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Ace Gallop - WIP by Wild-Hearts

Did a quick gallop animation in photoshop that I quite liked, so I decided to use it for the up-coming trailer! :) (Smile) Ace was interesting to animate...since he's so skinny and has such a sparse mane and tail! Not sure if that's apparent here, but I did TRY to animate him as close to model as I could Giggle Hope he looks somewhat Thoroughbred/y! 
This is 'hopefully' going to be an animated segment from page five of issue 1: 
TotH Issue 1: pg 005 by Wild-Hearts

It's not perfect...There are a few buggy things in his movement/his mane annoys the hell out of me...but I quite like it! X) So yeah...I know everyone loves to crit animation, and I appreciate the gesture, but unless it's something you don't think I can see myself/really important, please no crits? :please: It's a finished piece, and I'm not going to go back and change anything! :)

Animated in Flash CS5, with 13 frames on two's at 25 fps (26 frames in total!) 

Ace - Character Sheet by Wild-Hearts

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demonthenangel Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
you should start putting animatons in the comics. like eye blinks and tail swishs
HarukaIzuna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the funny part that made me laugh a little  was when he had all 4 off the ground and stretched out his belly was a little stretched out as well and it looked like he was being stretched out a little like putty :3   but it looks amazing in all would you mind if i used this for a base in a gif for the future when i learn how to make small animations...  :3
Katipie777 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Kota413 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really impressive and fun to watch. Personally, I think your style differs quite a bit from Spirit, and it makes it really original. Great storyline too!
Tevi102 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
This is from Spirit, just recolored :T
doll-joy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
This looks nothing like Spirit style. 
SEGAmastergirl Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Seriously...If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
schnuckischnuck Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist
cool!!!!!! :o
can you take it with other charas from your comic?? i say WOOOOOW!
Ithlini Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! Make a movie! :D
katedotcom Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks awesome!

no criticism, just may add that i noticed he's galloping with different leads at the front and the back XD
Wild-Hearts Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student General Artist
*points to almost every other comment* Yup! 
katedotcom Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha sorry, didn't see the other comments XD
also, i don't think that's something wrong :)
Foxfeatherz Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
If Ace was good, you could just tell he'd get all the ladies.
aqhakt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Incredible! You are so talented
Phoebe-WolfsMoon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is amazing! im adding it to my favourites!
mosspelt813 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
they should really hire you as an animator, these are amazing!
raptorkil Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
so amazing, everything flows perfectly, you can hardly spot any bugs .o. :thumbsup:
Qvercast Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student General Artist
I watched this for literally 7 minutes...amazing
TheMoonRaven Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazingly done! oh my god! :iconclapplz:
He looks so excited for spreading some gossip! x)
Rawri-Tea Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student General Artist
This is awesome. Do you think you will ever post an animation tutorial?
Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! I wish this was a real movie!
GrayStar51 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
He's so bad and gorgeous. a favorite of mine, love him
Angel-Tanya Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Watching you improve is just so inspiring.
shottsy85 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
You did a really good job with a lot of the movement and making the gallop work if you would like some help or critique though to figure out the "buggy" stuff let me know! I majored in traditional animation and mainly just animated 4 leggeds.. haha namely my donkey char:… there are a few "cheats" with this one etc and it is more of a character run obviously but I could help you with a couple things with yours. I use toon boom mainly on my stuff but have dabbled in photoshop. Hard to get timing right in photoshop though but I would cut yours down so it isn't so slow unless you want it to be. 
Citron--Vert Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feature your wonderful deviation here
aAshleyB Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it you seriously did an amazing job; it's so clean and perfect looking!!

I know you said no crits, don't think of this as one, just a tip for future reference in case you didn't intend to do that and plan on making more galloping animations in the future:

What I'm noticing is...unless this is particularly so for this character....he is cross-firing his gait (his front legs are on the left lead, and his back legs are on the right lead) - which is both uncomfortable and (in the show world) considered unnatural and could get you docked in points for letting him perform with such a gait.

But, like I said, you may have already known that and intended him to be a cross-firing-type of character.  Love it and love all your work!! :)
Totally looking forward to more!
Layalih Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Your such a talent!
Im shure in a few years you'll have your own movieNod  and i promise i'll watch it!
Zaxlin Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Its great, as an animation in training you've done well. Anatomy in animation can be pushed a little over the limit. The only thing that bothers me is his gate, its makes his entire body strech which can be okay in some videos. But in this one he is a weiner dog for a few frames, push his back legs farther back but place don't stretch his entire hips back.
righteouswolf Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you speed it up a bit, it'll be perfect!
BluScuroGattino Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he's anatomy is a bit off. The peep is in the wrong place, too far back on the under belly. other than that, he looks pretty good.
aAshleyB Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not trying to speak for her but, judging by all of her other drawings, that seems to just be a part of her style. :nod:
Nala-l-Taiir Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Woow, that's amazing ♥
Techta Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think maybe the little black spot on his back left leg is flashing white but it might be the lag on my computer.
Regardless, I am so jelly. I want to animate my characters but I have no idea how lol
boomheart900 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student General Artist
juat 4 words..... A-WE-SO-ME!!!!
11IceDragon11 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student General Artist
In my opinion the mane looks like it's flowing the wrong way. I don't know how to explain it entirely, but it does have some bugs.
28dragons Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
For the most part, I think you did a super-fabulous job. It all flows together quite nicely. A horse is one of the hardest things in the world (if not the hardest) to animate. There are so many body parts moving in a specific way, and you have to pay especial attention; horse experts can detect an error in a heartbeat.

Even if this hadn't turned out so well, you would have deserved credit anyhow.
Rawri-Tea Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student General Artist
What programs do you use to draw/animate your horses? I've had the most difficult time with SAI.....
leaderofmoonclan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Geez, even running this dude looks like a slime ball. 
Awesome animation though ^^
WhyteHawke Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOOOOOW! This looks amazing! Great work!
Stormchaser-Thorne Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Brilliant - hypnotic even!
ladyburrfoot Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow I've been watching this for about five minutes now its just so cool! 
greenleo94 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:wow: :heart:
The-Darkness-of-Fell Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ace is my favorite character. <3
He reminds me of a horse I know in real life. XD
Britneyart08 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
woah this is such a good animation :wow: :heart:
Wild-Hearts Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! ^^
yue-luv-art Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
DawnFrost Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
if you haven't, since you are animating in flash I'd like to suggest looking up draw with Jazza on youtube. He's got some great stuff, he also talks about two things call V-cam, and key frame caddy which could GREATLY help you in your endeavor to make a trailer. 

Looking great so far and can't wait to see more

Wild-Hearts Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks Dawn! :) I'll have a look at his stuff! ^^ 
I'm really looking into getting either toon boom or TV paint, since flash is so...plastic looking to work with? :giggle: I have no idea how people can achieve such great things on it! :faint:

Thanks again :heart:
Cosmic-Horse Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Ace is probably my favorite character and I love his smug face. Lovely art too :)
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