I decided I wanted to challenge myself to do an animation. Something with a good number of frames and complexity. A human walk cycle seemed perfect. I used this image from “Animation – The Mechanics of Motion” by Chris Webster that I found in a Google search as my reference.


As you can see, I used pink and black to differentiate between the front and back limbs. Here I just wanted to get a feel for the motion, so I did little besides attempt to capture a human-ish form in motion.


When I felt somewhat satisfied with my results, I refined and painted the image. My narcissism knowing no bounds, I of course decided to make it look like me.



Fake it till you’ve fallen

Farther than you thought

Until your dreams lie whithering

In heaps of death and rot
Until you find you’ve lied

To everyone you know

And took a patch of sand and dust

As the foundation of your home
And watch as rising tides

Wash away your hope

And you find your heart too heavy

To be supported by the rope
And when you lose yourself

You find you cannot grieve

For in the depth of soul you know

It was you that made you leave