Wednesday, September 30, 2009

James Baxter: Rough Belle Pencil Test

Beauty and the Beast Pencil Test from Victor Ens on Vimeo.

Someone sent me a link to Victor Ens' Vimeo site with this great test displayed. Victor has been putting up some good animation and I have a few of his things posted here as well. Thanks for finding these gems and uploading them! While analyzing this animation, I am thinking there are 5 key poses, but it could be 4...up for discussion.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Update: New Post Coming Soon!

Hey guys,
So I will be transitioning back to Los Angeles so there may be a little bit of lag between posts. I will be adding another author to the blog as well so that there will be more of a tag team for posting material. Thanks for all the great comments


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Glen Keane rough Sarah and Young Jim Hawkins #2: Treasure Planet


Another treasure from Glen Keane. Very subtle acting and good attention to detail in the child's emotions and facial expressions. Thanks for the donation!

Monday, September 21, 2009

William "BJ" Crawford: Bloody Mary from short film A Time For All Seasonings


another goodie from BJ! I love the arcs that he is putting on the lips... really a nice cartoony singer.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

William "BJ" Crawford: sc.4 from short film A Time For All Seasonings


More goodies from William Crawford. Some very nice and creative poses with these characters. I will be posting more pencil tests from his short soon. Thanks for the donation BJ!

Pencil Test Depot .COM

I have now pointed the blog to WWW.PENCILTESTDEPOT.COM for easy access. Pass it along!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Milt Kahl: Roger from 101 Dalmations


Roger from 101 Dalmatians animated by Milt Kahl. There is another layer that would normally be in this shot of an excited Pongo. Thanks to David N for the donation!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pedro Garcia: Nocturna Reel


some nice expressions on the characters... fun to watch.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

William "BJ" Crawford: Panda Test


William Crawford is a commercial animator and director. I came across some of his beautiful work and you can see the care that he puts into it. He is also going to donate some more very soon. Here is one... enjoy!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Glen Keane: rough animation of Fagin from Oliver & Company


John Pomeroy: Milo rough animation from Disney's Atlantis


Another one of my favorite animators, John Pomeroy. I am hoping to find some of his work from the Secret of Nimh as well.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Milt Kahl: Snoops from The Rescuers


You can find this one in various places on the net as well. Added to the list for easy access.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Ken Duncan: progresson of Jane from Disney's Tarzan

rough pass

tie down pass

Another great donation and it is appreciated by everyone who comes to the depot. Ken Duncan is a great animator and there is some nice character moments. Really good to see his thought process.

Animation Podcast and Cartoon Brew

Hey guys, I didn't want to add too many links, but I think Animation Podcast with Clay Kaytis and Cartoon Brew have a lot of good information from animators and interesting news and conversations in the animation industry. The feeds are on the right hand side so that you can have easy access to whats new. Here are the links to the sites as well.

Thanks again for visiting. New pencil tests coming soon!

Animation Podcast
Cartoon Brew

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Milt Kahl: George from the Aristocats (update with Sher Kahn)


This is a test from Aristocats. You can really feel the character is old but still tries to get around the way he used to. Great character and entertaining choices!


found this test and just attached it here instead of making a new post. Your player is fine...that is just jumping to another frame..either that or it was shot with some frames missing

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Matt Williames: Update

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Matt Williames: Short Film and Curious George





Monday, September 7, 2009

Glen Keane rough Sarah and Young Jim Hawkins: Treasure Planet


Sergio Pablos Doppler Collection: Treasure Planet






Sergio Pablos' work is fantastic. I look forward to posting more of his stuff here. Hopefully I will be able to find some of his Tantor work from Tarzan, and his picture Giacomo's Secret.

Sinbad: James Baxter


Mowgli & King Louis: Milt Kahl


Frank Thomas Pencil Test from Lady and the Tramp

Mowgli Climbing: Milt Kahl Pencil Test from The Jungle Book

Pablo Navarro: Demo Reel filled with great Pencil Tests


This is Pablo Navarro's animation reel and he has some wonderful animation on here. It is great to see how he handles the simple shapes. The characters really feel alive!

Andreas Deja on Frank Thomas & Glen Keane on Ollie Johnston



I figure I would use these videos for the first post since we get a good discussion as well as a nice peek into some pencil tests by two of the greats.