Once I had my stock of characters, and had decided on my finished story I started animating on flash, saly im having probems getting my animatics to upload so I have had to pop up some stills from the progressive animatics. I decided I was going to go through the whole film complting it to a certain standard everytime so I could get everything finished to the same standard. my first run through was placing the most up to date background i had and popped rough aniamtion on top of these, the rough animation was just drawn straight into flash. I basically planned were everything was going to be the the duration of the scenes.
so i didnt get confused with the different parts of the animation i did them in different colours, i only added minimal detail, e.g the eye line and some mouth movement, i was concnetrating on the movement of the body, i did the blanket as a block colour to see what it would overlay.
the scene that had two colours were seperated by using different colours, all the characters had a small amount of detail added to them, the overlays also havnt been added as i was seeing were the charactaers and any abjects would be placed withing the scene.
...i left the monster as rough line work becuase I wasnt sure if they were going to be more like characters or if i was goin to make them like shadows, i also figured out the positions of their mouths, and the placing of them in comparsion to the character they were interacting with.