Preston Blair’s Movements of the Two-Legged Figure

Courtesy of the great Preston Blair who contributed to Disney’s Pinocchio, Bambi and Fantasia here are the forward movement cycles for a two-legged figure starting with the basic walk.

animation, walk cycle, double bounce walk, strut, shuffle, sneak, run, jump, fast run, tip-toe, skip

The figure above was copied from The Animation Book by Kit Laybourne but the original figure came from Preston Blair’s Animation – How to Draw Animated Cartoons. This is a short 32 page booklet filled with valuble and easy to understand lessons on how to create classic hand-drawn animation.