Author        = Hildi
Skill level    = Intermediate
You need    = PIx3 or a lower version - Gif Animator
Knowledge of how to use PI
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The tutorial to draw the Leprechaun is not mine.
It is copyright to Arizona Kate.
There are two sections, the head and the body.
The Leprechaun I use for the animation is the one I made after this tutorial.

Lets start by making the leprechaun after Kate's instruction.

Step 1
When you have finished drawing the leprechaun, add another oval on one eye in the color of the skin.


Use the path-edit tool to shape the lid to fit the eye.

shape lid

Step 2
Select all the fingers, fist and clover.
Merge as single object.

Step 3
Duplicate the fist two times.

Step 4
Activate the second fist and with the deform tool, increase the size.


Move the fist to fit again.
Repeat with the third fist and make it even bigger.
Save as ufo.

Step 5
Open Gif Animator.
Open an existing file and find your Leprechaun.

first frame

Close the second and third fist and the lid.
Add a frame.
Close the first and third fist, open the lid.
Add a frame.
Close the first and second fist, close the lid.

Step 6


In the storyline, follow my timing.

Step 7
Go to Edit - resize - put in 250 hight, the width will adjust itself.

Step 8
Preview your animation and if you like what you have created,
Optimize it and save as gif.


Hope you could follow my tut easily.



This tutorial is the property of Hildi.