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Ed Emberly's drawing books are fun for everyone

Jerry Seinfeld once quipped "There's no such thing as fun for the whole family." He probably wouldn't have changed his mind after seeing Ed Emberley's series of simple step-by-step instructional drawing books, but I happen to think they are fun for the whole family. I've owned his books for years, and they are a constant source of enjoyment and inspiration for me and for my daughters. You can apply Emberly's technique of taking simple shapes and building on them, not only in the step-by-step ins...
Tags: Post, News, Drawing, Jerry Seinfeld, Instruction, Ed Emberley, Emberly, Ed Emberly

Pop Mhan Comix has a new YouTube Channel

Local cartoonist Pop Mhan has started a tutorial channel on YouTube and has about fifteen videos online now at [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Youtube, Drawing, How To, YouTube Channel, Mike Rhode, Pop Mhan

Toshiyuki Fukuda Portfolio 2 Art Book Review

A graphic design graduate from the Osaka University of Art, Toshiyuki Fukuda (福田利之) is a prolific illustrator whose art work has graced countless magazines, children’s books, T-shirts, music album covers and many more. This 2nd collection of his art work ( see the first collection here ) showcases more than 200 pages of his delightful illustrations. (image above) The art book comes housed in a lovely slip case. (above right) This particular piece feels like a tribute to one of my fav...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Book Reviews, Illustration, Drawing, Anime, Gustav Klimt, Amazon Japan, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Amazon De, Stanley Artgerm Lau, Amazon CA, Toshiyuki Fukuda, Toshiyuki Fukuda Portfolio 2 Art Book Review, 福田利之作品集2

David Shrigley's monk-like lockdown: rice, drawings and 'balls cold' sea swims

Isolation in Devon has inspired the artist, with an outpouring of 400 black ink drawings about anything from coronavirus to Donald Trump. He reveals why his wife would prefer him to wash the car‘Sometimes,” says David Shrigley, “I feel like a monk transcribing the Bible.” The artist, speaking by phone from lockdown in Devon, is referring to the meditative form of creativity he has been practising ever since isolation began. His aim is to produce a set number of drawings each day. “Sometimes it’s...
Tags: Art, World news, Culture, Art and design, Drawing, Devon, Donald Trump, David Shrigley, Shrigley, Coronavirus outbreak

The Portfolio: Neo Matloga

The artists shares how his practice has evolved: initially he was an oil painter, but now he works in mixed media, marrying painting with collage The post The Portfolio: Neo Matloga appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Collage, Painting, Drawing, Amsterdam, Friday, Portraits, Portfolio, Black Collages, Neo Matloga

Check Out Crayola's New 'Colors of the World' Crayons

At a moment when race is at the very top of the national conversation, Crayola is, finally, providing kids with more than a handful of colors to choose from when they draw self portraits, family portraits and pictures of their friends. Crayola is calling the set “Colors of the World,” and it’s available for pre-order…Read more...
Tags: Art, Race, Drawing, Crayola, Lifehacks

Megasia – Story Of Another Universe Art Book Review

Megasia – Story Of Another Universe is an art book by Japanese illustrator Monokubo (もの久保). Through her boundless imagination she dreams up fantastic worlds where the mundane meets the magical, with giant animals inhabiting our realm. The massive size of these otherwise familiar creatures create an anachronistic sight that is both bizarre and charming. (above & below) A recurring visual element of Monokubo’s illustrations seem to be influenced by Shintoism; with the giant white f...
Tags: Amazon, Book Reviews, Illustration, Drawing, Anime, Torii, Amazon UK, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Fantasy Art, Giant Animals, Megasia, Monokubo, Shintoism, Kyoto Monokubo, Mononoke Her

How to draw natural history specimens

In this segment from the 1980s Australian television program Curiosity Show, the host shows you how to make accurate drawings of natural history specimens using graph paper. You place the specimen (in this case, a spider) on a piece of graph paper. Then you use another sheet of graph paper to draw the spider, using the grids as a guide. You can use enlarged graph paper to make a larger-than-life drawing of the specimen, as the host does here.
Tags: Video, News, Drawing, Drawing Instructions

Hockney invites budding artists to find joys of spring in lockdown

Artist provides inspiration for competition to lift spirits during the coronavirus crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLocked down in France, British artist David Hockney has been sitting in the garden of his Normandy home drawing the blossoming of spring. The cherry and other fruit trees, the hawthorns and blackthorns, all feature in his works, famously created on his iPad.Now Hockney, 82, is the inspiration for a competition to encourage young and old to create an...
Tags: Art, France, Culture, Drawing, Normandy, David Hockney, Hockney, Coronavirus outbreak

Hockney invites the French to find joys of spring in lockdown

Artist provides inspiration for competition to lift spirits during the coronavirus crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLocked down in France, British artist David Hockney has been sitting in the garden of his Normandy home drawing the blossoming of spring. The cherry and other fruit trees, the hawthorns and blackthorns, all feature in his works, famously created on his iPad.Now Hockney, 82, is the inspiration for a competition to encourage young and old to create an...
Tags: Art, France, Culture, Drawing, Normandy, David Hockney, Hockney, Coronavirus outbreak

How to Draw Baby Yoda

Remember when the coronavirus was not all anyone talked about? Remember the days when the topic that dominated conversation was a certain big-eared, wide-eyed little being that sort of resembles Yoda but in an impossibly cute way? I am, of course, referring to The Child, better known in all of our hearts as Baby Yoda,…Read more...
Tags: Art, Star Wars, Science Fiction, Drawing, Lifehacks, Yoda

Drawing Places, Capturing Memories

The writer learns to step away from life filtered through a camera and catches memories with pencil and paper.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Drawing, Travel and Vacations, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Learn How to Draw From Disney Animators Through These Free Videos

If you’ve been using some of your at-home time to learn how to draw, Disney Parks has a number of videos that might help.Read more...
Tags: Disney, Drawing, Animation, Lifehacks, Disney Parks

Buy Your Kids a Bunch of Cardstock

You might be at the point in this stay-at-home pandemic where you need to switch up your kid’s art supplies a bit. Maybe they’ve already blown through every piece of construction paper in the house, or maybe you’re tired of Magic-Erasing surfaces where markers have bled through too-thin paper. If so, it’s time to pull…Read more...
Tags: Art, Creativity, Drawing, Lifehacks, Cardstock

Rolls-Royce car design contest

Around the world , a lot of parents have all of a sudden found themselves with a new job: school teacher. And while none of them really signed up for that role, necessarily, well, nobody signed up for a lot of what’s going on right now. But if you’re looking for creative ways to fill the arts and crafts portion of the day’s lesson, an unexpected source is here to help. Rolls-Royce, the British automaker best known for making cars only the rich and famous can afford, is inviting kids to let the...
Tags: Travel, Cars, Drawing, United Kingdom, Rolls-royce, Contests, All, Royce, Escher

"We were at once recipients of and contributors to the joy of witnessing the sudden appearance of creatures none of us had foreseen, but which we ourselves had nonetheless created."

Said the Surrealist poet Simone Kahn, quoted in "Explaining Exquisite Corpse, the Surrealist Drawing Game That Just Won’t Die."It's a game you might want to play, during our long confinement, with all the concern about about our body. Here are 2 fabulous examples by Man Ray, André Breton, Yves Tanguy, and Max Morise (in 1928):If you don't know how to do these drawings and don't want to read the linked article, look closely at these images and see where the paper folds are. One person begins the ...
Tags: Games, Law, Drawing, Surrealism, Man Ray, Ann Althouse, Yves Tanguy, Simone Kahn, Man Ray André Breton Yves Tanguy, Max Morise

Dav Pilkey Is Hosting Virtual Readings and Drawing Lessons

Dav Pilkey—author and illustrator of the Captain Underpants and Dog Man children’s book series—is, like most of us, stuck at home. So he’s teaming with the Library of Congress to read to our kids and help them learn to draw some of his most beloved characters.Read more...
Tags: Books, Reading, Drawing, Lifehacks, Library Of Congress, Dav Pilkey

Commenter Ryan suggests a fantastic drawing game!

From the comments thread on the first post of today:If you have kids try this game that I came up with by accident about 10 years ago: get their yearbook and draw someone, and then give them the drawing and the yearbook and see if they can figure it out. It's a fun game! We were playing last night and even cynical high school kids love it.Even without kids! This is a great game and great as a drawing project.You just need something to draw. Once, years ago, I came across an ad that had a collect...
Tags: Law, Drawing, Ryan, Ann Althouse, Ryan (the commenter

"Pick up anything and start sketching. Your iPhone - take all those ridiculous pictures you took - all of that is a form of drawing."

"All the funny little songs you thought, oh, that's got a great lyric, those are the beginning of ideas. Every dream you have is a possible little bit of an idea. And all of that can be put into use - all of your obsessions. Yes, you like to watch dog videos. Well, maybe you might want to make one. So what if it's not that good? I'm telling you the lessons I've learned in a lifetime of doing it and being terrified of doing it and a lifetime of talking to real artists. The only way to take the cu...
Tags: Art, Writing, Law, Drawing, Jerry Saltz, Ann Althouse

This cheap set of 50 colored pencils helps me pass the time

I have been learning to draw with this set of affordable colored pencils! With the help of YouTube and this set of colored pencils, I am trying once again to draw a monkey that doesn't end up looking like a penis. Thats just how they look to me, but I swear its a monkey. I do wonder what a Rorschach test might uncover... 50 pencils for under $8? OK. Sargent Art Premium Coloring Pencils, Pack of 50 Assorted Colors, 22-7251 via Amazon
Tags: News, Review, Time, Color, Drawing, Hobbies, Sketch

Doodle With Children's Book Author and Illustrator Mo Willems

Each weekday for the next few weeks, author and illustrator Mo Willems will invite kids into his studio at lunchtime to create some of his beloved characters. Starting this week, new episodes of Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems will be posted at 1 p.m. Eastern time and will remain online to be streamed at any time.Read more...
Tags: Art, Drawing, Lifehacks, Childrens Books, Mo Willems, Illustrator Mo Willems

Does This Viral Hack Actually Revive Dried-Out Markers?

Kids these days love two things: TikTok and school supplies.Read more...
Tags: Drawing, Testing, Lifehacks, Tiktok

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola talks about returning to drawing comics and more

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola talks about his 35-year career, his concept design work on Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and winning an Eisner Award in this interview on Inverse. Image: Hellboy cover inset
Tags: Post, Comics, News, Disney, Drawing, Hellboy, Mike Mignola

Otomo Katsuhiro Illustrates Album Covers for Skapara

Akira manga artist/anime director Otomo Katsuhiro has illustrated three album art covers for the 30th anniversary special album by the Japanese Jazz/Ska band Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ), often abbreviated as Skapara. Check it out below – I cannot say I’m familiar with the music of the band, but I’ve definitely seen their music posters and albums when I was living in Tokyo. This is not the first time that Otomo has taken on commercial illustration work of course; many of ...
Tags: Music, Japan, Illustration, Drawing, Tokyo, Anime, Kaba, Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo Katsuhiro, Otomo, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Skapara, Tokyo Ska Paradise, TOKYO SKA TREASURES, Sendai Airport Japan

"To walk down the street with him is just a reminder that, no matter how boring you think the day is, there are always interesting things around you."

"If you think of just a walk to the corner as an opportunity to see something different, most of us don’t do that normally. He is just this super-voracious observer of everything."Said Jen Bekman, an online art curator, quoted in "Jason Polan, an artist who set out to draw every person in New York, has died at 37" (WaPo)(Polan died of cancer).Bekman said the idea for drawing every person in New York grew from the MoMa project [in which he drew every piece of art in the Museum of Modern Art]. The...
Tags: New York, Law, Drawing, Harry, Lafayette, Edward Norton, Moma, Jason Polan, Polan, Ann Althouse, Bill Griffith, Said Jen Bekman, WaPo Polan, Bekman, Uni Ball Vision Elite

Sisterhood – Little Thunder Art Book Review

Warning : The following post contains nudity/adult content. Sisterhood is a delightful collection of illustrations by the popular Hong Kong based cartoonist Little Thunder, with over 50 thousand followers on Instagram at the time of writing. The artist has garnered a huge following in Japan as well ( her work is also featured in Illustration 2020 ), and this is her first art book published in Japanese, with over 100 pieces of art work spread across 200 pages. I myself find it hard to define...
Tags: Amazon, Hong Kong, Comics, Japan, Book Reviews, Illustration, Drawing, Anime, Manga, Amazon UK, Sisterhood, Akira, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Manga/comics, Little Thunder

Vogue Italia “helps the environment” by featuring no photos in its latest issue

Climate change is one of the burning issues in our society, and many photographers are doing what they can to raise awareness about it. But Vogue Italia recently turned to a pretty unusual method of helping the environment – they banned photography completely. The latest issue of the popular fashion magazine features no photos whatsoever, […] The post Vogue Italia “helps the environment” by featuring no photos in its latest issue appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Climate, Illustration, Drawing, Vogue, Vogue Italia

"DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS CARICATURE? And no, we are not kidding..."

"On Thursday, December 5, 2019, the victim was working as a caricature artist at the Festival of Lights event in downtown Riverside. Around 11:50 p.m., the suspect approached the victim and asked for a portrait of himself. The victim agreed and created the attached caricature of the suspect. Once the victim was finished, the suspect grabbed a money bag that belonged to the victim, which contained about $500 in cash. The suspect fled on foot leaving his portrait behind. This caricature is of the ...
Tags: Facebook, Crime, Law, Police, Drawing, Caricature, Cooper, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Riverside Police Department

Bram Stoker’s Dracula – Mike Mignola Graphic Novel Review

Mike Mignola‘s last comics project before he embarked on his epic Hellboy journey, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is his graphic novel adaptation of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 movie of the same name. Originally released as a full-color four issue adaptation some 25 years ago, this new edition comes in stunning black and white. Mike Mignola’s bold graphic style is perfectly suited to tackle this moody gothic horror number, with its rich inky blacks and shadows, creating dynamic negative spaces that he...
Tags: Comics, Book Reviews, Illustration, Drawing, Anime, Hellboy, Bram Stoker, Francis Ford Coppola, Dracula, Amazon UK, Amazon Japan, Graphic Novel, Manga/comics, Mike Mignola, Dark Horse, Dracula Mike Mignola Graphic Novel Review

Review: Semi-Final of Landscape Artist of the Year 2019 at Cromarty Firth

You know how I like to draw out the themes in Landscape Artist of the Year....? Well it struck me as I watched the Landscape Artist of the Year 2019 Semi Final very late on Tuesday evening, after... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Landscape, Painting, Drawing, Art Competition, Painters, Art On Television, Landscape Painting, Cromarty Firth, Painter, Making A Mark, Landscape Artist Of The Year, Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year