I made this animation cycle by using the puppet pin tool. This was my first time doing something like this.
To start, I used an image of a figure, and a reference image of a running cycle. I rearranged the image and the figure so that they were the same size as each other so this would help me get the proportions of the body right. Then I used the puppet pin tool in after effects to align the body of the figure to the one in the reference.
To finish it off, I found a grassland image and imported it into my composition and made the figure composition change its position so it would move across the screen and along the ground.
To make it more interesting, I duplicated and flipped the figure so they would be running to each other.