8 frames, animated on 3s (frame - blank - blank - frame, in a 24-frame sequence of a second)
Decided to try my hand at emulating a traditional animation method (shift and trace) using Krita using the following steps:
- Drawing the key animation using an animation template.
- Make a group layer for the inbetween (1 group per inbetween), and duplicate the key animation frames into it. Also known as: manual onion-skinning
- Align the frames according to the required position using the holes on top of the drawing sheets as positioning reference.
- Trace in-between the lines.
This is a method that is used here, or rather my version is more or less an attempted emulation of it.
All in all it was pretty tiring however, but it nevertheless was a worthwhile attempt. The final two inbetweens before the final frame was hastily sketched out because I was quite tired.