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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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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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Choosing a Graphic Tablet

I am new to the world of digital art. All these years, I have used pencil and paper for my art. I am really interested in digital art. I am not into editing photographs, I want to draw and paint stuff ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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What is this circle technique called?

What is this technique called: http://dribbble.com/shots/260469-Squirrel-Construct See how the image is the result of overlapping many circles to create the final drawing. Parts of the circles ...
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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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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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How to improve angle and proportion perception?

Im having a bit of a problem with my perception of angles and proportions. While I compare some elements of my drawing to each other, they seem to be fine. In a portrait, say, the browridge seems to ...
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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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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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Prototype Visualization: How can I learn to render glass convincingly?

Rendering design prototypes for many materials can become easy once you learn to predict how the material will behave in given lighting conditions. However highly reflective and transparent materials ...
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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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Photoshop Pencil Tool Won't Draw

I've been struggling with this for some time now. The tool is set to pencil tool. The color is set to black. The layer is at the top of the layer stack. But still it won't draw a simple line. ...
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How to use the line tool to draw a continuous line with corners in Illustrator?

I'm trying to create a box with a lot of corners in it but it would be helpful if I could make the corners without having a break in the lines. Is there a way to draw lines continuously without any ...
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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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Software that simulates a wooden drawing doll?

I am learning to draw figures, and a wooden doll (pictured below) is a lot of help. But I'm having issues keeping a specific angle in regards to the doll. Even a little shift in position can make the ...
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Drawing directly with a tablet

I am currently using a Wacom tablet to draw. The tablet is a bit small, so I feel that I don't have enough "control" with the stroke. Is it a good idea to draw directly using the tablet to the graphic ...
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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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What's the name for this 3D scene style from a fixed angle?

Is there a name to refer to this kind of (computer) drawing style: which resembles a little bit the style of the Portal 2 trailer?
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How to study anatomy as an artist?

I am painfully aware that nearly all my paintings and drawings seriously lack in terms of proper anatomy. The figures ofen look unnatural, twisted, deformed etc. More advanced colleagues told me I ...
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Figure drawing - transitioning between “draw from reference” and “draw from imagination”?

When I draw human figures from reference, my drawing looks wrong but I can see what went wrong and (hopefully) correct it by looking at the reference. However, when I draw human figures from ...
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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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What is the drawing style called that is used in the RSA Animate lectures?

What is the drawing style called that is used in the RSA Animate lectures? See some videos here: http://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL39BF9545D740ECFF I don't think they are standard caricatures, but ...
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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 can I create woodcut illustration in Illustrator and/or Photoshop?

Are these illustrations done manually by hand or in Illustrator? Is there a easier way to reproduce these kind of illustrations? More examples here.
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What are the benefits of making gesture drawings?

As far as I know, most art schools have exercises or even whole classes focusing on making gesture drawings. But actually, I'm wondering, why bother with it? While it probably has some merits, but ...
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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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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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How to put image reference above all windows when drawing in photoshop?

i am drawing in photoshow cs4 in windows7. i am using some image references from google but i have to switch windows to look at them and then back to photoshop. is there a way to put some 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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Drawing with transparency in Illustrator

I am using Illustrator CS6. I would like to set the pencil tool to draw all shapes as 50% opacity without having to change each shape individually after drawing. Can I do that and how?
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Tools for the designer work (developer)

I am a Java programmer who likes to create own programs/web pages/games which look nice. I am not a front-end guy even though I am willing to dedicated effort to produce good looking apps with ...
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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 ...