Creating Loop Animation Stories

A course by Pablo Cuello , Graphic designer and Animator

Graphic designer and Animator. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined January 2015

Learn how to animate characters frame by frame using simple designs

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (164)
  • 4913 students

Learn how to animate characters frame by frame using simple designs

A course by Pablo Cuello

You don't need very complex shapes or animations to achieve fun and exciting animation pieces. With simple designs, geometric shapes, and a few tricks, designer and animator Pablo Cuello manages to squeeze the most out of frame-by-frame animation to create his hypnotic pieces.

In this course, he teaches how to animate characters in loop and how to exaggerate their movements using animation principles, so that they perform different actions over and over again.

If you want to animate using vectors in Adobe After Effects, you can also sign up for Vectorial Animation Frame by Frame Style with After Effects, Pablo's first course in Domestika.

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What will you learn in this online course?

21 lessons & 20 downloads

2 minutes, 51 seconds
12 minutes, 32 seconds
11 minutes, 53 seconds
Give it life
8 minutes, 27 seconds
Present the idea
8 minutes, 58 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (164)
  • 4913 students
  • 21 lessons (2h 48m)
  • 20 additional resources (9 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a short animated story in a loop of approximately 10 seconds, in which one or more simple characters interact.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

For animators, designers, illustrators, and anyone who wants to create simple, frame-by-frame character animations full of personality.

Requirements and materials

You'll need basic animation skills and a computer with Adobe Animate or any frame-by-frame animation software. During the course, the teacher will also use Adobe After Effects and Photoshop, but these are not essential. A graphics tablet is also recommended.

New to Adobe After Effects? In that case, we recommend taking Domestika Basics courses to learn how to use the software: Introduction to After Effects.


4913 Students
164 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Pablo Cuello

A course by Pablo Cuello

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Graphic designer and Animator

A native of Mendoza, Argentina, Pablo Cuello is a graphic designer who graduated from the National University of Cuyo (Argentina). Since he was a child he always liked to draw and, after several years of working as a designer, he started to get into the world of animation with Adobe After Effects.

The quality of his work led him to work for the production company MediaMonks, where he developed projects for major brands such as Google, Red Bull, or Amazon. He explores traditional animation to add a more personalized touch to his work.


  • U1


    • Hello!
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
    • Presentation
  • U2


    • Time
    • Space
    • Give it life
  • U3


    • Present the idea
    • Design the characters
    • Animatic
    • Rough pass I
    • Rough pass II
    • Assistance
    • Sew the loop
    • Clean up I
    • Clean up II
    • Composition and post
  • U4

    Additional features

    • Textures
    • Sound
    • Create a gif
    • Closing
  • FP

    Final project

    • Frame-by-frame loop animation

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Creating Loop Animation Stories. 3D, and Animation course by Pablo Cuello

Creating Loop Animation Stories

A course by Pablo Cuello
Graphic designer and Animator. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined January 2015
  • 100% positive reviews (164)
  • 4913 students