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Dec 06, 2013
The birchbark doodles of a 15th century boy
One of the most fascinating archeological finds in Russia has been the discovery of hundreds of “birchbark documents” (messages written on the bark of birch trees with a sharp stylus) that were created from the 11th to the 15th century…
The drawings from Novgorod that we have found appear to all come from a Russian boy named Onfim, who lived at the end of the twelfth century or beginning of the thirteenth century in the city of Novgorod. By the estimate of the archaeologists who unearthed his works, he was around seven years old at the time that he made these drawings.
These are so great and even better with the captions. (“I am a wild beast!”)
(via @pomeranian99 > erikkwakkel)
Nov 19, 2013
I learned so much about art from watching a kid draw. I taught at the grade-school level. Kids don’t call it art when they’re throwing things around, drawing—they’re just doing stuff.
Nov 10, 2013
It gives me such a sense of peace to draw; more than prayer, walks, anything. I can close myself completely in the line, lose myself in it.
Nov 08, 2013
Nothing is worth drawing until you draw it.
Nov 03, 2013
"Let’s Draw a Car and then Let’s Draw Batman"
A comics essay by Lynda Barry
Illustrations retrieved from materials discarded by participants in Lynda Barry’s writing workshop at The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fall 2013
Filed under: Lynda Barry
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Jul 26, 2013
Well, it depends on what kind of drawings you want to make.
If you want to make the kind of simple, diagrammatic drawings I made in Steal, you’d be best off reading comic books, or checking out Dan Roam’s Back Of The Napkin and the work of Ed Emberley.
If you want to make more realistic drawings (which will also help you make more diagrammatic drawings), check out Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, or search for a figure drawing session in your neighborhood or city.
But if you really want to get better at drawing, pack a lunch, go outside on your lunchbreak, eat your sandwich, and draw whatever’s in front of you. If you draw every day, you can’t help but get better at it.
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