Art

Huion HS610 graphics drawing tablet review

REVIEW – Creating art on your laptop using a mouse, or on your phone/tablet using a finger is doable, but a specially designed digitizer tablet and pen can take your drawings from doodles to Dali (he’s an artist, google him). What is it? The Huion HS610 is a graphics drawing tablet that you can use …

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Chameleon Fineliners will take your drawings to the next level

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Doodlers and artists will be interested in this new Kickstarter project for Chameleon Fineliners color blending pens that just launched earlier today. What is it? Chameleon Fineliners are pens that blend 2 or more colors instantly just by placing the cap from one color on another pen’s tip for a few seconds. …

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Slow, low-res images with Etch-A-Snap concept

NEWS – Ever wanted to take a detailed, beautiful photograph and scale it down to a 1-bit black and white 244 x 144 pixel low-resolution image?  Me neither. But someone did and created Etch-A-Snap. Etch-A-Snap is controlled by a Raspberry Pi processor.  It takes a regular image and then downscales it to one-bit black and …

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The Wacom Cintiq 16 drawing tablet removes a few pro features and cuts the price by more than half

NEWS – As a professional art director, I depend on Wacom graphics tablets for much of my photoshop work, whether it’s retouching or photo manipulation. It’s not natural doing computer art with a mouse or trackpad. Through the years Wacom has upgraded their line of Intuos and Cintique tablets for the Pro market—at pro prices. …

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Skip the litter boxes and pooper scoopers and build your own pet

NEWS – Check out these DIY block building kits from JEKCA that feature LEGO-like bricks that lock together using a special tool to create your favorite dog or cat breed among other things. The dog and cat kits are available in different sizes and a variety of action poses for each breed. Use them as art …

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Make an interesting collage of photos instantly for your wall using the Modular Magnet Frame System

NEWS – I see photos of expertly decorated walls using a collage of photos and would love to recreate such designs on my wall but I’m not sure how to go about it. Who’s with me? Well, the Modular Magnetic Frame System by Magnaframe is here to help us out albeit with tiny special sized frames. …

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Build your own galloping mechanical horse

NEWS – This kit is the perfect thing for model-builders and horse lovers.  Scientifics Direct describe this kit: “Automata are mechanical art pieces that achieve a series of lifelike movements using a variety of clever mechanisms.  Cranks, gears, wheels, cams and linkages are used to mimic the simple flowing beauty found in nature.  As the …

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Change the art on your wall with a wave of your hand with this digital art frame from Meural

NEWS – Last year, we told you about Samsung’s The Frame TV that could disguise itself by displaying art when you weren’t watching TV.  That was a great idea, but the multi-thousand dollar price meant you could only afford one per room.  😉  With the Gesture-Controlled Digital Art Frame from Meural, you can also display …

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Learn calligraphy or take your lettering to a new level with the Ensō Parallel Pen set from Pilot

NEWS – If you’ve ever wanted to learn calligraphy, the Ensō Parallel Pen Set from Pilot can help you on your way.  Pilot says these pens are a major breakthrough in calligraphic pen design:  “The nib consists of two parallel plates and allows for sharp, monoline writing with the narrow edge, and expressive, calligraphic writing with …

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KAMVAS Pro 22 pen display features battery-free pen

NEWS – In the digital age, where digital content replaces printed material at an ever-expanding rate, it only seems logical to draw with digital ink on a digital screen. The graphics tablet, which combines a tablet pen, tablet, and screen is one way digital drafting can become a reality. Last month, Huion introduced the KAMVAS Pro 22 graphics …

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The DrawBag backpack is made of paper leather that can be customized with your artwork

NEWS – Are you someone who likes to blend in with the crowd by carrying a boring black backpack, or do you like to show your style by choosing a backpack that will turn heads when you walk by? If you answered yes to the second question, you’ll want to check out the DrawBag backpack. The …

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