Superhero Action: How to Animate a Punch

Learn how to animate superheroic action using 2D (hand-drawn) animation.

Last updated 5/2023 English

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Do you want to learn how to animate superheroic action? Then you should take a look at this class as we will be dissecting how I animated my own superhero character throwing a punch!

What you'll learn

  1. This class will teach you how I animate action using 2D (hand-drawn) animation.
  2. We will go over techniques like anticipation, timing, action lines, and follow through.
  3. We will take a look at key frames and in-betweens.
  4. We will also see how to use stick figures to get your animation started.
  5. Finally, will be building upon our stick figure animation to build up the characters form using basic shapes.


  1. The course requirements are a computer or tablet with the program Rough Animator. 
  2. Ideally, you will want to use a monitor or tablet that you can draw directly on the screen with, but it is not necessary to complete this course. 

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