Preparing a Character Design to be Animated

This character, designed by one of our students (Dingofast), was originally drawn and colored on paper. First, I took a photo of her drawing and imported it into Toon Boom Harmony. Then, I traced her character design to create a digital version of her work. Next I will rig this
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Animation Walk Cycle Experiment

I was experimenting with an animation walk cycle. The 1st generation result is this five second video. It’s amazing what you can accomplish with Toon Boom Harmony. One of our students, Akidoodles, created the street shops background design. Thank you to Tony Ross for the pepper character design.
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Concept In Process

Again and again I have directed my students to begin with thumbnail sketches so they can move quickly through the creative process and easily make changes on the fly. Some I have driven crazy with my insistence about working this way. Here I am following this same piece of advice
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Stick Figure Animations – Keeping It Simple

I’ve always enjoyed creating stick figure animations, probably because they are so easy and quick to make and despite lack of detail, its still possible to tell an interesting story in a few seconds. I’ve been drawing stick-figure animations from the time when I was eight years old. The one below I had
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