Picked this up from the bookstore the other day. Cindy (to her credit) noticed the picture of David Bowie on the cover and directed me to it.
I have to say I was intrigued. It is sort of a coloring book, except you fill in a line with various thicknesses that spiral into the center, and then back out.
Looks time consuming, but could be cool and might make a great wall decoration. There are 20 artists in this book.
The Bowie detail from the cover:
We’ll see how mine comes out, but first I think I’ll start with a different one in case I make some ridiculous mistake and ruin it. Though it does say in the notes in the book that the lines are somewhat “forgiving” so that takes a little pressure off.
Bob Dylan will be my guinea pig.
..and I have begun. I don’t see Dylan yet… but…
I quickly learned 2 things. One, a fine point pen will quadruple the time you spend doing this, and two, even though the lines are forgiving I still felt that I was making a mess of it. It seemed necessary to tear the page out (they are perforated) to work on it properly. I don’t think I would consider it relaxing exactly… I was too tense about staying in the lines. That may say more about me though than the activity. Here is Bob after about 20 minutes work…
I had to walk away for a while. Back at it soon.
A little more progress.
Then all the way to the center and heading back out…
I can see Bob now!
And finally… Complete.
Some observations… 1. This was not relaxing like building a puzzle. 2. The lines are forgiving, but the neater you are the more clear the image. 3. If I were to do this again, I’ll probably do the Bowie and call it a day, I think I will use a fine point to do the outlines of the area and fill in with the Sharpie.
I’m glad I picked this up, and I’m glad I started with Bob. When I complete the Bowie I’ll post a picture.