2D-Focused Online Animation Training
If you’re looking to go all-in on 2D design and animation, then our online 2D animation courses are for you. Lay a solid foundation and elevate your 2D work into an impressive portfolio, through live mentorship and on-demand workshops.
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2D animation training must start with a grasp on the foundational principles of Animation, Design, and Process. This 9-week live mentorship will help lay a foundation you can build on.
A 9 week mentorship to help you master animation principles and the workflow of animating with Adobe After Effects. You will spend your time animating and learning to animate complex scenes using Adobe After Effects, with both vector and pixel-based assets.
Chat, design and animate LIVE
Come bring questions or just hang out and make art, and animation with us during our weekly office hours live sessions.
Learn traditional animation using Adobe Animate from animator Henrique Barone. Unlock your 2d work by understanding the process of traditional animation in a vector-based software.
Henrique will walk you through 3 projects that will help you understand his entire process.
Understanding the workflow and mind-set of creating illustrations for motion design execution. Illustrator Sara Wong, will show her technical process, but also discuss her process/mindset in crafting visual art that communicates the associated subject matter.
Create more compelling artwork for your portfolio.
Understanding the discipline of character design. Starting with a foundation in basic draftsmanship and progressing to figure drawing, we will take a multi-week journey in exploring this discipline.
You will learn basic drawing techniques and hear from the world’s top character designers at Disney Animation Studio.
This course is for beginners who want to become better illustrators. Learning to draw with proper perspective and shading is a useful skill for motion designers.
Steve Savalle will walk you through perspective drawing, shading basics and using real analog tools to improve the look of your sketches.
Elevate Your Skillset & Portfolio
Once you have a solid grasp on the fundamentals, you’re ready to continue your 2D animation training by adding more disciplines to your skill set. You can choose to focus on character design, traditional animation, or perspective drawing.
Refine Your Style & Approach
As you continue to build the portfolio that makes sense for, these courses can help inspire your own work. Understanding new processes, techniques, and software is a great way to stay sharp and in a growth mindset.
Kirk Wallace has a unique approach to creating appealing 2d characters for animation. His artistic process is brought to you in this exclusive workshop.
You’ll learn exactly how Kirk creates beautiful characters. If you want to create better-looking 2d characters for your animations, then this workshop is for you.
Karen Kuo is a Visual Development Artist at Dreamworks TV. In this course, she will focus on developing a scene painting. This workshop is for anyone who wants to create better artwork and illustrations for their work.
Karen will also show you the fastest way to develop scenes with convincing environments.
Colin Hesterly is a director with an emphasis on animation and motion design. He has directed spots for many of the world’s biggest brands. This course is all about his approach and process to directing ads and pitching clients.
Along with Director Colin Hesterly you will work through the entire process of scripting, storyboarding and designing.
Introduction to Adobe Animate
Adobe Animate has become an indispensable tool in 2d animation production. The ability to animate in a vector-based workflow is powerful and flexible for motion designers. TJ Peters will teach you the basics and walk you through the creation of your own animation.
Many of our courses make sense together. If you’re going to study character design, it also makes sense to study traditional animation. We want to make this training accessible to as many people as possible, so if you’re a hard core learner, then our bundle deals may be a good fit for you.
All the techniques, workflows, and processes needed to start from the ideation of your original character, all the way through to a fully animated shot.
We are combining two of our most popular workshops and offering this bundle at a discounted rate.
This compilation of courses is designed with motion designers in mind. You get everything you need to improve your illustration skill.
Create better animations and more compelling pieces with the illustration bundle.
This compilation of courses is designed with 2D artists in mind. You get everything you need to improve your character design skills.
Learn the fundamentals of character design and create more appealing and original characters.
Handcrafted, drag-and-drop design assets across media types. This Studio Art Asset Pack is for any motion designer who loves that mixed-media style.
– 700+ High-Quality Assets
– Animated Loop
– 11 Media Categories
– Ready for After Effects, Photoshop, and C4D
Start practicing your 3d character animation skills with this free, premium blender character rigs.
Practice 3d character animation with these free, premium rigs made for Cinema 4d. These rigs will help you work your way from simple, to more complex. Bo, the ball, is rigged for advanced squash and stretch controls. Iggy, our bi-ped ball, is rigged for more advanced poses with tons of controls.
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