Sonia Firsova

2D FX and Character Animator, Freelance

Sonia Firsova started her career as a Character Animator, working on characters for mobile games like Homescapes at Playrix. She worked as a Lead 2D FX Artist on projects for Eleventh Hour Games. Currently, she is working as a contractor at Riot Games on 2XKO. 

When she made the move from animator to FX artist, she became one of the first VFX Apprentice students and quickly developed her skills in concept painting and 2D animation. Her impressive work and artistic knowledge benefitted her greatly and she quickly landed her first FX job. 

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Drawing Foundations

2D FX: Level One
Learn the basics of drawing with good old-fashioned pen and paper before you take on digital software. This FX course focuses on linework and perspective.

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2D FX Playbook

2D FX: Level One
Apply animation basics to the world of visual effects. Learn how to create FX intro and outro animations. Then dive into overlapping actions and looping FX.

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VFX Foundations & Artistic Principles

3D VFX: Level One
A high-level introduction to the world of VFX for games. Learn how VFX are used to inform gameplay with their use of shape, color, value, and timing. Each a powerful tool for VFX artists to create stylized FX.

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