For those who wish to draw more

Hammertime November 22, 2007

Filed under: .Nat,Day 22 — doingart @ 5:49 am
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Here’s my image of the Thanksgiving Turkey. Actually, I was shooting for a stark, proletarian hammer in harsh black and white, but then the ink started bleeding a bit and I had to make do with a conventional capitalist hammer. This free postcard art is up for grabs at blog.natdickinson.com


One for today; one for tomorrow November 21, 2007

Filed under: .Cooper,Day 21,Day 22 — c00p @ 11:33 am
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Here’s what I’ve been using to create my Drawmo posts:

Wacom tablet

Mostly I use the “dry media brushes” within Photoshop Elements, but this one is mostly “wet media”:


Happy Thanksgiving!


Days 6-10 November 12, 2007

Still behind, but less so. Lessons of the weekend’s drawing: curves are hard to draw well, and objects with both curves and straight lines are really hard to draw well.

Day 6
Generic Battery

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10
Kitchen Sink


Jacqui 11/11 – Hand with object

Filed under: .Jacqui,Day 11 — artisthome @ 3:16 am
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Drawing Your Hand Holding an Object

hand with object


Red, blue, and black November 6, 2007

Filed under: .India — India @ 7:04 pm
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I hate ballpoint pens. Really. I don’t like the amount of pressure you have to use on them; my hands get tired. I don’t like the way the ink globs up sometimes. I don’t like the spindly quality of the lines they make, as the ink fades in and out.

But, holy wow, look what you can do with them, if you know what you’re doing:

Hope Gangloff

Via Samantha Hahn’s blog, Maquette: “Art, Design, Inspiration. Eye candy for the visually hungry.”


pliers November 5, 2007

Filed under: .Sionwyn,Day 05 — sion @ 10:01 am
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I was a bit uninspired tonight, so I just drew a pair of pliers left on the table after a beading bee. Pigma pen on some sort of “parchment” inkjet paper. Neither scanner at the folks’ place wants to play nice, so I just took a pic w the webcam.


Please vote for “a painting a month in 2007” December 26, 2006

Filed under: .Elizabeth,Meta — elizabethperry @ 11:52 am
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Hi, everyone.

Happy Boxing Day.

I haven’t yet done my December DrawMo drawing – but there are still a few days left in the month…

But meanwhile, I wanted to let you all know that I’m a finalist for a DIY shopping spree – and they are voting for the winner over at Curbly.com – so this post is my shameless plea for votes!!! My proposal was to spend the money to buy twelve small canvases and an easel, brushes, etc., and make and blog a painting a month for 2007. They are offering a $200 budget at Amazon.com.

I figure that if I win, I will be able to do a small painting on canvas for DrawMo/Curbly each month next year! This was my project description:


You can vote for me with your comment on this thread:


(You may need to register, but I think it is a cool site and you might enjoy it anyway – they are a group blog / online community with lots of great project ideas and both how-to and design advice.)

Thank you all so much!!!!


ZzzzzZZZZZzzzz … November 21, 2006

Filed under: .Elisabeth,Day 16 — Elisabeth @ 2:58 am
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After I scanned this drawing I was tempted to put some color on it in Photoshop. I sometimes do this, and in this case it was the orange blanket that inspired me:



DrawYear!: Product lust November 9, 2006

Filed under: .Margaret — Mgtei @ 5:58 am
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A brief interuption from all the fantabulous drawings to lust after Typotheque’s 2007 planner/sketchbook. Perhaps a bit early to think about your own personal DrawYear! but hey, this is pretty shiny. And for all the designers/type nerds out there (I see you) there’s grids in the front for sketching type. Love the placeholding ribbon, too. (is there another name for that?) Happy Day 9 everybody.

Typotheque diary


Needed 3 hands and younger eyes November 4, 2006

Filed under: .Kim,Day 04 — kim @ 10:49 pm
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Eames DCW

I’m looking down the list of categories for the one that reads ‘frustrated’ but alas. This quick sketch was more an exercise of my patience than anything else. I tried to use a viewfinder with “format” lines. (Do we have a Sketch & Bitch category?) What a comedy. Clearly I need a lesson on how to use a viewfinder, I guess I should’ve read the book! Day 4 is done.