Meet Bubbles, my latest 2D animated fish character!
Here are some animated GIFs of Bubbles. They’re mostly swim cycles.
1. Panic Scene (featuring a 180-degree full-body turn):
2. Swim Cycles, Side & Front Views:
4. Blowing Bubbles (including a speech bubble):
Also check out my super short films featuring Bubbles:
The Making of Bubbles – Secrets Revealed!
Bubbles is basically a really simple 2D cut-out character rig, built using only ovals and rectangles, and created and animated using Toon Boom Studio with puppet style key-frame animation.
It’s a character rig, NOT a frame-by-frame hand-drawn technique.
Watch these videos to see the character design and assembly of Bubbles:
So from the videos, you see that you can quickly create a simple 2D animated character puppet that’s not too bad for real beginners. In fact, it’s a COOL character rig for a beginner!
After building the puppet, you’ll want to animate the puppet and have real fun with it.
Watch this following video to learn how to create a simple swim cycle:
And this next video shows how to create a 180-degree full-body character turn (make the fish turn from facing left to facing right):
The detailed technical posts on how to build Bubble’s rig and how to animate the puppet will be posted in my Cut-Out Animation Reference Library. It’s FREE! To join, just click below: