Drawing

If you've stepped foot into a large bookstore chain, craft store or one of those places that sell educational types of toys, chances are you've seen something similar to the Parblo Pearl. This thin device is a pressure-sensitive LCD writing tablet designed to replace standard slate chalkboards, whiteboards, memo pads... just about anything you'd jot a… Read More

I bet you clicked through just to find out what stippling is didn't you? If you're not an artist, you probably haven't heard of the term. Stippling is an art technique that is achieved by drawing dots. LOTS of dots. Thousands of dots. Maybe millions of dots. You get the idea. Using an ordinary pen… Read More

I love to doodle, but my drawings don't always turn out looking too realistic. But now I have a tool that can make even my worst squiggles look good. It's Google AutoDraw and it's pretty amazing! Just grab a laptop, desktop, phone or tablet and point the browser to http://autodraw.com where you'll be greeted with a… Read More

When I was a kid I loved to draw and doodle. I still have some of the superhero and monster magazines I drew back then. The picture above of the bespeckled kid reminds me of me! I would have loved to have a stuffed toy made from one of my drawings. Forty years ago that… Read More

I've always liked to draw and doodle, but when I was a kid, I did it all the time. I used to trace comic book characters to help me figure out how to draw them on my own. I would have loved a Boogie Board Play n' Trace back eWriter back then. You may already be… Read More

The Boogie Board eWriter was first introduced back in 2010 (see my original Boogie Board review for more info). If you're not familiar with it, it's a plastic slate that you can draw and write on using a stylus. Whatever you write on it will remain on the screen until you press the erase button… Read More

Digitizing notes and drawings can be done a few different ways. You can snap a picture with your phone and upload the picture to Evernote, you can scan pages with a flatbed scanner, and you can also use special pen/paper combos like those from Livescribe. All of these methods work, but each have their own… Read More

The Pencilbrush is a unique drawing tool for the avid artist or doodler that allows you to do quick and easy shading effects. It's made of light weight aluminum and can accommodate a row of individual graphite leads sizes such as 0.5mm, 0.7mm, 0.9mm and 1.3mm. A package of 0.9mm leads are included with the drawing… Read More

I'm sure there's more e-doodlers out there than me , and Artist Hardware's Sensu Artist Brush looks pretty cool for doodling and painting on the go on your capacitive screen device. Now fully funded on  Kickstarter  ( funding requested $7,500, funding recieved $68,823 !!! :) ) , the Sensu is a capacitive brush device that… Read More

Remember the Boogie Board LCD drawing tablet from Improv Electronics that I reviewed over a year ago? They're finally coming out with a version that has a SAVE feature. The new Boogie Board Rip (Record Image Preserve) will have a save button that will capture your drawing and then allow you to upload it to… Read More

Most Wacom tablets have to be connected to a computer for it to work.  But what if you prefer drawing on physical paper with a pen?  That’s where Wacom’s Inkling comes in.  It works similar to the Livescribe but the Inkling doesn’t require special paper. The Inkling uses a clip-on receiver that you attach to… Read More

How many lefties do we have in the audience? Me too :) Don't you just hate it when you're drawing and writing and get ink on the side of your hand? There's a product to solve that problem. The SmudgeGuard is a nylon glove that protect the outer edge of your hand/pinkie finger, while leaving… Read More

A month ago Jackie sent me an email with the subject line of "Interesting Product" and a link to the Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet from Improv Electronics. It looked interesting to me too, so I posted a quick news blurb about it and kept waiting for it to come in stock so that I… Read More

Did you have a Magic Slate as a kid? It's a thin cardboard pad with a dark rubber-like bottom layer and a thin sheet of opaque plastic on top. You could draw on it with a stylus, creating dark lines. Then to start over, you would peel up the plastic, lay it back down and… Read More