PART ONE | the task roulette:
PUT UP A SIGN AT THE END OF YOUR STREET SAYING Y’ALL COME BACK NOW, YA HEAR. GET A WAGON AND TAKE TURNS PULLING EACH OTHER.
- PAINT AN ABSTRACT PICTURE WHILE BLINDFOLDED.
PART TWO | how I solved it:
+ 19 rows and 12 columns table with a cell of 2 units height and 2 units width. Centred.
+ The blindfold was replaced by rules of a 3 step, made-up painting game:
STEP ONE, the starting point for the picture is defined: The columns are from left to right numbered with numbers from 1 to 12, and thus determine the horizontal coordinate, while the rows are bottom-up numbered with numbers from 1 to 19 and determine the vertical coordinate. For each, a value is determined via Chrome random number generator; the starting point of the abstract painting to be painted is the junction of both coordinates.
STEP TWO, the first 12 ‘random strokes’ of the painting are determined: each stroke is specified with its length and its direction. The length (number of cells) is defined with a dice, and its direction with a List Randomizer at random.org. Possible options are left, right, up or down.
However, for these first 12 strokes of the painting, only that direction could be chosen which will not cross the outline of the drawing field. Thus if the first suggested direction from the random list was not appropriate the next was selected. But I could move up and down, left or right on already used/marked out cells or fields.
STEP THREE, the final layout of the painting is determined: after these 12 initial strokes, the game went on until the outline of the drawing field was (to be) crossed. The same direction generator is used, but only the first suggestion from the list is considered, whatever the outcome.
PART THREE | few samples: