Emanuele Colombo continues his After Effects character animation tips and tricks series. This second part, offers a bit of insights into how he typically will build his characters that he will eventually animate in After Effects.

It is interesting to see the character come to life in Illustrator, and how simple it can be to put a stylized character together. Emanuele notes that this is a fundamental step before moving on to more complex things in the animation workflow. The next video in the series will look at rigging the character in After Effects to get it to move.

If you enjoy these little tutorials on how to animate characters, be sure to follow Emanuele Colombo on Dribble And Behance.