Gorgeous collection of public domain illustrations of space

Over a decade ago, we tipped readers to the astronomy illustrations of Trouvelot. now the New York Public Library has a large collection of his work available online. Read the rest

AxiDraw v3 promises even more machine-drawn delights

AxiDraw is a computer-aided pen plotter that uses any writing instrument inserted in the device.

The latest and greatest demo hints at just some of the possibilities. Read the rest

How to draw your hand in 3D

I know what my kids will be doing after school today. (Handimania)

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Draw like an artist: go from "I can't draw" to "handmade art for sale"

Boing Boing-beloved artist Chris Locke (previously) writes, "World-famous artist and middle-school art teacher Christopher Locke has published a new drawing tutorial book, packed with lessons from his own classroom. Whether you're a 10-year-old aspiring artist, or an octogenarian with an art degree, you'll find exercises and activities that will help you build your skill and refine the way you see the world." Read the rest

Gorgeous teeny-tiny pencil drawings

Mexican artist Mateo Pizarro draws these beautiful and insanely tiny illustrations using just a pencil. (via Juxtapoz)

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Excellent creepy hand illusion

"Drawn on my hand with markers and pen," writes Natalie Nakles. Read the rest

The stunning pen and ink drawings of Polish artist Wojtek Kowalczyk

The artist was born in 1960, in Krakow, Poland.

Video: trick for drawing a perfect circle

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Vast, hand-drawn maze took seven years to design

@Kya7y's father spent seven years drawing an enormous, intricate maze on a sheet of A1 paper, of which this photo is but a tiny part. Flooby Nooby's Ron Doucet collects the revealed sections; there seems to be no single, high-quality image showing the labyrinth in its entirety. [Matome via Spoon-tamago] Read the rest