Alright, I did another little animation test.
I planned to use the very character concept that I did recently, but when I started animating I realized how unbelievably tedious it was going to be.
So, simple as it is, that design needs to be simplified a LOT for the animation I am planning to do.
Here you see a rough design which was done on-the-fly.
Far from being perfect or any spectacular. It's still wonky and lacks some nice extreme motion archs. Just a few too many frames also...
Only coloring all the frames cost over 1 hour, this is really laborious. But still, animation is super fun and rewarding.
Plus, great practice with dynamic figure drawing.
Plastic Animation Paper 4 for the animation, SAI (thx to Algenpfleger for advertising it
) for drawing the clean frames, PS7 for coloring them, After FX for compositing and Flash for creating the final output file
sorry, the file is rather big - pls wait for it to load...
I'd like to hear your thoughts!