I don’t regret watercolouring my Children’s Society film but I did not realise just how long the process is! Previously I have used oil pastels to animate an even longer film but it was just taking pictures frame to frame and minor editing afterward. I did not take into account the drying time and scanning time in the steps of line test, watercolour, scan, composite. But! It is still much better than animating on a computer for me. Also, I ended up doing some interesting experiments on the side when taking breaks from animating that could bleed into a future animation somehow.
Here are the steps I went through: