I have been taking a look at the Paper 2D side scroller feature in Unreal 4. I was wondering something, perhaps you guys can help out. What is a good software for easily creating (simple) 2d sprites and animation that can be imported to use as sprites in Unreal 4? Sure one could take the time to properly draw and create these through software like Photoshop, but how would someone who is not really a skilled enough artist go about making something to showcase, until a real artist picks it up?
Some programs I came across while browsing are Pyxel Edit, CrazyTalk Animator, Flip Boom, Toon Boom, and Anime Studio 10 or better. Any ideas?