Archived Articles: Drawing & Digital

Expect new twists on old traditions as new tools and unique techniques allow artists to draw, paint and illustrate in radically different ways. From coffee-cup pen artists to people who paint whole rooms with colored markers, here are some seriously innovative creatives. The digital age has put on dramatic new spin on the the world of art, from three-dimensional realism to fresh forms of abstraction. Here you will find some of the most creative and innovative forms of computer-generated expression and futuristic artistic representation.

Architectural Cultures Condensed: Vernacular Dwelling Collages

Can you distill the architecture of a particular city down to an image of just a single building? Not effectively – unless you’re Sweden-based artist ...

Masterpiece Mashup: Genre-Crossing Digital Art Compositions

Diverse artistic disciplines from graphic design to architecture come together, crossing boundaries and merging eras, to bring the likes of Marina Abramovic ...

All Roads Really Lead to Rome: City-Centric Arterial Renderings

During the lead up to the invasion of Iraq, a German newspaper published step-by-step driving directions from Berlin to Baghdad, highlighting the ...

Lighting Up the Dark Side: Star Wars Shadow Art Portraits

Balls of aluminum foil transform into Darth Vader and irregular chunks of chocolate cookies covered in rainbow sprinkles become the Star Wars logo when a ...

Power Plants: Scientists Grow Conductive Wires in Living Roses

A group of Swedish scientists has developed a successful method for integrating conductive wire systems into plants, naturally soaked up from a gel into leaves ...

Subway Angels: Painted Figures Spliced into Contemporary Cities

Gods, angels, cherubs and human mortals from famous historical artworks can be found browsing the beverage display at the corner store, passed out in front ...

Animating Tattoos: Colored Ink Mapping Brings Body Art to Life

The world’s first live tattoo projection mapping event turned tattoos from static works into performance art, creating dazzling animations from inked ...

Permanent Markings: 13 Tattoo Artists with Bold Black Style

Working primarily in bold, black ink, these 13 top tattoo artists working in Kyoto, London, Berlin, Kiev and throughout the United States stand out for ...

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Drawn Up: Architecture Firm Uses Tape for Full-Scale Floor Plans

A clever team of architects in Oslo, Norway, mocks up full-size blueprints using a shared flat concrete courtyard behind their office, allowing colleagues and ...

Fictional Libraries: Images Make Information Inaccessible

All of the books in the world still exist, yet are just out of reach, locked up in an impenetrable fortress or stacked so high we can’t hope to reach them, ...

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