2D Animation Process 5

A different way of animating is to dispense with the ruff drawing and draw "cleaned-up" from the start. This piece of animation started with 7 key drawings to depict the action. More drawings were added to make the action more fluid, all animated with a clean line, and then inbetweened with a clean line. The elimination of ruff drawing eliminates the lengthy process of clean up once the animation is completed. This technique necessitates drawing more slowly and accurately in order to maintain consistent volumes and have the character adhere to the look of the character model. The version on the LEFT has the keys (in red) and timed to the final action. The version on the RIGHT is with the added inbetweens (in blue).

Keys only... ...with added inbetweens

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