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The animation world has lost a great man this week, Monty Oum, the lead animator at Rooster Teeth has passed away. roosterteeth.com/news/entry.ph… Mony Oum is the talent behind the elaborate fight scenes we have all come to love in Red vs. Blue and RWBY. For those of you have added my RWBY work to your favorites, the art only exists because of Monty.

Monty is the creator of RWBY and it is his art/animation direction and creative brain that allowed RWBY to become what it is today. I was hired on as a 3D artist to help with season 1 of RWBY and in a short amount of time Monty trusted me in creating some of the shows most iconic characters. I modeled Jaune, the Nevermore, Torchwick and more. Monty gave me so much creative freedom with his show and not to mention my first lead character artist gig.

Monty was kind, respectful, a hard worker, and a great guy. He even helped me pitch an idea to the Rooster Teeth studio. He trusted and believed in his co-worker's abilities and knew that together we could accomplish something amazing.

It is a humbling and tragic story, and I wish I had gotten to know Monty better on a friend level. My time at RT was short and we never moved past the "co-worker phase" in our relationship. Monty was only 33 and he had the world by the tail... Newly married, a successful job, and an anime show that had an ever growing fan base (and had just gotten picked up on Netflix).  He left this world much too soon and it is a tragedy, but he leaves behind a legacy that we can all enjoy and learn from.

Monty you were one of the more focused artists I knew and you achieved so many of your goals. I hope I can apply that determination to my own creations and someday accomplish something similar. Life is precious and it can change on a dime, never take your time on this world for granted... Make a stamp on it the way Monty did.

Rest in peace Monty Oum, we will miss you.

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Bret McNee
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I'm Bret McNee (RiotForQuiet) and I am a professional 3D character artist. I recently left the industry in a studio setting. I am no longer working full time in the industry, but I am accepting freelance opportunity.

Thank you for stopping by.

If you would like to check out my 2D artwork, I do all of that on this DA account :iconriotforquiet:

I am also writing a graphic novel, check out the process here: www.riotforquiet.com

Cheers.

Bret

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MantarWolf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY OUO
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Azul-Moon Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely love the Beowolf model. Thank you for posting it as well, it's going to make creating a Fursuit for it so much easier.
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bretmcnee Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cool. Good luck.
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Pokemon4dawin Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Photographer
awesome :3 can you do yang in her pj model to complete the set?
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bretmcnee Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
My co-worker Tim modeled Yang in her PJs. I don't know if he posted it...
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :D
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bretmcnee Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! I know this is late, but I was out of town. ;)
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
np!
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PeaceKeeperd Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hey, congrats on the marriage!  :)
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bretmcnee Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! I know this is late, but I was out of town. ;)
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