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March 11, 2009 8:03 AM   Subscribe

Verminology
A collection of monsters, drawn by fingertip on iPhone using Brushes. Once a day I drag one out from under the bed for you to poke at with a stick. Enjoy.
posted by Lou Stuells (9 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by cjorgensen on March 15, 2009: Verminology

These are pretty cool. I fully expected to see stick figure level stuff.

You should title the images though. It would add to the site. So instead of "Thirteenth," you'd have "Bob the Cat was Happy to have No Legs." instead of "Eleventh," you'd have, "She's No Yog-Sothoth, She's my Sister!"
posted by cjorgensen at 2:56 PM on March 11, 2009


Wow. I can't see how that could be done on an iPhone, but I've never tried one. How long per picture?
posted by stonepharisee at 4:49 PM on March 11, 2009


cjorgensen, thanks! I originally planned to do titles, but the more I thought about it, the less I wanted to saddle each critter with a prefab story. Drawing monsters is pure fun, but trying to be witty with the titles as well - on a daily basis! - taxes my limited resources. If a monster is all wonky, you can argue he's supposed to be that way, but a crappy caption is obvious to everyone. More fun for me when viewers come up with their invariably bizarre interpretations. I love that.

stonepharisee, the app is pretty awesome. You can zoom in up to 800%, so you can get pretty fine detail. I watched the clock last night and it took about an hour and a half, which seems pretty typical when I convert it to the usual units of measurement, which tend to be something like "one episode of Ghost Hunters, one Tim and Eric, and one Robot Chicken."

Brushes is great.
posted by Lou Stuells at 6:23 AM on March 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wow - these are great!! My favourite is the second one.
posted by jonesor at 8:22 AM on March 12, 2009


I can't believe the textures these people are getting with their fingertips, seriously awesome.
posted by BrnP84 at 12:25 AM on March 13, 2009


I see two problems with not titling them. 1. In the event someone send a friend to the site, and they discuss after, they will have to describe the painting, which they probably would anyway, so not a big deal. 2. The numbers will become a distracting self-parody as they get bigger. Eleven hundredth and forty two.

I do see what you mean, but I've always liked titles, I can see your reason for not, and since it's you project, your call!

Still cool.

I'd offer to title them all for you every day, but would hate it if I titled one and you found it insulting or inaccurate. "That wasn't supposed to be a turtle humping a shoe!"
posted by cjorgensen at 2:14 PM on March 13, 2009


Maybe instead of descriptive titles, you could just give them names. Eddie. Max. Phyllis. Or just grab the first first name you see on the front page of the NYT or something, I don't know. And yeah, these are excellent.
posted by muckster at 2:01 PM on March 14, 2009


Oh muckster I like the names idea. I've always got lots of names floating around in my head, and no innocent children to traumatize them with. Now I can employ them without having to worry about how little Fistula is going to pay for all those years of therapy down the line.

cjorgensen I think you'd have to be using it as wank material to really come anywhere near irking me. Most everything else I pretty much take as a note in the suggestion box re: clarity of message, which I take to be the point of most illustration.

Put the titles in the comments! Now I'm curious to see what you come up with.

I am uplifted by the confidence that I might make it to #1142.
posted by Lou Stuells at 7:26 PM on March 15, 2009


Put the titles in the comments! Now I'm curious to see what you come up with.

Done.
posted by cjorgensen at 2:09 PM on March 16, 2009


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