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Finally found some decent references for running, so I thought to give it another shot. Still jittery but... I hope it's an improvement from my last two.
I don't know if I'll finish this... I may and I may not... We'll see. I've no patience for animation but sometimes it's fun to do it just to get a nice handle on anatomy and movement. 
Yep.
I don't like the tail or how scribbly parts are but oh well... I had some HUGE issues with the back feet and legs even with reference. For some reason they didn't want to be 'right' so sorry if they look odd. I'm too tired to care enough to fix/clean them up right now, haha!

It is a looped animation though, about 13 frames I believe. I may add a few more to make it smoother if I ever get a chance to finish it, and I think I may actually line, colour, and shade it as well. Again, we'll see.
For now toward the end/beginning the body just kind of 'slides' back to the other side of the frame... Oh dear :I  
Must fix that, it's bothering me now. 


Critiques are alright IF they'll actually help. Please do not just tell me what's wrong, tell me how to fix it as well.

UPDATE: Thank you thank you thank you for the critiques! O____O They are really helping me see areas I need to work and adjust such as the tail and the spinal area/rump. This is pretty rough and I think for the next update I'll include a three piece .gif of the matchstick figure, this sketching phase, and then the detailed sketch. 
Also, I am still looking up the reference(s) I used for this. Bear with me. I was at work on a pretty hard job site today and it was raining and cold, so I'm tired and I really don't feel like sifting through images right now. 
It's probably pretty easy to find anyway. 
Either way, I'll look it up a bit later. No worries, I have no shame in admitting I referenced the heck out of this. I WANT to get a better handle on movement! :I 
Hopefully I will... eventually....
So again, thank you for the crits and pointers :3 I really appreciate them! :D


EDIT: Putting in scraps for now. 



{Paint Tool SAI}
+_enjoy_+
Don't Use please.
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:icondragonqeen1010:
dragonqeen1010 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
This is perfect!
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:icondikkebobby:
DikkeBobby Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
It looks pretty good, there are some little things that good be better.... -.- I would like to explain, but I just can't in english, but it still looks good^^ 
Are you going to leave it like this or do you already know if you are going to finish this? :D because it is pretty nice
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NinjaKato Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
I have to add some frames and adjust the settings a bit but for now it'll stay as is ^^; I've not going the time or patience for animation but doing it helps rest the senses and get a feel for movement :) 
You're welcome to critique it as best you can if you'd like, any help is welcome :) Thank you!
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Rafeku Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It looks preety fluid here. very well done this one. Fav'd
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Animelover121767 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Wow
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:iconlolwriter:
LolWriter Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Wow ^^
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Might it have been this? kat-nicholson.deviantart.com/a… - I know it's an old tutorial, and there are massive problems with the motion's fluidity… if you did use it you surely improved on it massively! /:]
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:iconninjakato:
NinjaKato Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Nah, it was photos :3 
I'm still trying to find the slides :I
It should be easier to find them -_-;;; 
:XD: 

That's a neat tutorial regardless :D
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks! but it's not as good as Ur animation! Might the photos have been by Edward Muybridge ? he used to do a lot of sequential shoots like that? :) 
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pkmnkat3 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I looked at the previous years' gif, and it's fantastic how much you've improved. I'm not that great at animation, so I won't critique, but I do love the result! Good work, please keep posting your lovely art :la:
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ajroxz Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
love it . helpful!! <3 :3 derp:happybounce: :D (Big Grin) Neko-Emoji-01 Pixie Emoticon Foxpaw Icon Fox Emoticon to soyanto Sleeping Pinky LET PINKY EAT YOU Run LIKE DA WIND PINKY! Running Wolf GIMPed <------- i LOVE emotions hehehNyan Zik Thanks 
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jkman100 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for using my emotcion
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jkman100 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for using my emotcion!
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:iconkoiiiii:
Koiiiii Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thankssss
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Fireworks4ever Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Do you have any tips?
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:iconkatarie123:
katarie123 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what did you use to make it! Its so coolLa la la la 
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Jenny2-point-0 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
From what I can see you've done very well on this =P especially since you dont animate often. All i can say to improve resolves around the head and the body overall, first of all the head bobbing in my experience the head goes down as the feet do up XD [if that makes sense?] so perhaps to make it smoother you could try that? I'm not sure what references you were looking at or what breed of canine [looks greyhoundish?] so that's what I'd suggest for that so the movement is more rythmetic and smooth. Second thing would be the whole body seems to drift backwards then creep forward again, although that may happen if the animals is running through harsh terrain and has to slow down to take certain surfaces it may look better to reduce the drifting backwards. It looks fine now, but it's just something i noticed that you may or may not have been going for so [= I'm not 100% sure how i can help you with that positioning though, just trial and error really until when you play it back it doesn't drift backwards.
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NinjaKato Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Yeah the head thing I can see a bit, and I may fix that if I finish this. I want to but lol I have little patience for animating. I'm more of a design person ;_; 
Ah hem! 
Anyway, the drifting thing is something I noticed before, which I didn't see until I'd had it already animated, but for it being a sketch it didn't matter too much. However, again, that'll be something I'd fix in a final piece if I make it that far. 
Thanks for the tips though :) 
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Jenny2-point-0 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yeah [= haha yeah it does takes immense patients XD 

yeah often things like that dont get seen until the end when the animation is watched through =p yeah, tis just a sketch afterall XD
you're welcome ^^
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richard7656 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist
cool :)            
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:iconlisavdb:
Lisavdb Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love those ears <3
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gallowxy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Wow this is so awesome :D I'm no animation expert, but in case someone else hasn't said it, I think that the closest back leg (the dog's right one) looks a little weird because it seems to only brush the ground, not push off like the other legs. There are some other things, too, as you know,  but that's the one I can pinpoint the best. I hope this helps ^^ <3
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BakiniNinja Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
awesome!
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sora12212 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh wow, I love the stride!!!
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:iconwhiteygamer:
WhiteyGamer Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Will there be a tutorial, or a frame-by-frame?
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:iconwolfsoul36:
Wolfsoul36 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
do you take requests?
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:icontajiba:
tajiba Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Your improvement is very obvious. It's clear you are developing a more familiar understanding of anatomy! :D
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:iconcinderw0lf:
Cinderw0lf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice movement. ouo
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:iconzoba22:
Zoba22 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I do not tire of seeing it:) (Smile) 
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:iconzoba22:
Zoba22 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible movement O.O
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:iconnicky-n:
Nicky-n Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
so coooooollllllllllllllllllllllHow do you say no to that face? Llama-Emoji-02 (Blush) =P (Razz) 
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:iconleloowe:
Leloowe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing! Great job! :meow:
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:iconxkaharu:
xKaharu Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very smooth for only 13 frames! ^^
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:iconpolarstare:
Polarstare Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really amazing considering how frustrating animating can be x)
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:icontetsu-neko:
Tetsu-neko Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For a rough draft it looks amazing to me...
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:iconaleirs:
aleirs Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful! My suggestion would be slow it down and add more frames over time? It will make the animation and motion much smoother and more realistic.
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MidnightRose146 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013   General Artist
this is AMAZING~!
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CloverFlowers Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*v* Looks great
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:icontyheiser:
TyHeiser Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think it look good, what program?
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cuttingopencadavers Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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Black1993Storm Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I definitely see improvement~ 
Great job!
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:iconlitriu:
Litriu Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy moly... This is incredible.
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:iconlittleelliott:
Littleelliott Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its... so bootiful *tear*
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:icon6stringraven:
6stringRaven Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
You've definitely improved from your 2011 one, still way better than me either way :D :D :D :D

Great Job :D :D :D

YOUR AN AMAZING ANIMATOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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xXHiddenWolfXx Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
The one from 2011 seems more like a trot ouo This one looks amazing.
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:iconalexandraalex:
AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
aww
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:iconkronosam:
Kronosam Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
AWESOME!! That's so cool!
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:iconchesswolf:
ChessWolf Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is amazing! i would love to see it finished! :D 
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sorceressmon9 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Very nice! Just curious, what run references did you use?
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NinjaKato Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I'll find the link and post it in the description here :) I had it from a while back but I can't remember where I got it. BUT, I think I remember what I looked up to find it so once I do find it I'll post it ^^
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