In my last post, No. 133, you saw the first rough pencil test for a short scene of dialog from the Old Man.
Filling in more drawings, I stopped to do a second test. Perhaps I could have skipped this one but with digital scanning and playback, an extra pencil test takes only a few minutes of time.
A lot has been smoothed out here; no surprises. All that is needed now is to get the rest of the drawings in and check it one more time.
Here is the final pencil test that includes all the drawings.
Notice the accents on "IN-ternet" and on "FA-il."
I had just reviewed Dick Williams notes on accents in dialog in his Animator's Survival Kit, and I think I made good use of the technique. There is something else I included in those: subliminal anticipations; that is, anticipations that are "felt" rather than "seen."
Next: Subliminal Anticipations Explored