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Runnin Cat by conniiption Runnin Cat by conniiption
Edited Jan 15: Put some work in on the hair. I'll come back to that tail later. Thanks for everyone's help!

This may or may not be revisited, please feel free to critique.

Done in Photoshop CS5.
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:iconmistress0minx:
Overall, very well done with this. The concept seems to be executed very well, and the attention to anatomy and motion is great.
I do think that the motion of the hair and tail could be made a bit more dynamic, since at the moment they feel a bit stiff. Also, you could possibly smooth out the transition between frames and try to emphasize the slinky/loping movement of the feline body. Cats are very springy when they move, especially when moving quickly, and I think you could do a lot to bring this into the piece. It might also be interesting if you cold add some of the springy/slinky feline feel to the human torso, adding a bit of bend to it to tie it even more to the lower body. I understand that this could be tricky with a six-limbed creature, but I think you could pull it off.

Very good. Interesting idea.
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First off, I'd just like to state how wonderful the concept of this is. Centaurs run with the human torso upright, like a rider on horseback (which is the origin of centaurs, riders mistaken for mythical beings). I like that you've integrated the feline movements into the human torso; the fact he is also running with his hands is very unique.

I see that you've put in the artist comments that you may revisit the tail; I think that would be my only critique as to the over-all motion of the creature. Tails serve the same purpose as capes in superhero comics: To emphasize the motion of the figure. I think if you just put a tiny bit more wave into the tail, it would give the figure more motion.

My only other critique is on the anatomy of the figure. This is just my own opinion, seeing as artists are allowed to have their own interpretations of mythical beings. But from what I've seen the collarbone of the animal lower half replaces the human half's pelvis. Just by your drawing, it seems that the collar bone of the cat body is at the bottom of the human torso's rib cage, which possibly limits the human torso's ability to be upright and makes for a stiff motion. His back bone is very short along the ribcage, so there isn't much motion that would otherwise be found in the lower back. My suggestion would be to add the lumbar spine by extending the human torso, perhaps another head width (from the nose to the ear).

Besides the anatomy thing and the tail, this is an over all unique and well executed design. It inspires me to work on fantasy creatures.
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superhilalo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
hi can u do animation for 1 shot for 60$ only pencil test for a spy got feet beating send me u r mail if u like
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WaffIeWolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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The-Wrath-of-Me Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE IT
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conniiption Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student
Thank you!  c:
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The-Wrath-of-Me Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :D
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drawn-on-wings Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gaaahh i love those hands!!!
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conniiption Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student
Thank you!
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Naeran Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! :noes:
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:iconconniiption:
conniiption Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student
Thanks again again!
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ZaraWhoa Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
It's super awesome!
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:iconconniiption:
conniiption Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student
Much appreciated!
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SinjaAussiaAngels Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's pretty neat.
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:iconconniiption:
conniiption Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student
Thanks!
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
brilliantly done! :D I've often thought about animating something similar myself, but I don't think I'd do it as well as this!! :D
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:iconconniiption:
conniiption Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student
Give it a shot anyway! Thanks!
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
I would love to, but time's a big problem these days! x.x I did just download anime studio tho, so maybe I'll give that a go sometime :)
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lucas420 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh this is fantastic.
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:iconconniiption:
conniiption Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student
Much appreciated!
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GhostWolfHybrid Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
dude! this is BOSS! looks so cool!
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conniiption Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student
Thank you!
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GhostWolfHybrid Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
welcome ^^
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dookrik Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's so cool 3 sets of legs running <3 <3
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conniiption Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student
Thanks!
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imargaret Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your animation and characters complete me :heart: Since I have little to none experience with animation, I find this pretty dang good.
Stay artsy :peace:
P.S. I'm still thinking of names for those playful panthers...
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conniiption Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student
Thank you much, keep brainstorming. c:
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Rend-Lostluck Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nice work but your tail seems really stiff as it does not follow a path of action. Also something to watch out for, the legs and back "pop" into place rather than flow because you're missing a few frames.
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conniiption Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student
Yeaaahh, I gotta get at that damn tail. Thank you for the help!
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Damaga Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Human Centipede O_O XDD
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conniiption Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student
Eeeew,, no. :c
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Damaga Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Puma-human XD
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Mangofeline Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student
Out of curiosity, how many frame did this take?
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conniiption Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student
This is seven drawings.
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Mangofeline Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student
thanks :3
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LittleLinnemann Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
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conniiption Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student
Thanks!
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TheMasterOfRandom Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Whoa would be cool to see how they jumped and walked too.. this is such a cool concept whoaaa!!
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:iconconniiption:
conniiption Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student
I'd like to do that someday, thank you. c:
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TheMasterOfRandom Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Keep up the good works, I enjoy everything you upload!
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LittleLinnemann Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yeah, haha I would like to see that to :D
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Shan-Goo77 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this
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conniiption Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student
Thank you!
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neow666luna Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
i really enjoy the way that you have put this to gether
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:iconconniiption:
conniiption Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student
Much appreciated. c:
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:iconallthroughtheseasons:
This is freaking cool. *w*
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conniiption Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student
Thank you!
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:iconallthroughtheseasons:
You're welcome! =)
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silverstarmonster Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Artist
Human wrists aren't meant to bare weight/ walk like feet however, if the hands were positioned like a wild ape (think Tarzan) perhaps the smoothness would improve?
It looks awesome anyway, I could never do what you've done here :P
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conniiption Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student
You're absolutely right! I tried to keep most of the weight on the middle legs, but I'll try to make it more apparent if I give this another go. Thank you!
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silverstarmonster Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Artist
Good luck :D Keep up the great work ;)
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xxmoneyisxx Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Good job on the animation, though it doens't exactly feel smooth or natural.
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