I'm a fairly competent Photoshopper, and have been creating images for a lot of my life. I've recently gained a lot of interest in animation, and would like to do a short animation as a personal project. I have all the time in the world, and would like some advice on what software to learn for this particular project.
The end product in mind would be a short film with the same detail as these stills:
Reading around these forums, I've got a feeling a lot of people will say Flash. I was under the impression that Flash was vector-based - how would I go about adding textures? Would these images have to be redrawn in Flash? Are there any examples of work similar to this that anyone knows of?
The storyboards, characters, setting, etc. are all ready to go - I just need a hand as to where to go next.
I appreciate any responses.