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Illustration for Animation

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Learn how to create vibrant and informative illustrations for your animation projects. Tell stories better than ever!
$349

Illustration for Animation

You can spend all your life mastering drawing skills, but what you need is to be able to complete tasks here and now. That is why we've designed a focused course that consists of only essential topics, which will allow you to create high-quality illustrations. I've accumulated a vast number of observations, tricks, and hacks by trial and error over the many years of working on animation projects. This experience is the foundation of this course. As if you aquired 6 years of commercial illustrating experience in just a few months. I'll try to teach you how to draw as fast as possible and help you boost your current skills.

What is this course about?

Illustration for Animation
LEVEL
Basic
LESSONS
10
DURATION
6h+

Who will benefit from this course?

Motion designers
WHO WANT TO CREATE ILLUSTRATIONS FOR THEIR PROJECTS THEMSELVES
This course is designed for newbies, so you'll easily learn all you need to know about illustration from the very beginning, from sketching to the final rendering of all storyboard scenes.
Illustrators
WHO WANT TO BEGIN DRAWING FOR MOTION DESIGN
In the course, we'll cover not only how to design scenes, but also how to combine them into interesting and informative storyboards. A new skill of drawing for animation will speed up your workflow and make your work bring you even more joy.

Problems are a signal for changes

Everything I make turns out uglyish, I don't know how to draw
The most common problem new illustrators face is lack of knowledge of the basics: how to work with lines, shapes, and perspective. As a result the shape is lost, and the viewer fails to comprehend the size and shape of objects or characters in the frame.

In order to speak the same language, we'll start from the very basics, from how to place various objects in an illustration. After you learn a certain set of rules and guidelines, you'll hardly keep on making obvious mistakes again.
I can draw a frame, but not a whole story
Many animators don't know Adobe Illustrator well and draw everything not in the most appropriate way. Besides, a poorly organized workflow may force you to get rid of something you have already done.

In this course, we'll study Adobe Illustrator in detail to enable you to implement your ideas easily, with only minor adjustments. A lot of tricks and lifehacks will accelerate the process of working on an illustration and make it substantially easier to import illustrations to After Effects for further animation.
Drawing takes too much of my time
Typically, it is the result of the fact that all the work is based on intuition. There are always questions where to place an object to improve the storytelling, especially when you work on adjacent frames in large projects.

In this course, I'll teach you how to prioritize things and how to direct the viewer's attention with the help of shape contrast, dynamics, color, light, size, etc. Besides, we'll figure out how to use framing, when you should resort to it, when and whether you need to alternate frames.

Topics covered:

The course is designed to effectively introduce you to the basic stages of working with Illustration, even if you have never done this before.
Nice Sketch from Scratch
It is the first and most important stage of creating an illustration. Here, we'll analyze methods and tools to create sketches as well as compare them. Next, we'll learn how to draw simple things to get used to drawing by hand.
Perspective
We'll find out what the main types of perspectives are and practice creating basic ones, isometry and one-point linear perspective, specifically. You'll need those in your work.
Adobe Illustrator
We'll study how the program works and all the necessary tools. I'll also tell you how to organize the workspace and work files to save your time and allow you to enjoy drawing and working with files while animating.
Color
It is one of the most important topics that we need to cover thoroughly. We'll analyze methods to create palettes, types of contrasts, and I'll give you some tips on how to work with color to illustrate for motion design.
Character
At this stage, we'll learn to create beautiful and interesting characters so they can be easily animated further. I'll also tell you about my personal experience, techniques, and tips on how to ease the task for yourself and for a person who will animate it later.
Composition
I'll share the knowledge, tips, and lifehacks on how to make a scene beautiful, informative, and useful for the project.
Scene
Here, we'll cover the variety of scene types in motion design, the rules and the logic of designing them.
Storyboard
Based on the knowledge of designing scenes, I'll tell you how to compile them in stories, thereby creating interesting and informative storyboards for your projects.
Style Coherency
Here, I'll tell you how to pick a style for a project and stick to it while creating all frames for your project.
The workflow of an illustrator and a motion designer
We'll talk a little about the work synergy of an illustrator and a motion designer, how they can facilitate and speed up their interaction and each other's workflow.

My name is Radik Z. I am a freelance illustrator, I've been drawing for motion design for 6 years.

Over this time, I've created illustrations for PornHub, Google Russia, BBDO Russia, Mail Ru Group, Brex, Rostelecom, VK, MAPS.ME, Yandex, and many others. In this particular course, I'll try to share my knowledge and experience so that you can improve your skills and learn from my mistakes instead of repeating them. It will significantly boost your professional development.

Who will be teaching?

You will get access to a closed group of students of the course on Facebook. There you can ask a question or ask for advice from us or our community. By the way, the authors of the course will also be in this group, which means you can get feedback from the teacher.

Facebook group for all students of the course

What students say about our courses and school

Illustration for Animation
  • Learn to illustrate your ideas yourself;
  • Improve the skills of an art director of an animation project;
  • Master the workflow of a professional illustrator.

Illustration for Animation

Learn how to create vibrant and informative illustrations for your animation projects. Tell stories better than ever!

Level
Basic ?

You’ve already started taking the first steps in the sphere and have a basic understanding of the work principles of this soft.

Lessons
12+
Duration
6h+
100% money back guarantee

If unhappy with the course, you can request a refund within 14 days after the purchase and get every cent back. Courses purchased before the actual starting date refund can be requested up to 14 days after the first lesson becomes available. Note: not applicable if purchased with a discount coupon

Student and location discounts

Not-so-good exchange rate? (i.e. India/Brazil). Get in touch to get a coupon. Student? Email us from your student email or attach your student ID.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I find Adobe Illustrator?
You can find Adobe Illustrator here. The trial version will be sufficient to work with for some time, but we highly recommend buying a license.
Do I have to know how to draw?
No, this is not necessary.

The most common problem new illustrators face is the lack of knowledge of the basics: how to work with lines, shapes, and perspective. As a result the shape is lost, and the viewer fails to comprehend the size and shape of objects or characters in the frame.

In order to speak the same language, we'll start from the very basics, from how to place various objects in an illustration. After you learn a certain set of rules and guidelines, you'll hardly keep on making obvious mistakes again.
Will this course work for me if I know nothing about Adobe Illustrator?
Yes, the course is built for beginners, to elevate their skills to the next level.
Are there any discounts?
If no presale or discount activities are happening, you can contact us to receive a $50-off coupon. We provide coupons for countries with not-so-good exchange rates and for students.

We consider a country with a not-so-good exchange rate a country, where the currency rate is more than $1 to 10 units of local currency. For example, 10.5 Botswana Pula equals $1. If your country's currency rate is lower than 1:10, we do not consider your country as a country with a not so good exchange rate.

We consider you a student if you have a valid student email address (@***.edu) and/or a valid student ID. Please either write to us from your student email or attach a picture of your student IDso that we can verify your student status.

Please double check if there are any presale, sales or discount activities happening as we do not provide coupons during these periods.
Can I get a refund?
If you're disappointed for whatever reason, you'll get every cent back within 14 days after the purchase. Whether you select to complete the purchase in a single or in several payments.

Note that it only applies to purchases without a discount. So if you would like to use a discount coupon or complete a purchase of several products with a discount, you will be not eligible for the refund.
Can I share the art that I create during the course?
Yes, all the artwork you create on the course belongs to you. You can share and tweet and dribbble whatever animation you create. We would be grateful if you mention our school while sharing, we have @motiondesignschool accounts almost on every network.
What if my level of English is not good enough and I find it difficult to understand the spoken language?
This course has subtitles, which makes the content easier for understanding and lets you check the unknown words in the dictionary, if needed.