okay so I have this school project that I’m kinda behind on because I spent way too long being sick.
We’re supposed to create an original character about which we’ll make a short comic as the year’s final schoolwork. I had like 45 minutes to get this guy concepted, I was about to flip tables BUT I kinda like where this is going.
Problem is I need an actual illustration of him done by the end of the month AND I’m supposed to name him. THAT’S WHERE THINGS GO SOUR, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO NAME THIS SASS MASTER.
Been doing quite a lot of figure studies. this one has to be my favourite, for obvs reasons
eeconyn answered: They’re great, though be prepared to put the effort in with the training - ponies are often very opinionated (i.e. stubborn XD) and have had
Yeah, I mean I’ve had my deal with an ignorant welsh ahah.
allmyextrashiz answered: depends, i have a large pony so shes good for both. But most ponies are jerks, people tend to baby them too much cuz of their sizes.
That’s what I noticed a lot of people do. Pony? Yeah let’s let the kids handle them because they’re small, it’s gonna be fine. //not
dennis0088 answered: My shetland is very sweet and nice with kids, but isn’t the funniest to trick train with… But an adult did handle her when she was young:)
Mhm, I guess it depends. <: I’ve known shetties that were the sweetest things ever, very well behaved and actively reacting, but then I’ve known those that just went yolo on us and full on ignored everything around them ahah.
Anyway, thanks for your opinions guys, I’ll let it cool down in my head and decide later on <:
I’m looking for opinions on ponies as I was offered a shetland x mini appaloosa foal.
I’d be up for it, considering I always wanted a pony for kids and to trick train. I just want to know if it’s worth it.
So any pony owners to help me out?
I’m not studying an animation school so this might be hard for me to explain but I’ll try.
There are two types of animations. The dead end one (it’s not called like that, Im pretty sure but welp) and the looping one. If you’re going for an animation of a jumping horse.. it depends it can be both, but if you’re a beginner, I suggest doing the dead end one, since making it loop smoothly is +work and it’s obviously a little harder.
Another thing is, if you’ve never tried animating anything before, I highly suggest starting on something easier than a jumping horse. A horse jumping is something not even I had the balls to animate since the pattern is pretty complex and it is going to be one hell of a ride to make that thing look smooth. SO.. for starters I’d work on the simplier things like a ball bouncing, blinking animations (not just two frames) and flowing hair.
This is a cycle of a bouncing ball. It has 29 frames and the picture itself nicely explains what’s going on, you can take reference in that.
But hey we wanted to animate a horse right? Equines are hard to draw let alone animate so if you want to start making them move, I suggest you start with trot. Trot is a two-beat diagonal movement where the diagonal legs move forward at the same time. Canter is three-beat and walk and gallop are four-beat.
About the shading or not question, that’s entirely up to you. You just need to realise that it’s going to be additional hours of work. I myself like to shade animations in the cel-shading way only as an actual semi realistic or even realistic shading would take long and isn’t as acurate and nice looking (in my eyes) as the cel shading one. Flat colored animations, however are very pretty as well!
The animation of Ilu has 10 frames and they look like this:
There was supposed to be an additional 11th frame, but I decided to leave it out because the animation seemed smooth enough even without it. The last messy thingy on the bottom right is all the line frames combined. notice how some parts are darker while some are clean and slim. It’s because of the fact, that some of the parts move more, some less. The legs, obviously are constantly on the move, hence why the range is quite huge, while the head of both the horse and the rider doesn’t quite move out of it’s space.
Last thing I can say about this is practice! Animating is hard and can get annoying, but the results are usually worth it!
There’s a background in making under this.
WHY THE HELL AM I STILL GETTING NOTES ON THIS. JFC. STAHP.
//disappears over the rainbow