It feels like it has been ages since I animated anything!
It's just a little experiment using Flash and After Effects. What I was really interested in was coloring and visually finishing the animation (even though the animation itself could use some work). In that aspect I feel I was successful.
Here is how I finished and colored it:
I animated this in Flash. I turned the whole animation into a black silhouette on a white background.
|Black and white layer, its perfect for pulling an alpha channel|
In After Effects I made my Layer Style "silhouette luma". This makes a mask out of the layer allowing me to put shape layers underneath it to color the character.
Then I just masked out that back leg and made a bit of a darker blue to separate the legs. And added a shadow under the character. I also added the shadow.
What do you use to digitally clean up and paint your animation? I am always looking for new ways.