Videographer Frederic van Strydonck created a smartphone rig that allowed him to attach a camera to a brush marker pen, providing a unique perspective as ink flows smoothly onto the paper beneath its tip. Laughing Squid has a picture of the camera rig that made the shot possible.
Vincent van Gogh’s painting Starry Night is famous for its swirly brushstrokes. Rather than replicate the painterly style of the original, dP Art Drawing copied the design with rulers, french curves, and a compass, resulting in a geometrically-structured interpretation. She used gel pens on black paper to make the colors pop.
Three unique drawing tools made from metal. The Point includes a protractor and spirograph patterns. The Curve has corner rounders, circles, and a watch face template. The Polygon has straight lines and guides for creating shapes with 3 to 20 sides. Sold individually or in a set of three with a custom-made leather case.
South Korea-based artist Drawholic wows us with a colored-pencil portrait of Din Djarin and Grogu. The time-lapse video lets us observe the entire process from start to finish, as the rough outlines give way to color, shading, and a background that makes the image pop off of the page.
This stainless steel bookmark not only saves your place, it provides useful shapes for detailing your ideas. The sturdy stencil incorporates a protractor, compass, t-square, circle, square, and triangle bullets, isometric guides, and metric and imperial rulers. The expansion card adds letters, numbers, and a few other shapes.
This unusual but versatile drawing tool from Hong Kong has a name that sounds like a character from The Mandalorian. It uses a set of modular bars that connect to a center wheel, allowing you to draw all kinds of shapes with ease, including circles, ellipses, pentagons, hexagons, golden ratio spirals, and more.
Like to doodle? This series of online courses will help you to advance your character drawing skills. You’ll learn about the anatomy and gestures that make an image believable and accurate, along with specialized drawing styles like pinups, wild west, and more. Get lifetime access to all 11 courses in The Awesomer Shop.
Hone your artistic skills with this series of six online courses that include drawing and painting in various different medium, along with lots of tips and techniques. You’ll learn about composition, color, shading, as well as working with oils, acrylics, and watercolors.
This stainless steel tool helps draw circles, arcs, and straight lines, and can also measure. It combines a protractor, straight edge, T-square and compass functions, and can measure in inches, centimeters, picas, and pixels. It packs neatly in your wallet alongside your credit cards.
Want an easy way to draw perfect circles? This handy art tool features a rotating interior disc with pre-marked locations for circles up to 6″ in diameter. Simply place your pen or pencil into one of the holes, and spin. The exterior markings double as a 360º protractor, so you can easily draw precise arcs too.
dP Art Drawing loves to experiment with many different drawing techniques. Recently, he decided to create an image by covering a background with charcoal powder, then revealing its subject using an electric eraser. The second drawing achieves more subtle shading with an ordinary 50 cent eraser though.
Detroit lawyer and artist Colin Darke not only can draw well, but has the rare ability to do it with both his left and right hands. But he doesn’t just use them one at a time, he draws with both hands at the same time. Check out his Instagram for more time-lapse videos of his work.
This playful pair of books from Flipboku is packed with fun drawing activities. The first book, Dots, has dot-to-dot puzzles which form six professionally-illustrated cartoon animations when complete. The second book, Lines, offers up six brain-bending animated optical illusions.
We’ve played around with those 3D drawing pens, and generally just end up with a blobby mess. But 3D Pen Lab is an expert at this creative tool, cranking out some pretty amazing sculptures with the device, like this smooth image of Rick and Morty. It’s creepy as hell during the build process, but the finished result is amazing.
Pay what you want for this bundle of nine courses which will help you build your illustrative skills. By the end, you’ll know how to get the most out of ballpoint pens, colored pencils, pastels pencils, and more, while drawing everything from landscapes, to skulls, to comic book superheroes.
Artist DP Truong shows off her mad compass skills as she creates a detailed portrait by drawing hundreds of concentric circles and varying the pressure of his pen to create shades of grey. Here’s another one of her images celebrating the collab between Son Tung, Snoop Dogg, and Madison Beer.
James Raiz aka TheBoxOfficeArtist pays tribute to Tony Stark and his massive collection of armor by illustrating all of his suits in one image. He spent about 24 hours on this masterpiece of Marvel fandom, condensed down to a 14 min time-lapse. You can buy prints on his website.
It used to be that artist’s lightboxes were big, clunky things. Now, thanks to modern LED and optics tech, they’re thin and portable. This one has a 12″ x 8.5″ surface, perfect for tracing images onto letter-sized paper. Save 49% in The Awesomer Shop.
iskn’s Slate Repaper is a graphics tablet that lets you use real pens and paper. It comes with a magnetic ring that you put around your pen of choice to capture your strokes, and offers pressure sensitivity. It can be used with PCs or mobile devices. Drops 2019 for $200.
ft Robotics shows off a nifty Arduino Mega and Fischertechnik based plotter. Unlike other drawing machines which are driven by cartesian coordinates, this one uses polar coordinates. It draws by moving a pen along one axis, while a turntable rotates beneath its retractable pen.