We are building a game for mobile platforms featuring cute bugs that swing around. We want a hand-drawn and hand-animated art style, colored with simple two-tone shading.
There will be five characters. Each character has a set of 9 short animations. (Exact details and sketches of each character will be provided once we award you the project. You will have plenty of freedom for creativity on the final design.)
Most of the time they will be very small on the screen but occasionally we will zoom in on them -- so they should look good in both views. We want to emphasize that we are after a hand-drawn cartoon animation style.
See the provided GIF for an example of the style we want. It was created by a team member with no prior animation experience, but it is exactly the style we want.