You Will Need
- A ruler
- Some loose paper
- A pen or pencil
- Index cards
- And a rubber band
Use ruler to draw frames
Use the ruler to help you lightly draw a series of rectangles on loose paper. These will act as guides, or frames, for your concept.
Sketch animation in frames
Conceptualize in your head the scene you’d like to animate. Then lightly sketch out your animation in the frames, drawing one frame for each stage of animation.
Draw frames on index cards
When you’re done with the sketches, it's time to make the actual flip book. Carefully draw each frame on the right-hand side of a different index card.
Occasionally test how your animation looks by holding the left side of the stack firmly with your left hand and flipping through the right side with your right thumb.
Loop rubber band
When you're satisfied with all your drawings, loop the rubber band tightly around the left side of the stack.
Flip through book
Now set the scene in motion with a flick of your thumb. Try flipping it from back to front—yup, the scene goes backward!