Thursday, September 20, 2012

drawing 3D in 2D

Saw this on This Is Colossal and wanted to try it out.  So far have just done a couple quick doodles, but it's really fun!

Here you can see I have done two doodles in slightly different planes, so when one looks 'right' the other is slightly skewed.  The bricks in the wall are drawn normally, because the plane of the paper is the right plane for the wall, so the skewing occurs on its own!

If you use the side of the vertical side of the paper as a wall, you can just draw normally on it, and it will skew itself properly.  If anything protrudes from the wall, however, it has to be skewed in the drawing to look correct.  The fire hydrant top is very skewed if you look at it from straight on because it is drawn to look as if it is in front of the vertical plane of paper.  On the right is looking at the paper from the other side, to show how odd the paper looks if you don't have just the right angle.  It is quite frustrating to draw these without any sort of form to keep the paper bent properly, I need to find a good cardboard box or something to make a bent easel.

For another way to draw 3D in 2D, click here

Friday, September 14, 2012

Facebook Graffiti: Food

Some food I've drawn using the Graffiti app on Facebook.  A fun program to use, though admittedly the only computer drawing I've really ever done.  Would probably be a lot easier with a tablet and pen than a mouse, but if you're patient you can make some really nice color blending.  I frequently get bored drawing them before they are finished because of the limitations of trying to use a mouse to draw, but the times I can stick it out they look pretty nice. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Emu: Cardstock and Ink.  Bird on the right is showing extra contrast. 

Monday, September 3, 2012


Jellyfish.  Permanent marker on cardstock followed by some edits in Microsoft Paint.