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Animated Illustration in Procreate: Tell a Story with Movement

A course by Martín Tognola , Illustrator

Illustrator. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined June 2011

Learn how to use animation as a narrative tool to emphasize an idea and develop a concept

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  • 100% positive reviews (232)
  • 7537 students

Learn how to use animation as a narrative tool to emphasize an idea and develop a concept

A course by Martín Tognola

Animation can be a powerful tool for telling a story. Over the years, illustrator Martín Tognola, whose clients include The Washington Post and The New York Times, has mastered the art of explaining things using animated loops.

In this course, learn how to use animation as a narrative tool for illustrating while also learning how to use Procreate. Your goal is to create a graphic solution for an idea, text, or script and convey the core message using only your animated loop. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to add motion to any illustration and bring it to life using Procreate.

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What will you learn in this online course?

20 lessons & 12 downloads

Knowing the tool
6 minutes, 12 seconds
Move or animate? 1
17 minutes, 12 seconds
Different types of narratives
13 minutes, 41 seconds
Process + breakdown 1
12 minutes, 2 seconds
Under construction 1
12 minutes, 24 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 100% positive reviews (232)
  • 7537 students
  • 20 lessons (3h 32m)
  • 12 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create an animated loop that tells a short story with an unexpected ending.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone with or without knowledge of drawing interested in exploring the narrative capabilities of animation applied to illustration.

Requirements and materials

All you need for this course is basic knowledge of Procreate, a graphic tablet with the program installed, and a lot of imagination.


7537 Students
232 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Martín Tognola

A course by Martín Tognola

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Martín Tognola is an Argentinian illustrator who has been living in Barcelona for more than half of his life. He has over 25 years of experience in the industry and specializes in print publications and editorial content. His work can be found in major newspapers, magazines, and ads around the world. As the media transitioned to the digital era, Martin adapted by adding animated loops to his repertoire.

His client list includes The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Out Barcelona, BMW, Samsung, Citibank, and Budweiser. Since 2015, he has regularly collaborated with The Wall Street Journal, The Telegraph Magazine, and La Vanguardia where he publishes an animated GIF every week in the digital issue and illustrates the opinion column written by journalist Jordi Évole.


  • U1


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

    On going

    • Knowing the tool
    • Move or animate? 1
    • Move or animate? two
    • Move or animate? 3
    • Different types of narratives
  • U3

    Towards the final project

    • Talk about one thing in terms of another
    • Process + breakdown 1
    • Process + breakdown 2
    • Under construction 1
    • Under construction 2
    • Under construction 3
    • Under construction 4
    • Under construction 5
    • Close-up & Clean up 1
    • Close-up & Clean up 2
  • U4


    • How to export our illustration
    • Share our illustration
  • FP

    Final project

    • Animated Illustration with Procreate - Tell a story in motion

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Animated Illustration in Procreate: Tell a Story with Movement. 3D, Animation & Illustration course by Martín Tognola Best seller

Animated Illustration in Procreate: Tell a Story with Movement

A course by Martín Tognola
Illustrator. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined June 2011
  • 100% positive reviews (232)
  • 7537 students