About this Class

Class Description 

Have you ever been texting a friend when you realize you need something extra to really emphasize your point —- you finish typing, select that app search, type in the word fabulous, scroll to find the perfect animated GIF and hit send. Your point has been made! You find you often do this on Facebook and even on your instagram stories and reels. GIFs have truly become a part of every day life. From regular folks to creatives and marketers alike, people have found ways to become extra playful and creative using GIFs. 

I personally enjoy creating my own GIFs that have that little extra something I am looking for as a designer and illustrator. With apps like procreate and clip studio paint, you can go beyond simple illustration and design work and take your work to the next level using basic 2D animation. In this months class, we are doing just that! Learning how to create our own 90s inspired GIFs in Clip Studio Paint!

Hello everyone! If this your first class with me, welcome! If you are a returning student, welcome back! I am Jen and I will be guiding you through this creative course. I’m a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and educator based out of the midwest and I run Bella + Sophia Creative studio. If you want to learn more about me, you can visit me online at: www.bellasophiacreative.com and you can check out my youtube channel: The Creative Studio. There, you will get a behind the scenes view of the work I do as a creative freelancer and educator  as well as access to a huge library of additional free tutorials relating to art, design and illustration. I am a huge advocate for sharing knowledge in accessible ways and I have found online courses and places like Youtube are great places for this and help me to connect to a diverse group of people looking to learn and grow. 

What the class is about 

So, this month I am coming back with another fun creative course. This time, we are focusing on the ever popular, spunky and fabulous GIF. We will be working together to create a set of fun and simple animated GIFs using our own illustrations inspired by the 90s and animated using the powerhouse software Clip Studio Paint that can then be uploaded to the ever popular GIF site: GIPHY

A few of the Skills Students will Learn 

When it comes to the skills you will learn, I will be walking you through the basic animation concepts needed to create a GIF using your illustrations, then we will do a walk through of the Clip Studio Paint interface  as we prepare to animate in the software. I will show you how to work with the tools, the layers, how to set up your timeline,  and how to use things like the built in onion skinning effect to help you as you work through animating your illustrations flip book style.

I am looking forward to creating with you in this class! Let's get started today!

Course curriculum

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    1. Course-27-Part1

    1. Course-27-Part2

    1. Course-27-Part3

    1. Course-27-Part4

    1. Course-27-Part5

About this course

  • $20.00
  • 19 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content

Let's create something great together!

Pricing options

Purchase individual courses at $20 each or get access to all 25 courses for $22/month. Buy an annual subscription up front and get 2 months free!

Meet your instructor

Jennifer Lezan

Designer | Illustrator | Educator

Hello! Welcome to The Creative Studio | Learn-Design-Create, my name is Jen. I am a Chicago-born Latinxer (I'm a proud Puerto Rican and Mexican American) millennial, an educator, and a freelance creative with experience in graphic design, digital media, illustration and surface pattern design. I am also a mother of two who is in on a mission to reach all the creative goals I've set for myself while trying my best to be a positive influence on the world. I have 10+ years of experience in the fashion and creative marketing industry in both the corporate world and teaching as a professor in Higher Education. Over the last 3+ years, I have taught and connected with over 13,000 students online. I am working on building course offerings that bring people a new perspective and opportunity to take your design and art skills to a new level. I am pushing for continued growth, running my indie studio, Bella+Sophia Creative, while also using my skills to help others interested in starting a career in the creative industries. My hope is to inspire others through creativity and help you find your creative voice. I look to inspire others as much as I look to be inspired. I'm so excited to get to know all of you! I am SO glad YOU are here!