Intricate paper cutouts of animals, colored by nature

Faye Halliday recently started making variants of her intricate animal drawings with cut-out sections. She then held them up in beautiful locales to create a delightful effect. Read the rest

Artist proves that basic school supplies work fine for making art

YouTuber Peter Draws accepted a viewer challenge and created two lovely sketches using basic school supplies: a standard No. 2 Pencil, a wide ruled composition book, and a manual pencil sharpener. Read the rest

Watch "Extrapolate," a trippy animated visual palindrome

What starts as a live action hand extrapolating a line along a grid gets real trippy real fast, but the fanciful hand-drawn extrapolations follow a discernible mathematical pattern. Read the rest

A guide to doggo names

The artist behind the Tumblr GudGuyMaybe created this whimsical guide to the canine kingdom (and a few other species too):

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Artist creates shower hair masterpieces

Artist Lucy Gafford has discovered inexpensive art supplies. Rather than letting shed hairs go down the shower drain, she creates Shower Hair Masterpieces, like this fancy azalea blossom. Read the rest

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