Traditional pencil drawing is still very popular nowadays. In fact, the whole drawing model cannot stand out from the rest without any animation effects putting on it. That is how a cartoon was made because your drawing can move…
How can people manage to make their pencil drawing move just like a cartoon can move?
By using an animation or a drawing software, you can create traditional hand-drawn animation cartoon using both bitmap and vector graphics.
Perhaps the drawing is organized in 4 types of layers currently. There are sound, bitmap image, vector image, and camera.
There is no doubt that this free open source software can support Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. After that, you can export your animation as Flash movie format, QuickTime format, or as a sequence of PNG images.
Download: Pencil (a traditional 2D animation software)