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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
(Links NSFW) Juan Francisco Casas drew these photorealistic portraits using nothing but a ballpoint pen. Are his subjects are too distracting or do they show off his skill? Either way, we can’t look away.
Graphic design student Luca Lago Batmanized several Star Wars characters. His conversion process was pretty simple: give a character bat ears and add “bat” to its name. It’s super-effective!
Michael Neff uses chalk to capture the varied shadows found in cities. Sometimes his drawing lasts a couple of years, but most of them are gone the next day, like the shadows themselves.
These spooky drawings are the work of John Kenn. A TV show director and writer, Kenn said he draws to relieve stress and boredom, and that Post-It Notes let him “create stories” in a jiffy.
These portraits were based only on a passage from A New Hope, where the Sith lord is first described as a 7 ft. tall man with a face “obscured by his flowing black robes and grotesque breath mask”.
At first glance, you’d think that you were looking at some sort of 3-dimensional sculpture, but these are just flat sheets of paper, illustrated with incredible depth by Chilean artist Fredo.
Bill Murray is one of Wes Anderson’s staple actors, but what if Murray was Anderson’s only actor? No need to tax your brain with such a question; Casey Weldon already did the work for us.
The guys over at DeviantART have released this simple, elegant HTML5 painting application which even offers support for Wacom tablets. Start playing now for free, extra brushes cost points.
Zach Weiner, creator of webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (NSFW), created a book of optical illusions, in which the illusions are illusions because they’re not really illusions.
Animator Peter Blaskovic’s Flame will pull you in with its initial simplicity, but artists will find themselves completely enthralled by the ethereal works they can create with the little Flash app.
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