will let you draw ASCII art with a mouse and skip a lot of painstaking space-bar-hitting.
posted by ignignokt
on Aug 5, 2011 -
Two people involved in marathon, inspirational artistic efforts:
Six-year-old Jack Henderson
is offering to draw anything
in exchange for a donation to the Sick Kids hospital in Edinburgh, which treats his little brother Noah for bronchiolitis.
Meanwhile, artist Patrick Joyce, aka The Incurable Optimist
, is trying to paint 100 portraits before motor neurone disease (also known as ALS) robs him of his abilities, and, ultimately, his life.
Their works include, respectively, A rubber duck riding a bike shooting lasers
, and Professor Stephen Hawking
. [more inside]
posted by penguin pie
on Mar 26, 2011 -
"Gerhard and I spoke to each other over the course of a few hours on Boxing Day, December 26th, 2010. On each end of our respective phone lines we both had an intimidating stack of books — the almost five thousand pages that Sim and Gerhard created together over the course of those 20 years. We flipped through the books chronologically, with the idea of discussing
the evolution of Gerhard’s process and techniques, focusing on his development as an artist and a craftsman."
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Feb 24, 2011 -
is an award-winning British illustrator famous for his bestselling "Incredible" series of engineering art books: Incredible Cross-Sections
, Incredible Explosions
, Incredible Body
, and many more
. A master draftsman, Biesty does not use computers or even rulers
in composing his intricate and imaginative drawings, relying on nothing more than pen and ink, watercolor, and a steady hand. Over the years, he's adapted his work to many other mediums, including pop-up books
, educational games
), interactive history sites
, and animation
. You can view much of his work in the zoomable galleries
on his professional page, or click inside for a full listing of direct links to high-resolution, desktop-quality copies from his and other sites, including several with written commentary from collaborator Richard Platt [site, .mp3 chat]
. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Feb 4, 2011 -
To celebrate its tenth birthday, popular site DeviantART
, a gorgeous HTML5 drawing tool that handles multiple layers and a variety of artistic brushes. No account required.
posted by Rory Marinich
on Aug 10, 2010 -
"I never know what to call myself really
. I call myself a cartoonist because it's what I've wanted to do for as long as I can remember, it's what I always return to, and it's how I think. But I don't really work in that field. I think I'm an artist and a writer, or more appropriately, an artist who writes." [more inside]
posted by oulipian
on Jul 31, 2010 -