Making music is art. And so is making a blank piece of paper sing. Watch as sheet music is hand drawn using charcoal, graphite, a ruler, and a triangle. The amount of work is ridiculous—I mean, drawing the straight lines for the template is already hard enough—but it’s pretty damn satisfying to see the notes get…
If you haven’t seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet, why bother? Just troll the entire world by saying you were too busy or that Star Wars is just okay or that you’re totally fine with missing out on whatever silly pop culture thing takes over the world for a few minutes every year. Just watch this hilarious speedrun…
In every one of these side-by-sides from artist Howard Lee (and there are ten of them), one is the real object and the other is just a hyperrealistic drawing. Some of these drawings look so real that it’s hard to tell what’s art and what’s not. It’s especially great because after we get fooled, we get to see how the…
I can only accept two reasons as for how this drawing of an egg—yes, a drawing—looks like it actually cracks as an artist continues drawing: our eyes are pitiful things that cannot be trusted at all or the artist is a magician. There is no in between. This is expert level artistry that is very likely sorcery at work.…
Former Disney animator Glen Keane doesn’t need much of an introduction. He’s the man who drew The Little Mermaid’s Ariel. And Aladdin. And Pocahontas. And Beast. Now, he’s embracing the latest tool for digital artistry.
I love occasionally blowing my brain up and nothing does it quite like when I see something that looks real but is actually a perfect photorealistic drawing. Take this glass of water, it’s drawn with such skill and shading and angling and plays on your perspective so well that I feel like I can reach out and take a…
This is Robert Kirtley and this is his workshop. Watch him artfully draw puzzles and manufactures puzzle die masters all by hand. It's such a fascinating process to see and a skill that has grown increasingly rare in the world of puzzles. In fact, there are only a few other people in the entire world who hand draw…
When it comes to design, nothing beats a model. But it's also hard to overstate the importance of being able to draw while you develop an idea--whether by hand or by computer. In a new book out in December, two of the best discuss the fine art of, well, art.
A pencil and a paper is all you need to draw these magical anamorphic black holes that will make your brain think that there is a whole different dimension under your table.
This excerpt from The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness—a new documentary about the legendary Studio Ghibli—shows anime master Hayao Miyazaki drawing the last shot of the last film of his career, The Wind Rises. It was precisely during the shooting of this documentary that Miyazaki decided to retire from filmmaking.
CGI is wonderful and I love it when excellent animators use it for their films but there's something about the ol' trusty pen and pencil way of hand drawing (even if it's not done with a pen and pencil) that always makes me smile. It's like doing things simpler is sometimes better.
Phil Hansen is a multimedia artist "who specializes in representative portraiture using media that connect to the subject matter." This portrait of Nikola Tesla using electricity is the perfect example of that.
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.
Styluses for capactive screens like the iPad used to be wide and squishy—bad for precise drawing and writing. Only recently have companies been able to come up with pen-like tips for a superior experience. Wacom is the latest to offer one such device in the Bamboo Stylus Fineline.
Makeup artist Laura Jenkinson uses makeup to create adorable cartoon characters from our childhood on her mouth. It's so creative, she uses her lips as a guide to draw the funny faces in. And it's so perfect, the cartoons look like they're just hanging out on her face.
Here's how Charles Schulz, the trailblazing cartoonist who created Peanuts, drew Charlie Brown. I love his sure strokes and how he builds out the character but most importantly, I love how he's done in less than half a minute.
Last year, Adobe took its first foray into the hardware world with two cutely named digital drawing devices, projects Mighty and Napoleon. The software giant is now ready to launch the fully-formed duo under new monikers. Meet Ink and Slide. They're (mostly) pretty great.
Three new iPad-only creative apps are here from Adobe today. There are two drafting and sketching apps that are partnered with some neat hardware, and a robust photo editing app called Photoshop Mix, which borrows some of the tools and workflow from its desktop big brother.