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This animation was born from a random boredom-drawing of Auros running, and I thought it would be a nice starting frame for a running cycle animation :lol: So this happened.

I still see a few mistakes, but that's the best I can do for now :XD: I've been on this thing for DAYS and now I probably lost what was left of my brain cells. But it was worth it. THE FUN.
And I promised myself I wouldn't shade this...But listening to awesome music changed my mind.

Try to guess what was the biggest pain to animate here. The wings? The tail tuft? Nope.  
IT WAS HER BELLY/TAIL STRIPES. ARGH.


I still remember the last run cycle I made back in 2011... fourth-star.deviantart.com/art… and that I was pleased with is back then. now all I'm thinking is  *pterodactyl shriek* HOW COULD I POST THIS HORROR, I AM ITCHING TO DELETE IT

Animating is officially as fun as it is tiring. I'm actually sad I finished this ;-;


I need hot chocolate now.

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Time taken: Idon'tevenwanttoknow.
14 frames (looped twice for the blinking)
Drawn in PS CS5, frames put together in Macromedia Flash 8.

Auros and animation © Me
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:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Student Filmographer
I really like how the wing moves with the walk!
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:iconfourth-star:
Fourth-Star Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! c': I see so many mistakes in this animation today but I still like how the wing came out.
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Student Filmographer
yeah, I'm still working on walking, the last time I tried, the wing came out pretty dang stiff, so this time around I'll put more life into it;p

(old version, HAVE MERCY dracophobos.deviantart.com/art… )
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Fourth-Star Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really neat honestly! :'D But yeah, the wings are really tricky to do in walk/run cycles, I usually animate them randomly and hope for the best x'D Good luck with it!
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Student Filmographer
thanks! yeh, well I guess I'll improve with practice...Whenever this looks right, and I clean the lines and colour it, would you like me to show you? (you may have to wait like a month lol)
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:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Student Filmographer
runrunrunrun
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:icondarkeclipsewolf:
DarkEclipseWolf Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is too perfect ;w;
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:iconkejra:
kejra Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
the movements looks very natural :D
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:iconsilverwolf321:
silverwolf321 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would really like to "seeeeee" more of these Animations okay!!!! your like wow at them.. Plus i wounder What my Characters will be like animated like this ha lolz :D (Big Grin)   
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:iconsoundofthecrocodile:
SoundOfTheCrocodile Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Wich animation site do u use
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:iconx0mbii:
X0MBii Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist
this is amazin
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:icondasunicorm:
DasUnicorm Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student General Artist
I noticed that her front paws get abnormally small once they're in the air, like, disproportionally so. But other than that, it looks great!
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:iconfourth-star:
Fourth-Star Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that's true, I never noticed that before D'x
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:iconcrazywolf623:
crazywolf623 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
can you make toothless running for me plz
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:iconnouge:
nouge Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
te wings are wicked good!
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:icondinocycles:
DinoCycles Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
c'est vraiment génial, tu souhaites devenir animatrice?
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:iconveriothis:
Veriothis Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nice Dragon and animations and details
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:iconamberwolf12345:
amberwolf12345 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014   Digital Artist
I love how the wings move, hope 1 day I can animate smoothly like this XD
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:icon110gamergirl:
110Gamergirl Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
What did you use to make this?
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:iconhopeadreki:
HopeaDreki Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
ITS SO SMOOTH!!!! :D
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:iconpotatoscum:
PotatoScum Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
váueduvsbıdc this is eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :OOOOOOOOO
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:icon110gamergirl:
110Gamergirl Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
WOW!
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:icondragonwhisperer23:
DragonWhisperer23 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
How did u do that?
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:iconlodzia3:
lodzia3 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Wow, It's really pretty, though it HAD to take lots of time making it. x3
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:icondiamondlordghirahim:
DiamondLordGhirahim Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
nice
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:icongungichampion:
GungiChampion Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
This is brilliant! (i love it how you said "Idon'tevenwanttoknow" for time taken xD )
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:iconshadowsoarhawkflight:
ShadowSoarHawkflight Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, dude!
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:icondln0mlte:
DlN0MlTE Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dude, seriously this is amazing omg I could stare at this all day XD you could be a professional animator gah....
mmm, dat wing tho :icondatassplz: geez, just amazing work here...
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:iconthebluedreammaker:
TheBlueDreamMaker Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really well maden!
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:iconhannahelizabethh:
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
sweet one! :)
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:iconraven-2007:
raven-2007 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
I imagine that you have a lot of patience, to redraw similar features over and over. :O The animation is quite stunning. ^^ I love that you paid attention to seemingly-minor details, like the gentle bob of the tail tip, the stretching and contracting of the neck, the wing movement etc. Awesome work!
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:iconbryne-lasgiathan:
Bryne-Lasgiathan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS SO ORGANIC AND ALMOST PERFECTLY FLUID! The outcome is absolutely amazing!
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:iconsmeagle123:
smeagle123 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student General Artist
^^
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:iconcsiosoft:
CsioSoft Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nicely done!
although I don't think she should have these back-leg thumbs like raptors do! I mean, she's a dragon after all!
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:iconsunbeargirl:
Sunbeargirl Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, she really looks amazing. :D Her front feet seem to get bigger once they touch the ground, and her belly looks a bit fat when her feet are outstretched; but your work is ever unbelievably amazing. :iconenrapturedplz: You have obviously worked incredibly hard at this for a long time, and it has really paid off.
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shocka123 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ahhh where did you get flash? I have been itching to get it but the only thing I can animate is Photoshop. If I wanted to animate things in there it's going to be super sketchy. Oh well I'll wait for my new tablet when this one breaks down. It has a good animation program I heard
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:iconfourth-star:
Fourth-Star Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gonna note you c:
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:icondragonspirit10:
DragonSpirit10 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Very cool also I watched this while listening to Off-White music video: drumming inside my head (FANMADE) and I think it adds a nice touch
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:iconshwonky:
Shwonky Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
The wing movement is amazingly good!
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:iconfourth-star:
Fourth-Star Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! c8
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XorexTheDragon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
if I wanted to guess what the hardest thing for you to animate was, I'm going to guess it was either the hind legs, or all the legs :3

was I right? O.o
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Fourth-Star Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Noope, it was the stripes on her underbelly xD
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:iconxorexthedragon:
XorexTheDragon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Damn XD not even close. Oh well, it's still a good piece of animation :3
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:iconskaizek:
Skaizek Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I guees If she could have more fat, the fat would be hitting her face on each step :XD:
Awesome work as always :XD:
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:iconfourth-star:
Fourth-Star Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Auros: WHO CALLED ME FAT?!  *sharpens claws*
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:iconskaizek:
Skaizek Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Steeg: I called you fat *grins and starts to run far away*
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:icondarastrrixpearl:
DarastrrixPearl Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.... im jelly....
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:iconchontecuamaker:
Chontecuamaker Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heyyyy :D can i ask you a question? Just..what program do you use when you animate? Just wondering. your animations are so gorgerous!
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Fourth-Star Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It says what programs I use in the description >->
But I draw in Photoshop and then put the frames together in Macromedia Flash 8.
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Chontecuamaker Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok ^^ Oh gosh, sorry, I didn't notice it in the desc :iconfacepalmplz:
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