Another collaboration with Gill! This time a great explorer design for some nice 2D torch fire animation. This was from another lesson on the 2D FX course on Bitey. It's a tricky element to animate, but it can be a lot of fun. I've been trying to think more about what's actually happening to the FX whilst animating recently, what's making it move compared to the technical aspects of arcs, spacing etc. So I was thinking this was an oily flame and it was getting pushed about a little by the wind. It would have been cool to animate the characters hair to help show the breeze and shadow layers etc but this exercise was to focus on the torch. Big shout out to Rufus for helping me with the comp, really helped to give it some heat.