Free Kreate-a-lope® 3×3 Template

Our last promotion received a huge response so we are doing it again. But this time….Get a FREE Kreate-a-lope® 3×3 envelope template today! Perfect for adorning any gift box, card, gift bag and more. That’s not a typo – get one of our most popular size templates for a limited time and pay only a small shipping & handling fee. While supplies last. As Seen on TV – No Scissors, No Tracing, No Measuring…

Go here for full details: 3×3 Kreate-a-lope

The Kreate-a-lope 3x3 template makes the perfect size envelope to adorn gifts, cards, and more. The Kreate-a-lope 3×3 template makes the perfect size envelope to adorn gifts, cards, and more.

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Plus a special shoutout today to the Carpet Cleaning Pros of Edison, NJ for getting paint out of our carpet in our studio today.

Free Kreate-a-lope® Biz Card Template

Get a FREE Kreate-a-lope® Biz Card envelope template today! Perfect for adorning any gift box, card, gift bag and more. That’s not a typo – get one of our most popular size templates for a limited time and pay only a small shipping & handling fee. While supplies last. As Seen on TV – No Scissors, No Tracing, No Measuring…

Go here for full details: Biz Card [update: THIS PROMO NO LONGER AVAILABLE]

The Kreate-a-lope BizCard template makes the perfect size envelope to adorn gifts, cards, and more.

The Kreate-a-lope BizCard template makes the perfect size envelope to adorn gifts, cards, and more.

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Popcorn Box Tutorial Video

Our good friend Lindsay Weirich of the Frugal Crafter blog created this fun tutorial using our Popcorn Box Template. Click the video to watch it and find the template here: Popcorn Box Template

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Instant Artist Tool Live on Kickstarter – over 100% Funded first 48 Hours!

The Instant Artist Tool has launched on Kickstarter – and reached over 100% of its goal in first 48 hours! AND announced today – Instant Artist is a Kickstarter Staff Pick!

If you’ve missed our previous posts about it, the Instant Artist Tool lets anyone draw anything they see INSTANTLY.

To support the campaign, go here: http://kck.st/1sAH8GF

Coming VERY Soon! New Artist’s Tool

I’m about to release a revolutionary new tool that lets anyone draw instantly with amazing detail like the “after” drawings below. I drew them myself, literally going from drawing stick figures to being able to make creations like these – and anyone can do it – INSTANTLY!

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Some Favorite Drawings

If you’ve been following some of my latest “I can’t draw” posts, you’ll know that I have a new tool in the works that I will be releasing very, very soon. It allows anyone to draw with amazing accuracy. Below are some of my favorite drawings to date.

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Using HB6 pencil

The chimp is one of my most recent drawings using my soon-to-be-released tool and one of the first where I did not use a simple mechanical pencil.

Just cute and fun. This took me all of six minutes! I left out a lot of detail but concentrated on the face.

An experiment with shading. One of the first times I’ve tried it. Still don’t know what I’m really doing but the “tool” is simply that easy to use.

Capturing a moment….

I’m having a tough time capturing these drawings in photos. Tried scanning them but this is literally one of the first six drawings I undertook so it is a little light on the stroke. But look at the detail in the eyes. Testament to Angelina Jolie’s beauty.

Another very early drawing which was tough to capture with a camera because of the very light pencil. I did try to Photoshop the background to be more white. You can tell if you look close to the edge of her hair, and also if you compare her face coloring to the background.

This is literally the third or fourth drawing in this journey, and my first one with ink, thus the dark lines.

More are coming as I learn to draw.  This is a journey I’m on as I prepare to launch a new amazing tool on Kickstarter that will let anyone draw like this in minutes. Jump on my list here:

Da Vinci Notebook™ a Success on Kickstarter – Production Complete – Now Shipping

The DaVinci Notebook project has been a great success on Kickstarter. A big shout out to GreenSneakers’ fans and Kickstarter backers. The final versions of the notebooks far exceeded our expectations and the revolutionary stone paper they are made from is amazing.

Some amazing things are in the works that you will not want to miss so be sure to add your info below to our first-to-know list. It will only be used by us for updates, new product announcements, and you can jump off anytime with one click.

MLB All-Star Game Sketches – Jeter, Trout, Darvish

Felt inspired to sketch a few of the top players in last night’s MLB All-Star Game.

If you’ve been following me, you know that I’m not much of an artist when it comes to drawing images, especially of people. What I’m using here, though, is a new tool I’ve developed that let’s me draw just about anything. To date, these are about the 7th, 8th, and 9th drawings I’ve done, and I’m certain ANYONE will be able to replicate what I’m doing.

This one is of Derek Jeter – his final season – his final All-Star Game.

 

The next drawing is of Mike Trout – a New Jersey boy – selected as MVP of the game…

 

And this is Yu Darvish – a pitcher from Japan with more pitches than the average pitcher. He has crazy movement, varies his speed a lot keeping hitters off balance.

 

If you want to be able to recreate drawings like I’m doing here on my journey to learn to draw, then add your name below. In the very near future, I’m going to reveal how I create amazing images like these – on paper – with no prior art experience whatsoever.

Here are a few things I learned/observed when doing these:

  • I could have taken more time with Jeter’s face, namely his lip area, as the shadowing makes him look like he has a “foo-man-choo”
  • By varying the thickness of the lines you can hint lighting effects/shadows
  • Curves of sleeves and wrist bands help the eye realize the depth and shape of the arms and torso
  • A few interrupted pinstripes and fold contours really help show the waves of the fabric

 

Do the Eyes Give It Away – Guess Who This Actress Is…

I have been using a .5mm mechanical pencil for my drawings and wondered today what a real set of sketch pencils and other tools would do for my sketches, so I placed an order for some on Amazon. The set includes a number of pencils

So, check out today’s drawing. Can you guess who this very famous and living actress is?

Again, the lips seemed way too big – and hers were compared to my previous drawing of Marilyn Monroe’s – for likely many Hollywood reasons, but they too seemed to change when I added the details and the shading.

If you’re just joining me on this journey…. I’m learning to draw. I’ve developed a tool that is helping me that I plan to release in short order. This is an actual sketch drawn on paper using the tool and my pencil.

The backstory is, I am not someone known for illustrating anything with any level of expertise. I’m a stick figure guy, but in recent times have been wanting to learn to draw. I find myself flustered when it comes to conveying my ideas – more of which lately have included people for storyboards and the like.

A few things I learned and observed while drawing this:

  • Keep a consistent angle of the pencil in order to keep the same color/contrast. Changing the angle sometimes gave me a sharper point and that changed the tone entirely
  • I do like the mechanical pencil for the above reason, since I don’t have to sharpen a tip
  • Noses can be troublesome – not sure how much to add to the bridge to make it appear real

Any guesses as to her identity???

It's Angelina Jolie

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Can You Guess Who This Is?

Can you guess who this iconic actress is??? Scroll down to find out…

The hairline should give it away....

 

 

I really can’t draw. Up until recently, I was stuck in the land of stick figures, especially when it came to drawing people, animals, and other living things. I have a steady enough hand, but I never seem to be able to get the proportions right. When it comes to faces, I’ve never been able to capture the key elements that spark that moment of recognition when people see your drawing. I have a tough time with depth and shadowing too. But the truth is, I’ve never really worked at it either.

So, I’m on a journey to learn how to draw. Along the way, I’m going to be sharing the things I’m learning, and hopefully, how I’m becoming a better “drawer” – I daresay artist, because I don’t necessarily want to be an artist that draws. I just want to be able to translate my ideas and thoughts better – and then, maybe, create a wonderful keepsake or two along the way. I also don’t want to dedicate my life to developing this skill. I’m too busy. If it’s going to happen for me, I want to be able to learn the basics fairly quickly.

As I start this today, I will, as I always am, be entirely transparent. The first thing you should know is that I have a secret weapon with me on this journey. I’ve developed a tool that lets anyone draw just about anything – instantly – and I mean INSTANTLY! I’m going to release this tool in the very near future so everyone can have the fun I’m having and be able to draw with amazing precision on their own journeys to get better at drawing. Just so you know, the skills required for using this tool are:

1. You must be able to hold a pencil or your favorite drawing implement.

2. You must be able to see. (It’s so easy to use, I couldn’t resist a little sarcasm…)

It’s a pretty ambitious promise I’m making here, but when I say instantly, I mean it. I’m learning amazing things. This is maybe my fifth drawing with this tool – it’s crazy. And right now, I’m using this tool exclusively to help me learn to draw, and to help me get the results I’ve always wanted.

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So, can you guess who this person is now????

I thought the hairline was a dead giveaway, but the smoldering eyes give it away for sure. When I drew this, I couldn’t help but come to understanding on a deeper level, the magnificent attraction of this screen icon. She’s simply captivating.

Okay, how about now?