Doing hand-drawn animation with RoughAnimator is a challenge but I'm having a blast! Here is my latest animation with the cast of my strip "Lizanne's Cafe":
And there's more to come! I've decided to start with 35 of my characters from the Fun Hundred; they're characters I've used for years but hopefully I can make them popular for a late-2010s audience. In addition to "Shrimpkins" and "Lizanne's Cafe", I'm bringing you "Gang of 3", "Our Follies", "The Life of Stan", "Shayna's Success Stories" and "It's News to Me". All of these shows have five main characters, and they'll also be interacting outside their main shows. I'm making a new "DKUniverse"--and all the other characters will be seen later this year.
I'll be honest--digital hand-drawn animation is tough for me. Drawing on paper is easier--I've been doing it since I was five. And I'm used to doing "cutout" animation on my big desktop computer, where I can use the same characters and their parts over and over. So far, though, my new cartoons are being received well on Instagram, even by my professional cartoonist friends. I am doing well (I gotta keep telling myself).
Of course, the way to better 2D animation is the way to get to Carnegie Hall--practice! Keep drawing digitally and on paper. Study the RoughAnimator tutorials on YouTube. But most importantly--have fun. Enjoy the journey. Plan a route that you know you're going to love. And don't forget to dream!
I leave you with my characters--35 + 1 = FUN!