How-To: Texture Drawing Machine

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How-To: Texture Drawing Machine


One of my favorite things about the maker community is the ability of makers to take something that seems unremarkable and re-imagine and reengineer it as a tool for art or creativity. That’s why I love this this video that our own Andrew created for Arts in Bushwick, featuring Brooklyn-based artist Joey Parlett and his fantastic texture drawing machine.

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Joey Partlett creates labor-intensive pen and ink drawings built up from multitudes of small repetitive marks. So, when he procured a secondhand electric shaver from the historic Onderdonk House, he saw an opportunity to create an apparatus he calls a “texture machine” to make his drawing process more efficient. I recently chatted with Joey about his texture machine and he demonstrated how to use the machine and make one of your own.


Want to see how Joey’s drawings are made? Watch the video above to see how he builds his texture drawing machines, then head over to Arts in Bushwick to read more about his work.

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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