Why not? These lesson extensions would teach more than animation. They would bring their art alive, add movement, direction, and an opportunity to communicate beyond the moment in time they created physically. Their animation could answer the questions: What action comes next? What just happened leading up to moment? What story does it tell?
I've been playing most of the summer with animation ideas on my iPad. One idea I touched on was to extend art creation from physical into digital by animating what you make physically.
The fish painting is the simplest example above for animation.
1. Erase the background of the fish and save it with a transparency intact (PNG) using superimpose app. Then save.
2. Open the original image in SketchbookX. Match the colors with the eyedropper tool and paint over the fish. Save image.
3. Open both in DoInk Animation app composition mode and create a swimming path with the green dot. Save to gallery and export as a video.
Erasing and saving a mask PNG in SuperImpose App (first part of wheaties tutorial)
During the month of July I participated in a daily creativity challenge via social media headed up by Tim Needles. One day we made Artist Trading Cards. I created the three you see here and three videos to go with them.
I made time-lapse videos of the drawing process. Then I animated the drawing and turned it back into a still image again as a finished ATC. See my vine videos below.