5 beginner tools for rookie animators
So you want to become an animator. Maybe you’re looking to make the next Steven Universe or become a Hayao Miyazaki-type (or a Makoto Shinkai-type if your interests are a little more nuanced). But animation isn’t always an easy industry and it can challenging when you’re new to the game. Don’t get discouraged, though. Here’s a list of nice beginner tools that we think can help you get started on your way to becoming a professional cartoonist.
Drawing on pen-and-paper can take you a long way, but you’ll eventually have to make the transition to drawing on a computer. Using a stylus pen on your tablet can help you get used to using a screen as your canvas so you can make the switch to digital art more easily.
Once you’re ready to break into the digital art scene, then you’ll definitely need a graphics tablet. You can hook it up to your computer and start refining your art skills by having your sketches transfer right to your screen.
Avoid the hassle of sweaty hands running along your tablet and impeding your drawing. These gloves reduce the friction between your hands on the screen to keep your drawing precise.
Once your skills start to level up, so will your art, so your graphics tablet will need to keep up with your growing imagination.
When you start to actually animate things, then you’ll need the software to watch your creations come to life.