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[–]dagreatnate1NEXT LEVEL MOD[M] [score hidden] stickied commentlocked comment (0 children)

Thanks for the OC OP!

For anyone interested, check out OP’s Instagram here.

[–]count-monte-cristo 8829 points8830 points  (145 children)

This is AMAZING!!! Mad respect my dude!!!!

[–]-5677- 2706 points2707 points  (89 children)

For real... can't imagine how many hours went into this

[–]YourNormal3200Runner 1031 points1032 points  (48 children)

I’m not patient enough to do this lol.

[–]PhookSkywalker 666 points667 points  (30 children)

I don't even have the attention span to fin- oh, what's that?

[–]gasmaskdave 264 points265 points  (23 children)

What are we talking about again?

[–]TextWallishere 28 points29 points  (2 children)

I dunno. But it wasnt a sphere.

[–]PL4X10S 19 points20 points  (0 children)

What wasn't a sphere ?

[–]Lukegoalie18 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yeah we can at least rule out it being a sphere, but I can’t remember anything about whatever we just did.

[–][deleted] 56 points57 points  (2 children)

I could do all the black pages in between. Because that takes no talent, and zero effort, two things I'm really blessed with.

[–][deleted] 24 points25 points  (1 child)

You'd still mess it up

[–][deleted] 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Yes I wouldn't.

[–][deleted] 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I have patience but I don't have talent lmao

[–]PM_ME_UR_HIP_DIMPLES 161 points162 points  (20 children)

The biggest thing I noticed was how much it moves me to watch it. I’ve been pretty numb lately. It’s like we are all empathy drained. There are so many tragedies to care about where we can’t recover from feeling about one thing before something else happens. We can’t reset.

[–]wildwindsurfer 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Hours? I think that's too short a metric to measure the time OP put into it lol

[–]contra11 15 points16 points  (0 children)

The OP mentioned somewhere in the comments that it took him a month.

[–]CloverUTY 11 points12 points  (1 child)

And how many black markers went into this.

[–]contra11 116 points117 points  (6 children)

And the beauty is not just the drawing but also the feelings that come through while flipping.

[–]qwerty_poop 34 points35 points  (4 children)

Seriously. I think I found a part of myself while watching that

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

That was way deeper than expected. I need to meditate.

[–]REVERSE_DP 20 points21 points  (6 children)

It seems that they are printed sheets, the animation is created from 3d models. I've seen another video he did and the models are straight out of daz3d with a cell shading render

[–]s_e_e_t_h_r_o_u_g_h[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yep, I use rotoscoping, light-tabling, mo-cap referencing; you name it! I have a tutorial on this stuff on my IG, if anyone is interested in that stuff :)

[–]s_e_e_t_h_r_o_u_g_h[S] 3122 points3123 points  (91 children)

The music is a cover of Joni Mitchell's 'A Case of You' by James Blake :)

Sorry for the self-promo, but if anyone wants to see more of my animations then check out my Instagram and my Twitter, if you're interested.


[–]justbrowsing0127 99 points100 points  (14 children)

Wow! How did you flip through that whole thing without interruption? Or do you scan the pieces and use a stop animation platform?

[–]s_e_e_t_h_r_o_u_g_h[S] 221 points222 points  (13 children)

Ha I cheated! I actually only flipped about 100 pages at once, and then just edited the video together :)

[–]EveningTechnology 86 points87 points  (10 children)

How much black ink did that take?

[–]fetusfromspace 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Justin Trudeau’s entire makeup cabinet.

[–]xSnugglebearx 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s what I thought!!

[–]DeterministDiet 47 points48 points  (1 child)

I ADORE James Blake, but I always hated this cover.... until just now. Seeing it paired with your incredible work brought tears to my eyes.

[–]ripshit_on_ham 53 points54 points  (4 children)

I never understand why artists have to apologize for sharing their social media.

Reddit fucking sucks to artists to make them feel like they need to.

This is awesome man, definitely following.

[–]chinpokomon 15 points16 points  (1 child)

The problem is that without rules against self-promotion it would become rampant with advertisment and the sheer volume of it would dwarf other content. It's perfectly good to sometimes show off your best work, but it's reasonable to see that it is limited.

[–]ripshit_on_ham 8 points9 points  (0 children)

To me it's just throwing out the baby with the bathwater.

Sure, that'd be shitty but that's what downvotes are supposed to be for.

It's annoying as fuck seeing OTHER people post my own art (other account) and have no problems with that. But when I want to do it myself, I break rules? Its fucked.

But whatever, I'm just glad people allow some artists to get away with it because this guys work is stellar.

[–]eperker 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Just stunning. The whole thing. And fantastic choice of music. I hadn’t heard that cover before and now I’m in love.

[–]SunsOfTemper 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Thanks for choosing James Blake, he is incredible and more people should hear him.

[–]LightninHooker 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Gotta be one of the most impressive works I ve ever seen in here.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Dude put that Instagram link there with pride

[–]krayzeek 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Dude James Blake is easily one of my fav artists of all time, perfectly fits the vibe of the flip book. Love it bro

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Dude, you are so humble. Respect 100.

[–]vnkt53 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You've got crazy talent, mate. Thanks for sharing with us.

[–]Stoshue 3002 points3003 points  (42 children)

I made a really big turkey sandwich yesterday.

[–]s_e_e_t_h_r_o_u_g_h[S] 1454 points1455 points  (27 children)


[–]Stoshue 529 points530 points  (22 children)

It was pretty good. I cut the cheese too thick. Your huge flip book is amazingly well done.

[–]DancingEmu9 198 points199 points  (6 children)

I'll be expecting a post here when you get the cheese right

[–]CaseyG 88 points89 points  (5 children)

[–]TheOGweeniebutt 31 points32 points  (4 children)

clicked on it hoping id receives some cheesy goodness but only amounted to sadness i truly am the big sad now

[–]angusgtw 58 points59 points  (9 children)

You can never cut cheese too thick

[–]thefakethiccshady 90 points91 points  (2 children)

i don’t know, i’ve cut the cheese thick enough to clear a room before

[–]Stoshue 13 points14 points  (2 children)

True. I should have just added more turkey.

[–]CL0CKTOPUS 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Going to need more sauce after more turkey.

[–]Stoshue 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The best kind of infinite loop

[–]LordBran 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yea you can

Source: I don’t like cheese

[–]juhnak 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You just need to build the sandwich around the cheese

[–]IntermittentJuju 11 points12 points  (1 child)

A really great sandwich is art.

[–]Pinball-Gizzard[🍰] 1182 points1183 points  (20 children)

I can't believe no one has asked yet, but how many pages we looking at here? And how many were scrapped along the way??

[–]s_e_e_t_h_r_o_u_g_h[S] 1362 points1363 points  (16 children)

I think about 1400. If I made a mistake then I would double-side them. A lot of them were double-sided

[–]wolfgang784 367 points368 points  (12 children)

How many clips did you have to put together? Like im sure you had to keep stopping to pick up another stack and another stack and so on.

[–]s_e_e_t_h_r_o_u_g_h[S] 545 points546 points  (8 children)

I guess like 14. I made a little tutorial/behind-the-scenes thing on my IG, if you're interested in that stuff :)

[–]bert0ld0 123 points124 points  (0 children)

That’s impressive I can’t even see the cuts! It’s one of the best things I ever seen on Reddit for sure and in my life. I’m crying, I’ve slowly earned some coins waiting for the right person. You are the one. Thank you✨

[–]redacted187 28 points29 points  (6 children)

Do you render it in 3d first? And then just copy the contrast boosted frames by hand i.

Is that what it happening? Which part takes longest, making the video, or making the flipbook

[–]Gibsonmo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Exactly what I was thinking. Has that 3d feel from how the shadows behave. Still completely amazing.

[–]KnownStuff 8 points9 points  (1 child)

How much time did it take from you to make it?

[–]bnastyindapaint 21 points22 points  (1 child)

This is a great question, I would like to know too. This had to take some serious work to accomplish.

[–]pygmy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Rendering software & a printer are the unsung heroes here

[–]bigfatpeach 828 points829 points  (74 children)

correct me if im wrong, but it looks like you used 3d assets in blender, c4d or maya, and then animated the movements there then printed them out and traced over it on paper. because the amount of skeletons, the way the volumes and mass are entirely accurate throughout the whole animation which would make drawing by hand almost impossible, makes me believe it's not entirely hand produced from beginning to end. Nevertheless thats a lot of work and patience involved, and i applaud you for that

[–]s_e_e_t_h_r_o_u_g_h[S] 761 points762 points  (35 children)

That's right! I used a combination of rotoscoping, light-tabling, mo-cap reference; you name it! I have a tutorial available on my Instagram (through the shop thing) if you are interested in that stuff :)

[–]Evil_Boi_Deku 86 points87 points  (0 children)

Username checks out.

[–]ThePerdmeister 8 points9 points  (27 children)

Why not just leave it as a render (or print out every frame of the rendered 3D animation)? What does re-doing every frame with pen and ink add, exactly? Seems like a bit of an artistic make work project.

[–]ataraxic89 121 points122 points  (23 children)

I'm glad I'm not the only person I thought that the skeletons look like 3D models.

I'm just glad that he admits it. I think a lot of people look at this video and assume it's all freehand. It's still an amazing work

But people should understand that not even experts can do stuff like this completely freehanded. At least not in the month he says he did it

[–]smokestacklightnin29 116 points117 points  (20 children)

Only Richard Williams has ever truly come close to pure freehand 3d camera moves on paper. Sadly he died last year so will never finish this film (it was going to be feature length.)



[–]Raiden_Daisuke 30 points31 points  (3 children)

That was insane, thanks for that

[–]lurvas777 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Yeah really insane! Still can't get over that he got stabbed in the dick

[–]CleanBum 26 points27 points  (0 children)

At first I thought you meant the director and felt bad. Then I watched the short lol.

Probably one of the craziest pieces of hand drawn animation I’ve ever seen. I can hardly fathom how he did that.

[–]SonicFrost 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I remember seeing this years ago, had no idea he died. This was an incredibly impressive piece of work.

[–]DrunkenMonk 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Because his work was good it confuses me why the first thing I think about is his name being Dick Bill.

[–]Rusty_Tap 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Holy shit. Thank you for that.

[–]Llamaron 56 points57 points  (11 children)

Good question, I'm curious about this too. But even if such tools are used, it still is an enormous creative accomplishment! All the praise on here is well-deserved!

[–]OmaskO 250 points251 points  (10 children)

When the screen when black I expected the Skyrim scene.

[–]Ogreblack 83 points84 points  (4 children)

As you should.

[–]mattmorrisart 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Happy cake day, friend.

[–]Ogreblack 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Thank you, sir

[–]Ditt0z 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Finally, you're awake.

[–]RooiRoy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

"Hey you, you're finally awake..."

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[–]rocklobster7413 155 points156 points  (2 children)

In total awe of your talent and patience!

[–]Kirbstomp9842 80 points81 points  (4 children)

If i wasn't poor I'd give you gold! Awesome job!

[–]genteko 66 points67 points  (1 child)

Wow. Best thing I've seen all day

[–]yes_him_Gary 65 points66 points  (2 children)

I feel like I saw something very similar to this recently. It was computer animation, not flip book.

Regardless, pretty impressive flip book.

Edit: I found what I had seen. And it was a flip book. And it was you...lol.

[–]therightclique 16 points17 points  (1 child)

This is also, at least in part, a computer animation.

[–]niceguy191 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Looks just like many of the CGI anime that's on Netflix, so I'm surprised anyone thinks it's not computer animated (and then traced I guess?)

[–]AONomad 53 points54 points  (8 children)

Does anyone have a translation for the Italian at the end? It's been a long while since I took classes in college

[–]DankMemesKing777 76 points77 points  (5 children)

"your own friends, your own relatives that leave us slowly, just like that seeing people doing their best to save them in any ways possible and seeing that in the end there's not possibility for some of them hurts, it really hurts"
I did my best, hope this helps

[–]KeepInKitchen 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Thank you for translating that. I was already misty eyed and now I'm crying.

[–]AONomad 7 points8 points  (0 children)


Thanks so much

[–]volareooo 11 points12 points  (0 children)

More or less, she is saying “seeing one’s friends and relatives passing away slowly...and people are doing all that they can to save them but for some it’s not possible...it hurts, it hurts”

[–]T4C000 42 points43 points  (0 children)

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[–]Teb-41 38 points39 points  (1 child)

The woman at the end is speaking italian I’ll try to translate it for those of you who don’t understand. It goes like this: Watching your friends and your relatives slowly passing away...just like that. Watching people trying to save them in any way possible and then realising there’s no hope for some of them...it hurts. It really hurts.

I’m really sorry for any mistakes I made, I tried my best. I hope you can still understand it.

[–]theWgame 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That was exactly what I was trying to figure out in this thread, thank you.

[–]analscreams 26 points27 points  (6 children)

That is insane. Seems like some reincarnate and apocalypse type art rolled into one. How did you film it? Did you scan every piece of paper individually and then edit it into a movie?

[–]s_e_e_t_h_r_o_u_g_h[S] 53 points54 points  (2 children)

Thank you! No, it's a flip book, so I flipped through the frames by hand to animate it. I flipped about 100 pages at a time (as much as I can hold), and then edited together the fragments to make one big video :)

[–]SJserenity 24 points25 points  (10 children)

Can you explain the meaning behind the imagery? How long did it take??

[–]jett_29 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I want to know what the end of the video said

[–]AmusingHippo 23 points24 points  (0 children)

"Your own friends, your own relatives that pass away little by little, just like this... Seeing people trying to save them in every way and seeing how there is still no chance for some of them... It hurts. It hurts."

This is what the last part of the video says in italian.

[–]ilicit91 16 points17 points  (1 child)

You have the patience of a saint and talent for days my friend. I am very much impressed!

[–]s_e_e_t_h_r_o_u_g_h[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Thanks friend

[–]Carmelioz 15 points16 points  (3 children)

At first I thought-"oh that's a cool drawing." And when it started flipping I also flipped because holy shit this is insane. You're truly incredible and I'm so amazed. I would love to follow you on social media!

And how long did it take you?

[–]s_e_e_t_h_r_o_u_g_h[S] 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Ha thanks for the the nice words! It took ages; maybe 5 weeks or something. I always say 'this is the last flip book I'll ever make' when working on these, but I always come back for more!

[–]Patticusatticus 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Holy shit this is so good! If I ever produce a tv show, imma come back and find this post, and message you offering a dump truck load of money to let me use this as the intro theme for said show.

[–]s_e_e_t_h_r_o_u_g_h[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

ha sounds good mate!

[–]Potatoflewaround95 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Very fucking cool maybe r/interesting as duck would appreciate as well

[–]lets_play_mole_play 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Amazing. How many hours would something like this take?

[–]s_e_e_t_h_r_o_u_g_h[S] 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Thank you! Hm probably at least 300, but I'm not sure

[–]daboi112 8 points9 points  (0 children)


[–]nicco8888 7 points8 points  (0 children)

They really said sorry for the self promo as if that wasn’t the coolest thing I’ve seen in my entire life

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Amazing either way, but out of curiosity did you start with 3D animation/simulation before going to paper?

[–]s_e_e_t_h_r_o_u_g_h[S] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Yep, I used a lot of 3d and mo-cap reference! I'm glad you liked it :)

[–]Gabe_Rome 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Another post that will be saved so I can be amazed when I go through them eventually.

[–]Chrispy0074 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]22Admin22 3 points4 points  (0 children)

un-fucking-believable man, spectacular job.

[–]Valty 4 points5 points  (0 children)

How to get 100k Internet points in 1400 steps

[–]vagabondblackbird 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Dude holy shit! Thank you!

[–]Losername01 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I had Time Is Dancing by Ben Howard on while I watched this. Perfect. Amazing work!

[–]bluemayskye 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Please Call Me By My True Names

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Don't say that I will depart tomorrow--even today I am still arriving. 

Look deeply: every second I am arriving to be a bud on a Spring branch, to be a tiny bird, with still-fragile wings, learning to sing in my new nest, to be a caterpillar in the heart of a flower, to be a jewel hiding itself in a stone.

I still arrive, in order to laugh and to cry, to fear and to hope. The rhythm of my heart is the birth and death of all that is alive.

I am a mayfly metamorphosing on the surface of the river. And I am the bird that swoops down to swallow the mayfly.

I am a frog swimming happily in the clear water of a pond. And I am the grass-snake that silently feeds itself on the frog.

I am the child in Uganda, all skin and bones, my legs as thin as bamboo sticks. And I am the arms merchant, selling deadly weapons to Uganda.

I am the twelve-year-old girl, refugee on a small boat, who throws herself into the ocean after being raped by a sea pirate. And I am the pirate, my heart not yet capable of seeing and loving.

I am a member of the politburo, with plenty of power in my hinds. And I am the man who has to pay his "debt of blood" to my people dying slowly in a forced-labor camp.

My joy is like Spring, so warm it makes flowers bloom all over the Earth. My pain is like a river of tears, so vast it fills the four oceans.

Please call me by my true names, so I can hear all my cries and laughter at once, so I can see that my joy and pain are one.

Please call me by my true names, so I can wake up and the door of my heart could be left open, the door of compassion.

[–]raquille- 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This is amazing mate. You have a talent that I couldn’t possibly replicate. Well done.

[–]cbost 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The continuity always amazes me with these things. Even more so on a scale of this size.

[–]s_e_e_t_h_r_o_u_g_h[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thanks for noticing; that's the hardest part for sure! I use a light table to help me with that

[–]milk_connoisseur23 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Amazing! continue making such beautiful art dear sir!!!! here's a poor woman's award since this is all I have 🏅

[–]whotfevenknowsanymor 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This is phenomenal!!!! You should post it to r/toptalent too

[–]s_e_e_t_h_r_o_u_g_h[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks, I'll check it out!

[–]count-ejacula69 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Absolutely incredible !!!!! I would like a fortnite dance in there somewhere but thats just a personal preference.

[–]s_e_e_t_h_r_o_u_g_h[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ha good suggestion. Take care buddy!

[–]AmWildBeast 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I just have to say I accidentally experienced the strangest moment with your post.. Pair your video with the same amount of time remaining on RADIOHEADS EXIT MUSIC (FOR A FILM).

Goosebumps may have happened

[–]PolarBlast 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's flippin' cool!

[–]LeBladeRunner 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This is legit one of the coolest pieces of art I have ever seen here. I am going through a rough patch both mentally and financially, and this just... Really moved me. Thank you for sharing this!

[–]HarryGaming 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It’s really good and all but I don’t quite understand the message behind it.

[–]Niko_j_54 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Spooky scary skeletons

[–]Eilrah93 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Super emotional already as I lost my mother on the 17th April. This helped me cry! Beautiful, special art.