But as this is rather dark and hard to view, due to the fact that there are four layers present, I also include a version with all layers turned off except the new one featuring the woman and the characters combined onto that layer. The timing here is exactly the same.
In my opinion, this would work well enough when all the drawings have been added. The action is clear, funny, logical in its cartoony way. Yet I believe I have found a way to enhance it even more. Now, using Toon Boom Storyboard, which I have just added to my animator's toolbox, let me show you what I mean.
Here is the same scene with a closeup added at the peak of the take, where the woman has drawn far back with the fox gripping her nose.
Adding this closeup necessitates some timing changes. Now she pulls back just a little slower and will ease in to the hold just before we cut to the closeup. Now there WILL be inbetweens as she pulls back, and the closeup will include some rapid eye blinks as she takes in the situation.
Now that I am satisfied with the timing of the animatic, the next step is to chart the spacing of the remaining drawings, then add the breakdown drawings and, finally, the inbetweens.
Next: The Scene With All the Drawings Present