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See Spyro Run! by TheMeekWarrior See Spyro Run! by TheMeekWarrior
My first-ever run cycle animation! :la: Isn't it glorious?!
Not really. I didn't go for detail so much as the run cycle itself; I'm trying to get down natural movement.
So please enjoy. :dance:

EDIT 2/7 - Fixed a back foot stall and tail movement.

Spyro (c) ActiVision
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:iconmaddiscordia410:
MadDiscordia410 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
That's just so cute X3
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :meow:
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:iconmaddiscordia410:
MadDiscordia410 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome :3
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Reventern Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello TheMeekWarrior. I used your 18 frame animation in a college project recently. I should have asked you permission first, and I apologize for not doing so before now. Regardless I felt it right to accredit you in my work, and to contact you about it. If you would like me to remove my post due to using your animation as a template, I fully understand and can have the blog post removed once it it graded (beginning/mid January). Spyro Phenakistoscope
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, thanks for letting me know. I would like it taken down once it is graded. Next time please ask first.
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:iconeman14609:
Eman14609 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Student Artist
Run boy run
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aAshleyB Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job on this! :clap:
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:iconthemeekwarrior:
TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ;u;
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:icondragonsrepic:
DragonsREpic Featured By Owner Edited Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...I'll never understand how anyone does this (or draws)
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Reh-Star Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Okay now I know what kind of anatomy my dragon should have :D
I really love this run circle <3 you should totally make it finished ^^
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:iconthemeekwarrior:
TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a whole lot! :) I may go back and do it over in the future, we'll see.
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BlueberryLeFox Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
So much grace
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:iconthemeekwarrior:
TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol thanks XD
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ClearwaterMK2 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Activision, Give Spyro Back to Sony!
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WhiteFanProductionsX Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Friggin' awesome!:)

How many frames did it take you to make it?
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:iconthemeekwarrior:
TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D

Um... A lot. :confused: I don't quite remember, but it was somewhere over 20 I guess...
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WhiteFanProductionsX Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I was thinking 30.
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:iconraptorkil:
raptorkil Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
you did outstanding for your first run cycle .o.
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:iconthemeekwarrior:
TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gee, thank you. :) I should try again sometime!
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:iconraptorkil:
raptorkil Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
np :D You totally should
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:iconask-sly-cooper:
Ask-Sly-Cooper Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CUTE
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:iconthemeekwarrior:
TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK U! :dummy:
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DragonsREpic Featured By Owner Edited Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy shit its PERFECT O_O
How long did it take and how did you do it? (Im clueless in animation,as my niche is welding and machining, but I know a lot about computers)

I only have 1 drawing up though.
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:iconthemeekwarrior:
TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not really. ^^; But thank you!!

This took me hours to do. Each frame was hand-drawn using transparency in GIMP.
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XxsilverwolfeyexX Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
thats amazingly smooth :D
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:iconthemeekwarrior:
TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :iconblushplz:
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:iconxxsilverwolfeyexx:
XxsilverwolfeyexX Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
your welcome :D
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Alix670 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist
Smooth!
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:iconthemeekwarrior:
TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! B)
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:iconrupertbluefox:
RupertBlueFox Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this animation! Brings me back! =D
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:iconthemeekwarrior:
TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :D I might animate some more!
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BlazingHeartnix Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
teach me how to do that frame by frame, plzi can't make something run this fluidly. Great run animation by the way, keep it up!
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:iconthemeekwarrior:
TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really something you learn by yourself; just watch how an animal runs, if you have pets, or go on YouTube or even look at other artists' work. You draw each picture to go together to create a natural-looking run-cycle. :) And thank you!
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ControllFreak300 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome all Spyro needs is color to his body icon: Spyro Dat Ass or cool Spro I See 3D 50x50 derp 
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D I don't think this will be colored though, it's rather old now...
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SecretPerson96 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
"Hmm, I wonder what that thing i'm running towards is... It better be fodder... "
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:iconthemeekwarrior:
TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha nope, just a few hundred gems to give to Moneybags so we can make frickin' progress. XD
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SecretPerson96 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I still wonder to this day what BS he told the sorceress to prevent from being turned into a monster for letting all of her high-security prisoners go.
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SecretPerson96 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
"Ah Spyro, i'd love to let you stroll over this bridge, but i'm afraid the tolls been hicked up to... let' say... one thousand gems."
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DragonsREpic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy shit this is amazing! OCD Dragon Approved!
(How do humans do this?!)
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, thank you. :meow: This took a ridiculous amount of time, I'm glad you like it.
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DragonsREpic Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you told me how long I would prob shit bricks, what did you use?
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I used GIMP and drew each frame individually by changing the opacity of the layers and saved it as a .gif file. Spyro's head was just a copy/paste after a while though, as you can see from his head subtly changing shape...
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DragonsREpic Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"drew each frame individually" X_X

oh yeah I do see it...
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:iconthemeekwarrior:
TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, oh my gosh. :noes: It took such a long time. But it was kinda worth it!
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:iconartygal:
Artygal Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's awesome, a very smooth animation :)
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:iconthemeekwarrior:
TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why, thank you! :aww:
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Chrismilesprower Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool.
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. c:
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Chrismilesprower Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome.
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