The Fundamentals of 2D Character Animation (Enrolling for May)

An 8 week course teaching students how to animate a cartoon character with mentoring from founder Rob McLeay

If you love to draw characters and would like to see them move across the screen, then you will love this course!

What you will learn:

  • What hardware and software that you need to create your animated characters with
  • Learn about basic animation concepts such as squash and stretch; anticipation and staging
  • Understand how timing and volume can add life to your character's movements
  • Learn all about key frames and how they can help plan your sequence of drawings

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Flexible Training

This is a flexible training course where students can start the course in their own time and pace and will get access to The Character Design Course Group to help progress through the course.

Every week you will get access to a new lecture that shows you plenty of cool tricks on how to draw/animate/design like a pro. You will also have the opportunity to complete projects to test your current skill level.

Want to know how to master certain aspects of drawing? Post your project or challenge to the group so I can give some feedback! I'll be hanging out there most days to mentor and provide feedback on posted course content.

So if you love to draw characters then you will love this course!

Entry Requirements: Complete the Character Design Course or submit a portfolio

Course Opens: 1st May 2020

Drawing + Creativity = The DRAW 8 Method

All students will get the chance to learn and use The Draw 8 Method. It's 8 steps that will make you draw quicker, copy more accurately, master proportions and supersize your creative senses, so you can achieve your cartooning goals faster!

Students will learn this method that I have been working on and using for the last 20 years that is so unique, you will never find this anywhere else! I call this The DRAW 8 Method. Every time you receive a project, video or pdf to download from my courses, I will use this method to help break down the barriers to drawing and being a rockstar artist.

I promise you will be blown away firstly by how quickly your drawing skills will improve and how your creativity skills will shoot through the roof. Once you learn the DRAW 8 Method, you can apply this process every single day to ever drawing that you do and produce results that you thought were unattainable not too long ago.

Monthly Live Stream Catch Ups

Once a month you can catch up with myself in a live stream event to discuss course content and mingle with fellow students. This is where you can ask all those super curly questions and or listen to other's ask them for you. I will be doing live demonstrations on drawing techniques that help you to become a more confident drawer!


Your Instructor

Rob Mcleay
Rob Mcleay

My name is Rob McLeay but, my students call me Mr Awesome. Iā€™m the founder of Mcleay Workshops a 20 year old NZ company that creates fun, engaging and inspirational cartooning projects for all ages

Course Curriculum

  Introduction to the 8 week course
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  Week 8 - Storyboarding for Beginners
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
You can start when you like and will go for 8 weeks.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you are a subscriber - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What is The Character Design Course Group?
It's a Facebook group where you can get unlimited feedback, mentoring and advice on projects submitted.
Are these courses live or pre recorded?
This course is pre-recorded and sent out weekly for 8 weeks.
Can I get my Specialist Tutor to review my completed projects/drawings?
Yes! You can submit and talk with your teacher via email or our members-only Facebook group. Please allow up to 24 -48 hours for them to review your work