Thanks for all your advices and contructive critique.
Richard Williams quote Ken Harris in his book: “A walk is the first thing to learn…cause walks are about the toughest thing to do right”…so I was thinking, ‘OK, if I learn how to do a walkcycle, then at the same time I will learn about weight, balance, spacing and a lot more of the basics of character animation’.
I think you have a point, Sean, about maybe let it go and do other kinds of walks. But. I feel I’m getting better (maybe it’s just me) and I want to see how good I can get it. This walk is for the main character in a short story, about a boy walking on a pavement, and there will be a lot of extras passing by him. The plan is to all kind of walks with the extras, a sexy girl, an old man, an important businessman and so on.
I’ve found that, just keep on doing it, is a great way for me to learn. I’ve read the animators survival kit, but still I have to try it out, get feedback from you guys, try again and again and again, and get a feeling about what works and what don’t.
I still have long way to go, but your feedback is helping me alot, so please keep commenting.
Here’s another walk: