“Livewires” animated loops (2)

Another one from the Discovery Museum. I tried to make these animated loops look longer than they actually are. If you follow one character through the whole routine he takes about ten seconds to walk on, haul the next guy up, get helped up himself, then help the next guy up then fall off, but the whole loop is only 34 drawings.  I’ve re-scanned these from the original paper drawings, which is why you can see the paper texture – I left that in because I like the look. I think there’s something a bit more magical about animation that’s happening in the real world, such as on sheet of paper, rather than totally within a computer.