So pay close attention and follow my lead!! :D
Step 1: The Planning
Another key factor is character design, spend time on this and make it as detailed as possible, be creative and create a character. It can be based off of yourself or friends/family.
The next piece of planning you need is a script. This will determine what happens and is another Key Priority for your anime.
The third plan you will need is a time sheet with a basic description of what will happen in each "shot". The time sheet is exactly what it sounds like, it is the plan for what happens in the shot and how long t will go on for. (Eg. Shot 1=10seconds, shot 2=10minutes).
Our fourth component is a lot of work, you will have to draw the main key frames you want, the picture used as the thumbnail for this instructable is my 1st key frame. The keyframes can be a rough drawing or you can do extra work and make them perfect, it's up to you.
Now you should have enough resources to use, so move on to step 2.
Step 2: Re-draw, Perfect and Animate
Now you have got the best drawings we can start the actual animation process. To do this you may need an animating wheel or just use a window, this can help you trace or see where your at. What you need to do is draw in between frames, this is called "framing".
To do this, you get your 2 keyframes and place them on the window like you are going to trace them, but don't trace them. Add a third price of clean paper to the top of the other two and draw what the character will look like I between the two shots.
(Eg. Paper 1 shows the beginning of a punch.
Paper 2 shows a fully extended punch, you need to draw the mid-punch frame like the picture corresponding to this step).
Step 3: Backgrounds
There are many techniques to paint backgrounds but that isn't what this instructable is for.
So paint them however you like and continue to your next step
Step 4: Compiling
From here you need to make a colour code for your individual characters, so get the colours and put them on a blank photoshop or Gimp document and label what each colour is (eg. Shirt, shirt shadow etc).
Now you have your colour codes, you need to take the painstaking process of adding it to your individual frames. (Such an easy but long process).
After this you can compile It into an animation if you know how to on photoshop or gimp. (You can learn to do this on YouTube).
Now render it as a gif and save.
Step 5: Creating the Final Cut
You may need to compile the saved animated files together to create the full video.
Step 6: Audio
You may also want some SFX or background music. You can record these yourself or download them from the Internet.
Step 7: Finalising
You may want to create something like a logo or thumbnail for the anime. So just draw these if you want or edit them on a computer.
You can upload them onto YouTube or host a site specifically for the anime. You may even want to give it a try on a TV channel. It's up to you.
The end ;)