Cryptomundo in the Classroom

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 30th, 2006

Cryptomundo reader brineblank used a story from Cryptomundo for a classroom exercise.

The source was the story about the "Russian Plesiosaur" that broke here on Cryptomundo last August.

He gave his students the background of the story, then showed them a brief glimpse of the rotting carcass.

Russian Plesiosaur

He then gave them a copy of the clean skull, or at least what is more than likely the skull of what the creature was.

Beluga Whale Skull

He asked them to:

1) Render the skull by using basic drawing techniques

2) Flesh out the skull of what they thought the body might look like

3) Draw a smaller version of their head with a body of what they thought the creature might look like.

Cryptomundo Classroom Art

He mostly got dinosaur type pictures (which is what the Russians believed the creature to be.)

Now there’s an interesting use of Cryptomundo.

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

2 Responses to “Cryptomundo in the Classroom”

  1. One Eyed Cat responds:

    If that artwork is from the class, someone deserves an A. That is very well done.

  2. brineblank responds:

    Thanks for the publicity and comment! I included information that the idea came from Cryptomundo and invited folks to head your way. The drawing is actually my version of the exercise…hopefully there will be some more such exercises spawning from here as this is a very ‘illustration friendly’ site for ideas. This was the first year I did the exercise and I won’t put up student work until after they graduate (under my profile is a link to part 2 of my blog where student interviews and work samples are posted).

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