The Near-Sighted Monkey
Dear Students,
For Extra Credit,
Draw a frame. Draw this viking inside of his trailer inside of that frame in just 3 minutes using non photo blue pencil. Reset timer for  20 minutes and ink it in, color it in, any kind of ink, any kind of color, as long as you keep going for 20 straight minutes. When the timer goes off, you have two minutes to finish up. Set a timer for that too. The more you practice 25 minutes of making images, the more you’ll know about what you can do in 25 minutes.  And also there is no way to make a bad drawing of this sweet picture.
Sincerely,
Prof. Bootsy
fishstickmonkey:

Viking Trailer Photograph by Johan Bavman, Institute  (via Pictures: Urban Vikings Take to the Streets)

Dear Students,

For Extra Credit,

Draw a frame. Draw this viking inside of his trailer inside of that frame in just 3 minutes using non photo blue pencil. Reset timer for  20 minutes and ink it in, color it in, any kind of ink, any kind of color, as long as you keep going for 20 straight minutes. When the timer goes off, you have two minutes to finish up. Set a timer for that too. The more you practice 25 minutes of making images, the more you’ll know about what you can do in 25 minutes.  And also there is no way to make a bad drawing of this sweet picture.

Sincerely,

Prof. Bootsy

fishstickmonkey:

Viking Trailer
Photograph by Johan Bavman, Institute
(via Pictures: Urban Vikings Take to the Streets)

blastedheath:

Zhang Huan (Chinese, b. 1965), 3 AM, 2010. Ash on linen, 249.8 x 400 cm.

Dear Students,
This image is made of ash on linen! When you look at it, let your eye find  the blackest black. Where is it? Then let it find the whitest white.  Then find a shade that is right in-between. Then look down the street to the furthest point. Then figure out how a picture can give your eyes the feeling of looking into the distance on a night with lights on, lights reflected.  
Also, what is the difference between glancing and gazing? Is it just the amount of time spent looking? Or…???
Sincerely and mysteriously,
Prof. Bootsy

blastedheath:

Zhang Huan (Chinese, b. 1965), 3 AM, 2010. Ash on linen, 249.8 x 400 cm.

Dear Students,

This image is made of ash on linen! When you look at it, let your eye find  the blackest black. Where is it? Then let it find the whitest white.  Then find a shade that is right in-between. Then look down the street to the furthest point. Then figure out how a picture can give your eyes the feeling of looking into the distance on a night with lights on, lights reflected. 

Also, what is the difference between glancing and gazing? Is it just the amount of time spent looking? Or…???

Sincerely and mysteriously,

Prof. Bootsy

Dear Students,

Seeking extra credit? Dig these pictures from 1552. Click on them! See them bigger!

Copy any of these images into your compbook and stick to this time limit like it’s a game.

Pick a picture

Draw your borders

Set a timer

Three minutes non photo blue

20 minutes to ink or watercolor. 

When the alarm goes off and you have two more minutes to finish up.

Get to know what can happen in 25 minutes.

Picture-wise, you can’t lose! All of them will look good when you copy them and copying them will help you see some of the more insane parts of the images that you would have missed. Like the orange clouds in the picture above.

Sincerely,

Professor Bootsy

magictransistor:

Wunderzeichenbuch (The Book of Miracles) Augsburg, ca. 1552.

Little comics everywhere

Little comics everywhere

Dear Students,

viridi-luscus-monstrum:

Divina Commedia, Inferno, Canto I by Dante Alighieri.

Illustration by Gustave Dore.

For Extra Credit….

Click on any of these photos, draw your frame, do a quick drawing in non photo blue, ink it and color it in any way you wish.

archiemcphee:

This is one of the strangest and most mysterious books on the shelves of the Archie McPhee Library. Haunted Air [Buy on Amazon], by British musician and artist Ossian Brown, is a fascinating collection of anonymous Halloween photographs taken between circa 1875 and 1955. They’re all from Brown’s personal collection and are presented without any context. In fact the only text in the entire book is the all too perfect foreword written by the inimitable David Lynch.

"The photographs in Haunted Air provide an extraordinary glimpse into the traditions of this macabre festival from ages past, and form an important document of photographic history. These are the pictures of the dead: family portraits, mementos of the treasured, now unrecognizable, and others.”

Each page contains a single bewitching photograph - a simple layout that makes the photos even creepier and more captivating. Without any background information, these haunting pieces of Americana have only each other for company. That is, until you start looking at them, wondering about them, making up stories for them. On the pages of this book, every day truly is Halloween.

[Photos from Haunted Air via NPR]

Dear Students,

This just in from sharp-eyed Smiley Bone.

In 1947, ten cartoonists drew their characters blind-folded. Can you dig it? Wanna try it?

Read more here….

Dear Students,
Extra credit drawing.
How many people are in this photo? Where is the blackest black? Where it the lightest possible shade?
Drawing is both touching and seeing.
Sincerely
Prof. Bootsy
otherpeoplesmoments:

other peoples moments

Dear Students,

Extra credit drawing.

How many people are in this photo? Where is the blackest black? Where it the lightest possible shade?

Drawing is both touching and seeing.

Sincerely

Prof. Bootsy

otherpeoplesmoments:

other peoples moments

Extra credit: 
Draw your frame, copy this drawing in non-photo blue. Ink and color at your leisure.
lostslideshows:

"Favorite Pose" - 1968

Extra credit:

Draw your frame, copy this drawing in non-photo blue. Ink and color at your leisure.

lostslideshows:

"Favorite Pose" - 1968

Dear Students,
This was drawn in 1928.
I think for the fun of it.
Sincerely,
Prof. Bootsy
magictransistor:

Floris Jespers. Le Jongleur. 1928.

Dear Students,

This was drawn in 1928.

I think for the fun of it.

Sincerely,

Prof. Bootsy

magictransistor:

Floris Jespers. Le Jongleur. 1928.

Little comics everywhere

Little comics everywhere

Dear Students,
3 to 20 minute extra credit drawing.
Draw your frame. Start with non photo blue and then ink it in.
Sincerely,
Prof. Bootsy
thelandofwtf:

Dear Students,

3 to 20 minute extra credit drawing.

Draw your frame. Start with non photo blue and then ink it in.

Sincerely,

Prof. Bootsy

thelandofwtf:

brainbooger:

Living with people tips

brainbooger:

Living with people tips

viridi-luscus-monstrum:

‘Genka’ illustrations by Tadanori Yokoo

In 1975, graphic artist Tadanori Yokoo produced hundreds of pen and ink drawings for Genka (“Illusory Flowers”), a historical novel by Harumi Setouchi that recounts the struggles of Tomiko Hino, the wife of shogun Yoshimasa Ashikaga (1435-1490). The fanciful illustrations, which do not appear to directly reflect the content of the story, were published along with the novel in a long series of instalments in the Tokyo Shimbun newspaper.

britdargaville:

FireTadanori Yokoo

britdargaville:

Fire
Tadanori Yokoo