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Pencil Test for Drillbit the Dog

July 23rd, 2007

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This is a pencil test of HANDYCAT’s faithful dog DRILLBIT jumping in circles and barking excitedly. Actor Rob Paulsen provides the voice for both HANDYCAT and DRILLBIT.

During production on “Handycat: Bees-Ness As Usual,” a fair amount of the animation was pencil tested by the animators.

When the tests are first screened, it’s all about whether the action is working and if the timing is okay. It’s not until later, when the hubbub of production is over, that one can begin to appreciate the pencil test in an entirely different light – as an art-form in and of itself. The drawings in the tests seem to have a unique “life” to them, that in my estimation, seldom translates entirely to the final product. Compare for yourself.

To see the Pencil Test, Click here.
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To see the color animation, Click here.

This scene was animated by artist Daryl D. Pyle. Nice work, Daryl!

Russ Harris

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