I created an umbrella themed Phenakistoscope. In the pictures, it is a rainy day and the umbrella is opening and closing. In the middle, a water drops towards the center of the piece. I chose to use red for the umbrella because it is an emotionally intense color and can signify energy, determination, power and passion. The rain, along with the color, gives a somewhat dramatic feel to my Phenakistoscope. I’ve learned that it is easy to create fluid movement by drawing the starting and ending point, and then creating the frames in between.