animating a children s book illustration

in this after effect & photoshop workflow tutorial, i break down my process for animating a children's book illustration, including a four-legged run cycle, character's wavy hair, and subtle moving background. i'm using this amazing illustration from the talented furry little peach. this is the cover of her 2nd children's book - bandits, coming out on 29.09.2020.

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animating a children s book illustration