Archive for chalkboard photos

chalkboard post 2010 – #5

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , , , , , on October 10, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

I don’t know why this picture is smaller then the rest.


Wednesday was Mr. Potato Head, but I guess I forgot to take a picture of it. It was the best single piece of artwork ever created by man so I suppose it’s a shame I cannot share it with you. Imagine the BEST thing in the world and times it by ten and that’s how incredible my chalk outline of Mr. Potato Head was.



…and now we’re in October, which is fine by me, because it means for at least a month I can stop thinking of “theme” weeks and just draw monsters nonstop.

chalkboard post 2010 – #4

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , , , , , , , on October 3, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

I think you’ll see the story behind this drawing next week.

I found two colored pieces of chalk at home and brought ’em into work. A blue piece…

…and a red one.

This last one was a student request:

I think that’s exactly as my stomach would look if I was able to fly.

chalkboard post 2010 – #3

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , on September 26, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

No real theme to this week’s round of chalkboard drawings:

I mistakenly thought that Sept. 13th was Talk Like A Pirate Day.

…and the week I drew these marked the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros!

chalkboard post 2010 – #2

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , , , , , , , on September 19, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

An all Marvel Comics theme week for this week’s chalkboard drawings. No drawing for September 6th as it was Labor Day.

the first chalkboard photo post of the 2010-2011 school year

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , , , , , on September 9, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

As great a reaction I have received from the comics in the past year, I’ve also been completely surprised at how much people enjoy the weekly chalkboard drawings I post on Sundays. I get a lot of mail on ’em and a ton of people find this blog based on Google searches (or some kind of internet search, I’m still not clear) for “chalkboard drawings”.

Here are the first two comics from this year. For some reason, my cellphone took these pictures super small, but future posts (on Sundays) will return to the normal size.

The smaller word balloon on the left reads “There’s a snake in my boot.”

I’m going to have to make some changes to my approach to doing chalkboard drawings in this school year but I’ll talk about those on Sunday.

the final chalkboard drawings of 09/10!

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , , , , on May 31, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

An unceremonious end to this year’s chalkboard drawings, sad to say. We ran right up into the end of the year in my classroom with classwork… and the last five days of school are final exam days, and I don’t draw on the boards for final exams in deference to how serious I take them.

Here are three of the last drawings though!

As a last lesson, we do a small two-day mini unit on haikus. This is born mostly out of the fact that I’m not a huge fan of how most English teachers teach the haiku. Almost all the emphasis is put on the 5/7/5 syllable structure, and there’s a heck of a lot more to them than just seventeen beats.

By the by, this drawing was totally ripped off from Stan Sakai.

I have never been a big fan of E.T. but naming my son Elliot has doomed me to countless questions about the origin of his name. I usually just tell them that I named them after Law & Order tough guy Elliot Stabler.

Shrek 4 came out on the Friday we were doing sustained silent reading.

chalkboard photo post

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , , , , on May 2, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

…so we weren’t in our classroom this week. My classes are doing research in my high school’s Media Center/Library. No classroom = no chalkboard. I did leave this drawing on my classroom’s door though. You can look at that, if you like.

We ended up back in the class on Thursday  though.

Friday too.

Friday’s lesson was a bit of a scramble… I was scheduled to have our school’s laptop cart so students could finish their research papers, but due to circumstances beyond our control, we didn’t have ’em!

the grand return of chalkboard photos!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 18, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

Hey, look… new drawings. It’s been a while!

In my classes right now, we’re ramping up for the end of the year (something like 20 school days left!). I like to end the year with The Odyssey, as well as a bunch of other poems for National Poetry Month.

Anglophiles and fans of all things great will recognize my take on Wallace and Gromit here. I love W&G to an insane degree- when I was in high school, I devoted a significant amount of my senior year to animating a stop-motion claymation feature. It was torturously hard work! I also thought this was a good start for our week-long introduction to “The Odyssey” as Wallace is an archetypical “mad scientist/inventor” type character.

…this one’s probably self-explanatory.

Growing up, I was a big fan of Bill Amend’s FoxTrot. I had all the trades and I loved the way that it dealt with current geek/pop-culture trends in a timely fashion. When I finally learned how far in advance Amend had to work to make sure a week of “Star Wars” strips came out during the exact week that the Special Edition movies were released into theaters… it always impressed the heck out of me!

chalkboard photo post!

Posted in comics, commentary with tags on March 28, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

This is inadvertently the most frightening thing I’ve ever drawn.

I do a whole lesson on “Thank You Ma’m” (yes, I realized I spelled it wrong two seconds after I drew it) where I play Elvis’ “Blue Suede Shoes”. If you’ve read the story, you know why.

…and this is Friday’s.

chalkboard photo post

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on March 21, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

Only one chalkboard drawing this week, as our school just administered the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT), and as everybody knows… when you’re administering a standardized test, you can’t have ANYTHING on the walls or chalkboards. I drew this one about on Friday, when the tests were OVER.

We’re getting back into a normal routine this week (I think I’m going to be doing a few lessons on the Harlem Renaissance) and then it’s Spring Break. Spring Break! Woo!