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Robosphinx

Robosphinx is an iron sphinx trying to escape his magnet foe. This was my first (and so far, last) attempt at animating a galloping cat! It came together very quickly – one day for the drawings and one day animating. I also mixed the music for this piece in Garage Band. This is a really fun character; I’d like to draw him again one day. I wonder what his voice sounds like? Metallic, I’d imagine.

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The little jars below were used by the Egyptians to store the organs of the dead during the mummification process. They were prized by tomb raiders and seem to be a key component of any ancient Egyptian exhibit. The looters have taken there profession to the next level, as robosphinx attempts his escape down a conveyor belt coming out of a pyramid.

For studies of the four-legged run cycle, I recommend the reference sheets of Disney animator Preston Blair (1908–1995) from his bible Cartoon Animation (1994).

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