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Forty Four Presidents and a letter to a cat...

Forty Four Presidents and a letter to a cat. Starring: Grover Cleveland's love life! McKinley's untimely death! Truman singing! Taft in the bath! & more...
posted by jim in austin on Oct 17, 2008 - 14 comments

Mad Meg revisited

Mad Meg. Since the beginning of 2001, I draw in small notebooks 11 cm X 15 cm (approximately), always with a ballpoint pen, always on same paper, always in black. (Some drawings are NSFW) Digestion Paintings, her renditions of paintings by other artists l Glam Freak Show l The Family Code l Chimères l The Patriarchs l Digestion Notebooks l Photos of Mad Meg setting up for her most recent exhibit at the Austin Gallery in London, which opened today. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye on Oct 14, 2008 - 20 comments

Theatres of Machines

Database Machine Drawings - Early modern machine drawings from the late Middle Ages up to 1650. Traced by engineers (or by their order), some are inscrutable, others Escherian.
posted by tellurian on Aug 15, 2008 - 18 comments

Doesn't everyone exaggerate the size of Lake Ontario?

Humorist and candidate for the US Senate for Minnesota Al Franken draws a map of the United States from memory.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Aug 5, 2008 - 83 comments

Kind of like Corel Painter, but without the crashing

Artweaver is a freeware "natural media" paint program, of the same type as Corel Painter. Natural media means it uses tools that are intended to simulate actual art tools, like oils, pastels, pencils and so forth. It's not as feature-rich as Painter, but it's getting better. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jul 23, 2008 - 22 comments

The internet is a series of Cubes

From the minds that brought you this, Cubescape is the chance to do your own little isometric projection drawings. I have some favorites. (See hover-overs)
posted by CuJoe on Jun 15, 2008 - 11 comments

bomomo flash drawing/physics app

bomomo is a fun little drawing tool that creates some pretty interesting brush patterns using a variety of physics and mouse behavior. You can even save your finest works (Firefox and Safari only though) [via mefi projects]
posted by mathowie on Jun 4, 2008 - 38 comments

Art! NOM NOM NOM!!!!!!!! Let me just eat FRAME!!!!

Don't Eat the Pictures! Sesame Street gets locked inside of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on May 24, 2008 - 12 comments

The Biggest Drawing In The World

The Biggest Drawing In The World.
posted by Armitage Shanks on May 23, 2008 - 82 comments

American da Vinci

Viktor Schreckengost who died last year at the grand age of 101, was regarded by some as the father of industrial design. Every adult in America has ridden in, ridden on, drunk out of, stored their things in, eaten off of, been costumed in, etc… and there is no going past his gorgeous pedal cars. Some of his work can also be seen online at The Cleveland Museum of Art.
posted by tellurian on Apr 28, 2008 - 9 comments

Zut alors!

Arthur de Pins. Cheeky French illustrations and animations. Some mildly NSFW.
posted by klangklangston on Apr 21, 2008 - 11 comments

How To Draw The Venture Bros.

Do you desire to achive artistic perfection? Can you tell both humorous and dramatic stories in the Jackson Publick Fashion? Are you titillated by a man dressed like a butterfly?! If so, follow me... For I am... the Character Board SupervisorTM, and from my base on the moon, I can teach you to draw all things... Venture!!!* [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Feb 29, 2008 - 18 comments

Postings from Afghanistan: A Kandahar Journal

"My name is Captain Doug MacNair, I coordinate the media embedding program from a desk here in Ottawa... I have embedded more than 250 journalists in our program, and no embed has given me more personal satisfaction than yours... Thanks for being handy with a pencil and a piece of paper. Thanks for writing so well about the things that are hard to draw. Thanks for leaving your family to do an important job. I know how that feels and it’s never easy. Most of all Richard, thanks for risking your life while you do all those things." Q&A with Richard Johnson. Via.
posted by The Loch Ness Monster on Feb 19, 2008 - 14 comments

Doodles, Drafts and Designs

Doodles, Drafts and Designs: Industrial Drawings from the Smithsonian. Including crayon tests, the original telescoping shopping cart and more. [via the horse's neck]
posted by mediareport on Feb 11, 2008 - 7 comments

The Notes of a Japanese prisoner in the USSR

Kiuchi Nobuo - a Japanese airman in World War II, was captured and sent to a prison camp in the Ukraine. He tells his story with drawings.
posted by tellurian on Feb 5, 2008 - 23 comments

Photorealistic drawings with a biro

The incredible works of Juan Francisco Casas, drawn using a Bic pen (some NSFW).
posted by goo on Feb 4, 2008 - 43 comments

Stick figures

This is a Flash drawing toy involving gravity.
posted by shakespeherian on Jan 12, 2008 - 59 comments

How do you like them apples?

Pomme Chan makes rococo nouveau illustrations, with a felt-tip/vector art feel. Roughly 60 images to explore through navigation on the left.
posted by klangklangston on Jan 8, 2008 - 23 comments

How to draw The Face

The solution to the Mystery of the Face on the Cake (via BoingBoing).
posted by cerebus19 on Jan 3, 2008 - 36 comments

Totally circular, dude.

Alexander Overwijk draws a perfect circle. Is it really "perfect"? Hell, I dunno. But if it ain't, well, it's pretty close. And see big Al get rounder than everyone else, as he takes top prize at the 2007 World Freehand Circle Drawing Championship. WARNING: Pearl Jam audio on 2nd link. Volume mute is advised.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Dec 24, 2007 - 37 comments

Rendering the female figure

How to draw a female in proportion. If you're a cartoonist. If you're a manga artist. If you're a traditional artist. Divine proportions (NSFW) Idealized Proportions (artistic nudity) Historic Proportions.
posted by desjardins on Nov 30, 2007 - 47 comments

It aint the reading room, but its still pretty sweet

James Fenton writes in the Guardian that the entire "flat" collection of the British Museum is going into a searchable online index. Currently there are about 265,000 objects in the database with about 100,00 images. The article says that high quality images, suitable for print reproduction, and free to academic users, are coming soon. The search page is here. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Nov 18, 2007 - 12 comments

Please help me find her!

NYGirl of my dreams. Romance in the technological age. :)
posted by Phire on Nov 5, 2007 - 118 comments

The Moleskine Project

The Moleskine Project [more inside]
posted by psmealey on Oct 19, 2007 - 43 comments

Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton

Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton was coaxed by her sister at the age of 68 to take a blind contour drawing class in Ottawa, Kansas, in order to possibly help alleviate her 35-year bout with clinical depression. By the time of her death in 1993, her work (article includes quicktime link of Elizabeth discussing her work and photo gallery) had been shown in several museums, including the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art, and celebrated as an honest depiction of aging, mental health, and feminist issues (google book link) in the US. [more inside]
posted by sleepy pete on Oct 4, 2007 - 15 comments

One continuous Line (x2)

A simple line drawing. A visit to 16,189 places on the globe via one line. (First link via.)
posted by OmieWise on Oct 2, 2007 - 11 comments

Deanna Molinaro's Not-for-Children Books

Deanna Molinaro's Not-for-Children Books consist of two bizarre picture books involving sea creatures, and a surprisingly touching story about an alligator. While you're there, check out a few additional paintings and drawings.
posted by CrunchyFrog on Oct 1, 2007 - 10 comments

How to look back

December, 2007 marks the 10-year anniversary of my "cartoons drawn on the back of business cards" format. Here's some random notes on the subject, in no particular order. Thoughts on cartooning from How to Be Creative author Hugh Macleod
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Sep 13, 2007 - 8 comments

How to Draw a Head

How to Draw a Head. Fun tutorial. Amy is cute. Go draw a head. (For those easily confused, start with Getting Started.)
posted by snsranch on Aug 31, 2007 - 21 comments

The Trouble with Tribbles, A Television Adaptation by Edward Gorey

The Trouble with Tribbles, A Television Adaptation by Edward Gorey
posted by Slithy_Tove on Aug 31, 2007 - 23 comments

Learn To Draw Animals.

Learn To Draw Animals.
posted by feelinglistless on Aug 18, 2007 - 15 comments

Welcome to Sketchfu, where you can draw and share.

In sort of the same vein as the MS Paint posts seen here lately is a website where you too can draw, and have the process of it captured to be watched over and over again - Sketchfu. The application isn't nearly as complex even as MS Paint, yet you'd be amazed what kind of work some of these people put together.
posted by Quidam on Aug 16, 2007 - 12 comments

Famous Cartoonists Drawing While Blindfolded

"In 1947 Life Magazine asked some famous comic strip artists to to draw their famous characters while wearing a blindfold. The results are interesting..." Via
posted by jonson on Jul 10, 2007 - 38 comments

The Fireladders of Soho

The Fireladders of Soho. (New York, that is.) [via]
posted by Armitage Shanks on Mar 20, 2007 - 26 comments

Thom Yorke time lapse photoshop drawing

A time-lapse video of someone painting Thom Yorke in photoshop. Absolutely amazing.
posted by Afreemind2007 on Mar 4, 2007 - 75 comments

Structure of Man

Single....err....232bleLinkYouTubeFilter Set of videos made by a user to teach drawing of the human form from head to toe without reference to a model. Very raw and unpolished, but an incredible (and, incredibly, free) resource. Also in blog form.
posted by DU on Feb 28, 2007 - 21 comments

Qix and Sticks, Tempest and Twigs

Rosmarie Fiore is doing some fascinating and beautiful things with long exposures and 80's arcade games.

In the meanwhile, Patrick Dougherty is doing some fascinating and beautiful things with sticks and twigs. [more inside]
posted by wander on Feb 9, 2007 - 17 comments

Carson's Cartooning Curriculum

Comic Strip Artist's Kit Carson Van Osten's tips for cartoonists and animators, scanned huge for easy printout.
posted by klangklangston on Jan 11, 2007 - 13 comments

Bob Waldmire Art

Bob Waldmire makes intricate, whimsical drawings of two things that go great together: old cars and Route 66. His maps and postcards are true works of art.
posted by gottabefunky on Dec 20, 2006 - 5 comments

Passes the Rorschach Test

The Daily Monster - Time-lapse videos of artist Stefan Bucher turning ink splotches into monsters. A new one every day. Also available on YouTube.
posted by Partial Law on Dec 12, 2006 - 13 comments

Rome as very few can picture it

Another incredible cityscape drawn from memory by the amazing Stephen Wiltshire (previously featured). The same clip on YouTube for those who don't like wmv's.
posted by flabdablet on Nov 23, 2006 - 41 comments

drawing generator

Hannes Kater is the drawing generator. Order now for a drawing of your choice, drawn to your text specifications. No charge!
posted by signal on Nov 15, 2006 - 10 comments

I don't know who Frumpus is or why he's giving me advice.

The Daily Drawing - Sped up videos of drawings in the making. Check out Wasp, Mirror Monkey, or 3D Face.
posted by Stauf on Oct 30, 2006 - 9 comments

Life Drawing class as Burlesque show

"Two years of twisting my back for 15 bucks an hour as an artist's model convinced me that modern sketch classes weren't nearly as sexy as they were cracked up to be."

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, hosted in Brooklyn and with branches around the World , gives artists the chance to draw burlesque performers like The World Famous *BOB* , Dirty martini , and Amber Ray , and make real pretty pictures . A return to glory days? Or just another tired trend?

Oh, and there is a book.

(Possibly NSFW if your job doesn't like pasties. )
posted by juliarothbort on Oct 29, 2006 - 39 comments

Plastique Monkey

My Secret Elephant is my favourite work by Japanese-Canadian artist Yuka Yamaguchi. She has a way of making flayed flesh disturbingly cute. [mildly nsfw]
posted by Dag Maggot on Aug 28, 2006 - 36 comments

Illustrations by Ben Tolman

Ink drawings by Ben Tolman: Huge, intricate, somewhat NSFW. There may be an issue with the side frame not scrolling in Firefox; if this is the case, click here, here, here, and here to see the galleries.
posted by Gator on Jul 8, 2006 - 16 comments

Request anything and this guy will draw it.

Request anything and this guy will draw it.
posted by johndog on Jul 1, 2006 - 22 comments

Mr Squiggle

A duel between two artists. One artist supplies a squiggle, the other turns it into a drawing, incorporating the elements of the squiggle. Hence this becomes this and this becomes this. My favourite - before and after.
posted by primer_dimer on Apr 28, 2006 - 23 comments

A change of style

Robert Gregory Griffeth has deleted all of his galleries and in their place has posted these 12 enigmatic panels and a tracker (which, if accurate, tells me that there are a couple of hundred puzzled punters a day). [more inside]
posted by tellurian on Apr 11, 2006 - 15 comments

Tom Judd's Everyday

Tom Judd's Everyday - "365 PAGES AGO I HAD A VERY SILLY IDEA. Draw a page everyday for one year. Each day I spent around 1 hour on the page, sometimes more, sometimes less. There was never any planning or preparation, I would just go at it whenever I had a spare moment in my day and had something I needed to write or draw. Some of the drawings are observational and some are just plain weird. Monsters and things seem to crop up a lot (robots too)."

Also of note...in 2006, Tom Judd is undertaking a "Once A Week: Art vs Advertising" project...
posted by tpl1212 on Mar 21, 2006 - 19 comments

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