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The Martians are coming!

20 Jan

Whoever said the Martians need to be evil-doers? Maybe they’re just adorable creatures, who want to spread love from the Red planet to Earth.

The drawing was made with the Drawing Online tool of Billy Bear’s Playground website.

The Martians are coming!

This tool is much more enjoyable and has more options than Digital Doodle. It is lacking the storage and voting feature, though.

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The Birds

20 Jan

Like yesterday, this drawing on Digital Doodle was based on a poster of the movie “The Birds”, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The crow was very hard to draw, because the tools are so crude.

The Birds

For this drawing I used Overlay Demo for the Mac to draw the outline (by comparing my drawing with the JPEG of the original poster). However, at some point this tool did more harm than good. I guess that should give you a clue that it is time to let go of your crutches and start to draw for real, instead of “faking it” all the way with helper tools. Overlay is good to set up the initial sketch, but once you start to tighten the drawing and fill in the details, you need to rely on your artistic skills again, your interpretation of reality.

See also: direct link to the artwork.

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