I was given this book in the early 80s. It was a large, hard covered book with beautiful illustrations. It was about a girl who visits her grandmother. While there she sees another girl outside. She takes a pram out and goes for a walk with this other little girl. [more inside]
posted by batonthefueltank
on Oct 18, 2013 -
I would like to start learning how to draw, after 16 years of stick figures. I am keeping a sketchbook to practice in frequently, but I was wondering if anyone had some good resources for jump-starting my artistic development (there are overwhelmingly many such resources on the Internet). I am also interested in general modern art, metal art, sculpting, lithography, and photography. Thanks in advance! ^_^
posted by myitkyina
on Sep 13, 2013 -
I'm drawing a blank on the title and author of a YA book I perused in a bookstore a few years ago. [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Sep 4, 2013 -
It's driving me crazy - the book was about fishing/fisherman and featured dark linocut illustrations. I think the cover was blue and black. My recollection is that the tone of the book was sad. This was in Canada, early 1970s, if it matters. Help!
posted by SpecialSpaghettiBowl
on Aug 25, 2013 -
I'm trying to create a diagram for a business proposal and am really disappointed with the quality of the tools I have. I need help creating something polished and attractive. [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy
on Jul 29, 2013 -
I have digital illustrations that I'd like printed out, framed and on the wall. I'm not sure where the best place to go is. [more inside]
posted by morning_television
on Jul 20, 2013 -
One of my absolute favorite blogs, Drawn
, shut down this week. How do I replace it? What are other good blogs or websites that focus on illustration, cartooning, and animated shorts?
posted by Rinku
on May 23, 2013 -
It was published pre1980. It might have been Hansel & Gretel, or Oliver Twist. At least one of the characters (possibly two) had white blonde hair
. The skin wasn't creamy, more rosy, pinkish - a real contrast. The clothing was not contemporary. It was a fairly realistic style. Oh, the hair was shaggy, shoulder length at the most.
posted by b33j
on May 18, 2013 -
This drawing or graphic appeared in the print section of either the Washington Post
or the New York Times
on Saturday or Sunday, May 11-12 (my house gets both papers on Sundays and inevitably mixes them up). All sections were put out for the recycle bin Monday before I could clip the article. [more inside]
posted by bad grammar
on May 14, 2013 -
The illustrations have already been drawn on card stock and inked, for an actual, physical project inspired by this kind of handmade "star book" design
... but now it's time to tackle the lettering.
Are there any good, professional ways of doing it without hand lettering everything? If so, can you link to examples / tutorials? Or is hand lettering the only good option available? (Scanning the illustrations, adding lettering, and reprinting is not an option.)
posted by markkraft
on May 14, 2013 -
My DrawSomething addiction has coaxed out of me a desire to illustrate without getting bogged down by a writing process. My recent draws are cartoonish, bright and friendly, and other players keep asking if I'm an artist. Where can I find cartoon or childrens book writers in need of artwork that might tolerate my lack of portfolio and professional experience?
posted by jayCampbell
on Apr 30, 2013 -
I'm looking for a science fiction book cover illustration from a 1970's anthology of erotic short stories. It was a painting by Michael Gross (of National Lampoon fame) that showed a production line of robot Marilyn Monroes coursing down a a conveyor belt, factory style. [more inside]
posted by biddeford
on Apr 20, 2013 -
I've been contacted on Flickr by someone who wants to use a photo of mine for an illustration reference. They ask what the charge would be and offer to send me a print. I'm inclined to agree just for the print - I'd love to see it - but I don't know if photographers usually charge for this kind of thing and don't want to undervalue my work. All my photos are "all rights reserved", if that matters.
posted by Nyx
on Apr 17, 2013 -
Who or what was Modula?
Not the typeface, or the programming language, but the album cover designer of such bizarre creations as Fleetwood Mac's "Mystery to Me" and Camel's self-titled album. Numerous google searches turn up nothing.
posted by Chrischris
on Apr 15, 2013 -
I'm looking for examples of informative nonfiction books that are heavily illustrated, but are not textbooks. [more inside]
posted by cmoj
on Apr 10, 2013 -
I'd like to produce an offset-print-quality map, modeled after airline flight path maps, which graphically reproduces hundreds of point-to-point connections: in this specific case, between radio transmitters and reception locations. What software is capable of producing some variation on this, perhaps by putting in GPS coordinates? (OS X please.)
posted by mykescipark
on Feb 22, 2013 -
I'm asking this for a friend in neuroeconomics. She says:
A man is looking outside a window at the 13th floor and see another man is falling. The former asks the latter "How are you doing". The latter answers: "Fine so far".
Can you help her find this comic? If not the exact comic, could you suggest any other comics that "illustrate people's ignorance to the incoming risk or uncertainty?"
posted by tickingclock
on Feb 20, 2013 -
I am an illustrator and have been recently contacted by the magazine Uppercase, who offered me an opportunity to be part of the third edition of Work/Life, an annual book dedicated to the work of 100 international illustrators.
While surely nicely curated and distributed, Uppercase Work/Life asks their applicants to pay a CDN $500 fee to have a two-page spread.
Is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 11, 2013 -
I am in the process of moving from my abusive family's house/city to another city with the wages I have saved over the past few years, but I have been unable to choose a city. It would ideally be affordable, and have a supportive environment for artists/illustrators with natural beauty and publishing opportunities. Do any cities come to mind? Any help would be very much appreciated! [more inside]
posted by timespacewheredoifit
on Jan 20, 2013 -
I might want to do some freelance illustration, but is it possible to do so without any type of degree? [more inside]
posted by grifninetoo
on Nov 29, 2012 -
Please help the dumbest person you have never met figure out how to use a wacom tablet. [more inside]
posted by shesaysgo
on Nov 20, 2012 -
How do they do that? Artist edition... Please recommend how-to's and how I do this blogs/videos etc... [more inside]
posted by jrobin276
on Nov 10, 2012 -
Asking for a friend. How long can a piece of art work be used for, if initially only being commissioned as a one off? [more inside]
posted by djstig
on Oct 23, 2012 -
Everyone remembers Reading Rainbow, but what about other reading TV shows in the 1980s? [more inside]
posted by lodie6
on Jun 20, 2012 -
I've got some designs I want printed. Small run, around 25 pieces. I've been trying to get something set up with Holy Mountain, Shout Out Loud, etc. but it's been quite difficult getting a response. Any other suggestions I should check out? Both companies I listed use French paper, which is what I'd like to use.
posted by nessinonett
on Jun 18, 2012 -
I have a perfectly good new iPad that is sadly underutilized. I'd like to start sketching and drawing on it, but I have no idea where to start. Help! [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad
on May 29, 2012 -
Artist filter: Who illustrated these funny face packs
? A friend of mine is desperate to find the name of the artist, and other works by him or her.
posted by DaveZ
on May 22, 2012 -
Is there a name for this style
of art, very popular in the early 70s? I'd like to learn more about it, or find some of the children's books I remember with that kind of illustration, but searching's hard without a search term.
posted by JanetLand
on May 9, 2012 -
Do you recognize this cat illustration
? It's a Victorian/Edwardian looking picture of a cat wearing a monocle, labeled "Masher". I don't think it's Louis Wain, though I think it may be Wain-inspired as he did some very similar images (right down to the "masher" title). Mug came from a now defunct Cafepress shop. There's a small, mostly illegible copyright mark on it that says "J. Meyer [something with 4 letters]" that may or may not be contemporaneous with the image.
posted by Lentrohamsanin
on Feb 24, 2012 -
What is the name of illustrations of rooms? What is this Japanese art style? [more inside]
posted by ichomp
on Feb 7, 2012 -
I'm looking for great children's books that combine photography with illustration... [more inside]
posted by tpl1212
on Feb 1, 2012 -
I'm a commercial artist wanna-be. I've tried to go my own way, but I'm tired of being on the outside, looking in. Would getting a Mac Mini help me in my quest to break into illustration? [more inside]
posted by KHAAAN!
on Dec 4, 2011 -
I love websites that allow me to make my own custom items. What services are there where I can submit an illustration or plans and get my own custom something
that I can keep or gift to others? [more inside]
posted by Alison
on Nov 16, 2011 -
How can I best simplify an image in order to make a cross-stitch pattern? Whether in PCStitch or in another image editor. [more inside]
posted by mippy
on Nov 9, 2011 -
Trying to remember an illustration from a children's book. Did you read Babar as a child? [more inside]
posted by duvatney
on Nov 7, 2011 -
Help, scientists! I'm looking for a cover image for my forthcoming book of poetry. I would like to use a visually striking image (photo, diagram, etc.) from a scientific publication. [more inside]
posted by sleevener
on Nov 3, 2011 -
How do I choose an image from a large collection of rare (or rare editions of) illustrated children's books at the public library? The Friends of that Library would like to use one of the images to promote a fundraiser for the collection, and I need some help navigating copyright and practical issues surrounding that choice. [more inside]
posted by saguaro
on Nov 2, 2011 -
I have an idea for a children's book (well a series of books) but I can't draw to save my life. Where can I find someone to help with this? [more inside]
posted by birdlips
on Sep 28, 2011 -
I need to draw a small diagram and drop it into an MS Word document - what are the best free, user-friendly tools to do this? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard
on Sep 16, 2011 -
I’m looking for an animation that I saw somewhere on the net (probably YT) this year. If I remember correctly, it’s mostly illustrated, black and white, with pictures and words and arrows used to illustrate key concepts as the narration unfolded. The key feature is that it was really well produced, swooping and rotating as the drawing unfurled. The illustration is simple and fun, even though the subject matter is fairly serious — I think it was about politics, something like… I don’t know, Corporate Personhood. Or maybe not. Anyway, I think the animation was done well after the narration, and the two are unaffiliated. [more inside]
posted by scamper
on Aug 20, 2011 -
I'm a children's book illustrator and have always worked old school - colors and paper. I'm now working on an early reader graphic novel and it's clear I need a drawing tablet.
I'm not exactly tech-phobic but I need some help choosing something that I can fairly easily learn on, something that I can grow with and is something that someone who writes and draws for kids can afford.
posted by dutcherino
on Jun 3, 2011 -