Well do I remember lining up for the line tester in Ballyfermot with my first ‘bouncing ball’ line test drawings. There’s something special and raw about line tests. We’re so used to seeing beautifully finished special effect enhanced pieces of work that it’s sometimes easy to forget there are real people behind those creations.

Watching a line test is as close as you can get to looking over the animators shoulder while they work without being there.

Check out Bill Plympton’s line tests for his production Cheatin’

CHEATIN’ pencil test #1

CHEATIN’ pencil test #2