In these troubled times, we’re all looking for cheap entertainment options. Evolutionary biology has granted most of us humans with the perfect inexpensive distraction: our thumbs. That’s right; you too can amuse yourself at no cost by creating art with your thumbs!
I spent the recession of the early ’80s learning to draw all sorts of critters and objects using just my thumbprints and a few scribbles, dots, and lines. Now seems like the optimal time to resurrect this talent.
All you need to get started is an inkpad and a thin marker…and a thumb, of course. A pinky and an index finger wouldn’t hurt either, in case you want to get fancy.
Your artwork can be large…
…and if you get really good, your can create a masterpiece…
Need some ideas to get started? Try Ed Emberley’s Great Thumbprint Drawing Book available on Amazon. You may also be interested in Thumb Christmas …perfect as a belated holiday gift…and Draw Thumb Animals.
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