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Dear God, what has my life come to at this point? Here I am learning all the trates of what could make me a good animator in the future.. and here I am working on a lousy loop of a fat pony character trying to walk on their hind legs because they're too big to walk on all 4's now. XD

Oh well. =p

Just a test really. This is also some experimenting with some of the principles of animation which we are covering at Uni at the moment. In this case, the principles here are;

- Squash and Stretch.
- Straight Ahead.
- Timing.

Just to show I am alive, and I am still using Flash and a tablet. Lawl. I dunno though, I may develop this a little more in time. For now though, time for rest.

Enjoy! =D

Made in Flash CS5.
MLP is (C) to Hasbro and :iconfyre-flye:
Animation is (C) to :iconduragan:
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:iconpapermatt202:
PaperMatt202 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Shouldn't it be walking on all 4s?
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:iconduragan:
duragan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
The pony is too big to walk around without their belly dragging along the ground, so they have to walk on their hind legs to move. =p
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:iconbubblegum223:
Bubblegum223 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
LOL
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:iconduragan:
duragan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
=D
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:iconyoshixbirdo:
yoshiXbirdo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
2 legs? not 4? OMG! ponys are gonna take over the world! + fat ones! check out my file!
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:iconduragan:
duragan Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Well, I'd imagine it would be difficult to trot along with a belly that big. XD
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:iconbangoomos11:
bangoomos11 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce.
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:iconduragan:
duragan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Indeed. =p
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:iconbangoomos11:
bangoomos11 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
could you make a better animation?
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:iconduragan:
duragan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Maybe one day.
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:iconsakenskunk:
sakenskunk Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
so uber cute * adds to fav for a nice belly reference*
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:iconduragan:
duragan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Thanks. :)
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:iconblingingjak:
blingingjak Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Its got a nice sense of weight with the up and down motion of the stomach and the butt and have you read "The Animators Survival Kit" or watched the DVD box set of it by any chance?
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:iconduragan:
duragan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
I do have that book in my possession and I will agree it is a great read for someone studying animation. :) I did base reference to carrying the weight of a character from Richard William's diagrams to the best of my abilities to help make this look more realistic. (Well, realistic in the fat pony sence) ^^;
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:iconblingingjak:
blingingjak Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yeah the book and DVD's are amazing and I thought the up and down motion on the belly look familiar :p
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:iconflexico:
Flexico Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the bobbing of the head. =P
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:iconduragan:
duragan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Thanks a bundle. I thought about trying to add in the follow through effect of her running and the head seemed one idea to go with. :)
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:iconpanzerschreckleopard:
Cute!
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:iconduragan:
duragan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Thank you. :)
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:iconpanzerschreckleopard:
PanzerschreckLeopard Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
^^
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:iconduragan:
duragan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Thank you. :)
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FierceDeityFox Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gotta tell you, you're on the fast track to making stuff for tv man. good stuff you have here.
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:iconduragan:
duragan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Really? Thanks. ^^;
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DJScoots10 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Interesting.
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:iconduragan:
duragan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Thank you. =p
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DJScoots10 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
You're welcome.
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