Still, I kept drawing and never stopped. An old teacher of Harry and mine told us we had to rack up a lot of pencil mileage before we were good at animation and he was right. You can see a smattering of old animation Harry and I made here
We had a ton of fun on these old cartoons and I wouldn't trade it for anything. It's this stuff that helped me on my first job as a Character Layout artist on Tazmania starring the Tazmanian Devil where we used a process called Character Layout which involved blowing up the storyboard and adding subtle nuances and drawing every key frame that you see in the final film. It was like "Animating Lite" and I really loved it. Some shows still use this method such as The Simpsons and King of the Hill. It's one of the reasons the shows are so successful. Quite a few old Warner Bros. cartoons were made employing this method such as Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, Tazmania, Batman the Animated Series to name a few. Disney used this method as well on a few of their shows, primarily Around the World with Timon and Pumbaa and The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show
It's too bad that Character Layout has all but disappeared because it allowed newcomers to learn how a film was made by making you figure out camera moves and staging. Sadly quite a few artists today in the Animation Biz know nothing of these core elements and as such animation suffers with bad cartoons as a result.
I love animation and if it wasn't for my mom I might never have even become an artist! Quite often they know a lot more than we think!