Thursday, 14 July 2016

Hand Drawn Animation in Photoshop Sped Up- Rough Squash and Stretch Test

There's a tutorial by the artist and animator Aaron Blaise about creating a squash and stretch effect for character animation. This is my very rough attempt at creating one for a character I made up. I made this in Photohshop and recorded it to see how long it would take me and to look back over any mistakes I made.             

The tutorial can be found here:

In the tutorial Aaron Blaise is using TVPaint as his animation software, but seeing that I don't have that and I don't really like using Flash, I went for Photoshop and created this very short piece in there.

Over all this took me around forty minutes to complete, and the video editing took a further thirty minutes to do.


  1. Nice animation Cat - Thanks for sharing.

  2. For you and JVW:

    Some classic 'bigger than speaking' moments (and notice how the camera moves spatially, cutting from different shots/environments/set-ups with such vigor!).