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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.

Ballpoint Pen Drawings

Ballpoint Pen Drawings

(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.

Batman x Star Wars

Batman x Star Wars

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!

The Night Shadow Project

The Night Shadow Project

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.

Post-It Monster Drawings

Post-It Monster Drawings

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.

Darth Vader Redesigned

Darth Vader Redesigned

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”.

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3D Drawings

3D Drawings

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 x Wes Anderson

Bill Murray x Wes Anderson

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.

DeviantART Muro

DeviantART Muro

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.

Funny: Fabulous Optical Follies

Funny: Fabulous Optical Follies

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.

Drawing with Flame

Drawing with Flame

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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