WORK: Dicework I: Primary Rulesets

Dicework I: Simple Ruleset 1 (No Deck). 2008.Dicework I: Simple Ruleset 1 (No Deck). 2008.

Requirements:

-4 six-sided dice, at least two of which must be unique in colour (one will be referred to as Unique Die 1, and the other as Unique Die 2).
-A painting surface.
-A variety of paints.
-A variety of brushes.
-Solvent.

Begin by rolling a single die. An even number establishes the orientation of the painting surface as landscape format, while an odd number establishes it as portrait format.

All subsequent rolls will involve all four dice. The outcome of each roll will instruct the painter as to how s/he shall proceed in creating the painting. Each roll represents a single step in the process. With the exception of a total wash/glaze over the painting surface (which must be completed in its entirety), each step ends at either the painter’s discretion or when the paint brush requires recharging with paint and/or solvent. The dice are then rolled again to establish what to do next.

When all four dice are rolled, the choice of the following options is determined:

Unique Die 1:

Establishes the size of brush utilised by the painter. A roll of 1 indicates the smallest size, while a roll of 6 indicates the largest size. Any number in between corresponds to a brush size proportionally scaled between the smallest and largest sizes.

Unique Die 2:

A roll of 1 or 6 results in no paint but only clean solvent being applied by the technique demanded by the dice (see below) for the duration of this turn. Any other outcome results in the use of paint in the application of technique. Choice of colour is left to the discretion of the painter.

Remaining Two Dice:

A roll of:

-2 results in a full wash/glaze over the painting surface.
-3 results in a splatter application of paint/solvent.
-4 results in a drip application of paint/solvent.
-5 results in (a) curved stroke(s) using a flat brush.
-6 results in (a) curved stroke(s) using a round or filbert brush.
-7 results in (a) straight or angular stroke(s) using a flat brush.
-8 results in (a) straight or angular stroke(s) using a round or filbert brush.
-9 results in a dab(bing) application of paint/solvent using a flat brush.
-10 results in a dab(bing) application of paint/solvent using a round or filbert brush.
-11 results in a splatter application of paint/solvent.
-12 results in a full wash/glaze over the painting surface.

There is no prescribed endpoint. The status of “completion” is awarded a painting at the discretion of the painter.

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Dicework I: Rhinehart Ruleset 25 May 2008 (C). 2008.Dicework I: Rhinehart Ruleset 25 May 2008 (C). 2008.

Roll a single die and carry out the instruction from the list below that numerically corresponds to the result of the roll. This ruleset is exempt from any restrictions imposed upon it by the Meta-Ruleset.

A roll of:

-1: Use one of the Dichotomous Rulesets in the execution of a dicework.
-2: Draft an Image and Text Ruleset and use it in the execution of a dicework.
-3: Write the numbers one through ten in alphabetical order.
-4: Make a diagrammatic explanation of the perceived forces exerted upon the body during the hypnagogic hallucinations experienced while attempting to induce a lucid dream.
-5: Make a painting based upon a photograph stored in my mobile phone. Let the die decide which one.
-6: Make a painting of a pile of leaves.

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Dicework I: Rhinehart Ruleset 25 May 2008 (B). 2008.Dicework I: Rhinehart Ruleset 25 May 2008 (B). 2008.

Roll a single die and carry out the instruction from the list below that numerically corresponds to the result of the roll. This ruleset is exempt from any restrictions imposed upon it by the Meta-Ruleset.

A roll of:

-1: Draft an Image and Text Ruleset and use it in the execution of a dicework.
-2: Use one of the Dichotomous Rulesets in the execution of a dicework.
-3: Make a drawing or a painting that is both delicate and repulsive.
-4: Make a painting of a pile of leaves.
-5: Write a new list of options and let the die decide which instruction should be followed.
-6: Make a painting by following the instructions for one of the exercises found in Color in Watercolor by Wendon Blake.

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Dicework I: Rhinehart Ruleset 25 May 2008 (A). 2008.Dicework I: Rhinehart Ruleset 25 May 2008 (A). 2008.

Roll a single die and carry out the instruction from the list below that numerically corresponds to the result of the roll. This ruleset is exempt from any restrictions imposed upon it by the Meta-Ruleset.

A roll of:

-1: Use one of the Dichotomous Rulesets in the execution of a dicework.
-2: Draft an Image and Text Ruleset and use it in the execution of a dicework.
-3: Make a painting based upon a photograph stored in my mobile phone.
-4: Make a drawing or a painting that is both delicate and repulsive.
-5: Write the numbers one through ten in alphabetical order.
-6: Make a painting by following the instructions for one of the exercises found in Color in Watercolor by Wendon Blake.

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Dicework I: Rhinehart Ruleset 23 May 2008. 2008.Dicework I: Rhinehart Ruleset 23 May 2008. 2008.

Roll a single die and carry out the instruction from the list below that numerically corresponds to the result of the roll. This ruleset is exempt from any restrictions imposed upon it by the Meta-Ruleset.

A roll of:

-1: Draw a Sierpinski Gasket freehand with as much detail as possible.
-2: Draw a Sierpinski Gasket freehand with as much detail as possible.
-3: Make a diagram explaining the perceived forces upon the body during the hypnagogic hallucinations experienced while attempting to induce a lucid dream.
-4: Make a diagram explaining the perceived forces upon the body during the hypnagogic hallucinations experienced while attempting to induce a lucid dream.
-5: Make a drawing or painting that is both delicate and repulsive.
-6: Make a painting by following the instructions for one of the exercises found in Color in Watercolor by Wendon Blake.

After carrying out the instruction, remove it from the above list. Redistribute the now vacant numbers amongst the remaining options. Roll again. Carry out the instruction from the new list that numerically corresponds to the result of the roll.

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Dicework I: Rhinehart Ruleset 15 May 2008 (D). 2008.Dicework I: Rhinehart Ruleset 15 May 2008 (D). 2008.

Roll a single die and carry out the instruction from the list below that numerically corresponds to the result of the roll. This ruleset is exempt from any restrictions imposed upon it by the Meta-Ruleset.

A roll of:

-1: Make a painting of the Large Hadron Collider.
-2: Make a painting of a rocket or space shuttle launch.
-3: Make a painting of a flower being picked by a yellow cartoon bird.
-4: Make a painting of a flower being picked by a yellow cartoon bird.
-5: Make a drawing or painting that is both delicate and repulsive.
-6: Make a painting by following the instructions for one of the exercises found in Color in Watercolor by Wendon Blake.

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Dicework I: Rhinehart Ruleset 15 May 2008 (C). 2008. Dicework I: Rhinehart Ruleset 15 May 2008 (C). 2008.

Roll a single die and carry out the instruction from the list below that numerically corresponds to the result of the roll. This ruleset is exempt from any restrictions imposed upon it by the Meta-Ruleset.

A roll of:

-1: Paint a picture of the Large Hadron Collider.
-2: Paint a picture in the style of Piet Mondrian.
-3: Paint a picture of the Large Hadron Collider.
-4: Make a painting based on a still frame from a Belle and Sebastian music video.
-5: Paint a picture of the Large Hadron Collider.
-6: Paint a picture in the style of Thomas Kinkade.

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Dicework I: Rhinehart Ruleset 15 May 2008 (B). 2008.Dicework I: Rhinehart Ruleset 15 May 2008 (B). 2008.

Roll a single die and carry out the instruction from the list below that numerically corresponds to the result of the roll. This ruleset is exempt from any restrictions imposed upon it by the Meta-Ruleset.

A roll of:

-1: Make a painting in the style of Daniel Richter.
-2: Make a painting in the style of Daniel Richter.
-3: Make a painting in the style of Daniel Richter.
-4: Make a painting in the style of Wilhelm Sasnal.
-5: Make a painting in the style of Thomas Kinkade.
-6: Make a painting in the style of Jack Vettriano.

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Dicework I: Rhinehart Ruleset 15 May 2008 (A). 2008.Dicework I: Rhinehart Ruleset 15 May 2008 (A). 2008.

Roll a single die and carry out the instruction from the list below that numerically corresponds to the result of the roll. This ruleset is exempt from any restrictions imposed upon it by the Meta-Ruleset.

A roll of:

-1: Make a painting of a space shuttle.
-2: Make a painting of the Large Hadron Collider.
-3: Make a painting of a flower being picked by a yellow cartoon bird.
-4: Make a painting of a nude.
-5: Make a painting of the Large Hadron Collider.
-6: Make a painting of a space shuttle.

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Dicework I: Retrospective Rulset. 2008.Dicework I: Retrospective Rulset. 2008.

Allow the die to select a previous artwork to be considered a dicework.

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