As someone who's been through college, I know some people entering animation programs have never even tried animating. Depending on where you go, a run cycle might be the Final for your first semester, I think you'll be fine! ^^ Keep practicing though, blow 'em out of the water!
Well, I'm worried about my skill level on animating. I'm set on going to an animation/art college... ...But I'm getting that paranoid feeling that I won't be accepted because my skills just won't meet their standards. Or something..
I know I'm going for an art college myself, but I'm not too concerned about my skill level. I think you have a lot of natural talent, which is a good thing! The purpose of college is to teach you how to put them to good use. I'm trying to work on some art pieces for my portfolio. I think if the artwork you upload to DA is already this awesome, creating some portfolio pieces that put in more effort will be more than enough to get yourself into a good art college :3 I'd pursue animating myself, but my animation skills suck, and here in the US all the animation here is 3D stuff, which I don't like. :/
Omg thank you for these links-- I knew it. There's something wrong with it's flanks...And shoulders probably. They're supposed to bob up and down slightly with their running movement... Is that right? I don't know if I'm actually saying correct shit or what...
:3 you're very welcome! yah probably the shoulder should move a litte more up and down and if you watch the dogs in the vids closely, it loweres it's head as it stretches his front legs, the nose pointing more to the ground and then moving up again gawd X_x hard to explain in english, but i hope you get my point but the paws and the legs seem flawless to me i just read that you're thinking about going to study animation C: don't worry too much. you're going there to learn :3 that means you don't have to do perfect animations from the beginning. often universities which teach arts don't accept people who are already on a high level because they see you as a diamond which is already shaped and perfect, so they can't teach you more. they prefer to accept the ones where they can see the talent and the willingness to learn and you my dear are very talented! i hope for the best :3 and i'll keep my fingers for you!