Learn the fundamentals of 2D animation using Toon Boom Harmony focusing on anime style. You'll be guided every step of the way by Tokyo-based 2D artist Misu Yamaneko, who has worked on popular anime productions like Pokemon Sun & Moon, Vinland Saga, Promised Neverland, Overlord II, Natsume's Book of Friends, Merc Storia, and Bleach Brave Souls. Don't miss this unique opportunity to have Misu as your mentor!
Why study anime-style animation at CG Spectrum:
Discover what it takes to become an anime artist! CG Spectrum’s 2D animation classes are conducted entirely online, meaning they’re available to you, wherever you are in the world.
Please note: This course teaches 2D animation fundamentals with a focus on the anime style. The course does not teach anime drawing. Seats are strictly limited.
Starting with the 12 Principles of Animation, you'll learn 2D animation fundamentals and begin putting them into practice with your first 2D pieces: the bouncing ball, flour sack jump and a walk cycle.
You'll discover how to add personality and emotion to your work while creating the illusion of three-dimensional space; learn key features of Toon Boom; and get familiar with drawing tools, posing, timing, spacing, the timeline and X-sheet.
This term focuses on drawing skills, advanced physical human and quadruped animation, plus animating pantomime and simple dialogue scenes. You'll study the greats and discover what makes their work so captivating, learn the importance of silhouettes, how to use a variety of timing in your story, and gain speed creating thumbnails and key poses.
By this stage, you’re ready for more advanced aspects of 2D: creating appealing characters, solid drawings, expressive acting and FX animation. Increase your technical skills while working towards creating a polished dialogue scene. Finish the course by polishing your portfolio and exploring next steps with your mentor.
For this course, you will need basic computer skills and a computer that meets the minimum specifications (see next question).
This course gives you an excellent understanding of 2D animation fundamentals, and depending on your level of commitment, skills, and portfolio pieces, you may be ready to start applying for entry-level artist positions.
To increase your hiring potential, the Advanced 2D Animation Course is recommended. It covers more complex techniques and includes an entire term dedicated to career development and portfolio preparation to prepare you for junior 2D animator jobs such as:
Discover more about these 2D animator jobs, tips, and salary expectations on our careers page:
LIMITED SEATS! This class fills up quickly and is strictly limited to 4 students. Enquire now about securing your spot.
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