Monday, July 4, 2011

Practice, Practice, Practice

To keep my fingers limber, every now and then I animate a short pencil test scene of action. For me, it's like a pianist doing finger exercises. Here's one of our studio's characters Hank the Spider Monkey sliding into the scene, spinning around into a "magic fingers" pose. I liked it enough to take it color.

I enjoy the more cartoony style of animation.

                                                              copyright Grace Animation Studios, LLC


  1. Wow. You make it look so easy.

  2. This is great...full of character and life!

  3. Very nice! Do you animate on paper and scan them or do you draw directly on the computer using a Wacom tablet and animation software like TVPaint or similar?

  4. I animate on paper, scan the drawings into Photoshop, then import each individually into Toon Boom Animate Pro.