The turntable 'Drawing Apparatus' is the latest project spearheaded by Ohio University MFA student Robert Howsare. A former DJ, Howsare constructed the set from two vintage turntables he acquired at a garage sale, a purchase that set him back less than $50.
The beauty behind this economically sound artistic endeavor is that the turntable model number is irrelevant. The only component influencing the sketching is the pitch control implement, a feature found on almost any turntable, no matter the brand.
The geometric images are highly captivating, and very few musicians-turned-artists have used such a tool in the drawing room. By making use of colored markers in a variety of shapes and sizes, some incredible and perhaps even bizarre art forms may be produced.