Cool stuff to draw on paper

ArtHearty Staff Last Updated: Mar 23, Boredom and drudgery are the greatest evils. I recommend drawing as a great way to kick it away and open the doors of creativity. Learn how to draw and discover one more way of banishing tedium, and enjoy the creative process that is life.

Cool stuff to draw on paper

Turn [degrees] Pen Up [done] If these computer instructions do not mean much to you, you are doing well. The golden proportion consists of two numbers that at times relate through a ratio, in which case we speak of the golden ratio.

Reduction into one number hides other relationships the two golden numbers might have. The golden spiral Golden spiraling happens naturally in 2D or 3D as you observe the golden proportions and figure out how you could grow them. Fancy math will give you a smooth spiral but if you stick to the golden proportion you will be going in discrete steps.

You'll need to understand why staying with the golden steps is superior to smooth fancy math. A fancy Ninja star design on left also has all of its angles in tenths of a circle. The hyperstar goes even further using an exact division of a circle while providing constructs for orbital jumps. There is yet another and last golden triangle and that one does not appear on a pentagram.

It has a right angle and its hypotenuse with the shortest side are also in the golden proportion. This triangle is one-half of the Great Pyramid going across the mid face and into the center of the base.

Basic Freehand Squared Grid

You can see it below on our Golden Eye design. Diameter Dim or Point-to-point Length Dim There is a dual approach to a geometric pentagon star construction. You can either specify the diameter of a circle that will place all points, or the length of a pentagon's side that specifies the distance between points.

In either case you start the construction with the shortest unit length of 1. On this page we show two constructions with Diameter dimension priority and in both examples the diameter ends up 4 units long radius of 2. This means you can construct a star with a circle diameter of your choice because there is the exact 1: In the case of a point-to-point Length dimension priority, or side Length priority, you start the golden proportion construction with the unit length of 1.

Cool stuff to draw on paper

When finished, the pentagon will scale to the side length of 2. Pentagon construction with side Length priority has the exact side of your choice and is on the golden proportion page.

A circle has many positive connotations. What would be the idea of dividing it? Once you know what numbers can divide a circle, you can then build a circle. Not [yet] from real things such as wood or metal but from waves. It turns out that the waves must have a particular wavelength count a particular multiple of particular energies before these waves are able to close in a circle -- and thus be symmetrical about a point.

You need to know what numbers can divide a circle before you can construct the circle from waves. You might think this is something witches do, and you would be right, but an electron is a wave that wraps around the nucleus, too.

There is always a bit more to this. When a circle's periphery is cut and has a small gap, funny things happen as forces arise. One could call this a circle corruption and in a way it is. Yet the forces that arise are not corrupting, for they attempt to close the circle and. The making of a circle is also about taking a step from 1D to 2D.

There, you will find the friendly transcendental number Pi. To round it off, you may want to learn more about the squaring of a circle, for it is about the straight and curving geometries. We did not forget the ancient Egyptians and use the example of the five pointed star as one of the steps in working the circle and the square.

The golden proportion and Pi get very close to each other. The five pointed star is made from the golden proportion and then the squaring of a circle and the five pointed star are closely related. Ah, geometry Not everybody likes geometry.

Geometry is about movement and placement in space, from an atom in your body to your ship as a whole. Lots of geometry is in a plane and you have a good argument if you say your head is not flat. So let me cut to the chase.Drawing on black paper is a novelty.

I think it’s appealing for a couple of reasons, the first of which being it’s hard to do if you don’t have the tools {which are somewhat specialized}. “How to Draw Cool Stuff: Basics, Shading, Texture, Pattern and Optical Illusions” is the second book in the How to Draw Cool Stuff series.

Inside you will find simple illustrations that cover the necessities of drawing cool stuff. Yes, you read that right. You can make your own pencils out of paper! When I saw this project the first thing I said was, "woah!" Using pencil leads (look for the larger-diameter leads for mechanical or drafting pencils) and origami paper, Kimanh from Scissors Paper Wok made the Learn how to make a pattern in this easy drawing tutorial.

Once you learn how to draw patterns step by step, you can invent your own! Now I'll show you how to make cool patterns - all starting with a single dot! On your paper, draw a row of dots: If you need help keeping your dots in a straight line, use lined paper, graph paper, or a.

Freehand Diamond-Shaped Grid (and Triangle variation)

Obtain a small piece of acrylic plastic and a good, non-wobbly set of "dividers" (a compass with two points.) I used a $10 compass from an art supply store and . You sit down to draw or doodle. A blank sheet of paper stares back up at you.

Your pencil feels heavy. You start sweating and your vision gets all wiggly.

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