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Drawing in the air

February 20, 2013 in General, News

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3Doodler from WobbleWorks @ procartoonists.org

Technology moves on all the time and there is no reason drawing shouldn’t be part of change. For evidence, the crowd sourced fundraising platform Kickstarter is currently hosting a novel adaptation of the 3D printing technology from a startup called WobbbleWorks. You can watch a short video about what their 3D pen can do below.

It looks fun.

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How one woman was saved by cartoons

February 1, 2011 in Comment

Here’s a great video from the New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly that shows how cartoons can make serious points and provide hearty laughs at the same time.

In an illustrated lecture for Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED), a non-profit organisation dedicated to “Ideas worth spreading”, which it makes available through talks posted on its website, Donnelly talks about how she found her identity as a woman using the medium of cartoons, while growing up in turbulent times.

Liza Donnelly cartoon
“I can’t decide what I’m going to be when I grow up — a good girl or a slut.”

You can read more here: Cartooning has been my saviour.

“I have lived the privileged life of an American, but nonetheless have felt great difficulty in figuring out who I am and why I am here. It may sound funny, but cartooning has been my saviour. And I believe that the art form is unique in its ability to open people’s eyes – and not just those of us who practise it.”

Donnelly certainly seems to have succeeded making people laugh as well as opening their eyes, check out the video for the response to her Sarah Palin cartoon, in particular.

The power of the cartoon – Patrick Chapatte

October 21, 2010 in Comment, Events, News

Lebanese-Swiss cartoonist Patrick Chapatte teaching in Oxford, England during July 2010.

It’s only fingerpainting

July 5, 2010 in News


Following our earlier post, here is more evidence that new technology can help turn a tactile skill into a digital work of art.

Drawing new tricks

July 5, 2010 in General, News


Changes in technology shape the ways in which visual communication is made and here is an example of work created using an iPad and a ‘stick’ or, non-pressure sensitive stylus. The variation in line width, important to most high-quality visual creators, is achieved by varying settings inside the drawing application on the machine. Greatly improved user interfaces mean this is no longer the trial it once was. And of course, you can draw with your fingers too – if that’s what you’d prefer. Video spotted by The Surreal McCoy.