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I want to share some of the failed attempts that I had to go through to reach the final cycle Przewalski's Horse Gallop Cycle Pencil Test by nekonotaishou

Hours went into these animations, but I learned more about what I was animating, and that helped me eventually do it right.

As well as these two, there was at least one other attempt, I think, though I couldn't find it.





Very rarely do you get the result you're after on the first go. All three of the cycles for my short experienced this.
 (I never posted the Merychippus attempts, but trust me, there were failures there, too)





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Eohippus Run cycle clean by nekonotaishouMerrychippus Gallop cycle clean by nekonotaishouCharacter design- Palaeo Horsies by nekonotaishouPalaeo-Horsies - Merychippus design by nekonotaishou

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Anellyz Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
And here to your right, you can see some of the blood and sweat often misnamed as "talent". 
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
Oh god, don't get me started on that whole "talent" thing :crying:
It's like, you don't ever say to a doctor "you're such a talented surgeon!", or to a chef "you're such a talented cakemaker!", or to a busdriver "you are a talented driver!". No. No no no no.
I've looked up the definition of "talent", and it means having a "special ability" that makes you good at certain things. "Special ability"?! :wtf:
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Anellyz Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Well, our experiences, personality, loves and hates and ways to view the world do make each piece unique, but yeah, there's one hell of a lot more to it than just the willingness to art. It's not like Leonardo picked up a brush one day and then woops-a-daisy oh look the Mona Lisa! Such talent! Much wow!

A talented busdriver though, that's an interesting thought! :D
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Filmographer
(late answer is laaate X_x )

You read our minds, my sis and I had talked about the idea of "pick up paintbrush for first time in life; paint Mona Lisa". As if that happens in real life XD

It must take talent to not blow up at all the traffic jams, no?
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Anellyz Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
(haha, no worries!)

GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE, YEAH YEAH!

Talent to stand nagging old ladies and the smell of puke when a kid throws up. Busdriver talent is so unappreciated. :no:
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Filmographer
:stare: I didn't even consider that. I was thinking mostly of the AAU shuttle busdrivers, who (now that you mention it) don't have to deal with nagging old ladies and little kid barf. But, now I can't help but feel for public transportation drivers. That job must fray the nerves so very badly...

PS. It's great to have you back among us, buddy! :hug:
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Anellyz Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Lucky AAU shuttle drivers. Yeah, some bus drivers have to put up with a loooot of crap. :no:
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Filmographer
Yyyyeah, I've seen my fair share of angry MUNI riders arguing with the bus driver. It's never pleasant.
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
The first try reminds me a lot of an Andalusian doing fancy dressage work or something. I like the one you ended up with the best, it fits the animal best. :)
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks!
Yeah, that first attempt was back when I was still entertaining the idea of animating a canter instead of a gallop.
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