For a student, sitting in a classroom for hours at a time can get monotonous—especially as a instructor lectures on and on, day after day. Many bored students can’t sit idly by without doing something, so doodling is a great way to keep their hands busy and minds occupied while class goes on. Not all of that drawing is technically allowed though; doodling in a textbook is generally frowned upon, but in some cases, the resulting illustrations are so clever and funny that teachers can’t stay mad—they’re impressed!
Some of the best textbook doodles are incorporated into the images that are already in the publications. Using pens and pencils, they’re transformed with crazy outfits and drawn into absurd situations. With this bit of imagination, the previously stuffy photos and dry diagrams are given a much-needed comedic upgrade.
Two of our favorite textbook drawings add a modern twist to conventional historic portraits. In separate images posted by Twitter user @brocubaMY, each of the illustrations feature a man’s photo that’s redrawn and imagined as a selfie—selfie stick and all. It’s certainly one unconventional way to bring “learning” into the 21st century.