Watch Hayao Miyazaki animate the last shot of his career

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. » 12/12/14 11:05pm 12/12/14 11:05pm

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 9/12/14 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