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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: www.gimp.org/downloads/
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: sarilain.deviantart.com/galler…

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Do NOT steal, redistribute, or copy any of my art, designs, or characters.

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:iconlivelady:
LiveLady Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you use mouse or a tablet??
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:iconsarilain:
Sarilain Featured By Owner 15 hours ago
Tablet.^^
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deathdog123 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh! This is so helpful! Thanks! <3
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Sarilain Featured By Owner 15 hours ago
I'm glad!
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NightShade567 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Student General Artist
Thanks for making this. It helped a lot. c:
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Sarilain Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I'm glad!!
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Cloudilicious Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  New member
could you do a video it would be easier i get you but im just saying if you know what i mean ;-;
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:iconsarilain:
Sarilain Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
I wish I could, a video would be easier for me too!
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Cloudilicious Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  New member
oh ok ;-;
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SuirenHime Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial is amazing! Thank you so much for making this! <3

Also, I have a question :) How do you get your lines to be so straight and smooth? Is
there a stroke stabilizer? (Sorry, I'm a Paint Tool SAI user, and I only use GIMP for Transparency ^^;)
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Sarilain Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Thank you!

And nope, I just draw things on a 33% larger canvas than the final image, and to lineart, I zoom in to 200% and draw with itty bitty soft strokes to make the lines.  So to draw a 300px image, I'm linearting at 798px size.  It's time consuming and drawing in single strokes might be faster, but that frustrates me more having to redraw lines fifty times.xD
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Ella509 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
nice!
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Sarilain Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Thank you!
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tigerlovermittens Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  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
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FoxyAntho Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
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.
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WinterHalla Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Thanks! <3
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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 :))
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evachanart Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
thank you for the lama :D
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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
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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:
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Agente-007-Maty Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
I'm making a lots of gifs like this! is so simple and cute ^.^
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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
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Sarilain Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
I'm so happy, thank you!
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:iconbakaari:
BakaAri Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student General Artist
When I write something it comes out really slowly and I don't have the brushes that you have..
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:iconpepsipuppeh:
PepsiPuppeh Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mine didn't work... it just shows the image with the two linearts on top of each other D:
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:iconmikiitama:
mikiitama Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so so much !
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themininghedge Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student Writer
WHAT IS DIS? A PICTURE FOR ANTS?!?
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:iconbunnybluearts:
bunnybluearts Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
well I think is very obvious that you can zoom it :)
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SoundoftheWaves Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks :D
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AmberNote Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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vabele1489 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you use a tablet?
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:iconmewmew12378:
mewmew12378 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"WOW THIS IS EASY IM GONNA GO BUY THAT LINEART NOW"

Yeah. Im pretty excited c:! thanks based Sari ;v;!
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:iconcornkat:
CornKat Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This was extremely useful! Thanks :3
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Blame-The-Nargles Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist
This is super useful! Though, I don't have any animal characters, but I think it wouldn't look too bad on a simplified human chibi. :meow:
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ShucklesStar Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this tutorial is very helpful :)
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dijuonix Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
great!!:D (Big Grin) 
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Rosa-Lynda Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you !! It's very instructive !! :)
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:iconsarilain:
Sarilain Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Thank you!
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Rosa-Lynda Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome !
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BurningUniverse Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very helpful - also, it makes me wanna try it too so maybe I'll soon be animating my own stuff. Yay! :D
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LaxusIsTooHot Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such help<3
Thankies ;-;
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Sarilain Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Thank you!
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skittlezz123 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Awesome tutorial! Will you be having more adopts soon? :3
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Sarilain Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Thank you!  Eventually!  I'm pretty tied up with commissions, I'm doing my best.^^
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skittlezz123 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
You're welcome. :)
Ah, I understand! I don't want to rush you. :3 Thanks!
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AlalaChan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the guild!
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Kage-Aisuko Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student
Thank you for the badge ^^
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SnowTehKat Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student
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ChiefLolcatz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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HannahsDefense Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Very neat beans I love how easy it is to read! ^.^
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