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June 18, 2012

12 Drawings A Day

This animation by Denis Chapon is epic. There can be nothing more important for you to do right now than to watch this.

In 2008, with no exact plan in place, Denis just took to doodling on the backside of used paper. He made 12 drawings a day (that equaled one second of animation). And then, each of the following days, he took the last three drawings from the day before and kept on animating. Three years later, that slow accumulation of little bits of effort over time rendered an incredible movie that's captivating to watch and completely filled with spontaneity. What an incredible victory.


Sam LaValley
Sam LaValley Posted Jun 18, 2012
:D I love his idea of "when is doubt, turn it into an octopus."

Also, I liked watching the dates scroll like a stopwatch in the bottom right corner. He numbered every single piece.
I think the last number is 2772.

Krusty Posted Jun 18, 2012

i liked the transparency of the scrap paper.

David Swanson
David Swanson Posted Jun 19, 2012
I smiled through the whole thing. Awesome amounts of fun.

Repetition is the key.

Berenice Carmona
Berenice Carmona Posted Jun 19, 2012
I loved it, makes for inspiration :)

Nacho Posted Jun 22, 2012
amazing work!I love it

Allison Chen
Allison Chen Posted Jun 22, 2012
Hot damn, this is wonderful. And the other side of the sheet is like another layer to the drawings.

portrait artist
portrait artist Posted Jul 2, 2012
Amazingly beautiful works...keep it up!!

Eva Posted Dec 1, 2012
Wow this is incredible I was so happy to watch this:)


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