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Questions tagged [drawing]

Questions about drawing, the art of representing objects or forms on a surface using lines. Ask anything related to creating and perfecting drawings and illustrations.

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Methods to create curved lines

I'm looking for help in creating curved lines in the example below: I've tried using rounded rectangles but it the final result doesn't look quite the same.
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Relation between picture plane and observer in perspective

I have some notions of geometry and I am currently trying get a full grasp of some features of perspective. I am having a hard time understanding the relation between the observer and picture plane ...
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How to design simple highway?

I'm looking for is a website or software to design 3D or 2D draft for a highway. Like this one: Or this: My main intention is to draw a highway with exits, road signs, ground directions signs, ...
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What is the foundational process of generating diverse coloured lines?

How are lines like these drawn? The drawing is ofcourse drawn intentionally, but how is the colour assigned here? It's not random but clustered and clustered so well, also what is the choices of ...
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Depicting fast/slow speed of a streak

I'm designing a scientific illustration where I'd like to show the fastness and slowness of a moving electron. Here in this attached picture, I show the electron path. I want to show that electron ...
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Why isn't Auxillary Inclined Plane called Auxillary horizontal plane? [closed]

Sectional plane inclined to VP is called as Auxillary Vertical plane, then why is a sectional plane inclined to HP called as Auxillary Inclined Plane?
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how to create a custom graphic border from a path?

I would like to create some custom graphical border painted along paths, but I don't knew how or where to start. I Knew how to use gimp and other graphical softwares but mostly I only do photo ...
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How do I get smooth lines in illustrator?

I got wacom intuos comic with the latest driver on it. In many tutorial that i saw, people create every time a new brush with pressure and the line looks like this: But when I do the same exactly ...
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How can I perform high precision drawing on a one-time canvas?

Apologies for the confusing question title. Read on and you will see what I mean. I work for a large general hospital. We are attempting to go fully digital. One of our biggest stumbling blocks is ...
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Adobe Draw - Shadows and highlights

I am using Adobe Draw for the first time, I am pretty happy with my line work so far, but I am having an issue of where to put my highlights and shadows. This is my attempt This is the image ...
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Can I call myself a graphic designer? [closed]

I didn't study arts or design. I just liked using Photoshop as a kid doing those forum signatures back in the day. What I do now is usually layout magazines, book, etc. Mostly the branding or how ...
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Calculating correct line length in perspective drawing?

I have no formal technical drawing background, and I was just wondering if there was a mathematical way of determining the correct length of lines in 3D perspective, e.g., if I want to draw a cube in ...
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How can I create this type of line-work?

I came across this beautiful piece on pinterest (unsure who the artist is, please link me if you know). I wanted to ask how to create lines like these. In particular - how did the artist create gaps ...
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What applications support automatic freehand smoothing?

Some tools including newer versions of Photoshop and the Snipping Tool built into Windows (go to Start and search for snip) support automatic smoothing of hand-drawn lines. Can anyone tell me what ...
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Comic book illustration

I have an assignment in which I am supposed to create drawings/illustrations in a similar style to the old Asterix and Obelix comic-book. Is anyone here that can point me to a video tutorial similar ...
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How to create an excellent and complete shell of a sphere

This morning I have tried to create a shell of a sphere (see the figure). However, I would to have the entire shell where I can see to complete revolution on the other side of the sphere. What should ...
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Is there a proper technique to overcome the “feedback mismatch” issue on a digital tablet that doesn't have a display?

I bought a Wacom Bamboo tablet as a way of easing myself into the world of digital illustration. I find the "feedback mismatch" issue (sorry, couldn't find the proper technical name for this) a bit ...
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How can I draw dots in Illustrator?

I haven't been able to find the help I'm looking for online. I'm trying to place dots on my drawing - ideally just clicking the mouse / pressing the tablet pen where I want the dot to be. The dot ...
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Is this animated GIF showing Illustrator step by step drawings easy to understand?

I'm trying to make some short animated gifs about Illustrator, with little step-by-step drawings exercises. I could put some explanatory text in some frames but I would prefer not to do that. Maybe ...
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Photoshop plugin for cleaning line drawings?

I'm a drawing newbie, trying to get past stick figures using Photoshop and a Wacom tablet, and I'm even more horrendous than with pen and paper. I found PS's brush smoothing capability, which helps ...
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Flash like SVG Animator Tool for Mobile?

For the desktop, I know there are many tools that can do exactly this such as... Animatron, Synfig Studio with this plugin, Snap.svg, and even Blender Basically, I'm looking for a similar tool like ...
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Minimalistic design tutorials [closed]

I am a novice in the field of graphic design and I really want to adopt a familiarity with a design practice that I can get good at. I can't really draw well on hand or digitally, but I really want to ...
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Perfect loop in OmniGraffle

How can I draw perfect, recursive arrow in Omnigraffle? I'm looking for a cleaner method than the one below.
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How do I draw the inside of a torus?

I'm trying to make a drawing of the interior of a Stanford Torus, similar to this: Is there a way to draw the perspective of the torus accurately without using a 3D model?
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How does the distance between stationary point and picture plane effect perspective?

I want to understand what happens when you increase or decrease the distance between the stationary point and the picture plane? I tried drawing a border (approximately 9” x 12”) on a real window ...
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Draw 3D twist and bends in ribbons in Inkscape

I am back with a new challenge. I am hoping to draw a helical ribbon and arros with 3d bends and twists. I am in inkscape, and I do not beleive there is a ready made tool for this sort of thing. I am ...
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How would I draw a shadow from a spherical object onto a non-flat surface?

I am trying to figure out how to draw a shadow from a spherical object onto a non-flat surface. How would I draw the distortion of the shadow onto the surface?
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How to draw/cut up two rings so that their segments are interchangeable

I have 2 rings, an inner ring and an outer ring. How do I Cut them up into segments such that the segments of the two rings are interchangeable (i.e. identical)? So each ring must be the same ...
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Advice on drawing 3/4 view perspective of a vehicle

(Reposted here under the advice of @Philipp) What is a good method to make a 3/4 view car, truck or other vehicle going around a corner?" As stated above I have a firm grasp on how to do N/S E/W just ...
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Most believable way to draw multiple tiles on top of each other

I am terrible with graphic design but I'm trying to make a figure in Keynote where squares are drawn on top of each other to represent changes through time. The idea is to take one tile that ...
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How do I achieve this style of line that is smooth and consistent with corners? [closed]

I would like to know an efficient way to achieve this style of line that is consistent and smooth, especially around the corners and angles? Thank you so much.
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how do you do a “vertical scale” of a shape in Illustrator?

I need to know how to "vertically scale" a square on Illustrator, and then do a "Horizontal sheer" for a 3D shape but I have no idea what it means or how to do it, if anyone knows I'd appreciate the ...
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Gray background when scanning a line drawing

When I scan a line drawing on my Canon 9000F scanner I get the scanner reading the white paper the drawing is on as gray. In other words, the background is smudgy, not pure white. Someone suggested ...
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Approximating path with shapes?

Let's say I have a triangle that I drew with a pen so it's not perfect. I then upload it to illustrator and image trace it into a vector. It's now clean but still not perfect. Is there a way to ...
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Illustrator Star Tool Creates Two Shapes [duplicate]

When I create a star shape, Illustrator creates two of them simultaneously. Holding Ctrl or alt or shift doesn't help. And also when I hit arrow key, It jumps from three sided polygon to multi-sided ...
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Any way to improve drawing with a mouse in Illustrator

I was wondering if there's any way to make drawing with a mouse in Illustrator be much smoother, have more control and as much as possible much closer than having a pen input/tablet pen. Any tips, ...
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Drawing lines come out jagged

I don't know if it's inappropriate to post something like this on this site but I didn't have anywhere else to relay my problem. (I'll remove it if it is.) Everybody online had something different, so ...
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Adobe: saving vector outline

If a vector object (from Ai, for instance) is pasted into Ps as Path (especially on a white background), one get a really nice B/W technical drawing type image, which is even still vector in Photoshop....
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Is there a wooden manikin whose position translates directly into software?

I wonder if there is a wooden manikin of this type: That is connected to a computer such as its position is reflected into the 3D model. I feel like this type of interface would be more effective ...
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Sketch (draw, trace) image at 45º angles

Hard to explain. But: I am in the process of creating a stylized map of a small country in the North-West of Europe ;-) So, basically, I want to create the picture on the right from the picture on ...
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learning to draw but hates proportions [closed]

i draw from time to time, just as a stress reliever and a hobby. i'm into very basic sketches, nothing to crazy honestly, but i always shied away from drawing people because i get intimidated. i don't ...
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what is this Liquid layer on top of archival ink?

I had an archival quality black ink for illustration. The label says it's "waterproof drawing ink". I didn't use it for years. And today as I opened the bottle, I found the total paint particles have ...
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How to draw a precise celtic knot

How would one go about creating this Celtic knot in Illustrator without tracing over the edges? It seems to be like a Möbius strip making it rather complicated to draw with mathematic precision, I ...
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Giving color line drawing a black background in Photoshop

. This is probably an easy question for most of you. I drew this image with pens and scanned it; I want the background to be black, everything that's not the drawing, you know, like the people are ...
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Is there anywhere I can sell my sketchbook drawings?

I'm 17 and a graphic/sketchbook artist. I have a DeviantArt account but not many people tend to buy from me there. My primary focus in drawing is mostly cartoon, anime, and gaming characters. I ...
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Client needs hands and figurines drawn in logo [closed]

My client sent me a photo of a complex artwork of a figurine, in which she would like me to incorporate in her new logo. I am beyond stuck on what to do. I've tried a few things, but to be honest, ...
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Is iPad Pro with Pencil the best route to take for drawing custom icons? [closed]

I'm looking to make the investment in a drawing tablet. I've looked into Intuos, but have never played with it. I played with the ipad pro and pencil and really loved it. What are some of your ...
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How to vectorize a graph from a raster image

I have an image of a graph and want to redraw this graph in Illustrator. Full size image Is there any "trick" to do this? I am trying with the pen tool but it's very hard to reproduce that the fine ...
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Rotating a square

I want to rotate a square around it's vertical center line (red). Looking at it from above (top right circle on image) I can tell that the object should, after the rotation, appear shorter length-...
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Would it be weird in terms of aesthetic to design such a logo?

I'm drawing a sketch for a logo for a noun. Now, the word has 2 adjacent letters in it that can make a thing that describes the noun. But for that I have to put them in vertical order. For example, ...