Couple of quick sketches.

Traced map of ehm… What was that country called again? Geography has never been my strongest suit, because my elementary school burned down when they were supposed to be teaching us that…

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Traced map of ehm… What was that country called again? Geography has never been my strongest suit, because my elementary school burned down when they were supposed to be teaching us that…

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All the countries that I’ve ever visited.

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All the countries that I’ve ever visited.

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Great spoken word poem.

Dirty Bird food company defends 'phallic' logo

Client: “Just make us a logo with a d and a b. Make it look like a cock”.

Logo designer: “Sure, no problem, will do.”

Map of The Netherlands.

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Map of The Netherlands.

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Autodesk Sketchbook

I’m not a huge fan of the tablet version of Sketchbook Pro, but I love the desktop version. And now there’s a new version with Perspective Guides and Flipbook animation tools… Wow. And 65 Euro for a single license, that’s not too expensive.

I’m surprised by the Flipbook animation tools, because there wasn’t really a good alternative for that at the moment. Perhaps TVPaint, but that’s overpriced with a nasty user-interface. So yeay for Sketchbook Pro.

(I made this animation a few years ago with Flipnote, an application for the Nintendo DS.)

Here’s a neat low tech trick to “import” an existing drawing into Fiftythree’s Paper. I’ve printed a map of Europe on thin transparant tracing paper and taped it to my iPad using 3M Scotch Magic Removable tape. (It has the same glue as Post-it® Notes).

The result is not a perfect trace, but it’s good enough for things like a map. I was rather surprised by the result.

Self portrait. I suppose I could have cropped it, but I wanted to show the scale. 

Self portrait. I suppose I could have cropped it, but I wanted to show the scale. 

I’ve decided to make the “Pattern & step-by-step instructions for creating a plush cubic cat” available for free. You can download the PDF (6.5) here.

The pattern itself is a separate one page pdf which you can download here.

All the drawings in the guide are made with Fiftythree’s Paper app.

I’ve given the document a creative common licence, which basically means (in non-legal terms) that you can download and share it as long as you credit me properly. However, you may not change the document in any way or use it commercially. (Like selling it as a e-book).