After a lovely hot weekend moving straight in with a recap of everything I've learnt so fa in this marching movement. I wanted to do a contrast from the stomp of last week, mainly by straightening the character up.
This walk cycle is on a minimal of 8 frames almost breaking out into a run. The legs are quite militaristic knees straightening up and kicking out before coming to ground heels first. In order to give character a feel of pride the back was leaned back all the way throughout and the wight from the body was sinking in at 165 degrees from the hip, propelling the figure forwards. Breaking up the militant theme, the arms are bent at the elbows and the fists punching high, akin to a runner crossing the finish line, getting parallel with the head and the elbow getting parallel with the shoulders on the downswing. Tomorrow it may get heavy!