23.11.19 | Expressive posing for Animators and Illustrators with Estrela Lourenço

Course Content

The aim of this course is to explore what makes a strong character pose and to give animators/illustrators the necessary tools to quickly pick up on what is or is not working in that last key pose or character sketch. Estrela will explain the importance of feeling the pose forces and to know what is the story that moves a character to a specific gesture. Tools such as line of action, silhouette, balance, weight and even basic physics will be covered through examples and class sketching. This course emphasises gesture drawing and storytelling over anatomy and body construction.

About the tutor:

Estrela Lourenço has been working in the Animation Industry for the past 13 years, most of which as a character animator on shows like The Amazing World of Gumball for Cartoon Network and Wander Over Yonder for Disney XD. For the past few years she has held various positions in the roles of  Animation Director, Episodic Director and now currently works as a Storyboard Revisionist, freelance Comic Artist and Children’s Book artist.

Participants profile:

This course is aimed at anyone new to the animation/illustration industry, animation students, or anyone who wishes to improve their skills to create stronger and appealing character posing.

Date & Times:

Saturday 23rd of November from 9.30am to 5pm. There will be a one hour break break from 1 to 2pm.


Conference Room 3, Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylors Lane, Dublin 8 (Directions and Map: http://gec.ie/get-in-touch/).


Members: 80 Euro, Non Members: 100 Euro

Application Procedure:

Please apply by sending an email to: dc.animationskillnet@gmail.com

Deadline for Applications:

Friday 15th of November at 12pm

Course Information


Course Instructor

Animation Skillnet Animation Skillnet Author
This course does not have any sections.