GIF It! Animating Cute Characters on Your iPad Staff Pick

Tze Qi Ang, Believer in the power of cute

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11 Lessons (32m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. The Project

    • 3. Tools and Apps

    • 4. Lets Sketch

    • 5. Refining and Colouring

    • 6. Lets Animate! Eyes

    • 7. Bonus: Lets Animate! Movement

    • 8. Lets Animate! Background Sparkles

    • 9. Lets Animate! Wobbly Text

    • 10. Export and Share

    • 11. Thank You

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About This Class

Learn how to make your illustrations come to life entirely on your iPad, no desktop software required!

Illustrating is fun, and making them come to life is even better! In this class, we will learn to use two apps, Procreate and ImgPlay to illustrate and create our own animated gifs. Animation can be done simply and effectively entirely on your iPad, great for art-making on the go or for days where you just don’t want to boot up your desktop.

In this class, we will cover:
    • conceptualising ideas for your illustration 
    • how to sketch and polish your illustrations in Procreate
    • ideas on elements that you can animate 
    • preparing and exporting the individual files for animation
    • putting it all together in ImgPlay
    • exporting and uploading the gif in various file formats and platforms.

We will be using the theme, Seasons, as the inspiration for our illustration. Draw along with me as I demonstrate how to sketch and refine the illustrations in Procreate, and prepare the files for animation in ImgPlay. At the end of the class we will all have a fun seasonal GIF that you can share to spread some cheer!

This class is for anyone who is interested in learning the basics of animation. You will need to have the Procreate app (paid) and ImgPlay (free). Some experience with Procreate would be useful, but definitely not necessary as I will also be demonstrating some tips on how to use the app. Let’s get drawing!