Rough animation which will be adapted to clean animation for the upcoming HTF series "Joe is Japanese". More on that later.
Look up "pen spinning" or "pen tricks" on Youtube and you can see where this comes from. I just watched a bunch of those and combined that with some logic and my limited ability to twiddle a pencil through my fingers and worked straight ahead frame to frame. Not bad for about 4-5 hours of scribbling, I guess, but nothing compared to the real deal.
No way to really key and tween 'cause I was never really sure where it would go next. It was a bitch and a half to make it loop...
Looks like they've done something that fixed the problem with GIFs not displaying. Hooray!!
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Sorry, I can't give you permission to use it as an avatar or anything... it's surprising enough that I'm even allowed to share it at all. >_<