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Animation - running - stage 1 by oomizuao Animation - running - stage 1 by oomizuao
I've been reading Richard Williams' "The Animator's Survival Kit" which I got yesterday (extended edition) and I'm halfways through reading it now, so I was just aching to do some animating..! :la:
This was done rather quickly, at least way quicker than the last time I did a run-sequence, because now I'd learned some really useful methods and I did use the book as reference. So, yeah, this was pretty much just to try out what I'd learned.. :)
He's not got ears or a tail or clothes yet, because the book said to add those things last. So this is the very first stage of this short animation.
I used Photoshop to animate this, 0,06 seconds per frame and 11 frames.

'nuff said, I guess. :B

oh! and I recommend the book ;)


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Dragon21Studios Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhh cool, wish I can do that but my head is such a scatteredbrain :3
Maybe once the dust comes down, I can like try out animation. Pretty good animation there, keep it up!
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DragonessDeanna Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
I already have the book. Isn't it amazing? =D

His right arm seems to stall a little bit. 
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ChuuStar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yey you got the book~ ' u ' Hope to see more animations in the future then. Looking good so far.
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Zintic Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student General Artist
har den samme boken selv :D
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scruffinstuff Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist
My grandpa (who's a retired professional animator) got me that same exact book quite a while ago, I was probably in fifth grade. It's incredibly helpful and inspiring! I really love your animations, they're so nice. <3
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CommandoRye Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'd bet you sketch some pretty awesome fight scenes. ^_^
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Vince-Toru Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice~
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ShyArt85 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice job! :)
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rubyredrabbit48 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job!! :) Agreed! I've been reading in that book as well and it's phenomenal!
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Shotechi Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww, amazing! *_*
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EpicWTF Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing!!
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KurayamiKokoro Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!!!!!
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MangaCrazy101 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
The animators survival kit is the best animators book ever, period. 
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Otterbane Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing! So smooth! :D

Heeeheehee, he looks good without a tail, you can see his bum :3
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GauntletsTheArtist Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I still got dis book... Now if I won't lazy wit it...
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Silver-StarFire Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing :) looks great and followthrough action is pretty easy once you get the flow of it :)
If i may comment though; if you're running profile i think you're showing a bit too much of his butt and back. And i think his shoulder might be holding too long foreward by a bit(?). A good way to see your timing for different parts of the body (ei. Feet, knees, hands, elbow...) is to put a dot where each part is in each frame on one "sheet". 

7,8,9,10 look to be in 3/4 while everything else is profile! (Was that intentional?)

Another good book for animation is "Disney, the Illussion of Life" :) good luck.
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DEUSEXMACHlNA Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really good. how long have you been animating?
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QwertyQmin Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
I've always loved the way you draw forms. I've tried traditional animation several times, but have always failed miserably. I greatly admire people like you and Dick Williams - who not only survive the process and enjoy it, but have a care and even a passion for it. Also, the test gets better every time I scroll up to look at it.
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Blackmoonlily Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
That face shape reminds me much of the little hero guy from the comic Bone.
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red-mohawk Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I wish I could work on this stuff in my class already.... But your animation motivates me! God I wish I could animate in Photo, but I'm using Flash.

Have you tried working with Flash?
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FrancescaDea Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool
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Alankorgriffin Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ITS SO FLUID!!! *o* i can watch this forever
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Furfanic-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
great job again, keep at it.
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:iconmrkitteh:
MrKitteh Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so cool
did you draw it out on paper first?
or just straight away photoshop
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KyoumaH Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty darn good! ^^
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hairymoss Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
keep us updated - I love seeing your progress (and process!)
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:iconblainz:
Blainz Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oohh very smooth! ^^
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TheWiggleKing Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoa, that's some major improvement! 
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Roker-Flower Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! Profecional!
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OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
If you look at it, then look away and watch it in your peripheral vision, the animation seems to speed up.
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kehan-ph Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
hey, this is awesome!:heart:
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
wow!! do u have singular movements for refrence?! :) :iconbegplz:
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WesternWolfWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool!  I've been wanting to get the Animators Survival Kit but it's kinda expensive. o.o


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TEK427 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! I'd love to see this finished! :)
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ShiroIri Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job! Are you going to complete it?
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:iconjihannee:
jihannee Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Waaa :love:
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Tonythunder Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
that is some pretty smooth,fluent animation there,amazing job!! :thumbsup:
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MyDuckEatsBrains Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really great! Hope you'll do more animations soon :3
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That looks very nice and impressive so far, my friend. :D
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