Xerneas animated sprite

Xerneas animated sprite

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Xerneas animated sprite

Title: Xerneas animated sprite
Pixel Artist: eclep  (Level 5 Detective :: 2897 points)
Posted: 3/15/2013 06:15
Palette: 12 colors
Statistics:  21 comments    29 faves    0 avatars

This stag here is the new legendary pokemon Xerneas, from the upcoming games pokemon X/Y.

I took some liberties with the colored antlers (they are not supposed to move).

Strangely I found it a lot harder than animating Yveltal, but I somehow managed to finish it. I hope you like it :)


Idle animation WIP

Rear animation WIP

I think it looks better on a light background.

EDIT : I changed the animation of the flames (antlers) during the jump

EDIT2 : I edited the back legs during the jump. Thanks a lot to hapiel for all the feedback he provided :)

Also I'm sorry for the numerous edits, I realize I should have posted this in the forum WIP section before submitting it to the gallery ^^' Hopefully it was the last edit








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Pannzilla (Level 3 Chief) @ 5/20/2013 02:13

 Amazingly smooth animation! It's such a gorgeous work!

bienmexicano (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/9/2013 11:10


epoxy (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/26/2013 20:36

Trippy creatures like this make me almost wish I'd gotten into Pokemon. Good animation!

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 3/22/2013 04:03

 I officially hate pokemon. Great sprite though.

Kittygurl521 (Level 2 Dealer) @ 3/21/2013 13:14

 Beautiful, I particularly love the tail!

Franuka (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 3/16/2013 20:02

 That tail....can't stop looking. Great job.

Hapiel (Level 11 Dumpster Fire) @ 3/16/2013 07:13

Well done on updating, I am glad you found my comments helpful!

eclep (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/15/2013 18:02

Oooh I see now! Your edit definitely looks good, I will try to do something like that

Hapiel (Level 11 Dumpster Fire) @ 3/15/2013 17:51

No need for moving a whole leg back, just  a tiny tilt would be enough ;). Also, while editing this I noticed how beautifully you have done the tail!

eclep (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/15/2013 13:06

I understand your point. Maybe he could move one leg back or something

I may change it, but not right now ^^

Thanks for the feedback

Theoden (Level 8 Marshal) @ 3/15/2013 12:35

Very good animation.

Hapiel (Level 11 Dumpster Fire) @ 3/15/2013 11:18

I am not convinced, and oviously you can't see much from that angle! I agree they should not move so much, but not as little as here... Check out this too
Deliberate exageration is not a crime in animation either ;)

The new flames look better :)

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 3/15/2013 10:27

 Extremely badass.

Cysteine (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/15/2013 10:16

 C'est juste magnifique ! Ca me donne encore plus envie de le capturer :p

CraftyPixel (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/15/2013 08:32

- Wow! -

eclep (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/15/2013 08:26

Merci !

Oui tu as raison, la queue était un peu plus épaisse sur 2 frames, j'ai corrigé ça et je l'uploaderai en même temps que les nouvelles flammes (si j'arrive à faire quelque chose de bien ^^)

Voltali obscur (Level 9 Boss) @ 3/15/2013 08:02

Sexy flames and overall a very nice animation (again!) :D

Je suis d'accord pour le mouvement des flames lorsqu'il retombe sur ses pattes, cela rendrait encore mieux si elles suivaient le mouvement de haut en bas. 
Le mouvement de la queue est aussi très chouette, à la fois fluide et fluffy. Il me semble que sur une frame (quand elle remonte vers le haut), l'épaisseur est accrue (?)

Partack (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/15/2013 07:53

 Ooohh, Smooth

eclep (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/15/2013 07:46

I watched some videos of horses rearing on youtube to animate this, and the back legs hardly move at all (well they do if the horse moves forward or backward a little bit, but here I wanted a stationnary sprite). You can see it here for example.

As for the flames, I agree and I will try to fix that

Thanks for your comment :)

Hapiel (Level 11 Dumpster Fire) @ 3/15/2013 07:34

Nice work, but I find it weird that its hind legs are hardly moving when it jumps up!

I really like the movement of the 'flames', but also they seem unnatural during the motion, especially when he is falling down again.

Joseki (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/15/2013 06:17

 Smooth as always :) Good job!

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