22.08.08 by Jeff

Project #3 – Instructions!

Booooooom! Project #3! Draw your own face with your eyes closed! There is a submission form at the end of this post. I will gather up submissions and create a gallery of your submitted work. Be sure to include your name, email, and website so other visitors can see who made what! Be sure to read all of the rules for this one! As an added incentive, two entrants will each win 500 Business Cards courtesy of Uprinting.com!



1. You must draw your face with your eyes closed! But this can be interpreted two different ways. Either you have your eyes closed while you draw OR your drawing is of you with your eyes closed. These will produce very different results either of which will be fantastic. Examples below!

2. You don’t not have to be an “artist” or “know how to draw”, in fact, if you haven’t drawn that much it would be even more exciting to see you submit something! But it should be your best attempt at drawing your own face.

3. No photographs! This is not a photo project. Please draw something on a piece of paper and scan it in or draw digitally with a tablet.



Krissy made this with her eyes open (notice the eyes are closed).

Terri made this with her eyes closed (not looking at the paper).

Both of these are acceptable!


One month from now, I will randomly select 2 winners from the submitted entries (i’ll use random.org or put names in a hat). Uprinting will contact the winners, and they will each get 500 of their very own business cards!

There won’t always be prizes for the projects but I have had offers from several companies so I decided to try this out, we’ll see how it goes. I know how designers and artists are always in need of business cards – heck, I still need to make myself some cards!

Big thanks to Uprinting – Business Card Printing!

Submit your own entry!

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

30.11.15 by Jeff

Music Video: GTA “Red Lips feat. Sam Bruno (Skrillex Remix)”

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We’ve got a contender for music video of the year! Director Grant Singer takes a page out of the Nabil playbook in this surreal visual for Skrillex’s remix of GTA’s “Red Lips”. Fantastic set and costume design here; a terrific follow up to Skrillex and Singer’s “Burial” video, both of which feature the bone-breaking choreography and dancing of Brooklyn’s Adedamola Orisagbemi (better known as Ringmaster Nugget). You’ll wanna watch this one twice.

Watch the official video for “Red Lips” below.

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30.11.15 by Jeff

#TheCreatorClass x Canon Presents: #SHOOTITYOURSELF


#SHOOTITYOURSELF, a new video series by #TheCreatorClass and Canon, features talented visual storytellers sharing some insights into how they create their signature images. In this episode, former DJ, Maria Jose Govea (@thesupermaniak) photographs a dancer.

Watch the video below!

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30.11.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Esthera Preda


Works by Montreal-based illustrator Esthera Preda. More images below.

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30.11.15 by Staff

Amazing Collaborative Drawing Performance Between Human Artist and Robot Arm


“Drawing Operations” is an ongoing collaboration between New York-based artist Sougwen Chung and a robotic arm called Drawing Operations Unit: Generation 1, (D.O.U.G._1). Together the two draw in synchronized performance, with D.O.U.G. mimicking Chung’s movements in real time using a ceiling-mounted camera and computer vision. The arm was designed in collaboration with developer Yotam Mann.

Watch the beautiful video below!

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30.11.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Harriet Lee-Merrion


A selection of works by Bristol-based illustrator Harriet Lee-Merrion. More images below.

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