Last time I determined that something had to happen before the man lowered the fox; I needed to show the man coming to the decision to do that: in short, I needed to show him thinking.
Here are the new key drawings.
|The beginning pose. The man still stares in shock.|
|Suddenly he realizes he must take charge. He focuses and becomes serious.|
|He leans in close. His hands, with the fox, have not moved out of position yet.|
|Now he looks up and makes eye contact with his wife. Then he nods to her (not shown), indicating that he intends to start moving the fox. Nervously, she nods agreement.|
|As an anticipation he raises his elbows.|
|He lowers the fox down. It is still gripping her nose.|
|Having got this far, his expression now returns to one of puzzlement. Why has the fox done this?||What can he do now?|
The woman will have trouble keeping in step with the man, so her nose gets stretched out a bit at first, causing her some pain. The fox, rather than just holding on, gives the woman's nose a good jerk as they start down, further adding to her discomfort. Last, the fox's tail will be animated in movements that give expression to his moods, but not so as to distract from the more important movements.