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Here’s What Happens If You Draw 1 Frame Of Animation Every Day For An Entire Year

It can be difficult to carve out time for personal projects if you already animate in your dayjob, but Titmouse animator and storyboard revisionist James Sugrue found a novel solution.

Starting January 1st of last year, he pledged to make one drawing a day for the entire year of 2017. On December 31st, he ended up with 365 drawings, which at 24 drawings per second, amounts to a little more than 15 seconds of animated film.

The results can be seen below:

Sugrue’s 365-day animation challenge is solid inspiration for any creative person, reinforcing the value of dedicating daily effort, no matter how small, toward accomplishing larger goals.

Best of luck to all of our readers in 2018 – we’re rooting for you to accomplish all of your creative goals (and we hope you’ll share the results with us)!

  • Wow what an interesting idea for a challenge! Although it’s January 2nd now, l want to do this too!

    • With most of these challenges, I find you naturally get a couple of steps ahead or behind. Days when you will be away from your stuff or just plain flat out. It’s fine to do a couple in advance r play catch up then.

      • Jeffrey Thrash

        Yeah, I’ve been compromising a bit and doing 2 frames of animation every 2 days when I first started this 365 animation, although I would like to get to a point where I consistently do 1 frame per day.

  • aaronfg

    Very cool idea!

  • James Sugrue

    Wow! Thank you so much for posting this, Amid!

  • Yeah! James is the man! Helluva talent!