Evil Mad Scientist’s new AxiDraw V3 personal drawing machine can use any pen or marker to print or write on your behalf if your penmanship is awful. But simply watching the machine draw ultra-precise doodles and complex patterns is so satisfying you might be able to justify its $475 price tag as just a relaxation tool.
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…
We know that Luke and Rey will be spending time together in Star Wars Episode VIII. And we can only hope it proves the fan theory that Luke really only knows how to train a Jedi the same way he was trained.
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…
All we’re saying is that this looks like a bad situation to walk into. Even if you do need the college credit.
Kids love to draw, but unfortunately they don’t always limit their canvas to just paper. Boogie Board’s cheap LCD drawing tablets ensure you’ll never have to scrub crayon doodles off your walls, and now they’re finally introducing a splash of color.
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.
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In her delightfully titled “Scooby Doo, When Are You?” series, artist Julia Wytrazek has perfectly imagined what Velma, Daphne, Shaggy, and Fred would have worn from 1910 through to the ’90s. I might be biased, but I like Velma’s looks the best.
Those of us without artistic training or practice may look at a particularly realistic drawing and wonder how on Earth someone made that with just pencil and paper. In these timelapse videos, artists show us how they draw famous landmarks from the first marks to the final lines.
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…
French illustrator Guillaume Cornet loves making large but insanely detailed drawings of cities full of surreal little characters. This mesmerizing time lapse shows the process of making his last work: A humorous depiction of a Parisian neighborhood.
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.