Josiah Brooks is a full time YouTuber/Artist who likes music, beer, beef jerky, and writing profile summaries in the third person.

Age 35, Male


victoria, australia

Joined on 10/31/03

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Posted by Jazza - October 7th, 2016

THE WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED! This year has an INCREDIBLE turnout, thank you to everyone from Newgrounds who joined in, and to those who don't know what I'm talking about, watch these videos for all the info and awesome animation :)






Posted by Jazza - September 9th, 2016

This is the BIGGEST Prize pool of any challenge so far! LOADS of Wacom/Adobe/Other swag up for grabs!

Check out the WIP Thread and rules here

I have an FAQ section on my website (scroll down)

Here's the Announcement Video:


Good luck! Remember to share the comp and get as many people involved as possible, the more these competitions grow, the more prizes and fun we get to have! I can't wait to see your entries!

Posted by Jazza - August 30th, 2016

Hiya :)

@zeedox and I worked on this for a year, over 1,000 hours and all that jazz, we REALLY hope you enjoy it!


The Tale Teller


Posted by Jazza - November 24th, 2015

Streaming Live at Newgrounds in Philly, Drawing and hanging out


Come join the fun yo


Posted by Jazza - August 11th, 2015

Wow! The last challenge of the month was our biggest yet, with over 780 entries! My mind is blown. Also, September will be our FIRST EVER ANIMATION challenge! *excitement!*

Until then, here are the brilliant winners and entries to the July challenge of the month! Massive thanks to everyone who has entered and made the monthly challenge so exciting and awesome.

Showcase and WInners:




Posted by Jazza - July 1st, 2015

This months art challenge is 'FEAR' - with a very important rule regarding your use of color: To be an eligible submission your piece MAY ONLY use greyscale (black, white and grey) and a single hue of color. You may vary the brightness and saturation of the color you choose but you may not have more than one hue of color.


This is the announcement video with more info:

and this is the WIP forum thread.

As always there are bunch of prizes up for grabs:

1st PRIZE receives:
- A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro tablet
- An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
- A custom Photoshop brush set by Kyle T. Webster
- A front page feature on Newgrounds.com

the Runner-Up will receive:
- A copy of the book ‘21 Draw’
- A Stillman & Birn Epsilon series wirebound 9x12 sketchboook
- A signed sketch by me (in the first page of your sketchbook)
- An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
- A front page feature on Newgrounds.com

the Encouragement Award winner will receive:
- The Book 'Manga Crash Course' by Mistiqarts
- A Stillman & Birn Epsilon series hardbound 5.5x8.5 sketchboook
- A signed sketch by me (in the first page of your sketchbook)
- An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

All Finalists will receive:
- An item of my choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop!

I'm looking forward to seeing you entries! Good luck to all participants, and most of all, have fun!

Posted by Jazza - June 1st, 2015

It's time for the Challenge of the Month again!

This month's Theme is "AGE SWAP" which should see some fun entries! Tons of great prizes up for grabs as usual, so get creative and join in the arty-party :)

Looking forward to seeing your entries! You can read more info and terms and conditions HERE, and share your progress and ideas in the WIP thread!



Posted by Jazza - May 4th, 2015

Hey guys :)

I recently did a 12 Hour Animation Challenge in which, with a time limit of 12 hours, I challenged myself to complete an animation from start to finish. If you're an animator yourself and are interested, I've made the full .FLA file freely available for you to download here: http://bit.ly/SkyshipFla

Check out the movie here:


If you're interested in learning more about how I made it, I'll be uploading time lapse videos and the full 12 hour stream on my YouTube channel, so go subscribe if you haven't!

In other news, I've also just launched May's Challenge of the Month! This one has an epic and broad theme so if you would like to push your own creative skills and challenge yourself, while having a shot at some great prizes, consider joining in!

That's it for now, until next time, see ya later :)

Posted by Jazza - April 1st, 2015

This may be posted on April 1st, but it's not an April fools joke... the challenge of the month is NEVER a joke ;)

Here is a video announcing the winners:

1st Place:
Encouragement Award:
Winner of a year's Netflix for free:
Winner of a year's Netflix for free:

This month was a blast, and harder than ever to judge, so a massive thanks to entrants, I've PM'd the winners on how to claim their prizes.

Also, I'll be taking a short break from the monthly challenges as I have my firstborn son arriving any day no, so there's that! weee!

Keep creative y'all

Posted by Jazza - March 11th, 2015

I'm excited to announce, that I've just launched my new eBook, Draw with Jazza - Fun with Faces! It's been in the works for a long time now, along with the photo reference pack, which you can get in a bundle for a discount!

Fun with Faces is an eBook that teaches not only how to draw a face, but how to draw one with style! It teaches how to draw all of the features of the face accurately and expressively, explores facial construction and manipulation, and delves into character design, style variation, and more. If you want to draw cartoon and comic book characters, then this is the eBook for you!