Thursday, October 2, 2008

Look what a Kentucky Lawyer did with $10 worth of Sharpie pens . . .

I just had to post about this. Look what Charlie Kratzer of Lexington, Kentucky did to his basement recreation room using $10 worth of sharpie pens and magic markers. Before he started on this project the walls were painted a classic cream. Ten dollars later the place was black and cream and drawn all over.

There are fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes, Winston Churchill lounging with George Bernard Shaw, and the TV squirrel Rocky and his moose pal Bullwinkle. Some of the places of interest include Blenheim Palace and the Cornell Law School (the homeowner/artist is the associate general counsel for Lexmark).

Read the entire article from the Lexington Herald-Leader and see the 360-degree scrolling movie of the whole room instead of the stills I am picturing above.

I am so impressed! This project takes tromp l'oeil to a whole new level.

Thanks, Tim.

Content in a Cottage


Bettsi said...

Wow! That's incredible!

Good. For. Him.

I love stories like this.

Content in a Cottage said...

So do I...thanks for looking.

mayaluna said...

amazing...I had seen glimpses of this, but not the whole story. thanks for sharing it. doesn't your hand hurt just looking at it :)

Candy said...

That is truly amazing! What would possess you do follow through with that idea?

Content in a Cottage said...

I am sure a lot of thought went through this project before the first pen mark!

Pigtown-Design said...

I saw this, too!