Ok, I've been plotting & scheming up a fun interactive project for a while now, and it's here today! I have no idea how this is going to work out, it could well be a total disaster, but I think it will be a fun process. What I'm going to do is an interactive painting, to your instructions, my beloved readers. Here's how I think it's going to work:
There will be ten stages until completion of the artwork. Each finished stage will be posted here and on my flickr page. Today I'm starting with stage zero. Then I'll take the first ten commands in the form of comments here on my blog and put them in a hat (or most likely a bowl of some sort!) and the one that I draw out is the command I shall follow. Then at the end of the whole thing, each ten comments from each ten stages will go into the hat-bowl and I shall draw out a winner who will be sent the painting as a prize!
Rules: Please post only one comment/suggestion per stage, but you may post a comment at each seperate stage if you wish. If anyone puts more than one suggestion per stage I will only use the first suggestion in each draw.
Comments on what to do can be specific or they can be vague. Examples of suggestions: Draw a dog with an overcoat/ cover the background in squares/ put a sticker on the painting/ paint a green cloud/ collage a whimsical tree.. Anything!!! Use your imagination! I'm interested to see how this is going to come out.
Here's stage zero (The image area is approx. 30 x 40cm or 11.75 x 15.75in):
Have fun! Depending on the outcome and it's popularity I may get prints made at the end incase any participants or anyone else for that matter would like a copy.
Now I'm ending this post with something funny.. a little pic that my partner Jim did. I love these little characters, he's drawn them on a piece of paper with information that we need so every now and then I get to see them and have a bit of a laugh. He's one of those people that "can't draw" but I just love these guys- I think everyone can draw in their own little way. Don't you think!?