Paint By Numbers
November 4, 2002 2:33 PM   Subscribe

Paint By Numbers Proving that everything old school is new again. Choose from hundreds of masterworks from artistic greats such Georgia O'Keefe, Mark Rothko, Picasso and Monet or just paint up the perfect black velvet Elvis. Select your artwork, choose a color and click to fill. You'll never color outside the lines again. (This was just too fun to save for Friday.) [ Via Linky Dinky ]
posted by VelvetHellvis (12 comments total)
Oh my god. I am in procrastination heaven.

But why can't I choose my own color?
posted by Stan Chin at 2:44 PM on November 4, 2002

They're trying to make us comform! Come with me, Stan "Winston Smith" Chin, and we shall escape this hell!

[I love this.]
posted by hippugeek at 3:33 PM on November 4, 2002

But why can't I choose my own color?

Um, because the name of the game is how fast you can fill in the color to its place. I too thought great now I can be the master of a piece of art.
posted by thomcatspike at 3:36 PM on November 4, 2002

This is the funnest thing ever!!
posted by Jubey at 4:49 PM on November 4, 2002

Thanks, VelvetHellvis! This is empowering and truly diverting.
posted by Carlos Quevedo at 5:01 PM on November 4, 2002

am I the only one who is having trouble getting the colors on the "canvas"? I click in the area, on the number, and it seems like at random I'll fill the space. Most of the time it won't do anything. :(
posted by evening at 6:24 PM on November 4, 2002

has anyone actually finished one of these before the little timer stops? Or am I just slow?
posted by xbonesgt at 6:45 PM on November 4, 2002

i can finish levels set on easy. for the hard ones, i've tried cheating by pressing the pause button while i think and i *still* can't finish in time. but maybe with hours and hours and hours of practice...
posted by jens at 8:04 PM on November 4, 2002

Opening the PBN link in Mozilla 1.1 on my Mac (OS 9) causes Moz's memory usage to jump from 40.9MB to 65.3MB, and that's without even selecting an image to paint. What gives?
posted by DakotaPaul at 8:55 PM on November 4, 2002

I've finished two of them at the advanced level before time ran out. That would 2 out of 5. I'm addicted. I should be going to bed but I'm going to do one more--Night Sky. It's appropriate.
posted by ashbury at 8:59 PM on November 4, 2002

I forgot to mention---nice link. Thanks
posted by ashbury at 9:07 PM on November 4, 2002

Hey, this is such fun! Haven't finished within the time yet (and thank heaven for the zoom button, 'cos my eyes aren't really up to the fine detail!) but I'm better at Andy Warhol than Georgia O'Keeffe.
Great link - ta very muchly!
posted by tabbycat at 1:18 PM on November 5, 2002

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