Here is a new art piece by my brother Michael Swart and I. It’s an equirectangular drawing, drawn with no photography, stitching, or computer modelling. Set in a place that’s meaningful to me: my home, outside, in the summer.
You can read more about the techniques in my earlier blogpost here. What’s special about this one is two things.
It’s especially detailed. To do the pencils, I bought a large (14″ x 17″) pad of paper.
It’s a collaboration with my brother Michael! I did the pencils, and we scanned it and he did the inking for that comic book look.
Heya! My name’s Evan, and I’m D.M.Swart’s son! You might remember me, as there were photos and mentions of me in the previous blog post about a woodcut known as “Frog”. Speaking of which, we’re here to tell you about our other woodcuts (and linocuts) we’ve done over the past few years. First things first, this is not going to be a how-to – just a plain and simple recording of our trials. Here are some of our other cards:
Now, this blog post is about our latest card. When I say trial and error, this definitely has to be one of our most error-y cards yet. You may wonder why this post is titled “Variety”. It’s because we got a variety of “quality”.
In the past month, there has been a rashofarticles about an award winning AuthaGraph World Map all of them touting how accurate it is.
Being a map projection hobbyist, I’d thought I’d weigh in with my thoughts. That’s what blogs are for right?
It’s Halloween and from time to time you will see some Rubik’s Cube costumes. As one does. Some of them are store-bought. The great ones are do-it-yourself jobs. Who wouldn’t want to take on the task of making a cardboard costume? Of these homemade costumes, the scrambled cubes are the most interesting to look at. And of the scrambled cube costumes, the ones that could theoretically be solved are the best.
So I want to talk to you – the scrambled, homemade, Rubik’s Cube costume makers – about how to place your coloured panels. Here’s a list of things to keep in mind when placing your colours so that your costume ends up solvable earning this Swart Seal of Solvability:
A spherical panorama is one that captures, not just 360° around, but all the way up and down too. It captures every direction. I want to show you how you can hand draw (or sketch, paint, etc.) these panoramas.
For instance, here’s my kitchen.
And if you can draw one that adheres to the equirectangular projection, you can upload it to sites like Flickr and Facebook which provide interactive panorama viewers like these ones:
This is it, the pet peeve that drove me to finally get a blog of my own so I can organize all my thoughts and get this off my chest…
Soccer balls these days come in all sorts of patterns and colours. But if you want to accurately draw that ‘classic’ soccer ball (the one with black pentagons and white hexagons), then this article can help you by listing some common mistakes to avoid.