Anyway I wanted to test out some ideas I had to use the power of ToonBoom to aid my handdrawn animation. I did a very crude little head comp (If I were to do it for reals. I'd separate out mouth, nose, outer ear, inner ear, earring. etc... for more control).
Anyway using only those graphics, I did a very subtle headturn on the character with some bounce in his hat. If anybody is interested I can definitely put up a tutorial of some sort in the future.
I also had an idea for a 3d rotation in the wizard staff, ignoring the jumpy animation..you can definitely see how well it can work with some more time spent on it, and these are basically just 3 graphics (the stick, fishtip and a little base - then duplicated on each end).
And here put together on my rough walk, ...gotta figure out what to do with the wand and the tail tomorrow...
..to be continued!