Day 5: Draw a Receipt
Hi, my name's Kate Bingaman-Burt, and this is 28 to Make. For this project, we are going to draw the bits of paper that we collect in our pockets, in our wallets, that we throw away, and immortalize them into a simple black and white line drawing that is not going to take you long to do whatsoever. I'm talking about drawing our receipts. All of this used to be money, which is very sad, but what you can do with these really lovely pieces of paper is draw them, and practice your typed skills, practice your hand skills, and then also reflect on either maybe the experience that you had as you were spending this money, and kind of do a really fun visual diary entry too, like for example, this was some sushi that I recently had with my friend Zach, and we had a lovely time. The food is gone, the receipt remains. Let's draw it. Another example of what you could do is draw your gate claim bag. Again, these are the pieces of paper that we throw away and forget, but they're real...
ly lovely and they have really good examples of type and again, this hot pink is so nice. Of course I didn't throw it away. Other examples of what you could do would even be your credit card statements, which might not be that much fun to draw, but it would surely help you to remember to pay your credit cards too, so again, this is an example of a Walgreens receipt that I drew. This is an example of a parking ticket that I got, because I always get parking tickets, and if you really want to kick this project up a notch, you can draw your credit card statements and then you can letter press it, and then have someone purchase it and maybe help you pay down your credit card debt. Another kind of extreme extension of this assignment is to kind of poke fun at the fact that a lot of our receipts are way longer than they need to be, so do a giant, oversized receipt, really showcasing, this was-- I feel like this might have been actual size, but it might be a little bit larger in drawing, or get really crazy with it, and put your receipt on a giant piece of wood and turn it into a fun piece of art for your home. So again, this project should only take you 20 minutes, and I am really looking forward to seeing what's in your pockets, what's inside your wallets, and what you have been buying, and how you're going to draw it. Don't forget to share this with the hashtag 28 to Make, and have fun going through your stuff and drawing it. (upbeat music)