This fall, students in the digital studio's Anime Appreciation class learned the basics of Adobe Illustrator by creating Pokemon-esque characters. We designed pre-made eyes, ears, noses, mouths and bodies, which the students copied and pasted together. Advanced students were encouraged to try their hand at editing the existing pieces and creating their own parts.
The following week, students were encouraged to import their characters into Photoshop and use its animation feature to create simple GIF animations. We will post some examples shortly.