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Flying Horse by DarkmaneTheWerewolf Flying Horse by DarkmaneTheWerewolf
Animation begets boredom, boredom begets Animation. Such is my life-cycle with the occasional video-game in between. =( That makes my life sound ultra-boring.

Done in GIMP, 10 frames.

See also:
Fiery horse: [link]
Gooey horse: [link]
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:iconconsugomez:
Consugomez Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
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xXMontymallicaXx Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  New member Hobbyist Writer
Fly horsy Fly!
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:iconscotcampbell:
scotcampbell Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional Artist
that is trippy...oh I just dated myself, ha!
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:iconsabertooth290:
Sabertooth290 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
That is so kewwwwwl :3
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
How long does each frame take to draw?
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:icondarkmanethewerewolf:
DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
They take a few minutes to draw for a rough sketch.

Check this and the associated video for how I animate: darkmanethewerewolf.deviantart…
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, you draw it all digitally...
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:icondarkmanethewerewolf:
DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
I actually draw much faster on paper. Digitally, the screen doesn't match my pen 100%, on paper, I can control my lines much better and produce faster sketches.
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, although tracing paper isn't very forgiving with erasers...:(
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
use normal paper, get a light box and a peg board =p Or better yet, Animation Paper and a Proper peg board and lightbox XD

www.chromacolour.com
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Animation paper?
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Its pretty much just plain paper with a specific arrangement of holes at the top/bottom designed to be put onto a large, professional peg board - This is a basic setup for animation: junkforest.com/journal/images/…

In that pic, they are using a professional peg board but if you have a hole punch, just get a normal small peg board and buy the largest stack of A4 printer paper for the lowest price at your local stationary shop and hole punch all of those instead.

A light box is just a box with a semi transparent top and a light inside which helps you see through the paper, if you have a pane of glass  or a semi transparent box, you can substitute those by putting a light source inside.

The site I just gave you (ChromaColour) is a UK based supplier of traditional animation tools including peg boards, light boxes, animation paper and the famous blue pencils =p They probably do international deliveries or you can just search for animation paper online and get it from a site in your area instead.
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Saiyanpelt-and-Co Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like it rises infinitely. :)  It also looks very real and believable. 
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4TheLoveOfAnimation Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Filmographer
Oh my effing god!! that is amazing!! :O mind blowing!!!!!!! so awesome!!! my brain just exploded T.T *dies*
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Stubble-Hub Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Can you teach me how to use Gimp 2 for that?
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
I draw each frame as its own layer, using the opacity to help me tween, then save each layer as a seperate frame (I usually use Pngs). You can then import the frames back in and export a gif either by finding it on their list when you save as a new file, or by manually typing .gif at the end of your filename while saving. It'll then go through the process of making it an animated gif for you.

I do not recommend using the animation plugin that you can get for GIMP, the plugin itself is buggy, the quality is drastically reduced and it slows down the entire process even more, then you end up with a file that is difficult to work with in other programs should you require further editting.
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Stubble-Hub Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
So you are saying DON'T use GIMP? And use ...?
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
No, just don't use any external plugins.
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Stubble-Hub Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
So I, draw my frames separately, and save them all together under GIF?
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Eeyup. It'll walk you through the steps in making an animated gif and such.
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Stubble-Hub Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Thanks.

-So saying this. I wanna do the basics. A walking stick man, just to get the hang of it, I'd draw as many frames as I want, try to make them even if not semi, and then...
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Just a basic stick man, you can probably get away with a straight export as a gif (With only your frames present, no backgroud layer etc) and have the layers replace eachother when you save it (Again, the software will literalaly walk you through this step).

For more substantial drawings with more than just a sketch, you can export each frame individually and import them back in a new document to create a gif to save you from having to apply the background to each one instead. This is only if you plan to use GIMP exclusively. If you have other software to composite for you, you just need to save each set of elements in sequence however you need them to work with whatever software you're using (Pngs are the most widely used, i can't think of anything that won't work with Pngs.)
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RJHalfbreed Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconsugumarje:
sugumarje Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
super!
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:iconagentmercer:
AgentMercer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
it's flight movements make me think of a proto drake :o
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:iconrobotcatgirl:
Robotcatgirl Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Interface Designer
im flying! im da first flying horsie!!
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:iconwilliam-shakespere:
william-shakespere Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
and your expression matches your comment! YAY! :w00t:
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:iconrobotcatgirl:
Robotcatgirl Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Interface Designer
YAAAAAAY.
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:iconwilliam-shakespere:
william-shakespere Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
XD
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:iconhowrseplaycutiegirl:
HowrsePlayCutieGirl Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
omfg! how did you do thsat?
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:iconmsdaemon:
MsDaemon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Well how about this I would want your life because that is just awesome
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AgileRhino Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
:O_o: You are kidding, right? To me, life - animation = boredom.
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:iconcrazy-drawer:
Crazy-Drawer Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
fly fly be free
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:iconlouisetheanimator:
Louisetheanimator Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Question: How do you make an animation into a moving gif with the moving picture displayed without actually clicking it? because I see people make these animations into animated gifs and I can't do it with my Adobe Flash CS5.
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Gifs should play as they are, no clicking required, the only thing is that some people are perhaps making a preview image that is just a still rather than a smaller version of the gif. I don't use Flash so i don't know how it works, but as long as you're making a GIF that loops, it should play indefinately as per normal.
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Louisetheanimator Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ok thanks.
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:iconlittlelinnemann:
LittleLinnemann Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
how do u do this :O
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:iconghostwolfhybrid:
GhostWolfHybrid Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
derp. LOL THATS COOL TOO!
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:iconrhavencroft:
Rhavencroft Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's so...fluid and smooth. I can't stop watching it.
I love your animations!
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1257gf Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Is Gimp free?
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:iconjoysweeper:
Joysweeper Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Ooh, nice! I like that flapping is a whole-body effort.
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:iconwazzingator:
WazzinGator Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is so awesome!
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:iconrachelnoeldesigns:
RachelNoelDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student General Artist
That's totally awesome.
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:iconnichuss:
Nichuss Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Wow thats cool
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:iconwezenbeesje:
wezenbeesje Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
I like the animation, very smooth.
But it looks like those wings carry a dead cow, because the head and legs just hanging. I don't know if others see this too.
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks =p but, i wanted the horse to just hang like that :/
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:iconwezenbeesje:
wezenbeesje Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh it's a horse.
Well you could have made it a little more lively (at least the neck more up?) and keep it hanging. It's hard to explain something visual in words. :/
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Again, this was how i wanted it to be, sorta hovering in place, pretty lazy like. =( I guess a lack of background doesn't help eh.

Though most people think of horses as magestic, if they did have the ability to fly, they are actually extremely poorly designed for it.
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:iconwezenbeesje:
wezenbeesje Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, I know.
But I just see it as a dead animal. Sorry, my english is not very good and I'm not good at explaining either. :p
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AngeloSnowpaw Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
could you show me how to animate please? i use GIMP and i just cant figure it out D:
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