Welcome to my class!
My name is Vera and I am a freelance illustrator and animator from Hamburg, Germany.
In this class, I will teach you how I design characters that tell a story within themselves, and show you, how to create a 2D animation with them.
I recommend this class for a bit more advanced students. But as long as you are feeling confident and are up for a challenge, I encourage every artist to join in!
Designing for animation will help you understand characters and movement, and show you a whole lot of possibilities for making your art more exciting.
I will show you how I approach character design with a sense of storytelling, that will be applicable for a little looped 2D animation.
You can tag along in my process step by step, and either follow my self-imposed assignment (see class project description), or come up with your own assignment for the character.
In this class, you will learn how I approach character design with a sense of storytelling, that will be applicable for a little looped 2D animation.
I am working in Photoshop throughout the lessons, but you can use any drawing software that you are comfortable working with.
For the class project, I would like you to
You can either tag along on the provided character and story guide lines along with me, or you can apply the steps to your own character and story idea!
If you don’t have an own character, or don’t want to come up with one, you can pick a character from a book you like, or your friends Dungeons and Dragons character, a movie or whatever you find interesting.
Doesn’t matter, as long as you know what you are working with. :-)
The character I am working with is a little goblin girl.
She is skittish, kleptomanic, has an old soul and eats the most impossible things.
If you want to jump right into animation, use the attached character sheet!
You are done!
Thank you so much for taking my class <3
I am looking forward to seeing all your entries. Don't hesitate to upload rough and unfinished work, I am interested in seeing your process :-)
You can find the Butterfly Animation and Character Design Sheet attached.