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Real Time Illustrator.com

Oooh thats interesting.
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For a very small fee, this company will make sure your computer's desktop background is synced in real time to a random graphic designer in their network (or other computer artist), who is creating something in Photoshop or Illustrator. This would be a screen shot of the overall project and working environment, or an update able "merge visible" shot of the piece.
leinypoo13, Nov 04 2008

Drawball http://www.drawball.com/
Our goal: A giant crossaint-fishbone yin-yang. [Cuit_au_Four, Nov 08 2008]

Drawing Hand http://www.drawinghand.com/
Watch a painting occur, in this screen saver. [Amos Kito, Nov 09 2008]

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       [+] I like any idea that helps artists make a buck. But if you sync your computer to a computer artist would that put him to sleep if you don't use your system for 10 minutes?
theGem, Nov 04 2008
  

       You could watch me for a regular supply of Cadbury's Moments. Or for a higher fee, you could watch someone good...
wagster, Nov 04 2008
  

       copyright.... ?
williamsmatt, Nov 05 2008
  

       Great idea - but why limit it to graphic designers? Let's see what engineers, architects and nuclear physicists are up to as well - I think it would be cathartic to see how much time other 'working' people spend messing about on the internet as well.
zen_tom, Nov 05 2008
  

       A live feed of photographs uploaded from photographers' laptops to a syndicated photo agency would be interesting too. You could acheive this on a smaller scale by grabbing photographs from the "Most recent uploads" page of an online service like Flickr.
hippo, Nov 05 2008
  

       There is a website that records the process as you draw a picture. You can then send the link to people and see how you drew something.   

       Having that as a desktop image would be good.   

       I think drawball has a similar function (its just full of ads)
miasere, Nov 05 2008
  

       I'll take real time updates from the bubble chamber of the Large Hadron Collider.
elhigh, Nov 06 2008
  

       //I'll take real time updates from the bubble chamber //   

       Let's hope you're not on dial-up.
coprocephalous, Nov 06 2008
  

       Or couple *your* desktop to your bosses...   

       {In which case, write something cheeky like "You stink!"}
Jinbish, Nov 06 2008
  

       What would be a real gas would be a collaboration, where multiple artists work on the same piece, either as one of the artists or just watching.
theGem, Nov 07 2008
  

       That would make it more interesting though. One drawing something and the other drawing over it as quickly as possible.
miasere, Nov 07 2008
  

       *brandishes extra-large eraser*
Spacecoyote, Nov 07 2008
  

       // Getting two designers to agree on anything at the same time is like herding cats. // [UnaBubba]   

       // brandishes extra-large eraser // [Spacecoyote]   

       I was thinking more of an abstract fine art piece than something like designing a web page. I've done a number of large abstract canvases (5 x 10 ft) in acrylics with as many as 5 artists. The first rule is nothing is sacred, you can paint out anyones work and if they bitch they can get kicked out. There's no need for an eraser with acrylics you just paint right over it. Part of the fun is watching an artists face as his cherished bit in the corner is covered with paint because it really didn't fit with the rest of the painting. It teaches you to be spontaneous and react to the painting rather than start with a preconceived notion of what it's going to look like. It's the exact opposite of painting from a photograph. The result is usually a very unique piece of art that blends the styles of all the artists involved. It's great fun even if the piece sucks at the end of it.
theGem, Nov 07 2008
  

       If you are syncing in real time why not sync to a high definition webcam of something purty?
bungston, Nov 07 2008
  

       what [UnaBubba] said
pertinax, Nov 09 2008
  

       Is bandwidth some kind of a joke to you people?   

       Over here it Costa Plenty. Not giving some valuable 'bakery bits to a screensaver is not rocket surgery!
4whom, Nov 09 2008
  
      
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