Tips For Creating A Cute & Simple Character & Animating it!
What you'll learn
- Students will learn some brief tips on creating an appealing character, and to bring them to life.
- Students should have some basic knowledge of animation and Toonboom Harmony.
This class briefly shows you a few tips on creating a simple, cute, and appealing character. As well steps on how to animate and loop your character doing a simple wave to the audience. Perfect for your Instagram, art blogs, or for whatever social media platform you use!
What you will get out of this class is designing a simple character with a recognizable silhouette, and bringing the character to life. And of course a few animation principles such as easing, drag and appeal!
For this class project, create a simple character and have them wave to the audience a few times. Be sure to add in some idle or buffer time before the character waves to create some realism and make sure that you have the character animate back to it’s original position so that it can loop seamlessly! Also throwing in a blink or two will bring your character more to life and up your animation skills!
Hope you enjoy the class, and if you need a hand please be sure to send me a message and I will try my best to get back to you! In addition, I am happy to review your work!
Program: Toonboom Harmony or whatever animation software you prefer
-Resolution should be around 1920x1280 or similar 16:9 ratio
-Animation loops seamlessly
Who this course is for:
- Students wanting to learn more animation foundations, but are still considered beginners.
Diane is an freelance animator based out of Vancouver B.C, she was always inspired by cartoons growing up and decided to pursue animation as a career, so she went to Sheridan College for their Bachelor of Animation program. During the program she interned at a studio named Titmouse Inc. located in Los Angeles, California and after graduating she got hired by Titmouse's Vancouver studio in 2017. Since then she has worked on shows for FOX, Amazon, Netflix and Disney Channel and is now freelancing for commercial studios such as Linetest and BUCK.
Besides being an animator, Diane has a huge passion for skateboarding which has been a huge influence on her since she was a 9 years old!