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What are some techniques to give drawings 3D appearance?

I am very new to this world of graphics design. I have noticed that some drawing look 3D but I have no clue what's making them perceived like that. For example how can I turn a circle to look like a ...
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How to draw a leaf using Inkscape

I am trying to draw the following leaf1 using inkscape: More precisely I would like to get the outer shape of the leaf. I have tried to get it using the intersection of two circles: But the shape is ...
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What is this style of illustration used in Arabian Nights, illustrated by Vera Bock?

I have had this copy of Arabian Nights, collected by Andrew Lang, published around 1960 in Great Britain, in which the illustrations were done by Vera Bock. I have always been mesmerized by them. I ...
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Why are these types of Graphics so popular among big corporations?

I am not an artist, just a simple engineer. I noticed in the recent years, some big corporations such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, use these type of design for characters: just to name a few. Why ...
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Ink outline vs seniority of color layers

New to digital drawing, but would imagine that everyone starts with a sketched ink outline that has an alpha channel, and then from there add on color layers to fill in the transparent space between ...
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How do I prevent the white outline around the inside of the blue circle not happen?

when I use the fill option in photoshop it leaves an edge of ugly white border between the black outline and the blue. is there a way to fix this from happening?
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What tools can provide such sketchy diagrams (technical)

I am searching for what tool that is used to create such sketchy drawings to be used in technical (software) related projects, and hopefully it is open source. The main point here is that I already ...
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How to do the Loomis method of drawing the head at an angle that isn't 3/4?

Everyone who teaches the Loomis method of drawing the head from an angle always shows the 3/4 angle. For example, see the middle picture below. Apparently, at this angle the eclipse on the side of ...
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Tracing Pattern On Fabric Using Laundry Marker

two short questions: I want to transfer a pattern similar to this to fabric: Since I really like the aesthetic of vintage camouflage clothes, I want to go for a similar look. I noticed that ...
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Drawing Sketch Video Tutorial on Titanic Ship

YouTube Video URL : https://youtu.be/aZI1LO8AxAA This is a tutorial on Drawing Titanic Ship free hand sketch. I would like to know using drawing tools viz Adobe Photoshop, MSPaint etc whether the ...
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How can I find the intersection lines when a cube and plane intersect?

I'm trying to understand linear perspective better. Let's say I have a plane and a cube and a defined intersection line with the front face of the cube. The colored lines are 3 examples of the ...
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Convert an image into color coded grid

Is there any software or an online site which could convert an image into a grid of given size and each box in the grid will have a color code (easiest if just black and white) so that filling the ...
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How can I make a copy of the mandala on the right to be the one on the left on inkspace? [closed]

I was drawing a mandala using inkspace and when I tried to drag the objet I found a copy of it dragged with me which is the one on the left and I really don't know how did I do this. I want to laser ...
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How do you use the perspective tool in Clip Studio Paint?

I am interested in drawing backgrounds for my web comic and would like to use the perspective ruler to help make 3-dimensional backgrounds. I haven't found a lot of tutorials on this tool and have ...
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Real Life Cube - Seeing Perspective

I am currently learning how to draw and trying to understand perspective. I have found a cube toy in my room that I want to draw in perspective. I then place the cube below my eye level. Also I close ...
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Software I can replicate this notebook with

I am looking for a way to practise and replicate this notebook. I am looking forward for a transparent png, but transparency is not that important. Any software or tutorial relevant to this will be ...
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What is this drawing style called? [closed]

I was drawing in class and somehow created this and I want to make more of these tho I don't know how this is called? Can someone please help???
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Illustrator - paint/draw inside the drawing created from brush strokes, not shapes

I have been struggling with this for last few days and decided to get expert help here. I have drawing like below (original art is more complex) which was created using brush strokes (no built-in ...
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Perspective Theory - View

Imagine we have drawn a 1-point perspective cube. If we move this cube to the left or right from the station point, does this mean our cube doesn’t rotate, but it only moves left or right and our eyes ...
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Tilted 2PT Perspective Cube - Eye Level Line Placement?

When drawing a cube in 2 point perspective you would normally have the horizon line flat, a horizontal line going across the page. But if I was to rotate the current cube and tilt it 45 degrees ...
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Rotating Cube - Perspective Drawing

1 ) Lets say I have a cube in 1 point perspective. Now I want to rotate the cube downwards (front plane rotating/spin downwards). What would I have to do to achieve this so I can draw it down on paper?...
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Is there any software that has the same vector drawing tools as Flash?

I was wondering if there is any software that has the SAME vector drawing tools that flash has/had. I tried photoshop and a couple of other programs but the main thing is that you would have to use ...
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How can I translate this diagram into flat shapes with Photoshop drawing tools?

I wish I were skilled enough to figure this out... but it might take me weeks! I need to break down this diagram into 4 accurate individual shapes which can then be scaled up to make a template e.g. ...
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How to retain smooth curves in Medibang Paint Pro?

Medibang is the program that I use for drawing the most. So there is a problem that got me worried. When I draw curves, Medibang somehow coverts it into straight lines, with no tools on. I tried ...
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Easy program for technical draw?

I would like to ask you, which program for technical draw (for non-graphic people) is most suitable? It should be quite easy to understand... it is for my older colleagues at work. :-) Thank you for ...
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how to find eye level in complex pictures?

I know we can continue the lines and when all converge together that place is a vanishing point and along that horizontal line is eye level. But what about complex pictures and paintings in which even ...
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How to make all lines equal thickness?

I have a 2d black and white hand-drawn artwork like a cat, cow, or ironbox. The lines are of various thicknesses, one line is 1mm, another is 3mm, another is 4mm. I want to make all the lines in my ...
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how to fix one side of artboard get blurry in illustrator?

I don't why one side of the art board getting blurry. As I'm hovering the mouse cursor on the element, it getting more and more blurry and falling downward like fluid, funny but what is problem and ...
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How to draw proportionally in Illustrator?

I want to draw a graph that is similar to below image in Illustrator. I can use the Rectangle tool to draw a graph that looks like it. However, I want to draw something proportionally (according to ...
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What would be the natural way to draw someone who is pulling a wire or a rope from the ceiling?

I'm having confusion on how to properly represent the motion of the human body. The action which I intend to draw is a man pulling a wire from the ceiling of a room. I attempted to look for sketches ...
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Is sketching or drawing someone else's photograph a copyright violation?

If someone were to sketch or draw (digital or otherwise) an existing photograph by someone else of say, the Pyramids of Giza (by "photograph", I'm referring to images taken with a camera and ...
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Why doesn't a shape or form I've created fill in?

Not new to Illustrator (actually studied this a few years ago). I'm designing a logo by using a drawing tablet to trace over the design I drew with pencil. When I go to fill the logo in, it doesn't ...
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Are there any sites that review front covers and give you feedback?

I am making a game front cover and I have made a front cover for it but it isnt that good and I am not sure what other people would think either. Is there a site (it could be this one) that I can ...
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How to keep side of cube same as vertical angle increases?

I'm learning perspective and I'm drawing a cube of same size lower and lower on the vertical axis as so: How do I draw the side correctly? What poses a challenge to me is that the top-left line (...
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How to get this visual effect on typeface?

This is some work by Alexis Jamet. I was wondering how he executed the blurred, print effect on the type? I feel like blurring would work but I think there's a little bit more effort on this that I ...
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How to have two pictures side by side in Affinity Photo/Designer?

I want to draw a portrait on Affinity Photo. For this, I would like to have a picture (or more) on the side of my canvas inside Affinity Photo. Then, I would like to open my sketch and it's duplicated ...
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How to draw an object that's tilted in two perspective system

Suppose I have a two perspective system but I want to draw an object that's not aligned with the two perspectives. Like, maybe it's rotated somehow... something like this: (sorry for the terrible ...
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How to find the fourth point on a plane defined by 3 points

I am attempting to draw a plane defined by three points. What I've done is I started out with a vertical rectangle in perspective, and I've drawn three points at varying distances from the points on ...
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How to mainain stroke weight after combining lines?

I recently bought a drawing tablet (Wacom Intuos Small) and I'm running into this issue in Illustrator: The tablet allows me to draw these nice flowing lines going from narrow to broad, however, when ...
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Combining black and white drawings on one InDesign page

I'm trying to combine a number of black and white pencil and ink drawings onto one page but the separate images keep ending up with slightly different tints from each other and from the white space. ...
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Gimp 2.10.14 : drawing tools suddenly stopped to work

My drawing tools have stopped working and I don't understand why. Even after uninstalling and installing again, resetting the tool's presets, the problem still here on every single picture that I open ...
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How to draw a trapezoid with rounded corners in Adobe XD?

I want to draw a trapezoid with rounded corners in Adobe XD. I want to give it a blur and design a soft UI (neumorphism) with it. How can I draw a trapezoid with rounded corners in Adobe XD?
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Would redrawing images completely from scratch be considered copyright infringement, if they look the same? [duplicate]

Assuming an anatomical figure from a popular anatomy book is drawn completely from scratch, and I have the PSD file to prove it, would it still be considered copyright infringement, even though it's ...
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Why can ellipses be used to find squares in perspective drawing?

In Scott Robertson's How to Draw book he proposes a method for finding proportional squares using ellipses: (the "conditions" he mentions are described on the previous page and are simply that the ...
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How to make this shadow more realistic?

I'm trying to show that the red part of this shape is much further above the blue part I tried adding a drop shadow, but it still looks like both blue and red are on the same plane. How do I make this ...
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Illustrator CS3 drawing new objects right above selected object, not at the top of wrapping layer

I have art work that consists of more than 200 objects. I need to draw details to objects that are in the middle of wrapping layer. When I draw a new object it is placed at the top of wrapping ...
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How to know the size of a particular layer in Krita?

I have a Krita file with a layer on it. I want to know the size of it. How can I achieve this?
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Is there a graph paper like drawing software?

I want to draw some vectors in a software that creates grids and i simply click on dots and create lines and shapes (exactly like drawing on graph paper but on computer). Something like this image: I ...
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does this drawing style have any particular name?

can somebody please tell me whether this drawing style has any particular name? where can i learn this drawing style? This is certainly some hindu traditional drawing style, but i dont know whether i ...
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Illustrator: Expanding Blended Strokes

so I got a bit of a cartoon wing type situation going on here. I drew this with just the standard pen tool, and I don't really know anything about how wings are supposed to look like, still I ...

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