Click to see the animation.
I made my very first non-dot animation! It was fun!
Here is very quick overview of what I did
First, I grab a reference picture and trace outline using a graphics software (used SaiTool).
Second, I start drawing frames by creating and a new layer per frame.
While drawing frames, I use OpenCapture software to capture frames and save as jpeg file, and use HoneyView software to see through frames.
When I am done drawing, I use EasyGifAnimator to time each frame and make them into an animated Gif.
Finally, if you want to convert the gif to a avi file, you can download and use ffmpeg. (ffmpeg -i animation.gif animation.avi)