Sketching for Animators Who Can’t Draw
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Sketching for Animators Who Can’t Draw

The fun and easy way to learn how to draw for animators who can’t draw.
4.2 (535 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
8,256 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2018
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Draw anything you want by using sketching techniques
  • Copy and duplicate any drawing using a technique of measuring proportions
  • Perfect your drawing skills by doing drawing exercises
  • Sketch original characters that come to mind
  • Sketch character poses in both 2D and 3D
  • Sketch thumbnails for action
  • Sketch hands in different positions
Requirements
  • You should be able to use a PC at a beginner level
  • You should be familiar with downloading files
  • You should be familiar with Copy, Paste and Undo functions
Description

I’m glad you decided to learn how to sketch for animation.

To start off with this course, I would like to answer one super important question.

How good do you need to be in sketching and drawing to be able to do decent animation?

The answer is:

You have to be decent at drawing.

Notice that I didn’t say you have to be the best, or you have to be very very good, no. You just have to be decent.

How can you be decent?

With a bit of practice.

As a disclaimer, I’m not a great artist, I’m not very good at drawing myself, I’m just decent, and that’s good for animation.

You will see for yourself in the following lessons, so if you are super passionate about drawing, you have some practice and want to take your drawing skills to the next level, then I’m not your guy, and this course is not for you.

Maybe you can get some value and some useful tips, but in general this course is not directed to you.

But if you are just starting, and you are not good at drawing, then this course will definitely help you in giving you some pointers to start drawing more decently.

Ok?

Inside this course, you will learn:

How to develop enough skill to draw anything you want in any style you want

The difference between drawing and sketching

  • How to measure proportions
  • How to duplicate references
  • Ho to draw basic 2d shapes and combine them to draw what you want
  • How to sketch basic 3d shapes
  • How to draw perspective using vanishing points and perspective lines
  • How to sketch a 3d scene
  • How to sketch and design very simple characters
  • How to sketch poses in 2D
  • How to sketch character poses in 3D
  • How to sketch thumbnails for animation
  • And finally, how to draw hands.

So, if you are interested in having the knowledge to get decent drawings skills, enroll now!

Who this course is for:
  • Animators who want to learn how to sketch
  • Beginners with no drawing skills who want to learn some tips to draw better
Course content
Expand all 17 lectures 02:25:29
+ Introduction
4 lectures 18:50

In this lesson you will learn what this course is about

Preview 03:55

In this lesson you will learn about the law of 100, what it means and how you can apply it to master any style of drawing. From Anime, to Comics, to Cartoonish, to anything you want.

Preview 04:10

In this lesson you will learn the difference between sketching and drawing

Preview 06:06

In this lesson you will learn the importance of being motivated sketching characters and objects that you find interesting.

Sketching What You Love - Your Favorite References
04:39
+ Practicing Exercises
3 lectures 43:15

In this lesson you will learn how to measure proportions

Measuring Proportions
09:22

In this lesson you will learn how to duplicate references using a technique that uses the measurement of proportions to create coordinates.

Duplicating References Using Coordinates
23:30

In this lesson you will learn about drawing exercises to develop your drawing skills.

Drawing Exercises - Circles and Lines
10:23
+ Sketching
10 lectures 01:23:24

In this lesson you will learn how to sketch basic 2d shapes.

Sketching Basic 2D Shapes and Props
08:59

In this lesson you will learn how to sketch thinking in 3D

Sketching Basic 3d Shapes
08:33

In this lesson you will learn about perspectives and how to draw them using vanishing points

Drawing Perspective
10:00

In this lesson you will learn how to sketch a scene of a city in 3D

Sketching A 3D Scene
04:12

In this lesson you will learn how to sketch and design simple characters

Sketching Simple Characters
15:46

In this lesson you will learn how to sketch poses for your characters in 2D

Sketching Poses 2d
04:15

In this lesson you will learn how to sketch poses for your characters, thinking in 3D

Sketching Poses 3d
11:51

In this lesson you will learn how to sketch thumbnails for an animated scene.

Sketch Thumbnails for Action
04:35

In this lesson you will learn some tips to draw hands.

Tips for Drawing Hands
12:55
BONUS LESSON: What’s Next?
02:18