Animation & Demoreel Feedback Event

We had a blast discussing your fantastic animations and demoreels at the first Animation Feedback Event. Two hours full of critiquing, tips and tricks... If you missed it, there will be another one. In the mean time, watch the...

Story and Animation of “In A Heartbeat”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxC_LxgiF7Y&feature=youtu.be A while ago the beautiful animation short film "In a Heartbeat" went viral. A great opportunity to learn for our own projects. In this video we have a closer look at the story and animation of this...

Why You Should Try Art Commissions

Commissions are a great way to improve your skill, build an audience, and share your talent with others. Today we’ll take a look at art commissions and why (plus how) you should consider giving them a shot! Let’s start with a common response to the suggestion of doing...

Moana – You’re Welcome

The song "You're Welcome" from Disney's Moana has some really interesting animation in it. Let's learn from the masters and see what you can do to improve your own...

Character Design Practice: Shapes

Designing characters around base shapes for contrast and appeal is a time-tested tradition among animators. Today we'll go over that process and then leave you with a free worksheet of shapes to transform into characters, improving your art and design skills! To...

Tom Bancroft’s Advice for Young Animators

At Comiccon 2017 in Germany, Tom Bancroft was so kind to give us some advice on how to improve the quality of designs and animation. He recommends moving away from fanart to more original observations and grounding your work in reality to get it more "right" and...

Are You Using Reference Correctly?

Artists work to capture the magic of life and transpose it onto a canvass. Whether the medium is animation, digital illustration, charcoal drawings, or any number of other art styles, reference is key. But many animators are using reference incorrectly. Are you one of...

Working Conditions of the VFX and Animation Industry

Can you make it in the VFX/Animation industry? Do you need to go to school for it? Can you live from the money you make? What is it like to work in the industry? Check out this in-depth interview with VFX artist Christian Bohm and join the discussion in the comments!...

51 Great Animation Loops to Practice

Thousands of animators have discovered our post 51 Great Animation Exercises to Master. It’s time to get to practicing once again with this sequel, all about animated loops! Animated loops are extremely valuable. With minimal work you can: Create something that feels...