Telling a Character's Story with a 2D Looped Animation

Vera Rehaag, Freelance Artist

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12 Lessons (31m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:14
    • 2. The Brief

      1:00
    • 3. Gathering Reference Materials

      1:04
    • 4. Where Inspiration Strikes

      0:52
    • 5. Reference Sheet

      4:45
    • 6. Sketches

      1:48
    • 7. Character Design

      5:48
    • 8. Story

      1:34
    • 9. Setting up Photoshop for Animation

      2:59
    • 10. Principles of Animation

      4:40
    • 11. Animation

      4:50
    • 12. Last Words

      0:23
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About This Class

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Welcome to my first Skillshare class!

My name is Vera and I am a freelance illustrator and animator from Hamburg, Germany.

In this class, I will teach you how I design characters that tell a story within themselves, and show you, how to create a 2D animation with them.

I recommend this class for a bit more advanced students. But as long as you are feeling confident and are up for a challenge, I encourage every artist to join in!
Designing for animation will help you understand characters and movement, and show you a whole lot of possibilities for making your art more exciting.

I will show you how I approach character design with a sense of storytelling, that will be applicable for a little looped 2D animation.

You can tag along in my process step by step, and either follow my self-imposed assignment (see class project description), or come up with your own assignment for the character.