KT @ Quickdraw asked me to whip up some early style animation characters for their upcoming course pamphlet. Here are the preliminary sketches done on animation paper and the back of a photo copy in HB pencil. There is Oswald the lucky rabbit, a few versions of Felix, Bosko, Dinky doodles, some proto mickeys (mice)etc.
This is my favorite era of animation. The character designs are stunning using simple shapes and bold contrast, having only black and white to work with.
Inking comes next!