Creating an Animated Illustration in Procreate

Dylan Bonner, Freelance Illustrator

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11 Lessons (2h 2m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Getting Started

    • 3. Sketching

    • 4. Building the Base Colors

    • 5. Adding Background Color & Foreground Elements

    • 6. Creating Background Elements

    • 7. Fixing the Details

    • 8. Playing Around With Lighting

    • 9. Finishing Touches

    • 10. Animating Your Creation

    • 11. Final Thoughts

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About This Class


If you'd like to create polished illustrations and add a little bit of animation to them for social media but do not know how to, then this class is a good place to start! I’ll be showing you how to create an lifeless illustration in Procreate and then add some minimal animated elements to create an eye-catching gif that is ready for social media posting.

This class is geared towards beginners who want to learn the basics of digital illustration and explore accessible animation techniques. We will be using Procreate on an iPad Pro but prior knowledge of Procreate is not required. We will also be going over setup together and calibrating the pressure curve for maximum benefit. Experienced artists are also welcome as I will be teaching my personal process from the initial sketch to the final product.

Techniques you will learn: 

  • How to create poses and anatomical understanding.
  • How to breaking through artist block.
  • Illustration techniques to create a lifeless finished product.
  • Simplistic animation for Procreate’s GIF feature.

The Procreate program will be needed for this class. I’ll also be talking about Instagram a bit so that would be useful to have as well.

My hope is that you will take these skills and run with them! Apply them to your own artwork and add your own unique touches as you get more comfortable. I can't wait to see your creations!