All the Buildings in New York.
James Gulliver Hancock, an Australian illustrator living in Astoria, draws buildings in New York City. Lots and lots of buildings
. (NYTimes interview
-- more press
) [more inside]
"[Helene] Meldahl said that in the mornings she used to leave small drawings on the bathroom mirror for her roommate. One day she turned a drawing into a selfie and posted it online. She enjoyed doing it, and people enjoyed looking at it, so creating more
seemed like a no-brainer." (via)
"I hope that a viewer will be able to put themselves in my spaces. To that end I’ve avoided adding any figures of any kind to inhabit the rooms, so the viewer is free to imagine themselves inhabiting them if they choose. Some people find them claustrophobic, others want to linger. The detail draws in the viewer, though I’ve also seen it repel the odd person. I enjoy the combination of the creepy and the whimsical. Perhaps this boils down to wanting my drawings to be haunted in the same way that my dreams locales often feel haunted.
" Excerpt from an interview
with Matthew Borrett
, an artist/illustrator who draws black and white rooms
from unreal worlds
, and some more realistic settings
: Is it good?
: Oh, yes! Please try it.
(and other insane Japanese textbook doodles
from Twitter user 茶んた
). [more inside]
Collaborating with a 4-year Old
-- Mother and daughter share a sketchbook, make magic.
Francis Ching is professor emeritus
of architecture at the University of Washington who keeps a blog
of his city
sketches. Discussion varies from thinking about construction
when drawing scenes.
is a kinetic sculpture by Karina Smigla-Bobinski
of ADA in action. [via
is a fun online web-toy for making symmetry/tessellation drawings. It was created by the likably interesting brainiac, Anselm Levskaya
with the tessellations of MC Escher in mind
. On Twitter he says
it is as yet unfinished.
Oliver is 24 and he wants to teach you how to draw really good
. Draw Voltorb
! Draw Shrek
! Draw Harry Potter
! Draw the Mona Lisa
(it's harder than you think!)! He will also teach you how to music really good
if you like music, like dubstep
! His friend Neef
keeps trying to draw and music too, but no way is Neef as good at drawing and music as Oliver
Heinrich Caesar Berann
is known as the father of the modern cartographic panorama
and is also credited as the most prolific panorama artist ever
. His style and work could be credited with the lasting appeal of stylized panoramic maps that often feature exaggerated or distorted features as the preferred map type for ski resorts and trails
(PDF) but Berann's true passion was art, as seen in these collections of his paintings
found on the tribute site
maintained by his grandson, Matthias Troyer. [more inside]
Behold, terrible drawings of British actors
. (Note: the blog was originally called Terrible Drawings of John Finnemore, but there weren't enough pictures of John Finnemore on the internet
, and, so, yes.)
just draws at Starbucks without any special reason.
, 1200 Hours, and Over 100 Pencils: City Band
, A Monumental Drawing by Chris LaPorte
The Jealous Curator
is 'a collection of art that inspires & depresses' its proprietor
, who has been updating the site almost daily since February 2009
with series of paintings
, sculpture and mixed media
, and always
with light-hearted commentary
about what's posted.
... a symmetrical doodling program, like drawing with strands of silk. (previously
I Can't Apologize Enough
is an ongoing series of small mixed media drawings by David Fullarton. [more inside]
Eveready Harton in Buried Treasure
, from 1928, is considered to be one of the first pornographic cartoons. It is certainly one of the strangest
143 hours and four ink pens.
[via mefi projects
]. Sometimes talent needs a wider audience.
In 1976, American students put their Tricentennial imaginings
to paper. Some larger versions of the drawings are available over at Buzzfeed
) has created another Spielberg/funny pages mashup: E.T. + Garfield [more inside]
Giraffes Drawn By People Who Should Not Be Drawing Giraffes
, the only website "dedicated exclusively to giraffes drawn by people who should not be drawing giraffes." It features a pithy giraffe by Philip Glass
, and aims to acquire drawings from both a sitting world leader and Lady Gaga (neither of whom should be drawing giraffes)
It was a simple and crazy idea: to celebrate her 28th birthday by renting a hotel room, cover it in paper and spend a week drawing on the paper. Welcome to Molly Crabapple's Week in Hell
with photos of work in progress
and panoramas of the completed room
Over 500 people have traveled into outer space
. While many have written books about the experience
, only a few have used more creative means to express what they saw and felt. Here are a few: [more inside]
Charles Forsman: "After my Raiders/Popeye
strip was so well received I decided to try another combination. After a failed attempt at another combination I decided to try mashing up 2 of my all-time favorites: Spielberg and Benchley's Jaws drawn like Schulz's Peanuts.
" [more inside]
will let you draw ASCII art with a mouse and skip a lot of painstaking space-bar-hitting.
is a drawing machine that uses a dual-polar coordinates system. It was created by programmer, designer, and maker Sandy Noble
. See the webcame here
. More pictures on Computerlove.