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Lightning Stag by DarkmaneTheWerewolf Lightning Stag by DarkmaneTheWerewolf
Just a portfolio piece. I wanted a slightly better 3/4 run with a fluffy neck.

11 frames (doubles), made in GIMP, edited in After Effects
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:iconkenzelli:
Kenzelli Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great!
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BakaAndTensaiArt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It makes me think that he's charging up for an attack.
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Shayla-Estate Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
This is pretty freaking sweet!
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deaththekidfangirl Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
wow
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jgarza511 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is awesome
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MeMyselfAndPiGAMING Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i see ur art every where lol im being EXCALIBUR TODAY
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:icondarkwolfhellhound:
Darkwolfhellhound Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   Digital Artist
looks like something you'd see in Avatar
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:iconpiupiu-littlebird:
PiuPiu-Littlebird Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful D: jaw drop 
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grenoreo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Cool!
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Rinkaki-T Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
what Program did u use???
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:iconicetalontheone:
IceTalonTheOne Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It says in the discription... XD
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:iconrobotcatgirl:
Robotcatgirl Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Interface Designer
he's like: "Bitch, here i come!"
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:iconwezenbeesje:
wezenbeesje Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Your animations are great, but I think they would be even greater if you would use a real animation program. :)
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Err... After Effects? I use that. Premier? I use that too =p And 3D animation? I use 3DS Max and Maya. Plenty of plugins for all these including Trapcode's Particular and an inverse kinematics rig for After Effects and Phys for physics simulation =p

Besides, the program doesn't make the animation, the artist does. Doesn't matter what you use, if you can't draw, you can't animate - in the words of the Animator's Survival Guide, "You're an Actor without arms".
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TrixieTheShiba Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Well said! I don't think anything is wrong with your animations - they flow perfectly and are just amazing! Keep up the good work!
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:iconhappy2572:
happy2572 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! I always wanted to do something like this but I don't really know how to.
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:iconescaron:
Escaron Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is just SO amazing!!!!
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:iconsyxthe:
Syxthe Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love your animation stuuffs! Do you have a tutorial?
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Check my gallery, theres a tutorials and guides folder with a couple quick guides i've done =)
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Theevilchiquite Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing as usual. :D
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your animation is awesome. ^^
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Louisetheanimator Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
Can I ask you something? Why can't we reference your work? I mean what if we were to do college work and want to get great experience ideas from expert animators like you and yet you don't allow
people to get reference from your work? Don't you think that abit unfair?
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
You misunderstand, I don't allow it for commissioned work because part of it is not owned by me. my own works I do allow as long as credit is given though. =) why else would I make tutorials if I didn't want you to use them? =p
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:iconlouisetheanimator:
Louisetheanimator Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh I didn't realise sorry, thanks for explaining.
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
No worries eh, as you should know, i am always happy to help so i did feel a little bad when you suggested i was being unfair! But i can see where it is unclear, as i also try to be very strict with Commissioned work too as they are part of other people's works as well as mine. I am trying to be as fair and reasonable as i can be.
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Louisetheanimator Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
Good, it was unclear to me yes and I didn't mean to say you were being unfair I just thought it seemed unfair when
I couldn't reference but I took it too seriously. ^^; I hope to understand better in future though. :XD:
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dumbdoge Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahhhh this is so amazing!
I love how fluid and detailed the animation is!
And I love how it's markings glow when it's hooves come into contact with the ground!
I've tried to animate but I'm too impatient and inexperienced at it mine always ends up to be choppy or jerky!
Gahhhhh enough fangirling for now :)
I just love your artwork so much!
:squee:
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, its not for everyone and anyone who says it isn't a tanker full of hard work is a liar. For serious animators, patience and self motivation are definately must haves but don't get discouraged eh, its better to start learning later, when you know how to draw very well before you attempt to animate something, otherwise if you start too early without learning proper drawing stuffs (Anatomy, human figure, etc), you will struggle and easily be put off by it.
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dumbdoge Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, it takes a lot to motivate me to do stuff XD I agree with you about animating later on when your drawing has improved, and learning anatomy.
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CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
These run cycles are quite impressive. c: I especially love the glowing on this one.
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =) I wanted to do more, but too much seemed a bit over the top. It's mostly After Effects doing it for me though XD (Again)
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CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sometimes less is more ;) Whatever works XD
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Indeed =) I often find that when something gets too complicated, its better to start afresh with something a bit simpler XD
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CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
At least you know when enough is enough. A lot of people go overboard and I'm like...my eyes! XD
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PinkoPrint Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Whoa totally beautiful!
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:iconloalli:
Loalli Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
Great job! It's so smooth and has a great flow!
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NamelessOkami Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing!
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Amatreon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It doesn't have a tail? o.o
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Reference i looked at of stags running showed they they only have a little stub of a tail that's tucked away and descreet, therefore not visable at this angle =(
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Amatreon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, okay. o3o
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Asheltots Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my.. I could watch this for hours. @-@ Lovely!
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drajk Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
wow looks amazing!
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fuzzypinkmonster Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Very amazing. And in 11 frames. That's pretty smooth :)
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:iconlouisetheanimator:
Louisetheanimator Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
That's so good! How long did it take to animate this?
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
About 2 nights or around 8 hours or so. Just a quick thing to get me back into animation after taking a break over Christmas =p
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Louisetheanimator Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ok that seems reasonable.
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ShinyAquaBlueRibbon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student General Artist
The lighting-up thing looks so awesome. D8
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Cyntrix-GM Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's one awesome animation!
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Trishamonstah Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh! Your stunning anatomy is amazing! And I LOVE stags. Awesome!
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ah, studying horse muscles for 2 years does that to you... but it makes most things you draw look too much like horses too >< i am pretty happy with the legs regardless though, but i do mess up a part of the back and the back end should probably be a bit slimmer (Just some little info for you to learn since i know you've always been asking for advice =p And so you see that i make mistakes too ><)
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