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Adult colouring in books are very popular, but few represent any
challenge until the introduction of: The Great Wall Of China,
Advanced Colouring In Book(s).
The Great Wall Of China has been measured as being 13,171 miles
long when all of its branches are included, (wiki) and the
book(s) cover every inch of it, front, back and aerial view.
come as 500 pages long, in landscape format, with each double A4
page representing a length approximately equivalent to that of a
foot section. My more learned technically minded colleagues on
halfbakery will kindly make the correct scales/page calculations.
The immensity of the meandering wall means that many volumes
in books are required to contain every detailed inch of the
second complete set covers the 'back' of the wall, and a third set
outlines the detail of the actual walking surface. Every single
gap, crack, piece of rubble, blade of grass, etc is meticulously
outlined in fine black lines, ready for colouring in.
Completion of every aspect of the process is probably a lifetime's
work.... wonder if I can get a kick starter to get it under way? Ha.
Other walls and border lines under consideration for similar
The Great Wall of China
[xenzag, Jan 09 2016]
Colouring books for adults
Now on best sellers lists! [xenzag, Jan 09 2016]
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||Quick calculation: 13,171 miles = 69,542,880"
||At a scale of 72:1 and using A4 landscape double page spreads, with no image bleed at edges, printed front and back = 965,873" of total image = 82,623 pages = 165 volumes of 500 page books
||= 495 books in total to cover front, back and aerial views.
(please feel free to offer a correction)
||They'll like it more if you increase the resolution for a cool 1
million frames. Or just add 50,000 related pictures, such as
topological maps and different views of the wall.
||I hear it's meditative. Coloring that is.
||The joke here is the enormity. But I am thinking of a Great Wall coloring book where it is always the Wall, but it is not monotonous. One page with the wall seen from above. One from atop the wall, with a colorful group of tourists. One section, empty of humans, being reclaimed by nature with flowering trees and vines. The wall in winter, drifted with snow. A closeup with detail of the stonework. The wall in the distance with two shy kids in the foreground. The wall as reflected in a pond. An 18th century painting of the wall (can I google one?).
||[+] hah, missed it first time'round.