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Okay. Yesterday we posted about this experiment with Americans drawing their home states from memory. Well, things have progressed and — naturally — we’re all drawing our home states now.
Let’s see what you’ve got. Find a pen and a piece of paper or napkin, draw your home state from memory, and email, tweet, or text it to us. #sammydashriggsdotcom
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | The Twitter: @sammydashriggs or @sammy_riggs
My Missouri, ladies and gentlemen:
Honestly, I’m impressed. Impressed with myself… not the first time, won’t be the last.
1. The Design Team, California
Pretty solid. But the bar is set higher because it’s the design team; this is what they do.
lol jk — 8.9/10
2. Lurch, New Jersey
HAHAHAH is that Moby Dick?
Fundamentally, it’s not bad; it’s just kind of NJ 20 pounds overweight and with a maritime mouth.
3. Raul, New Jersey
Pretty good, actually. Maybe mix in some squiggly lines like everybody else does, but overall very solid. Impressive.
3. DeBORAH, Ontario, Canada (lol, Canada)
Had no idea that Ontario looks exactly like a dolphin. But this attempt looks basically nothing like Ontario. I mean, it’s clear that she’s seen Ontario before, and she tried to access that memory, but it’s just not great. And she’s not artistic. Sorry; love you.
4. Glas, Massachusetts
Legit. Although I realized that mass is basically just a rectangle with a claw; pretty simple to remember. But solid nonetheless… well done.
5. CampTrin, Massachusetts
Love this. So Mass it hurts. The thing is I think a good chunk of Massholes think that’s exactly what the cape looks like and I kinda respect it.
6. Kyyyyyyle, Missouri
Eh, solid. Missouri isn’t that hard I guess. But something’s missing here; kinda looks like a drunk square.
7. R-Daddy, Arizona
Honestly, when I first saw this attempt I thought it’d be awful. Then I looked at Arizona and it’s shockingly accurate.
8. J-Berg, Massachusetts
Eh, we’ve established that Mass isn’t too tough. So, with that scale, this isn’t phenomenal. But Mass is tough to really botch.
9. Beats, Massachusetts
This is another obese state. The main features are there, but this version is just completely out of shape compared to the actual.
10. JBL, Illinois
Not bad. Like Raul’s NJ attempt, this is missing a few squiggly lines. If it were just squiggly instead of straight lines it’d be great. But the main shape is all there.
11. Mike, Quebec, Canada
It’s okay, Mike. You wouldn’t have gotten it.
12. Jack-sone, North Carolina
Real solid. We’re mostly going on the outline drawing itself, but the added topographical knowledge is hard to ignore.
13. Cheems, New York
Excellent. Sometimes it’s tough to tell if these are good reflections of the person’s knowledge of their state’s shape or just reflections of one’s artistic ability. Either way, this is good.
14. Fan of the Game, Virginia
Unbelievable. Best one yet. Could bring in some controversy on the honor system here, we’ll see.
15. Yoni, New York
Really leaves a lot to be desired. This looks like a tree branch. Clearly knows the shape, but didn’t care enough to give attention to detail.
16. McDiesel, New Hampshire
Splendid. Nailed all of the indentations, crushed the general shape. This one came in with a lot of confidence, and he delivered. Don’t hate that, don’t hate that one bit.
17. Kyle, Bermuda
Obviously, none of us know much about Bermuda. So that makes this tough. However, the inclusion of the compass makes me love this, and a quick side-by-side comparison looks real solid. I like it.
18. Sean-o, Bermuda
Again, Bermuda is tough. But, once again, the extracurriculars really make it happen here. We think of Bermuda as exotic and mysterious, and the artist adds to that impression. Which I love.
*Editor’s Note: These are consistently rolling in, so we’ll be adding more and more. Continue to check back.