2D Animation with Toon Boom Harmony

A course by Sunshine Animation Studio , Animators

Animators. Madrid, Spain.
Joined July 2015

Design and animate a traditional 2D scene using digital tools

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (308)
  • 7399 students

Design and animate a traditional 2D scene using digital tools

In this online course, learn to use Toon Boom Harmony from scratch to make a 2D action scene alongside Iván Carmona and María Buitrago, the duo behind Sunshine Animation studio.

Toon Boom Harmony is one of the leading animation programs in the industry, used by professionals on major projects ranging from Disney movies to TV shows like The Simpsons. Iván and María teach you the fundamentals of this program to create your own traditional animations.

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What will you learn in this online course?

23 lessons & 13 downloads

Have an idea
14 minutes, 28 seconds
Foundations of Toon Boom
13 minutes, 28 seconds
Design your character
20 minutes, 55 seconds
Design your character II
20 minutes, 53 seconds
19 minutes, 7 seconds
Sketches II
6 minutes, 23 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (308)
  • 7399 students
  • 23 lessons (6h 20m)
  • 13 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a short animated sequence using traditional frame-by-frame 2D animation techniques. Your teachers create a dynamic action sequence using Japanese animation as a reference.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, illustrators, art directors, animators, and creatives who want to delve into the world of 2D digital animation.

Requirements and materials

Basic notions of animation are required to take this course. Experience in simple character and background design are also recommended, although you can use pre-made ones if you prefer to focus solely on animation aspects.

In terms of materials, you need a computer, a Cintiq or Wacom tablet, Toon Boom Harmony (you can download a trial version from their website) and Photoshop to design your character and background. Your teachers use Toon Boom Harmony 10.


7399 Students
308 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Sunshine Animation Studio

Iván Carmona

After studying fine arts and film animation, Iván founded Sunshine Animation studio with María in 2013. Since then, he has collaborated on advertising projects, animated series, and video games as an art director and animator. He also teaches Toon Boom animation classes at different schools and universities.


María Buitrago

After studying graphic design and film animation, María founded Sunshine Animation studio with Iván in 2013. Since then, she has collaborated on projects for brands like Mahou, Pictionary, and Toyota as an animator. She also handles the administrative work that nobody else wants to do.


  • U1

    Prepared ...

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Ready ...

    • Have an idea
    • Foundations of Toon Boom
    • Design your character
    • Design your character II
    • Sketches
    • Sketches II
    • Prepare what is necessary to carry it out
  • U3

    ALREADY!! To cheer up like badgers

    • Animation in rough
    • Animation in rough II
    • Animation in rough III
    • Second rough
    • Camera
    • Clean up
    • Clean up II
    • Clean up III
    • Clean up IV
    • Colour
    • Color II
  • U4

    The last touches

    • Shades
    • Final camera
    • To export
  • FP

    Final project

    • 2D animation with Toon Boom Harmony

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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.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

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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2D Animation with Toon Boom Harmony. 3D, and Animation course by Sunshine Animation Studio

2D Animation with Toon Boom Harmony

A course by Sunshine Animation Studio
Animators. Madrid, Spain.
Joined July 2015
  • 98% positive reviews (308)
  • 7399 students