Saturday, 6 September 2008

Come in Forty Seven ...



Come in No.47 (wax crayon on computer printout, 15 x 21 cms)

During the week, Ian Craig announced an open fun project, the idea being to take a template of drawn black lines and make a composition using those lines. I missed last night's deadline, but have sent it to him anyway and I understand he'll be showing them all in due course.

The number of entries was limited to 47, hence the title, and his stipulation was that the picture should be completed in about 47 minutes, without too much forethought.

I dug out my box of Reeves 8 Assorted Colours Extra Large Non-Smudge Crayons and my box of 24 Guitar Special Artist's Crayons, "especially made for tropical use" (with the price , 24p, still on, which shows how long ago I bought them), and set to. This is the result.

Later: Ian has now posted all 47 images as a video here.

7 comments:

ian gordon said...

Thanks Harry.

As anticipated, contributions were not profuse, but it's been a good experiment for me. (Such little "games" usually are, going back through the years).

I hope to have everything assembled by Sunday evening.

chrisbellinger said...

Just seen a fleeeting glimpse on the video it works very well!

harrybell said...

It does look good. Well done, Ian!

Birdman said...

I used to eat crayons at infants school. No wonder I can't draw.

harrybell said...

It probably led to you waxing lyrical instead.

Simon said...

I couldn't get the video to work but I watched the slide show. Yours is nice and pastoral and relaxing - apart from the unidentifiable walking red vegetable. I liked the coffee and wheelie bin one too.

harrybell said...

Thanks, Simon. If it's anything other than a coloured shape, I guess the "walking red vegetable" is a tree, but I wasn't thinking too hard about images when I was playing with my crayons.