Digital Drawing

Simple but Dynamic: Animate Your Character Illustrations


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1. Go at your own pace in this 32-week online course
2. Artistic g
uidance & pointers from the instructor
3. Supportive peer community exchanging feedback
4. Class is in production. Start learning after April 13th, 2021

Simple but Dynamic: Animate Your Character Illustrations

with Artist, Chosuica


Do you want to breathe life into your character illustrations? I'm here to show you how to illustrate and animate your characters using Live2D Cubism. Your illustrations can be animated in simple ways, without having to draw frame by frame, making your art pop out more in your own style.


This class is for anyone who wants to learn how to animate their characters using only one illustration, meaning, you don't have to create multiple frames. You can find or maintain your own art style as you proceed with this class, for example, the character design elements or color choices.


By the end of this course, you will understand the workflow of how to animate an illustration. You will know the fundamentals of illustrating for rigging and animating in Live2D Cubism. Upon completion, you will have your own animated character illustrations that move naturally, like your characters are alive!

Step 1: Preparing Rig-Ready Illustration

Step 2: Moving the Illustration By Rigging

Step 3: Assemble the Movement Into Animation


  1. Meet Your Instructor: Chosuica!
  2. Introduction to the class
  3. Introduction to digital drawing & animation

Chapter 1: Preparing Rig-Ready Illustration

  1. How body parts are separated
  2. How head parts are separated
  3. How face parts are separated
  4. Basic of naming and arranging layers

Chapter 2: Techniques for Rendering Illustration

  1. Concepting the general idea of animation
  2. Technique 1: Cut parts from the sketch
  3. Technique 2: Draw parts from the scratch
  4. Class Mission (A): Make rig-ready simple head illustration and separate into parts

Chapter 3: Introduction to Live2d

  1. Basic functions of Live2d Cubism
  2. Organize layers, art mesh and deformer
  3. Class Mission (B): Organize layer and deformer of the Class Mission (A) using Live2d

Chapter 4: Rigging in Live2d

  1. How to rig eye
  2. How to rig mouth
  3. How to rig head X and Y
  4. How to rig body X and Y
  5. How to add physics
  6. Rig miscellaneous object
  7. Class Mission (C) : Rig the Class Mission (B) based on the initial animation plan

Chapter 5: Animating in Live2d

  1. Assemble the movement in Live2d Cubism
  2. Apply physics into an animation
  3. Class Mission (D) : Put together into an animation with the rigged parts from Class Mission (C)

Bonus Chapter: Turn Your Illustration Into A Vtuber

  1. Export model file for Prprlive
  2. Add animated expression
  3. Use Prprlive for face tracking


  Congratulations on completing the course

Meet Your Creator
I'm Sui and I am a freelance Illustrator. I have been drawing for as long as I can remember, and started to draw more frequently in Feb 2020. I really love drawing anime characters, and I have always wanted to learn how to animate my art. However, I did not have time to draw multiple frames of the same character with my colouring style. That is when I got myself into learning Live2d Cubism. Now, I am able to proficiently animate my own illustration and bring my character to life! I would love to share my learning with you so that you can create and animate your own characters with ease.
  • Who want to expand their skills on character animation
  • Who want to design and create original Vtuber characters
  • Who want to get introduction to Live2d Cubism
  • Who want to discover a creative hobby!

Duration of the course

You can access the class videos for 32 weeks. Within that period, you can replay the videos in as many devices as you want.

Important Notice

This is an early bird class! That means the production of this class is just starting. The curriculum is subject to change, and content may be uploaded sequentially based on the creator’s schedule to ensure that we provide the class in the best quality possible.

Earn points to Extend the Class Access

Receive points by completing chapter missions OR by taking the class two or more times a week. And use the points to extend your class access!

Super Early Bird Offer

Once we pass the release date, we will no longer offered the class at "Super Early Bird". The rate will be raised after the date, right now is the cheapest deal you can get.

Installment Payment

Quadpay is available for the payment! Your order will be split into 4 installments paid over 6 weeks! To find out more, please visit Quadpay.

Class Preparation

You will need to Live2d Cubism to take this class

Class access

Class videos will be available by April 13th. We will notify you via email regarding how to access to the class videos on the release date.

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