50shadesofsnapple asked: Wow, first off I just wanna say two things and that's that I am SO excited for this next thesis animation, and also that you are probably my biggest inspiration for art hands down. What I wanna know is, how did you get so well at animating even little random things? Did you practice it before you were in school or how did you start?? I really want to start practicing but I have no idea where to begin! Keep rockin' Dana. <333
Thank you~! TwT I did some animations before going to college. Mostly just horrendously tweened flash crap because I had no idea what I was doing haha. And random little things? You mean like hair and clothes? That’s called secondary action and it’s actually the easiest (and kind of my favorite) part of animation. You can totally learn animation on your own by just starting with small stuff like walk cycles run cycles and small dialogue tests. But the best and surest way to be good at animation is to be good at drawing. Because if you can draw anything you can animate anything! It’s something I still need a lot to work on ;w; Oh and that gif I uploaded has nothing to do with my thesis sadly (though I wish it looked like that). Just something I did when I should have been working ;w;
Thanks again for your kind words!