Fur and Centaur sketch

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Re: Fur Clothes and centaur sketch

Post by adamaix » 09 May 2009, 14:26

two legs down. two more to go.
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looks very interesting when i merge the layers :)
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I may want to add another frame to get more detail in the back leg kicking forward
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Re: Fur Clothes and centaur sketch

Post by adamaix » 09 May 2009, 17:45

third leg + two colours to distinguish back from front. the walking pattern is starting to take shape.
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now for the hardest part ...
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Re: Fur Clothes and centaur sketch

Post by Len » 09 May 2009, 19:31

adamaix wrote:third leg + two colours to distinguish back from front. the walking pattern is starting to take shape.
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now for the hardest part ...
can you slow it down a little so I can see if the walk-cycle is current (remember that four legged animals walk basically on alternating tripod).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0tLhzex ... re=related
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Re: Fur Clothes and centaur sketch

Post by adamaix » 09 May 2009, 19:49

Len wrote: can you slow it down a little so I can see if the walk-cycle is current (remember that four legged animals walk basically on alternating tripod).
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There is a few tricks i discovered while doing this:

1.) the left side works in tandem, as does the right side, so its better to draw them first.
2.) the front leg lifts up slightly before the back leg.
3.) as the the leg lifts from the ground to move forward, it moves in a halfcircle from the ground.
4.) to maintain the depth, the two legs furthest from you should move in a halfcircle where the leg meets the body, the two legs closest to you should remain static, but further up the flank should indicate movement. this gives it the illusion of depth.
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Re: Fur Clothes and centaur sketch

Post by pateame » 09 May 2009, 20:43

Its looking great adamaix, thanks for your work!
I was trying to apply your legs animation on the last sketch.

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sketch PNG = http://pateame.googlepages.com/oops7.png
Its much more better on front. Still dont add the color details until finish it all.
One leg more and the animation will be definitively more fluid :D
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Re: Fur Clothes and centaur sketch

Post by adamaix » 09 May 2009, 20:53

pateame wrote:Its looking great adamaix, thanks for your work!
I was trying to apply your legs animation on the last sketch.

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sketch PNG = http://pateame.googlepages.com/oops7.png
Its much more better on front. Still dont add the color details until finish it all.
One leg more and the animation will be definitively more fluid :D
Thanks :)

Since you applied it, i've noticed that my legs are not proportionate to the body. i will have to increase the size and make it more "horse-like". the back leg needs some work, its kicking out too far like a grasshopper.
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Re: Fur Clothes and centaur sketch

Post by adamaix » 09 May 2009, 22:24

Pateme, dont apply these yet. I feel there's still alot that could be done to this especially the back legs. I feel its too heavily influenced on the deer reference. I might actually recycle this pair of legs for a deer :p
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I've drawn 60 legs today, its a bit tiring, but fun nevertheless.
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Re: Fur Clothes and centaur sketch

Post by pateame » 10 May 2009, 04:45

Even better, gratz adamaix.
I wanted to play with your new leg animations to can synchronize it with the arms and upper part movement.
Also delete the high kick on both back legs to make it seem more solid like a horse.

Walking:
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Sketch: http://pateame.googlepages.com/fixas3.png
Walk + Attack: http://pateame.googlepages.com/jQOQ3w1241926713.gif

Its not a problem to fix it again when you got a new animation, more fun for us :D
I will try to add details on current legs and rear thigh to dissapear the scars of last surgery.
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Re: Fur Clothes and centaur sketch

Post by Hykaro » 10 May 2009, 15:11

could put some muscle in it centaur :)
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Re: Fur Clothes and centaur sketch

Post by pateame » 11 May 2009, 22:22

There´s some fixes... new face with details, repainted legs and a simple tail.
I will take some rest before start again on front view to avoid more pony nightmares.

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Re: Fur Clothes and centaur sketch

Post by Terwarf » 12 May 2009, 23:43

The hair should move a bit, too - IMHO
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Re: Fur Clothes and centaur sketch

Post by Jaxad0127 » 12 May 2009, 23:44

Terwarf wrote:The hair should move a bit, too - IMHO
What hair? The stuff on top of the head is two horns.
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Re: Fur Clothes and centaur sketch

Post by Terwarf » 12 May 2009, 23:51

:oops: oh, sorry...
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Re: Fur Clothes and centaur sketch

Post by pateame » 15 May 2009, 20:37

Im agree with idea of move head and horns a little while centaur is walking.
Also I fix the attack animation frames, and add a sketch of the right view walking and attacking and redo of down view.

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Re: Fur Clothes and centaur sketch

Post by Crush » 16 May 2009, 07:30

The walk animation is OK, but the attack animation needs some "spice". How about more full body movement and maybe some speedlines?
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