I had a great opportunity to design a thaumatrope with the paper toy company Noted.I remember I had one when I was a kid.
After brainstorming, I did small sketches to share my ideas with an art director from Noted.
We decided to go with the "Bear eating Girl" so I worked on a final version... First I drew them in a white back ground using brush and sumi ink, then guache to color. Then the company realized that thaumatrope works best in lightly colored background. (i didn't know either!) So I colored the back ground cream yellow by computer.
and they just sent me the final product! it's really nicely packaged and super cute!
you can visit Noted here: http://www.notedco.com/spin.html