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Mechanically Inclined ’88 Colouring Page


This colouring page is an adaptation of an original pencil drawing I did in 1988.

Download and print your very own hi-resolution Mechanically Inclined 88 colouring page!
* one 8.5″ x 11″, 300dpi PDF file
* one 3300px x 2550px hi-res JPG file

What’s your favourite medium with which to colour?

Looking for a Procreate colour swatch to colour this drawing? I got ya covered. Click here for a FREE colour swatch for just this purpose (and countless other black & white Procreate projects!).

*Watch the video in the full description below for some examples of how you can use the page.

IMPORTANT: This is not a physical item – nothing will be shipped to you.




Get this one of a kind colouring page:
Add the product to your shopping cart and proceed to checkout. Once you complete your purchase, you will have instant access to download the .zip file: contains a PDF file (standard 8.5″x11″ letter-size, 300dpi) and a hi-res JPG file (3300 x 2550px). After downloading, simply print the PDF (and/or import the JPG into your favourite digital artwork software/app) and start colouring!
*.zip file is approximately 2.1MB – extracted files total 2.1MB

Watch the video to see how you can get creative with this colouring page:

Printing the pages:
* May vary depending on the printer and paper stock you use.
* The paper you use will determine with which mediums you can colour the pages. I recommend any cardstock – for ease of colouring and durability.

Digital colouring:
Dependant on the device(s) and app(s) you use. * Procreate for iPad is shown in the product video.

What’s with the weird title… and… what the heck is it??
The title is from the text in the drawing, with the addition of the year (1988) in which I drew the original.

I re-drew this (whatever “this” is) in Affinity Designer for iPad, with the aim of keeping it as true to the original pencil drawing as possible. After my first iteration of the re-draw, I realized 2 things were missing in the original: an on-off switch, and a base on which the whole mechanism lives. One other glaring omission might be what the actual function is. But such is the beauty of art – there is no requirement or rule to always reflect reality. After a few modifications, the final version is still very close to the original.

I can’t tell you what the mechanism of this drawing is supposed to do or be used for. Even if you follow the circuitry/mechanics of the drawing, there does not seem to be an apparent outcome (seems a little like a closed loop of purpose). I’ll let you know if/when I find out.

Fun fact: The original pencil drawing measures only 5.75″ x 4.75″ – partly a testament to how good my eyesight was back then!

I took things a step further and created an alternate piece of artwork based on this drawing. Get it now on a poster or t-shirt.

I want to see your completed coloured pages! Tag me on Mastodon with #MechanicallyInclined88

Want more colouring? How about my Birds Are My Favourite Dinosaurs bookmarks or my 2023 Birds Are My Favourite Dinosaurs calendar.

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** Please note that all sales on digital/downloadable items are final: no refunds, exchanges or other discounts are available. Please be sure to read the Terms & Conditions prior to purchase. If you have questions or experience difficulty in completing your order, please contact me here.

* This colouring page is © Lisa Miguez 2022, for personal, non-commercial use only. No part of this design or bundled file may be shared or resold in part or whole.


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