Rotoscoping with Procreate

See a step by step tutorial on how to do rotoscoping, an animation technique where you trace over live action footage to create an animated short. This tutorial uses Procreate, which makes the rotoscoping process easy and accessible for anyone starting out with animation. Demo led by Teaching Artist Deepti Menon and Art Prof Clara […]

Procreate Animation: Snails

See how an animation of a snail is made in 1 hour in Procreate! Using basic techniques in Procreate is a quick way to whip up a fun, simple animation of a snail character. Inspiration is taken from our reference photos of snails, available on our free reference photo collection on Flickr. Demo led by […]

Procreate Animation: Pigs

See how an animation of a pig is made in 1 hour in Procreate! Tips are also given on how to capture the likeness of a pig. Also included are techniques for how to draw pigs using Caran d’Ache Neocolor II crayons on an unprimed basswood panel. Demo led by Teaching Artist Deepti Menon and […]

Charcoal Animation

Learn how to turn a charcoal drawing into an animated short using the Stop Motion Studio App. This video walks through, step by step, the entire process of shooting images to create a short animation piece. Animation concepts, such as speed, frame rate, how to set up a phone on a cell phone holder, are […]

Procreate Animation, Ball Bounce

This video shows step by step, how to do a simple ball bounce animation in Procreate, using a bounce guide as a reference for the movement. Next, simple shapes are added to the ball, like eyes, wings, horns, etc. in order to turn the ball into a character. Demo led by Guest Teaching Artist Sean […]

Animation Curriculum

The complete Animation Curriculum for Self-taught Artists is a series of 2 videos. The Curriculum’s document is a complementary resource for both videos. Animation Part 1 Animation Part 2

Animation Curriculum 2

This video explains in depth the many types of animation that exist, including 3D, hand drawn, stop motion, gifs, zoetropes, flip books, and more. The landscape of animation today as well as the professional development skills necessary to work as an animator today are explored as well. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and […]

Animation Curriculum 1

This video outlines the basic principles of animation including movement, timing, weight, and personality, as well as strategies for storytelling like exaggeration and anticipation. Historical animators and their role in developing the field of animation are discussed, as are essential skills like line, color, and gesture that are necessary to be an animator. Discussion led […]