How to draw & animate a Clown Fish.
- May 30, 2019
- Posted by: Stephanie
- Category: Animation
Clown Fish Swimming
- How to Draw a Clown Fish.
- Draw the Clown Fish in 5 different poses.
- Save 5 different frames.
- Type the code to animate your frames.
- Your Clown Fish is swimming!
- Make more characters and animations and have fun!
How to draw and animate a Clown Fish:
Draw 2 Ovals with the Circle tool with one inside of the other.
With the Curved Line tool, draw an accent line below the fish eye.
Draw a Gill and a Stripe using the Curved Line tool.
Draw the Clown Fish Outline using the Curved Line tool.
Draw the Fin using the Curved Line tool.
Draw the top Fin using the Curved Line tool.
Draw big top and bottom fish lips.
Color! It’s coloring time. Using the Fill bucket, color your Clown Fish.
Using the Fill Bucket to make the body light orange and the fins red. Using the Brush tool to make the eyes three different colors: dark blue spot on the bottom, light blue in the middle of the eye and white on the top of the eye.
Using the Curved line tool, outline the fins in medium orange, make yellow accents on the fins, off white accents, and brown accents for the body and gills. When you are done with your fish, it’s time to save him to new folders you have created.
Create folder one on your Desktop called Cartoons. In this folder, we house all our files. Create another folder named images. It contains all our pictures we’re creating.
Draw the Clown Fish in 5 Different Picture Poses
It’s an early day off the coast of Madagascar, and this little Clown Fish is swimming near the bottom of the ocean. To make the fish appear as if he’s moving, we are drawing him in 5 different poses. The first pose is our Fish 1.png that we just created. The next 4 poses or frames each contain a tiny change to the fish’s body. Use your Select tool, draw a box around the piece of the body you need to move or change, and when you are happy with the picture, go to File, Save as, Fish 2.png, Fish 3.png, Fish 4.png, and Fish 5.png.
Swim little fish …swim! Actually, our little fish just seems to be sitting still on our screen. How can we move him?
Microsoft Movie Maker
- Open Movie Maker.
- Import the 5 different Fish pictures you have created.
- With all the Fish pictures selected, go to the Edit tab and change the Duration to 1.00 second per frame or picture.
- Play the movie and see if you like how the fish is moving?
- Let’s add more the Warp effect and Dissolve
the transitions. How does it look? Make Pan and Zoom movements. Experiment and don’t forget to save. You may create many versions to play with and
when you’re ready to share your video go to File, Save as Video. Use the recommended video saving defaults. Send me a copy for the Digital Animation for
Let’s make another strip and this time our Clown Fish has more character. His name is Akilli and he’s just swimming along … humming to himself when all of a sudden, a wriggly green friend worm pops into the picture. Akilli wants desperately to catch him and make take a little taste of the plump worm. We can draw the frames and then you can add more frames and more story. Make each frame or picture, one at a time and save each picture as it’s own Fish 1.png, Fish 2.png, Fish 3.png, and so on until you have at least 12 pictures that tell a story. Does the cute little work survive or is he fish food? Only you can decide! Below is a sample of my fish scenes all put together. Your scenes do not have to look like mine!
Save as Fish Movie 2 or another name that describes your Clown Fish movie!
Don’t forget to share a copy with us to put onto our website, Digital Animation for Kids!