TL, DR "I learned a new trick in flash and decided to celebrate by doing a run cycle"
So I just learned a neat trick for sketching in flash that imitates sketching in ToonBoom courtesy of
and their tutorial here: nasakii.deviantart.com/art/Sim…
. I sometimes like to try out other people's techniques to see if they'll work for me, and this does. For those who doodle in flash.
1. Turn on "object mode" (Ctrl+J)
2. Turn down the opacity of your brush
"Object mode" turns all your strokes/fills into, well, objects that can be manipulated independent of each other. The catch to this is if you want to fill in stuff, you're going to have to turn it back into a regular fill (right click -> "Break apart"), but its great for sketching and roughing out animation.
Like this. All I did was re-position Mario in various spots and erase and redraw the legs as necessary. Once that was done, I squashed and stretched him as necessary as well. Hell, I could probably do Luigi by swapping out Mario's head! (I might do that...)
I might clean this up tomorrow... (which probably guarantees I won't, but you never know!)
1. Know the rules so you can break them.
2. Work smart, not (just) hard!