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Tatsu Doodle by DarkmaneTheWerewolf Tatsu Doodle by DarkmaneTheWerewolf
A quick doodle i did when i went to Hong Kong to celebrate New Year. It kinda skips a bit and looses it's wiskers near the end but i didnt get time to fix it up before i came home ><

2012 is the year of the Dragon, what else would i have to animate? =p

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29 frames, drawn and made using The GIMP.
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:icondeathkitten333:
deathkitten333 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful the motion is so fluid!
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DragonMaster137 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you have any advice for trying to animate dragons like this or other creatures with this sort of locomotion and body form? Do you draw a motion path for it to follow and then add the follow-through? How do you get the elasticity to look so real? 
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:icondarkmanethewerewolf:
DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
Exactly what you said =p

A motion path was roughly drawn out first and loosely followed when animating. The rest of the body would follow through after the head and chest lead. More swinging motiong was added into the chest not unlike how crocodiles and similar creatires would swim underwater.

The rest is drawing consistantly - maintaining the size of the body and consistancy of the curves.
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:icondragonmaster137:
DragonMaster137 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks for the reply ^^ Keep animating and drawing!
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:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Student Filmographer
aaaaaa I love it! So flow-y like a liquid! ;p
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:iconlilacdutsky:
LilacDutsky Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its hakuuuu (spirit of the swift amber river) from Chihiro no Kamikakushi (spirited away) XD, beuatiful xx
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Professional Filmographer
:iconamazingfantasyart: <-- group is using it, unsure if you know or not
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:icondarkmanethewerewolf:
DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
They asked beforehand, so it's fine =)

Thanks so much for looking out for me :hug:
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Professional Filmographer
:thumbsup: My pleasure
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:iconivycat123:
Ivycat123 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Student Writer
wow i love eastern dragons soo much!
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:icontittleturtle:
TittleTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Student Artist
How do you get the animation so smooth?
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:iconsofella:
sofella Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome, what program thing do you use?
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:icondarkmanethewerewolf:
DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
It's in the description.
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:iconangelofdarksilence:
AngelofDarkSilence Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015   General Artist
how long does something like this take you to animate?
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:icondarkmanethewerewolf:
DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
This was just a quick doodle I did one afternoon while I was ill.
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:iconcassiealicorn:
CassieAlicorn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015
Cool
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:iconwinterfrost321:
Winterfrost321 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How was Hong Kong?
I live there
And how is this a doodle?
This is awesome! :D
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
I have family there, so we visit every year =p

Its a doodle because its just the rough sketch XD but thanks =p
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:iconwinterfrost321:
Winterfrost321 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kewl!

And that makes my doodles crap. 
It could be a sketch, right?
:shrug:
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:icondarkmanethewerewolf:
DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Ah, I didn't mean it like that XD I mean I was just bored and somewhat ill one day I was there and just quickly sketched this out... It was the year of the Dragon (2012) at the time I did this after all =p

Don't be disheartenned though, practice is what makes animation and drawing better. I work in the industry as a freelance animator and have done for about 6/7 years or so. I never started out being able to do this, it's a result of those years of work and some years of study.
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:iconwinterfrost321:
Winterfrost321 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay then

Yeah true

But still it's like, awesome
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:iconleoparduspardali:
LeopardusPardali Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015   General Artist
You're really good!
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:icondarknessangelhorror:
DarknessAngelHorror Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
DEWWWWD THAT'S AWESOME!!!
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:iconvincent-wullf:
Vincent-Wullf Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOMENESS HOW DO U EVNMedic Really Likes What He Sees XD (Chat Icon) 
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:iconkodimarto:
Kodimarto Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015   Filmographer
Awesome animation!!!:):thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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:iconbettafishy:
Bettafishy Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very smooth and nice, makes me think of Haku from Spirited Away <3
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:iconravensteps:
Ravensteps Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Student General Artist
yay mee tooo... Such a good movie and yet it was so sad in some ways...
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KoopaQueenEternal Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
OMG SO COOL! My laptop takes ages before it can catch up to the frame rate! 
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:iconharrietmarkham:
HarrietMarkham Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i could watch this all day! XD
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:iconjerrygolait:
JerryGolait Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Since when do you animate stuff like DRAGONS ?!
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:iconbeakachuanimations:
BeakachuAnimations Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
since now
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:iconmegamittenz:
MegaMittenz Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Artist
I am horrible with animating anything that slithers or sways (like what you have above). I'm a self-taught animator and a beginner. Unfortunately, where I live is not big on art, so I'm on my own. Is there any advice you are willing to share with me to help me improve my animating skills to make animations as fluid and beautiful as yours? :D I know practice and patience are key.
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have a gallery folder full of tutorials on animation and drawing in general: darkmanethewerewolf.deviantart…
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:iconmegamittenz:
MegaMittenz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you for sharing! :D I'll gladly check it out! By the way, your animating skills are amazing! ^w^
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:iconjustcalltwhatyouwant:
JustCalltWhatYouWant Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So good...
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:iconclawshawt:
Clawshawt Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Filmographer
Dude you animated this in GIMP??? Daaayum your animations are REALLY impressive! They put my pencil tests to shame! XD

This actually inspires me to do better and keep practicing animation. =D 
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SekoiyaStoryteller Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014   General Artist
NOODLE DRAGON!!! :love:
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YoursTruly-LJ Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
I love the fluid movement. Very elegant and water-like.
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Pauli-cat Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow <3
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:icondemonickid45:
DemonicKid45 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Nice job
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:iconyikz:
yikz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Wow, this is really good for a doodle! :happybounce:
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:iconlifetimememoriez:
Lifetimememoriez Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
ill say =P
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DaisyDogOx Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is... AWESOME! I just can't think of any other way to describe this. Just awesome.
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Kiwi3o3 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How does it run so smooth?? *-*
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:iconlifetimememoriez:
Lifetimememoriez Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
lol like your profile poic
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:iconkiwi3o3:
Kiwi3o3 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL ty XD

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:icongdjs23:
Gdjs23 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
wow!
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Skyleap Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
that is absolutely lovely.
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:iconshadowyoshigamernerd:
shadowyoshigamernerd Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ONLY 29 FRAMES???
it baffles me how you can get such dynamic and smooth animation of of so few frames. i think i'm going to have to download and overanalyze like...every singly one of your gifs :B
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
But... You'll see all my mistakes too DX
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