HOW TO – Animated light pen art

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HOW TO – Animated light pen art

Black.horizons sent in how to make those cool “light pen” art & animated GIFs –

1) use a camera on a tripod.
2) set the lens to stay open for 15 seconds [less if its lighter, and the drawing is smaller]
3) use a lightpen, or alternatively use the “flash” that comes with most modern camera phones, keep it on.
4) have in mind what you are going to draw.
5) for the above images you need to obviously draw the image as you would for a flipbook/flickbook.
6) put the images on PC and combine them into a flipbook/flickbook using software.
7) post for all the world to see and show us your creations.


Light pen art – Link.

6 thoughts on “HOW TO – Animated light pen art

  1. binarybandit92 says:

    that is so awesome

  2. JaredBoehm says:

    My only question is “what on earth is a light pen?”

  3. black.horizons says:

    i duno about the light pen – as i say i just used the “flash” on permanently from a camera phone. The image above used two phones – one for the wings, and halo…the other was for the “floating” effect under his feet – and my mate (the one you see) stood on a picnic table…which if you look closely you can see!!!

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