I'd love to do more urban/travel sketching with watercolors and ink, and I'm pretty new to art. How do I learn to do it better? More inside! [more inside]
posted by lightgray
on Feb 12, 2014 -
My wife wants to buy a laptop that also converts to a tablet. She needs a good typing laptop for work (15 inch screen, nice keyboard) but she also dreams of using the tablet portion for sketching (like they do on Project Runway). She is not an artist; she just wants to draw a bit. I am concerned that the laptop/tablet combo will be less than ideal. I have heard that these tablets are not as sensitive as an ipad, and I am wondering what software she would use that would be better or as cheap as a $10 app. I think she should get a cheap laptop along with a used iPad. Does anyone have any firsthand experience one way or another? [more inside]
posted by yet.another.boston.question
on Dec 31, 2013 -
I'm a pretty faithful sketcher of still life, birds and landscapes. But I can NOT draw faces for the love of the sweet baby jesus. Seriously the average seven year old can render a more accurate version of a person. Please help me learn how to draw faces properly - techniques/books/youtube/anything welcome!
posted by everydayanewday
on Mar 20, 2013 -
Help me find the song of a YouTube ad featuring a beautifully tattooed hand sketching some amazing artwork? [more inside]
posted by driedmango
on Jan 29, 2013 -
I've been sketching and drawing for about six years now. When I look at the stuff I've done recently compared to stuff I did five years ago, I really am hard-pressed to see any improvement whatsoever. How can I improve my drawing ability? [more inside]
posted by indognito
on Jun 24, 2012 -
You could barely draw the crudest stick figures. Then you read this amazing book. Now, you no longer cringe when looking at your work, and most importantly, drawing is something that you enjoy and look forward to and do often. What is the title of that amazing book? What made it so amazing? Share your experiences please.
posted by marsha56
on Aug 12, 2011 -
I have good drawing skills (especially pen and ink) but am an amateur artist. I would like to get into working with digital art etc perhaps even to the point as a side job or making a living. The bumps are that I cannot afford to go back to school and am not super tech-savvy (yet). I have basic skills in Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator but that is it. Any ideas on where to go next? (I am so completely ignorant on the field taht I don't know what to call people who do this for a living.) Push come to shove, I could probably take a few classes a year, though after I save some money.
posted by snap_dragon
on Apr 17, 2011 -
I am looking for the whitest sketching paper available. I don't know how whiteness is measured, some say bright white some pure white, and it is hard to compare online, so I am seeking your hand on experience. [more inside]
posted by convex
on Nov 29, 2010 -
I'm looking for recommendations on the best way to sharpen very dull art skills. Anything in the realms of learning, whether they be books, how to discipline self to stick to learning the basics, positive self talk through frustration...you name it. I am not looking to be remotely professional. I like sketching and illustration as well as mixed media (ink/watercolor). Any positive advice appreciated.
posted by snap_dragon
on Nov 20, 2010 -
I'm looking for a good pen that I can use for sketching/rendering/etc. The main requirements: ~1mm thickness and it has to play nice with watercolors. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by cvp
on Jun 23, 2010 -
Am I allowed to bring a sketchbook and a collapsable stool into the Body Worlds exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre? [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat
on Jan 6, 2010 -
How do actors, dancers or musicians compare different takes of their performance during rehearsal in order to iterate and improve? I'm interested in how they "sketch" the variations.
posted by Jeff Howard
on Apr 14, 2009 -
Other than the practicing I'm already doing, how can I learn more about technical sketching? [more inside]
posted by DU
on Dec 2, 2008 -