This piece aims to visually communicate the process of 2D, frame-by-frame, digital animation. The use of the ‘onion skinning’ feature within the software: Adobe Animate, mimics that of a lightbox used within the traditional, hand-drawn animation process.
Whilst this function would not generally be used to the extent that is depicted here, this feature within digital animation software allows animators to see the previous keyframes as well as the upcoming keyframes. This can be very useful for both straight-ahead and pose-to-pose methods; increasing proficiency and efficiency when animating.
Words: Lois Wilson, Animation, @lois.sketchbook