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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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I want to know what effects were used on these digital drawings I saw on Twitter

I was browsing through some artists pages on Twitter and I found these images: From this Twitter post. I'm new at digital drawing, so I don't know how to ask, or what to look for in order to ...
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How can I redraw this outline to look more uniform?

The outline on this picture is not uniform and I'm not sure how to fix it. I tried using the clone stamp tool but it's pretty hard having to rotate it to fix the outline. (I'm not even sure how to ...
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How do you invert the colors in a stencil drawing so that the result looks otherwise identical to the original?

I have a stencil image of Karl Marx. The subject is mostly white on a black background. However, I would like to create another version of it where the subject is black on a white background. I ...
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What is Albrecht Dürer's Perspective Machine drawing style?

This style of drawing always fascinates me but I can't find what this category is. Here is another example from Eric Mahler: And another one from Tom Gauld: Line Drawing doesn't quite fit. Is ...
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Software to realize accurate drawings in the books of Physics [duplicate]

First of all, hallo everyone. With this question, considering that I read many texts on Physics in Italian and English, I was very surprised and really amazed by the excellent creation of the drawings,...
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Should I buy the Huion inspiroy 950p of the HUION HS610

I want to start digital art.These both tablets are in the same price point and I do not know which of these I should buy. Please tell me with adequate points on which one you think is better and why.....
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Stacked light circle effect in Photoshop?

What would be the best way to achieve the effect in the image? I've tried making my own brush and working around that but it doesn't seem ideal. I'm wondering how to replicate the random looking ...
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How to Draw with the pen tool a shape with ended lines inside? [Affinity Designer]

I want to draw for example a hand of a 50's cartoon. I know how to do a closed shape with the pen (in Affinity Designer): The problem is when i want to put the lines of the fingers, Is there a way of ...
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How can I convert an object from one-point to two-point perspective?

Assume I have a one-point perspective drawing of a room, and I've drawn a rectangular box off to the side, on the ground - the front plane is facing the viewer (all angles on this plane are 90°), and ...
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how to make the original picture transparent to draw over the destination picture the missing lines

I've just converted a colored picture with Akvis Draw into a sketcked picture. Now,what I want to do is to draw the missing lines by hand,closing perfectly the figure. The next step will be the ...
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How to mention the author of an artistic infographic?

I realized an "artistic page" for a social campaign which has been published on the webpage of an association. The project was realized through Photoshop and Illustrator and what I gave to the ...
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Illustrator: How to draw a 3D treasure chest? or How to add details to a 3D object?

I'm trying to create a vector graphic of a traditional cartoon style lockbox/treasure chest. First, I created a simple (side-view) cross-section using basic shapes: The I used the 3D Extrude & ...
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Is there a software that converts free-hand objects into shapes?

I was wondering if there is a tool/software (tablet or laptop with touch screen) which lets me draw a chart/diverse shapes or just a line that converts/brings the imperfect hand-drawing automatically ...
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Which drawing technique should I take when learning to draw?

I'm a completely beginner who want to learn 3D Modelling. From what I learned from some online document, I at least need basic drawing skill, which could help me a lot for learning 3D Modelling. When ...
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What is the name of this perspective and how is it constructed?

I stumbled on this image in The Promised Neverland: This kind of perspective is relatively common in the series and I'd like to know it's name, and how it can be constructed.
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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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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 ...