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A pictogram, also called a pictogramme, pictograph, or simply picto,[1] and also an 'icon', is an ideogram that conveys its meaning through its pictorial resemblance to a physical object. Pictographs are often used in writing and graphic systems in which the characters are to a considerable extent pictorial in appearance. Pictography is a form of writing which uses representational, pictorial drawings, similarly to cuneiform and, to some extent, hieroglyphic writing, which also uses drawings as phonetic letters or determinative rhymes. In certain modern use, pictograms participate to a formal language (e.g. Hazards pictograms). Historical[edit] Early written symbols were based on pictographs (pictures which resemble what they signify) and ideograms (symbols which represent ideas). Some scientists in the field of neuropsychiatry and neuropsychology, such as Prof. Modern uses[edit] In mathematics[edit] Standardization[edit] Gallery[edit] See also[edit] Notes[edit] References[edit] Related:  drawing class ideas

How to Create Wet Chalk Drawings: 7 steps (with pictures) Edit Article Edited by Flickety, Jack Herrick, Krystle, Jonathon and 31 others Chalk is a versatile drawing medium that can be used on sidewalks, walls, paper and other surfaces. Ad Steps 1Assemble the chalk that you are going to use. 7Leave the chalk to dry on its own and it'll be back to normal again. Tips Try drawing on black paper - the effect is amazing.If there is a defect or imperfection in the surface you are using, try using this in your drawing.This is great for sidewalk art or even for children trying to encourage people to come to their lemonade stand! Warnings Don't press too hard, as the wet chalk is weaker than normal and can easily snap.These drawings do not wash off as easily as dry chalk drawings - wet chalk is harder to wash off because it's stickier.The chalk runs out very easily, so use all you can and keep a good supply on hand!

Netflix Envelope Doodles Admit it, you've done it. You've taken a Sharpie to a Netflix envelope and doodled the heck out of it. Not just once, but a multitude of times. You've then imagined the expression of the postal worker as the envelope passed through their hands, all with a wide grin on your face. Here are some fun examples of people who publicly admit to doing just that. Above drawn by jovino. From around the web: Above by: jovino Above by: Kill Taupe Above by: {heart} Above by: Garrett Miller Above by: Hugo Seijas Above by: okat Above by: maddieb Above by: Scott Snowden Above by: Sherry Thurner Above by: Joe Justus Above by: Ryan Bucher Above by: Marsha Baker Above by: Audrey Coleman Above by: Lain 3 Above by: Saybel Guzman Above by: Jonathan Palmisano Above by: Julie Zarate We've received so much love for the Netflix post, that we've dedicated an entire mini-site to it.

Daily Sketches from Industrial Designer, Spencer Nugent - Page 383 Prismacolor Pencil on Marker Paper Materials Guide Pens For those starting out with their sketching, pens are a good way to getb etter faster. Using a pen makes you commit to the lines you are throwing down. Here are some pens that have proven to be great for a variety of different styles and lineweights. Before you read on, know that this is by no means a comprehensive list. If you’re interested in trying out some new pens, check out Basic Ballpoint Pen They all feel different, so you’re going to have to dig in, buy a few, and see what you like. Ballpoint pens are the one pen in this group with the flexibility to be applied with a varied line weight all with the same pen. Ballpoint pens tend to bleed with most alcohol based markers. there may be exceptions but I haven’t found any yet. If you’re hell bent on using ball point pens, try sketching lightly with the ballpoint pen, then applying the marker. Felt Pens/Permanent Ink Pens For Beginners, this is the kind of pen we typically recommend. Gel Ink Pens Pencils Verithin Pencils

20 Beautiful Examples of Light Graffiti Light graffiti, also known as light painting, is a photographic technique in which exposures are made usually at night or in a darkened room by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera. This post features examples of beautiful and creative light graffiti. Light Painting by rafoto [link] Orbing by Marc B.B [link] Play with Light by ddqhu [link] Light Graffiti by Lightmark [link] Poseidon by Eric Staller [link] Singer by versi16 [link] Light Painting by Toby Keller [link] Botanical by Michael Bosanko [link] Max Ophuels Preis by Lichtfaktor [link] Under My Umbrella by Jacob Carter [link] Sax A Phone by Eran Hakim [link] Window Dressing by Eric Staller [link] Blinder by M R I [link] Snakes on a Pain by El Endemoniau [link] Rockstar by Simon Dehn [link] Air Fireball by Ben [link] Neon BMX by Sumthin’ Luv [link] Pac-Man Light Graffiti by robokon_gt [link] Waste Removal by The Path of Light [link] Armchair Alien by Michael Bosanko [link] For more inspiration, check out: Light Graffiti Cars

Coffee Cup Drawings Using disposable foam coffee cups as his canvas, Cheeming Boey creates beautiful drawings with a permanent Sharpie pen. Each drawing can take from hours to months to complete and, unlike regular flat art, coffee cup art circles around with no beginning or end.

Drawings on Dirty Car Windows Hi folks, thanks for the comments, both positive and critical. I started out with completely “natural canvasses” from driving everyday on the long dirt road I lived on at the time. The Mona Lisa/Starry Night, Ronaldinho, American Gothic- these are all examples of that. I did have to find a way to dirty the cars up myself when I started getting requests to demonstrate for media and at events, for obvious reasons. I still prefer the natural canvas, but nowadays I mostly work on prepared canvasses, as I don’t live on a dirt road anymore, and I’m very busy. Creative Yearbook Photos As a yerd (yearbook nerd) and yearbook adviser for over 6 years…seen it, done it, could do much better. The things yearbook kids put out now, especially for the Pacemaker Awards, really is neck and neck with professional magazines. For those who kept saying, “I wish our SCHOOL had let us do this!” …think for a bit. If you attended a graduating class of 50, maybe it’d work. 50 drawings (that didn’t have some hateful/perverted message…you know ONE of your peers would try and ruin it for EVERYONE) over maybe 5 classrooms with 5 designers/artists and 2 photographers + equipment…3-5 days of live shots, if students actually made it to their appointments. For a graduating class of 800+, and I’m ONLY talking about SENIORS… NO WAY. Now go back to actually take a LOOK at your yearbook, to the People or Senior or Student Life section or even the Opening.

One Dollar Bill Art by Atypyk Two brilliant French artists, Ivan Duval and Jean Sebastien Ides, show us how to have fun with one dollar bill. To see more work by Atypyk, visit James Charles - Pop Cultured Currency Repurposing existing objects for other uses is always cool. Repurposing them for pop culture references though is even better. James Charles has been doing just that with United States currency for the last year or so. Pointillism Detail from Seurat's La Parade de Cirque (1889), showing the contrasting dots of paint used in Pointillism Pointillism /ˈpɔɪntɨlɪzəm/ is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Georges Seurat and Paul Signac developed the technique in 1886, branching from Impressionism. The term "Pointillism" was first coined by art critics in the late 1880s to ridicule the works of these artists, and is now used without its earlier mocking connotation.[1] The movement Seurat began with this technique is known as Neo-Impressionism. The Divisionists, too, used a similar technique of patterns to form images, though with larger cube-like brushstrokes.[2] Technique[edit] The technique relies on the ability of the eye and mind of the viewer to blend the color spots into a fuller range of tones. Practice[edit] The majority of Pointillism is done in oil paints. Music[edit] Pointillism also refers to a style of 20th-century music composition.

Drawing Machine from Stationary Bicycle Release your creativity and get a good workout at the same time with Drawing Machine #1 by Joseph Griffiths. Part performance art, part kinetic sculpture, this peddle powered apparatus consists of a stationary bike that drives a series of articulated drawing implements across a canvas. [via designboom] Adam Flaherty I make cool stuff and write about other people making cool stuff on Related

sharpie installation Utterly amazing installations by Heike Weber. She draws with permanentmarkers on acrylic floor and walls – surfaces that have reached up to 600 m2. I can’t begin to imagine how time consuming these breathtaking installations must have been. Via TRIANGULATION Drawing the nose - drawing lesson. portrait tutorial Portrait art tutorial - how to draw the nose, step-by-step drawing lesson. | << Page 1 | << Page 2 | << Back | A quick overview of the nose in profile: The original drawing is on the left (click to see larger view). I had a lot of fun messing up the illustration on the right! Notice the purple nose. Another important thing to remember: be sure to observe the length of the nose. Not all faces will have the same proportions, of course. | << Page 1 | << Page 2 | << Back | | Home | Color | Portrait & Drawing Basics | Attitudes and Inspiration | Anatomy, Digital Art, & Misc. | Study & Lessons | About | Contact | Portfolio | | Search | Disclaimer | What's New | Site Map | Blog | The book! Copyright © JR Dunster 2002 - 2013 All Rights Reserved No permission is given to use the information, (graphics, text) on this site in any other way other than for individual use. Back to Top