I’m finding that spending some time doing one of these is a great way of experimenting with visual styles, and getting a finished piece in a relatively short time. Both these were done in TVPaint, a great program that’s now the industry standard for bitmap-based traditional animation. It has an easy-to-use, intuitive interface and a great variety of pencils, pens and brushes, plus the facility to create your own.
The top GIF was made to illustrate our announcement on Facebook that we were moving house. For the other, I asked for one-word suggestion – one of my friends gave me ‘tempestuous’, and this is what came to mind.