It is important that there is just enough time for the straight leg to register on the screen in the ‘ step ’ position. As the front leg is bent both before and after this position, there is a danger that the eye will connect these two positions — missing the straight leg — with the eff ect that the character is doing a ‘ bentleg ’ walk. Fig. D on the previous page gives another variation of this problem. It is based on a naturalistic walk, and the left leg kicks out straight on drawing 11, although it is still moving forward to the ‘ step ’ position 13. The front foot should slap down fl at on to the ground quickly after the ‘ step ’ drawing. This loosens the ankle joint.