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Walk cycle of my Windsonde gryphon, Tafari
Tafari Ref Sheet v2.0 by nekonotaishou

Practicing with Toon Boom Animate Pro, and with cleaning up and coloring animations.

Not perfect; feet slide a little, masses shift, very few things are tied down (if anything ^^;)

I probably shouldn't have chosen a walk cycle to practice finalizing, since they tend to have lots of frames. This one has 28 frames.
Should have done a run cycle X_x

I will probably go back and do the tail properly; it's only a 'tweened' still at the moment because I was darn tired.

No wings because I'd already put all this effort into the shoulders and hips, and a set of wings would have covered it all up.

First deviation of 2013! Happy New Year!
though I believe I started this in the last few days of 2012

Update cleaned up some of the lines around the shoulder, elbow, and haunch.

Toon Boon Animate Pro
28 frames, on ones, played at 24fps
Reference video…

Art 2013 nekonotaishou
Windsonde Bailiwick
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Cloakwing Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
vera fluid vera nice
lili85245 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How can you do such a perfect thing ? It's so fluid !
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
With experience, reference, and patience :)
SEINICK Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
So cool cycle animation. Well, I soon finish the cycle flying hipogriff
Kisha-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The bouncy feathers give the motion that extra oomph! for believability. Very lovely m'dear! I can see there's a slight "hiccup" or jump in the movement, but it's hardly noticeable, really :') It's still very smooth and I just can't get over how wonderful those bouncy feathers are! Makes him so cute~!
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much!
Kisha-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! I know how frustrating and difficult flash animation can be... but when you stick with it, beautiful pieces like this come about~! : )
Reiplaz Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omfg that animation is SO smooth! ;A;
how do you do that??
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
Lots of practice and experience :) and lots of drawings. And patience.
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