Watch and learn.

Here is another one of those videos combining 2d and 3d animation to get better results, especially if you are not the best artist and want to try 2d.

If you are not the best animator or you are the best at it refrences can be awesome and helpful.  We talked about using 3d as a reference but you can use an actual person as well.

Here are some videos talking about animating using references and still drawing as well.

 

 

I really liked the intro this guy made.  It looks pretty good especially animated by one person.  I thought I’d share with you some of his video tutorials on how to make anime.  Again the process works in standard animation as well.

I’m going to throw this one in as well.  Animating with Adobe After FX.

I know a lot of you are overwhelmed with the idea of making a whole anime and truth is you’ll probably have to do it all by yourself.  You will not truly find artists to help you in your endeavor for the long haul.

But could you still make something cool to watch in a somewhat animated form?  Why yes!  Yes you can.

I have fun watching this guys videos of popular manga.  You could do something like this and it still be watchable as an anime.