Who off you draws?? P.S:i didnt have any draws on my computer lol
Posted by ryan knexer 10 years ago
I noticed the lack of instructables on lettering; that is, writing artistically. Parts of this art are simply layout-related, others involve coloring, etc. Sometimes it's stylized, other times it's simple. See examples. Is anyone intersted in an instructable about how to do this?
Posted by Rishnai 10 years ago
Ponoko.com has added a very cool new feature to make it much easier for everyone to try out making custom laser-cut items. This new feature, called Photomake, allows you to take a picture of a drawing, submit it to the site, and get it laser-cut. No worries about setting up files, just draw with a black marker on a white sheet of paper and you'll be ready to go!You can find out more info and watch a video of the process on the Photomake page at Ponoko.com.Special offer for Instructables usersThe first 100 Instructables readers to make something using Photomake will go into the draw to get their product made and delivered for free. To qualify they just need to enter "Instructables" in the Special Delivery Instructions text box on their way through the checkout.
Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago
Not much to say really... but this is a quick graffiti speedart (timelapse) which I decided to do for fun :-P Tell me what you think and if there are any other people who enjoy graffiti-style drawing or is just a good artist please give me some tips! Thanks, Hiyadudez out.
Posted by Hiyadudez 5 years ago
Greetings peoples, Anyone had any luck reviving Staedtler Marsmatic 700 technical pens that were put away dirty and not used for a while. I just got my hands on a set of seven (retails for ~US$150) for $10, and have so far tried taking them apart completely and washing them in soapy water. So far I'm getting some gray, watery ink from the tight spaces I couldn't dry completely, but no or very little ink is flowing from the cartridge. Any ideas?
Posted by shooby 10 years ago
I stumbled on this video: http://www.pelourinho.com/movies/c003702/An artist draws a woman starting with a skeleton, and going from there to a fully dressed figure. Pretty neat.The artist does go from bones to skin to clothes. It doesn't really show much, and I didn't find it offensive, but have been asked to label it NSFW.
Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago
Hello. I have no idea how you do it. In a good way, I am jealous. Some of you can become inspired by relativly nothing and make something amazing. I on the other hand, have apparently a medical lack of inspiration. Maybe I'm just lazy. I know its not imagination, because once i get somethign it flys around doing everything in my head. Enough about me. I know you love me, but maybe later, okay? What I really created this topic for is for thse of you like me, and the rest of you. Post particularly amazing and inspiring things. What i mean is, artistic-wise. Post things that would inspire someone to draw/paint/aret-create, something amazing. Who-kn ows, besides +10 Karma for you, maybe the creator will love you long time?
Posted by Whales 8 years ago
Well just post anything you have drwn or painted, burned, carved, sculpted or anything else. Well here is my feeble attempt at GIMP for the first time. Please if you comment on someone's art, don't be harsh. It's called constructive criticism. This is supposed to be Leonidas from 300. I'm still working on it so please comment. I would say that the most noticeable thing it the pixelation of the head dress. I will go over it with the airbrush to smoothen it up.
Posted by heavy.metal.nguyen 10 years ago
I know that this probably isn't the perfect site to be asking for this, but I figure I'll give it a shot. I'd like to come up with a design for a picture I intend to create, which shows the Four Horsemen, except instead of horses, they're riding motorcycles. If anyone is familiar with The Outlaws' version of the song song "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky", I'd like it to fit in with that theme: hard-charging, kind of dark... you can tell from the atmosphere that they're Hell-riders. I'm trying to come up with a layout for it: how are the Horsemen arranged, what precisely do their bikes look like, where are they, and are they chasing the Devil's Herd of cattle? And should they even be the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, or just regular cowboys who were eternally damned, like the song goes? Both have different visual possibilities. So what I'm looking for is even the crudest drawings depicting one aspect of the picture that you think would be cool. Maybe you have the idea for the perfect shape and level of tattering to one Horseman's cowboy hat, and would like to suggest that. Maybe you think that if one of the guys was riding a Vincent, it'd be the most badass thing since open pipes. Chasing the cattle through a canyon, or idling at the top of a cliff looking down on the Devil's Herd? Any cool color palette you've seen? good reference photos? Stick figures are great. Here's what I have so far, although it can be changed no problem. Like I said, I'd like details of the coolest intake you can think of, the perfect instrument panels, the perfect trenchcoat for a rider. Any little detail, rendered in any level of quality. I'm considering showing them all riding along side each other, holding rifles, instead of the badly-perspectived parked scene shown here. Have the perfect design for the mountains? Toss it in! I plan on making these very huge, so don't worry about details being too small. You'll notice that I'd like to have one Indian, left-hand throttle bike, potentially a big twin, and potentially a Four, with fringed leater seat and saddlebags. I'd also like to have a stretch chopper with a king & queen seat, but I can't decide between a wide or a narrow tire. Notice how the Indian rider is holding his rifle in the second picture. I'd like to have him holding a gun, and at least one of the other guys having a pistol belt with two Colt Peacemakers. If anyone has a cool way of depicting that, please share. I am open to suggestion as to what the right rifle would be. You can also notice that in the second sketch, there is a Harley springer front end lurking in the background on the left, and I didn't draw the Indian rider's whole body, so that's actually Chopper Dude's rear wheel, not Indian Dude's head.
Posted by Rishnai 10 years ago
Just to let you guys know (you guys being members of the group PWMMOP) I am working on another drawing instructable that I'm hoping to publish soon. So their will be more instructables in the group soon. Hopefully, new ones will start coming as new members are added also. I'm hoping to make more drawing instructables after I finish the one I'm working on but I need ideas. So...if you have any ideas please let me know!!!
Posted by LoneWolf 8 years ago
Um....Could somebody with good drawing skills please help me real quick?I would like to use this drawing -or character- (Not mine), but I would like to have more angles of it. I personally don't think I can make good angles of it, so:Could anybody draw this from a few diffrent angles like front or back?ANY type of help would be greatly appreciated. Also, please forgive me if I put this in the wrong place, still not used to the new forum.
Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago
I've seen him sawing wood, roasting marshmallows, etc. Is there possibly a gallery of his/her pictures somewhere?
Posted by bajablue 7 years ago
Hello everyone. I am involved in the development of a new MMORpg based around the Steampunk genre and we are looking for concept art to base our 3d models on. If anyone is interested in the Steampunk genre and working on an amatuer video game I would love to hear from you and see some of your work. Don't be shy! Thanks!
Posted by ShadeStride 5 years ago
So I had a problem choosing a pattern that I was going to decorate a notebook with. I looked up patterns and designs on Google images, but most were either all too complicated or just not appealing to me. So I decided to create my own design. I had a few guidelines for the design: 1. It had to reflect my personality somehow. 2. It can't be too complicated 3. I had to like it, of course. I looked around for inspiration on Google and Ikea, and found this design where it was a feather with stripes surrounded by lines, circles, and curves. And it hit me, a picture surrounded by different patterns. Since I'm Asian, I immediately thought of a cute panda. Then, I google searched a tutorial for a panda, drew it, and behold, a panda! After that, I thought that it needed more, so I started drawing random ovals behind it. The ovals looked too plain so I thought about adding more, with patterns! I drew a variety of patterns in the ovals/circles and the picture is my result. If you look close enough you can see my other attempted patterns on the back of the paper, including feathers and toast. I'm just random like that. Pip pip toodley doo!
Posted by t0ast-tastic 5 years ago
Artist Jim Denevan makes sand drawings--but on a much bigger scale than your average beachcomber. This one is three miles across, a project that required a mind-boggling 100 miles of walking to complete. After one week, though, a rainstorm made the drawing disappear completely.Link via GeekdadIf you like this, another artist who works in nature is Andy Goldsworthy. Some of his pieces do not last more than a few hours, such as this ice sculpture from :30 to :55 that melted as soon as the sun rose.
Posted by joshf 10 years ago
Lockpick and I are running an Instructables Robot drawing contest. Post your drawings of Robot below and win patches or a grand prize of one year Pro membership. We accept scans or photos of drawings and digital media. Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. International entries are accepted. Update: CrLz has kindly donated a *3-month pro membership to add to the prizes! *Updated Prizes:* Grand Prize -one year pro membership 1st prize: 3-month pro membership 2nd prize: 3-month pro membership 3rd prize: 3-month pro membership All entries will receive a patch! Contest extended to January 31! *********And the winners are:************** *********Grand prize: reheiser *********Tied for first: technochicken and Hisart *********Third prize: Jen7714 Congratulations and thank you everyone who has entered! Special thanks to Lockpick who came up with the idea for this contest and helped judge the entries as well as Dr.Pepper who also helped with the judging, also CrLz who donated the three 3-month pro membership prizes.
Posted by ChrysN 7 years ago
I designed a portable easel out of two pieces of luan (1/8" to 1/4" plywood). I originally intended to sell them, but decided I didn't really enjoy making them in production levels. The time vs. cost factor didn't really pan out. Either way, this is a design that might make an artist loved one happy. It is fairly quick and easy and has a bit of style to it, I think. I added some molding at the bottom to act as a sort of pencil or brush holder. Just some metal rings to hold the two pieces of wood together and a SWEEEEET woodburning on the front with my name--feel free to put someone else's name on yours! What you don't see in the photos is a leather strap with a small dowel at the end that fits into two notches--one for holding the two sides of the wood from splaying apart when it's in easel mode, and another for when you want to keep it closed for carrying it.
Posted by MakeItWithJason 5 years ago
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Posted by BrookeKilby 6 years ago
I have Photodraw 2000 on my computer from several years ago - I copied it onto my newer computer and I use it all the time to add text, borders or effects and to correct old photos or erase backgrounds. I use my photos for various purposes, for teaching and family use, so it's good to be able to do lots of things with the photos in just one simple program I love Photodraw- it has so many uses and is easy to use. I never got the hang of using layers as in paint.net (which I've tried ) and Photoshop (which seems so expensive and complex). Does anyone else still use Photodraw or am I hanging on to a dinosaur here?
Posted by Puzzledd 7 years ago
I want to create some instructional illustrations for an instructable to be published here. Who's? I still don't know. There will be no cost to it. Just tell me about the instructable that you are working on so we can work through it. How does it work The illustration will be based upon a photo. You will take a picture that you want to use in your instructable and I will vectorize it by tracing over the image. Then, I will send the vectorized image back to you so you can publish it. Copyrights The work rights will be under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0). That means that I just need you to put my name on the credits of your post. I will use the images in my portfolio and/or will be published on my website. About Me I am a graphic designer and web developer that decided to join the United States Coast Guard a few years ago. I loved my job but I wanted to do something different and serve. I love what I do now but I miss designing so much that I've decided to do it for free. I guess is still serving the community.
Posted by cecilomar 5 years ago
I came up with an idea! There should be a place on the site called the "drawing board" in which you could sketch out ideas using your mouse and save them as a JPG. You could incorporate this into drawing plans and designs for your instructable! It could be a cool feature for everyone, but for pro membership you could have extra things (e.g. rainbow colors, a ruler, paint brush mode). I think this would be a cool addition to the website.
Posted by Jessie Marie 5 years ago
Comic book artist Jim Woodring is proposing to engineer and build a giant steel-nibbed dip pen to be used for public drawing instruction and demonstration which will also be performance art. He's soliciting donations to make this quixotic project a reality. Pretty cool, I think. I can't get the video to embed here. You can view it at http://projectsite.unitedstatesartists.org/project/giant_steel_dip_pen_and_penholder_for_demonstration_and_display. I'm amazed at how well he's thought this out and how passionate he is about pen-and-ink drawing.
Posted by yoyology 8 years ago
We participated in the recent bay area Maker Faire where we taught hundreds of people to draw with light taking over 800 pictures. It was a blast.Were any of you there? I saw the guy that made the coffee press.You can see my personal favorites on Flickr at The Best of Maker Faire Light Doodles.
Posted by unklstuart 10 years ago
I'm from estonia. Local stores don't sell much different items as in bigger countries. So i'm missing many good things to DIY. I need drafting board with straight up and down movable ruler. 100% straight lines can't be done only by hand and ruler. I have particle board and some L and U brackets. Idea is do make drafting board like this http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTA1NFgxNjAw/z/0dEAAOxyeR9TF7AP/$_57.JPG Problem is ruler. I haven't found right ruler mechanism from stores. I think I need to make mechanism for ruler. How? With fishing line like this http://ep.yimg.com/ay/draftingsteals-store/para-liner-delux-parallel-straightedges-by-alvin-3.gif I have also seen rollers and fishing line on ruler. Fishing line under the board is way more better than on the board.
Posted by DeathSuperMario 3 years ago
I just wanted to submit a link to this awesome guide I found for drawing anthro's. It's really great and it's also long and detailed (I printed it and it took 102 pages). In the process of teaching you how to draw anthro's it also has great drawing guides and tips for drawing anything - including humans and animals. So, for anyone interested - here's the link: http://hippie.nu/~unicorn/tut/xhtml/
Posted by LoneWolf 7 years ago
Paul Alexander Thornton shows off his skills with this lovely video of the creation of a skull drawing. He only used black and red ballpoint pens and the drawing was done over the course of two days. Paul Alexander Thornton via Wooster Collective
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago