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Heroic Leap: an Animation Exercise

 

I’ve been playing a little bit with this (forgive the pun) “sketchy” freeware program called ‘Pencil’.  I cranked out this scene of a figure leaping into the foreground to reveal himself as a superhero… I converted the frames to an animated gif for convenience of posting here.

The Pencil program is a bit buggy, and can be frustrating to work with – but then again, it is freeware.  It’s fun to use for quick little roughs, like this one… though given the number of times I’ve lost  considerable amounts of work (either from glitches or straight-up crashes)  I wouldn’t want to try and use it to do anything more significant.  Animation is far too labor-intensive to deal with losing your work.

I’ll probably keep using Pencil to do little roughs like this, to work out ideas… I’ll post them as I get the time.

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