blood sim

im doing a school project and i need to make a poster. i think it would be really cool to use blender to make it. So i do not need to animate it, i just need one frame to use as a picture, and print it for the poster

On the poster, i have a pile of books, and i need blood to be dripping down the side. not a small drop, but also not a fountain. i have been having trouble with my computer, and enough memory to use a fluid sim.:rolleyes: I would rather not use one if possible.

My question is, is there a way to make realistic blood, without using a fluid sim?

Place a bunch of metaballs by hand?