Break out the Crayons
April 4, 2009 9:19 AM   Subscribe

Today 10,000 Pages: A Colouring Book of Abstract Line Art reached the 10% mark. Click on an image for a hi-res version for printing. All drawings are released under a Creative Commons Licence.

The artist, Pixo, has quite a few other art-related blogs.
posted by Rinku (10 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
Rejected by 2 year old in favour of robots, which were in turn rejected in favour of kitties. FAIL!

(also, how many hoops to jump through to print?)
posted by Artw at 9:34 AM on April 4, 2009

I think this is awesome. the drawings are gorgeous. Thanks for the post.
posted by bluesky43 at 9:45 AM on April 4, 2009

This is pretty cool. I do think my nieces and nephews would be more inclined towards "traditional" coloring book material, but if I owned crayons, I'd be all over it.
posted by god hates math at 11:56 AM on April 4, 2009

Thank you, love this!
posted by agregoli at 12:42 PM on April 4, 2009

I really like this, and I'm sure my three year old will be happy to take her crayons to it as well, so thank you!
posted by Dragonness at 1:29 PM on April 4, 2009

Back when I taught preschool, I found a coloring book of abstract shapes. To my surprise, it was the most popular coloring book with the kids, though for whatever reason, the girls liked it more than the boys. It was so popular, I had to photocopy the book so there were enough pages for everyone who wanted to color it.

I wish I had experimented. The designs in the book I found were more "geometrical" than the ones linked to here -- sort of like spyrograph designs. It would have been interesting to have slipped in some less-mechanical art to see if it was just as popular.

This was a preschool-through-third-grade summer program. The abstract designs were most popular with the older girls, the 8 and 9 year olds.
posted by grumblebee at 1:40 PM on April 4, 2009

I am not Pixo. But I like his work.
(patent pending)
posted by GrammarMoses at 4:23 PM on April 4, 2009 [1 favorite]

Wow. Those are really neat, GrammarMoses.
posted by Rinku at 5:17 PM on April 4, 2009

grumblebee: Interesting point, and addresses what I dislike about these in the FPP. I like geometric and balanced stuff, the best. I even enjoy creating it sometimes.
posted by Goofyy at 2:05 AM on April 5, 2009

god hates math: I have an extra box of glitter crayons if you want.
posted by debbie_ann at 1:45 PM on April 5, 2009

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