The story so far...Last time I showed you the first version pencil test where I had mainly focused on the legs and feet. Here is the promised version two, featuring the final hand and arm action.
Yet this was still only half the work, as the remaining 8 inbetweens had yet to be done. And are these straight inbetweens, with every line or point on the inbetween halfway between the two corresponding lines or points on the drawings it connects? The answer is, certainly not. At the extremes, there are ease-in or ease-out spacings, and also certain of these "simpler" inbetween drawings may even have a useful eccentricity to them.
Here is a good example of that.
|Example in which an inbetween [in red] is not a straight|
inbetween but an eccentric one.
Watch for that little one-drawing, two-frame accent here in the final pencil test. Once for each step, of course.
Other things have been done here: Necktie animation, tightening of the drawing on all drawings, and also I raised the high point of the Up drawings before the inbetweening.
This is a reliable and methodical way to create a cycle, or any scene, by adding the various elements just one or two at a time, and not trying to get it all right on the first pass.