Here is an excerpt from artist Naoyuki Tsuji's "A Feather Stare at the Dark" (2003), a simplistic, yet hauntingly surreal, hand-drawn animation made from charcoal drawings.

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A unique characteristic of Tsuji's minimalist style is that each frame is created by partially erasing and redrawing the scene on the same sheet of paper. Traces of the previous frames remain visible as the dream-like action unfolds, creating an uncanny sense of motion and the passage of time.