The traditional Approach

Last but not least in this semester, I attended the 2D animation module. In three weeks I learned a lot about the traditional approach of animation. Following the 12 principles of animation and the key ideas of the animation legend Richard Williams, I was supposed to animate only with pen and paper and a light table. On one hand, when I was working this way, I realized how much I missed the Ctrl + Z feature from working digitally. On the other hand, I started to work much more aware of the subject I wanted to animate and developed a much more confident pencil stroke.

In the first two weeks, we were supposed to animate all of the 12 principles of animation I mentioned before. In the third week, we had to animate a short story either by hand or in TV Paint. I went with the latter one and this is what I came up with:

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