Flip Book Fun

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If there’s anything good about being a little under the weather, it’s that it gives me an excuse to sit and draw. I’ve been putting off trying my hand at making a flip book for far too long, so today I gave it a try.  I’m glad I did, because I think the kids at co-op might really enjoy this project!  I haven’t figured out how to post videos on here, so you may have to just check out the video of my flip book on my FaceBook Page: here.  For this blog post, I’ll make due with still shots.

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I decided to start with half of a pad of white sticky notes (about 45 sheets). It was a little tricky keeping the pad together as I drew, so I finally just let the sheets separate and then added each sheet back on top as I drew. That way I could draw on the whole sheet.  The hard part was getting each new sheet lined up perfectly with the stack below, so that the pages would flip easily when I finished.

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I started at the bottom and worked my way up.

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I made gradual adjustments to my drawing as I went up the pages. I’m not going to post all 44, but here are a few to give you an idea.

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I found that I could just barely make out the picture below each blank sheet, which was helpful, because I could trace the parts that weren’t changing.

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Once I was finished, I gave it a title and added a clip to hold it together a bit more securely.

2015-10-12 17.52.41 It’s a “reversible” flip book.  You can make the sun go up or down, depending on which direction you flip it. 😉  I may eventually add black lines and some color, but for now, I’m enjoying the pencil…

 

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Joshua Strand
    Nov 24, 2015 @ 16:36:01

    AWESOME

    Reply

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