In the life drawing section of the kit, Williams recommends having a model take a series of brief, sequential poses. As the model poses, draw the gestures on animation paper as if you were keying a scene. Jeremy's face lit up like birthday candles and we couldn't not do it.
We took turns posing in sequence this afternoon, and below is the result of mine.
1) To rough out difficult animation movements
2) A warm up exercise for upcoming Toons On Tap sessions
In the beginning of Toons, we did include segments of sequential poses. Models David McKenna and Patricia Lewis (my sister!), specifically, would create thumbnail drawings of their sequential poses in advance and take the drawings onstage with them.
At this point, I'm deathly bored of cafe sketching and couldn't bear to draw another boring person with a latte. Maybe I can convince my friends to hang out over beers and peg bars to do more of this exercise.