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EASY Animation Tutorial! by Sarilain EASY Animation Tutorial! by Sarilain
Here's how I make my squiggle animations using Gimp 2.6!

Gimp is free to download, you can download version 2.8 here:
I'm using an older Gimp though, so the layout or buttons may differ some.  (I don't like updating much!)

I can't believe this took me hours to make, I really hope it's helpful!  Sorry I don't have more time to make it pretty, but at least it's neat and organized.  I did my best to explain it from a beginner's viewpoint, but you may still need to study Gimp a little.

This is also how I make my animated icons, it's a very simple process, just do a little experimenting and you'll get the hang of it.

Good luck and please let me know if this guide has helped you!

Check out my P2U premade squiggle linearts!

P2U Animated Squiggle Alpaca Lineart by Sarilain [Price Change Soon!] P2U Animated Dinosaur Lineart by Sarilain More here:…

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tigerlovermittens Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
Can u make a tigerlovermittens icon for me? I can give you some points:3
Details: I want the icon to be a white tiger in snow :3 all I'm looking for
Your art is so Kawaii :3
FoxyAntho Featured By Owner 4 days ago
It's rare to find someone using Gimp, for me it's the best image editor :)
Have-you tried the v2.8 with single-windows mode ? It save my time, because they always confused me XD

Thanks for this tutorial, anyway.
WinterHalla Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Thanks! <3
Notester82 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
"Zoom in to 150% and roughly lineart your image. Don't bother making it super neat, in this case, messier lineart means more wiggle in your animation!" Every time I try this, I have trouble with coloring. I always have small gaps that need to be colored in or stuff colored outside the lines. Am I doing something wrong? (This tut is still helpful though :))
evachanart Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
thank you for the lama :D
PaitPawey Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i cant make a icon... can this help..? 
i mean... i tried everything.. and all i ca do is un-cute icons like the one i have now
Supah-Kali Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh you use gimp! D: I wish i knew how to use it as well as you do! D:
Agente-007-Maty Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
I'm making a lots of gifs like this! is so simple and cute ^.^
Wrixle-tart Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg omg omg
at last I'll know how to make gifs 
Neko Emoji-28 (Yay sho happy) [V2] 
This tutorial is awesome
Sarilain Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
I'm so happy, thank you!
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