What's your workflow when starting an animation?
I'm trying out vector art for use in a flash game right now so that would help the most, but I'm interested in hearing it all.
Do you start with pencil drawings, move into something like illustrator, photoshop, or inkscape and draw out all of the frames before coloring? When you're coloring, do you use the lineart from before to fill it in, or do you create new shapes to color? Do you do anything special like composite textures in?
Also, would you recommend any dvds/books/community sites like this for 2D animation? I've already got the animators kit and the dvds.
What about styles of vector art? Do you have any that really stand out to you? Seems vector art can have a bad rep because of a lot of flash animations. lol
Thanks for any replies in advance.