Type Your Fave’s Picture


Here is a fabulous new way to keep your faves forever in front of you… Type Their Pictures! This sensational new method of drawing can be done by anybody who has access to a typewriter—you don’t even have to know how to type. Once you get good at this “sculpt-type” you can draw groovy pictures of anything or anyone. Just look how great the Monkees turned out, and it was all done on the typewriter!

Start slowly and you’ll be an expert in no time. Here are the simple, fool-proof directions.

  1. The only figures you use on the typewriter are the period, dash and small letter “m.” And the m is used almost exclusively.

  2. First decide on which face or design you wish to “sketch.” To practice it might be easier to draw the face at first with a light pencil.

  3. Using only the small letter m, type the outline of the face, the eyes, nose and mouth.

  4. To put in the teeth use periods.

  5. The best “typing” method is to hold the typewriter carriage lightly in the left hand and constantly turn it, while striking the letter with the right hand (or vice-versa if you’re left-handed).

  6. To shade use the m and, by striking over and over in any particular area, you may make the area as dark or light as you wish.

  7. To make a sharp, well defined line (for instance the curve just above the eye) you may use either the period or the hyphen.

  8. The hair shade is done exactly like the other shading; if the hair is dark strike the m over and over until the hair area is as dark as you want.

  9. The background is also done with m’s.

  10. Good luck and good typing!

Magazine: Monkee Spectacular
Editor: Ralph Benner
Volume: 1
Issue: 12
Publisher: Laufer Publishing Co.
Pages: 61, 63