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Hippogryph Skeleton run by DarkmaneTheWerewolf Hippogryph Skeleton run by DarkmaneTheWerewolf
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.

The video associated with this:…

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.

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24 frames, drawn in GIMP
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TagTabu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  New Deviant
Hi. We can use your animation for a video mapping proyect in Colombia? We put your name and link in our web page: Our e-mail:
DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
As long as it is credited and linked back to me, I'm happy for you to use it =)
marcgosselin Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
ArandomVelociraptor Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
that loud sound you just heard was my jaw hitting the floor
SlideSwitched Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
please marry me
saturdaybreeze Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015

this is like amazing? holy crap
scotcampbell Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional Artist
very very good! I am just getting back into animation, this is inspiring.
DisturbedDragon2000 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Nebelstreif10 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Ist das hippogryph? Great but where are the wings. But is beautyfull!
DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you. Please read the description for more info.
4TheLoveOfAnimation Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Filmographer
omg...that is amazing *.*truly...spectacular!! :O how many references did you use?? 0_O that must of taken ages!! awesome!
Parrthurnax105 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
damn right!!!
raptorkil Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's a way to understand anatomy o_o
IndigoDragon456 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student General Artist
omg omgomgomgoogmi*brain explosion*
jigsawmind Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Its very popular! I love it!
tawnya101 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
This is incredible!
Anoksunamun Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh me gosh! I'm such a big fan of your art and I love your tutorials on youtube! You're such an amazing artist :iconluvluvplz:
skeletonbear Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I can never get enough speculative anatomy.
Alpha-Eclipse Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
May I use this to help me practice animation? I won't upload it anywhere :(
DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sure =) That's what this and the associated video are for. As long as people arn't tracing frame for frame or outright taking this as their own, then theres no problems (Though please credit if you can).
Alpha-Eclipse Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^' I've always wanted to animate... but I can't figure out how without animated bases(that I am allowed to use) Thank you so much :heart:
DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Have a look at the rest of my tutorial videos, rather than giving you a base, i try to offer a technique to plan a wide variety of animations instead of just the one thing only.
Greynose Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really admire you for your patience, the flow, everything. It's just stunning what you did here. But. xD One thing really bothers me: If you based the back legs off a lion's, why are they so horse-like? There is that extra-bone horses have.. that makes the hind legs look kinda weak. Also the chest is kinda small. But I still love it don't worry 8D
Laki10 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
AdineArts Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stop downing yourself and think about how great you are in your work!I know for a fact that i could never do something this unique and 'im shure that no one thinks this is a piece of crud.YOU ARE AMAZING!!
HatsuneHaku Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013

this is awesome,


but scary ;v;

Mineriva Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

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 :)

GingerAlan-Rocket Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Wouldn't it be a Griffon because it is a lion and a bird? Or if it WAS a hyppogriff wouldn't it have a horse tail, wings and hooves?
DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Read the description please.
GingerAlan-Rocket Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh sorry O~O
dragonaire007 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
where are the wings. but good.
Jax-00 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
awesome :3
Splashkatartist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it kindof weird......
MoodDragon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Grand job! I like that you used the skeleton instead of the whole thing, it's very interesting. :thumbsup:
yamada0000 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Please help!
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
DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Any paper is fine =p When i do traditional stuff, it's always with crappy printer paper too as its plentiful and somewhat cheap XD I suggest you look up Chromacolour stuff, particularly a peg board though as that will help a lot in aligning your frames on your lightbox and when you're shooting too =)
ilikeeatingcatnipi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
omg so awsome
ponypike Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a way to save the video? If so I would like to see if I could do something with it, but give you 100% credit, even though it would be on my computer only. :P
DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Theres a download button on the right side of the page, but if you're talking about the Youtube video then the only way i know of is to get a plugin for Firefox.
horrorcreator Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
PS2addictedlioness Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! looks really good!
star43559 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that so cool
grypwolf-fan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
woaoaa i watched it first in YT. great!!!! so much work!!!
Captain-Paulo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loveeeely Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
Fun4All328 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome!!!! :D With GIMP too? Ha! Shows you Photoshop!!
N1ghtS1ash Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. thats really good! I can see why its so popular
CutieGirl606 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012   Artist
yay now i can make my dragon runing
TheCatHunter Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
how do you get the animation?
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