Drawing upon Oneself

Contributed by Laith Bahrani





THE MOST COMMON technique I use to make a character or an object appear as if it’s drawing itself into the scene is purely frame-by-frame animation anyone can achieve. Although the effect can be quite labor intensive, it can also be visually effective if you want to achieve a very organic hand-drawn effect. The basic principle involves starting with a finished drawing, and then over a series of keyframes, cutting away bits of the drawing with the Lasso tool. You will work backwards starting on what will eventually be the end keyframe of the ...

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