How to Turn Illustrations Into Animations

Emonee LaRussa walks us through her process to turn illustrations into animations in After Effects.

A new walkthrough tutorial from Emonee LaRussa details her process for turning illustrations into magical animations. Using recent collaborative work, LaRussa shows how she brought a painting by Aly Tain (@hialycat) to life.

LaRussa shows how she re-painted or filled-in parts of the illustration in preparation for animation and a sack full of tricks in After Effects to get the hair, eyes, and other things moving in the shot. LaRussa notes that this process is how she typically approaches every illustration she animates.