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Looking back at this now after only four months, I realize how awkward the movements are. XD  Not a very good run cycle at all, is it...

Flash CS4
Tablet: Bamboo Pen
Time: Two days
17 frames
All body parts were tweened separately then traced over.
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BlueKarate Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
hey, maybe he's just warming up for a sprint :) It's better than I can do. Awesome job. I like how you color your animations
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Aliuh Featured By Owner 15 hours ago
Perhaps. XD Thank you. I'm glad you like it. 
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SkittlesBudgie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  New Deviant
Don't beat yourself up, this is amazing.
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Ha.  Thank you. XD I'm glad you like it.
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SkittlesBudgie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  New Deviant
I always do that. My buds say I'm sooooo good, but IDK.
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
My friends use to say that too, but then I saw what people could do on Deviantart and I stopped believing them. XD
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SkittlesBudgie Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  New Deviant
LOL
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34retro-gaming Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Thanks! :)
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34retro-gaming Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
np
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raptorkil Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
those legs... gradients? .o.
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Yes, Gradients. :)  They were far easier and quicker then colouring the legs in manually.
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CharlotteeB Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I LOVE IT ITS FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Thank you, I'm glad you like it. XD
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GlaciaIceWolf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
do you mind if i use as a reference? 
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Go ahead. :)  Although, its probably not a very good one to use.  
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GlaciaIceWolf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It will be for me, lol i never animated a horse in 2D form, so itll be a good start, my friend said it looked more like a canter, so maybe i can use it for a canter ref, is there a way i could download it? i tried downloading the file to it but it wouldnt let me and wont let me save it lol
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Edited Jul 11, 2014
Okay. XD You should be able to download it by right clicking the download button and selecting "Save link as..." or "Save Target as..." 
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GlaciaIceWolf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah my derpy self figured it out maybe 2 seconds after i messeged you LOL
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
XD At least you figured it out. 
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Aspiring-Awesomness Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist
I like it ^^
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Thanks.  :)
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Aspiring-Awesomness Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist
Your welcome ^^
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MoonlightDragon369 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
EPICNESS!!
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Thank you. :)
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MoonlightDragon369 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Welcome! :D
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II-Stripy-II Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The body position of the horse suggests that it is cantering or in the lope as I think it's called in America. However the legs hit the ground at four separate times typical of the gallop, this creates a four beat rhythm. The legs would need to stretch a little further and the neck stretched and lowered for the horse to be at a full gallop.
If the horse was to canter or lope then the legs would fall in a three beat rhythm with the one of the rear legs hitting the ground at the same time as the opposite front leg does. Other than that I really like how smooth the motion is. It all flows very nicely and neatly.

Hopefully this helps you ^^
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
So its something in between, then? XD  The reference I used was of a horse trudging through the snow, so it wasn't the best choice and probably is what gave it the odd movement.

Thank you! It does help. :)
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CaraFox Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Generally when horses gallop or run there necks are flat out when they stretch they're legs, it gives them more momentum, this looks more of a form the someone would train into they're horse. But that just my opinion. :)
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
It might be that it was trained.  I used a reference online that I've lost the link to, and the head didn't move much.  Something about my animation isn't quite right though, and that's probably it. XD Thanks. 
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CaraFox Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I have a video of my horse galloping if you would like to use it as a reference x)
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
I would love to use it as reference, but unfortunately I can't watch any videos with my internet connection. :(  Thank you though!
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CaraFox Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh no! :(
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happy2572 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm...

It might be better if it moved a bit faster. This seems more like galloping speed, and if it was galloping it would/should be less smooth.
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
I slowed it down a bit because the file type ghosts the fast moving parts I find. It still does it at this speed even. DX
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happy2572 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In fact, I think that ghosts could look a little more realistic, because are mind makes us see them in real life, too. Animations with ghosts wouldn't look all that bad and might actually show how fast the animal is really going.
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Hmm. A good point.  I never really considered adding motion blur in an animation.  I'll have to try that! :) Thanks.
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happy2572 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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happy2572 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, if I understand correctly it's not all that bad. Wave your hand or something around and you'll see them in real life as well.
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
I see what you mean, but I don't think this particular ghosting effect benefits it. XD
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Nakumah Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Thank you. :)
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monochromera Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
so darrned smooth and perfect omg ;o; 
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Thank you. :)
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monochromera Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
no prob~ :D 
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NordLyset Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I was staring and staring at this.
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
XD Thanks.
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NordLyset Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student General Artist
xD Welcome
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heIIfire Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing and very atomically correct 
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Thank you! :)
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