143 hours and four ink pens.
April 25, 2012 3:03 PM   Subscribe

143 hours and four ink pens.
I just finished a freehand ink pen drawing on a 70x100cm paper. I've been working on it for 5 weeks, 143 hours in total.
Role: artist
posted by revikim (13 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by adamvasco on April 27, 2012: Just on six days and six nights

Lovely! How long did you work at each session?
posted by theplotchickens at 5:22 PM on April 25, 2012

Thank you :) Anything from an hour to 8 hours.
posted by revikim at 11:10 PM on April 25, 2012

That turned out beautiful. I've seen your work before somewhere, was it posted on Mefi before or did I find it in some other corner of the internet?
posted by empyrean at 1:58 AM on April 26, 2012

And where do I put in my bid?
posted by Theta States at 6:14 AM on April 26, 2012

empyrean, first time posting my stuff on mefi. i have posted earlier stuff on various other dark corners of the internet though :)

Bid? :D
posted by revikim at 6:40 AM on April 26, 2012

You know, a widget that allows one to insert monies and recieve arts.
posted by Theta States at 7:10 AM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]

Ah! I don't know if i'm going to sell the original (it got a little bit damaged -stupid paper- transporting back from scanning it), but there will be prints probably.
posted by revikim at 8:28 AM on April 26, 2012

Holy gorgeous! I'm in awe.
posted by peagood at 12:20 PM on April 26, 2012

This is great!
posted by limeonaire at 7:44 PM on April 26, 2012

Beautiful! Was it all freehand, or did you use some kind of guide? It's remarkably precise. Did you listen to music while drawing? Podcasts? Books on tape? I ask because 143 hours is a long time to spend between a person and a piece of paper.

I think you should consider adapting it to a t-shirt and submit it to Threadless or something.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 9:27 PM on April 26, 2012

Wow. You are phenomenally talented.

And I would totally buy a shirt with this on it.
posted by dotgirl at 10:21 PM on April 26, 2012


I may have watched the whole of the Office and listened to a lot of music. But that's what i do anyway.

(Am thinking of trying a straight 24-hour drawing next.)

And i do it all freehand - whenever i use a pencil, everything gets messy and the paper is grey in the end. Not worth it.
posted by revikim at 2:12 AM on April 27, 2012

(and by watched i meant mostly listened to :D)
posted by revikim at 2:15 AM on April 27, 2012

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