Animate sequences

Whether you work with paint, pencils or just plain old pixels, adding a sense of motion to your illustrations will ensure your work gets noticed and open you up to many more exciting markets.

Over the next few pages, I'll show you how I went about creating the cover art for One True Thing's Finally album cover, using a mixture of old and new techniques and Adobe After Effects to create a short animated sequence for broadcast. You can apply these basic methods to just about any static illustration, photo or design piece you like. Even if you consider yourself more of a motion graphics designer than an illustrator, you could just as easily employ these techniques on other raw materials.

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