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Posterior Painting

visualizing art’s backside
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Skin markers are often applied to key points on an athlete’s body and then scanned and digitalized to analyze economy of movement. Similar markers could be applied to the back end of an artist’s brush, pen or pencil to create an alter image of the artwork as it is being made.

Each time contact is made with the canvas, the progress of the other end of the brush is registered to produce an abstract mirror likeness of the original painting. With the assistance of my son, I manually tested the method with a well-known icon. Can you guess which one is the original?

FarmerJohn, Mar 04 2005

manual test example http://www.geocitie...eriorpainting.html?
[FarmerJohn, Mar 04 2005]


       Like a malfunctioning pantograph, then?
squeak, Mar 04 2005

       That would be another way, hooking a pantograph up to the other end of a pencil, as it wiggles and over exaggerates the movements of the lead.
FarmerJohn, Mar 04 2005

zeno, Mar 04 2005

       According to the Mickey Mouse copy I'd say this should be called The Deflator.
bristolz, Mar 04 2005

       "Deflator Mouse" by FarmerJohn. (Or was that FarmerJohann?)
half, Mar 04 2005

       I thought this was going to be about painting on butts.
darkboy115, Mar 04 2005

       The one on the right looks the artist expelled some sort of gas...or something.
blissmiss, Mar 04 2005

       How did you set up the test, [John]?
Worldgineer, Mar 04 2005

       Big farmer drew Mickey Mouse. Little farmer held a felt pen upside down to trace Mickey’s outline. Big farmer held a piece of paper over and touching the pen. Little farmer said, “Up” and “Down” for each pen transfer to a new line.
FarmerJohn, Mar 04 2005

       Little Farmer is a cool dude.
zeno, Mar 05 2005

       [Darboy115] was disapointed.
zeno, Mar 05 2005

       Very good.
On a side note, have you ever tried drawing a picture by looking only at the object while not lifting your pencil from the paper? The end result looks a lot like Mirky Mouse there.

       Now I want to see some Mirky Mouse cartoons. Maybe when little farmer is older he could do a short animation.
wagster, Mar 06 2005

       A new disney character, Mirky Mouse.   

       I can imagine him in movies, sorta like Mickey's messed up twin.
DesertFox, Apr 16 2005


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