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Quick animation practice for the acid panther. Didn't draw a head 'cause I'm lazy.
He will be much more erratic in his final movement, just getting into the swing of big cat movement.
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Hi, Anya!

Well, I'm not that familiar to giving DA critiques, but I shall try.

Overall, this is very good. The walk cycle, to me, seems to be working perfectly fine. It's fluid it snaps exactly where it should.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but your intention in this is to make a very unique walk cycle for the panther, right? With a lot of character in it. It seems to be active, but, if that was your intention, you probably could go farther with all that hyper mood. It seems to me that, even if it's already stylized, it could be more exagerated.

How it's set is already fun, but if you make the ups and dows more extravagant, it could be even more. However it can achieve a funny look you may not want. But you experiment?

As for making the walk more unique, you could try to reference from other animals as well, ranther than big cats. The fossa here may give you some ideas and even the monitor lizard . here [link] and here [link]

I suggest a lizard because when I saw the pic you painted of the acidpanther it remembered me of a feline X lizard, as creature from the game Heart of Darkness. Idk, maybe it could work? All that waddle could be interesting.

Also, maybe that head could work better if it oscilated more, or if it stayed sort of down. And another question, did you change the character? On the pic I saw, the panther seems to be thinner and have a bigger head, which looked way more interesting.

One last thing to mention is the tail. It also could move more, but maybe not TOO much, otherwise it could be harder to read all the action going on the walk. Oh, and on the ups and downs, the tail slightly gains volume when the up on the hips are happening, while it should follow the action line.

But, yessss, i like this very much! (: I love the acidpanther design. You're totally nailing it! I hope some of the suggestions I gave may be usefull. It was more like an "acting" critique rather than technical stuff, but I guess it also counts too?

Good work and I hope you thought this was fair!
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Garden-of-Eden1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i dont care i still love it so cute
sKELLz-DA Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
You are superb at animating! I am also an animator and the envy is just oozing in right now lol. Maybe we can chat about it sometime. I would love to get a personal behind the scenes of your short, seen it on vimeo randomly it was a real treat to the eyess, fresh.
TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   Artist
Thanks very much! And, yeah. I am always up for chatting. :)
sKELLz-DA Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Ok so what is the most convenient way to communicate at a conversation's pace. Facebook?
TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner May 31, 2013   Artist
Actually, I only chat over deviantart, sorry.
sKELLz-DA Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
OH ok lol. I'm rarely on DA but I'll see if we could make this work. Are you on DA often?
TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013   Artist
YEah, every day.
sKELLz-DA Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Ok well this may not be instant messaging but since it's convenient.

While on my internet journey searches for animation, I kinda just stumbled onto the short film Fire Tiger Vs. Acid Panther. I swore it was like an Annecy Goeblins film due to it's fresh new style or moving artwork, it just seemed so awesome. It's weird finding the person who actually made it because sometimes it's easy to forget that these awesome things are made by people and not just artistic gods blessing the internet or tv screens near you lol. So I really just wanna pick the awesome brain that came up with this thing and brought it to life, something I am also trying to do myself.

I guess my first question would be:

Why are you so awesome? lol

Besides that though,

What were some of the really cool and inspiring ideas that came to you to, not only create this awesome concept, but that also caused you to also animate this wonderful piece?

( I guess that a two part question )
TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Artist
Oh well thanks very much! Gobelins was actually my main inspiration for this.
And, I can't lie. I was high for majority of the conception and production of this piece, though I don't do it anymore.

Good luck making a film, too. What's it about?
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luna-katsun-yakushi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
wow this is really cool! ~♥
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