Storyboarding for Animation: How to Illustrate and Design for Successful Motion

Sarah Beth Morgan, Motion Designer & Illustrator

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13 Lessons (1h 7m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:37
    • 2. The Power of Planning

      5:20
    • 3. Kicking Off Your Project

      6:10
    • 4. Brainstorming Your Concept

      3:30
    • 5. Pulling References

      6:44
    • 6. Moodboarding Your Style Directions

      7:16
    • 7. Storyboard: Planning the Narrative

      10:24
    • 8. Storyboard: Sketching the Action

      7:07
    • 9. Styleframe: Designing a Scene

      4:16
    • 10. Styleframe: Adding Color and Detail

      5:35
    • 11. Polishing Your Treatment

      7:18
    • 12. Final Thoughts

      0:45
    • 13. Explore More Classes On Skillshare

      0:33
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About This Class

Learn to create vibrant, dynamic storyboards that will translate your illustrations seamlessly into animation!

In this easy-to-follow class, freelance art director, illustrator, and motion designer Sarah Beth Morgan shares her tried-and-true process for crafting a creative brief any client would be excited to receive. With a focus on storyboarding and illustration with an animated project in mind, lessons include:

  • Developing a beautiful mood board with a clear point of view
  • Taking an idea from brainstorm to style frame
  • What to consider when choosing color for animation
  • Essential tips for building storyboards that bring your idea to life

Whether you’re a veteran of the freelance world who wants to maintain a competitive edge or newly freelancing and want to develop a strong creative planning foundation, Sarah Beth’s actionable and clear demonstrations will take your briefs to the next level. With each lesson a step in the process, you’ll be able to take your concept from amorphous idea to clear storyboard in no time, and learn essential skills for creative planning success.

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