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A Blackening Book

a trivial pleasure for kids
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This book is already colored. Just the outlines are missing. Fill them in with a crayon or felt-tipped pen. Only black is needed. Draw like the masters. No more coloring outside the lines. Print and blacken the one below.
FarmerJohn, Apr 07 2004

(??) colored picture http://www.geocitie...e/coloredbook.html?
[FarmerJohn, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(??) I think I've got the hang of it. http://www.geocitie...srasra/samples.html
(I always was good at reading between the lines...) [k_sra, Oct 05 2004]

For [xandram] http://web.archive....srasra/samples.html
[k_sra]'s blackening attempts, on archive.org [mitxela, Jul 19 2013]


       I was good at coloring between the lines ... but I dunno about staying between the colors ... [+]
Letsbuildafort, Apr 07 2004

       from the makers of "Join the lines"? [with dots]
dooper, Apr 07 2004

       <bows deeply>
[FarmerJohn] strikes gold.
dpsyplc, Apr 07 2004

       It would be interesting to do this with a very subdued & restricted color palette, so it was unclear where the borders should go. Then let the kid use their imagination in a cross between drawing and Rorschach.
krelnik, Apr 07 2004

       I use mascara for that feathered look. (the links down, so wait a while)
k_sra, Apr 07 2004

       Ha ha, nice ones [k_sra].
FarmerJohn, Apr 07 2004

       My wife does this to magazine pictures when doodling.
DrCurry, Apr 07 2004

       FarmerJohn good idea. + K_sra those are the best examples...ever! :D
sartep, Apr 07 2004

       You know what else looks good, [k_sra]? That liquid eyeliner with the cool little brush. I never use it on my eyes, just on paper, and it turns out like sumi ink.
spacecadet, Apr 07 2004

       [k_sra] - "The web site you are trying to access has exceeded its allocated data transfer." :/
Detly, Apr 07 2004

       Double :/   

       It's also a great way to sell books that are completely blank.
sartep, Apr 07 2004

       It works when you are the only one trying to look at it. Sorry to put a trick site up. I don't have a better solution to the problem...
k_sra, Apr 08 2004

       Curiosity is killing me. Damn your trick site.   

       (I and some of my comrades once did precisely this to a mural we had painted. It didn’t quite have enough definition with each color of paint butting up against its neighbor, so we acquired a black Sharpie and drew in the borders.)
AO, Apr 08 2004

       [k], hilarious. The look on that poor doe's face.
Worldgineer, Apr 08 2004

       a good idea nontheless.
dentworth, Apr 10 2004

       Whoa! Haven't seen you in a long while BOTF.
bristolz, Jan 05 2006

       Sometimes when bored I go through the entire newspaper and draw spectacles on everything (including dogs pidgeons, pigs etc). If I have more time then they all get dracula fangs, and then knifes through heads and bolts through necks, then sinister eyebrows...   

       Ooops Sorry [FarmerJohn], I love this idea! {bun}. I actually think this involves far more inventiveness and scope for learning for the child. With conventional colouring books the image is dictated and you only have control of the colour. This idea gives a starting point and the child can add as many details as they wish.   

       I think the deer needs a nice set of glasses and some dracula fangs.....
Minimal, Jan 06 2006

       so many outdated linkys...too bad they can't be restored.
xandram, Jul 19 2013

       Perhaps a script could churn though the bakery, testing old links, and automatically archivifying dead ones (the archive requested for the date of the link posting).
pocmloc, Jul 20 2013


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