Obfuscated Ursidae

Art Education, illustration, inspiration, and Nintendo.

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An illustration I did a few weeks ago. I love Animal Crossing! <3

captainaurelieneyret:

An illustration I did a few weeks ago. I love Animal Crossing! <3

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Students studying Andy Dixon

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In the last four years I have taught perspective a billion different ways. I always revamp perspective lessons on a never ending quest to make them as effective as possible. I’ve found that students really like learning about perspective because it explains a lot of mysteries of drawing. However, I always have a hard time translating drawing an imagined space in perspective to drawing from observation. So that’s what I’ve been focusing on this semester and I’ve figured out somethings that are working! 

These are some pictures from my 2-Point unit. We started off with a really simple intro to 2-point (boxes floating in the air-style). Then I wanted the kids to get a real experience drawing an interior in 2-point but I haven’t had great success with that before. To simplify, I took a picture of the area of the school we would be drawing, projected it and drew on top of it to demonstrate how they could find their vanishing points. They had some time to think about the space before we went out to draw. You guys, it’s really hard to draw in perspective from observation and 85% of the kids did an awesome job! They had two class periods to work and then they were able to add detail and color in the classroom for a day. I’m so proud of the way these turned out, a few of the kids really went beyond my expectations. 

The other thing we are doing is drawing a crazy still life of boxes. This is also the culmination of our charcoal unit so the kids are using either an additive or subtractive charcoal method to draw the box still life in 2-point with detailed value. To avoid trying to keep the still life untouched I hot glued all of the boxes together. (How have I never thought of that before?!)

One little prep exercise we did- I clustered the boxes in groups of three (before they were glued) and the kids had to do quick gesture drawings of each set to get a feel for the proportions and the way the boxes sit in space. 

So far the still lifes are turning out pretty well! I’ll post pics of the finished drawings soon!

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tinycartridge:

Tomodachi Life coming on June 6 ⊟

The announcement is here! Tomodachi Life, (or Tomodachi Collection: New Life as it’s known in Japan), will release to the States on June 6 for just $34.99! The 3DS life sim for your Miis will also hit Europe on June 6.

Here’s a Nintendo Direct with all the details, starring Bill Trinen and Satoru Iwata’s Miis (there’s one for Europe with Satoru Shibata), with adorable text-to-speech voices. If you ever wanted a peek at the secret virtual lives of Nintendo’s executives, there are like 50 million amazing things in this video.

BUY Tomodachi Collection games, upcoming releases

while not animal crossing, i think a whole lot of you would be very interested in this!

Instant pre-order! Lin&Ko made this game look like so much fun. (Also, so does this weirdo Direct.)

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Model Liz Pringle wearing a dress by Claire McCardell 1952

myvintagevogue:

Model Liz Pringle wearing a dress by Claire McCardell 1952

I feel you, Resetti. How many more days until summer?

I feel you, Resetti. How many more days until summer?

New work-in-progress for the construction studio (where all our recycled-art is made). A lot of the kids are only making robots so I wanted to show them how to make other things too&#8212; like this anteater! I&#8217;ve got to finish his nose and his claws, but I&#8217;m really liking him so far. PS. His tail is made from coffee filters.

New work-in-progress for the construction studio (where all our recycled-art is made). A lot of the kids are only making robots so I wanted to show them how to make other things too— like this anteater! I’ve got to finish his nose and his claws, but I’m really liking him so far. PS. His tail is made from coffee filters.

Woah, Blanche. Tell it to me straight.

Woah, Blanche. Tell it to me straight.

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age limits on things more like stop it

I keep Hello Kitty bandaids in my desk drawer.

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Oh my god, NO! Norovirus, why didn’t you find me LAST weekend? I have a facial booked for today and a dog portrait to finish. Plus errands… so many errands… ugh. I want my facial.

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Son runs to say goodbye to his father, who is going to fight in the II World War
YellowKazooie:


I wonder if his dad ever made it back home



I wish this picture was as well-known as Jorgensen&#8217;s V-J Day. 

historicaltimes:

Son runs to say goodbye to his father, who is going to fight in the II World War

YellowKazooie:

I wonder if his dad ever made it back home

I wish this picture was as well-known as Jorgensen’s V-J Day. 

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This Man Took 445 Photobooth Portraits of Himself Over 30 Years, and Nobody Knows Why

For three decades, starting in the 1930s, he did the same thing. He’d sit inside a photo booth. He’d smile. He’d pose. 
And then—pop! pop! pop!—out would pop a glossy self-portrait, in shades of black and white. There he was, staring back at himself … and grinning. And, sometimes, almost scowling. There he was, mirthful. And, sometimes, almost scornful.  
The man—nobody knows who he was—repeated this process 455 times, at least, and he did so well into the 1960s. Nobody knows for sure why he did it. Or where he did it. All we know is that he took nearly 500 self-portraits over the course of thirty years, at a time when taking self-portraits was significantly more difficult than it is today, creating a striking record of the passage of time. 
The man’s effort is now being shared with the public in the form of a collection being shown at Rutgers’ Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick. “445 Portraits of a Man,” the exhibit is appropriately called, takes these early, earnest selfies and presents them as art. 
Read more. [Image courtesy Donald Lokuta]

theatlantic:

This Man Took 445 Photobooth Portraits of Himself Over 30 Years, and Nobody Knows Why

For three decades, starting in the 1930s, he did the same thing. He’d sit inside a photo booth. He’d smile. He’d pose. 

And then—pop! pop! pop!—out would pop a glossy self-portrait, in shades of black and white. There he was, staring back at himself … and grinning. And, sometimes, almost scowling. There he was, mirthful. And, sometimes, almost scornful.  

The man—nobody knows who he was—repeated this process 455 times, at least, and he did so well into the 1960s. Nobody knows for sure why he did it. Or where he did it. All we know is that he took nearly 500 self-portraits over the course of thirty years, at a time when taking self-portraits was significantly more difficult than it is today, creating a striking record of the passage of time. 

The man’s effort is now being shared with the public in the form of a collection being shown at Rutgers’ Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick. “445 Portraits of a Man,” the exhibit is appropriately called, takes these early, earnest selfies and presents them as art.

Read more. [Image courtesy Donald Lokuta]

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rosettast0ned:

Ukiyo-e Heroes is a project that recreates classic video games in the form of classical style Japanese paintings.

Haha this is really amazing! 

THAT STARFOX ONE THO

I will always love this.

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Also, a second grade parent enlisted me and a 2nd grade class to create a “Buddy Bench” for our school’s playground. I spent an afternoon painting the bench green and then one Friday afternoon the 2nd graders stayed after school and decorated the whole thing! (Of course, I cleaned it up a little after they were finished…)

I love the kindness involved in this project and the kids are so proud of their work. They’re presenting the the bench to the school in a few weeks.

Here’s a link from the Huffington Post article that describes what the bench is all about:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/03/second-grader-buddy-bench_n_4378248.html

*Edit: Please forgive my messy room! The end of the year is always a tornado.*