Siobhan is a filmmaker, animator and storyboard artist. When she isn't busy with her professional projects she generously shares her knowledge through her many educational activities. We welcome Siobhan to our family of trainers!
Siobhan Twomey
Siobhan initially studied Film, first at University College Dublin, and later at NYU where she spent a semester cutting and splicing 16mm celluloid on a Steenbeck at the Washington Square campus. After working on film sets for a number of years, she traded live action for animation and studied at Ballyfermot College in Dublin. Since then she has built up experience in almost every department, from Storyboarding to Design and Direction. She has worked with film studios in New York, with animation studios in Vancouver and Dublin; and she has facilitated art and digital media workshops in South Africa.

Her directing work includes an award-winning series of short films that has been developed into 3 extensive teaching packs that are now part of the National Primary School curriculum in Ireland; a short film on Asylum and Protection in collaboration with the Irish Refugee Council; and animated sequences for a feature length film.

Through her work with animation studios such as Atomic Cartoons (Vancouver) and Kavaleer Productions (Ireland) she has provided artwork, designs and concepts for clients that include Disney, Sony Pictures Animation, YTV Canada, HMH Publishing and PlayFirst. Most recently she has provided Background designs for Hotel Transylvania Dash, a game based on the movie Hotel Transylvania; as well as Curious George – a learning app for iPad and iPhone, both of which ranked as #1 on itunes for the first few weeks of their release.

Over the years, Siobhan has shared her knowledge of animation techniques and processes through various workshops that she has facilitated in Ireland and also in South Africa. She has taught people how to draw and create images, as well as how to best tell stories in meaningful ways so that they can be shared as widely as possible.
Courses by Siobhan Twomey
  • Animation Concepts 202
    Creating Backgrounds
    Learn the techniques that pro animators use to make backgrounds that have depth, impact and enhance the storyline. Follow along with animator Siobhan Twomey in this 21-tutorial course and see how you can bring your backgrounds to life!
    (2)
  • Drawing 104
    Digital Drawing
    Pixels, bitmaps, vectors, styluses and drawing tablets. Learn the software, tools, techniques and craft of drawing in the digital world in this course by Siobhan Twomey.
    (1)
  • Animation Concepts 201
    Principles of Background Design
    The unspoken "character", in any animation, is the imaginary world where the characters live. Learn all about the art of designing animation backgrounds with artist Siobhan Twomey.
    (0)
  • Animation Concepts 103
    Character Walk Cycles
    Walking comes naturally… until you have to animate it! After completing this Walk Cycles course by expert animator Siobhan Twomey, you will have your characters strolling, shuffling, sauntering and jogging before you know it!
    (1)
  • Animation Concepts 102
    Dynamic Character Animation
    Siobhan Twomey is back with her second instalment in the popular Animation Concepts series. Learn how to infuse your characters with personality using the universal principles detailed in this 21-tutorial course.
    (1)
  • Animation Concepts 101
    Bringing Objects to Life
    The word animation literally means: the state of being alive. In this essential course by Siobhan Twomey, you learn the art and craft of infusing your animated objects with the illusion of aliveness. So… let there be life!
    (4)
  • Character Design 102
    Creating Characters for Animation
    In this course, artist & animator Siobhan Twomey shows how to design characters specifically for animation. Follow along and learn the techniques and tools you need to know to get your designs ready to be animated!
    (3)
  • Character Design 101
    Creating Characters
    Where do character ideas come from and how do you transform your ideas into fully-realized characters? Watch this 18-tutorial courses by artist and animator, Siobhan Twomey, and see a character come to life right before your eyes!
    (2)
  • Drawing 103
    Drawing Techniques 3
    Torso, arms, legs and head... Learn how to draw the human figure in this Drawing From Life courses by artist and animator Siobhan Twomey.
    (4)
  • Drawing 102
    Drawing Techniques 2
    Shapes… Sighting… Shading. There are many natural features that give objects their shape and form. In this 19-tutorial course, Siobhan Twomey explains how to see these features and how to get them on down on “paper.” Learn to draw what you see... with Siobhan!
    (2)
  • Drawing 101
    Drawing Techniques 1
    Anybody can draw, it’s true! And artist Siobhan Twomey shows you just how to do it. Watch this course and learn the incredible secrets that every aspiring and seasoned artist must know to transform what is seen by the naked eye into expressive drawings.
    (4)
  • Storyboarding 102
    The Art of Storyboarding
    Storyboard artist Siobhan Twomey is back with a sequel to her very popular introductory course! In this course, you learn filmmaking techniques and principles that are essential knowledge for every storyboard artist.
    (3)
  • Storyboarding 101
    Introduction to Storyboarding
    “You can storyboard anything” says artist and trainer, Siobhan Twomey. Learn the art and craft of this essential skill as Siobhan reveals everything you need to know to get you started in the creative field of storyboarding!
    (10)
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