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
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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
this is like amazing? holy crap
this is awesome,
but scary ;v;
Wow, this is really awesome. It must have been very exhausting to make a walk cycle where you see all the bones.
I like it. You did so a very good job - nice
I'm new to animation but I want to try it the traditional way.
So... I wanted to ask if I can use the regular copy paper ( A4) if I have a light table because, unfortunately I have no access to animation cel paper
Apart from this one word I'm completely speechless (and it doesn't happen very often hehehe)
And - excuse me - this totally does NOT suck, as you've written in description, this is wonderful! Even if you had noticed some mistakes that I haven't, it is still a great animation.
Making the animation was just drawing everything out then saving it as a .gif from GIMP and it'll go through the steps with you.
I think you should do a Gryphon with a Hippogryph, to show their differences and characteristics. Like you said the Gryphon is part lion, so they would have more flexible and feline characteristics.
You know when you animate the skeleton, do you reference the different animal skeletons or does it just come naturally now?