How to Make a Run Cycle in Pixel Art

Some Tips

  • Save all animations files on this tutorial and watch them in slow motion, frame by frame, so you can see what happens between them.
  • This could apply for walk cycles. With a little less exaggeration and more frames, you could do it easily. And don’t bend the spine too much.
  • Don’t follow this tutorial every time you want to make a run cycle. Start doing what’s best for your process or your character. Don’t use as many frames as I do. Use less. Use more. Start in another frame. Start with spine. Go nuts.



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