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I'm up to level 2, walk cycles.

This took a long time, I tried to really scrutinize the walk cycle as best I could, I feel like I've done this one same walk cycle over and over throughout the years, and while I like where I got it to, I still want to do it again.  And again, and again till I get it a little better the next time.  And then I wanna do a different style of walk cycle that better represents an actual mood and not just a technical walk cycle...  its harder than all the things I've done up to this point.
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:iconcameronclarkfilm:
CameronClarkFilm Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Lots of life here! Love the shoulder action.
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Furkat88 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
NICE!!!! what software did u use to animate the drawings fella?
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slyshand Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Digicel Flipbook.
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SEINICK Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Filmographer
Smooth
Great animation
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slyshand Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Filmographer
:) Thank you much
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scotcampbell Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Artist
I like how to toes flip up and follow through.
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slyshand Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Professional Filmographer
:) Thank you much
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scotcampbell Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Artist
Just got my new animation desk, I am excited, ha! up early like a kid on Christmas morning, first I should jump in the shower though, and do my morning meditation.
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Miseve Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
he has some serious SWAGGER!
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slyshand Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
hehe ^__^ danke
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WilMarrow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This seems really lively to me. I really love how you made the shoulders roll and how as he leans into each step he becomes more 3D. Thanks for posting, I shall take notes
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slyshand Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you, and you're welcome.
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The-Artsid3r Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job ! How many frames did it take ? the animation is pretty smooth :p
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slyshand Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I think its 24 frames a second, and there are 24 frames if I remember right :)
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ML9802 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
nicely done dude
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slyshand Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you much :)
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jsac38 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is amazing. I completely understand about walk cycles. They say its the hardest to master! Keep at it!
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slyshand Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much, and yeah, its all very technical and keeping track of your arcs and keeping your spacing and followthrough and weight and all that good shit in line ^__^

I checked out some of your animations, keep at it man :)
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jsac38 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Much appreciated! I will! Also thank you for the fav and the add!:) (Smile) 
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Scar-Finger Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Glorious walk. You have earned my jealousy -.-
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slyshand Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you, and there's plenty of less that stellar animations that happened before this ^__^
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PhantomStudio-Tommy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
oh yea thats verry nice walk cycle!! hardest thing to do right?? xD
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slyshand Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you much :)  And yes, it is hands down the hardest damn thing I've made myself do overandover again :)
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PhantomStudio-Tommy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
i never get it right! XD
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slyshand Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Well, you're looking at, getting the weight into the step.
The up and down of the hips.
The swing of the arms.
The bend of the knees.
The rotation of the hips.
The twist of the upper body.
The right amount of head movement.
Paying attention to the shoulders.
Making sure the arch of the foot works.
Controlling jitters.
Working on keeping the character from shrinking and growing.
And that's just what I can remember.

The more you do it, the better.
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PhantomStudio-Tommy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
well that part to keep the character shrinking and growing i find it hard to controle sometimes,i need to find a better way to aproach it,thanks for explaining
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slyshand Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Well lets see if we can find a new approach for you.  What do you do right now when you make a walk cycle?
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PhantomStudio-Tommy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Filmographer
well i try to find a reference  first,and i usualy get confused where to begin the walk ..
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slyshand Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Have you read the book, The Animator's Survival Kit?  More than half of it is walk / run cycles.
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ravensblackmind88 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
i like the smaller details. like the shoulder blade in the back and his pants crossing in the front and back. plus the arm and hand movements are great. GAAAAAH! SO MUCH TALENT 
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slyshand Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Its the hardest fucking thing to get that shit even like, KINDA right...  Its hard learned but worth it.
I appreciate that you saw those details more than you know :)
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ravensblackmind88 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
aaawww yeah FRIENDSHIP! 
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slyshand Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
HIGHFUCKINGFIVE!
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Frankzo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Very fluid. :)
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slyshand Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
:) Thanks
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