Edit: Heh, i didnt think this would end up being so popular! Thanks a lot for the support! Keep an eye on my journal for more animation principles videos and such eh.
A few notes about the hippogryph design-
Most people think of the hippogryph as being definitively a horse's back end and eagle front end, but actually, the origin of the hippogryph was just as a joke- Griffins' main prey were horses so a griffin mating with a horse to create a hippogryph was a ludicrous idea! That being said, it can be assumed that a hippogryph, therefore, has the characteristics of both a griffin and a horse, i.e. Aspects of a lion, an eagle and a horse mixed together in some way. Nothing about a hippogryph being horse hind and eagle front is set in stone, my gippogryph here has eagle head and talons, horse body and front legs, and a lion's hind legs.
The Eagle wings were omitted just so it wouldn't be so messy and complicated since there would be so many bones around the chest area, especially if they were folded against the body.
This actually kinda sucks
Its just so complicated its hard not to make a mistake somewhere, but my real reason for uploading this is to try and promote my youtube channel stuff
The video associated with this: [link]
Anyway, aside from the hips morphing, the jumpy front legs and shifty neck, this turned out better than i expected. The skeleton itself is mostly based off a horse for the front, and big cats for the back, which may be why its so stupidly long >< The skull is also a mixed Horse with bird beak skeleton thing too.
24 frames, drawn in GIMP