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[TUTORIAL] Start animating with OpenToonz 1.2
Welcome to the second verson of my beginner OpenToonz tutorial!
This tutorial is about setting OpenToonz up and how the basic tools work so you can start making simple animations in it. More specific tutorials may come in the future.
The images are smaller for easier scrolling so click them to look at the big versions.
I will assume some basic computer literacy but if anyone finds anything hard to follow, let me know in the comments and I will try to help.
At the very bottom you will see a few sample animations which which can be made using only tools explained in this tutorial (animation skills not included).
[[ If during the tutorial you see an italic paragraph in square brackets like this one, you are free to skip it since it does not contain information required for the tutorial. But you may read through it to get further insight into some features that will be covered in further tutorials but for now will just have a short summary for those curiou
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Chris Bivins
United States
My name is Chris Bivins. Im an Illustrator/Animator in Atlanta, GA. I am currently working at a casino gaming company called Cadillac Jack. Check out my stuff and let me know what you think.

Current Residence: Atlanta
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL
Favourite genre of music: Hip Hop
Favourite style of art: super flat
Favourite cartoon character: Stitch
Hey guys,

Hope everyone had a really great Thanksgiving. I wanted to share with you all, a new project called Cantankerous. If you have been checking out some of my post on deviant and my portfolio blogs, you would've seen some comic pages. Those pages are the start of my new project with writer Joe Karg and my former teacher and awesome illustrator Elio Guevara. This project has been a labor of love for the past 2 years, and we decided to use Kickstarter as a platform to get the ball running. I am so proud of the work we have done, and looking forward to the upcoming illustrations. The first phase, is the art of book. This book will be a collection of all the drawings, designs, layouts, and boards of this project. As an added bonus, we have a few contributors to the book as well who will be explaining their process when creating new worlds and designs. Selected from different angles of the entertainment industry; gaming, film, and television to name a few, will provide their insight and procress when creating new images. I am so excited to announce Marcelo Vignali from Sony Pictures Animation, as well as character artist and buddy Bryan Wynia from Sony Santa Monica, Archer art directors Neal Holman and Chad Hurd, Academy Award-winning director Ryan Prows, Claudio Acciari, Jorge Gonzalez, and last but certainly not least, illustrator Mike Brown who painted the amazing slip case cover for the deluxe edition book. If you art fans out there love projects that delve into the process of art making, cool and awesome interviews from some of the leading artist of our generation, and amazing designs, please please support and head to Kickstarter and lend a helping hand to get this project off the ground.

I hope you guys check it out, and definitely give us feedback. We want to make this project as awesome as possible, and we can't do it without your help. Take care and I hope you all are busy on your own projects. Appreciate your support and wish us luck!

God bless,

Chris Bivins…


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LouVictorsk Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Filmographer
thanks for the watch! Loving your character designs :)
carloRotolo Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Ohi man !
Thanks for the watch - I'm new here on DA and I discover your page by chance.
Well: your gallery blasted me away !


cbiv85 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
oh appreciate it man! i like the giant piece man
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Spectacular work! Will have to give you a watch! (:
cbiv85 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
wow thanks a lot. i have to follow you as well. love your stuff!
buonaseraukulele Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Thanks for the watch, love your work, expecially colors.
Do you work as a colorist aswell?
cbiv85 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Thanks man! Ive done a few side things as a colorist. Nothing big though. Appreciate it though man
Ardinaryas Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Dude, your works are awesome! Love the way you draw :)
cbiv85 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Wow man thanks a lot! I have been looking at your stuff for awhile but never had the guts to say hi lol. Let's keep in touch man. That ambient occlusion tutorial you made is amazing man. I want to use it in more of my art. Let's stay in touch man!
Ardinaryas Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Filmographer
haha not a problem!
Sure, we should keep in touch :D
your works are great
Can't wait to see the result of your AO then! :D
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