Everyone uses YouTube to search for different information or tutorials from any domain. And so do the animators or those who want to start learning animation. YouTube provides many tutorials about animation and in this post I want to make a list with the best animation tutorials you should watch.
Many animators have their own channels on YouTube from where you can find out more about how to make a character, how to create a walk cycle animation, traditional and modern animation techniques, how to animate with different animation softwares, and many, many more.
Best animation tutorials
Alan Becker is known by people as the kid who made the viral video Animator vs. Animation in 2006. It is a freelance animator that makes great animations. He has many animation tutorials on its YouTube channel from where you can learn the 12 principles of animation, Flash tutorials, Photoshop tutorials, fluid animation, stick figure animation, slow motion, and more.
Simon’s Cat is one of the most popular animation channel. It belongs to the british animator Simon Tofield and he posts short and funny animations about the life of a cat owner. Its 2d animations can be a great inspiration for any animator.
Draw with Jazza is another YouTube channel which belongs to the animator, artist and entertainer Josiah Brooks. He has interesting videos about digital painting, traditional drawning techniques, how to create characters, how to animate a transformation, motivation tutorials, and much more.
Bloop Animation is a channel about animation and filmmaking. Here you will find videos about how to make an animation or a movie, animation tips and tricks, courses, interviews, animation for beginners, frame-by-frame animation, and many more.
Animation Mentor is an online animation school, but it also has a YouTube channel. On this channel they post free video tutorials about animation basics, animals and creature animation, visual effect tips, interviews with professional animators, and more animation tutorials.
2DAnimation101 is an online animation school, but it also has a comprehensive YouTube channel. On this channel you can find training series showing you the exact steps you need to take to create animation. Their videos are addressed to both, novice and experienced animators. They tackle various animation techniques and shortcuts on how to do things faster using various animation and editing tools. More than that, they guide you how to pick the animation software that suits your needs.
There are a lots of videos on YouTube that deserve to be discovered, plenty of animation softwares that can be used, but the most important thing is that you must find the best animation tutorials that fit your needs and will help you to learn and to develop new skills and new techniques.
Here are some useful articles with more YouTube channels you can follow. Also they inspired me to write this post.