It´s Bookish Art time!
This is what I love about Bookstagram – The creativity. How someone can use something simple as a book and turn it into a piece of art.
The Bookstagrammers who specialize in this niche are true artists. From optical illusions to simple shape creations… You can literally feel the love oozing out of each feature.
My “Let´s recreate Bookstagram images” experiment has gotten exciting because this time I´ll not be using props. The only objects required are books.
The image I chose to recreate is from Bookstagrammer @booksbyfran
This is cool. It might not be everyone´s favorite shape but you have to admit that this looks pretty neat. Even her toenails match with the books. I could definitely pull that off, too. Well, the toenail color but not the book colors. This is why I decided to recreate this image but add a little twist to the mix. My weapons of choice?
Socks. ( because I was too lazy to paint my toenails after having removed the previous polish ) and black books.
And this is what came out. Am I satisfied? You bet!
So, I didn´t use blue books. Possibly because I don´t have 29 blue books. I have 29 black books, though. Works just as great.
As for how I managed to set up my books in a heart shape… Was it hard / easy? Let´s get into the details.
How I Recreated @booksbyfran´s Bookstagram Feature
#1 Find 29 books. Which wasn´t hard. I have enough physical books scattered all around the house. The only problem was finding 29 same / similar in color books. Most of my books have black covers.
#2 Have patience. If you don´t then find a way to become patient because this book set up comes close to a game of tumbling dominoes.
It was no surprise that my books didn´t stand straight like actual domino stones. They´re paperbacks – Bendable. I had to be patient and creative about this whole process.
#3 Work fast. As soon as the books stood in place I included my feet and took some shots. I didn´t care if they came out good or not. I didn´t have enough time to dwell on angles and lights. The books kept threatening to fall. If it hadn´t been for my feet they would have fallen over. This recreation didn´t take longer than 20 minutes.
#4 No filters needed. The only thing I needed to do was crop and shift the image in place.
This was the first Bookstagram recreation that was actually fun. A little nerve-wracking but still enjoyable. I think I wasn´t able to get frustrated because I knew the end result would be so satisfying.
“Omg! A heart shape made with books! I DID THAT! “
It´s the little things in life that bring us joy.
Would I recommend trying this type of Bookstagram feature out? Definitely. Unless you flip out easily- Then you might look for something less challenging.
What are your thoughts? Was this copy a success or a failure? Let me know in the comments below. I´d love to chat. ❤
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. I hope you enjoyed.