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Currently using Cinema 4D and After Effects to make my 3D animations. If you like my art, feel free to support me on Patreon~!

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Posted by PenguinPotential - 5 days ago


First week of drawing Keffra and Rue is finished, and it's been very fun and fulfilling for me! I want to use this opportunity to explain what this series is and where I want it to eventually go.


The initial idea behind making this series is to go back to my GIF-making roots of Ask Frigid Drift. I've been trying different mediums over the years in order to see where I fit, but nothing's filled me with as much joy as developing the characters in that blog. I've been using some of the techniques I learned since then to improve my quality and speed, as well as using this as a new opportunity to continue growing. The themes are also much more mature than Ask Frigid Drift, and allow for more diverse characters and themes that I felt were restricted before.


Keffra and Rue are my original designs with inspiration from many of my favorite things. Keffra is inspired by another dark-skinned muscle girl: Avatar Korra. She also takes on more of a mature role as Rue's mentor in survival situations. Rue was inspired by Frigid Drift, another of my characters, who is eager to experience the world around her and willing to listen to her superiors. The idea of learning new skills each update was inspired by my watch of Dr. Stone, in which Senku teaches survival and science to all of his peers. I wanted people reading to feel the same way Rue does when they learn new skills, so she often reacts with a lot of energy.


The world these characters live in is very primitive and fantastical. All people of this world can learn magic just like any other skill that would need to be trained through mentoring and practice. Other characters take up residence in smaller economies, either of their own families or a small group of 3-5 families.


Keffra and Rue are travelling through this world to survive and meet new people along the way. One of the things I liked about Ask Frigid Drift's format was that it didn't have an end goal and could be anything I wanted for it that day. I want the same feeling for this series, and that's why this first set of updates are in the form of Lessons. They can be anything as long as they teach Rue something along the way. They also provide a good way to introduce the world's magic and the characters. Later on, I intend to have more structure.


As the story develops through the Lessons, I'll begin adding new characters and concepts that I want and that the community shows interest in. I don't have a clear vision for the project beyond the next few posts, and that's what keeps it exciting for me. Everyone invested in these characters will learn more about them as I do, so I want this to be as much of a community project as Ask Frigid Drift was when I started it nearly 10 years ago. Leaving comments and reviews really helps me in which direction to take the series, and I want to see where we'll be a week from now!



Posted by PenguinPotential - 13 days ago

I started making a few new characters last week called Keffra and Rue, and I'm trying to think of some fun ways to use them. I was thinking of having it be a series of short comics where Keffra is teach Rue survival tips in very extreme ways. Another thought was opening it up to readers to submit questions for them, similar to my other comic Ask Frigid Drift on Tumblr. I also wanted to try implementing small animation parts with it somehow, so if anyone has ideas on how to do that effectively I'd love to hear them! I'll have the comic idea up in a few days~


I'd also love to try adding some Patreon interaction with supporters, possibly in the form of polls or some other collaboration. I'll be touching up the tiers once I decide on something.


Posted by PenguinPotential - September 12th, 2019

Undertale animation from a few years back. I heard you guys like funny skeletons.



Posted by PenguinPotential - December 31st, 2018


Here’s a group of GIFs that described my 2018. Looking back, I had a lot of games being developed with Unity for the first time. I also started the first version of Mysolia way back in January ‘18 (which I’ll be taking another crack at this January). I also had a few pony posts thrown in the mix. And I finally made my cute penguin OC, Aya~! She was the star of 2018 for me <3

Overall, 2018 was a year of learning and practicing. Everything I learned this year will go on to be used in my 2019 projects, including: Mysolia Animated Series (Season 1), Heroine Ascension (in 3D), and continuing in my Japanese language studies.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in 2019! It’ll be a huge year for me, and I appreciate all your support and feedback!

Here's the animated version of this post: http://penguinpotential.tumblr.com/post/181596868206/penguinpotential-in-2018-heres-a-group-of-gifs

Posted by PenguinPotential - December 29th, 2018




New Aya animation is finished, and right on time! Tried to finish this before 2019~ Check it out, and leave some comments so I can improve for my animations to come in 2019!



Posted by PenguinPotential - December 14th, 2018

No sound storyboard preview is available for free over on my Patreon! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/23338137


The whole animation will be around 1.5 mins long. It should be finished before Christmas~



Posted by PenguinPotential - December 5th, 2018

Started designing this furry rig. Got a few different heads and tails I can swap out (Fox, Cat, Wolf, and Raccoon). Let me know what you guys think would be cool to use this for! (Or if you want some commissions, PM me and I'll see what I can do~)



Posted by PenguinPotential - November 19th, 2017

Looking for 3 female voices for an upcoming pilot to help pitch my show on Kickstarter! Please use a good quality microphone! I'll make my decision by December 2nd, so submit when you can! Click through the link below to get more information:



Posted by PenguinPotential - October 21st, 2017

Like the title says, I've been working on new rigs for my characters for this series, Mysolia! It's an adventure show in the same vein as Avatar or Sword Art Online. Below are some t-pose models of my main characters: Nouta, Adissa, and Kitna.

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The show will be set in a fantasy world but no characters will have access to magic of any kind. The only magical part will be from crystals that the characters will find and use which act more like natural batteries.

Here's some full-body t-poses:


Hoping to have some simple animations featuring these girls out next week! Script and storyboarding this weekend~ Please look forward to it!

Posted by PenguinPotential - October 9th, 2017


Check it out! I put a lot of effort into this one and learned a lot about my personal style of animation! Give a follow to keep up with my future projects~<3