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 Post subject: Fen Strider swimming
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:47 pm 
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I always thought that most of the beasties in Zangarmarsh looked a lot like alien sea creatures. Sporebats, Nether Rays (I guess they're Sea Rays or Sky Rays without having been exposed to the Twisting Nether), and hydras have swimming animations or flying animations that double well as swimming animations. We've seen concept art of fungal whales (which I didn't see coming, and was amazed at).

But Fen Striders don't have swimming animations, they tip-toe along as if they were still on the surface of the water. I haven't done a lot of sketching in a long time, but I worked this up the other day.
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I guess it could use some more cleaning up and coloring, but if I waited until I finished those, I might never get it shared.


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 Post subject: Re: Fen Strider swimming
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Ah they would look so beautiful with a swimming animation like that!

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Make it so.

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 Post subject: Re: Fen Strider swimming
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That would be perfect!

If they don't want to go to the effort of creating an entirely new one... don't water striders and spiders do something similar when swimming? As in, their legs fold back and kick in a swimming motion. It's not as graceful as the art here, but it would be better than nothing if it was adapted to the fen strider skeleton :)

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This would be lovely! And it would mean that they can control their waterwalking themselves.

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