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March 1, 2013
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This is my fourth My Little Pony animation commission. This was requested by :iconskyswordhilty: SayaArt. Short Hilt is an Original Character created by SayaArt.

IMHO, this is definitely the my best work so far. SayaArt gave me a challenge so I went ":iconchallengeacceptedplz: Challenge Accepted" and after two long months, battling with delays from my personal life I finally finished it! I wanted to add a lot of dynamic to her character by making her armor "bounce" whenever she did a little movement, and the first scene was a rotoscope of Twilight Sparkle's walk cycle in Lesson Zero. Her sword throw and grab is one of the most complicated and dynamic animations I've ever done so far and it turned out a lot better than expected.

Probably my favorite part of this commission was doing the backgrounds. I actually found myself enjoying doing the backgrounds for this commission and I think it's a huge step forward for me because doing backgrounds was never my strong suit.

If anything looks slow, it's because there's a lot of layers.

Also, credits to :iconkishmond: Kishmond for in some of the backgrounds.

Equestria Daily! :3

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MLP FiM Animation Commission Catalog (5/16/2014) by MAJORA64

Completed Commissions
:bulletred: Starling for Squeno/Aoxis
:bulletorange: Swift Flying for outlaw4rc
:bulletyellow: Flightless for CieloRey
:bulletgreen: Short Hilt for SayaArt
:bulletblue: Raindew for thetriforcebearer
:bulletpurple: Surfing Blossom for outlaw4rc
:bulletpink: Air Guitar for Aire Geetar
:bulletred: CieloXLuna for CieloRey
:bulletorange: Ester for Captain-of-the-Guard
:bulletyellow: Phenomenon for Captain-of-the-Guard

Test Animations
:bulletred: Applejack Run Test Animation
:bulletorange: Twilight Sparkle Walk Test Animation
:bulletyellow: Derpy Hooves/Ditzy Doo Fly Animation
:bulletgreen: Pinkie Pie Bounce Animation
:bulletblue: Vinyl Scratch/DJ p0n-3 Head Bop Test Animation
:bulletpurple: IAmSwagg Walk Test Animation
:bulletpink: Chroma Cutter Walk Test Animation
:bulletred: Princess Luna Hair Test Animation
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TheBluebird27 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks like the trot is a little awkward
xxFluffyWolfxx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Is the dragon still alive?
MAJORA64 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's open ended, you decide.
SavedByGODsGrace777 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
woh this is surprisingly good.
LeonardLou Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
True dat...
ChaosDrgon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
O_o well..... 'Short Hilt' is obviously a violent psychopath. I do hope he has been properly locked away for his crimes.
x-Short-Hilt-x Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
My pony is female. And I don't really appreciate being called a violent psycho. She embodies my love of adventure and role play video games. Skyrim, for example.
ChaosDrgon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Well I'm sorry, but from this video, that is what I see. She came waltzing in and attacked a napping dragon who had done nothing wrong.
x-Short-Hilt-x Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Fair enough, but it was still a bit harsh. :/

And who knows? Maybe they become friends at the end of the battle? But for the sake of money and stress on the animator, I decided to have it end like that and that's how it'll stay.
ChaosDrgon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
I know it seems harsh, but since my OC is a dragon (a rather kind one I should add) I tend to frown on the stereotype that dragons are inherently evil or violent.
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