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11th hour Call for Participation! The Big Draw Chicago wants your organization to join us in making October the month for Drawing! http://thebigdrawchicago.com/ Our deadline for our simple, two-page proposals are due THIS Friday, April 27th.

11th hour Call for Participation! The Big Draw Chicago wants your organization to join us in making October the month for Drawing! http://thebigdrawchicago.com/ Our deadline for our simple, two-page proposals are due THIS Friday, April 27th.

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When Rauschenberg met De Kooning

BIG Thanks to @austinkleon for this post about Rauschenberg erasing a De Kooning. BRILLIANT.

austinkleon:

The incredible story of Robert Rauschenberg walking up to Willem de Kooning’s house with a bottle of Jack Daniels and asking him for a drawing he could erase.

Not long before he died, Robert Rauschenberg told the story of the Erased De Kooning Drawing in this BBC video. He’s a good storyteller. When he finished his erasure, some folks accused him of vandalizing a de Kooning, saying he destroyed art. It wasn’t vandalism, he tells the interviewer. Then what was it? “Poetry,” he says.

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Another pencil being sharpened… Another pencil being sharpened… Another pencil being sharpened…
archiemcphee:

How pencils are sharpened at the pencil factory.
For those of us who grew up watching Mister Rogers‘ Neighborhood, this hypnotic gif is reminiscent of the “Picture Picture” films that showed how various things were made. Somehow that makes this gif even more awesome.
[via Reddit]

Another pencil being sharpened… Another pencil being sharpened… Another pencil being sharpened…

archiemcphee:

How pencils are sharpened at the pencil factory.

For those of us who grew up watching Mister Rogers‘ Neighborhood, this hypnotic gif is reminiscent of the “Picture Picture” films that showed how various things were made. Somehow that makes this gif even more awesome.

[via Reddit]

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Can I add The Library Patron? (yellow pencil, no eraser)

Can I add The Library Patron? (yellow pencil, no eraser)

(Source: nevver, via ilovecharts)

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Milton Glaser draws, thinks. An “Amen” at this quote:

Curiously, people think that the difficulty of drawing is in making things look accurate. Accuracy is the least significant part of drawing. But you have to learn to draw accurately before you do anything else. Then you can begin the draw expressively. That’s another game entirely.

I do think the ability to draw accurately informs all types of drawing.

But truly, I want everyone to draw. Someone can get a ton out of drawing without the skill of accuracy. Drawing helps you think whether you’re a toddler or Picasso. Drawing accurately is FAR too overrated. The pressure of it as a goal stops people from picking up a pen or pencil in the first place.

Draw. Draw ugly. Draw inaccurately. Just draw.