Below the first idea for my end of the year/Christmas animation.
On the right, working out the running Santa movements, as i went along, which resulted in the revised 4 frames near the bottom.
First draft animation and a bit of cleanup.
Next finding a better solution for Santa’s running. Also getting a better feeling for timings.
Choosing a background color and tweaking timings again.
Next, in a new layer over the roughs I cleanup Santa’s pencils running action. Also I wasn’t happy with the rotation arc of my character, after it is punched, so I overlayed some guiding lines to make it more accurate.
Rough coloring and inking before the finished frames.
And all the 21 individual frames, ready for GIF glory.
To see the final gif go here.