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How to Draw Your Hand in 3D

How to Draw Your Hand in 3D

DIY site Handimania shows off a fun and simple way to take the outline of your hand and turn it into a simulated 3-dimensional image. We suppose this would work with your foot too if you can bend over to reach it.

Sand Drawing Machine

Sand Drawing Machine

Kinetic sculptor David Bynoe created this cable-driven machine which can create crop-circle like drawings using sand as its medium. The machine was built for the Telus Spark Science Centre in Alberta, Canada.

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Adobe Ink & Slide

Adobe Ink & Slide

Adobe solves the iPad pen dilemma. The Ink is a elegant aluminum stylus with a precise tip and pressure sensitivity, and Slide augments on-screen drawing with a tactile ruler for drawing lines and other shapes. Full review on Technabob.

Snake 3D Chalk Art

Snake 3D Chalk Art

Another neat stop-motion video from chalk artist Chris Carlson. Watch as the classic mobile game Snake comes alive. Can you believe we only had this and Space Impact before, and now we have freakin’ XCOM on our phones?

Hyper-real Drawing

Hyper-real Drawing

Artist Marcello Barenghi demonstrates his ability to draw and paint objects that look so real that you could reach out and pluck them from the paper they’ve been drawn on. After your potato chip snack, chase it down with a fried egg.

How to Draw Really Good: Mario

How to Draw Really Good: Mario

It’s time for today’s art lesson. Let’s learn how to draw everyone’s favorite video game plumber, Mario, courtesy of Oliver, Age 24. Be sure to get out all of your 3D, 4D and 5D colors and practice your dungareeing technique. Perfectio!

Roll-up Travel Whiteboard

Roll-up Travel Whiteboard

The Zipboard is an ingenious gadget which lets you carry a compact whiteboard in your backpack or suitcase. It unfurls to provide a self-standing, rigid dry-erase drawing surface, and even has a hidden marker compartment.

Can Blind People Draw?

Can Blind People Draw?

Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, has shown us how he cooks and what he sees; here, he responds to the popular request to draw various objects based on how he thinks they look. (Thanks Ben!)

RE: Father & Son Day

RE: Father & Son Day

Redditor neightdog screwed up big time. He overslept and ended up flaking out on his 7-year old son. His kid sent him a passive-aggressive reminder to make sure he does the right thing next time.

Tiny Chalkboard Pin

Tiny Chalkboard Pin

This 3″ metal button can be tacked onto your shirt, coat or backpack, and lets you share your doodles and thoughts with the world. Comes with chalk, eraser and magnets for hanging it on your fridge.

Two-Handed Writer

Two-Handed Writer

Chen Siyuan not only has the ability to write with both hands at the same time, but she can write in two languages simultaneously. Though we won’t be truly impressed until she starts using her feet.

Chalktrail

Chalktrail

Attach the Chalktrail to the rear wheel of any bike, and kids (or grown-ups) can draw fun geometric sidewalk graffiti as they ride. Each chalk stick draws a 1.5 mile line. Scooter version coming soon.

Playing Card Realism Challenge

Playing Card Realism Challenge

Artist Mark Crilley starts out with a torn playing card, and challenges himself to draw a photorealistic rendition of the King of Clubs that’s nearly indistinguishable from the real deal.

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Doodle Music

Doodle Music

YouTube mathematician Vi Hart’s latest video is her most confusing yet, but it’s the most entertaining one as well. Watch and listen as she demonstrates friezes, 2D patterns that repeat in one direction.

The Old Man and The Sea

The Old Man and The Sea

An illustrated summary of Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Old Man and The Sea by Hagen Reiling. Shot and converted to stop motion by Marcel Schindler. The song is Sail by AWOLNATION.

Continuous Line Star Wars Art

Continuous Line Star Wars Art

Sam Hallows made five illustrations of Star Wars characters, vehicles and ships. They’re bare sketches, but what makes them impressive is that they were each made with a single, continuous line.

I Know That Feel, Bro.

I Know That Feel, Bro.

DeviantART member paperbeatsscissors matches characters from comics, videogames and cartoons and captions them with the sympathetic meme. Can you guess all the character connections?

Two-Handed Drawing

Two-Handed Drawing

In tribute to The Shawshank Redemption, portrait artist Xiaonan Sun draws both Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins simultaneously, with both left and right hands. Sped up for time, it’s still impressive.

Ink Dot Portrait

Ink Dot Portrait

Check out the quiet beauty (and flowing camera and editing work) in Miguel Endara’s video of the making of “Hero,” a drawing of his father which he created from 3.2 million ink dots and a single pen.

Wacom Inkling Pen System

Wacom Inkling Pen System

With this special pen and receiver clipped onto your sketch pad, you can capture every detail (with 1024 levels of sensitivity), then upload them as either raster or vector images to your PC or Mac.

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Squiggle Inception

Squiggle Inception

YouTube entertainer/mathematician Vi Hart convinces us that we could be getting much, much, much better use out of our time next time we’re sitting in a boring meeting or lecture.

Mona Lisa Connect the Dots

Mona Lisa Connect the Dots

While artist Thomas Pavitte’s finished Mona Lisa doesn’t look exactly like da Vinci’s original, you have to give him credit for solving this connect-the-dot image with a mind-numbing 6239 dots.

Mike Joos Bike Art

Mike Joos Bike Art

Mike Joos has a series of prints featuring popular characters both real and fictional riding their very own custom bikes – with a couple of exceptions. You can also order the prints as T-shirts.

Literal Concert Flyers

Literal Concert Flyers

Grant Snider – who made the Band Discography Poster – continues to poke fun at the music scene with his latest work. He forgot The Punk Band That Only Makes Faster Versions of Other Songs.

Squiggle Masterpieces

Squiggle Masterpieces

From chaos comes calm: these disorderly yet exquisite pen and ink drawings of familiar works of art are comprised of thousands of improvised miniature characters by Tokyo artist Keita Sagaki.

Stephen Wiltshire’s Cityscapes

Stephen Wiltshire’s Cityscapes

Stephen Wiltshire is famous for his highly detailed landscapes, all of which he draws from memory, sometimes even after only a brief survey of his subject. Don’t believe us? Watch him draw here.

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