Animated Self-Portrait: Bring Your Evil Twin to Life

Joy + Noelle, illustrators, animators, twins

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15 Lessons (1h 20m)
    • 1. Trailer

      1:13
    • 2. Overview

      0:43
    • 3. Brainstorm

      2:02
    • 4. Sketch

      6:13
    • 5. Ink

      2:30
    • 6. Color

      10:03
    • 7. Project Set Up and Resources

      4:39
    • 8. Keys

      5:12
    • 9. Extremes

      5:58
    • 10. Midpoints

      3:32
    • 11. Anticipation, Action & Reaction

      9:41
    • 12. Animation Ink and Color

      7:52
    • 13. Share the Awesome Thing You Made!

      0:29
    • 14. The Timeline & "Pose to Pose" Animation

      9:43
    • 15. "Straight Ahead" Animation and Merging Layers

      9:57

Project Description

Create an Animated Self-Portrait in Photoshop

Animate a Self-Portrait in Photoshop. You’ll brainstorm ideas and find inspiration for your Self-Portrait, going with the theme of Evil Twins or coming up with your own. You'll create rough sketches in either your sketchbook or directly in Photoshop using a tablet or Cintiq. Then you'll move on to inking and coloring your character design, and finally you'll bring your very own Frankenstein to life, animating in Photoshop.

DELIVERABLES

Upload your work as you complete each Unit:

  • Brainstorm: Link to Pinterest boards, Vimeo Albums, or Attach Styleboard Images
  • Rough Character Sketch
  • Inked and Colored Character Design
  • Finished Animated Self-Portrait

RESOURCES

Metcalf Loves You Photoshop Animation

Alex Grigg's Photoshop Animation Techniques

The Animator's Survival Kit by Richard Williams

Cartoon Animation by Preston Blair

BRUSHES

See the Attachments to grab the Textured Brushes we used for this design.

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