Animate your Artwork with an iPad | Maria Lia Malandrino | Skillshare
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11 Lessons (1h 22m)
    • 1. 01. Intro

    • 2. 02. Process and Materials

    • 3. 03. Rough Animator app Overview

    • 4. 04. Basic Animation: Timing and Spacing

    • 5. 05. Basic Animation: In-Betweens

    • 6. 06. Basic Animation: Blinking Eyes

    • 7. 07. Basic Animation: Hair Waving

    • 8. 08. Sketch and Colour on Procreate

    • 9. 09. Colour and Export on Procreate

    • 10. 10. Animate in Rough Animator

    • 11. 11. Recap Video Time-lapse

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About This Class

In this class I'll show you how to animate an illustration with simple looped movements and create a gif that can be used for avatar pics, social media banners and many other purposes!

Have you always wanted to bring your digital artwork and portraits to life with simple animations? Then this is the class for you!

Animation is a complex topic, but in this beginner course I’ll approach it in the simplest way possible - by showing you exactly how to animate specific parts of the body: eyes, mouth, hair, all the elements that you might need to add motion to a still portrait.

If you want to catch up on How to Draw a Cartoony Portrait with Procreate App just click here and follow my previous class here on Skillshare! If you'd like to take the same class for Photoshop, click here instead.



In this class I’ll be using Procreate to sketch out and colour some parts of the illustration and Rough Animator to animate the final gif. If you don’t want to buy the apps (although I do recommend it as they are rather inexpensive for the tools they provide) you can use free drawing resources such as Autodesk Sketchbook or Adobe Photoshop Sketch. For the animation part however I haven’t found another frame by frame animation app, so I would recommend to get Rough Animator as it’s only $5.

Let’s get started

If you’re wondering what can you do with an animated portrait once you have completed this class, wonder no more! You can upload looped videos to Facebook profile pictures and banners, which is a clever little thing you can do for your personal profile as well as for your business or page! If you’re looking to engage your followers on social media I can assure you a still picture that comes to life unexpectedly is going to leave them dazzled.


And that’s not all: you can use this class to take the very first steps into animation and perhaps then continue to study and become a pro animator! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s start drawing and animating!





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Maria Lia Malandrino

Story / Illustration / Animation

I am an illustrator, 2D/3D animator, and story artist from Turin, Italy. My illustration work is represented by Illustration Agency Advocate Art.

I have a BA degree in Magazine Publishing from the University of the Arts London, I have studied Traditional Animation at the International School of Comics in Turin and attended a 6 months masterclass in Storyboarding at the online school CGMA. I also have a varied work experience in the UK, Italy and China.

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