The Process: Creating an animated run cycle starts with a sketch pass. I like to use different colors to seperate each limb. A good resource is Eadweard Muybride’s Motion Studies.

Once the motion is roughed out, we move on to the ink pass. This is the stage where the design of the character comes into play. I add clothing, hair, and fingers to the rough body.

The final pass involves color and shading which will finalize the design.

Eadweard Muybridge’s Motion Studies