Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Dog Walk Cycle

Here's a walk cycle I roughed out today. I've never really drawn a four-legged animal walking before so I'm kind of happy with the results. I drew these really fast and then when back and cleaned them up a little bit because they were hard to read when I scanned them. I timed it to the beginning of "Pretty Petticoat" by Raymond Scott. I was able to maintain the dog's proportions, which at times has been hard for me to do. Critiques would be much appreciated.

10 comments:

Craig D said...

Hey! That was really nice & cartoony! What a nice, jaunty strut. Me like.

Kevin Langley said...

Thanks Craig!

bardhol said...

Tis a pleasure to me ocular instruments! How long did it take? Since you asked for it, here's a critique: It looks, and I may be wrong, but it looks to me like there should be more bounce to the rear end. The body looks like a sausage rolling back and forth, which is perfect, but then go to the back legs and they don't seem to be effecting an up and down, or a push and pull movement on the rump as they should. Regardless, it looks awesome, you should be proud.

Kevin Langley said...

It didn't take that long to draw, I don't know how long really because of constant interruptions. Maybe an hour including cleanup. I see exactly what you're talking about, that rear could be bouncier. Thanks for the critique, Bardhol.

Ryan G. said...

Hey Kevin! Nice cycle.. Good bouncing movement in the tail and ears.. One thing that might need a little tweek is the front left leg needs maybe 1 or 2 more drawings to follow through the step. It kind of stops abuptly. Otherwise looks fantastic.

Kevin Langley said...

Thanks for pointing out the step Ryan, I hadn't noticed it but now that you pointed it I've gotta fix it it's driving me nuts. Thanks again guys this is exactly the type of help I'm looking for, stuff that I missed when watching it.

Pedro Vargas said...

Wow, that's really good! Only critique I'd say would be to make the dog bounce more from the look of the walk and I'd make his body lean slightly to the left more for it to seem to have some weight and solidity on the ground. The front paws seem to snap onto the ground rather than just walking smoothly. But it looks really good in general. Alot better than how I'd do it. You've improved alot in your drawings too and how you timed the music sounds just awesome. I love how you drew his back legs as well.

Craig D said...

Wow - I just revisited this cycle and played it with my speakers on this time. The music really kicks it up to another level! I like it even more, now.

Now me jealous.

Craig D.

Pico said...

looks awesome! - eep eep

benj said...

Wow!
Really nice Kevin!!
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