Welcome to Blender 2D.Com!

I have made this website to teach YOU how to make 2D animations for FREE  using the open source software  Blender 3D and Gimp. The process of creating 2d animations using blender is some what scattered. I want blender2d.com to be the place that pulls all that information together. I would like this website to become more of a community for 2d artist, so stay tuned as new features to the site arise!

Not sure where to start?

Check out some of our most recent posts below:

3D to 2D: Toon Shading & Freestyle


In this video I walk through the process of shading my character and apply a freestyle edge to him. Remember, there are numerous settings and setting values that can achieve a different styles of a “2D” look. In this video I show you some  of the main settings to use, but you should always experiment with the values. Read more

3D to 2D: Modeling


In this Video i walk you through the process of modeling the character I outlined in the last video. Let me know what you think! Read more

3D to 2D- Concept art


Hey everyone! I’m excited to announce a new tutorial series titled “3D to 2D”. I actually have most of the series recorded, i just need to edit them before uploading to youtube. So here is the first video in the series, it is the shortest one, buy enjoy!

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Wacom Drawing Tablet


SO about a month ago I purchased a Wacom Bamboo tablet to help me out with all the graphic things I’ve been doing lately. I wasn’t sure How well it would work out but for $70, I said “what the hey”.

Now I have to controle myself or ill waste hours of time drawing silly cartoons that I don’t even save! It is a lot of fun, and it definately makes drawing on a computer more natural and efficient. However, Read more

Blender2D Forum


Blender2D.com Now has a forum!! I can’t wait to see the things we can accomplish if we build a community around what were trying to do. Go check it out! Introduce yourself, ask questions, give advice, lets work together. You can visit the forum HERE or  click the link at the top of the page.

Up and Running again!


We are Back! Welcome to the new site. It is a lean, mean, blender 2d teaching machine. After a long day of copying and pasting all the old pages the site is finally up and running. No, but seriously the site should now run a lot faster, for now those distracting ads are not showing, and now I can give access to others who can also write awesome content for you guys.

Importing your 2d Character from Gimp to Blender

In this tutorial I will show you how to import the character you made in Gimp to Blender.

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Rigging your 2D character in Blender

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to make a simple bone rig for your 2d character.

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Animating your Character in Blender

In this tutorial I will show you how to Animate you 2D character in Blender Read more

Making a 2D Character in Gimp

In this Tutorial I’ll show you my process for creating a 2D character in Gimp that will be functional
for animation in Blender. Read more