My Own Solution
Back in April I challenged my readers to create their own eccentric breakdown drawing to go between two of my extremes. [Here is the link.] I had one entry, and it was a good one. Now I want to show you what my own breakdown looks like, as I have finally finished animating that part of the scene.
Here is the pencil test:
To begin with, I have to admit I changed one of the extremes--but it was only the head. Testing an eary version of the pencils, I felt that the woman came too quickly out of her long hold and into action. There is always the risk that it will not look good when all of a characters' parts begin moving at one time. Also, I decided it would be good if she smiled before she moved, so that the smile will be noticed; remember that rule? One thing at a time, if you want each thing to be noticed. This little movement also ends with a moving hold of the head only.
So, she lowers her head and smiles, then goes into her pose, then ducks out of the way as the man brings the fox past her head. Finally, she moves in to examine the fox closely.
If you were following the Drawing Challenge mentioned above, you may be interested to see my version of drawing 65, the breakdown drawing: