The project was created by Ibraheem Jara to learn more about Blender's tool for 2D animation.
Animator and Storyboard Artist at Marvel on X-Men97 Ibraheem Jara has presented an awesome looping Spider-Man animation made with Blender's Grease Pencil, the software's renowned tool for drawing 2D in 3D. According to the artist, most of the project was made with GP, except for the thumbnail pass, which was drawn in Toon Boom's Storyboard Pro, and edited/looped in Adobe Premiere Pro. The goal of the project was to try out Grease Pencil and see how it fares when it comes to animation.
Here's a short breakdown posted by the author:
And here are some of Ibraheem's earlier animations, you can check out more by visiting the author's Twitter page:
For those unaware, Grease Pencil is a particular type of Blender object that allows you to draw in the 3D space. Consisting of the three main basic components, points, edit lines, and strokes, the tool can be used to make traditional 2D animation, cut-out animation, motion graphics, or as a storyboard tool.
Below are some amazing tutorials that will definitely help you to get the hang of the tool: