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10 Essential Freehand Drawing Exercises for Architects

<i>The following excerpt was originally published in Natascha Meuser's</i> Construction and Design Manual: <b>Architecture Drawings</b> (DOM Publishers). <i>With our</i> …

New Film Offers An In-Depth Look At How Graphic Design Has Changed Since 1950s

<b>We previously</b> mentioned this film, which shows what the graphic design world was like before computers.<p><b>Here is</b> the official trailer for <i>Graphic Means:</i> …

Draw Distorted Pictures That Reveal Themselves in a Curved Mirror

Coloring books are enjoying a big resurgence, especially among adults. Here’s a fun twist on coloring that uses anamorphic art. (Anamorphic means “without shape.”) Color in the unrecognizable mystery shape, then view it as a reflection in a curved mirror: You’ll see the image magically …

Mallows Bay: The 'ghost fleet' graveyard where nature has risen from the dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> They were built to sail across the Atlantic Ocean to aid the allied effort in World War I, but wound up unused, abandoned, stripped and finally scuttled.<p>Almost a century on, the "ghost fleet" of Mallows Bay in the Potomac River, 30 miles south of Washington D.C., is positively brimming with …

The 7 Best Train Trips in the World

There's a reason every plane you take these days is totally full: Just about everyone who wants to go somewhere wants to get there as quickly and …

Travel

Using an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Procreate to Render an X-Wing Fighter

Spencer Nugent's two-part digital sketching tutorial<p>We’ve saved Spencer Nugent’s most ID-licious <i>Star Wars</i> illustration for last. Here Nugent shows …

16-Year-Old's Amazingly Hyperrealistic Graphite Portrait Wins Top Prize

16-year-old Shania McDonagh recently took home the top prize of the 60th Texaco Children's Art Competition, an art competition for young people held in Ireland every year. Known for her incredibly detailed and hyperrealistic portraits, the young artist has won first place in her age category four …

iPad Pro May Be The Digital Sketchbook Of Artists' Dreams

If you draw for a living – or even just for fun – the prospect of a lightweight and powerful digital sketchbook that’s big enough to work naturally on, for under $1000, sounds like a dream come true. Even in its earliest incarnations, the iPad held promise as a drawing device, but was held back by …

IPad Pro

Microsoft's Dope New Tool Is Like Autocomplete for Drawing

Creating even a few seconds of a hand-drawn animation—think old-school Looney Tunes, or earlier Disney films like <i>Snow White</i>—is a painstaking process …

Animation

Crazy Fast Drawing Skills That are Totally Opposite from ID Sketching

Master artist Kim Jung Gi appears to go beyond having a photographic memory<p>Generally speaking, industrial design sketching is fast and loose. You …

Every City Should Have L.A.'s New, Simplified Parking Signs

Los Angeles is a city built by and built around cars. And as is well known, there are <i>a lot</i> of cars there. Thing is, every driver of every car in L.A. eventually needs to find a place to park. Alas, finding a spot—at least of the legal, on-street variety—is a task not easily done nor understood. …

Lip Art Expert Uses Makeup to Turn Her Mouth Into Cartoon Characters

Since we first shared makeup artist Laura Jenkinson‘s playful lip art last summer, she has continued expand her portfolio of work. Jenkinson expertly transforms her own mouth into those of beloved cartoon characters, displaying both her skills and whimsical creativity. As for how she accomplishes …

Dance on the circle.

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From the 'You Can Draw With Anything' Department: Seung Mo Park's Gorgeous Steel Mesh Portraits

While Chuck Close's tool of choice was the pencil, artist Seung Mo Park makes his marks with a very different medium: Stainless steel mesh.<p>By …

Sketching on an Apple® iPad® 101

Behind the Scenes of John Lewis’ Stop Motion Holiday Ad from adam&eveDDB | Colossal

<p>UK department store chain John Lewis are known for the high production value of their annual holiday commercial produced in partnership with …

How to Create Huge Bubbles, the Trippiest Thing You'll See Without Taking Psychedelic Drugs

When bubbles of the financial or personal dreams variety burst, it isn't a pretty sight. But when actual bubbles burst, it's completely beautiful. …

Psychedelia

Exquisite Geometry Sculpted From Paper, Not Stone

Layer by layer, a Spanish artist uses paper and geometry to calm her inner chaos.<p>Elena Mir is a Spanish artist from Valencia. She describes herself as “loving the smell of wet soil at night,” of having “eyes the color of honey and eucalyptus, and a lot of brown hair sprouting from her short head.”<p>A …