Speed painting video shows all the stages of a woman's life in 4 minutes

From the beginning to the very end and all over again. From birth to death, here are all the stages of one woman's life in drawings. You see the drawing morph from a baby to a child to a teenager and adult and so on. The speed painting, done by Stonehouse, is beautiful and it's summarized nicely in 4 minutes. » 9/12/14 11:41pm Friday 11:41pm

iOS 8 Will Make Drawing on Your Devices Way More Intuitive

Perfecting your artistic technique using a stylus is about to get a whole lot more refined. With the introduction of iOS 8, your screen will be sensitive to the relative width of whatever's running across its surface. That's great news for folks who prefer Paper and other drawing apps to, well, paper. » 6/17/14 2:00pm 6/17/14 2:00pm

This Museum Gave Kids Crayon Helmets And Let Them Go Wild

If drawing on the walls at home is a no-no, drawing on the walls at a museum is a massive don't-even-think-about-it. Or it was, until the playful design duo behind Matheny Studio teamed up with Melbourne's National Gallery of Victoria to create a new on-site space where kids can strap on crayon studded helmets, shoes,… » 6/02/14 4:40pm 6/02/14 4:40pm

This Bizarre Looking Device Lets You Draw How Your Eyes Actually See

If walk through the square in front of the Flatiron Building this week, you'll see an odd sight: Someone with their head strapped into what looks like some sort of medieval brain control device. It's actually just Trevor or Ryan Oakes, artists (and twins) who invented a drawing tool that applies simple mathematics to… » 5/28/14 4:00pm 5/28/14 4:00pm

An Augmented Reality Made With Hand-Drawn Cartoons and an iPhone

Prolific doodler Marty Cooper carries around animation cels, a marker, and some Wite-Out as he wanders the city, creating whimsical scenes that turn mundane background imagery into charming mini-stories. And he painstakingly captures them on his iPhone to create the animated world of Aug(De)Mented Reality. » 5/24/14 6:05pm 5/24/14 6:05pm

This Drawing Device Lets You Sketch Like Da Vinci

It would be cool to have the ability to eyeball something sitting in front of you then draw it with some semblance of accuracy, but I'll be damned if that kind of hand-eye coordination isn't tough to achieve. NeoLucida is here to help those whose artistic enthusiasm outweighs their talent. » 5/18/14 2:41pm 5/18/14 2:41pm

These color pencils are actually a color drawing

This is not a photo of a box of color pencils. It's a digital drawing made from scratch in Photoshop. I wish the artist actually used color pencils to make it—because I love when things come full circle—but I'm equally impressed with his digital brush skills. Here are some screenshots of the process. » 4/09/14 6:59pm 4/09/14 6:59pm

See the difference between an artist's drawings from age 2 to now

This is great. Artist Jake Lockett reveals his progression as an artist from a wee 2-year-old to now at 24 years young in a fantastic collection of his own work. You can see the simple drawings he made at 2 and 3 to the addition of color and imagination a few years later to more sophisticated work around 10 and then… » 2/17/14 9:30pm 2/17/14 9:30pm

The official way to draw Lisa Simpson is pretty damn neat

Make sure you keep Lisa's ears close to her eyes and nose but also make sure the nose line is perfect and overlapping the eye. Also, don't forget to keep a streamlined curve to the face and keep the eyes round. This is important! Lisa Simpson, an iconic cartoon character as there is, is instantly recognizable anywhere… » 1/20/14 11:28pm 1/20/14 11:28pm

What are these 20 things that happened on the Internet in 2013?

Your two week long hangover may have prevented you from realizing this but... it's 2014 now. That means 2013 is over and done with and like any other year, needs to be wrapped up nicely in one lovely drawing. This drawing, commissioned by Syzygy and created by Brosmind, sums up all that has happened on the Internet in… » 1/14/14 4:02am 1/14/14 4:02am

What happens when people draw a map of the world from memory

Can you draw a map of the world just from memory? And if you did, how accurate do you think your map would be? Probably not very. You'd forget some land masses, make things too close too each other, bulge continents the wrong way and hastily add stuff without knowing where they would go. But still. You'd at least get… » 12/30/13 8:32pm 12/30/13 8:32pm

The Insane Morgan Freeman iPad Painting: An Investigation in Four Acts

If you've been on the internet in the past month, chances are you've seen a remarkably lifelike portrait of Morgan Freeman painted entirely with the iPad app Procreate. It's so unbelievably similar to the photo that inspired it that many have, quite literally, been unable to believe their eyes. But is there any… » 12/20/13 4:33pm 12/20/13 4:33pm