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Run, Shin 2010 WIP2 by Shinerai Run, Shin 2010 WIP2 by Shinerai

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So some time during this/last week, I edited my Shinerai Run animation that I got so much feedback on. I really appreciate all the critique you guys gave me! Here are a couple edits I made.

- added 4 frames, hopefully more fluid now. (16 total frames)
- increased frame rate, now he doesn't run so slow.
- hopefully fixed the tracking of his back feet, now they shouldn't look like they're shaking
- hopefully fixed his head swing a little so he looks more natural.
- tried to fix the changing in length of the tail pinions.
- earring no longer moves up and down the ear, lol.

I tried to make his back arch and curve a little more with his run and attempted to show more weight in his knees. I increased the distance of which his back feet are on the ground, that way he gets more thrust. I'm aware some of his muscles jump around, but I'm really not concerned about it since I'll be fixing it when I eventually go to shade it or something. I took all of your critiques into heart and I tried really hard to fix them. I hope it looks better now. Sorry to those of you who used your big animator-terms that I didn't know, since I haven't been in a class or anything. I really appreciate everyone who took the time to explain the big words to me and give me a couple tips. Thanks!

Also made the BG a little brighter and lines a little darker so you could see better. I drew all the frames in Photoshop CS and saved them as JPEGs. I then imported all the frames into Flash and set it on a loop.


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Art © Shinerai that's me!
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:iconpalehok:
You did a wonderful job with the anatomy staying continuous throughout the animation (a lot of people tend to draw anatomy that seems more incorrect as the slides progress). The feathers and everything hold a great sense of gravity when Shin lands and lifts. I think it's pretty realistic that his ears go down faster than his feathers on his head because not only is gravity tugging on them, but animals naturally lower their ears also.

What bothers me a lot is that the lines on his midsection seem to jump everywhere (and in the neck at the bottom). If he was colored, it might not be as noticeable. Maybe I'm the only one that it bothers-who knows. The tail curl seems cute, but unlikely too. I'm not too educated when it comes to Shin and his mannerisms though, so I could be off.

Overall, awesome job. It'd be great to see more animations from you.
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Critique by Linkaton-Furaito Feb 15, 2010, 5:06:38 PM
This is a really awesome animation I am still in awe from this, my only suggestion to edit really is the cheek feather's a little more sense of motion they look as if they lack any physical properties to his movement. That's all I really gotta say other wise I really enjoy the fluid movement and the ear bounce x]. Great job!

Another suggestion would be when he brings his feet down the fluff behind his feet should flow upwards as his feet are coming down but other than that awesome! You did great on this piece. Hope it helps!
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:iconfeatherflight123:
Featherflight123 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
HOW DOES HE DO IT?!?!? HOW DOES HE RUN FOREVER? NOBODY KNOWS
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Darkfury1087 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016   Digital Artist
This is so cool! I love it!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Darkfury1087 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016   Digital Artist
No problem! I've always wanted to animate, but I'm having a bit of trouble finding an app. I usually do art on my iPad, so i try to animate on it too. It hasn't worked out. Any tips?
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awe man - unfortunately, I'm probably not the best person to ask for tips because I have basically no experience :( I'm sorry! Usually, I just draw all of my frames individually in Photoshop and then smash them together in flash. I think you can animate inside Photoshop now, but I started doing that back when all you had was ImageReady (which came prepackaged with PS although not inside PS) and its options were substandard.
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Darkfury1087 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016   Digital Artist
Oh. Well, it's still an absolutely amazing animation. Keep up the great work!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll do my best haha c:
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:icondarkfury1087:
Darkfury1087 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016   Digital Artist
No problem!
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JasonCarr Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Student General Artist
First off - 1,100 comment ;)
Second off - your animation is spot-on. I am literally mesmerized looking at it.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha! I can't tell if congratulations are in order for you or for me! But thank you for the compliments. I'm really pleased it has so far stood the test of time. I've really been meaning to remake it (I used to do a run animation every year), but haven't found the time. Maybe one day soon. . .
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:iconjasoncarr:
JasonCarr Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Student General Artist
You should do so it! I would almost commission you if I wasn't buying a car right now! Maybe if you haven't done one by the time it's paid off...

(FYI, me paying people to do something of their own interest is not uncommon if that something is something that I love too ;) )
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I SHOULD do it! And thank you for the thought! I am that kind of commissioner too sometimes c:
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:iconjasoncarr:
JasonCarr Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Do it :D
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whew, it and all of my other things! I have such a long list. . . Unfortunately, I'm probably not going to get anything done between October and February. I'll be working overtime at the office.
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JasonCarr Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Aw man, that sucks! Used to work an office job as an intern, but within a month I knew it wasn't for me. Found that technical help with auto parts and firefighting were far more up my alley
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CodeSixty Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ThisissobeaitifulIcanteven!!!!!

I Love how Smoth it is!

Though, as it runs on all four, the front should move a more upwards as the back legs thrusts/touch the ground. Ugh, I'm really bad at explaining this, but I hope you understand what I mean, haha.

Other than that, I Love to watch this 030 One of the best running cycle's I've seen.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments! And the critique. I want to make another animation soon c:
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:iconcodesixty:
CodeSixty Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would Love to see another one made from you! You're really good *^*

Good luck :)
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Student Filmographer
OMIGOD such a beautiful animation! I'm just getting into walk cycles:XD:  all those little details look so hard to keep track of! :omg:
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much! ;u;
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:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Student Filmographer
Have you considered making more animations? (I'm an animation major and this puts me to shame lol)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, I have always wanted to have time to do animations. It used to be a joke that the only animations I would ever make would be a new Shin run cycle every year. Obviously I fell out of doing that xD I'm itching to do another one. I've made a few non-run animations but I've never completely finished any and am so shy about sharing them. I've probably made less than 10 animations total in my life, hhhh.
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Student Filmographer
Hee hee I've done quite a few, animation is super fun! I hope I get to see something like that from you again! The shin run is super funky♡ I love all yhe feathers and stuff~
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it is too! And I just recently re-acquired flash! So now I'm super motivated. I really want to do a new Shin run xD
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Student Filmographer
Aahhhhhhh not flaaaaaash~

In university our prof (plus peeps in the animation field) say that flash isn't good for quality animation,  and I know you're all about high quality art! I know animation isn't your chief field so I dont expect you to have like Toon Boom...well I guess just use what you got haha;p I've been using GIMP and I'm pretty sure you can animate with Photoshop.  I have PS CC 2015 and it's pretty good for rotoscoping...

Well I look super foward to seeing what you come up with!  Haha don't be shy to show me a wip I might be able to help you work out kinks;)
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly, I really only use Flash to assemble the frames! I draw them all in Photoshop. Back when I first started animating, the only animation tool Photoshop had was ImageReady and it was super limited. so I just got used to it xD Maybe someday, I can use something cool.
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Student Filmographer
;w;
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Aurenx Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! Its so fluid and the anatomy is spot on (not that im one to judge) All I can say is that it seems Shin's front leg jerks back a bit too fast (or is that just me?)
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments! I think you're right in that the front legs might move too fast. I'd really like to make another one of these some time c:
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Aurenx Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to see your improvement!
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:iconskylombax:
skylombax Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Student Artist
awsome animation
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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skylombax Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Student Artist
your welcome
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SirTheKnight Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Student Filmographer
SO. MUCH. WORK. O.o
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Enkue Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I regret clicking this...


Now I'm so jealous
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LtCommanderT Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely beautiful! so much talent!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'd like to make another one some time to see how much I've improved without animating in 5 years XD
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LtCommanderT Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem! and oh my gosh yes! that would be awesome!
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
This is an impressively smooth and detailed animation!
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I was hoping to redo it some time soon!
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
You're welcome :)
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NuclearSharingan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really fun to watch this while listening to: I wanna go by Britney spears
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Techdeck49 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
I'm going to assume you were born with this, because although there are quite a few great artists in the world and on here, there are just certain people who are at the peak, I find. Obviously, I'm saying that I think you're one of them.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really appreciate your compliments, thank you c: <3
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happiBeenz Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I animate too, but not nearly with this much detail. You're an inspiration!
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Rae-77 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the lines are so clean*_* i love it
i like how the fur and the feathers move on his tail while he is running
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! c:
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:iconbisquet:
Bisquet Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing work! I hope one day I can do a run cycle half as awesome as you. C:
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure you can <3 It just takes practice! I don't animate very often (once every two years or so?? a run cycle?? so it's all I'm good at!). Just keep working at it, if it's what you like ;). I have a hard time animating because it takes soo long to get the final and I'm so impatient, but the final is unbelievable. It's amazing to see your characters come to life.
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kiitcat Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
this is amazing , most natural running cycle of a dragon ive seen <33 

And it also seems like he could grab some pretty darn speed :D
omg now i want to ride him xD
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