For the next couple of weeks I will be working on my website, bradrick.com, to update it, make it easier for me to change by using Wordpress.org, and increasing its search engine optimization. Meanwhile, here is a pencil test that came out right the first time!
Here I had to make the woman react as the fox bit and held onto her nose. This called for a violent "take" of some kind, as she is struck by the shock (and some pain!) of being bitten by the cute little fox. Takes are not something I have been much called upon to do in my career, so I looked in Richard Williams' book The Animator's Survival Guide at some classic formulae for takes which he had learned from animators of the Disney and Warners studios.
The anticipation is on two's, then the upward "take" has two inbetweens on one's, followed by a "settle" on two's. I cut to blank frames at the end because I want to cut away to a closeup at that point, without first going into a hold, and this shows me that the poses read well.