The next pencil test animation I'm working on is called "Brothers" and the above is a concept sketch of the three characters. Although I was learning 3D animation with applications like Maya, I was also introduced to "Traditional" animation using the good ol' pencil, paper and a light table.
I've found the traditional pencil test animation to be a very quick and rewarding way of seeing your idea come to life. Animating in 3D can be quick once the models are created, getting to that stage takes a gargantuan amount of time. So I do pencil tests.
Movies I'm looking forward to: