Creating Phonemes for Character Animation in Illustrator
In this series of tutorials, we will be creating a mouth chart for a character in Illustrator. This chart will illustrate visemes for 10 different phonemes. Software required: Illustrator CC 2015.
What you'll learn
In this series of tutorials, we will be creating a mouth chart for a character in Illustrator. This chart will illustrate visemes for 10 different phonemes. We'll start by creating the resting position for our character. To help with this, we'll use different layers so it'll be easier to isolate areas of our character. This'll also save time when importing into animation software. Next we'll begin illustrating the other sounds in our mouth chart like EEE and AH. Once we've created illustrations for each phoneme, we'll create artboards for each sound. Our artboards will simplify the process of compositing our drawings into other software programs. After finishing this Illustrator tutorial, you'll know how to create phonemes for your own characters. Software required: Illustrator CC 2015.
Table of contents
- Establishing the Resting Position for Our Character 9m
- Adding Color to the Resting Pose for Our Character 10m
- Illustrating the SSS Phoneme 10m
- Creating the EEE Phoneme 8m
- Illustrating the AH Phoneme for Our Character 5m
- Creating the RRR Phoneme 8m
- Illustrating the OH Phoneme for Our Character 5m
- Creating the FFF Phoneme 6m
- Illustrating the EL Phoneme for Our Character 9m
- Creating the TH Phoneme 9m
- Creating the Ooo/Q Phoneme and Preparing Our Project for Export 10m