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Grease Pencil tutorial: make a 3D animated horse skeleton


Sophie Jantak writes:

Hello! I'm an illustrator, and my journey into grease pencil involved a lot of fanart at the beginning:

(Zelda Breath of the Wild fanart)

For this piece, I got comments from people curious how I made the animated 3D horse skeleton in grease pencil, so I decided to tackle this for my first tutorial series.

There are 4 videos in all. They are all up on my youtube channel free to watch, and you can check out the first one here:

Topics covered include:

  • Drawing on 3D meshes with grease pencil
  • Using the knife project tool
  • Animating grease pencil objects using a rig
  • Making a final piece

And to wrap up the series, I published a fifth video:

Breaking down the process of how I got 15 illustrations from this one 3D horse skeleton drawing.

I think the potential of grease pencil for illustrators and 2D artists is huge, and I'm so excited to keep learning and trying new things, and sharing what I learn!

About the Author

Sophie Jantak

illustrator who gets excited about grease pencil on camera

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