XP-Pen’s drawing tablets are a little different than others.
If you get into animating with a light box, red and blue pencil for rough frames can help.
Trailer: a movie about a face determined to keep the city of faces from falling apart.
Congrats to the very few people who solved the hidden puzzle in Scribble Kibble #62.
The future of Scribble Kibble.
This tutorial will save you a few hours of watching unabridged tutorials elsewhere.
GinjaNinja’s journey through every fandom, MAP, and animation meme you can imagine – and beyond!
Toon Boom and Flash are so completely different that almost nothing works the same way.
Make your own expression for the upcoming episode #100 of Scribble Kibble!
How one of my favorite animators animates faces.
I’ve never seen Eddsworld until now. Bacon included after credits.
Compare an animatic with the final animation alongside a bouncy, floppy banana cat.
I used to say you needed to spend at least $100 for a good tablet, but I was wrong.
This fantastic all-ages movie features watercolor animation made in Flash with handmade watercolor backgrounds.
Snakes breakdance in this terrible movie featuring a serpent who snorts sand and has a surfer dude voice. Details on how the trippy 2D/3D sequence in the middle of the film is animated.
This is a series of 30 videos that will teach you everything there is to know about animating in Adobe Animate CC.
A small screen tablet with great colors that is actually portable!
A film about marriage and goals lets us talk about 3D animation and color scripts in today’s episode.
How to animate in the rubber hose style of the 30’s like the game Cuphead.
It looks like a hose and it moves like rubber! Rubber Hose Animation
Bones and bone tools in this animation with history-inspired art and story made by Nina Paley in Moho.
A cartoon by Rachel Kim that uses a loose animation style and classic backgrounds.
Live commentary on animation in the game Masquerada, an RPG where you run around in a mask and investigate the case of a missing person.
You can’t beat the price, but this is definitely a tablet for beginners, as it lacks the professional control of tablets higher up in the price range.
If you’re wondering if this tablet is as good as the one that’s 2x the price, it pretty much is.
How to assemble, install, and calibrate a Huion Kamvas GT-191.
A Toon Boom animation with its own saga, made by a very enterprising VFX animator!
All about Multiple Animator Projects, how to join, how to host, and their history.
An excellent fight animation that shows how spacing in animation makes great action sequences.
This is the type of tablet I recommend for people getting their first drawing tablet and for artists who travel.
Investigating a sneaky scene from Nichijou that switches between 3D and 2D animation.
Animating to sell toys and combining 2D effects with 3D animation for action-packed fight sequences.
Different ways to animate cast shadows and form shadows in 2D animations.
The C2C Delta music video deals with shadows in 2D animation.
One of Don Hertzfeldt’s earlier cartoons that inspired a generation of nonsensical animations and memes. Rejected is made with a rostrum camera.
Dreamworks crushes and spits on their animated horse movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.
If you know what a MAP is, participate in this one! A future Scribble Kibble episode will feature the finished MAP.
Witness the insanity of making your own series for TV with Lloyd the Rock’n Unicorn.
How do you make a great pilot episode for an animation series? See Final Space, a rare example of an independent animation pilot that made it.
Stretches for your wrists and hands to prevent art injuries like tendonitis and carpal tunnel. Basic stretch safety and information.
A glimpse into the future of animation in VR with this Gorillaz music video.
It’s a trap! A look behind this genius animation by Guy Collins.
All about animation smear frames and smear cycles: how to spot them and how to draw them.
Black and white music video “The Wolf” uses sakuga, positive space, and negative space to draw your attention.
A fun, fluid animation about a king. Lessons on “twinning” in animation and Flash’s pencil tool.
The secret formula for animating perfect blinking, eyelashes, and a couple of common variations.
This insane animation has plenty of crazy perspectives and character distortions.
Designing simple characters for animations like the ones in this textured animation about a fox and a mouse.
An introduction to animatronics (animations in real life) through Stranger Things and Kubo and the Two Strings.
Expect FIRE. Guest animator Pikapetey raises Scribble Kibble’s production standards too high by animating this episode about his stop motion cartoon Roasted Raccoon.
Ten different developers from around the world explain how to draw art and animations for 2D, 3D, and Virtual Reality video games.
A high quality 2D animated music video that rotoscopes on top of 3D models.
Kick off Scribble Kibble season two!
Scribbles answers your questions about animation and silly stuff with special guest CloudCuckooCountry as the narrator.
Characters, ideas, and music blend together into a rich, creamy meme soup for you to enjoy at home or on the go!
Tarboy is still amazing by today’s Flash animation standards. It even makes use of the little-known 3D tools.
Digging for hidden animation gems. This one is about frogs and rainbow effects.
A creepy black and white animated feature for the end of October. How to tell if a 2D animation is actually 3D.
The book I recommend for animation is always The Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard Williams.
A round of “Trademark!” the board game to show how trademark registration works, alongside a rule book of basic trademark laws.
Anamorphic camera lenses and old fashioned cartoons abound in Harvey Rothman’s animations.
So you want to animate on paper?
Today’s special at the Scribble Kibble inn and tavern: a musical tale, and whether or not it’s enough to be a “storyboard.”
Uncover your art skill, train to level up, or just enjoy the gallery of 1,200 drawings!
All about Betsy Lee’s original animated series No Evil: where those strange names come from, a storybook summary, and animation texture tricks.
Send a piece of art you made to be part of episode #39!
This tutorial shows multiple ways to animate textured 2D characters.
A spirit fox faces his greatest enemy with perfect harmony between music and animation, the art of eyes, and 2D special effects animation.
Hate’s Great, Best Villain! This Disney cartoon is drawn with more love for the art of animation and attention to comedy than any other.
Frame rates, how many images per second different kinds of animations have, and how many you can actually see.
Comparison of the original There She Is!! to the remaster and tricks for animating purely in Flash.
Recreating the fuzzy, lineless art style in an animation by Temmie Chang.
How to make three different types of lip sync for your animations.
How the game Transistor builds animated cut scenes out of detailed illustrations.
The two most important parts of writing an animated short: characters and world, both done well in an unexpected animation about sheep.
Inspecting bad writing in a semi-abstract animation about a tiger.
Learn how to save time making your own animations from a laughably idealistic McDonald’s anime.
Motion capture applied to animation.
A digital cartoon series made to look like an 80’s cartoon that features Star Fox characters.
How to make a bouncy animation like Mystery Skulls – Ghost.
A music video reminiscent of Scooby Doo with characteristically bouncy animation.
I share my secret stash of free, legal music for for-profit videos.
Comparison of an original inspired animation to Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli movies.
Posterized style animation. Explanation of rotoscoping and using references.
April Fool’s Day
Hand drawn watercolor backgrounds in an animation that mixes frame-by-frame and puppets.
How to animate with the After Effects puppet pin, overlap, and starch tools.
Disney’s movie Zootopia. Writing is as important as the animation itself.
3D and 2D mixed together in one sexy music video. Magic fingers. Symbolism. Knee blemishes.
A wolf goes to get her pup back from a hunter.
The real rules of fair use and fan art, not the misleading slosh you hear on the internet.
Beware this addicting 2D pixel art game and its animated sprites.
Everything you need to know about copyright.
A lively interpretation of a 3D game as a 2D cartoon. It’d make a great series!
A fun episode about “bad” animations with guest Antony C!
How VivziePop creates colorful characters and cartoons in TVPaint.
An animation made entirely in the free program GIMP.
Dragons animated in Flash, Photoshop, and After Effects.
What you can use to start animating.
Drawing by hand on paper gives your animation personality.