Hiya! Gosh, I loved your latest boom!sonamy animation, complete or not! I'm trying to learn some animating tips from a few hobbyist animators I know of like e-vay, who's already helped me a bunch. I was wondering how you get your 'popping' effect in your animations? Like I noticed the blinks look super cartooney, if that's the right term, and I love it. Think you could explain how you do that in a way I'd probably understand???
//oh galosh, im sorry for taking so long to respond ;v;
^^so you wanna achieve this eye-bounce effect, yes?
oki, well the way i do it, I of course start with the first frame of eyes and hold it for a few seconds, and then i redraw the first frame of the eyes to add that smooth little transition to the midblink.
now, when his eyes close, i redraw several more of the frames and hold the sixth frame for a few seconds again
Now here comes the stretch frame of his eyes! the frame after the stretch is slightly squished, and then i add one last frame to smoothen out the squash frame before it.
This small animation is 9 frames, but of course there’s more ways of animating the eyes, like the eye roll (for them sassy characters :3c )