Little comics everywhere.
Bible, Hagenau ca. 1441-1449.
Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, Cod. Pal. germ. 19, fol. 141v
Lightning Washington And The Prisoners . Good God Almighty . Lomax at Darrington State Prison Farm, Sandy Point, Texas, 1933.
D.Wing - Pennies For Dad
It’s Bootsy on the jukebox down here in the Near-Sighted Monkey Lounge so dig it, because your homework isn’t due til Wednesday, babybaba.
Batman Vomits, Batman Screams
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Instructor: Professor Bootsy
Your assignment: Holy Round Robin, Batman!
Fold a sheet of paper into quarters. In the first frame, using non-photo blue pencil, draw Batman in the style of Ivan Brunetti. You’ll have two minutes.
In the second frame, again using non-photo blue pencil, you’ll have two minutes to draw Batman throwing up.
Third frame, same thing, non photo blue pencil, two minutes: draw Batman dejected.
Final frame, same thing: draw Batman Screaming
Now take a black Flair pen know this: You have 20 minutes to ink in all the Batman drawings and there should be something that is solid black in each frame.
These images were drawn in the same 30 minutes on September 10, 2014 minutes by students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Professor Bootsy loves every single one of them.
Apologies for the images that are out of focus.
Go class go!
Twin Brazilian street artists Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo, collectively known as Os Gêmeos (previously featured here), just completed this awesomely huge, vibrant and detailed piece covering six towering silos on Granville island in Vancouver, Canada for the Vancouver Biennale. These massive Giants are the brothers’ largest work to date.They spent three months painting the 75-foot-tall industrial towers in their distinctive colorful style, full of smaller hidden characters. A successful Indiegogo fundraising campaign helped the brothers cover the expenses needed to complete this non-profit public art project.
The twins spent the final days adding numerous details to their characters – pockets, stitches, buttons, shoes, fabric patterns, all by using lots of bright colors and by painting more and more signature yellow faces. Using the architecture of the silos, the giants are all kneeling with four of them facing one way, and the other two facing the other way, giving the finished work a full 360 degree identity.
For extra credit, draw this image your comp book, first in non photo blue, taking about two minutes to get it down. Then ink it in simply using your flair pen. Don’t worry about what it ends up looking like and don’t spend less than 10 minutes on it and no more than 15.
Small statue of Akhenaten Cairo Museum
This picture is made of blackand green arranged just so.
Sneak peek! Professor Bootsy’s new book debuts at SPX this weekend in Washington DC. Can you DIG it? We KNEW that you COULD!
Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor
Published by Drawn and Quarterly, Monteal
There are a lot of extra credit options on our website. Search box tag: ‘extra credit’. I try to offer a wide variety of extra credit options. The exercises usually will not take less than five minutes and rarely more than thirty minutes.
They should be done in your notebook or on 8.5 x 11 inch paper of any sort. (including scrap paper)
For extra credit, watch this video. Not for the fart humor or to see babies and adults laughing their asses off, (Although both are excellent) Nor should you watch it to observe the chilling and confusing effect an adult’s laughter can have on on babies. (Although this is also excellent) Check those things out later.
I’d actually like you to watch this video with the sound completely off.
Watch for a moment when a facial expression shifts from one state to its opposite (happy-to-crying) (Deeply relaxed-to-startled). Try to freeze frame the four most significant switch-images. (Usually, pressing the spacebar will stop the video. Pressing it again will restart the video. So if you press it twice it will give you something like a frame by frame effect and you can really track the changes of expression.)
In non-photo blue pencil, copy each of those key frames into the ‘live space’ you have drawn into your comp book. (The ‘live space’ is the space inside the border once we’ve drawn the frame. This is the landing pad for our drawings-to-come.)
Continue to watch the video until you see the next changing point and then hit pause. Draw this second frame, and repeat this for at least two frames per page, no more than eight. Divide your compbook page accordingly.
This compilation is under 12 minutes. Spend no more than 20 minutes the non-photo blue versions of this exercise. Think more quick comics style, rather than representational drawing style.
Make the screen full size. This will help you see more of what is going on. When you see a transition, scoot back to try to find the ‘first frame’ —the ‘moment before.” It’s the baseline expression that’s about to be changed, press ‘pause’ and with non-photo blue pencil, draw what you see —-or no less than a minute and no more than two minutes.
After all frames are penciled in, turn off the video and Ink what’s there with black flair pen at your leisure.