You don’t need to be a talented artist or doodler to pull this off, but you will need to be able to draw a stick figure, and the patience to make lots and lots of dots, again and again. A backlit animator’s light table, specifically designed for tracing, will make it a lot easier to create consistent images, producing a better animation in the end. The hardest part might actually be making your own flipbook, assuming you don’t have access to encyclopedias, textbooks, or long novels with generous margins.

[h/t The Kid Should See This]

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