1.11MB, Quicktime 640x480
MX2004 w/ intuos2 6x8
Taking the concept of someone hooping a basketball around their waist (as featured in the animation gallery on Larry's student corner sub-site). I thought it was a good action for exploring the movement of a character, so I just came up with this generic pigeon-like creature and applied it.
Haven't done the legs yet but it works pretty well for so few drawings. I just did the NSEW holding the ball positions, broke those down, and added one or two drawings where necessary to make it more fluid.
It runs three times for people who have looping turned off. I apologize if the dimensions are a bother, but I'm a stickler for a clean read.