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Some critique would be awesome kthnx :la:

Animation test to see if I'm any good at animating ponies Discord :dummy:

Hopefully I'll finish this, but I would appreciate some critique on the sketches before starting on the lineart :V Been staring at it for two days and some fresh eyes would do a world of good.



Discord, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Hasbro/*fyre-flye


EDIT:
Fixed the motion of the cursor and some minor areas with Discord's walk, made the tail slap more whip-ish.
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:icongraeskies:
GraeSkies Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Omg I love this for some reason. I love lanky four legged creatures, and that's what this looks like. :3 <3
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:iconlordsleeper:
LordSleeper Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
erm...wha-pish
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:iconteamsaphire335:
teamsaphire335 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure about the rotating cursor.If it's going to be like watching it through a computer screen, it needs to be fixed at the 45° angle.
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:iconwrath0fhad3s:
Wrath0fHad3s Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
love it
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:iconponyuniverse:
PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NICE!!
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:iconpixelthepony24680:
Pixelthepony24680 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
so cool you have to finish it! :D
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:iconwanjem:
Wanjem Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
WHY DO I THINK DISCORD LOOKS SO CUTE WHEN YOU ANIMATE THIS!? OMG ONOZ Emoticon OMG 
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:iconnamarama:
Namarama Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
YOU MUST FINISH THIS!!!!!!!!!
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:iconscoot0i0i08:
Scoot0i0i08 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist
So good! It'll be really cool if you finish it.
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:iconangelussnape:
angelussnape Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
This is adorable! I can't stop watching it and I hope you find some time to work on it soon.
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:iconnexusstorm:
NexusStorm Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I can't wait to see the finished version. Looks great already. I'm sure we've all been here at some point, except we don't have a groovy tail to swat the annoyance away. That's righT, I said groovy ;p Keep up the awesome work ;)
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:icontamsinrj:
tamsinrj Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome animation btw! :D
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:icontamsinrj:
tamsinrj Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
me being me, it ends up looking like the cursor is vanishing off the page even thought clearly it's stuck in the animation. xD
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:icond3skinner:
d3skinner Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Wha-pish!"
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:iconthraxus908:
Thraxus908 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
I like how fluid discord's motions are, very lifelike to my eyes. I also think that this fit's his personality pretty well. Annoying pest interrupting a nap? ignore it and dismiss it if possible.
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twiflutterpie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
really smooth. I like that :D  hope u finish it sometime soon.
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:iconenmar123:
Enmar123 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
not bad
:P
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:iconnekodesunya:
Nekodesunya Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Awesome
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:iconmarissasunshine:
MarissaSunshine Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I think your animation of Discord is actually better than the show's.  Your Discord walks on all fours and has the tail swooshes and looks lifelike.
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:iconsoulinspiration:
SoulInspiration Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Wow ;)
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:iconmountainlygon:
MountainLygon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
And with that you now have me worried that my dog is actually Discord.
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:iconofeliaakavulps:
OfeliaAKAVulps Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
can't wait to see the full thing~:heart:
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:iconcomedic44:
Comedic44 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My gosh he's my cat.
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:iconicydoesminecraft:
Icydoesminecraft Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awsome!
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:iconmaybehl:
Maybehl Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!
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:icontitan524:
Titan524 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Digital Artist
I LOVE this, it really caught my attention and kept it; One point of critique that may just be me is that it took me a couple times of careful watching to figure out where the cursor went after he flicked it. I could tell that he flicked it, just not where it went xD Once again, I LOVE this, and I hope to see the final animation soon!
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grievousfan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I got that from somebody else, but when I try to extend the cursor-flick by just one frame it moves too slow :iconwhywouldffffplz: Maybe I'll just increase the frame rate.

:iconexciteddummyplz: Thank you for your input~
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:iconpamala77:
pamala77 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very nicely done. The initial reaction to the curser though seems just a bit too fast. Maybe adding one or two more frames between the point where the curser pokes him and the point where the wings start to relax. Nothing too major, just a tiny little timing edit really. Other than that it looks really great!
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MusicMeisterLover Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
awesome!
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:iconmistykittyartist829:
Mistykittyartist829 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cool!!!!!!!!!
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:iconvmenfangirl:
VMenFangirl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Im jjust waiting to watch it finished, if now is amazing i can imagine how will be when it will be finished *A* :iconwuvplz:
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Austin-Comix-Inc Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
Wow. Did you watch videos of cats for inspiration on Discord's movements? His movements are believable enough to be an actual real-life creature, in my opinion. Fantastic job!
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grievousfan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
No, but I pictured him as behaving like a sleeping cat here :lol:

"You poked me! ...I'll just move over here and go back to sleep.

:iconyayzplz:Thank you~
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Austin-Comix-Inc Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
Haha! :D Well, like I said before, you did a fantastic job on this piece.

That's the logic of a sleeping cat alright! :lol:

You're quite welcome. :)
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Amaris-the-Demon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is AWESOME! What program did you use?
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:icongrievousfan:
grievousfan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
This was done in Adobe Flash CS6 :P
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:iconamaris-the-demon:
Amaris-the-Demon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! How many frames? I use Flash CS6 and I wanna animate stuff like Discord (chinese/japanese dragons- same body structure) but I can never get the animating as smooth as what you've got right here
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grievousfan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I've edited it to be a few frames shorter than it is here, so right now it's at around 140 frames :P

I don't know if it's possible to teach people how I animate stuff because it's straight through with no real planning :XD: But in-between animation might help you practice getting smooth motion like this (that is, draw the key poses then fill in the frames between them).
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Amaris-the-Demon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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SyoshoHiataki Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like it XD I can see Discord trying to get cozy for a nap and the cursor makes him annoyed XD I can see his face to that too like :You DARE bother me?" "B*ch Im napping. Go away." And when the cursor leaves, a smile appears on his face XD
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Zam-Br0ny Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist
You just made television seem irrelevant to what a NORMAL PERSON can do on a computer.
Bravo, and brohoof. /)
Sorry for this, but MMOOOOAAAARR!!!!!!!
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:iconhenfjo:
Henfjo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Time to get myself CS Flash
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:iconpowalski13:
Powalski13 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great movement! I can't wait to see this if/when you finalizae it. please!? :)
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:iconvash-estampida:
vash-estampida Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
wow, so smooth, i really liked it. can't really say anything bad about it
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:iconpondergreen:
Pondergreen Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconrainbowgaspplz: So smooth... No errors that i can see. Looks good!
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:icondragonpud:
DragonPud Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol looks great so far :} if anything, make the tail swat more noticeable. I didn't realize that's why the mouse disappeared at first :( It just looks like a normal tail flip
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:iconkinan:
Kinan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Haha, awesome. And now this would look awesome fleshed out. If you want to bother putting in the time of course.
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:iconsilvaradarkmoon:
SilvaraDarkMoon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
giggles as he thwarts the mouse!
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:icondr-oblivian:
Dr-Oblivian Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
god damn thats nice smooth animation you got there!, would love to see a fully rendered discord. or any type of "completed" animation from you.
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