I think I'm ready to get started, the turnaround is not quite there, but I've got a good feeling about how I can do the structure. As Pere Callahan says in The Dark Tower, "It's close enough for government work."
Before the animation begins I have to nail down the details for the boy so he is recognisable from second to second. This stage is hard for me as the burden for getting it right is heavy. Apart from how he expresses himself, the boy as I draw him now will be the same as for the last frame much further down the road.