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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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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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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, ...
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Turn off delete pixels

I have one important question. When I drawing in Photoshop, I sometimes go beyond the work area and pixel which was been outside is removed... May I can this turn off and feel himself free?
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How do I create a cast shadow for this box?

I know how to create a cast shadow when the horizon is below the light source, but not when it's the other way around like in this image below. How would I cast an accurate cast shadow?
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Photoshop: how to draw a moon-like shape

How would I draw something like this in Photoshop and put it above some text?
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is there any program I can use to draw in a 3D environment?

I recently tried out Tilt Brush (on Vive), and I'd like to draw something like that. I found that Blender's Grease Pencil tool can somewhat emulate the feeling, but since it wasn't made for 3D ...
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Illustrator: How to make a precise circular arc with ratio and length

I'm trying to make a label for a conical shape. Just imagine a starbucks cup with a promotional adhesive all around. To do so, I need to make the technical drawing of this cup. The top diameter is ...
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How can I drag 2 points inverted in Sketch?

I want to take 2 points of the object I'm creating in vector mode and drag them in an inverted fashion, so the distance from the center to the 2 points stays the same. This would allow me to create ...
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How to prepare pencil sketches for printing in a book?

I have a selection of pencil sketches that need to be prepared for print in a book (think standard paperback). I'm trying to work the best way to remove dust, bring the background up to white without ...
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What is this kind of effect called and how can I learn it?

I really want to learn how to do these sort of illustrations but don't know what the effect is called in order to search on the internet and find out more. I am sharing an image below of the effect, ...
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Is there an easier way to draw a parallelogram aligned with a triangle?

I'm trying to draw two shapes in Adobe Illustrator CS4, but in a somewhat abnormal position. I've attached an image of the desired effect I'm trying to achieve, and I've obviously gotten there, but ...
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Doubts in an object view

I have two doubts about the following drawing of the floor-side views of an object: 1) In the side view, does it need the horizontal line (a) in the union of the cylinder part with the prism? Or can ...
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How to draw a radially symmetric 5-pointed star?

I'm looking for a 5-pointed star that I can rotate as part of a user interface. Therefore, the center of the star should not move – otherwise, it looks strange. However, no matter where I get a 5 ...
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Is this still a sketch?

I have made two drawings and I copied both of them from someone on deviantART. These are my first drawings so I have very little knowledge about the subject. The first drawing (Stark/Iron Man), was ...
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How to make sharp/“convert” edges with the width tool?

I am using Illustrator and am trying to make a tunnel of light going through lenses and the width tool has been fantastic. However, it makes the outline too smooth. Is there any way to make it more ...
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How can I make a circle with bitten pieces in AI?

How can I make a circle with bitten pieces like this I mean how to draw the pink cirlce in this case. Tnx
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Drawing thin shapes without losing quality or being blurry

I want to draw an "x" and the size needs to be 8 × 8 and 10 × 10 but I can't do it without losing quality and it being blurry. I tried in Photoshop and Illustrator, I tried to draw it big ...
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References for posing a walk cycle?

I want to make my own custom sprites for RPG Maker MV, and right now I'm using DesignDoll for proportions and such. I'm trying to pose copies of the models so it looks like a walk cycle, but all the ...
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How to draw in watercolor style using software only?

I've seen thousands of watercolor style drawings which were made using computers and graphic tablets on sites like Artstation, Pixiv, Devianart, Behance and I'd like to know how the pros do it. I ...
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Illustrator CC: no snap when drawing polygon

Using the polygon tool, the mouse cursor isn't able to snap to any guide or center point of existing paths and objects. The other drawing tools seem to snap correcty.
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Can I have different dynamics for different tools? (GIMP)

I've just started to use GIMP as I can't afford to get Photoshop and I've been trying to set it up for a bit of drawing (which is a huge pain) and I've run into a problem with the eraser. I've got a ...
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Is there a name for a style with black outlines and flat colors?

It's always tricky to look for something when what you need is the name. I'm working on a videogame and I'd like to give general instructions for sprites. This is an example of the style I'm talking ...
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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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How to get a grainy/dithering effect on drawings?

I've been looking at art from an online game called Maplestory and I've noticed that much of the art as well as the in game backgrounds, characters, etc., have this really nice grainy effect and I've ...
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How to do this kinda drawings?

Well, I'm pretty newbie to digital drawing / painting, and I'm looking to get into that... I would like to learn how to do things like those: http://hemocentros.hol.es/imgs/ (specially images #1, #...
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How to replicate a distorted cartoony look and slimy title effect?

I'd like to replicate this title card from Adventure Time, and I'd like to know how I can achieve that distorted VHS-ish retro-ish glitchy-blurry scratchy look. If you're feeling extra helpful: how ...
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Illustrator: is it possible to use brush pressure without a tablet?

Is it possible to use brush pressure in Adobe Illustrator using a mouse only, not any external devices like drawing tablets? I asked because I cant change the "pressure" in the brush tool settings.
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How to create the following arrow in Inkscape? [duplicate]

I would like to create the following arrow in Inkscape and wonder about the best way to do this: Should I create all the different lines independently and then merge them together or is there an ...
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Free alternative for paint tool SAI [closed]

I've been looking for a freeware alternative for Paint Tool SAI. What I've been looking for is the editable curved/straight lines that you draw in Paint Tool SAI. It's a whole new level of ...
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Can't draw anything but dots in photoshop 6? [closed]

My mouse and wacom only recognizes one touch but anything which require holding like drawing its not working. Anybody got any ideas? Cheers!
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Gummy Bear Digital Drawing Critique

How can I do a better job next time I draw this gummy bear? I am going for photo realism. Tools: photoshop (the latest version), Wacom Cintiq 22HD My process was: beginning with a box to understand ...
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How to efficiently draw bent or curved lines or arrows with Photoshop?

I always use the Line Tool to draw arrows (by setting an Arrowhead at the end), like this: Is there also a quick and easy way to draw bent (arched) arrows, like this?
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Is there a way to wrap/offset while drawing to the other side of the image

I'm wondering if there's a way to live wrap to the other side of the image while drawing, so if I draw over the left edge of the image it shows up on the right side, and if I draw over the bottom it ...
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How to make whiteboard animations?

How to make animations like these ? I have tried with drawing on whiteboard and taking time lapse of it. However from videos, they looked like picture is drawn first and then erased by some software. ...
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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 ...