I think this is good, but for the speed of the background, his legs and arms should be faster, to make it seem like he's actually running at the speed your background suggests. I really like this though.
Very smooth movements. THe only critique I would have is that, while Spikes whole body is moving, his head, doesn't move an inch, his neck seems almost glued in one position. Moving it just a little bit, would be better in my opinion.
Actually, it's fantastic for a for a first attempt! You animated the body very well. I particularly like the attention paid to the arms. I think the ears need some movement, but I'm not sure since I don't have good knowledge of wolf ears compared to mote floppy ones such as the American Terrier Pit Bull. (However that's worded. lol)
Still, I think this is great! Are you taking an animation class or are you self taught?
This looks really good for a first runcycle! ' u ' Like you said, there is some stuff that could improve but the poses looks really good and he looks consistent all the way through which is hard! Good job. ^ u ^ Some quick critique would be to make him bounce up and down a bit more while he is running.
Thanks a lot for the critique and feedback! I agree that some bouncing would help, and a lot of other things that I've noticed as well (like how he doesn't blink at all, for instance... ). But I appreciate your comment! I've seen the animation clips you've posted lately, and they're amazing! Can I ask, did you use a reference for any of them? I'm quite stubborn in the way that I try my best to avoid using references (which is stupid, I admit), but if using references for animating helps improve one's animations, then I'll definitely give it a try
Well I don't really use ref all that much. But sometimes it's worth doing some studies for the kind of animation you're doing before you actually start. Look at cartoons or real people how they move and make some sketches, really note down those small but significant movements. ' u ' Watching these in slowmotion is also really educational. For the latest animation I did I actually looked at water in slowmotion to figure out how to animate the splashes when the girl/boy jumps on a puddle.
I'm really excited to see more of your animations someday. I really think you're doing a great job so far. ^ u ^ I can recommend the book "The animator's survival kit" by richard williams if you're interested in more details how to animate . It's fun and reaaaally interesting to read.