here in the NG Community. They're all worth following, all regular contributors, and all super friendly--- and all GIRLIES LIKE ME! <3

In no particular order, here are some of my FELLOW SISTAHS of NG that spend time contributing content to this massive sausage-fest of a website. ;3


[Sucho on twitter]
If you haven't already heard of her, Sucho's a crazy-talented artist and significant other of HappyHarry, another superstar Newgrounds user. Together they've worked on some super popular toons such as Starbarians, Hiding in Plain Sight, and Song of Skyrim -- but she's also a heavy-hitter on her own! Her intricate hyper-realistic monster artwork graces the art portal and the front page on a regular basis, so if you haven't taken the time to check her out yet, you are SERIOUSLY MISSING OUT!
Go look at her gallery right meow.

[Jaxxy on twitter]
This successful lady has recently tied the knot with tomamoto, another super popular Newgrounder! Jaxxy (or should I say, Mrs.Tomar) never ceases to amaze me. She can draw anything - even on the spot. Recently she's been doing a lot of weekly live art streams (on Wednesdays) where she takes art requests from viewers! If you have the chance, I'd highly recommend you take the time to visit her site and subscribe to her and her hubby on Youtube.
Together they've published awesome toons that you really shouldn't miss!

[Caxx on twitter]
Caxx has been very active as a voice actor lately with the Newgrounds community. I know her best for her work voicing Zone-Tan from ZTV news! She works together with her bro Redminus, and they're Canadian, too! :D Not only is Caxx a talented voice actress, she also posts awesome artwork from time to time in the portal! It'd definitely be worth your time to subscribe to her channel on Youtube. She's voiced many popular toons that I'm sure you've seen! Here are a couple: [Wilhelm Park] [Nyan Caxx] and [ZTV].

[ReNaeNae on twitter]
ReNaeNae is a current forum moderator on Newgrounds as well as an active member of the community, and talented artist! She's usually seen facilitating a group projects, collabs, or exchanges here on NG, and always has something new and exciting in the works. Some of the works that I remember her for personally are: [The NG Art Worm] [The 2012 NG Advent Calendar] and [Too Scared to Dive]!
Drop by and show her some love!

[Pickletoez on twitter]
This one is kind of obligatory, seeing as this talented jack-of-all-trades is actually my little sister! Mel has been a little less active on Newgrounds these days, but since we live together, I constantly bug her to keep up with animation and her digital art. Mel, in a sense, is like my artistic twin. We both draw, but she excels in the aspects that I lack in. She draws 'adorable', I do 'sexy'. I draw 'fanservice' she does 'fantasy'. Together we exhibit artwork at local comic cons and exhibitions, which is one of our latest endeavors as professional artists.
Drop by! Leave her a comment! Tell her Sab sent you! ;)

[Nalem on Youtube]
I just recently discovered this gifted girlie when I was looking for users to feature in this journal! This talented artist-animator typically works with other big-shots on Newgrounds, like LeftHandedSock, Tomamoto, RicePirate, and Kirbopher! c:
Though I have yet to find out very much about her, she's animated many popular toons that I've previously enjoyed, such as: [Fenada 002], [Failor Moon], and [Draggin' Brawl Z]!
Make sure you drop by her gallery, too! She's got some awesome artwork there as well!


More Talented Lady-Folk that I have yet to write a blurb about:
[ cosmicdeath ]
[ morthagg ]
[ lovingthedark ]
[ morichax ]
[ voodoodollmaster ]
[ xxthumbsuckerxx ]
[ skarl3tte ]
[ comick ]
[ emily-youcis ]
[ jamsession ]
[ kashi ]
[ warlord-of-noodles ]
[ oink-moo ]
[ nicol3 ]
[ hnilmik ]
[ hania ]
[ artistgamergal ]
[ atheatricalsongbird ]
[ pixelcake ] <-- MANDIE IS MY PAL TOO, YOU GUYS
[ obliviousemi ]
[ wavechan ]
[ hikarian ] http://hikarian.newgrounds.com/
[ gusana ]
[ moondevourer ]
[ suncomes ]
[ shayl ]
[ troisnyxetienne ]
[ rupus ]
[ skaijo ]

Let me know if I missed anyone that you think deserves a mention. c:

(...And don't pay too much attention to the picture below.
I can personally confirm that the people mentioned above are in fact women. haha)

Thanks for readin'!
Carry on.

The Ladies of Newgrounds: Show 'em some love!