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Edit: The film is finished
Cleaned up version of this cycle Merychippus Gallop Cycle WIP UPDATED by nekonotaishou


Ah, it's practically done, I think. Not perfect, some shapes pop, and I still need to colorize the lines, but overall I'm happy with it :love:

Of the three designs for my short, Merychippus' is by far the most complicated, and I'm relieved it's done.


12 frames
24fps

made using Toon Boom Harmony on a Wacom Cintiq tablet

Eadweard Muybridge sequence used as reference



More about this project:
Character design- Palaeo Horsies by nekonotaishouPalaeo-Horsies- Eohippus run cycle pencil test by nekonotaishouPalaeo-Horsies - Merychippus design by nekonotaishou



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:iconprophet-blaq:
Prophet-Blaq Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014   Filmographer
Not even gon front, I need this! Its a perfect for reference material, its looks so precise.
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BubbleShineDraws Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
It's one of those pre-historic horses! :D
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:iconfairytalekitty:
fairytalekitty Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing job! It's so smooth!
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:iconcarousel-stables:
Carousel-Stables Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
oh my gawd winning, this is perfect!
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EduardaPacheco Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
perfeito *w*
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:iconsenosesa:
SenoSesa Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Mm, weird name, like:
Have a Merryh-Christmas!
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Lol, something like that.
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:iconfalcolf:
Falcolf Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I love this animation! It's got good snap, an excellent sense of power in the movement and the gallop itself is just wonderfully executed. Great work! :D
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconlimitlessendeavours:
LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
I just noticed that I am over and over staring at this - I could look at this perfect run cycle for forever! Such a great job. Snif..Is Beautiful..Onion 
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much!! :D
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:icondomisea:
Domisea Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
That's original for run cycle ^^ I would animate horse ancestors myself TwT
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:iconkunzai:
Kunzai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Oh wow, this is stunning!
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much!!
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:iconhopera:
Hopera Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! I can just imagine myself riding on it!
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
You wouldn't get very far on it, it was only about 90cm at the shoulder ^^;
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inferno988 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Woooh te quedó buenísimo! *0* Excelente trabajo!! :DDD
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Muchisimas gracias!! :D
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GalooGameLady Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
So well done! :)
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much!
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:icontheothersteamroller:
theothersteamroller Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Very nice, very smooth animation!
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :)
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! Nice work.
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much!
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:icontorchphoenix:
TorchPhoenix Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So beautiful and smooth ;o;
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :)
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:iconqmtomkat:
QMTomKat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
OMYGOD. I so want you for an instructor right now! Rage Heart Headbang! 
Teach me to animate like so someday
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:iconanellyz:
Anellyz Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Holy figs, it looks amazing, the whole movement is so smooth and natural!
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Graciaas! :D
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:iconbluedrgnmethy:
bluedrgnMethy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man! everytime you make a change it keeps looking better and better!
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconquailheart:
Quailheart Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Now that is some professional horse animation! Fantastic job, Neko! I can't wait to see more!
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much Quail! :D
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:icontesseri-shira:
Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
very smooth and well animated
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :)
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