Digital Artist / Generalist
Federal University of Viçosa
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Joined on 2/16/14
Posted by MateusAbrantes - November 21st, 2019
... a FICTIONAL zombie game but still ...
Hello again, Newgrounds!
This time I'm bringing you guys and girls an original character in 3D that I've been working on for the past three weeks.
“Survivor” is a personal project that consists of creating realistic characters that could fit in a fictional post-apocalyptic / zombie game.
William on Newgrounds:
More information about the project, with extra renders and WIPs, on ArtStation.
Posted by MateusAbrantes - October 17th, 2019
What's good, Newgrounds!
A friend of mine (JP Bianchini / sakura Hz) has recently joined the community and I think you guys should know more about his work. He's a composer / music producer mainly focused in electronic genres such as Synthwave, Trap, and Lo-Fi, but he can also make Corporate Music, if you happen to need something like that! 👌
I'm gonna leave a couple of examples here so you guys can have a little taste:
And here's a news post with his latest portfolio:
Please, feel free to contact him directly here on NG or via social media!
Posted by MateusAbrantes - August 15th, 2019
Posted by MateusAbrantes - July 9th, 2018
Hello again, Newgrounds!
I thought of giving a small update regarding my Video Game Music Portfolio Vol. I and talk about what I've learned during the process so far. First, a preview of the songs:
AMBIENT / CASUAL
Streets of Köttai (Town Theme)
Life in the Countryside (Town Theme)
What Comes Next (Stage Select Theme)
EPIC / CINEMATIC
The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall (Boss Battle Theme)
Those are the first tracks I composed for the project. Something between 6 months to 1-year studying music. At this point (after 1 and a half year of study), I know I could expand the instrumentation and add some counter-melodies to pretty much all of those, despite still being happy with the melodies, but I decided to call them finished and move forward.
On the other hand, I'm going to rework some of the compositions (the ones I think it has the most potential / haven't been posted here yet) in the near future, so you guys can expect something around 9 to 11 tracks.
On a personal note, I came to the conclusion that composing a soundtrack can be really tough. Especially if you try to learn everything all by yourself and/or don't know a more experienced composer that you can talk to.
That being said, I would LOVE to know how the amazing musicians here on Newgrounds work. What techniques do you guys use? Do you write the melody first? Chord progression first? After writing the basic idea, how do you expand the arrangement?
You know, things like that, since I ALWAYS GET STUCK IN SECTION A. :(
Anyways, that's it for now. Thank you for reading this.
Posted by MateusAbrantes - April 1st, 2018
Long time no see, Newgrounds!
I've been working on my first VGM portfolio for the past 6 months or so and I can't wait to show you guys and girls the result of this new project of mine: The Video Game Music Portfolio Vol. I – Fantasy (you know, since I'm a big fan of Fantasy RPGs in general). Soon!
This first volume is heavily inspired by David Wise (Donkey Kong Country), Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy), Ivan Torrent and Hans Zimmer; and will feature 10 original tracks, from 'Ambient Music' to 'Epic Orchestral Composition', all focused in melody and counterpoint.
Although I've been studying/composing music for only one year now, I feel that I've come a long way since I posted my first audio here on Newgrounds (which I don't even consider a 'song' anymore lol). I'm hoping to release the portfolio soon and, hopefully, you guys can find something interesting among the compositions. :)
... Now let me go back to work on that Boss Battle Theme...
Posted by MateusAbrantes - May 4th, 2017
So I've been studying music for the past couple of months and I came up with this recently.
It's my very first attempt of making music, but I'd like to hear your opinion - And since I'm not scouted on the Audio Portal, this is the best way I have to tell you guys. :)
Posted by MateusAbrantes - December 21st, 2016
Hey, Newgrounds! Long time no see.
I haven't been much active here this year and I felt like sharing with you guys and girls what I've been up to lately.
On October 28th, I started working on my first 3D short, which is based on a true story. It tells the story of an ordinary family whose dad is an alcoholic; whose son spends most of his time playing videogames in order to scape his sad reality at home; and whose mom can't do much to change their current situation. The short is based on a chapter that happened to me when I was about 8~10 years old and used to have a SNES. Thankfully, the alcoholic father and the submissive mother are fictional adaptations, although those ended up being the main points of the story.
My intention is to be responsible for everything you SEE on screen, from the script to character design, modeling, rigging, texturing, animation, lighting, rendering and post-production. Everything you HEAR will be done by someone else. Hopefully, I can find a composer/sound designer to come onboard this project when the time comes.
Right now, I have all 3D assets for the environments done as well as most of the storyboards. The next step is to design the three main characters in 2D, then model them in 3D. In other words, there's much work to do yet it's been so much fun. I hope this short can be displayed at the Cannes Festival some day.
Here's some shots:
There's room for easter-eggs and I'm thinking of putting a lot of references to Newgrounds in the Son's bedroom. This will be a humble homage to this awesome community that changed my life since I started working with 3D last year. :)
Thank you for inspiring me, Newgrounds. ❤