How to draw a 2D Grease Pencil character: From rough sketch to refined lined art, learn about Grease Pencil's drawing tools like layers, fills, stroke sculpting and materials, including how to add simple shadow and highlight layers.
Adding a simple armature: Create a simple armature object featuring 2 bones that serve to move a character's arm. Also how to assign elements of your drawing to those bones.
Experience the potential of rigged Grease Pencil characters
Often 2D animation and 3D animation exist as their own unique art forms, aesthetics, tools and apps. But Blender 2.8's Grease Pencil merges them into the same application and even allows their tools to blend together into an extremely effective hybrid system.
In this short course, follow Wayne Dixon through this simple project that combines a hand-drawn 2D character with a 3D rig for easy animation.